Friday, February 27, 2009

Happy Wishes

These 2 I stamped with resist on glossy, brayered with Big & Juicy Bubblegum, overstamped in black, clear embossed, on the lower 1, I used Versa Magic to overstamp on the 1 above. I was curious to see what if any effect I would get & now I know. The extra butterflies were to cover my unfortunate "ink blobs". This is a quick & easy card as it's all done with one stamp from Hero Arts.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hair Gel Card

I'd seen this technique done years ago, finally got around to trying it & now I have lots of ideas. I also learned the hard way not to stamp on the bag after it's sealed with the gel inside, very messy. If you'd like to see the full instructions, click here. I also read not to mail this card in freezing weather as it may cause the gel to freeze & explode the bag making it very messy for the recipient, I plan on putting the card in a zip lock baggy just in case, before putting it in the envelope.

Have a Heart

I just love this stamp & have only used it once so it was time to ink it up again, I have such fun coloring this one.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bird on a Fence

I finally inked my picket fence, about time too as I've had it for years. The background is chalked, I find that a quick, easy way for backgrounds & it doesn't over power the foreground.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Just Duckey

This little duck was fun to work with, he's from Artful Inkables, there stamps are so well trimmed & cute as well.

Here are a couple of cards I got done this weekend.

Canadian Paper Crafting Bloggers

I thoght this was a very neat idea that Nancy had to make a list on her side bar of Canadian paper crafting bloggers, so I requested that she add mine to her list. She has a very nice blog, is very talented, so even if you aren't Canadian or don't want to be added I'd still got check it out just for some inspiration.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Faces of a Vase

You've heard the expression a frown is just a smile turned upsided down, well, these faces are vases turned upside down. I saw this idea in a magazine a few years ago but never got around to trying it, now I just saw it again in Scrap & Stamp & couldn't resist. They are actually vase punches turned upside down, the eyes are a sun punch cut in half with gems stuck on, the lips are a very tiny leaf punch. The hair is a punch as well but I can't remember the name, I punched these out from a friend's punch when I first saw the article & amazed myself that I was able to find them a few years later. You could also use a flower or snowflake punch for hair. A few fibers on the neck to conceal the mouth of the vase. I think these are so funky I'll have to try doing some more of them.

Poppies on Acetate

This card was just too fun. I put Glossy Accents on acetate, a few colors of my re-inkers, glitter, then scrunched up tissue & placed it on the back. When it was completey dry I stamped the poppies on the acetate & colored the back of them directly on the tissue with Copics. Hard to see in the pic but almost like a 3D effect. You can get the full instructions for the Acetate & Tissue effece here at Split Coast Stampers.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Metal & Inks

I was playing with metal the other day & came up with this, it's all metal except for the gems & cs backing.

Denim, Dresses & Daisies

These are a couple of ATC's I did for a "D" swap. My first impulse was to do dogs but after a quick browse of my stamps I decided on the dress & denim. I've had both these stamps for more than a few years & this was their first inking, about time eh.

Acetate Bottle

This was a cute idea I saw over at Amuse, couldn't wait to give it a try, making a bottle from an oval & circle punch. I had to use my collasal to cut the oval as I found out my punch won't cut through acetate.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Acetate & Tissue Butterflies

It's been ages since I played with acetate, tissue & glossy accents, the last time I made such a mess I was a little timid to bring out the supplies, I was a little neater this time. I decided to do the stamping after it was all dried & use white Staz-on. You can find instructions for this technique at SCS if you want to give it a try.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Circles & Fancy Corners

This is what I came up with yesterday playing around with some old & new stamps that really needed to be inked up. All the stamps are from TAC, one set is fancy corners, another is circles & the strip of faux ribbon is a stamp as well. I think I'm liking it. Think I'll play around with these stamps some more to see what else I can come up with.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pink, Black & White

These are a couple I did for a swap.

I've been TAGGED

Yes, I've been tagged, this means I pick the 3rd picture from my 3rd picture folder, post it & write about it.

This picture is Patches, one of my babies, I took it when I caught him sitting on my chair at the table where he is not allowed, you can see how well he follows the rules......NOT

Now I get to tag 3 other people & here goes:

#1 Renee you've been tagged, to help you get in the groove.
#2 Cindy, you too have been tagged.
#3 Von has been tagged as well.

Woohoo, I'm not it

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Flower Girl

This stamp is one of my favorites from TAC, I think it is soooo darling.

Birds of a Feather

I got this bird set from TAC months ago so figured it was time to ink them up. I came up with this card for a swap I'm in.

Little Angel

I got this sooo cute stamp from a friend & couldn't wait to ink him up, isn't that face too adorable.

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