Sunday, January 29, 2017

2 Color Wings

     I took a Copic coloring class Friday. We worked on coloring butterfly wings using two markers. Some were done with monochromatic colors and some with complementary colors. I tried applying the technique to dragonfly wings. Here are 4 of my attempts. Two are monochromatic and two are complementary.

     I chose the one in blue violet to make a birthday card.

     The stamp set here is Theresa Momber's "The Wetlands". I used a Darice embossing folder called "Grass Silhouette". The flower is from an Elizabeth Craft die set called "Bunch of Flowers 2"

Inside of Card


Stamp TV - It's My Party (Birthday) - *

Thursday, January 19, 2017

God's Transportation

     A friend of mine asked for a card with the sentiment "Let God steer your ship". I had made one last summer that she liked and wanted more of them. I see this card as a masculine graduation card. It indicates the best way to determine a future path.

     I used Carta Bella's "Old World Travel" paper collection. I didn't see a paper in line that had a light (contrasting) background, so I used seagull stamps on ivory to make my own patterned paper.
     All of the stamps are from Gina K's "Ship to Shore". The ink is Gina K's Dark Chocolate and Momento's Rich Cocoa.
     I embellished with brown twine and a sea shell charm.The anchor on the inside of the card is from an Elizabeth Craft Designs die.
     As usual the inside of my card is inspired by the "stuff" left over on my craft table after completing the card.
     You can also see a peek of the envelope in the pictures -- the flap in the first pic and the address side in the second pic. 
Inside of Card


Crafty Addicts - Monochromatic - #116 - *
Creative Knockouts - Finish the Inside - #10 - *
Paper Girls Challenge - Patterned Paper - #17 - *
Path of Positivity - The Road Ahead - #5 - *
Stamp TV - Transportation Situation - *

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Boxed Sunflowers

     This card was made for a "no adhesives" challenge. At first I thought it would be pretty much impossible.It ended up being a chance to get out tools I rarely use. 
     I started by stamping 3 identical sunflowers on sweet corn CS and adding shading with Copics Y26,28. I trimmed two pieces of acetate and formed three pockets using the Fuse, each containing a sunflower and brown confetti. The frame is made from brown art foam. Tan brads through all of the layers holds it all in place. 

        I was unhappy with the backs of the 8 brads showing on the inside of the card. I stamped 3 sunflowers on a piece of powder blue CS and hand-stitched it to the inside of the card. This card fits perfectly into a business size envelope.

Inside of Card

Flower Challenge - Blue and Yellow - #16 - *

 Stamp TV - No Adhesives - *
Stamp TV - Third Times a Charm - *

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Loopy Ladybug

     This is a slider/spinner card. I used a small track, so it is hard to see behind the ladybug. I have made this ladybug many times (Lovely Ladybug, by Beth Silaika), but it is the first time I have given it a lacy body. She looks pretty fancy. She is matted onto a circle of flowers (Happy Birthday to You, by Gina K).

     The paper and ink are Gina K products: Red Velvet, Fresh Asparagus, and Powder Blue. The patterned paper is from the Floral Essentials collection. 
     For embellies I add a knotted organza ribbon; and of course -- two shiny pennies for the spinning mechanism. 


Mod Squad Challenges - Not Christmas - #25 - Winner!!!

Stamp TV - Spinner - *

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Spotlight on Daffodils

     I'm trying a technique that I have seen many times, but never attempted myself. It isn't hard and is definitely self-explanatory. 
     The stamp used for this set is from Gina K's "Sending Love". I popped it onto Carta Bella paper (Old World Travel) and matted it on Gina K's "Prickly Pear". The image was stamped using Tuxedo Black and distressed with Vintage Photo. The embellishments are four tan brads that were amazingly close in color to the Prickly Pear CS. 

     I used Copics to color the image: Y04,08,38. YG25,67.

Inside of Card


Stamp TV - Spotlighting - January 1