Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fish Collage

Life has temporarily settled down long enough for me to spend some time in my stamping room-yeah!! I created this card to share with you thinking of summer and the beach. I love this set-Sea Stamps featured in Serendipity. The collage images are perfect for layering, distressing and aging. I had so much fun coloring too- I used my prisma colored pencils straight up- no blending solutions. To bring out the highlights I used our Xtreme white gel pen- just love it! Really made the image pop! I used an edge distresser on each of the layers of the main image and really roughed it up. I love the texture such a simple technque adds! To fill in the background I used Decorative Corners with Landscape palette ink on the Kraft cardstock base. The sentiment is from Ordinary Greetings. As an accent I put a loopy brad through a large button and tied coordinating ribbons through it. I wanted something nice but not too feminine. This would make a great guy card- what do you think?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Buzzing right along....

I can't believe it has been so long since I last posted- I apologize but life has been crazy busy as usual and it has just been in the last few days that I have had time to create. I wanted to do something cheerful and summery using a stamp set I had not used yet. I decided to use a Level A hostess set from Serendipity- Cute as a Bug, hip hop paper and DCWV bright stack for the card stock. I added the stitching with our Xtreme white gel pen ,added some flowers punched with our two sizes of punches, tied with ribbon and scrappers floss. A final touch of stickles make the wings sparkle.. what do you think?

I hope everyone heading out to seminar has a fantastic time. I sure wish I could have been there too!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Reverse Punch Applique- cased

I came across this card at Pine is Here and absolutely loved the technique of Reverse Punch Applique. Heather Nichols has a fantastic tutorial on how she created the technique and once I saw it I knew I had to try it. I loved her card so created my own version. For my card I used Kraft cardstock, punched out the flowers with our extra jumbo and super jumbo flower punches and also used a tiny one I had on hand. I used the white gel pen Xtreme to do the stitching around the flowers and the card front- Heather actually stitched hers on the sewing machine. The flowers are "appliqued" with papers from the Juliette collection. The ribbon is also Juliette. The buttons are from an embellishment jar. The stamp set- You Are is rapidly becoming a favorite! What do you think?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Check out my Stamp of the Month samples!

Hi everyone,
Life is busy busy for me right now -I'm sure it is with you as well. I haven't had much time to create but I am working on it! One of the things that kept me busy was that I was asked to make samples for this months Stamp of the Month- Sea Critters. What a fun creative challenge it was! You can check out my samples and the other wonderful creations here Let me know what you think!!

Have a great week!