Friday, July 31, 2015

Live Life Out Loud

 Welcome

I had fun making a masculine card this afternoon, 
and using some NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff).


I have had these  STAMPlorations sets for more than a day or two, and decided that it was time to ink them up. 


This bird from the Small Birds set has always put me in mind of a Kookaburra, and as this card is heading to Australia, I wanted to use it.   I did  a (strategic) watercolour wash and stamped and embossed over it, then coloured the beak and branch with watercolour pens. 


We have experienced the noise a Kookaburra can make (at 3:00a.m., no less), so I felt this sentiment from the Noteworthy  set was appropriate....


The first layer was made by creasing a piece of cream paper, smooching a pad of Broken Glass DI direct to it, scrumpled it again, then smooched Tea Dye DI over it.
I layered a die cut over that before adhering the image and sentiment - the edge of the image panel was distressed and sponged with Tea Dye DI, the sentiment was only sponged.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

More Care Cards

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Another short post - mainly as I think these wee cards are 'self-explanatory'.

I made two this past Sunday afternoon, and it was wonderful to be back in my studio. I still have to be careful, but already I am feeling the benefits of the surgery.


Paper scraps and pearls - the image is a stamp, and the butterfly wings are gold, as are the sponged edges.
 

A textured scrap, with the verse stamped on tissue and glued on


A Word Art Wednesday verse on scraps of paper with some brads


Ribbon and rhinestones with a scrap of paper and verse, which ended up splashed with glitter glue, so I 'went with it' and used it as was.


Gold paint, sparkling purple butterflies, and colourful papers for a wee card for a child.


Paper from a purpose bought, second hand New Testament, over stamped with the feather and a verse stamped and coloured in like colours.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

75 and Goin' Strong

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I would like to welcome my new follower To TylkaJa. I think her blog is originally in Polish, but google will translate it.  Her blog is called
Happy After Blog, and shows her eclectic type of crafting.

I had not intended to be quite so long between posts, but with one thing and another, including a very busy week, time rushed by ...  thankfully my hand is healing well, and this afternoon I had some studio time :-).

I made this card for a 75th birthday back in March, but have not blogged it. 
I started by using a photo I had taken a few months earlier. I sized and printed the photo to fit the photo frame diecut


The layer immediately behind the feature panel is a piece cut from paper that was in the base of my "spray box"


I added the numbers using an embossing pen, then silver embossed the greeting and numbers.


The background paper is from and Amy Tangerine 6x6 pad, and the accents are silver 'glue' and some enamel dots.


The recipient liked his card, but not that particular photo!!

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pretty in Pink

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This post is going to be photo heavy with few words. 
The maintenance on my hand went well, but I am restricted to typing with my left hand :-).

I made the feature panel for this card a few weeks ago, and mounted it up last weekend.


The Faux Letterpress technique panel was sprayed with silver shimmer mist, which I have just managed to capture in the following photo.


A slight ink smudge gave room for creative use of ribbon


A scattering of sequins to finish, and a pretty card was finished.
I did not add a sentiment, but will add an appropriate one when I use the card.


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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Stitchy Bear's Silhouette

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This will be my last post for a week or two, possibly longer, as I will be having some minor surgery on my dominant hand this week.

Our sponsor is Stitchy Bear, and this image is called Bumpy Road



What I had in mind, and how this card finished up only have one thing in common - the image printed on vellum!!


The vellum image was die cut and placed over a water coloured background, including the yellow 'splats'.  There was also a light spray of yellow shimmer mist applied to the background. 


The sentiment was gold embossed


These gold striped brads across the bottom of the card front were the 
finishing touch..

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fun backgrounds and Flowers

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I am going out of town for a day or so to a craft fair, so if you do not see me commenting on the blogs I usually visit, I am not ignoring you :-)
 - just enabling myself!!

I made this card using the instructions and a stamp that came in (I think) the January edition of the Craft Stamper magazine

The background was stamped with Versamark ink using bubble wrap, and clear embossed.


The panels behind the flowers were created with orange and pink acrylic paints, then the complementary stamp was stamped and white embossed . 
The sentiment is from Kiwistamping.
All the edges were sponged with blue ink.


This second card is one I made with my class. The background to the daisy stamp was distress ink applied directly from the pad to the patterned paper.  
The sentiment stamp is from the (now defunct) Craft's Meow.
The edges on this one were also sponged with the same distress ink as I used on the backgrounds.


These are not my usual style of card, but it was good to stretch myself.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Soccer Greetings

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This card is a 'mistake' - I was making it for an order, but realised just before I assembled it that it was the wrong sport.... but I assembled it anyway and it goes into my 'stash', but this time with a name on it, ready for an upcoming birthday.


The sentiment is stamped on a die cut using a set of 'el cheapo' stamps I bought years ago - I have not really used them, and I was pleased with how they stamped.


The finishing touch was a soccer ball that was printed off from an image on G##gle Images.


I chose the patterned paper as soccer can take a talented player all over the world - it is from an Amy Tangerine stack.

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