Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
This card has several parts that I like to do. The background is dry embossed. I then rubbed ink over it so that the embossing would show more. The green behind the large flower is embossed the same way. I also used a flower punch with a circle punch for the center and the green bud. Then the happy birthday words is cut out so it would fit the label. I have a punch that fits the stamp for the label itself. This has two labels turned cross ways to make the design. To give a aged effect, I ruffed the edges. Simple but nice card,
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Monday, March 19, 2012
Back to work but did finish another project this weekend. This is part of a swap over at Paper Traders group. The theme is old west and it was to be created on those coasters you get in restaurants. I chose to use the Pony Express as my design theme. The route for the Pony Express was from St Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California so a little local history for me. I used an express rider for the focal item. Added the background trail and fence and then on the bottom added in some twisted, rusty wire. The back side is a pony express stamp and the label. I look forward to the exchange to see how others made theirs. It is fun to see the different ideas.
Hope all have a good week.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
It was a rainy day today and for most of the weekend. Spent time working on small projects and with the family. This is a card I completed this week. The daffodil stamp is a older stamp that I love to use. I have colored it several ways. I have used chalk, markers, and this time was ink with a blender pen. It is a more watercolor type look. Sponged the thank you tag and some on the flowers too. There is a small butterfly up on the left side. Wanted the card to have a nature feel so I used a mulberry paper for the background. This is a fun spring card. I have lots to be thankful for and the top 5 today are:
1. Rain that was needed
3. Sharing art design with my sister
4. New beginnings and keeping my hope up
5. Making cards for friends
Sunday, March 4, 2012
This time of year is beautiful here. Today is a sunny day after a few windy rainy days. Spring is also a time of new beginnings and freshness. And who can not miss all the beautiful new flowers. Here is a flower we made at a demo meeting I had last week. It is made of ribbon that you cut and place on sticky paper in a spiral pattern. Then you use a heat gun and the ribbon melts and curls to make the ruffled petals. After it is cooled, we added some layers of leaves and a large brad for the center.
1. Sharing art with friends
2. To always be open to learning
3. Changing weather and the beauty of spring
4. Prayers and thoughts for those affect by the tornadoes and bad weather
5. Though tough sometimes, to find a good balance in life
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Well have a great TGIF tomorrow!