Thursday, April 26, 2012

Glitter Cards

Glitter Ritz
Art Glitter
 It has been tradition  that my mom and I get together and experiment with new stuff or techniques. Tonight my mom brought over her new glitter. We  got out stencils and tried various techniques. We ended up trying 2 different kinds of glitters with the same scene to see the difference. 

 She tried Glitter Ritz which gave her sample a nice subtle sparkle. I tried  Art Glitter which gave my sample real intense sparkle.  We had fun and were pleasantly surprised at how different each sample turned out. We ended at 9pm with tons of glitter on us and on the floor. No matter how careful you try to put it back into those little jars, there is always some that refuses to be contained. Buddy helped  by laying in the glitter. The cards are stunning. It 's hard to see in the pictures. Give them both a try if you haven't. They are a nice addition to your crafting-ENJOY!       

Friday, April 20, 2012

Stamp Doodle

"Spring Thaw"
Some doodle on paper while on the phone. I stamp  index cards  while talking on the  phone. It's not perfect because it's free form. I call it "stamp doodle"-ENJOY

Stamps: Stampscape, Stampabilities
Distress and Archival ink

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Forever Young

This card was a lot of fun to make. The various techniques used were: brayering, stippling with stipple brush, masking and stamping using Adirondack dye inks. Removed ink with Q tip  in various places to create textures for the ground. The stampscape maple tree trio 240B stamp was used  for the tree tops below the soft hill 278F stamp. Tall grass 254B was stamped on the hill. Forever Young SU stamp of little girl on swing with tree and Meadow Inkainkado stamp of wild flowers were all stamped in Archival Ink Black. Matted with papers from my stash. The saying is: We all have an inner child in us. I loved swinging as a child. So I would be swinging in backyard without a care in the world. So how about you?-Enjoy!

 Card Challenge:
Silhouette challenge #4 for Craft A Scene

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bathing Beauty Birthday

I made for my grandmother who is turning 91. Grandma loved to swim around and splash their collie as he would run up and down the sidewalk watching us. I think she will giggle at this card and probably tell us she never looked like ENJOY!
Paper: Graphic 45 Bathing Beauties, Tattered Time paper pack, Paper Studio (solids)
Spellbinder Nestabilities: Square, Circle, Scallop circle and Lacy edge circle
Stickles: Diamond and Cinnamon
Distress Ink: Vintage paper and Tattered Rose
Pop dots, Diamond Glaze Glue, Ribbon and Rosebud
Printer Sentiment inside and out

Card Challenge:
Sketch 161 from Card Patterns
Challenge 30 Earth Tones Dream Valley Challenges

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Amazing Grace Photoscape

This photo was taken in the car this time chasing the sunset. Thought this would be a perfect backdrop for an Easter card. I am practicing with the choir each Sunday for an upcoming Easter performance called "My Chains are Gone". There is a song that we sing "Nothing but the Blood Would Do" It has a stanza that goes like this "... nothing but a spotless Lamb was worthy of a holy sacrifice. Nothing but a heart full of compassion would cause a Man to lay down his life. Nothing less than Calvary could pay the price for you and me. For God so loved the world that He knew that nothing but the blood would do." When I was deciding what scene to create, I kept having this song playing in my head. So I  came up with this Calvary scene. I wish you all a blessed Easter Week-ENJOY

Card Challenges:
Craft A Scene #4-silhouettes
Scrapbook Sisters #77 Easter
Simon Says Stamps Challenge: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge:TPE142 Clean and Simple

Material: Spellbinders, Stampscape (soft hills and gulls), stazon ink, silver brads, sentiment unknown and open stock card stock from bulk. I made this Cross by cutting up an old stamp into that shape ,walnut distress ink brushed on picture for hills.