Sunday, March 27, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Nothing like being late to the game, eh? But hey, it's the right day and the stars aren't out yet, so who's being picky??
- Qulter's Sampler Sentiments
- A nesty die
- DMC floss that matches Aqua Mist- DMC 3811
- knit on size 1 needles, then slid onto 2 toothpicks, then toothpicks cut shorter
- Bitty Blessings paper, Spring Moss and Stamper's Select
- Guidelines Grid Impression plate
- Copic marker making striped ribbon on Fresh Snow satin ribbon
Here's a close up of the Impression plate making quilting lines. Hard to see, it's very subtle but really perfect for a 'quilted' feel.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I needed a Birthday card that had a biblical quote, and someone suggested I look at Everyday Blessings. I did, and remembered how nice this set is. I went back to Nicholes release post, and sure enough...!...there was a perfect card there! This is almost a perfect CASE, but I thought the bottom layer would look good with the Giga Guidelines Impression plates, and then there was the Make It Monday post...so here we are!
Here's a close-up- hope you can see that impression!! I usually use my Cuttlebug, but decided to give my CB away to someone who doesn't have one and doesn't have money to get one- I have a Sizzix, so now I need to figure out all of my sandwiches again, lol.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
What I didn't photograph is the combination for the cute safe that is the basis of this gift. I enclosed it in a tiny envelope stuck to the inside of the card, with warning messages all over it. Inside the safe are 2 different gift certificates, plus a fart'machine. ha! Perfect for a new 9 year old, right??
It's true, I generally do not use distressing in my baby cards. Truth be told, I collect antiques, and I sort of roll my eyes at attempts to make modern things look old and aged. Meaning, when I buy antiques, I don't want them torn, rolled, brown and dirty, kwim? Lol, lol, lol...
In addition, since you often do the distressing towards the end of your creating, you can really mess up big time if you don't like the tear or ink you added at the edges....
So, I'll stop whining- here's my addition to the distressing challenge; I tried to add as much distressing as I could bear!
There's the carriage from Bitty Baby Blessings, colored with Copics to match Blueberry Sky paper. I left it in the nesty die, and sponged on some yellow ink from Studio G. Next I sponged Chai along the edges.
The finished carriage was layered on a scalloped oval which I tried to curl a little. Note that when you layer the oval on, the distressing you do to the scallops can't be seen!
I stamped one of the polka dot basics backgrounds onto more Blueberry Sky with Versamark ink, then stamped the sentiment from Baby Button Bits in Dark Chocolate ink. Tore along the edges, then inked those torn edges with Chai.
Both were placed on a layer of Dark Chocolate stamped with bigger polka dot basics in Fresh Snow. Did the edges of that layer with a sharp edge, curled them up a little, and put on 2 brads that hold ribbon. That's the thinnest Papertrey silk ribbon, and a wheensy organdy bow.
Just thought there was too much empty space at the bottom, so added a little peek!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
The background was created with alcohol inks of course, then I cut an x in the middle of the piece with an xacto knife and just tore around the paper in a circle. Some Papertrey Enchanted Evening ink turned the white torn edges a nice shade of blue.
The sun is from SU's Stardust set, colored very softly with Copics~ stamped in Memento black, so the ink wouldn't smear.
Layered on a textured blue paper, then layered on to the Lemon Tart (Papertrey) square card. I had clear tiny stars, but not gold or yellow, so I just colored them with Cpopics. As I was coloring I wasn't really sure they were turning yellow, but when I put them down on the blue...they sure were!
Finished size is 5.5 inches square.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The card is 5.5 inches square, and is made from Papertrey's Aqua Mist. SU's Brocade Blue is
layered on top, then the lovely wrapping paper square on top of that. There are some stickers from Cloud 9 Design on them, and then various and sundry add-on's like Swiss Dots Aqua Mist ribbon and little hanging feet from Wilton. The blue hearts were once buttons, lol.
That's a QuickKutz die for the sentiment cut from brocade blue-
Not sure I've ever shown you some of the jewelry I make, either, lol... I can never get it to photograph well, so you never see it- but here goes!
There are lamp worked black and jade colored beads with plain black rounds and jade flats in between. The bracelet is a close match, but doesn't use the same beads- just some cheap-o's I found along the way.