Friday, March 30, 2007

Based on sketch

Our challenge this week was taken from a card by Sherry, in the ink-stains gallery. I've made a few attempts below...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


I got this beautiful stamp from Paper Artsy a little bit ago. I just adore her.

Little beauty

This is the card I was working on and used the leftovers for the DCM card. Like that one, you can't see the gold webbing sprayed on the background or the gold on the dyed flowers. I think the webbing adds so much flavor to the card. I tied the scrappers floss so there were some knots in it and not so plain.

DCM Dare - Twins

This week's Daring Card Makers' dare is "Multiple births!" Check out their site!

This is only a 3x3 card and a feeble attempt at the dare, but while I was making another card and had left over bits, I figured what the heck. It's very non-traditional, but I have no one to send it to anyway. lol

The background paper is Basic Grey, but I sprayed it with gold webbing to give it texture and bit of gold sheen. The black is scrapper's floss. The stamps are $1 Michael's stamps that I hadn't ever used.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Arch Challenge & new technique

Ink-stains challenge this week was a gothic arch. I was fully prepared to skip it, when Kim referred me to Ethel's blog to check out her latest challenge. It was there I reminded of the masking tape technique that I'd always wanted to try. I've never done any decoupage type stuff, but I did have a sheet of fairies Diane sent me long ago,(Thanks, Diane!) so I gave it a shot.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007



Made this card while visiting with Vanilla, for the first time today. T'was fun, but I really need to pack better when playing outside the house. How people do those crops, I have no idea. Oh, if I had only brought this...oh, wish I had brought this...awww, forgot that.
The colors are a bit off so I may try to take a pic tomorrow.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

DCM Dare - How Random!

This week's Daring Card Makers' dare is "How Random!" Check out their site!

Well...Man O' Man!! was that a challenge! I thought I'd list many things I don't use at all or rarely, but I did add rubber stamps to the list because, I umm...need them. lol Of course, Dh did not choose that number and I was left with:

I almost said, "Oh, forget that!!!" lol All things I'd hope he'd not pick, he did. I even thought, well, no one will know stamps weren't picked, but I got a case of the guilts. Luckily, I had unopened MM stickers that were double-sided to stick glitter to, so I could kill two stinky birds with one stone. And the fiber, well, it's not a fiber, more of a tinsel thread, but it was in my fiber drawer, so it was fair game. The photo is wonky, but the scanner refused to show the glitter color and mirror cardstock.
Anyway, this was quite a lesson in "if you don't use it, get rid of it" because it will come back to haunt you! LOL

Friday, March 16, 2007

Sketch Challenge

These two cards were done for a weekly challenge. They are based on this sketch by Di Hickman. Click on her name to go to her blog.
The Asian card looks like it has silver accents, but they are actually shiny gold. My scanner seems to have a sense of humor.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Sketch Challenge

We all had to make a card using a pre-made layout sketch. This is mine. I borrowed Kim's stamps and I adore this woman! She's just simply beautiful! Thanks, Kim... Miss you already!!