Saturday, April 28, 2007

DCM Dare - Sketch and Patterned Paper

Yes, I know, I didn't use any patterned paper on this one, as the DCM dare stated, but scroll down to the next one, I did. lol I just really liked the sketch and I think it worked well for this. That's a photo of my youngest son.

Here ya go...the actual dare card: (though I like the first one better...shhhh.)

Friday, April 27, 2007

Wax Resist

Been having a bit of fun revisiting old techniques this week. This is the wax paper resist technique where you crumble up wax paper and un crumble and iron it over glossy cardstock and then ink away! Here's a few cards I've come up with:

This is all one layer, I just masked off the kids to ink the frame.

Wax resist fairy

Wax resist ocean

Wax resist giraffe

Thursday, April 26, 2007

I've been tagged!

Been tagged again to list 7 facts about myself, by Glitterangel.

1. I'm on my final diet. This will be the one. I have 30 lbs to lose, in a hurry, so that I can begin testing for donating a kidney to my father.

2. Many times, while talking, I will completely transpose a sentence. Example: "I'm walking the dog for a take." When, what I meant to say was, "I'm taking the dog for a walk." Dunno why this happens!?

3. My crafting desk is so messy that I usually have no more than 5-6" in which to create (at least everything is within reach, right? lol)

4. My favorite book, since I was small, is The Giving Tree It still makes me teary to this day.

5. I usually listen to John Denver when I'm stamping alone. (it's ok, you can laugh, I don't mind.)

6. Apparently I don't smile and laugh enough. My 7yr old told me last night that if he could change things about me, it would be for me to laugh more and work less.

7. I'm suppose to tag 7 others to do this, but that always makes me feel like a bugger, for putting people on the spot.

I challenge anyone who reads this, to post their 7 facts about themselves on their blog. Kim, you already know I'm a bugger, so get to posting your 7 things!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Old, forgotten technique

Ahhh, an old forgotten tech: The grid or retiform technique. In light of Earth Day and the "no layer" challenge, I decided to try the old girl again. It wasn't all that bad until I decided to free-hand the center in Sakura gel pen. Now, I know better than to free-hand anything, but I went ahead and was doing ok, until halfway through, and there was no stopping then. lol Oh well, it's only paper, as a wise friend reminded me :)

All of the earth-wise stamps are no name, bright pink rubber stamps that I got years ago in a junk dept. store. The heart shaped earth is one of my all-time favorites though.

Friday, April 20, 2007

DCM Dare - Fun, Funky Felt

This week's Daring Card Makers' dare is "Fun, Funky Felt!"

I stamped "Thanks" on acetate and sewed it on top of the heart. (Thanks, Gill for the 'stitch it twice so it looks like you're crooked on purpose' tip. ;) Excellent tip! lol) The sentiment at the bottom is computer generated.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Hope you're back to your 'regular' self soon!

This was a little humor sent to a friend. The tree is popped up a bit and so is the toilet paper roll on it's shiny roll. Hard one to get a pic of, but worth a smile. It's colored with watercolors and, of course, on a matte silver layer.

Monday, April 16, 2007

This is another of my underloved stamps. Poor little guy. He'll be a RAK'd out.

The little princess

Dream with your eyes wide open

I haven't stamped this cutie in some time, but I came across some already stamped images so I threw together a few RAKS.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Love & Kisses


Who likes to make sympathy cards? Is there anyone? It can't be too vibrant, but can't be black and gray either. They have to be simple and elegant to portray sorrow and maybe a shimmer of hope the survivors will be ok. One false move and you have a lovey card or pretty birthday card! Ahh, well at least this is how I feel.

Sympathy cards are probably the ones least cared about and the quickest into the trash can, but hopefully they've done their job along the way. These are for the family of an old friend as he lost his father this week.

free hit counters

Monday, April 09, 2007

A few new cards

Easter weekend has been a bit productive in the play department!

This was a $1 stamp I came across, but never used. I also made a mistake with the new sewing machine and found I really liked it! I hit a different stitch button while stitching straight across the bottom and though OH NO! I've ruined it! I can't fix it, the holes will stick out like a sore thumb. I'll make it look on purpose to save it. Wish I could say I thought this up and did it on purpose, but I can't. lol Do wish I hadn't sewn on the flowers themselves, but...


If you haven't noticed, I love hearts. Yes, it's true, I can't get enough of them. I don't know what it is that draws me to them, but it's highly magnetic! I was just playing with one of the coffee stained hearts I had made a while back and had to use the Gelatins wings that I never used. I forget who makes the woman's face, but I find her gorgeous when used subtly. Anyway, just playing :)

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is fast approaching and I usually end up in last minute mode. This year, I thought I'd get it done early and only have to worry about actually mailing it on time!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Swap: Computer generated

This is for a "computer generated" swap. I made the background in Illustrator and printed it out. The fairy was made by D'analen, which closed, but it was bought by About Art Accents and they still have her. She's very large.

I embossed in silver ep with fine glitter and I used Radiant Pearls to paint her. You can't see the glitter sparkle or paint shimmer, but she does. The wings are also raised, but it's not evident in the pic. She is my most favorite stamp so it was fun to pull her out again!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Sketch Challenge - Drink in Life!

This layout was chosen from sketches on Two Peas in a Bucket.

I masked a stampingbella into a $1 Michael's martini glass, colored it and added dimensional glaze to the glasses.