Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I made this page in memory of my Grandmother who recently passed away. I am entering this into the contest at Simon Says Stamp and Show. This week's theme is Tim Holtz inspired! Most of the techniques I have used were either learned from his editorial videos, inspired by him or using alot of his products. I love love LOVE Tim Holtz products! I distressed the edges of the paper, inked them up with Distress Inks in Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy. The flourish is grungeboard and inked with Alcohol inks in Caramel, Ginger and Copper. The filmstrip ribbon is also from Tim Holtz line, and I put miniature photos of my Grandmother behind it adhered with Glossy Accents. The Bingo card is cut from a page of the Tim Holtz paper stack called Lost and Found. I also used various other odds and ends that I had in my stash. Hope you like it! :)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I made this card for my friend who loves Japanese art, and elephants. I hope she likes it! Happy Birthday Jules! :)
I used scrap background paper that has Japanese writing on it. I distressed it with my Making Memories paper distressing tool. I then used Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy. I added the elephant pieces that I picked up which are Jolee's by You with sticky dots to adhere the elephants to the paper, and to make them appear dimensional.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
My brother's wife's father passed away. I made her and the kids this card. I hope it brings them some peace... Live each day as it's our last, because it just might be... And tell your loved ones you love them at least once a day. And always smile because you never know how you are affecting someone else's day!
Monday, August 16, 2010
I made this card today for my friend who just got married :) I wish her much happiness and luck!
The paper is Creative Imaginations, Ribbon scrap from my stash, pin from Heidi Grace, heart is a chipboard that I inked with Distress Ink Fired Brick, and the adore card is from scrap that I had left over as well. Also used black cardstock.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Simon Says Stamp has issued their first ever challenge. And it is such a fun one! It's called "Things with Wings", go check it out! Anyway, so it got my creativity flowing and this is what came out of it! I recently got in touch with a very old friend from 20 years ago. Her kids are grown, mine are almost grown.. It got me thinking how Time Flies! So that's the inspiration behind my piece. Here is my "Things with Wings"... Have a great day! :)
The background paper is by Creative Imaginations, I also used a scrap of leftover vintage newsprint paper. The wings are grungeboard, and the clock face is by Heidi Swapp, with some Tim Holtz game spinners for the clock hands. I used Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, and a bit of Aged Mahogany on the card and papers. Then on the wings I used Aged Mahogany and Black Soot. A scrap of lace, and the rub on is from a Marah Johnson swatch book. Used some sticky foam to make the clock face 3 dimensional. And I added some staples for added effect!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I love making wishes! In a fountain, on a shooting star and most especially on a floating dandelion. I took this photo a few years back and it's one of my favorites. I recently found this paper in a pack from Colorbok. I loved the whimsical feel and the dandelion pieces flying away. I instantly thought Make A Wish.. :)
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Ok.. Anyone who knows me, knows I have an obsession with any and all things Paris. This box was an experiment that turned out so much better than I thought it was going to when I started :) I LOVE when that happens! It makes it so much sweeter! Anyway, the box is just a plain raw wood box that I picked up from Hobby Lobby.Not bad for a $2.99 experiment! What do ya think? :)
This is a little mini book I did out of miniature file folders. It is about 1 1/2" x 2 1/2". It is a little bigger than a wine bottle cork. Very cute. I used Distress inks, and aged the pages, then used random bits and pieces I had picked up here and there, as ephemera; tissue paper, decals, punched flowers and leaves etc. It was fun! Hope you like it! :)