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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sweet little elephants...

I have not been creating anything the past few days...I have been working on some place settings for a customer, and busy in my strengthening program, and then too sore to sit and create...(insert sad face here) lol. I do have some cards that I made last week or the week before but have not photographed them yet. These cards are some I made quite a few weeks ago. If the layout and design look familiar, it is from Novembers stampin success. I only changed the patterned papers and colours and added some ribbon. Not too thrilled with the "girls" version of this card (I think the patterned paper is a bit too harsh) but very pleased with the "boys" version.

Stamps: wild about you, holidays and wishes. CS: ruby red, groovy guava, so saffron, whisper white, Oh baby girl (basic Grey), blue bayou, bashful blue, oh baby boy (Basic Grey). Inks: groovy guava, soft sky and blue bayou. Access: white ribbon (unknown), bashful blue grosgrain, mega circle punch, stamp a ma jig.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Limited flakes

It's been awhile since I have posted anything to my blog. Tis the season, shopping, the mad scramble to finish off the Christmas cards, physio, being a Mom and I have had a few card orders that I have also been finishing up amongst the I love it! I love this time of year and cannot wait to put up our tree.
For todays limited supply challenge on Splitcoast we had to use a snowflake set and sentiment was optional. Cs had to be neutrals (brown, black, white, grey, etc) and only 2-4 layers. Inks again had to be neutral with a touch of colour. 1 embellishment (mainly neutral with a touch of colour) and 1 specialty tool.
My colour palette is: basic grey, sahara sand and a touch of purely pomegranate. I sponged white ink around edges of the card base and the main image to carry a "frosty" feel. I used "kraft" taffeta ribbon with a touch of pomegranate stitched ribbon. I quite like these colours together for a non-tradition Christmas colour theme.
Stamps: Snowfall, warm words. CS: basic grey, sahara sand. Inks: basic grey, sahara sand, white, purely pomegranate. Access: sponge, kraft taffeta ribbon and stitched pomegranate ribbon.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Graceful silhouttes

This is for yesterdays featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast. I need to make a few Birthday cards for upcoming Birthdays and loved the design of papermoons card (she was the featured stamper and you can view her card here). I elongated the main image to accomade the stem silhouettes, changed the patterned paper panel to just a plain cs piece and masked and used only part of lexicon of love for the definition stamp (I don't have define your, and I changed the colours of course.

I stamped the leafy stamp onto soft sky cs with soft sky ink, and embossed the flower with white emboss powder, stamped the sentiment with staz on onto vellum paper, paper pieced and the rest is pretty self explanatory I think.

Stamps: stem silhouttes, lexicon of love, it's your Birthday. CS: basic grey, purely pomegrante, choc chip and soft sky. Inks: soft sky, versamark, basic grey and staz on black. Access: paper piercer, mat pack, taffeta ribbon, vellum, emboss powder, heat gun.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Santa in chocolate??

Yep, just like the title says....Santa in chocolate. I found this stunning vintage Santa stamp at a stamp store about a half hour away from me and had to have it. It is called "Santa collage" and it is by a stamp company called Stampington & Company. I am in love with this image. I inked it up right away in chocolate chip ink and stamped it onto very vanilla paper. I basically built the card from there. Pretty simple design but effective none-the-less. I stamped linen bg over top of the Santa image. The rest is pretty self explanatory.

Stamps: Santa collage (Stampington & Company), linen, canvas, and flannel plaid bg. CS: chocolate chip, kraft, very vanilla. Inks: chocolate chip, close to cocoa and white. Access: shoelace brad (Karen Foster), gold thread, spiral oval clip, taupe gingham ribbon.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Silent snowfall

This is for todays "ways to use it" challenge on Splitcoast. Use unique brads in your design. Continuing with my Christmas card theme, I dug up these snowflake brads I have had laying around for way to long. This card was very tricky to get a good picture of. if you look closely, you can see that I stamped lovely as a tree onto glossy cs with my versamark pad, brayered soft sky for a resist technique. I then stamped the snowflake spot and snowflurries all over. The scene reminds me of a snowy day in the forest, silence just hanging in the peaceful.
Stamps: Lovely as a tree, the snowflake spot, snowflurries. CS: basic grey, soft sky, blue bayou and glossy cs. Inks: versamark, basic grey, soft sky, blue bayou and white craft. Access: brayer, blue bayou stitched ribbon, snowflake brad, computer for sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my newest creations!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tall tree...

I made this for Sunday's featured stamper and this is stampowl's card I cased here. I pretty much changed everything except the layout. I inked up my new Art Impressions stamps for this card, coloured them with prismacolour pencils, gamsol and a stump. The balls on the tree, have crystal effects with dazzling diamonds so they are super sparkly. The penguins with the santa hats have liquid applique and dazzling diamonds on the trims and same with the snow under the tree. Karen Foster snap stamps for the sentiment and cuttlebug snowflake folder for the wasabi panel.

Stamps: Art Impressions, Karen Foster snap stamps. CS: basic black, wild wasabi, real red and whisper white. Ink: black staz on. Access: cuttlebug, snowflake emboss folder, circle punches, black gingham ribbon, crystal effects, dazzling diamonds, prismacolour pencils, gamsol, stump, liquid applique, ticket corner punch and brads.

I love this colour festive and I like the twist of the not traditional green.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Snowy reindeer

For the ways to use it challenge last Thursday, we were to use velvet on our cards. I just happened to have this gorgeous velvet cream ribbon I purchased at my lss on hand. I also had about half a sheet of this gorgeous paper from Basic grey on hand and I really wanted it to be the focal point of this card. I pulled the colour scheme for this card from this patterned paper. To get the snowflakes on the cuttlebug embossed panel "frosty", I inked up my brayer with white craft ink and lightly rolled it across the panel.

Stamps: riveting. CS: soft sky, real red, blue bayou, Dasher pp- Basic Grey. Inks: blue bayou, white craft ink. Access: velver ribbon, circle punches, brayer.

Not much stamping on this card but I love the simplicity of the layout and the clean lines. The patterned paper does exactly what I wanted it to do and that was to keep the focus on it!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Cracked glass tree

I really wish this card had photographed better but, it was very gloomy here today so, the lighting wasn't good and the cracked glass technique is very difficult to photograph. So, this was the best I could This card was made using the sketch challenge on Splitcoast, check it out here.

Main image in stamped onto kraft cs, with the swirl from baroque motifs stamped along the edges, I used a white pencil crayon over the boughs of the tree for a "snowy" look. I then did a cracked glass technique. ( layer versamark over entire image, and then emboss with clear emboss powder. Do that 4 times and then place in freezer for 5 mins and bend image to crack).

Stamps: Lovely as a tree, baroque motifs, the snowflake spot. CS: mellow moss, always artichoke, holiday designer paper, kraft. Ink: chocolate chip, always artichoke, mellow moss, versamark. Access: large oval punch, clear emboss powder, heat gun, kraft taffeta ribbon, pencil crayon, liquid applique.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Wild blessings...

Wild blessings in wild wasabi that Todays colour challenge at Splitcoast was soft sky, wild wasabi and ruby red. What a yummy combo! This design, took me alot longer than it should have, just when I thought it was done (which I was not happy with it) I had a lightbulb moment and it totally changed the whole design and now, I love it! Gotta love it when that happens. The ruby red panel is stamped and embossed in winter white using the snowflake spot set. The main image is coloured using blender pens and ink pads. I made the sheep "puffy" with liquid applique.

Stamps: Baby Jesus is born, snowflake spot. CS: whisper white, soft sky, wild wasabi, and ruby red. Inks: wild wasabi, soft sky and creamy caramel (had to sneak this colour in for the skin and's a neutral Access: winter white emboss powder, versamark, heat gun, white taffeta ribbon, blender pens.

Thanks for checking in!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Sassy shopper...

This is a horizontal pocket card that I made for the technique challenge on Splitcoast today. Check it out here. To make a horizontal pocket card, (you can get 2 cards from 1 sheet of 8.5X11 cs) you score your piece of 8.5X5.5 cs at 4 and 1 1/2. Your insert piece should roughly be 3 1/4X 5. (I had to cut mine down to 3 1/4X 4 1/2, because of my tape holding the card

I used the divine Christmas paper from Basic Grey, Dasher and paired it up with this adorable stamp from Stampendous. Everything else on here is pretty self explanatory. Here is the recipe:

Stamps: sassy silhouettes (stampendous). CS: soft sky, all remaining paper Basic Grey (Dasher). Ink: black staz on. Access: mega circle punch, giga scallop punch, black grosgrain ribbon, horizontal slot punch and corner rounder.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Featured fall...

First of all, you will have to excuse the not so great photography of this batteries went and this was the only picture that turned Boy, I sure hope Santa brings me a new camera for Christmas!!

I made this card for the featured stamper this Sunday, who was jpmayo and you can check out the challenge here. The challenge is to case (copy, or copy and share everything) a card from her gallery, but change at least 2 things. I changed everything except the layout.

Stamps: Autumn fest, edgy eloquence (retired). CS: always artichoke, more mustard, chocolate chip, really rust and very vanilla. Inks: really rust, more mustard, always artichoke, creamy caramel. Access: brad, swirl clip, grosgrain ribbon.

I am quite pleased with the outcome of this card. I think it would make a nice masculine card as well, you could also simply change the sentiment and make it a fall card or whatever you need.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Lighthouse celebration

I whipped this up for the sketch challenge on Splitcoast yesterday. I needed to make a Birthday card for my Grandma, and the sketch challenge totally inspired me, so it worked out great. I knew I wanted to use the "coast to coast" set as my Grandma loves the ocean and lighthouses as well. I don't think you can see it in the photo but, the main image is stamped in staz on onto watercolour paper, watercoloured with a paintbrush and then I stamped the weathered bg over the main image in creamy caramel (stamped off once), then, I turned the main image once and stamped again, so that the weathered bg really "filled" up the negative space. I sponged the edges in basic grey ink. The real red panel has also been sponged in the grey ink to tone down the colour slightly. For the sky and bayou panels, I stamped them in craft white using the flannel plaid bg, added an eyelet, tied on some May Arts ribbon, added a sentiment and "voila" all done!

Stamps: Coast to coast, weathered bg, flannel plaid bg, wonderful words. CS: basic grey, real red, blue bayou, soft sky and watercolour paper. Inks: Black staz on, basic grey, soft sky, blue bayou, so saffron, real red, creamy caramel, white. Access: paintbrush, sponge, eyelet, crop o dial, May Arts ribbon.