Sunday, February 21, 2010

A set of bird ATCs

I really like how these atcs came out. The background started with the wrinkle free distress technique using distress inks. Next is stamped a Studio 490 background image with distress ink.. then a strip of text patterned paper added.. white paint dabber through a piece of sequin waste in a few spots.. and a Studio 490 leaf image stamped with Adirondack meadow ink. The bird collage images are from Retro Cafe Art. Word stamp is from A Muse Artstamps... stamped on white cardstock with jet black Archival ink, cut out, edged with distress ink. Paper flowers with gold Stickles in the center.

Birthday Card

I made this square card (a little over 6 inches) for a very special friend... two things she likes are flowers and music. I layered a pink and yellow flower... both simple kirigami another friend and I were playing with one day... the center is a metal flower brad. It's attached over an old piece of music paper that I used distress ink and glimmer mists on... also distressed the edges. The base is folded cardstock and I did a little sanding around the edges. Light pink crystal flourishes in two corners. A tag hanging from the center of the flower. O, and faux stitching around the edges of the music paper with a black micron pen.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A New Day Chipboard Hanging

This is the project I made for the second part of the EverythingWendyVecchi Grungepaper Rose Swap. The rose on this hanging was made by Kim... isn't it beautiful!!!! Once again I've used all Studio 490 stamps, distress inks, Archival ink for the saying, Maya Road chipboard pieces (base, frame, bird), Distress Crackle Paint on the bird, old music paper colored with DIs, sticky backed pearls, twine, and Ideology swivel clasps for the hanger. The variation in color on the leaves was done by sponging on the ink, flicking it with water and blotting up.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Celebrate Today ATC

All stamps on this atc are from Studio 490. I used Wendy Vecchi's Pigment and Pearls technique here (this link is part 1, at the bottom click newer post for part 2 and then again on part 2 for part 3) for the background using Adirondack sail boat blue for the ink and gold perfect pearls. Flowers colored with Adirondack Pigment purple twilight. Green ink is Distress Ink pine needles. All black ink is Archival Ink jet black. Black dots are done using Glaze pen. Ideology snaps upside down for flower centers and film strip ribbon along bottom.

Thinking of You Card

It beautiful outside this morning in Southern Iowa with the sun shining and not much wind... we won't think about the temperature being only 6 degrees :-)
All stamps used on this are Studio 490. The background of this card began with a piece cut from the paper I had been working on top of for the past couple of weeks... mostly, if not all, distress inks. I then stamped the large alpha/numbers along the bottom and the small alphabet over not quite all of the rest of the piece using Archival ink jet black. Then I stamped the grid pattern over part of it "inking" my image with the white paint dabber... all be sure to clean your stamps right away when stamping with acrylics. Used a paper distresser along the edges and inked them with black soot. The flower and butterfly are stamped on grungepaper, cut out, and sponged (love the Ranger blending tools) with distress inks. White dots on the butterfly are done with the Inkssential pen. On the center of the flower I used a brad to attach an Ideology foliage flower that is embossed with Distress Embossing Powder mustard seed. The antenna of the butterfly are just two thin strips of black cardstock. "thinking of you" is also stamped on a piece of scrap of the "work on top of" paper, edges inked with black soot, layered on a piece of black cardstock. The printed twill is from Jillibean Soup. A piece of sequin waste along the left under the flower. Folded card is black cardstock.