Sunday, March 28, 2010

Birthday Card For A Friend

This picture is not the greatest... it's a little dark and it gets darker on the left but the card didn't. I used all Adirondack dye inks on this except for the black which is Archival Ink. All stamps are Studio 490. The flowers are cut from grungeboard using the new Tim Holtz Alterations die tattered florals. The smallest and largest flowers are inked with sunset orange and the middle flower is inked with peach bellini. The background uses a way cool technique that Wendy Vecchi demoed at CHA 2010 and Ranger has a video on their website here of it. I colored white cardstock with meadow and clover and the stamping was done with caramel spritzed with sunflower perfect pearls and water. The leaves in the top left corner are stamped with meadow and also the scallop along the bottom. Gold paint dabber around the edges of the cardstock layers. Green sticky-backed pearl in the center of the flower. Black glaze pen for the dots. Oh, and I spread some Distress Stickles spiced marmalade on the largest flower.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ATC - Find Delight in the everyday Things

A couple of weeks ago when I was finishing up the tag in my last post (which I like alot) and thinking about some atcs I needed to make for a swap on the EverythingWendyVecchi Yahoo group it occurred to me that I could morth my tag into an atc so I did. Everything is pretty much the same except I used yellow sticky back pearls instead of snaps. I like it!!!
One thing I forgot to mention in the tag post... I used Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the largest flower after coloring with Victorian Velvet ink.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Find Delight in the everyday Things

I love this saying stamp from Studio 490 (Stampers Anonymous). Actually all the stamps used on this tag are Studio 490. For the background (a Tim Holtz technique) I used Distress Ink wild honey... rubbed the pad on a craft sheet, spritzed it with Perfect Pearls Sunflower mixed with water in a mini mister bottle, and layed the tag in it. Dried it, tapped it in the left over puddles, and dried it again. The fern leaves are done using the Kissing Technique Wendy Vecchi is talking about on her blog... but I inked the leaf with green pigment ink and then pressed it onto a checkered background image that was inked with purple pigment ink, then stamped the leaf onto the tag... cleaned the stamp and repeated for each stamping. I also stamped one on a piece of the same background done on cardstock and cut it out. The darker flowers are inked with distress ink victorian velvet, the lighter ones are spun sugar ink, and the "yellow" ones are wild honey. All black ink is Archival Ink jet black. The edge of the tag is inked with bundled sage. Ideology snaps in the centers of the flowers.

love is in the air ATC

Patterned paper and text paper for the background. A little stamping in the upper left corner (Studio 490). Collage image. A Maya Road chipboard heart inked with Distress Ink barn door and then a gold heart charm layered on top of it. I rubber a black paint dabber over the gold heart getting the paint into the letters and then rubbed off the extra... of course before attaching it to the chipboard heart. Words computer generated. Jillibean ribbons, Prima flower, button and thread.

Dream ATCs

The backgrounds of these atcs were made by taking scraps from 3 different patterned papers, tearing them into pieces, glueing them on the atc blank and then inking over the piece with Distress ink old paper and adding a darker ink, probably vintage photo but I can't remember for sure around the edges. I added the collage images that had been cut out with deckle scissors and the edges inked with distress ink. Decided to glitter it up just a bit by spreading some Rock Candy Distress Stickles around the images. The centers of the Prima flowers are brads that I covered with Flower Soft.

Blog Awards

I've received this award from 2 people this month, both with wonderful blogs... Lotsa Scrap From 2amscrapper and Inkin' It Up. I'm very honored to receive this especially since I have not been a very good blogger the past several months. I have many wonderful blogs listed in my side bar, any of them would give you wonderful inspiration so if you have time, visit them all!!!!