Saturday, January 31, 2009
The second picture shows how it looks on the inside. I left it plain and had no writing on it so that my aunt could recycle it for later use. I probably should have taken a picture of the inside with some money in there for the full effect (the money or check slips into a slot at the bottom of the panel (hard to see)...sorry maybe next time I'll remember to do that.
stamps: h&m a lil' behind paper: red, dark blue, caramel, inspirations dp ink: palette noir, creamy caramel, real red accessories: dimensionals, string, blender pen, nesties, crimper, circle coluzzle, stapler, red grossgrain ribbon
stamps: ginak take flight, inkadinkado formal alpha, cornish heritage farms lined paper paper: white cs, me &my big ideas value pack dp ink: palette burnt umber, antique linen distress ink, bordering blue, rose red accessories: spiral punch, button, string, red liner tape, wide chocolate chip grossgrain ribbon, RSVP pen
Here is the card that was inspired by Julee Tillman's Mojo Monday sketch #71...This is the first time I've ever used vellum on a card. I bought a pack of vellum paper from Hobby Lobby about a year ago and just using it now. I am a real cheapo when it comes to using expensive paper and such so I guess I was just waiting for the right card to use it on. I love how GinaK's butterfly shows through the vellum piece. I sponged the smaller butterflies with only orange and ruby red then I used Aleene's paper glaze to make them more 3D. I was trying for the cracked glass technique on them, but it just wasn't working right. Good thing, the UTEE can be heated up again if your piece doesn't turn out the way you want it to. I don't normally decorate the inside o the card either, but lately I have. I have been brave enough to layer some pieces on the inside of the card to match the outside. I really like how this turned out and this, by far, is one of my most favorite cards.
stamps: tac charming gardeners for sentiment, rubber stampede victorian butterflies paper: me and my big ideas paper pad dp, vanilla, vellum ink:palette burnt umber, only orange, ruby red accessories: dimensionals, brads, wide brown grossgrain ribbon, aleene's paper glaze, sponge
I rarely participate in sketches, but this time I took the challenges one step ahead... One of my "honorary" aunt's birthday just passed last week and I had been working on a a little birthday gift for her. Since we did not get a chance to see her and her family during the holidays, she sent the kids Christmas presents through the mail. So taking inspiration from Jen Del Muro and Julee Tillman, I created a matching set that includes a thank you card, a birthday card and matching altered notebook (sorry, can't stop altering notebooks - I am on such a notebook kick lately).
accessories: dimensionals, ms lace punch, button, wide brown grossgrain ribbon
stamps: inkadinkado birds galore, wal-mart snowflakes, stamp n'around snowman, studio g clear stamp paper: unknown dp ink: studio g ink, pallette burnt umber/l'amore red/landscape, sharpie markers to color snowman accessories: nesties, ms lace punch, ribbon, brown satin ribbon from wal-mart, string, computer generated sentiment, blank CDs, sharpie to write title on CDs
Friday, January 30, 2009
MONOGRAM "G" GIFT SET
stamps: unity formal alphabet, papertrey corners and borders - circles paper: white, light teal, light purple, unknown dp ink: almost amethyst accessories: nesties, wide grossgrain teal ribbon, composition notebook, dimensionals, rsvp pen, purple polka dot ribbon from M's, mini flower eyelets to hold scalloped bookmark together
stamps: tac all things of nature, su natural beauty paper: white cs, memory block inspirations dp ink: pallette burnt umber, distress ink antique linen, only orange, ruby red accessories: nesties, caramel ribbon from M's, composition notebook, dimensionals, rsvp pen, clear card box, crop-a-dile, brads
stamps: pink cat studio cat plate #2, autumn leaves scribbles alphabet paper: white, red, light blue, magnolia dp ink: pallette noir black, distress ink antique linen, real red, creamy caramel, summer, sun, bliss blue accessories: nesties, wide grossgrain red ribbon, composition notebook, dimensionals, rsvp pen, prima flower, button, string, full size clipboard, mod podge
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Saturday, January 24, 2009
This second notebook was made for their oldest daughter who is an 8th grader so I had to make it a little more mature. I used the Inkadinkado Garden clear stamps along with the Rhona Farrer Scribbles alphabet for the monogram "T". I then sponged the edges with distress ink Antique Linen for a more vintage look. I also added some bling (clear glitter) to the dragonfly as well as the flower silhouette.
This was made for the youngest daughter. It took me awhile to come up with a stamp set to use with her notebook eventhough I already had an idea in mind. I hadn't inked up my GinaK Just Keep Swimming. Again, I had a hard time figuring out how to color the images so I scoured the SCS gallery for samples. Right now, the youngest one is very into oceans and sea life so this is the reason why I chose to use these images for her notebook. I also used the SU Alpha Fun Lower for the monogram "M" and PTI Borders and Corners - Circles stamp set for the dashed circle around the monogram. This looked better IRL...the lighting was just not right when I took the picture.
Ok, it's getting late so going to retire but fear not, more projects to post...ta ta!
RECIPE: composition notebooks from target, ginak just keep swimming/inkadinkado garden set/su alphabet fun lower/autumn leaves scribbles alpha/pti corner and borders - circles stamp sets, olive green/white/orange/dark blue cardstock, magnolia patterned paper, ribbon, rsvp pen, terrrifically tacky tape, green galore/summer sun/positively pink/real red/mellow moss/going grey/antique linen ink, clear glitter, nesties
Friday, January 23, 2009
CARD RECIPE: tac light the path/ship collage/su cheesecloth stamp sets, beige/dar blue cardstock, inspirations by memory block patterned paper, chocolate chip/summer sun/bordering blue/distress ink antique linen/versamark ink, clear UTEE, silver eyelets, silver star brad, rectangle nesties, crop-a-dile, string