Saturday, May 31, 2014
The two D's stamps go together well and this card is a perfect example. Words are by Diane, image is by Dina. They were placed on a brayered acrylic background done when working on my gelli plates. Some Copic was added to the lady's dress.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Took a stencil and used three daubers from Hero Arts to make the background. Just dabbed through the stencil doing one color at a time. While it dried, I took this flower set by My Favorite Things and used the daubers again on three of the flowers. Then used Momento "Angel "on two other flowers. Also used two greens on the leaves. Cut everything out and taped it on the card.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The image here is covered with translucent paste that was mixed with Dina Wakely's lime paint. It was then spread over the stencil and allowed to dry. Then I took a permanent fine black pen and free hand drew designs on the mushrooms. Added a sentiment that is by Penny Black.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Couldn't resist this nice set by Lawn Fawn when I saw it. Have a friend who has two girls graduating from high school. Besides making graduation cards for the girls, I also made this card for this hard working single mom who worked hard to see these girls to their big day. Just seemed right. The latern on the front was done on red vellum and glued down. Lanterns inside were colored with Copic markers. Words inside are by Jellibean.
Friday, May 23, 2014
I love the lady stamps by Dina Wakely. Lots of images and words that are not your usual ones that you think of for women but are very appropriate to use (i.e. brave, strong, vibrant) The lady image here is done with acylic paint. The words are from a set by Jillebean. The image in the background is from Crafters Workshop outlined with the Fudi pen(other wise known by me as the awesome black pen) by Ranger. They were colored in with a Copic pen.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Still having fun with the paints! My sister in law has a birthday coming up so it gave me a chance to play with some paints in colors she enjoys. The word stamp here is by Cats life Press. I drew in the hat on the bird by Dina Wakely and then painted in the color on the hat. Added some white pen to the bird and think I'll do the same to the hat before sending it. Background was done with brayered acylic paints.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Have you tried the new paints by Dina Wakely? I was so excited when they finally arrived at the store. Did a little demo on them the other day. It took some of the pieces I was using in the demo and cut it up to make this card. Took one of her stencils and added some images with a Versa mark pad and sponge tool. Also added the quote from her bird set. The bird was cut out and added with some foam tape.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
We're heading out soon to see the girls, who were our flower girls in our wedding, graduate from high school. Wow! Just another reminder that we're turning into old geezers. I had some confetti words that say "Happy graduation" so it seemed a good time to use the shaker cards. Love these cards because they can come as a kit. Cards, front colored piece, the self adhesive shaker box, and envelopes. Sure makes it all come together quickly.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Needed a birthday card. I pulled out an old Posh stamp I've had forever. Ran the Kalidacolor pad over the stamp and stamp it several times across the page. Then did the same with the "Celebrate" stamp. Dug out my 2-way glue stick and ran it over the confetti and then added iridescent glitter. Ready to go!
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Dreamweaver is known for their stencils, but they have caught the die bug along with everyone else. They have a stencil that goes with this die. I've been using the stencil a lot lately for demos, but felt the die was a better fit for this card. The purple paper is a preprinted piece by Memory Box. Words are by MSE.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Finishing off the show of some of the many samples from my Dreamweaver Certification class with a splash of bling. The first sample is using double stencils. The second sample is from a large background stencil. You just add the bling on top of the clear embossing paste and when the paste dries, it holds the glitter in place. Hope this has been as inspirational a journey as it has for me. Does make you want to pull out the paste and have at it!
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
The first time I saw gold leafing done on a card it stopped me in my tracks. You can see why when you look at these cards. Stunning. These are such great ideas on how to use gold leafing in ways I had never thought of doing. Now it's got my mind spinning with new ideas!
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
I'm home and busy unpacking from my two days with the Dreamweaver team. Made lots of cards, but what we have today are some of the multitude of sample cards that Lynne brought with her. How's that for some Zentangling? Turns out Lynne's husband is the zentangle extrodinaire artist who loves make these images. If you think they are something here, you should see these in person. Just incredible. Enjoy.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Recognize these ladies? The one on the left is Lynne, the owner of Dreamweaver Stencils. On the right is Pam, one of the design team members and bloggers. They have been in Peabody, MA working on getting me certified! Dreamweaver certified, that is. We had two days that were all about stencils. The board I'm showing here is just a few of the many wonderful boards they had on display. I'm home and working on getting some classes ready now that my head is full of fun facts and good ideas. More to come.
My pal, Hare, made this card using some Stampn'UP! stamps she has. Each tea pot is embossed with clear embossing over a different color for each pot. She knows I love tea and all its accessories. The background white piece was dry embossed with an embossing folder.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
April is my birthday month and I had a good one. Got some nice cards and I wanted to share them with you. This one is from my boss. I love a nice shadow look and the rectangle turned out very nicely. I think she did the fern with Gelatos. One was a metallic blue/green color.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
One of the other things I liked about the new Hero Arts supplement is that they are doing a celestial theme. They have a variety of stamps and stencils to go with this theme. I used some new words from one set (inked with a Momento Bahama Blue), along with a stencil to trace out the moon. The stars were done with a small punch. But, the die was from My Favorite Things and was cut into the white piece. Behind the cut outs is a blue Shimmer Sheet. You can see some the iridescent colors show through the cut outs.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Hero Arts just put out their new supplement in mid April. Lots of good stuff. One of the things I liked the most was this set of flowers. It has a mix of outline and solid stamps all in one set. Learned a nice technique that is featured in the catalog. You take three of the new Hero pastel daubers and dab them on an acrylic block. Then mist the block and stamp onto misted paper. On this foundation of color you then apply the flowers and leaves using various stamp pads. Some liquid applique was added last to give a nice embellishment. Self adhesive pearls would give a similar look. Words are also by Hero Arts.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Here is the second card for the Mother/Daughter tea for 100 people. I've always admired this wreath. It came into the store recently and I am very glad I got it. Put it to good use today. The wreath is prestamped onto colored cards that came with envelopes, forty cards to a box. Now I'm scouring for more boxes! The ladies will add the flowers and the message. Now off to prep.