This is the first time I've joined the 4 X 4 Friday challenge. Their theme this week is black and white. I used an Ornare brass template to pierce the design on metallic white cardstock, stamped the baby face (Tin Can Mail) on white glossy cardstock with Coal Black Ancient Page Ink, glued it "off-centre" on a circle of black-grey cardstock for a shadow effect, and pop-dotted it onto the ornare background. Fun challenge! Thanks so much for visiting.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
The challenge over at Wednesday Stamper this week is to create eensie weensie "Moo Cards." I'd never heard of them before. LAST week's challenge was FISH, so my first thought was "I had no FISH stamps for last week's challenge, and NOW I have no COW stamps!"
But that's not what these little things are all about. They're simply created on a TINY base of 2.8" by 1.1." I created mine as little cards that open. They may be tiny, but they were a HUGE challenge for me! The Eiffel Tower card has the SU Cheesecloth stamped background underneath acetate onto which I printed the image, and stamped a 7gypsies sentiment. I also scanned my own Canadian passport and miniaturized it, and added it to the Eiffel Tower image in Photoshop.
This "Thoughts of You" card uses an image from ArtChix and two tiny Michael's stamps coloured with Sakura Glaze pens, and some freehand doodling and dots.
This pensive little girl was printed on ecru cardstock, the HA stamp is done on acetate with Top Boss Gold EP, and the "Missing You" is a mini HA stamp in Brilliance Moonlight White.
Now just for fun, I'm posting them again beside this 5 1/2" by 4 1/2" card just for comparison purposes, so you can see how TINY they are! I can see using these as little interactive surprise elements inside cards!
Such FUN challenges at Wednesday Stamper, hope you make your way over there and join in!
Thanks again for visiting my blog.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
This week's challenge at Wednesday stamper is FISH. Well, I didn't have a fish (lol), so I used a seahorse from Old Island Stamp Co. stamped with Brilliance Moonlight White on a transparency, layered over a cuttlebugged metal sheet altered with alcohol inks (lettuce and stream). I computer generated the sentiment (but have the stamp on order from Impression Obsession!), and added a charm from Frost Creek.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
This card uses a Cuttlebug background (Textured Textile) and an All Night Media stamp and ribbon punch.
This one uses the same Cuttlebug embossed background, an All Night Media punch, and a Stampin'Up dress.
These little favour boxes use All Night Media and Heather's Stamping Haven stamps. The first box used stamped acetate for the "windows." The second box has a rose stamped and embossed on vellum.
Thanks so much for visiting today!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
I made this one to match the wedding card below. Using a stamp produced by Heather's Stamping Haven in Ottawa, I stamped with a multicolour Encore Inkpad, then embossed with Silver Pearl EP (also from Heather's). I added a little floral ribbon trim around the top and bottom edges, and dotted each flower centre and parts of the stamped area with Tulip Fashion Bead Paint.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
You can see LOTS more from this challenge on TwoPeas.
THANKS for the inspiration dear Daria! Thanks so much for visiting me today.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Decoupage with Aleene's® Paper Glaze™, seed beads in centres of roses, Tulip® 3-D Fashion Paint™ dotted around the edges, assembled with Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue® and pop dots. I did this one yesterday for yet another friend diagnosed with cancer.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
I'm working on Easter cards for submission. It's so odd to be doing these now, but all the magazines work about six months ahead of a theme. I used a Cuttlebug background on this centre fold card which I'd cut with the Creatve Memories oval cutting set. I used a peel-off for the egg, which I filled with Tulip Fashion Bead Glitter Paints by Duncan, cut and mounted on a scrap of Paper House embossed paper. Anna Griffin punched shapes on gold glossy cardstock surround the egg. I was trying to achieve a sort of "Ukranian egg" look.
This one's done with glitter cardstock, peel-offs done with Bic Art Markers and Tulip glitter paints, Anna Griffin corner punch, and another little scrap of Paper House embossed paper.