Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Created by Hand...make a Christmas ornament (I used one of my favourite Christmas papers, from Kaisercraft in Australia, with each of eight circles outlined with Krylon gold leafing ink)
Crazy Amigo...use hearts (there it is, hanging off my ornament, stamped with this beautiful Quietfire Design calligraphy Christmas tree) stamp
Arty Girlz...make SMALL art (my ornament is 2 1/2" in circumference)
Pretty Paper Hearts...use symbolism ( I used the Christmas tree and the heart itself...each symbol being self explanatory)
And here's the little paper ornament:
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. This may well be my last blog post till the New Year, as I'm travelling to Quebec to spend the holidays with my daughter, son, and grandchildren. I wish you all a wonderful, safe, and peaceful holiday!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Here's my interpretation of the sketch...with a bow It's a little "Happy Hopper" reminder for us all to take some time for ourselves over the busy holidays. Thanks Kianel! The sentiment stamp is from Impression Obsession.
I'm looking forward to more wonderful sketch ideas from all
the Ismaki gals, and more great Wednesday Stamper
challenges in the New Year!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
to use this one as "car bling," and will hang it from my
rearview mirror as a little festive touch as I drive
from Nova Scotia to Quebec to spend the holidays
with my daughter, son, and grandkiddies.
Ooohhh, I LOVE Christmas!
for taking some time to stop by my blog today!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Thank you so much for visiting today.
I hope you're ALL keeping warm and happily preparing for the holidays!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I have a framed print of this beautiful image in my "Happy Room," where I'm
lucky to enjoy hours of creating and art play every day.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.
I wish you a creative week!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
It was delightful to work with, THANK YOU Manue!
The design team's cards are really wonderful; hope you'll stop by over there to see them. "Our Isa" didn't do a card for this week's challenge, and although I'm missing her lovely creations, I imagine she's just a little busy getting ready to move from the UK to Canada next month! I look forward to catching up with her when her move is complete, and she's settled in to her new Canadian home in Toronto wih her husband and their children. It will certainly be an adventurous Christmas for them all!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
As soon as I saw this beautiful, pensive woman, I knew I wanted to create a card for a friend who's struggling with some of life's unexpected circumstances. I've submitted this piece for the TGIF challenge this week too, where the theme is "Vintage," and for Crazy Amigo, where the theme is the moon! I decreased the woman image, made her a little more subdued, positioned her inside the window, then positioned a moon image as a reflection in the window. After printing, I distress inked the whole piece, wanting a subdued, vintage look, used the sentiment from Quietfire Design, and added platinum UTEE in the top right area of the window frame.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
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Sunday, November 16, 2008
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This week's CBH challenge is to use alcohol inks. This week's Cuttlebug challenge is to emboss on a die cut. I inked up some gold matte paper with Lettuce and Stream alcohol inks, cut the ornament shape with a Cuttlebug Die, then embossed it using two Cuttlebug folders, and added some Stickles on the roofs of the houses.I cut an ornament shape from chipboard as well and glued the paper to the chipboard, for a little more stability. Then I outlined the ornament with gold krylon ink, and stamped the sentiment (from Quietfire Design). The little pearls are from "Kaiser Scrapbooking." Thanks for taking the time to visit today!
Monday, November 10, 2008
This week at Arty Girlz, the challenge is to take inspiration from a blog. So I decided to use the colour scheme from my own blog to do these challenges. Thanks Crissi and Julie!
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
So, that's the genesis for this card, where I've
combined three challenges.
Over at Arty Girlz, the challenge is to use some freehand work. Oh my. I use stamps because I can't even draw stick people! So the best I could do was to dot black ink around the border of my oval, and you wouldn't believe how long it took me to do THAT! The oval on my card is the third dotted attempt. Sigh. So, Crissi and Julie, I really did try! ;)
I stamped the SU heart with Vintage Paper Distress Ink, then overstamped the Quietfire Design sentiment in India Black Ink. This picks up the theme over at Created By Hand,
which is to use black and brown tones.
Thanks for stopping by today. Now, in my lingering celebratory mood, I'm off to see everyone else's wonderful things!
Monday, November 3, 2008
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
This card also uses the same clear embossing/resist technique, with a lace stamp from Paperbag Studios
and a quote stamp from Quietfire Design.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
and below the card is their sketch.
I used a Paper Inspirations Santa stamp and one of my
favourite snowflake stamps from Impression Obsession.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This tag uses a section of the Flower Background stamp, designed by Leigh Hannan, and this sentiment stamp. I added gold Stickles, and edged the circles with gold metallic ink.
This tag uses the Leigh Hannan Swirl Background stamp, which I think looks beautiful all on its own on an ornament shaped tag.
This tag uses the small Damask Snowflake, and
this sentiment stamp.
This tag uses the Small Leaf Wreath stamp and a sentiment
from the Mini Messages set.
This very simple tag was cut from a Cuttlebug die and stamped with the Swirl Background stamp, and embossed with Ranger Seafoam White embossing powder.
Please look to the right side of my blog, where you'll find clickable links to all other Impression Obsession designers' blogs, where you'll find more delectable tag ideas!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I created these cards remembering my dear friend Deb, who died on October 11th. during Breast Cancer Awareness month last year. This card will go to her husband Jamie, the love of her life.
I created the two following cards at the same time, with the same techniques, while I was enjoying time spent remembering her wisdom and her friendship. This all came about as a result of a card making celebration over at TwoPeas. I participated by creating a challenge for card makers. You can read about the challenge and see cards created for other wonderful women
right here at TwoPeas .
The stamps and the majority of supplies are from Quietfire Design. This is my Quietfire design team project for October. Thanks for stopping by and remembering with me today.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
How LUCKY I am to be able to design for Impression Obsession! This month, we were challenged to create a Christmas "set" of some kind. I decided to do this set, using RED for this week's Arty Girlz challenge, and lots of Swarovski crystals (one of my favourite ways to add bling and texture) to fit with this week's Wednesday Stamper challenge, and vibrant metallic colours, to fit with this week's Crazy Amigo challenge. My set includes this little box with tiny gift cards. After temporarily removing all the hardware on the box, I sprayed it with white Gesso (Krylon) first, then painted the inside with Lumiere Metallic Silver, and the outside with Lumiere Metallic Crimson. After it dried, I lightly distressed it with sandpaper, then stamped all over with a Top Boss Tinted Embossing Pad and one of my favourite background stamps, this Swirls background here. Then I replaced the hardware (painted silver with a Krylon Silver Leafing Pen) and glued lots of Swarovski crystals for the necessary Christmas bling effect (lol).
I created the cards, with horizontal and vertical folds, to fit inside the little box, using the Leigh Hannan Holiday Set, and the Oblong Ornament, using silver embossing, StazOn stamping, and Tombow colouring,
then adding lots more Swarovski crystals.
I LOVE the holiday season, so it was pure bliss creating this set, which will be going to my daughter (who's raising four little boys, and studying full time at university, and too busy to create anything herself! lol).
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and please be sure to stop by to see the fabulous work of other Impression Obsession designers, who'll all be posting some time today:Daniela's, Dina's, ,Julie's, Kelli's, and Laura's.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Yep. Really. A coffin. Okaaaay then.
So this is my offering. The stamp is from Quietfire Design. The image is one I found on the 'net. I added the little googlie eyes
and the bride's flowers. The coffin had to be upside-down so I could fit the stamped sentiment the way I wanted to. ;)
So, hmmm, what might be a "useful" occasion for this little thing? I know! How about a GOTH WEDDING?? If you have any of those coming up, I'd be pleased to donate my little card. :) Hmmm...another thought...Suzanne suggested using it as a card for a wedding anniversary...GREAT idea 'eh? (lol) Maybe I'll use it for my OWN next year...think it'll send an interesting message??
Thanks for stopping by today to see my funnies.