Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Created by Hand Challenge
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Crazy Amigo Challenge
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
Impression Obsession Team Challenge
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!
Created By Hand Challenge
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Remembering my friend Deb...
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.