Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I don't know about where you live....but here the leaves are turning yellow, red and orange. The yellow ones on the neighbor's tree are fluttering down at a rapid rate.....reminding me that it won't be long and our MONGO maple tree will present us with piles of raking pleasure!
Monday, September 29, 2008
I'm on a roll here.....here are a few more of the Eagle Petroglyph from The Rubber Cafe. For this one I paired it with BasicGrey's Archaic Collection, Making Memories Rub-ons and lots of eyelets! I colored the eagle as a Golden Eagle with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.
For this one I used paper from My Mind's Eye and some metallic stuff I bought from a print shop. Eagle is colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The image was stamped on the metallic cardstock, I tore the inside out leaving a little *frame* and then ran the whole thing through the Script Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I made a *faux ribbon* with cardstock and used SU!'s Hodgepodge Hardware to dress it up. The poem is Song of the American Eagle that I found on the internet and printed on my computer. Faux stitching finished it off nicely.
Finally for this one....again it's Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol I did the frame similar to the prior card adding faux stitching and distressing to this one. Designer paper is by BasicGrey's Boxer and Archaic Collections. Stars are from Fancy Pants Papa Collection. I cut the eagle out on this one for added dimension and popped it up on foam dots.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Stamp - Eagle Petroglyph, http://www.therubbercafe.com/
Designer Paper - Fancy Pants, Pappa Collection
Vellum - Tan (unknown source)
Cardstock - Tan (unknown source), Dark Brown (Bazzil)
Linen Thread (SU!)
For this image, I stamped the eagle on tan vellum with black Stazon ink. Then I flipped it over and with the handle of my stipple brush I gently but firmly *embossed* the eagles head on a styrofoam pad. This will turn the vellum white and give it a dimensional look....perfect for feathers! I colored the beak on the back of the vellum with a Copic Marker. I then cut out the image and attached it to the cardstock with mini glue dots.
I ran the designer paper through the Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. Then I sanded it and faux stitched it to the card base. The star is cut out of the designer paper and attached with foam tape over the linen thread.
Thank you for stopping by!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Stamp set is Live Your Dream, (SU!), Ribbon is Martha Stewart, Cardstock is River Rock (SU!), and the floral piece is wall paper that I cut out. Thinking of You is by Wordsworth!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Stamps: Thouroughly Thankful
Colors: Copic, Prismacolor Pencil, Gamsol
Punch: SU! Tag Punch
Eyelets: Antique Brass
Buttons: BasicGrey Archaic Collection
Ribbon: Martha Stewart
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Scallops are recycled from Fancy Pants Packaging...love it!
This card was heavily inspired by this one by Chipper on SCS. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
This card is another attempt to clean off my desk! I had these chipboard stickers left here....and now they have a home!
Chipboard Stickers: BasicGrey Boxer
Flower Brad Buddies: Lost Art Treasures by American Tag
Ribbon: unknown source
Dragonfly Brad: Creative Impressions
Scalloped Circle Panel: Archiver's
Designer Paper: BasicGrey Boxer Collection
Cardstock: Navy Linen (The Paper Cut)
Rubber Stamp: Purple Onion Designs
Also, I have a winner for the little RAK and that would be RetiredHeather! Email me your address Heather and I'll pop your goodies in the mail!!
Friday, September 12, 2008
It's my week to present a challenge over at Embellish-Online....so here's the scoop!
- Friday Challenge
- September 12
- Hostess: Michelle
- Challenge: Incorporate rub-ons on your project. These little lovelies are a fun way to add delicious detail or a fun focal-point to any project. Show us how YOU incorporate rub-ons into your work!!!
Please use keyword FC7 when you upload your projects to the gallery so we can all see your beautiful work!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I was given this set by a friend to make her some cards for ideas. This is my first attempt. It is a pocket card. I paper pieced the various elements of the main stamp and then shaded them with Copics and prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The coloring on the designer paper gives it a fun effect. The designer papers are out of my scrap drawers, the cardstock is Really Rust and Chocolate Chip by SU! The pumpkin on the tag has been outlined with Spica Glitter pens for a bit of color.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Today is a *lucky post*.....so leave me a comment and your name goes into a drawing for a small RAK from me. I'm not telling what it is.....but my son will pick a lucky winner on Sunday night....so Good Luck, and I look forward to hearing from you!!!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
box: 3.5" x 3.5" (score at 3/4" on each side
bag piece: 4.25 x 11"
very important tip: use tacky tape on all of the steps that you have to tape together. I didn't on the tabs and they kept popping off, so had to add the tacky tape.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Image: Lockhart, colored with Copics
Punch: Fiskars Threading Water Punch
Ribbon: Vintage (thanks Debbie!)
Techniques: Faux Stitching, Distressing
Just a simple little card....for a cheery hello!
Cardstock: black (SU!); Archaic designer paper (BasicGrey), acetate
Ink: Stazon Black, Marvy Black
Photo Corner Punch: SU!
Branches Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Stamps: River City Rubber Works
Metallic Dots: JoAnn's
Mini-Metallics Rub-Ons: Rosewood, Cameo Pink, Sky Blue, Silver Blue
Mini-Luster Rub-Ons: White Sparkle, Midnight Sparkle, Apple Green
Art Institute Glitter: Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
So, for more inspiration along these lines, check out the gallery....it is chock full of it!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The sunflower isn't from my garden...but I got to enjoy it on my table....what a beauty! Think we got our last swim in today after school...but I'll enjoy every last flower till the snow flies again!!
One of the things I've been working on is a scrapbook for my brother & wife. They adopted a Boxer and I wanted to make them a book of memories to remember her by. I won't post all of it here....but just a few of the pages. It was a fun switch from cards and I enjoyed putting it together.
The album is by Bo Bunny.
The paper pack is by Deja Views and included the die cut alphabet, shapes and vellum verses.
Pardon the goofy photos...that's what a finger smudge will do to you!! Thanks for stopping by!!