Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Our Challenge was to Create a Layout or Card using cardboard. Stamp with it, cut it into shapes, paint it, distress it! Just have fun!
If you choose to play along...be sure to use keyword FC13 when uploading your card so we can all find it! To view everyone's card in the gallery click here.
I used the Swirled Dove from The Rubber Cafe....I so love this stamp. I added some gold glitter to this one after I stamped it on white pearlescent cardstock. The gold ribbon is vintage as is the button....check it out...it has holly on it! The cardboard is from my daughter's birthday packaging! The white scalloped piece is still packaging from my Fancy Pants Storybook....recycling is so much fun! The gold desiger paper is by Penny Black and the base layer is SU's black cardstock. JOY are brads from JOANN Fabrics that are layered on a gold cardstock that has been run through the brocade cuttlebug embossing folder.
This is a lucky post! I will be sending some lucky commenter a few little goodies!
Leave a post on this card by Friday, October 31 and I will have my son pull a name from the hat.
For an extra chance to win....go check out The Rubber Cafe's new website and tell me your 2 favorite stamps! The have some sales...so check it out and Good Luck!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Also, I'd like to extend and invitation to you and all of your Copic-loving friends to pop on over to Embellish-Online.com for a COPIC CHAT with our representative EmilyLaurel. Come with questions you may have...what an awesome opportunity to learn more about these art tools!
When: Thursday, October 30, 7:00PM
Where: http://www.embellish-online.com/ in our Copic Forum
RSVP: If you choose to join us or extend the invitation on your blog, be sure to let us know where you received the invitation....just post here, we'd like to know!!! Hope to see you there!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The card base is SU!'s Chocolate Chip cardstock. The designer paper is from BasicGrey's Mellow Collection. I used faux stitching to *sew* the pieces to the card. The branch and owl stamp are from Pink Paislee's Vintage Moon stamp set. The owl is colored with Copic Markers and the eyes are highlighted with Spica Glitter pens. The Flourishes are from Maya Road and have been run through the Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing folder. I then followed the embossed swirls with my attached gems....perfect swirls!! Flower is by Prima and the leaves are a flower that has been cut apart. I higlighted the leaves on the branch with little orange gems.
Are you a Copic Collector....or a wannabe?! Embellish-Online's Copic Representative, EmilyLaurel, is going to hold a chat on our forum. Click here to vote on when the chat should be and find out the exact date the chat will be held. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I have a few challenges on my stamping list of things to do that I don't have crossed neatly off....so I'm playing catch-up now!
This card is for Friday Challenge 10 which Julie was the hostess of. Our challenge was a sketch challenge and to make it crisp and clean. This one was truly a challenge for me with SO many layers and crisp and clean too! I pulled together a few scraps from my drawer and this is what I came up with. The sunflower is from SU! and Just because is by A Muse. The button is vintage, the ribbon is SU! The image is colored with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. You can check out everyone else's creations here.
This card is for Friday Challenge 12. This challenge was hosted by Daniela. Our challenge was to create a card using the color red, buttons and a bit of stamping. I used another SU! image and used my Copic Markers to color the image. I used the tip to tip method of shading on this image. This involves taking the lighter color marker and pulling color off of a darker coordinating marker. This allows you to shade without having definate shading lines as well as extends the shades of colors you can have with just a few markers. I punched the designer paper with the Martha Stewart Doily punch. You can see the other challenge cards here.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I had some punched panels here that I made with and Empunchlar tool some time ago. I hand cut around the outside edge of the frame and then layered it on a scalloped circle panel from Archiver's. The purple flowers are punched and the flower centers are actually tiny sun punches! I added the adhesive pearls to pretty it up some.
The opening portion of this card is the white part. I embossed it with the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls Embossing Folder. Ribbon is from Martha Stewart's line. The Journaling Frame is from BasicGrey's Journal Block set. The Happy Anniversary is by The Peddler's Pack Stampworks. I cut around the journal block as well.
If you've been inspired to play along, please join us and put the code FC8 in as a keyword so we can find your work in the gallery!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The something new would be From the Heart and the Swirled Dove from The Rubber Cafe....it is so fun to stamp and embellish. This time I used transparent glitter from Art Institute. I'd tell you the color if I could find the container in my mess! The scalloped punch is my Martha Stewart Doily Lace one that I finally found at Walmart. Now I see MORE at Michael's...argh! The little diamond thingys are from Martha Stewart's line as well.
A touch of Faux Stitching to *finish off* the card. The designer paper is by NRN Designs. The blue base of the card is some very shimmery stuff as well. I'm not sure of the source.
Thanks for taking a peek!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
A little housekeeping:
Lori Barnette wrote:
WOW!! How cute is THAT!!! awesome I say...AWESOME!
Email me with your info and it goes postal. If I don't hear by Tuesday, I will pick another winner.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
For the center of the framed heart I ran it through the Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and then ran a black ink pad over the embossing. May Arts ribbon is soft and ties easily around the heart frame. For the button I colored the image and punched it out with a circle punch, then applied to a clear button with Diamond Glaze. I finished the button off with some embossing floss....no naked buttons here! LOL! I'm loving the Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, and layered over some shimmery Bazzil cardstock for some contrast! The heart on the shimmer paper is colored with Copic At You Spica Glitter pens. From the Heart is also from The Rubber Cafe.
Now for the Trick-or-Treat box winner:
WOW that is cute!
October 6, 2008 4:30 PM
Michelle...you have until Friday night to email me your snail mail address. If I don't hear from you by then I will select a new winner. Thanks to each of you that responded....I appreciate your comments! 20,000 hits and my first blog anniversary isn't too far away.....so stay tuned!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
After they dried I cut them out and ran them through my Xyron Sticker maker machine. A little tip.....rub the back of the release paper with a bone folder to push the adhesive into the glitter. Another little note....I cut off the top wing so I could get both birds on one card....they are sitting!! The embossed flowers are by Prima Marketing, the black flower pinwheels are from Paper Wishes. The base cardstock is Glimmer Paper for added sheen.
Thanks for taking a peek at what I've been up to! Tomorrow night I select a blog candy winner....so check it out for a chance to get some spook-tacuolar goodies!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thanks for stopping by...and be sure to check out yesterday's post if you are interested in some BLOG CANDY!!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Don't forget to pop back in tomorrow for the opening of Embellish-Online's Design Team Gallery! ....I'm *still* just sayin!! ;)
Friday, October 3, 2008
On later copies of this card I punched some vellum of the same tint and I like the softer look of that embellished with the glitter pens.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
- 189 Pearl Ultrafine Pearlescent (white)
- 154 Twig Ultrafine Opaque (dark brown of eagle)
- 208 Fauna Ultrafine Transparent (rock)
- 276 Salmon Ultrafine Transparent (beak)
I apply the colors from lightest to dark, allowing the image to dry in between contrasting colors. Then, once dry I run the image through the Xyron sticker machine. I rub the backside of the sticker paper with my bone folder to push the glue into the dried glittered surface. It should then release easily and you can apply it to the designer paper.
The cardstock is Core'dinations and the dark panel was run through the Distressed Strip Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and then sanded. This paper is fun to sand and distress since the core color pops out and adds a fun contrast.
The circle was punched from SU!'s Always Artichoke cardstock, run through the cuttlebug, faux stitched, distressed and inked with SU!'s Chocolate Chip ink. The HB are from Cuttlebug's Tag Sale Alphabet. I hand lettered the happy birthday on them.
This card also is the Eagle Petroglyph Stamp from The Rubber Cafe. I stamped the image 8 times and then cut a 1 1/4 inch square from them. I folded them all into a kite shape making sure to orient them all the same. When putting into the medallion I noticed the flower shape pop out at me. I accented the lower beak of the eagle with a Melon At You Spica Glitter Pen for my leaves. I colored the area under his beak with an Orange At You Spica Glitter Pen. I put eyelets into the *eyes* of the eagle. This is the first time I've ever tried faux stitching on my medallion itself...I may have to try that again!
Thanks for popping by....Oct 5th the opening of the Embellish-Online Design Team Gallery is right around the corner.....you might want to come back! ....just sayin'.....