Sunday, December 29, 2013

JUST US GIRLS # 221 Photo inspiration

This will probably be the last post for this year. I have grown leaps since I started this blog, and I have enjoyed every minute. I have learned so much, and I know that I can do more. So here is the card that I did for JUGS #221.

This is actually the first card that I made for this challenge, and then I was not satisfied, and made another. That one was even worse, so I decided to post the first one. All of the inspiration photos that the design team made were so good and great ideas from the inspiration photo.

I used an old fashioned clock and decided to go with that theme. I added some gold on the edges of the scallop oval and also put gold on the numbers. The gold fades to brown and those little dots are supposed to be champagne bubbles. Thought I better describe what I wanted to accomplish.

Thanks for looking and have a Happy New Year! I gotta go and watch football!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Monday #88

Merry Monday #88 Use an Animal on your Christmas card. Well, I thought of this sweet mouse from Mouse House. He is just swinging by on a holly branch to say Merry Christmas. Here he is.

I colored him with Copic Markers on white CS and added a layer of red, all on a base of silver. Just a bow on the side and the holly berries were colored with sakura pen.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Timeless Tuesday #225 Use Vellum

I heat embossed the image on to vellum with white embossing powder, and colored it from the back side. I also cut out the window frame in vellum. Both of these are adhered to sky blue CS. I used the Winter Berries stamp set for the image and the sentiment. The hardest part was getting the vellum adhered.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! God Bless!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Just Us Girl's challenge #219 Faux Silk

A quick post here, as it is a busy week, but yesterday, I had some time to experiment and that is certainly what I did. I have never done the faux silk technique before and watching the video helped. But I had an image that was already stamped and I wanted to use it, so.... I did my own technique. I colored the Dahlia image from Flourishes and the crumbled up some tissue and put it on top. I like the effect that I got and continued with some Sand CS cut with a spellbinder die and that was layered onto Eggplant CS from GKD. I have a large spool of neutral crochet thread and I can color it with my Copics, and that is what I used for the accent on the side. Then the pearls finished it off.
See what you think.

I'm off to complete house chores and then out for the day. Have a great one yourself.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Timeless Tuesday #250 ~ Words To Inspire

Words to Inspire! That's the challenges this week at Flourishes. I immediately when to the new set that I got, when I won the November release. It is called Friendship and Flowers. I chose the flower and the sentiment from that set and stamped them on to patterned paper from WeR Memory Keepers. That layer was put onto a Kraft layer cut out from a Spellbinders die, Timeless Rectangle. The base is Asparagus CS from GKD. I tore the paper around the sentiment and sponged the edges and ten added the heart, covered in glossy accents.
I can't tell you how important family and friends are in this period of my journey. It was hard to pick a sentiment from this sets, as they are all so good.
So this year, I want to be a better friend to all. Listen better and be there in spirit and heart.
Here is my card.

This card will be entered in the Timeless Tuesday #250

Here is another card that I made just for fun.

CAS card with the snow falling on the telephone booth. I wanted to get some of the stamps that I liked "inky".

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

Monday, December 9, 2013

December Release Challenge – Flip It! #83 CMC Holiday Party

I chose this sketch for my card today. The design paper is from WeR Memory Keepers Anthologie pack. Of Course the stamp is Wrap it Up and I used the bow because I thought the sketch looks like packages. The tag has a sentiment from Garden Picks. If it looks a little different, it is because I stamped it on vellum and then colored it with the Copics markers. It was a bit difficult to color onto vellum with alcohol markers. You have to work very lightly.

This card will also be entered in the CMC Holiday Party #83. any image colored with Copics.

Thanks for your comments in advance and I do enjoy them very much.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Timeless Tuesday #249 ~ Stitch It Up!

One last post this week. It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here. House is decorate inside and out, and there is promise of snow soon. As long as you don't have to go out in it, it's beautiful. Lol
The challenge this week is to use stitching. We can use either real or faux. Well, I chose faux.

And here is my card for this challenge.

On navy CS, I stamped the snowflakes from the Handmade Snowflakes stamp set at Flourishes. I used versa mark and white embossing powder. Then I did the embossed resist technique and sponged navy ink over the top and rubbed off the snowflakes with a paper towel. The sentiment is from the same set and is heat embossed with silver glitter. On the bottom, I used silver threads and a sequin snowflake with a rhinestone in the center. Cut out the sentiment with a spellbinder die and did the faux stitching around the edges as well as the whole card. Last, that little red glitter heart that I seem to be putting on every card that I do. Just love that touch of love.

Thanks for stopping by and I do appreciate your comments.