Wednesday, April 7, 2010

~~~ Inspiration ~~~

Trying to keep up with my blog and not let it
go unattended again.
Thought I would try to get back to
playing with some Cabinet Cards.
So I decided I needed some inspiration by
posting some I made already.

Beaded Trim and Seed Beads

Masked the image for glitter.

Painted background.
Peeled off mask for grunge look.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

~~~ Tag Challenge ~~~

Today I made a 3D tag that I may enter
in a StampTV challenge.
Row of pearls on bottom below silver ribbon.
Silver toned hanger attached with heart brad.
Cut-out images from vintage ephemera book.
Border of white tulle flowers with pearls in center.
White heart says Love inside it.
It is one of those large tags that I believe crafters
make tag books out of. I like creating with these tags.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

~~~ SpringTime Crafting ~~~

Several years ago my sister sent me a card that
I always wanted to make for myself. Well I
finally played with it one day and here it is.
A spring purse card!! Scanning does not
show any shine or sparkle. But it is fun
sharing this with you!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

~~~ I Love Projects!! ~~~

Yes...I love spending the day on a project.
Going thru my stash of images for one subject.
Catching up on my craft magazines.
Organizing my embellishments, etc etc etc.
What you see above is my latest idea.

I got together all the images I had of dolls

and mounted them on cardstock

I had put thru the Xyron machine.

Was a bit tricky working on the
sticky side. Forgot you can't slip an image
under another one!
Then I used Distress ink pads and a stencil
brush and rubbed it to look antiquey. Is that
a word? lol
Another experiment was to apply a sealing of
some kind. So I used a sponge brush and
applied a layer of US Artquest Perfect
Paper Adhesive - Matte. Nice finish and
no streaks or brush lines!
Lastly, becuase this is getting too long, I scanned
it in case I screwed up when I decided to cut it.
I wanted to see how it would look as a card
background and also for an ATC. And if I really
liked it I would now have more than the original!!
So here is the start of a Bookmark Tag.....

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

~~~ Bookmarks ~~~

Played with Bookmarks this past weekend.

I like putting them in with greeting cards.

Some are large for large books!

The smaller ones do not show the glitz!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

~~~ Musical ATCs ~~~

My late Grandmother played the piano for
the silent movies. She also sang with her
twin sister and the music was often written
for them.
My sisters and I have several of the old pieces
of sheet music, and the ones that are in bad
condition I decided to share with my art
So today I made my first ATCs with them.
I also used stamps, oil pencils and Tim's
Distress Ink.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

~~~ Valentine's Day ~~~

Created ATCs today for a swap of
Roses with beads.
I decided to make a white one for me
and added 4 glass beads.
And these 2 below are for the swap.
The one on the left was an ivory image
that I colored with chalk and
added 4 beads.
The other one was cut from a greeting
card and I added 3 glass beads.

I made two others but I didn't like then and
so I am just storing them for examples of
what not to use or do with ATCs and beads.

Was also busy with other group swaps.

An Easter Card with an ATC for RAK.

Too bad you can't see all the sparkles!

And lastly, a Shabby Chic Tag,

Saturday, February 13, 2010

~~~ Bookmarks ~~~

Made my first Bookmarks.
St. Patty's Day was my theme today.
And one is for a group swap!
Used K&Co. Paper, fibers, 3 clip arts.
and total of 4 stamps.
If not real clear to you, I often have
hard time after scanning and I don't
have a DC anymore...sorry if not clear.

Friday, February 12, 2010

~~~ TAGS ~~~

I just made my first Tags because I am in a

group swap of a Lady in Green Tag,

I used a text stamp and a decorative one,

some Flower Soft for the first time, and

pencils, fibers, and Distress Ink.

Monday, February 1, 2010

~~~ ATC Watercolor ~~~

A new discovery!! Watercolor Pencils!!
I love the control of the pencil as opposed
to a brush. And then using a wet brush is
fun to apply to the pencil coloring.
This is a stamp that I colored becuase I
am not too adept at drawing...but I am
trying. I am using the grid method for really
intricate images, and just winging it on others.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

~~~ ATCs ~~~

These are images from over 30 years ago,
I hand colored with Derwent Oil Pencils.
Recently I resized them for ATCs.
The left I burnished with pink
chalk, and the antique looking one
I burnished with Holtz' Distress Ink.