Thursday, August 28, 2014
This is a card that I made a couple weeks ago for a co-worker who got married this past weekend. It was fun and frustrating to make!
Fun because I played with a background stamp and embossing folder that I had for awhile but hadn't used either yet. The sentiment is from a Stmapin' Up! "oldie goldie" set called Heard from the Heart.
Frustrating because I originally tried to use some Prima flowers that just. did. not. work on the card. I was not a happy camper! And then, Eureka!!!! I remembered that I have a set called Flower Shop and the coordinating punch. So I stamped a few flowers and punched them out. I played with the placement (had to hide the globs of glue left from when I removed the Prima flowers), punched some leaves, and glued them onto the card. It was still a bit plain, so I put some stickles in the centers of the flowers.
Ahhhh, soooooo much better!
Card size: 5-1/2 x 7"
Stamps: (Stampin' Up!) Heard from the Heart, Flower Shop, Baroque (background stamp used in the corners)
Ink: (Stampin' Up!) Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Cardstock: (Papertrey Ink) cream, Stampin' Up!) Marina Mist
Accessories: Embossing Folder, (Stampin' Up!) Flower Punch, (Martha Stewart) Leaf :Punch
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I don't want to lose sight of my blog again, or wait a year or so to make another post! I have a lot of things that I can post, so there is no excuse this time. :-)
Today's offering is a picture that I painted in my smaller size art journal. I like the small one as a good place for "practice" pieces. I am always pleasantly surprised when something turns out as good (or better) as I hoped. This page is one of those "pleasant surprises."
I created the background first with paints and sprays, then drew the tulips with a pencil. I then painted the tulips with a primer coat of gesso before using acrylic paints for the colors. After I was happy with the tulips, I used a black charcoal pencil to outline them & smudged the lines for depth. I then flicked black india ink over the piece with a fan brush. After that, I used molding paste & a stencil to create texture.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Life certainly has a way of getting away from us, doesn't it? I haven't posted anything here is nearly two years!
Surprise, surprise! I have moved yet again for my job. lol I am now back home in Central Florida, have been here since last Thanksgiving. I miss South Carolina, but it's good to be home and closer to family.
Here is the card that I made this this week's Teapot Tuesday challenge seen here: Teapot Tuesday challenge . The only thing that is stamped is the sentiment from Papertrey ink. the flowers and vine are dies from Spellbinders, Tattered Lace, and Sizzix.