Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wedding Card for a Co-Worker

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.