Friday, July 31, 2009
A thought provoking quote, I think, for someone who likes to read ...
This is another bookmark or pagekeeper. It would make a lovely gift don't you think.
I have used a brand new stampset from stampin' up called: Sense of Time.
This was made up very quickly so the stamping is quite simple in close to cocoa, chocolate chip and swiped around the edges with my creamy caramel ink pad.This is the other side: I have stamped the smaller clock onto a very vanilla circle, layered it with a scallop circle (in kiwi kiss) and attached it to the book mark with a silver brad.
There are four stamps in this set - I've only used two of them, so I will have to make up a card to show you the other ones.
I can see this will be a great set for scrapbooking both vintage style and for anything relating to time: play time, family time, school time, learning the time, time for me, male pages and cards, grandfathers, baby time ...I have edged the bookmark with a strip of kiwi kiss cardstock using the eyelet border punch.
So many stamps and so little time...
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Thursday, July 30, 2009
To enjoy what you do you have to make what you like, what pleases your sense of creativity. Occasionally others like what I do, or they just like parts of what I do... its an individual thing and thats what I like about it - no two cards are ever the same, depending on the style and taste of the person who makes it.So the card is fairly simple only a few layers ... but I wanted to use one of my wheels: the baroque wheel in versamark ink, and then I decide to clear emboss it to make it dark and glossy. The patterned paper is from the Raspberry tart pack of papers. It is rose red, real red, cameo coral, kiwi kiss and pretty in pink. I love buttlerflies, and the wings kind of mirror the shape of the flowers in the background paper. I have rock and rolled the butterflies in regal rose and rose red ink. The Centre butterfly has a velum layer and is attached with a silver brad. If you look closely you will see I have used some versamark and clear embossing powder to accentuate the wings. I think my clear embossing powder has some dazzling diamonds in it, too. This greeting "Best wishes" is from the Oval All stampset, which becomes available on 1st of August in the new mini catalogue.
I have stamped it in regal rose and touched it up with rose red. Did I mention how useful the oval scallop punch is?
Stampset: Oval all, Dreams du Jour, Baroque Border wheel.
Cardstock: Rose red, Pink pirouette, whisper white, kiwi kiss, vellum.
Ink: Regal rose, rose red, versamark.
Designer series paper - Raspberry tart.
Accessories: Eyelet border punch, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, clear embossing powder, silver brad, half pearl, snail adhesive and dimensionals.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Today's card started out as a CASE from Claire Daly (her response to an image challenge) so I shared her idea of the Enfrancais background stamp on velum as a layer and the strip of Designer series paper beneath then did my own thing from there.
I chose the Pacific Point blue card base as it would contrast nicely with the white stazon ink on the velum. The patterned paper is in baja breeze from the Urban Garden DSP pack.
I have used the Best wishes sentiment from the "oval all" stampset in the new mini catalogue (out on 1st of August) as it fits beautifully into the large oval and the new oval scallop punch - this is a must have punch I promise you....
Monday, July 27, 2009
I have then stamped the wheel in rose red up the right handside of the pink pirouette cardstock.
The ribbon is striped grosgrain in pink pirouette and just tied in a loose knot before wrapping arond the raised (on dimensionals) card.I have stamped the leaves on the left hand side with Regal rose and the sentiment in rose red, also raised on dimensionals.My daughter (still home on holidays) said she liked the butterfly but it wasnt sparkly enough so offered to get the additional sparkly bits for me.
Friday, July 17, 2009
A challenge can be just an inspiration - you don't have to follow it too closely, so I added a few more layers (as you do).
And, the colour challenge for July was called Naval Kraft and included using: Not quite navy, kraft, and Vanilla. The cardstock I used was very vanilla and Not quite navy. For the third colour "kraft" I used the Bella bleu Designer series papers which feature printed flowers in kraft and cream. The very basic stamping is using only one stampset - Bella's bloom.Above is the little flower stamp which I have accented with a half pearl, layered on a scallop punched square of DSP paper, layered over a square of the not quite navy cardstock. A colour challenge is exactly what you need when you have too many colours to choose from or find colour choices difficult.The sentiment stamp is from the same Bella's bloom set. This is lovely for a special birthday, or a card for a friend who is going through a transitional stage of their life, and lets face it aren't we all at one time or another. We all need a reminder sometimes that now is our time to bloom.
* Would you like a copy of the current Idea book and catalogue? email me and I will deliver or post one to you. Book a workshop this month and receive a ring bound copy for free.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The flower is cut out of a spare piece of velum left over from another project. If you look very closely you will see it has the en francais stamp in white stazon ink stamped on it.The small purple flower was punched using the one of a kind punch. I have attached the flower to the card with a small white eyelet and a dot of crystal effects with a clear rhinestone ont the top. Behind the flower cut is a piece of lovely lilac cardstock stamped with the Enfrancais background stamp in elegant eggplant.
On the top layer of white, it is not your computer screen or your eyesight playing up ... I have stamped the background stamp in almost amethyst and eggplant ink.
Stampset: Oval all, En francais background stamp.
Cardstock: Fresh cut note card, velum, Lovely lilac, whisper white.
Ink: Almost amethyst, Elegant eggplant.
Tools and accessories: Eyelet border punch, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, flower punch, one of a kind punch, crop a dile (for hole punching and eyelet setting). Small white eyelet, clear rhinestone and crystal effects, dimensional adhesives.
Who says girl's photos can't be scrapbooked in blue? This beautiful Pacific point blue matches my daughters eyes (well almost) and baja blue is pretty close to the Tshirt colour she is wearing. Page colours - sorted!
For me after colour, scrapbooking is about the embellishments and textures. I use textured cardstock, velum, ribbon, clear buttons, dimensionals to lift the elements off the page and metal brads and frames in styled silver, with cut out and punched shapes for layering. Fortunately by sticking with blue tones and white it holds together and isn't too busy. I have cut and layered this butterfly with white cardstock then a layer of velum (stamped with baja breeze ink) and held the two layers together with a silver brad. The enjoy stamp is with white stazon ink on velum and framed with styled silver.
The clear button is also stamped with white stazon ink and threaded with a very thin strip of cardstock. It makes it much easier to match with your cardstock. I am not big on journalling, so this small frame is just right. Usually the date and names,what we are doing is sufficient for my pages. This apron is particularly special because it was hand made by a very talented friend in Jessica's favourite Dora the Explorer pattern. We are making Anzac biscuits and talking about the origin of words like Anzac and biscuit and cookie ... cooking is an educational activity - Jess should be very good with measurements.
More butterflies, rock and rolled in baja breeze ink then Pacific point. The word stamp has been inked with markers so that only some of the words are stamped that best suits the occasion. The small white button is threaded with a thin strip of blue cardstock.
The completed Pages:
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
When I was happy with the arrangement I took a second piece of card (10.5cm x 12.5cm) and scored both the ends at 0.5cm and 1.5cm to make the fold over bits that make the frame.
Next I decided how I wanted the cut outs to frame the animals and used circle punches to cut out the top layer. Doesn't this little bunny look cute ( to me he resembles Thumper from Bambi fame)?The animals are raised with dimensional adhesive to give them more shadow and I used some crystal effects on their tails and eyes before sprinkling some Dazzling diamond glitter over the top for sparkle.
Sticky strip is used to hold the frame in place on the front of the card. A few embellishments later: like ribbon, Best wishes on a scallop oval punch and faux stitching with my white gel pen and we have the completed card.Materials:
- Stampsets - Forest friends, All ovals.
- Cardstock: Close to cocoa, kiwi kiss and whisper white.
- Ink: close to cocoa, Really rust, kiwi kiss
- Markers: almost artichoke, really rust, close to cocoa.
- Kiwi Kiss and vanilla ribbon, Large oval and scallop oval punches, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, Word window punch, corner rounder, White gel pen, Sticky strip, dimensionals, crystal effects, Dazzling diamonds, Half Pearl.
Friday, July 10, 2009
- White Stazon opaque Ink pad
- Glossy white paper
- Stamp set: Fifth avenue floral
- Re inker or classic ink pads - Rose red, Tangerine Tango and kiwi kiss
- Aquapainter or water colour brush
- spray bottle
- Perfect plum and whisper white cardstock
- Wide oval punch.
- Sharp scissors.
Step 1. Stamp the Fifth avenue flower onto glossy white cardstock with the white stazon ink. Spray with water. You can just see how the ink resists the water on the paper.
Here it is showing the zig zag fold of the card.
And open to see where you can write your message ... the only other thing I might add is a ribbon to hold it closed if you have used dimensionals.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
It works beautifully for watercolouring - stazon resist with reinker watercolouring -Verdict: A versatile and fun new product ... you will see it on many of my new projects I think.