Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I grabbed one of my neglected bellas for this card, then made the sentiment with a studio g alphabet set ($1 bin at Michael's); it's a bit swirly, but it's OK, I guess. I added a bit of color with prismacolor pencils, and punched along the top and bottom edges of the paper strips with a Martha Stewart border punch. Paper is all from BasicGrey LilyKate collection. Final touch: some faux stitching.
Definitely not my best work, but still fun! I have some things I'm planning to work on tomorrow, so hopefully I'll be back with more soon...
Monday, May 26, 2008
And best of all, our nephew deemed it "cool" :)
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Anyway, I stamped the flower (Wonder) with palette metallic silky obsidian onto some speckly white cardstock, then matted it with bazzill bling. I stamped the sentiment using the same ink onto a strip of gray (same as the card base). I texturized some black cardstock for the other layer, and then punched a couple circles from the bazzill to use as embellishments, then anchored them with silver brads.
Country Bitties) onto a scrap of watercolor paper, then added color with wc crayons and a waterbrush. I stamped the phrase (partially inked, from Lilac Blessing) and added a couple buttons to complete the country ensemble. It might be cutesy, but it still has a bit of "grunginess" courtesy of the BasicGrey paper!
So how 'bout checking out what the other smART cookies have created at In the Works, Mama Dini's Stamperia & Sweet Somethings!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Both of these card use the "screen leftovers" (flip the screen and use it after you've sprayed over the first project). The first one uses pink taffy gm, and then I trimmed the panel down and accented it with some gray ink. I stamped the sentiment (Sweet & Simple) with Palette silky obsidian metallic ink, so there's double shimmer going on with this card. I attached the prima with three eyelets, and then filled them in with stardust stickles (still not sure about that particular effect).
The second card was created with deep plum & honeydew mist gm's, and I paired it up with some long-retired SU magenta ink & cardstock. I stamped the sentiment (Butterflies) and attached a couple primas.
Hope you all have a shiny, happy weekend :)
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I hadn't been able to play along with Mercy's sketch challenge these past few weeks, but I took some time this morning to make this quick card. It's a great sketch - no shapes or fancy cutting required! I used a DCWV card base and BasicGrey sugared paper. I stamped the sentiment (Heidi Grace) with brilliance pearlescent crimson ink, then added some primas (dotted with mushroom dimensional pearls) to dress it up a bit. Finished card is 4 1/4" square
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I stamped the teapot with palette seascape (which is a very light color indeed!), brilliance pearlescent sky blue, and versamagic sahara sand. I added the sentiment (versafine sepia), then matted the panel and dirtied it up a bit with Distress Old Paper. I then layered it with papers from the BasicGrey LilyKate collection. Love the soft, soothing colors!
Friday, May 9, 2008
I'm "in the pink" with this first one :) Inks used: palette doudoir blush (stamped off once), palette toile pink, then versamagic pink petunia. I stamped the leaves (Stem Duo) with versamagic tea leaves; this set also has two layers, but I only used one here. I finished off the card by adding the sentiment (Grow Friends), adding some rick rack, and layering with BasicGrey Sultry paper. I generally am not a big fan of pink, but pair it up with brown and you've got me (plus I love the touches of yellow in the paper...)
For this second card, I wanted to use the sentiment that accompanies the set, so I pulled out my reds. The final rose is SU Rose Red, Palette Moulin Rouge & L'Amour Red, then versamagic hint of pesto for the leaves. After I'd stamped it all, I sprayed it down with latte & snowfall glimmer mists just to soften the bright white plus add shimmer. I tied on black grosgrain ribbon (I cut an opening with my x-acto knife), then matted with black and finished it out with a red base. Clean and sophisticated!
Back with another "trio" tomorrow!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I considered just going for a simple no-layers card, but decided that I wanted just a bit of dimension, so started playing around. I started by stamping the flowers (Sweet & Simple) onto white cardstock with black versafine ink, then adding pink & green with prismacolor pencils. I then misted it down with glimmer mist (pink taffy) - I love the shimmer that stuff gives! I then stamped the sentiment (Opportunity Trio) onto a scrap of white, and punched it with the keytag punch (SU) and added a tiny hole. I wrapped some pink chenille yarn around the card, then tied on the tag. Simple, and perfect for spring!
Want to see what the other smART cookies have created? Then head to In the Works, Mama Dini's Stamperia, Dee's Studio, & Sweet Somethings!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
The first one features BasicGrey Two Scoops collection paper. I trimmed along the flower, and then mounted it onto the pink. The flower has also been traced over with a spica glitter pen, so there's a nice shimmer to it.
This second one has this lovely vellum from Over the Moon press (from the prize basket I won on Saturday!), and I mounted it to the card base with white mini brads. Stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of white, then added a prima flower accented with silver liquid pearls.
Both super simple, but I know the grandmas will like the flowers.
I'll be back tomorrow for the smARTworks' Tea Party - no glue allowed this time around!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Our son is really into all things space-related these days, so I knew he'd love this rocket card. No fancy layers or anything (although the flames are accented with glitter) - the camera flash really picked up on the waxy prismacolor pencils, so let me assure you that the main compartment is plain old red (not the funky effect seen here). I'd take another pic, but the card is already pretty rumpled from a certain enthusiastic 5 yr old! (Stamps from Skipping Stones designs)
Back with some grown-up fun tomorrow!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Now back to packing... I always have a hard time deciding what to bring along (because inevitably I'm going to be wishing for stuff I have here). Oh well, I know I'll still have a ball.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I'm keeping it short today as I have quite a bit to get done, including packing up for a 12 hour crop I'm heading to on Saturday. You can be sure I'll have lots to share next week!! :)