Sunday, November 29, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge

Wow, busy papercrafing weekend! Here is my entry for the Flourishes Timeless tuesday Challenge...make a Cristmas themed card. Challenge details can be found  HERE.

Paper:     SU Bashful Blue, Curious Iridescents White

Ink:         SU Bashful Blue reinker, SU Ballet Blue, Versa Mark, Craft White

Stamps:   Flourishes "Pointsettia and Boxwood", Flourishes "Christmas Music"

Other:      Spellbinders Classic Frame die, MS deep border punch "Garden Trellis",  SU Iridescent Ice EP, Stickles "Waterfall", "Say it in Pearls" flourish, SU embossing folder "Petals a Plenty".

Background papers:  Applied bashful blue ink to the raised surfaces of the petals a plenty EF and ran through the Big Shot. Stamped the sheet music stamp with versa mark and heat embossed with iridescent ice. Rubbed BB chalk lightly over the raised music to give it a little definition. Applied VM over the cut out ares of the frame , removed and heat embossed with II EP.

Pointsettias: These were made using the reinker method. I stamped the floweres with Craft white ink and embossed with clear EP. After spritzing the embossed paper with water you pick up some of the lightest blue ink using a waterbrush and touch the tip to the petal. The water moves the ink around. Repeat with the darker blue in other areas of the stamped image.

The trellis was inked up with VM and then heat embossed with the II EP. I wish the sparkle showed up better in the photo.

Have a great day!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Better late than never....

Here's a late Stampin B's challenge card. This was for last weeks challenge "Red, Black, White and a Moon hosted by Lois Bak. I know how much she enjoys "Twilight" as do I.  I really wanted to create this for her but completely missed the deadline! So in honor of "New Moon" here is my belated entry.

The details are as follows:

Paper:     SU  Real Red

Stamps:   SU Nature Silouettes,  NECA Twilight stamps

Ink:         Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic R27

Other:      Spica Glitter pen - Black, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders Medallion die, Wolf print clip art, MS flock

I masked the moon shape by using a circle punched out of Eclipse tape. I then airbrushed the sky using Copic R27. Over this I then stamped the tree and grass. I stamped the wolf , applied crystals effects and added a heavy sprinkle of the flocking. After it dried I cut out the wolf and attached it using a glue dot.
Before embossing the background paper I rubbed the Momento ink on the raised surface and then embossed. Crystal effects was applied over the moon surface.

Thanks for looking!


Stampin B's challenge

Hello again! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I know I'm still full....Todays card is for this weeks Stampin B's challenge  HERE. The challenge was to make a Thanksgiving card.

The details are as follows:

Paper:     K and Co. "Lifes Tapestry",  SU Chocolate Chip, SU Marigold Morning. The leaves were die cut from 2 pieces from Basic Gray's "Indian Summer"

Ink:        Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers ( R08, YR12) I airbrushed the edges of the center panel with the die still in place.

Other:     Spellbinders nestabilities, MS border punch "Rings", Spellbinders shapabilities die of leaves and acorn. Pearls, ribbon and glitter on the veins of the leaves adhered with a quickie glue pen.

There is a small strip of paper behind the frame which is hard to see. I wanted another piece of patterned paper but couldn't come up with a match so I created my own.....I airbrushed Copic R89 through the Spellbinders flourish Impressibilitie metal screen onto SU Marigold morning. I wish you could see it better.There is some sponging around the edges of the MM panel as well to give the card depth.

Thanks for taking a look and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Gee I'm getting into this holiday card making spirit! Today's creation is a blue and white snowflake card, complete with glitter and a gemstone flourish.

The details are.......

Paper: K and Co. "Winter Wonderland", GP white, silver
Ink: Copic airbrush (Sprayed large glitter snowflake blue using B05)
Other: Recollections glitter snowflakes, Say it in crystals clear gem flourish, sheer ribbon, MS border punch, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

Thanks for looking. I'm working on a Fall/Thanksgiving card for Wednesday....nothing like waiting till the last minute!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Anyone for Anya? weekly challenge

Hello again......and it's almost FRIDAY!!!!!  I decided to try a "Anyone for Anya?" weekly challenge.This one features "something round" in the layout. The details can be found HERE. I have become seriously addicted to all of the stamps and digital images found at "The Greeting Farm". Here is my entry.......

The deer in the "Forest Friends" set is so cute I had to make him fuzzy. He reminds me of  "Rudolph", hence the red gem for his nose.

Stamps:  TGF "Forest Friends"
Paper:     Basic Gray "Eskimo Kisses", SU Rich Razzlebery, Old Olive
Ink:         Memento, SU Rich Razzleberry (sponging on the flower), Copic markers
Other:     Spellbinders Edgabilities, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug HSN collection snowflake embossing folder, Flock, gems and pearls, paper flower, Bow Easy

After stamping , I colored the image then  applied a thin layer of crystal effects where I wanted the brown flocking to go, then repeated for the white flock. I used a quickie glue pen to applie the glitter to the raised snowflake images for a sparkley effect. I airbrushed the darker green through the Edgabilities die while keeping the paper in place. This was a really fun card to create!
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Mo's Digital Pencil challenge

Phew! Busy weekend.....Todays post is a challenge card for Mo's Digital Pencil challenge. This is my first time participating. I really love her digital images. You can find the blog here:

The recipe is :

Image :    Mo's digital pencil
Paper:     Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses, SU rich razzelberry, pink pirouette
Ink:         Copic markers/airbrush, Prisma color pencils/gamsol
Other:     Sizzix flourish, chipboard snowflakes, white flock, pearls, crystal effects, MS crown border punch

I colored the image with the pencils/gamsol
Airbrushed the flourishes and snowflakes
Applied flocking to the hat band and earmuffs
Applied crystal effects to the boots and book

This definately won't be my last Mo's challenge. They are such fun to color.
Have a great week and thanks for taking a peek!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hey Happy Wednesday! We are finally over the mid-week slump. Below is my contribution to the Flourishes challenge "My Favorite Things" I wish I took better photo's, this card really sparkles in real life! The lyric my card is inspired by: "Silver white winters that melt into spring"

The recipes is .....

Stamps:    Flourishes " Forrest of Trees"
Paper:      Silver metallic, GP white
Ink:          Encore silver, versamark
Other:      SU irridescent ice EP, MS pine needles punch, cuttlebug HSN edition embossing folder, silver pearls, clear gems,  Recollections diamond shaped gem, sheer ribbon and bow-easy.

Thanks for lookin!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hello! Hope you're having a great day. The sun is shining here and it may reach the mid sixties.....not bad for western NY in November!

Here is my card for the StampinB. weekly challenge "Make a Christmas card"

The Recipe is.....

Stamps:      The Greeting Farm's "Keep Cozy"
Ink:             Momento, copic markers
Paper:         SU  Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Other:         Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder, spray glitter, white flock (for earmuffs and hat), small black buttons, EK Success snoflake border punch

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I'm back again! This time I want to share a card with you that was inspired by the hugely talented Amy. I hope you like my rendition of her Centaur.

Stamps:      The Greeting Farm "Mermaid Anya", Digi stamp "Unicorn"
Dies:           Nestabilities, Cuttlebug  cutting and embossing folder
Other:         Prima flowers, Distress stickles "Antique Linen", Fimo clay (coconuts), glitter, pearls and a jump
Ink:             Momento , copic markers and airbrush
Paper:         K and Co. Gina K pure luxury