Saturday, October 31, 2009
On JustCards, we are playing a color game from now until Christmas. If you are not a member of JustCards, please come and join us. The way the game works is that I have picked over a hundred colors off of a wikipedia site. Each Sunday, I will post 5 colors drawn at random on JustCards. THe game is to make a card using at least three of the 5 colors. I will have different judges each week pick one. That card will be put on the group homepage for the week and I will send them a little prize like unmounted stamps, diecuts or images
This week, the colors chosen were sienna, wheat, plum, cerise, and periwinkle. I chose seinna, wheat and plum. This is my card. The stamps are from an old Stampin Up set.
I made two cards like this this week. The sunset is done with alcohol inks on glossy paper by The Paper Temptress. The stamp is from a set of unmounted Alaska stamps. I was never told who made them. I got them off of ebay a couple years ago. The leaf paper in the background is from K & Company. The beige leaves are tectured and very cool. I hated to cover them up but it really ehlped complete the cards.
Monday, October 26, 2009
I finished up these two bear cards tonight. I did the coloring on the bears over the weekend. They have been colored with Copic markers.
The background was done with Vintage Photo Distress inks. I just kind of lightly rubed the pad over the paper. I don't know who made the bead stamps. They are from an Alaska set I got from ebay that didn't tell who made them.
The word stamps are from Stampin Up. I have two more images ready to use on a card. I hope to get those done tomorrow.
I think cards for men are the very hardest. They also take a lot more time than other cards. Well, I have had requests at work for manly cards so I am trying to get a few done this week. Here is one I did this weekend. The car is from I Brake for Stamps. The word is from Stampin Up. The background is aluminum foil covered card stock that I embossed with my Cuttlebug. I did the coloring with Sharpie and Close to My Heart markers. The rivets in the corners are the final touch.
Monday, October 19, 2009
It is getting cold here. Autumn is in full blow and winter is nipping at our toes. I dream of time on a beach somewhere. The warm sun pouring down.
Pam Peake sent me this image as a gift during an image swap on JustCards. The stamp is designed by D. Morgan. Stamps Happen is the manufacturer. I colored it with colored pencils and OMS. THe background stamps are the shells you have seen often in my work. They are from I Brake for Stamps. They are my all time favorite stamps! They are stamped and shaded with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Hope everyone stays warm!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This was fun. I am really glad I tried the technique. You hold a glossy paper over a candle right in the flame. After it is covered in soot, stamp it with a plain rubber stamp. Then spray it with a sealer, I liked Crystal Clear.
The pumpkins were part of the same stamp used on my Fall card. The stamp is from I Brake for Stamps. I colored the pumpkins with markers. The Tree is from Rubber Stampede called Tree Frame
This is the inside of the card. The Happy Halloween is from Martha Stewart. The pumpkin saying is from Ann-ticipations. I used my favorite distress ink, Vintage Photo to shade.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I did two cards tonight. I tried the soot technique. I learned it from Gina's site.
I am not showing one of the cards because I am sending it for a swap. This is the second card I did. The technique is easier than I expected it to be.
Here are the basics:
A rubber stamp, a candle, glossy paper and some kind of sealer.
1. Light candle
2. Run the glossy side through the flame. I was surprised how far into the flame I had to run the paper through. Just don't catch it on fire!
3. Once you like the amount out soot, stamp the image. No ink needed. Be careful because your fingers will take off the ink as well.
4. Seal the image. I used Crystal Clear sealer but you can even use hairspray. If you don't the soot will come right off. You can even kind of "erase" the paper by wiping it off and starting over
I was thinking kind of vintage prom when I did it. The dress stamp is from Inkadinkado by Dawn Houser. I have seen it called Mom's Dress. The camera is from Stampin Up. It is part of a set called Travel Post.