Thursday, November 20, 2014

Feather Crown

Today's card was made using the  Saturated Canary "Feather Crown" digi.  I colored this up with my markers.  I struggled a bit with this image.  I don't quite have the light touch needed for all those baby fly away hairs, and while I've colored birds, I don't think I've colored individual feathers before.  So this image was a learning experience!


The papers I've used in today's card are from the Echo Park Reflections Fall line from last year.  I dotted some Liquid Pearls along the layered papers, and wrapped the card with a bit of twine.  I layered a few coppery leaves under my gorgeous image.  The background of the image was inked with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.




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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Santa's Visit




Today's card used the "Twas the Night Before Christmas" paper pack from Graphic 45, as well as the chipboard pieces from the same collection.  Also included are some pearls and twine from my stash.  The clock hand is from the Paper Studio, and the brads are from Recollections.  I used Vintage Photo Distress ink to edge the papers  and a white gel pen to create the stiching on the scalloped border.



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Sunday, November 16, 2014

But First...

I'm back with another card for 613 Avenue Create!  Friday (Nov 21st) is World Hello Day, so this week our optional twist is to include a "Hello" (in any language) on your project.  I'm working with ""Girl Selfie" from one of our sponsors - Flat Friends - this week.


As soon as I saw this image, I knew I wanted to hashtag my hello!  And as I was coloring my image, I looked through my Facebook feed and was amazed at how many photos had a blown out center from the flash.  My warped sense of humor pretty much guaranteed that this had to be included in my card.  So the "flash" was created with a star burst cut from white card stock and vellum.


I used the Teresa Collins "Save the Date" paper pack, along with some kraft twine, and some nailhead stickers to create my card.


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Snow Fairy Showed up Early

It's a cold and snowy day here.  And I'm lucky enough to be holed away in my craft room creating chaos and mayhem (and a few cards)!  I've had this image colored up for a few days now, but only just got the chance to get the card put together.  


I used the new Doodlebug Frosty Friends Paper, and some scrap silver metallic paper, as well as the Glitter Cardstock Stickers, and This & That stickers  to create and embellish my card.  I also used some small clear gemstones from my stash, as well as some Winter Glossy Sprinkles, and some clear glitter.


The image I colored up, is the adorable "Pixie Dust" from Saturated Canary.

Inside

Have a warm and wonderful day!
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Give Thanks

It's that time again!  Time for another challenge over at 613 Avenue Create.  This week the optional twist on our Anything Goes challenge is "Holiday Thanks".  So we're creating thank you or hostess gifts!  The sponsor I'm working with today is:



I chose to work with the image "Brace of Pheasants".  Now, I'm going to be honest here.  The project I have to share was not my original plan.  I originally was trying out a technique that wound up on the list of Pinterest fails in a VERY big way.  I had to modify that plan, but I do like the end result even if it wasn't what I originally pictured.


I began with a 5x6 burlap bag, I sewed a piece of lace elastic to the front of the bag (the elastic allows a bit more stretch and movement to the bag than a standard piece of lace).  I printed my stamp onto a parchment paper and cut it into a tag shape.  Then, using a Studio G stamp (stamp has 6 thank yous on it, I masked it and only used 3), I stamped in Versamark and used gold embossing powder to create my sentiment.  Then I inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.


I backed the tag with another tag cut from some Bella Blvd Hello Autumn paper.  I added a couple of leaves that I had glittered up with some Stickles, and a bit of ribbon from my stash.


I made the bottom tags by layering a piece cut from the paper over two banners - one cut from the paper and one cut from some brown cardstock.  Several of the leaves on the tree were touched with my clear WoS pen, just to add a bit of sparkle.

Be sure to swing on by 613 Avenue Create to see what amazing thank you gifts my teamies have come up with!  Thanks for dropping by!

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