Friday, October 26, 2007

Finding Inspiration

One of my favorite challenges on SCS is the Inspiration challenge! I love trying to make "art" out of everyday things!
This week's challenge was actually a vintage Halloween image, but I liked the layout so my Whipper Snapper joyful pup was born!

Last weeks challenge was a painted gourd, so I used a C/B image for the background texture and the focal image from Baroque Motiffs.

Considering that I "through" them together within the last hour, I'm pretty happy with both of them :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What do you think?

I was playing around tonight and came up with this. I'm not sure whether I like it or not!

I know that there is probably a name for this, it isn't a new technique, but I don't know what it's called. So for lack of a better name, here's my "Chalk De-Coloring" directions.

  1. I started my background on More Mustard C/S.
  2. I used a cotton ball and "swiped" chalks, quite heavily over it. I used Garden Green and Elegant Eggplant chalks.
  3. Then I inked up my stamp with VersaMark, stamped the image and "pulled" the chalk back off the C/S.
  4. "Seal" the chalks with cheap hairspray.
  5. I finished my focal image by stamping the same stamp into my VersaMark, then onto my Garden Green pad - tada! Instant "embossable" image!
  6. Then I embossed with clear embossing powder, sponged around it, added the ribbon, and punched out the word with my 3/4" circle punch and matted it onto a 1" circle punch

That's it, whadda think?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Well world, ready or not I've decided to share the link to this site with some of my customers and friends!

If you're reading this, I'd really like some feedback on what you'd like to see me post on here!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Anyone up for a challenge???

What about this color combo? One of my favorite color combo's right now is:

Purely Pomegrante

Basic Gray

Basic Black

Whisper White

So here's the challenge folks, make a card that is done in these colors and let me see what you come up with!

For this card the background is a Cuttlebug b/g (another WishRak wish) the Coffee for the focal image is from the Like it a Latte set (another granted wish.) The "foam" on top is Liquid Applique' that I sprinkled just a touch of glitter on before heat setting it. The cup itself is covered in Crystal effects which I had let dry overnight, but the strangest thing happened when I added the L.A. and heat set it. The dried C.E. began to "bubble" and "texturize" so I just kinda went with the whole thing, I'm really liking all of the texture in this card.

Now...What should I do with this?

Cute House mouse

Isn't this guy just to sweet?
He's a House Mouse imaged granted to me through WishRak over on SCS. See the awesome background paper? Also a granted wish from WishRak, along with the fibers as well.
I'm planning to send this card to my niece in TX and I wanted something sweet and simple that wouldn't cost a bunch of extra postage. (don't get me started on postage cost, what a crock!)
Anyway, back to this card...I have no idea what company makes this B/G paper but the "bling" of this card in real life is so bright that my DH says our niece will need sunglasses to look at it!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

New work

A few of my friends will be seeing this card in action next week at my monthly technique club.

As all my friends know I've been coveting a Cuddlebug, however it just hasn't been in the budget! So in the meantime I've dusted off my light box and my Brass templates. The background of my focal piece is what I'm calling "Watercolor Rainbow" for lack of another name. I'm sure some other wonder stamper has already done this but I'll share what I did.

  1. The Celery base is stamped with the Canvas Background stamp.
  2. The Turquoise layer is Dry Embossed with the Classy Brass Circles Template, then over stamped again with the Canvas Background.
  3. The Apricot layer is also stamped with Canvas
  4. The Focal layer is Watercolor paper, which I scribbled all over with my Watercolor crayons, then sprayed with water until it was very wet. Then I just used my fingers to move the color around where I wanted it.
  5. I then just stamped and embellished as normal!
  6. Ta Da!!! This all there was to it!

Soon I hope to start posting card and Scrapbook sketch challenges for you, so stay tuned....

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I'm a Reese's Peanut Butter cup ~ what are you?

Saturday, October 6, 2007

The top is my Daisy May, the bottom is our DUDE aka Dewy

One of the new goodies that I've made...This was this week's Inspiration Challenge on SCS, it inspired me to try a no layers card, which is something I have a hard time with!


This is my first time at posting to my blog. I hope I can learn to navigate this!!!