4.20.2014

a Winged Wedding wish


Stipple butterfly colored with Copic's the love dictionary background stamp was spritz'ed with some heidi swapp seafoam color shine. the wings are covered completely with an clear wink of stella brush from ZIG and its very blingy in real life.


This is 5X7 in real life, the texture pp is from before people owned embossing folders and has no mfg info on it. the edge of the text panel was punched with an handheld SU punch, and the sentiment is an 1$ bin studio G stamp.


my son's best friend is getting married next saturday. 


and the Penny Black sentiment on the side is what is stamped on the inside. which gave me second and third thoughts as the bride is PG and I think. okay is this a bad thing to say in that situation. ( both J and his dad think no...) whatcha think? 

4.18.2014

More Glimmered Wings


I have been coloring butteflies off and on the last week or so, this one is that SU stipple butterfly again with copic's and the wings are covered with the wink of stella clear brush. ( the brush is working way better for me to cover a large area than the pens do) 


This is A-2 in real life, the sentiment's also from SU. 


this one the ribbon was colored with an copic marker to turn the white parts of the gingham to faded blue. 


Stampington & Co. postage butterfly ( colored with copic's and wink of stella) the sentiment I must have thought I was going to remember who makes it but, the wood block is neekid.  this one is 5 1/2" square in real life. 


seen the mix challenge today was do do spritz or sprays, and I had made this stenciled background with some heidi swapp color sprays ( teal and seafoam) that are very shimmery in real life, so with the gold krylon leafing pen and the wink of stella this one glimmers a great deal in real life, but was harder to capture that after dark. 


The sentiments from IO on this one with the ever popular wild orchid crafts blooms and prima leaves. this ones 6" square in real life. 

Krafty Easter Cards


Just messing around these are the ones I mailed out this year. the Eggs are heat embossed with SU white on PTI Kraft and up on pop dots. the Sentiment is from Stampa Rosa. these are all A-2 in real life. 


The butterfly is heat embossed twice on this one and only glued in the center of its body. with some liquid pearls and the lave is vintage. 


The textured white pp on this one is from Die Cuts with a View woven pad. the lace is vintage and the bloom is from wild orchid crafts. 


the trim on this egg came from Micheals a few years ago. it was in the cut by the yard section. 


the lace on this one is vintage. 


The sheer pink ribbon on this one is unknown. 

4.14.2014

Stippled Pointillism


This was stamped twice this top layer was done on Neenah with Memento and colored with copics and pitt pens with the Pointillism ( ish ) style my first two shades of pale blue were too close together though colorwise and they blended too well so, the darkest blue I went as far out as I had in that shade. this was also swashed completely with an wink of stella clear glitter brush and the edges of the cut piece were traced with an grey marker to (hide the white edges haha) the one stamped to the cardfront was just colored really quick with some of the waterbased markers upstairs that were "close enough"  this is actually a little more green and a lot more sparkly in real life. 


another angle, the dots in the swirl image and along the one wing were just grey marker dots that were lined with an gelly roll star dust pen. ( because, Diane's swirl had dots in it ) haha plus it fit in with that whole color it with dots theme. 


a two-fer card for both of the monday challenges ( Pointillism ) & CAS Featured Stamper ( this is Diane's card I CASED ) changes were to the colors and the swirl and sentiment. its's A-2 in real life. 
One of the things I noticed about Diane's gallery is she uses this stipple butterfly really well and it made me remember I have it and the dots in the design made it really easy to figure out where to add the coloring dots. 

4.12.2014

Bird Challenge cards


a closer look at the bird cluster, the bird ( nature walk) is colored with prisma pencils ( slightly ) & some pen's on the eye. it is up on pop dots. those weedy flowers are also SU but, I cannot remember the set name anymore and the stickers do not have dates on them. This was masked into the diecut. the lace is vintage, I have to try to find that sentiment stamp to remember its mfg info. 


I had done this one for this week's featured stamper Sandy (you can see her card here) I don't have the same exact stamps so that is one change and I also switched out the stamped dictionary page for vintage dictionary page. This one is 6" square in real life. 


On monday the CAS challenge was to do embossing. so, this is an Belleek inspired piece with some river rock ink on the embossing folder and the bird is one that was painted with last weekends stain find. It's A-2 in real life. the sentiments from the SU set yippee skippee.



also on monday was an Embedded diecuts challenge and I had recently received this Penny Black natures song die in the mail and wanted to play with it. the bush was cut from a scrap that had been splatter sprayed with a stencil a while back and then I cut off the bird at the tail and legs to cut an additional piece in a scrap of riding hood red. the sentiment's from tiny tags. ( which was my first SU unmounted set so, I hardly ever remember to use it) and its matching tag die. that panel is up on pop dots. 


The free for all challenge was to make an A-2 sized base and cut an 2" slice off the front ( either side) and so. this Branch out set is how I started this card on a scrap of kraft and then built the base around it. the cool part is that printed paper is an 6" square piece and it was large enough to cover both the whole front of the inside but, that little strip on the cover too from the same sheet. so that is neat on the no waste thing.. the sentiment's from A Muse and the inside has an Happy Birthday inside it. 

4.09.2014

WOYWW253 new found old things

It's that day again, a peek into the mess as it is. You can find all the details about how to play along here on Julia's blog where it all starts. 


On last Saturday we went to garage sales (YAY! it's that time of year again) The first one was the only one
I had made a purchase at, I picked up two boxes of Pastels, an book of Quotations and these odd bottles of paints and creams and gold leafing. ( they were .25 cents & .10 cents a bottle/jar) so, no big loss if they were not good. the blue was a surprise, its some kind of a stinky stain. I think it may have been a homemade mix of what ever it is, its in a jar labeled as being "mother of pearl" haha.
The gold turned out to be a liquid that the bottle reads as being for furniture. ( and its original price tag was an whole .45 cents if that tells you how old it is) 


a top view, just messing around tried it on some watercolor paper and some studio calico wood veneers. 
the smell goes away after a while ( what a relief ) 


I did pick up a second bottle of the gold but, it said it was a different color and on the inside it has turned into a solid like cream consistency like a "rub on" and then the little white pots probably were "rub on's" at some point and have become more hard but, the whole thing comes out of the jar and then you can rub it on things. 

4.05.2014

JoyMakers {mix62}


The Mix Challenge yesterday was for 3 or more mediums with Tulips... since Tulips are my favorite flower the hardest part of this challenge was choosing which Tulips to use. {Penny Black Tulip Cluster} Was stamped with SU Watercolor crayons. 


This is 5X7 in real life, the watercolor paper had some pink acrylic paint dry brushed on to it, and then the Tim Holtz honeycomb stencil was overlaid on that with some White Gesso, the green acrylic paint was dry brused along the edges after. the Quote is from an tattered book of 20K+ Quotes I picked up at a yard sale this morning and the Blessed is from SU ( purple rubber 2007 is what the block tells me, I may go look for it later but...) the faux nib is from Tim Holtz and the ribbon I am thinking is MM but maybe May Arts. the base is Bazzill and the liner is Neenah.