10.01.2014

Hope you can cling to {day 1}


For Lydia's first challenge seen here: The butterfly was stuck to a piece of tissue wrapping paper on a gift that was given to me earlier this year and I have just had it sitting on the table. I know that with the Tole things I have seen like fabric they are usually just two tones but, I liked how the pop of yellow looked on this.



The teacup is the mega teacup from Unity stamps, the sentiment is from Hero Arts. 


The teapot was stamped and colored 3 times so there are layers of pop dots between them all.



For Lori's challenge seen here: The lamp shade is paperpieced from a scrap that is blingy in real life. These are unity stamps. 


There are no stamp's used on this one for Dina's challenge seen here:


This uses that old old flirty purse template from deja views that I used the page template to get the printed paper on the cover with. the insides do not have pages but, are lined in smooth cardstock. 


the shank was removed from the real button so it could be layered to the chunky chipboard button. 

9.21.2014

after a month


Picked up these cammie covered scrapbook albums at Micheal's recently ( they have a blank name tape in the box for personalizing the other side of the cover too) 


unpacked my SU order from Junes party. 


and I remembered how to make a card. and I seen Robin has a birdy challenge So..


this is 6" square in real life, the bird ( I think is stampendous was colored a month or two ago) and I added some white opal liquid pearls to look like some snow. ( I am thinking about going over that with some stickles its too dense and no light passes through it) and added some recollections lace across the bottom with the Savvy Stamps sentiment. 

8.21.2014

Plum Poppies


a closer look. This is an retired PSX poppies stamped with memento on Neenah and colored first with copic markers then over shaded with some prisma pencils for texture. no matter how many times I color poppies I have not achieved that crinkled silk look to the petals yet, but fortunately for me I enjoy coloring them enough to keep trying. haha. hubs actually started me some Poppy seed's as plants that are supposed to become kind of a Mauve color ( someday ) maybe even next year, ( the plants are tiny yet) 


I found a cool hat for my gma the other day and I found a box to mail it in that won't crush the brim and then I was like oh yeah you need a card silly. ( doesn't matter what it is my gma loves everything I make her and brags on me to ( everyone who will hold still long enough ) So, this was done very CAS so, I could get it packaged tonight. the mat is the SU not sure what its name is off hand dictionary definition background that was over sprayed with some Adirondack spray, colorshine spray and glimmer mist. ( its very pretty in real life) This is for today's way to use it challenge ( spritz it)  the sentiment's from Great Impressions and its 5X7 in real life. hopefully the hat fits :) tfl. 

Unsupervised


A closer look at the coloring, not real thrilled with the skin tones on this one but, she will do. its just one of those thing. when you do it all the time its easier. and I have not colored anyone seriously in what 3 months now? something like that. I know right? I have been messing around with messy things mostly.


at any rate this is Lizzy Laptop from Stamping Bella she is colored with copic markers and gelly roll glaze ( stardust pens) and some wink of stella (which turned out too be too close to the shades of gray on the laptop) The ribbon color is metal green from hugsnug, it was spritzed with some water. The sentiment is from Ranger part of the dylusions line the set name is say it how it is. there are some fun ones on that sheet of random sentiments. this is 6" square in real life. 


8.18.2014

Some Holly Gift Tags


Well you see its like this, this week is Dina's week to be Queen for the day.
 and I had not made a single thing since the end of DTGD. So, I spent a crazy amount of time poking around in her gallery friday night and saturday afternoon trying to get a glimmer of something to CASE that would not be totally dorky. and I found these ornaments. I love these, I love that they are many layers and thick and so pretty... but, you see I am still just me, and I find I am far Lazier than Dina. So, mine are single layer Tags haha... and I am keeping them in my own stash which ( is not the norm) and may just relieve some of that last minute stress when Christmas gets here. 


This is actually the second batch, the first batch is below. There are 15 of them in this group. These were done by die cutting the watercolor paper into the ornament shapes and then staining with some antique linen distress and then the Penny Black winter bough was colored direct to rubber with distress and tombo markers and misted with water before stamping randomly on the tags. these have a tiny amount of Gold stickles that was applied with an Pin from a puddle squirted on a scrap. 


These are the first ones, there is 11 in this mug shot. this holly branch is an old one from SU that was stamped with some India Ink black then colored with markers and the white liquid pears were applied with a pin. the cords are hemp string and burlap string on this batch they are slightly more rustic-y than the second batch that got gold and iridescent cords. 

8.10.2014

Dare to get Dirty {the aftermath}


There are 51 completed projects in these baskets


when the temperatures are so high I am keeping the curtains closed and using all the lights. someone was surprised that there are 3 shining on this table. there is also an ineffective overhead light. 


used the flash... the stamps and dies and scraps left out after finishing Lydia's second challenge. after this was shot I ended up poking around in the scraps pile and found this below.


the heart and star were cut earlier in the week and laying with this text pp and I considered using them for one of the other challenges and then discarded it because, it was not exactly what I think she wanted but, I left all this together because, I did like how it looked... and then I had seen the one of the  daily challenges ( either free for all or ways to use it was stripes ) and I remembered this as I was looking at the scraps and thought what the heck. this also fits with Teresa & Lee Ann's challenges so, it also went into the Dirty gallery. 

Dare to get Dirty {Day 7}