6.15.2008

todays cards

Card I made for my husband for fathers day... kids fishing is from Viva Las Vegas stamps, sentiments are from SU. (Always)
This main image came to me as a rak/challenge from Pam. (a very long time ago) and she said I am so looking forward to seeing what you do with this... which tends to worry me when someone tells me that one... ( this was before i decided i like to color with pencils mind you) so anyways... colored this about a month ago now, and finally made it into a card. the green pp is from Basic Grey, sentiments from Inkadinkado. the fibers are from Brown Bag Fibers ( i think they went out of business though) the huge diamond paperclip is something from my stash (scrapbooker days) and never used these before could not figure out how to tuck these paper clips into the layers and not have them look strange ( losing half the shape) so wound the fibers through it. that's all that is holding it in place.
latte fibers inside paperclip view.
bling (sakura gelly roll pen ) on light house. could not figure out what colors to do the flag so finally just left it alone.
one of the challenges at peas right now is to do a technique and shoot a photo of it... this is something of a fall back when i don't feel like being creative tech. for me. its distress ink foil transferred to cheap cardstock. (IE pat ink pad on foil, mist with water, rub cardstock into it. let it dry) instant pp. this gp110 with distress shabby shutters ink. ( i tend to do a whole bunch of these at once and save them, so one of the colors that came before this was fired brick so, I wipe off what i see on the foil but... missed some...
tree line background stamp is from Ariz Stamps too!, moose are from Great Impressions, tree is from PSX, Sentiment is from SU (vogue verses) the edges are done in tea dye distress, stamping is versafine vintage sepia and Olympia green. this is 5X7 in real life.
this was almost done was busy scoring along the edges got to the last edge (top of fibers) and dragged the stick out of the groove. hate that when that happens and its always when the card is almost done... so the fix was to add the fibers by the year duck pond yarn over the blooper.
when they are spread out its not quite so bad... this is 4X6 in real life. the duck collage is from Paper Inspirations. sentiments from Inkadinkado
it had to happen sooner or later right. would try some colors and come up with a butt ugly card... lol the closest cardstock i had was the purely pomegranate (which is so not me of a color) and then i added the textured bazzill and thought whoa, well you can always donate it when your done. the shimmery copper just makes the whole colors worse i guess. but, now you know yep i do cards i don't like and i even photograph them. ( its mostly so i remember i don't like this so i wont do it again.) this is 5X7 in real life. sentiments from the circle of friends (su) punched with the Martha Stewart scalloped circle then matted with an 1 1/4inch plain circle. so that's it for today.
plenty of more drama with ds and his friends and their parents. (not much has been resolved) nothing is changed in the fact that he still has no wallet, ds game player or 4 of his games... but, we have to just let this go. Don't want to even think about it anymore. perhaps if he can start taking care of his things maybe maybe i will get a new one for next Christmas but, I'm not going to run out and replace these things. part of the problem lies in the fact that he does not take care of his things. and this has to come to an end. boy is summer vacation looking like summer torture for both of us... (at least i can go to work) lol.
ps if your family and you have not received a fathers day card its because they are going into the mail tomorrow... been yucky and sad all week. sorry.

3 comments:

Leigh Anne said...

gorgeous cards Stacy - suer job on that one that someone was looking forward to :) and I rather like the last one ;)

Linda M. said...

Stacy,

I always enjoying seeing your cards.

I like the mini tutorials that you do, too. I might try the foil technique. It is lovely on the outdoorsy card that you used a background pp.

:)

Jennifer said...

Stacy, I love visiting your blog because seeing all of your cards is such eye candy. I'm lucky to get one card finished and you have so many beautiful pieces. Each is lovely!