some not so recent stuffs

Now this interestingly enough was 1.50 worth of yardsale loot... ( this is at least a month old i stopped shooting the loot after this one because i had stopped taking the time to post...)
A closer look at what was inside the tin...
Now on another note i know i talk about this a little bit but inside of splitcoaststampers is a "user group" called RAK and one of the sub forums of RAK is "wish rak" this is where i spend most of my scs time at. and a few times of the year these ladies get together and have a weekend of challenges to "use up" images and cardstock samples or what ever we have horse traded with each other and turn it into cards sent off to the troops over seas. so the most recent weekend of challenges were held during Labor Day this year. and I did not get many completed. in fact these two cards below done for the challenges are still sitting here. ( been sick, still sick ) getting better. Hopefully will get my cards for the troops box packed and sent off soon.
This was done for two different challenges. one which was to use a piece from a "featured stamper wishrak members gallery" and the other challenge was to do a Christmas Card that could not be blue, red or green.
so the design of this card was done (over and over and over again) from this card in Lena & Tina Tackers Gallery
So i have changed the colors and the lumpy sentiment section of the card to buttons and ribbons, the rounded corner scraps were nearly impossible to get to look "right" i worked on that layer a long time with scraps over and over to get it "good enough" This reindeer is from Unity stamps and came to me via the PIF threads at splitcoast from Inkstazonme ( Thanks Shelia!) its got a bit of prisma pencils and then some liquid pearls on the antlers. its impossible to see in this photo but along the curves of the antlers on this image there are reindeer names. This is 5X7 in real life.
Now this one was done to an be inspired by something inside a "linens" bedding store. and i did not save the link to the bedding i picked ( i printed it out in black and white) and this basic grey paper had a similar scrolly open feel to it i guess, the linens i found were brown and blue and this was the most workable paper i had so i changed the color sheme. the Image came to me as one of the very first i ever wished for inside wish rak its from the old old su set called Farm Fresh and it came to me from Peebsmama { Thanks Susan!!} I have looked at this set many many times on ebay and until i run out of the stash i have i have not caved and bought this one YET... lol its 5X7 in real life. the vintage scalloped trim is unknown. Cream cardstock was run through an cuttlebug folder (both ends the seam is hiding under the image) ;)
Just for fun, a lot of people know that my husband Tim owns a machine shop, but not many of them know he is also a certified welder himself (among other things) laughed out loud when i came across this teddy in the Elzybells site and had to have it... nearly ruined it but, one thing Tim is not is a critic so, he probably hasn't even noticed the stray ink blot or the belly...
Sentiment and Image are from Elzybells (UK) they are stamped with Memento Tuxedo black on Neenah solar white and colored with copics, then I out smarted myself trying to add a shade lighter to the belly with an prisma pencil ( which usually works however i keep a complete set of every prisma color in the house where i usually color and my spares upstairs on my table my spares container does not have every color in it, its an "get by" type thing at the moment ) so, then i had the bright idea to blend with an PRISMA colorless blender marker over the top of the pencil parts and instead of melting pigments like it would on naked underneath cardstock it BLEACHED IT RIGHT OFF... so then I had to go over it all again with more markers when i dried... ( because, i did this after the card was completely done lol) there is a bit of stardust gellyroll glaze pen along the visor and a bt on the flame too. more to post but, its also nap time somewhere and i have to find the other camera cards... ( switched to new ones the weekend of the party and have some things on the old cards not downloaded yet) got more to share. (hopefully soon)


Janice M said...

Great card Stacey!! Love your yardsale find!

Leigh Anne said...

LOVE that Christmas Card - so elegant!! and those apples.. YUM I am soo not good with the "hightlights" LOL at the welder hot stuff - perfect!