Monday, March 3, 2014
Just a quick post this afternoon as I am getting this in just under the wire for the current challenge over at Flourishes. The challenge is to make a card with no coloring. Check out the challenge here - www.flourishes.org/blog/
I used a stamp from Flourishes of course and stamped it in memento Danube blue - added a silverfish blue frame onto of blue shimmer paper and then added a frame of blue seed beads too. I think it turned out pretty and I have another Christmas card done too :)
Well now its time to get ready for work tonight!!!
Have a great week!!!!
Friday, February 28, 2014
Welcome to another Sweet Pea Stampers challenge!!! Our challenge this time was to create an easel card - it has been a long time since I made one of these ( I even had to look up directions :)
Make sure to check out all the wonderful creations of my fellow DT members here - http://thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/ and if you join in and play with us you could win some sweet Sweet Pea images - use a Sweet Pea stamp or digi in your creation and you will have 2 chances to win :)
For my card today I used Ching Chou Kuik's 'Black-haired Lady' as a digi (I have this one as a stamp too :). I colored her with Koh-I-Noor pencils and cut her and all the layers with Spellbinders dies.
I tried something new with one of the flowers - I wanted it on the bottom portion when it was open but wanted it to still fold reasonably flat, so I added a tab to that flower and it flips up to rest on the front when closed and then on the inside when its open.( I was quite please that I thought of it :)
Its another murky rainy day here in NW Florida - I am hopeful that this is our last cold blast for the year - I really need to get some yard work done and don't want to be so cold doing it :) (after al these years in Florida - I guess I am getting spoiled :)
All for today - worked the last 2 night so am for some sleep this am and then the weekend off!!!!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
A cold and rainy day here again - it was so warm yesterday that the cold and damp is really not welcome today :) My puppy took me for a walk in the rain - which wasn't bad - a soft rain and it was a bit warmer this morning...getting colder as the day goes on....
After a walk and some hot tea to warm back up I headed for the craft room and finished off a couple cards that I had waiting.
I did this card for the current challenge over at Impression Obsession which is for 'favorite technique' - which for me is definitely coloring with the blendable pencils - prismacolors this time.
Check out the challenge over at IO here - www.mitrafriant.typepad.com - play along and you could win some prize money to spend over at IO!!!!
The stamp I used today is called 'Quilt' #J1081. After coloring I backed the image with some purple handmade paper and a pretty ribbon - this pretty image really doesn't need much to show it off as it does it all by itself :)
All for today - have an errand to run and some quick things to do on the computer and then its naptime for work tonight...
Have a great week everyone!!!
Friday, February 21, 2014
Sweet Pea Stamps is having a Design Team call so I decided to take the plunge!!! I love Sweet Pea stamps - especially the mermaids and fairies :) Check out their blog here - www.sweetpearubberstamps.blogspot.com and their web site here - www.sweetpeastamps.com
The gals at Sweet Pea Stamps asked us to show them something that best shows our particular style - and that is the hard part as I really don't have a specific style except maybe just anything colored and the fact that I like to try new things and todays pretty is a bit of both :)
The stamp I used today is Elaine Cox's 'Kiara' and colored her with koh-i-noor pencils.
I love doing decorative pieces when I can and this one is a hanging that is about 12.5 inches wide and 9 inches tall - not including the ribbon to hang it up with.
I started with my colored image and a piece I did in my last encaustic wax class last fall :) (encaustic wax painting in this case uses wax melted and painted with a hot iron) and I embedded some pieces of old lace into the wax and added a couple seashells and a heart charm.
Next I layered all the pieces to some black handmade paper and added some pearls, flowers, beads, and some metal corners(the base is a 1/4 inch thick wood plaque).
All for today - Take Care
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Just a quick post today - trying to get motivated and get a few things done today both around the house and in the craft room. I missed last weeks challenge over at Flourishes so was determined to make this one. I have plenty of images colored up just never had the time to get them put together until this am.
The challenge this week is to use dots - check it out here www.flourishes.org/blog/.
I colored the Flourishes image with Koh-I-Noor pencils and found some polka dot paper and ribbon and went to town :)
All for this morning - guess I should do a bit of house cleaning....well maybe one more card :)
Friday, February 14, 2014
Welcome to another Sweet Pea Stampers challenge - this time we are doing a 'Vintage' Challenge. Check it out here and join us to win some Sweet Pea Digital images.
Also check out all the inspiration from my fellow Design Team members as there is plenty of eye candy once again!!!
I used a digital image from Charmaine Flannery called 'Clara' and colored her with copics. I used a background paper that looks like lace and used an old lacey ribbon and some purple trim.
I like the way her eyes turned out on this one - love me some purple :)
All for today - I have the weekend off and the Hubster and I are going to Biloxi Sunday night - not sure what he has planned but it should be fun :)!!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I finished off this rug last night - I took a quilt pattern that I have seen and tried to do it in the locker hook. I thought it turned out pretty good - I do need to fine tune just a bit where the points meet in the center but overall I like the pattern.
The finished size is approximately 28 by 34 inches and this one took me 59 and 1/2 hours to do. The last one this size had a smaller pattern and more switching of colors and took me about 10 hours more work to finish.
I have 2 rugs that I want to do for Christmas presents that I will be starting next and I plan to use this pattern - I am going to try and cut the fabric in 1 yard increments so I can keep track better of how much fabric goes into one of these rugs.
I took some time and played with wax again today - wont have a good block of time again for wax until next week so I will put it all away tonight so I can have a bit of elbow room in my craft space. I am planning on cutting fabric tomorrow for my next 2 rugs (they will use the same pattern and fabrics ...but I will vary which colors are the triangles though)
All for tonight - Take Care