Apr 5, 2013
This is what I did today!! I also spent some wonderful time with my daughter getting our hair done and going out to lunch!
I have been seeing a lot of these Cascading Cards on Pinterest and I had made one years back, but thought it needed to be done again. Boy was it fun! Here is a link to a great print out of how to make the card. I had a hard time getting going, I didn't know what I wanted to do with it. I used a piece of Authentique Paper and made the base. Then to decide what to do with it! I love the new stamp set Bird Song (it should be available real soon!) so decided to use that. For the flowers I used Spellbinders Itty Bitty Flowers dies and Copper Memories Mist with a Dew Drop in the center. Then I decided to stay with the copper theme and embossed the butterfly with two layers of Copper EP, then stamped with the feather with Versamark directly on top of the Copper and embossed with Native American, I love the outcome! (I love copper and turquoise together) I put a strip of 3/4" Tear-ific Tape across the bottom and covered it with Bronze Splendor Glitter.
Have a great weekend!
Apr 4, 2013
Today I'm sharing another sneak peek with you! This is another set from Beccy Muir and I'm in love! I love birds anyway, so this set just really grabbed me. I had this background sprayed sitting on my desk pile from when I was first playing with the Memories Mists and templates and decided it would work nice with the stamp set. I ended up using a square punch to punch out the birds in the cages and embossed them with Velvet Sparkle EP and layered them on a scalloped square and put them back with dimensional tape. The sentiment was embossed on vellum with White Detail EP. I didn't take a picture of the inside, but I also stamped one of the new images on the inside:) (clue - it's the stamp in the second card)
For the second card I used the Cosmic Embossing Powder in semi-transparent pastels, to give it a soft springy look. Pastels is not my favorite, but I think the card came out okay:) I stamped the background with a feather stamp in the set.
Mar 29, 2013
I thought I would share a sneak peek with you today!! Sparkle N Sprinkle has some new stamps coming out soon from Beccy Muir. I love bike riding and this set is so good for spring and summer! I love the sentiments in this set and I think you will too! I embossed the images using the Tuscany EP's. The glitter strips on the top card are using the Velvet glitters, the bottom is a new color, Cobalt Glaze and it is awesome!
Have a great weekend!
Mar 21, 2013
I've been having so much fun playing with new toys!! I love the inspiration it brings:) I used some new brass stencils that will be on the Sparkle N Sprinkle website in a few days and I used the Memories Mist with them and just misted on the stencil. Then trimmed around the edge to leave a misted border. I thought it needed a bit more of texture, so I stamped my Music Background. For the sentiments I embossed to make it stand out. I thought these would make a nice gift set of note cards for someone. There are a few more seashell stencils that I can use to add to it with other colors. Here are some individual shots:)
Mar 13, 2013
Margaret from Sparkle N Sprinkle had this adorable picture of her granddaughter and I just loved it and asked for a copy of it to scrap it for her. She just spoke Sweet Innocence to me, thus the title:) I used the Authentique Paper - Seasons, Spring Collection and just went to town with them! I distressed them, tore them, stamped them, inked them.
Vintage EP. The glitter dot swirl was made with Dimensional Glue and Champagne Glitter.
Strawberry Sherbet EP on them, then stamped into it to give it texture. The tree branch was cut with my Pazzles and embossed with Caramel EP. After I embossed both the birds and branch I inked the edges with Brown Stazon.
Cotton Candy EP More Dimensional Glue and Champagne Glitter. I also tore the word out of an old dictionary and added it.
Lots going on in the page, but I think it all works together! Loved doing this page and George and Margaret loved it. You can look for it at the show this year because that is where it is ending up!
Thanks for stopping by and as always I appreciate your sweet comments!
Mar 7, 2013
Since I had torn out pages of my Altered Book to make room to I had an abundance of pages and decided to use it for my card...how much fun!! I started by laying down a coat of Gesso on the page. Then I stamped and embossed the image with Gold Tinsel EP and watercolored it. You can find all the details of the card here at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Mar 4, 2013
Happy Monday Stampers, I've found a new love!! Altered Books!! I started about a month ago and have had so much fun playing with all the different possibilities. What I love the most is the texture on the pages and the unlimited way of making your pages!
I tried doing this before several years back but had such a hard time wrecking a perfectly good book. I've since just picked books I don't like and it's not a problem! lol I have used so many techniques and different products on the pages it's hard to name them all but I will try. On the cover I used gesso first then sprays and stencils to start with, then doddled on the birds a bit. Embossed on chipboard cut out with Sizzix dies, made dryer sheet flowers and a vine with leaves using wire. The door knob (I will take a side picture so you can see the dimension) was bought at Michael's a year back. I gessoed puzzle pieces and inked them. Stamped with Stazon ink. Stamp and embossed on tissue paper scraps...used stickers for my title. I used Medium Gel to apply the pieces to the cover.
On the first page, I used the my new Spellbinders Botanical Swirls (bottom left) and used Medium Gel to apply, then inked the pages with Memento ink. Then I used stencils. The hearts are torn out from scrap pages of the book, then gessoed and inked using Brilliance Rocket Red (so were the edges of the pages). The other hearts are left over scraps of some glitter lace background laying around. Then I used the time stencil and molding paste. The words are stamped and so are some other background.
The second page was started by applying the Memento inks directly to the book page, then I added a bit of gesso to tone it down. The borders are stamped and embossed. Butterflies where laying on my desk and I used those, the top one is fabric, the right middle one is actually Mudd Puddles using a stencil I made and the bottom one is mirror cardstock and sticker paper with glitter. The words where hand written and watercolored.
I am so excited about doing more pages in my book and expanding on techniques!!
Thanks for stopping by and remember to do something creative today!