Thursday, November 30, 2006

Another Name Frame

The same woman who I made these name frames for, ask me to make this one for her to give as a Christmas present. I used Renee Lindgarten and Rob and Bob designer papers, and Stampin' Up! chipboard. The child's room is decorated with fairies so I try to keep it light and whimsical. (It is very glittery in person.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

In case you were wondering...

If you visit my blog often, you may have noticed that I removed a post. I removed my brother-in-law's wedding invitation. I felt it was a security hazzard to them. I tried just blurring the personal info on the invitation, however, my photo software is not sophisticated enough to do that. So I simply removed the post.

Thanks for understanding.

One Last Fall Card

Here is one last fall card for the year. I love watercoloring with this set and I wanted to use it one last time before it goes up high on the shelf. I chose rich colors highlighted with black to express the coziness I feel coming into hot cider on a crisp fall day.

--The stamp sets I used are "Give Thanks" and "Double-Line Doodles". ("Double-Line Doodles" will not be available until July 2007)
--The papers are: Watercolor Paper, Basic Black, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, and Rose Red. I stamped the apple bucket image with StazOn Black and I watercolored the image with Rose Red, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, and So Safron.
--The bucket was colored with a grey watercolor crayon and painted with an AquaPainter.
--I did some doodling around the image with a Stampin' Write Journaler (the fine point end). --The Rose Red square was stamped and sponged with Rose Red ink (I love this look--one of the many wonderful aspects of coordinated inks and papers).
--The Always Artichoke base card is also sponged with Always Artichoke craft ink. The main image is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to "pop" it off the card.

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

More with Watercolor Wonder Crayons

This is another project from my Oscoda class.

Stamp Sets: Petal Prints and Flora Background
Inks: Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip classic
Paper: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, and Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Double hole punch, White narow organdy ribbon, caramel gingham ribbon and brayer, misting bottle.

This card uses the crayons directly onto the rubber. I colored directly on the rubber after misting it lightly with water, then mist again prior to stamping. I particularly like this technique with this stamp because the result looks more like a pressed flower. I used the Coluzzle oval template to make the oval. The oval is also sponged with Creamy Caramel Classic ink. The background is Chocolate Chip Ink brayered onto the stamp (wood down--rubber up) and stamped onto Close to Cocoa cardstock. I am much happier with the results of brayering ink onto the Floral Background stamp rather than inking it directly with the pad. It takes an extra minute to clean up--but well worth the extra effort.

Thank you for taking the time to look!!