Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
I really would like to add some 'bling' to it, but like I said I don't want to make it too girly. Any suggestions? Once again I am thinkin' it needs something...but that's just me ;0)
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
This one was done using Bravo Burgundy, Sage Shadow and Shimmery White. I decided to try something a little different with the 'cracked glass' this time though. I saw somewhere and for the life of me I cannot remember where... someone had added a layer of Irridescent Ice in between layers of the clear embossing powder for a little bit of sparkle in the cracked glass. I quite like the look of it. However, for some reason I ended up with some greasy marks on the right side. Not sure why but one thing I definitely learned today was DO NOT heat emboss on a plastic table without some kind of protective cover. I think I melted my table!! Oh well, live and learn, right?? As always I am thinkin' this needs something. I wanted to keep it simple and clean, but I am try another one with some sparkling snowflakes on the large Burgundy layer. What do you think? Or maybe just some silver ribbon with the burgundy ribbon? I have a question for anyone out there that has done this technique before...some of my cracks are quite deep and have lifted off the card stock. Should I reheat it to get it to stick down or maybe use a sealer of some kind?
Anyone wanting to try the Cracked Glass technique can find it here at Splitcoast Stampers...
Happy Stamping and have a great weekend!!
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
This was a layout from SCS(Split Coast Stampers) Sketch Challenge #12. It was done using Garden Green, Rose Red and Very Vanilla CS. I used Crosshatch on the Garden Green background piece. The Vanilla piece I used a baby wipe to sponge the two colors on. Then used 'A Is for Adorable' for the front layer. The ribbon is one of my new finds from Michaels and I added some green gems to the side. Not too bad I guess...This is the crappy one ;0) It was done using Real Red, Night of Navy and Whisper White CS. The Night of Navy background was stamped in white. The Whisper White layering pieces were done using the baby wipes again. However, when I used the baby wipes the Red actually came out pink and then when mixed with the navy it came out purple! Looked aweful...as you can see from the piece behind Frosty. I took out the longer one and redid it with 'Itty Bitty Backgrounds'. Looks a bit better, but not great. Frosty was embossed with clear embossing powder and colored in with blender pens. I then used Crystal effects on his hat. Then added red gems to the side and another Michael's ribbon. Gress I should have just stuck with one creation lastnight ;0) Oh well...today is a new day. Hope you all have a good one!
Monday, October 16, 2006
But I thought this one was a bit too grown up. Hubby quite liked this one, but agreed. I needed something a bit more fun. So here is the finished product...
The inside has some googlie eyes and all the party information...did'nt want to broadcast all that info across the internet ;0) So this is done using Only Orange, Basic Black and Shimmery White. The pumpkin and bats are embossed with some Irridescent Ice. The edges of the Shimmery White are dragged with Basic Black ink. And added some bling again. Lovin' the bling lately. And added 3 different Michaels ribbons too. It's cute...but as always I am thinkin' it needed something else. But it's okay I guess. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
This one was done using Night of Navy and Bashful Blue. I embossed the snowflakes with some irridescent ice. Colored Frosty with my Pastels and also did some shading around the edges of the Frosty layer with the pastels too. I even embossed the brads and eyelet with some irridescent ice to make them sparkle a bit. Did'nt work all that great. It is starting to peel off already. Should I maybe sand them first? Not sure...and for the hubby I did something small on the inside as well...
I have joined a 'Snowmen are Kewl' swap. This maybe the one, but I will probably make a few more before I decide. Luckily I only have to make 4 ;0)
Thanks for lookin' and remember feel free to leave a comment or suggestion. I love reading them;0)
Monday, October 09, 2006
This one was done using Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose and Very Vanilla. I have seen a lot of Christmas Cards done recently using non-traditional colors. I decided to try one for Thanksgiving. I did this one for my inlaws for Thanksgiving. Nancy inspired me to add some 'bling' to it too ;0)
This one was inspired by a card I saw recently, but I can't remember where I saw it. But I loved the color combo, so I had to do one. This one is done using Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean and Shimmery White. Again had to use some 'bling' ;0)This last one was inspired by the vibrant colors of this ribbon. It was done using Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange and Green Galore. Had to add some googlie eyes(thanks for the inspiration Nancy!). Hubby even likes this one, which surprises me since it is such a bright creation! He is always bugging me since the majority of my cards are blank inside. So with all three I surprised him with some added bonus inside. Here is the inside of the Froggie card...
Colored this one with my pastels and put some Crystal Effects of the dots of the mushroom.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for lookin' :0)
Thursday, October 05, 2006
#3...This one is done using Taken With Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White and Shimmery White. Love this Michaels ribbon...loved it so much I bought it in green and pink too!!
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
I also did a card myself...not covered in ink myself though ;0) I am somewhat happy with this one. It is 5 X 5. I used Ruby Red, Garden Green and Very Vanilla. I love embossing on the vellum. But I REALLY need to get myself some vellum adhesive. The dots of Crystal Effects really are not that attractive :0(
Thanks for looking. Any comments are welcome. Especially if anyone has a preference on vellum adhesive. I am in need of some help!