Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fly Away

Here's another non winning entry but one of my favorites.  A 5 x 5 card base of marina mist with a layer of baja breeze.  The bottom medallion is in so safron.  I hoped it would be the essence of a sunflower or the sun with butterflies emerging from it.  The butterflies are stamped and clear embossed onto pumpkin pie, old olive, baja breeze and chocolate chip.  They are matched to the same section of flower underneath.  They were attached with glue dots with the wings bent to give dimension.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

No Crown for me

Well I didn't win the Stamping Royalty contest...bummer.  Oh well you can't win if you don't try.  So to offset my loss I'll share my creations here with my loyal friends who will tell me how great the cards are and how I was totally robbed...hint hint....nudge nudge.  The first one I'll show is a thank you.  A pumpkin pie base with material girl DSP.  A variety of buttons using the My Favorite Things button die.  The stamp set is from Hero Arts.  I used a large circle punch to create a window in which I put a rub on I got in a pack from hobby Lobby on clearance.  Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring is Blooming

It's been a busy past 2 weeks here with almost no crafting (sigh).  In the past 2 weeks my parents house was struck by lightning, my son had his first ear infection, the dog had to have a emergency stitches, I fell at the grocery store and nearly broke my toe and then my son got chicken pox.  I promise people I could not possibly make this stuff up.  Idid have some time yesterday to throw together a card that is outside of my normal "style".  My Favorite Things has a design contest for "shabby chic".  To me that style is about LOTS of layers, patterns, texture, ribbon and embellishments.  I tired my best and will submit the entry but after looking at one entry I have almost given up hope.
This card is a color combo of river rock and rose red.  It uses a touch of pretty in pink.  The DSP is called sweet and sour (I just ordered a whole pack).  The MFT Pure Innocence stamp is so sweet.  I stamped her on whisper white, colored with copics and then distressed with tea stain ink.  The chipboard "e" is covered in Tim Holtz/Ranger distress crackle paint in the color "frayed burlap".  The ribbon at the top was an afterthought to bring more balance to the card.  I think it helps create a visual triangle to draw your eye around the whole card.  Well wish me luck....with the card and that next week will be better.