Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How to resist...

a resist challenge....? Well, I don't, I jump right in. If you know me, you know I love embossing. So I am linking to Lily Pad, challenge is to use any resist technique.  I wanted to make a card for my BF who is going
through a difficult patch.

Lots of stamping, embossing and fussy cutting on this card...






For the front I used the embossing technique to resist my inking.




On the inside I used it to resist my glimmer misting.





On the envelope my ink resisted the water spraying.



Have a great day, Thanks for stopping by....

Stamps used:

Script and Québec stamp ( Thanks Lynne) is Crafty Individuals
The main flower is La Blanche
The sentiment is from Papertrey
The secondary flowers are from Girls Paperie
The inside flower and the upper swirls; sorry, I don't remember...


Embossing powder : Tsukineko White

Inks used are Tim Hotlz distress stains Tattered Rose, Peeled Paint and Wild Honey..

The base paper is Prima.

Glimmer mist is homemade, as well as the stick pin.

Linking to Lily Pad; use any resist technique





Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fleurs Fraîches pour le Mur...

Hi, this tiny vase is meant to be worn on your clothes with a fresh flower inserted into it; since I have not worn it for many years, I decided to alter it into a wall hanging. It is 7 x 11 inches....


Just undo the knot (velvet ribbon) pour fresh water, insert a few stems ( this is Anemone September Charm for you gardeners out there; beautiful and  floriferous, but spreads a good 4 x 4 feet).



Stamped and cut out a locket and a key, stamped ribbon several times with the key, border punched the sides with MS double loop punch; added lace and a flower....et Voila !!!

Posting to Flying Unicorn; use stamp in 2 or more ways...
And http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/,,,,,because its pink !!!

Sparkling Silver Tag...

Hello there, I made a double sided tag. On one side, I scrunched up some aluminium paper and inked with TH distress inks; I saw this done on the Lets Get Shabby blog. Sorry, hard to photograph...








 The silver metal mesh at the bottom is from Websters, and the fabulous paper and tag from Crafty Individuals. The beads are bought seperately at Micheal's.







I am linking to:
 Flying Unicorn, use distressing
Case Study; make anything that is your Signature Style; well , I love purple, beads and trying new techniques.

Enjoy...

Friday, August 19, 2011

Water Stained Pouch

I am fairly new to stamping, and I am having so much fun using all these cool techniques....

First I inked the whole base with a variety of TH colors, then I sprayed with water.




I inked up a Crafty Individuals swirl stamp with embossing ink, sprayed it with water, then stamped....isnt that a cool effect?




For the red flowers, I inked my stamps, sprayed with one of my favorite Perfect Pearls, the ranger
Sunflower Sparkle....


And this is the inside of the card, left side is a PP, right side uses the same techniques as above...




Thanks for visiting...xoxooxo

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sometimes all we need is a warm smile and some flowers...

Oh, how I love making flowers...I made these for the first time using a combination of these two videos, but added some lace in some of the layers...and used perfect pearls instead of water...I preferred the second technique...much faster and a nicer look in my humble opinion...


I am linking to Fashionable Stamping Challenge, which is to make your own flowers, and Bella Creations, which is to tie- dye your flowers...

Enjoy...














Carry me to my new home...

This is a pouch envelope I made for my wall hanging...I am linking up to The Flying Unicorn challenge...use stamps in more than 1 way...




Tis will be the piece being carried into the envelope...



Thanks for peeking...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"Flower Power" altered envelope,,,

Yes, another envelope...its great to make cards, but I do have to put them in something ...;-)

I made another one of my shabby flowers, one of my all time favorite things to make. I am linking up to Fashionable Stamping Challenge. which is to incorporate a flower into any project...




For my stamping of the flowers, I did the walk and wiggle technique ( put down some different color inks on plastic  and walk and wiggle with your stamp), then spritzed with a mix of mica powder and water. I like the water color effect it gives, but I still need practice !!!



The corner stamp and old script stamps are from Crafty Individuals...I am linking to the Flying Unicorn challenge, which is to use 3 stamps on a LO, card or altered item.

The background is inked with a combination of TH inks, and a bit of spritzing...



Thanks for visiting....see you tomorrow...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cascading Vine of flowers...Envelope....

Good Morning , I rested yesterday, and I am still very tired today...I made an envelope for the card on my previous post...


I gave my butterfly some body bling..





I am linking up to Fashionable Stamping, the challenge is to make some flowers...I made a cascading vine for my little butterfly to feast on...the lace and butterfly theme was used on the card .




Thanks for visiting...xoxoox









Friday, August 12, 2011

"Papillons Bleus"

Hi, too hot to do anything too complicated today,  so I made a simple card for the challenge at the
  Bella Creations which is to  make a card, LO, tag or ATC using Blues, Whites and Browns...

Nice and easy...The main paper is Prima...




Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Butterfly Pouch "

Afternoon all. I made a pouch for the wall hanging I made last week.

I am linking this up to  Flying Unicorn. Please check them up, its a marvelous blog. They have an
 E-magazine, swaps, a kit of the month, sketches, product reviews, tuts etc. They have numerous monthly challenges, with great prizes, and you can enter as many challenges as you want with one item;  actually they encourage you to challenge yourself to do so.

So, I will be entering, Distress it all Lovely lace, and 3 Stamps...


I used a basmati rice bag as the base, fringed all the edges, sprayed with Ranger Butterscotch Color wash using aTim Holtz mask . made a border to keep my lace in...


I stamped on fabric,  using a Crafty Individuals butterfly and background stamp, the "My friend" is a Papertrey stamp, fringed the edges and adhered to a leftover paper from my butterfly project, distressed the edges. Colored the butterfly in with Lindys Stamp Gang Mica powders...


This is a Magenta stamp, also stamped on fabric, which is distressed with some TH inks,  and coloured in with the micas ( can't get the shine of the micas to come through on my pics ); fringed edges, held down with a stick pin, coloured my lace with the Butterscotch spray...



This is the back...


and this is the wall hanging going in...


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Some handmade cards I received...

Hello, I had been waiting for one last b'day card to arrive from Europe before posting this, but it seems that with our strike it has gotten lost in the shuffle;I just wanted to share some of the handmade cards I received for my special day....

This one is from a darling blogging friend of mine from Scotland, Lynne...Isn't this gorgeous ? Can you believe she stamped and colored that image ? It is a small wall hanging. Lynne is a fabulous artist who does Vintage so wonderfully; she is an inspiration to me both as an artist and as a person. She also spoiled me rotten with all sorts of goodies, all packaged with so much care and love....she is so generous, in all senses of the word...



The following card is from Sue Lelli; I saw a post of hers that had one of the most beautiful cards I had ever seen and I made a joking comment saying it was my birthday next month....and she made me this card...isn't that so sweet ? The card has so many wonderful elements to it and an embossed white doily
 that is to die for ....



The following is from my sister in law , who is a fabulous artist...isn't this so cool...how imaginative and patient of her to doodle all of this....I am in awe !!!



This is from Elisa, my best friend of 37 years....She bought it from a woman in Vermont who owns a sheep farm, and makes all these great cards from her wool...isn't this amazing ....



And this one is not handmade, but it is from Richard, my soul mate...he always buys me incredible cards and  writes me touching, loving , heart beating messages inside...no, you wont see that part LOL...



more to come....

Monday, August 8, 2011

A little Birdie told me ...

that the lovely Starr, over at the Bella Creations has a VERY tough challenge for us ladies. You must make a  card with 1 flower, 1 button and 1 lace (or rubban). Yes, only 1 of each..YIKES !!!

1 lace, so vintage was out...
1 flower, so for me shabby chic was out...
1 button, ummm. when I use buttons, I uusally use 1 or 5.....

so, I went for this...I kept it very simple for a rustic look...


Isn't that the cutest bird house ? My girlfriend from Tazmania gave me this when she visited last winter
( my winter, her summer :-)  )

I made my little nest with branches, wool, feathers ...and a flower...




Thanks for visiting...xooxoxo

Saturday, August 6, 2011

"The Odds have it" Flying Unicorn Challenge

Ladies, you have to go check out this fun challenge over at the "Flying Unicorn". As you may have guessed by the title, you have to use in odd numbers.

My card has 1 flower, 3 variety of laces, 5 rhinestones, 1 fabric, 1 bead, 1 pin, 1 DP, 1 image, 1 cardstock, and 1 string of rhinestones...do the 3 different kind of adhesives count LOL....





I love making my shabby flowers...


And the inside....


Tks for visiting...xoxoox


Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Just use lace " Challenge at theFlying Unicorn

Hello, how are you all ? Check out this fun challenge over at the Flying Unicorn....all you have to do is use lace..

This is my very first Vintage Collage, so be kind..it is a wall hanging measuring 6.5 x 12 inches...





The beautiful woman is from a Graphic 45 paper...


This is from a free image, added white paint to age, inked the lace with a few Tim Holtz inks...



A big thanks to  Lynne, Adorn, for letting me recycle an envelope she had stamped to send me a giftie...




Lots of inking , distressing, painting to age everything...I LOVED making this...The lace and buttons are from my darling BF , Elisa...   xoxoxoxo... Thanks for visiting...