Friday, July 9, 2010

My Second creation Made while Trapped by the HEAT.

This card, my second created while being cooped up from it being so hot and humid outside. I created this card around the Stamp. The turtle stamp is Stamps by Judith,
I love their selection of animal stamps.
I colored my turtle with my copics markers, still on the learning curve with them, and loving it, I have a wonderful teacher, she is fantastic at doing it as well as teaching it.

Then when my coloring of the stamped image was dry, just a few minutes, I put glossy accents on his squares on his back and sprinkled some Diamond Dust on the wet glossy accents, the Diamond Dust is by Floracraft., which it is nothing more than finely ground up glass, but it looks so pretty, and I use it also with glossy accents on my prima flowers, and it adds such a nice sparkle.

I then put a cut out mask of the turtle on him, and spray painted the background with my copic sprayer, using one of the mauve looking colors for the bulk of it and a blue color for the corners.

Then I used one of Martha Stewart's punches on the PP paper, and then glued it on some bazzil card stock, then stamped with my Hero Arts Happy Birthday stamp and used two prima flowers, one pinkish one (already made), which I added some stickles to the center and some of the diamond dust along with it. The second flower I colored a plain prima with the same color as the back ground using the copic system again, then added some stickles to the center and some diamond dust in the middle.
I then glued the Flowers on using glossy accents, I know when I put something on with the Glossy accents, it is not going to fall off!! Love that stuff!! I also added another Hero Arts sentiment to the inside of the card.

And that was it, Thanks for looking.

FRIDAY, Yeah!!

Well, I hope you all in my neck of the woods are succeding at staying cool. We have been having a terrible heat spell, which is keeping my butt in the house!! Feel bad for my poor husband, he is on vacation and we have not been able to do much, it seems when he is on vacation there is some kind of Weather problem either it rains all week or now we have almost 100 degree weather the whole time.
I have been keeping busy, trying to sort through my many stamps and organize myself, I have been able to make two cards which I will post here, they were easy enough to do.

The first card I created around the stamp, I just love this Dog stamp, it is from Stamps by Judith, and as I love dogs and have a now 2 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback "Mirage", whom is my constant companion. Anyway, stamped the image and cut out and colored with my copic markers, 3D'd him or her with a 3d tape dot and mounted on a 2 inch punched out circle colored with Tim Holtz Distress inks. I also 3D'd that and put a bunch of mounting tape under it. On my pup I also used glossy accents on the tongue and on his or her nose.

The background I had two different paw print stamps and I just stamped all over a piece of white card stock with them in different color brown inks, I then went around the edge with Vintage Photo distress ink just to tone down the white a bit. When I was happy with the look, I mounted it all together using layers of colored bazzil cardstock. Left it generic for now until I know what other sentiments I would like to add.

Will post my other creation a bit later.

My dear Mirage is letting me know that she is being negelected again for this darn machine!! (the computer)

So stay cool, and have a good weekend, and thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Todays Creation

I created this card today around my Flower, I stamped the Flower with Hero Arts Stamp F5429 Garden Star, then cut out and colored with Copic markers (greatest markers). Then put some yellow bling in the middle and curled up the pedals, there are about 3 layers of the flower there, on the final layer, I only cut out a few petals of the flower and curled them up, putting 3D dots in between each layer.
I then I embossed with yellow embossing powder (Powder Keg) on to black bazzil, using HA stamp CG119 Flourish background. Two little butterflies are Martha Stewart punch Medium Butterfly, with bling in the middle, then mounted on blue bazzil and rounded the edges. "Hugs" is just some stickers on a piece of Bazzil. And that is it, put all together done. Oh, and thank you for looking.

Some times when I create a card, I can go by a design, or it can be a piece of embelishment that may trigger the ideas that I come up with, or the sitpulations set up by a certain Challenge, or by a certain stamp that I have. I also get a lot of ideas from all the great talent on my Flickr Group, Hero Arts, so I owe a lot to all the wonderful people over there!! So today's card was created around this flower that I had made, and I just went with the flow.

Have a great day and Thank you for visiting.

Hi, and welcome to my attempt at Blogging. Thanks first off for stopping by, it may take me some time to get all this down, but I will try. I will from time to time, show some of my cards that I have created, I do participate in a great Group on Flickr, Hero Arts, if you like stamping and scrap booking you have got to try out this group, the people there are great, so helpful and just a great place.

I live in NJ, central, nice little town, married and home full time. I don't have the greatest health, so that may hamper me from posting from time to time, but will not bore you with all that. But it is because of that as to why I am now scrap booking and card making, it is a great way to occupy myself.

Plus I also worked on my Genealogy (family research) for over 30 years, so what to do with all that History and Picture's! EASY scrapbook!! But once I started that and discovered stamps, I was done, hooked, addicted. Now I can never have enough stamps!!

So for now I will sign off, don't want to cover all the bases in one day, have to save something for other days. Off to hopefully make a card for today.

Happy 4th of July to anyone that stops by!!