Friday, May 27, 2011

What a great week!!

Hi everyone!!!
I have to say, that this was such a great week! I got to do lots of crafting, that is always good, Hero Arts twitted about me, as I mention before, and today, the Silhouette blog featured my card. I'm soooo happy!!! I just couldn't believe it when I saw it in my Google reader! So a great week!

Today I am sharing another summer card made with Lawn Fawn stamps. Here it is:
The background clouds, from Hero Arts, are engraved with my silhouette and colored around them with chalks ( seriously looooove this technique). The waves were cut with my silhouette too, then colored with distress inks and I stamped the Magical Background, from Hero Arts, over them.

The whale and part of the sentiment are from Critters in the sea from Lawn Fawn. I used distress inks to color the whale and mount it on the card with dimensionals. Then I added a googly eye with Glossy Accents. The rest of the sentiment was done with Harold's ABCs. I decided to add a sun, for a touch of color, so I used twine from The twinery (Lemondrop).

Here is a closer look at the engraved sky:

OK, hope you have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Summer card!


Today I am sharing with you a card that my hubby requested. He is a teacher, and it was his last class with a couple of private students, so he asked me to make some cards wishing them a nice summer.

It was the perfect opportunity to use my new Lawn Fawn stamps. Here it is:

I used Critters in the sea to make the card.
So much fun. I colored the little critters with color pencils and paperpieced some of them giving them some dimension. The sentiment was done using the same stamp set and Harold's ABCs, and I added chipboard letters that were colored with a marker and I covered with Diamond Stickles. I added some Glossy Accents here and there to make them shine.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Woodgrain embossing folder!

Hi everyone!!
Today I have a quick post for you, but first of all, I'm super excited cause Hero Arts tweeted about my card the other day!!! How awesome is that!!! I couldn't believe it!
Now, sorry about that ; ), I am sharing a card I made a couple of weeks ago, and completely forgot about. In this card, I got to use my new wood grain embossing folder, and I love it! I always wanted one, and I finally got it, yay!!! Here is the card:

The Large Blossom was clear embossed on a pieces of white cardstock, and then colored using distress inks as watercolor paints. When I was finished, I stamped the Old Writing over it with Vintage Photo. Added the sentiment and some twine, and it was done! Here is a closer look at the flowers:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

First Engraved Card

Hi everyone!

The other day, they posted this great card in the silhouette blog, and I thought that technique would be perfect to use with backgrounds. I decided to give it a go! Engraving! Sooooo much fun, and the possibilities...endless.

Later they showed a tutorial about this technique and although I didn't use the same speed or thickness as the tutorial, it worked perfectly.

Here is the card:

I LOVE this background from Hero Arts, and when I saw the cutting file I was soooo excited, but I thought it would be too intricate for a card ( I was thinking, better for a scrapbook LO).
Well, this technique, perfect for this kind of images. In the silhouette blog they used chalk to ink it, and I have to say that I tried both, and I will share the other card another day, but I love the results with distress inks.

I just inked the paper with different colors of distress inks. Then I stamped the sentiment on vellum that I glued over a piece of white cardstock and then on the card. I used a small circle punch for the panel corners (idea stolen from Jennifer McGuire).
I used some liquid pearls on the center of each flower and added some pearls each side of the sentiment.
Here is a closer look at the engraving:

Thank you for stopping by and if you have a silhouette, give it a go!!!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Masking and colored pencils.

Hi everyone!

How was your weekend? Mine was perfect! Great weather, lunch out with my hubby and lots of crafting done, I told you, perfect!
Anyway, the card I am sharing today is not in my comfort zone, because it has no distressing, but I had soooo much fun making it!

I did some masking, always love the results with this technique! And I tried the colored pencil technique showed by the amazing Shari Carroll in this video. So much fun!
Here it is:

I love that flower! The card is very simple, but the coloring took me a long time with the shading and layering... But it was worth it! I stamped the sentiment in a banner to give the card a bit of dimension ( I couldn't help it ;) )
I added some Glossy Accents to the center of each flower and cover the edges of the banner with Diamond Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Blue Flower...

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing with you a card I made for this month's Hero Arts Challenge. It is about flowers, so here it is:

Lots of distressing in this card, and I paper pieced the flower for dimension. I have to say that I am not a big fan of paper piecing. I love the end results, but I hate the cutting ( I guess that is why I have a silhouette). I saw HA has now the digital die cuts for this stamp set, so I think I would have to get it, and give it a try.

Here is a close up of the flower:

Anyway, I hope you liked it and have a great weekend!!!! See you on Monday!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Another twine submission

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing another card that didn't make the twine submission call. Here it is:

Same kind of idea with this card, as I made the lolly pop by gluing down the twine on a punched circle. I used a couple of Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts Stamps and made the clear drops with Glossy Accents.

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Me again...

That has been a veeery long time! I have been a very bad blogger and a not so good crafter, but life just got in the way (holidays, family staying over, helping friends...) Hopefully, there would still be someone there and you wont hold it against me, ha ha.

OK, I made the card I'm sharing today for the Papercrafts magazine submission call, but it didn't get picked up. Oh well, I had to give it a go... Here it goes:

What do you think?

I had sooo much fun making this card! And I got to use my new twine, that arrived on time for the submission call.
I did the sun, by gluing the twine on circles over a punched circle. Then I sewn the rays over the stamped blue panel. The sentiment was done using Harold's ABC's, and the "birthday" is from the Year One set both sets from Lawn Fawn ( Yes, they are new too, so exciting!!!). 
I rounded the corners and added some Diamond stickles to the Kraft panel border. After adding some rhinestones, the card was done.

OK, hope you liked it and ill come back tomorrow (or Ill try, he he) to share another card ;)

Thanks for stopping by...


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