Saturday, October 3, 2015

Party At The Nest!

  This was so much fun to make! Made this canvas for Nancy, who was celebrating a milestone birthday! We've known each other since 1979! 

  For the background: Gelatos, Glimmer Mists, Dylusions sprays, stencils, stamps, drywall tape, sequins, white tulle, and a blue feather. Did some faux stitching around canvas with a fine sharpie.

  The black Punchinella (or sequin waste), top left and bottom right corners, I bought at a local fabric store. It comes in all colours and was 79 cents/m. A little goes a long way! Bought some gold and silver to use on Christmas cards. 

    Gotta love the Bird Crazy stamps and matching dies! The crown is 2 dies from Memory Box, glued together. I stamped the birds on patterned paper, then cut them out with the matching dies, added some Distress Inks around the edges and on top. Stamped them again, and used the specific matching dies (beak, eyes, wings), then layered them. The party hat is from another TH stamp set, cut to size.

  The sentiment stamps are from an Inkadinkado set called "Bird Assortment". I stamped them on vellum with StazOn ink; heat dried to make sure they wouldn't smear, then stuck them down with Mod Podge.

  The checkered swirl stamp at the bottom is from a stamp set from Dylusions/Ranger called "Doodled Circles". It was stamped on tissue paper and also stuck down with Mod Podge. 

  I also spray painted this wooden easel for the canvas to sit on.

  This is the back of the canvas with her birthday greeting! The 2 birds with attitude, are from the same Inkadinkado stamp set, "Bird Assortment". 

Entering this canvas in:
Simon Says Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge

 We celebrated her birthday at a local restaurant, The Wooden Monkey, with family and friends.

 The weekend is here! Hope you're getting crafty! Thanks for stopping by! Mutchly appreciated!

Happy Birthday Nance! xo

i made it myself!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thank You Butterfly Card

 Played with a new stamp and die set. Love how it turned out! 

 Used coloured pencils and Gamsol. The body of the butterfly is a separate die. Added some Distress Stickles Vintage Photo to it, to make it crunchy and give it some texture.

  Underneath the butterfly is a piece of tissue paper with script on it, and a strip of drywall tape underneath that! Added some sequins and some Washi Tape on the top and bottom.

  Sentiment is from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous "Simple Sayings" set.

  The butterfly stamp/die set is Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations "Limitations" set.

Entering this card in:
Simon Says: Anything Goes, Wednesday Challenge

  Hump Day is over! Looking forward to the weekend! Hope you're getting crafty! Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wedding Money Card

  I made this money card for Mike's "niece" and fiance. They are getting married Saturday. 
 Papers I used were from the KaiserCraft collection, "Rustic Harmony". Love this paper!

  Flower is made with Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and the Tattered Flower Garland die. Applied some Distress Stickles, Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw to the tips to make it crunchy. 
  Black bling in the centre, some tulle underneath. Rose Gold Liquid Pearl along the edge of the card.

    The tag out of the pocket. Tinted the seam binding with Distress Ink Tattered Rose. 

  The back of the tag, with a SU quote from the "Ever After" set. This is where I signed the card from Mike and I.

  The card opened to reveal the pocket with the Tim Holtz Distressed Doily. You would insert the money behind the doily, in the pocket.

The back.

  I made a matching envelope, but I forgot to take a picture of it! This was fun to make!

  Hope you had a wonderful week and were able to get inky! Starting to redo my craft room, so I may not be getting inky as much as I would like! 

  The weekend is just around the bend! Have a great one!

i made it myself!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I Love Lucy

"You're not OLD, you're VINTAGE!"

  A friend was celebrating a milestone birthday last month. Inked up my Lucy stamp! Yes, this is a rubber stamp! I got her from Stampsmith Art Rubber Stamps and Photostamps

  I stamped her on glossy paper with black ink and tinted her with chalks. Added Diamond Stickles on her earring. 

  Papers used are from Bo Bunny and MME. I used my label machine for the sentiment. The two hearts are from a TH die I just bought called, Heartfelt. 

  Tucked some tulle and black Punchinella (sequin waste), I got at a local fabric store, just under the photo stamp and attached a couple of sequins on top. 

  Added a strip of black rosette/tuille ribbon at the bottom and tucked a little feather behind the big heart.

The inside. Sentiment and wine glass stamps are from the set called, "Smart & Sassy Sayings" from Hot Off the Press.

The back.

 Hump day! Hope you are having a great week! It's going to be a wet one today! 

 Thanks for stopping by! Get inky!

i made it myself!


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Seahorse Paint Chips Card

  A quick card tonight. I recently bought the Nautical Blueprint stamps & the new Distress Ink mini's, Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber.
  I also have way too many paint chips! Lol! Mike says they are going to catch on, and ban me from the store! 
  Picked out some seashore colours with appropriate colour names. The sentiment on the front is from a stamp set from Artistic Outpost called, "Beyond the Sea".
  The inside. This sentiment stamp is from Stampendous! 

   The back. Will have to dig out some more paint chips and make some more cards and ATC's. Good way to use some stamps I haven't inked up yet! Hope you try this out!

Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Masterpiece Card

"Make each day your masterpiece" 
~ John Wooden

  I felt like getting a little shabby-ish & vintage-ish! Lol! Used a large tag, folded in half for the base.

 LOVE this paper! Prima "Time Traveler's" set. Had fun making this one. Flower is TH Tattered Flowers dies with Distress Stickles, Tattered Rose on top to make it crunchy! All sorts of stuff on this one! Feathers, chocolate brown tulle tied in a knot in the eyelet. Prima Wired Thread around the sentiment, dies, enamel dots, Prima Crystal, and my fav rosette/tulle ribbon!
Close up. The sentiment is from a stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farms called "Mona Lisa Moments". Thought it was perfect for the frame!

The inside. The 2 sentiment stamps, "Just Saying Hello" & "just because..." are from the Hero Arts set called, "Everyday Sayings". 

And of course, the back! You're never done until the back is done! Lol!

Entering this card in:
Simon Says Tie It Up Wednesday Challenge

Well, only 2 days left of vacation, then it's back to work!

Hope you're getting crafty this weekend! 
Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Mermaid Card

Hold on tight to your dreams

  Playing with a new stamp I bought a while ago. Her name is Mergirl and she is a Santoro stamp from the Mirabelle collection.
  I stamped her on watercolour paper and then I stamped her again on another piece of watercolour paper, which I used to colour her face and hair with Copic's, watercolour pencils, colour pencils and Gamsol.
  I cut her head, including her shoulders out and attached to the first image I stamped her full body on. Next, I stamped her body on some olive green paper and cut it out and glued down. Ditto for the shell she is holding; stamped on paper that had a pearl sheen to it; cut out and attached. Same for her arm.
  Added some sequins and Liquid Pearl Rose Gold. I also paper pieced the starfish in her hair.
  The sentient is from Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker set. Added some Liquid Pearl Avocado on either end.
  The "seaweed" is cheesecloth that I inked up and sprayed with various shades of browns and greens.
  Fun to make! I have another one of these Mirabelle Girl stamps, and will have to try her out!

  Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a great summer! We are on our second week of vacation. Went to Prince Edward Island last week for 4 days and enjoyed it very much. Went for a bike ride in Cavendish, spent a day in Charlottetown, and just relaxed at the cottage!

Hope you find some time to get inky!

i made it myself!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sympathy Cards

  Sympathy cards are a challenge. Here are a couple I made recently using watercolour paper. On this one I used Distress Inks and spritzed some water on the inks and then took a heat tool to it to dry.

  The flower die cut is called, Tall Chloe Stem, and it's from Memory Box. I attached some black enamel bling on the round petals. The precious little birdie die cut is also from a Memory Box set called Resting Birds. The wooden heart is from Studio Calico and the sentiment is from an old Stampin' Up! rubber stamp set.

  On this one, I used a technique I found on Pinterest. I ripped off a piece of masking tape and inked up the sticky side with some ColourBox Chalk inks, (used the Q Pumpkin Patch set), then placed tape down on some watercolour paper (doesn't have to be watercolour paper; it's what I had handy), and press down, then take off the tape. Love the effect! Spritzed some Glimmer Mist on top as well. 
  The flower die cut is called Arianna Sprig from Memory Box, and I used the same birdie die cut, and another Studio Calico wooden heart, inked with Distress Ink Aged Mahogany.
  Added some sequins and script Washi tape.

  This is the sentiment stamp I used for both cards on the inside. It's from Impression Obsession.

  Starting a 2 week vacation! Looking forward to rest, relaxation and getting inky!

Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!

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