Friday, October 31, 2008

Recent creations

Hello!
Like all of you I like to have some spare cards just in case.... I'm never empty handed if an occasion arrives and it also gives the opportunity to try some techniques that I've never done before... Here are some of my latest cards.....
Cutllebug Glow "Thank you" card!
I love this technique... !
Cuttlebug Christmas Tree. This card has been done with golden foil paper so the picture didn't come out well. Sorry...!

Black & White daisies...!

Here I've been mostly playing with my Nestabilities... trying to figure out how to make them work with my Cuttlebug... finaly I cracked up the secret ... so now I'm happy! LOL!

Birthday Card

The last one but not the least... a birthday card for a dear friend. Background cuttlebug glow. Stamp from Penny Black.

Monday, October 27, 2008

House mingle

This was fun to do!!! The idea came from Quietfire newsletter and I thought it would be fun and different to make ATC in a house shape...! IS THIS HOME Background is from Technique Junkies' tutorial " Cling and Scrunch " done with water colors spray. Stamps "french phrases" and "Quietfire flourish" in brown. Vintage image, phrases done on my comptuter attached with gold eyelets, add a golden heart and a little peel off and you have "Is this home"! GOLDEN Background done with drop of watercolor ink on craft sheet. Geisha stamp from Zia stamps, a few asian coins and asian word plus fushia peel off border all around the "asian house". HAPPY Adirondack inks applied with Ink blender, stamp from Tim Holtz and diamond stamp applied randomly in meadow... Paper flower border inked same as background. Color matching paper flowers. Doesn't she look "Happy"....? Now sending to my partner, I just hope they are as "Happy" when mail comes in!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Butterfly wishes...

I love stamping butterflies... this card is a friend's birthday card. Stamp is Magenta and I used the poucing tech to add color to it. I finished it with a spray of Bronze Shimmering Mist.
Hope she will like it!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Having fun with Alcohol inks...

Hello my friends!
I recently participated in a workshop given by Magenta! Nathalie M├ętivier demonstrated a few techniques to work with alcohol inks.... I was already in love with those little bottles....so I spent some time playing!
I went along with tip and tricks from Nathalie and tried my own mixtures...!
PINK & BLUE FLOURISH

Alcohol inks on white Kromecote paper, stamps from Killer Design, Memory glass on the right stamped and colored with alcohol ink.

SEA FLOURISH

Same as above but corner element is plexi glass.

FLAMING TREE

Papers from Magenta, stamp on Alcohol ink background is from Crafty individuals.

LITTLE BEAUTIES

Papers from Magenta, stamp on Alcohol ink background is from Crafty individuals.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Seersucker exchange finished.

Hello my dear reader. I just finished another exchange I subscribed to. This one was very particular for me since it was the first time I did this effect... it's called " Seersucker technique" and it fun and easy to do. The seersucker effect is done by running you final design through your crimpler horizontally and vertically... for a change the one named Leaves I did the oblique way which creates a crooked illusion ... but it's just an illusion....!!!
LEAVES
The background of this card was done with Mica Magic re-inkers... I love working with these. I added bead to the side of the card to add a little something different!
Hidden words

Hidden Words was done with the Rainbow ink pad and brayered, stamped and inserted to punched card stock... Square brads complete the design.

We wish you....

This image was initially done as an experiment of inking with rainbow pad and brayer... it turned out pretty nice ... I added some Mica Magic to the surface of the design to pull out area that had no ink on since I stamped before inking... !

This whole Seersucker project was a lots of fun and I hope my partners will be pleased with their card. I have learned that it's not all image that can be used with this technique... and it's always fun to learn something new!