Sunday, December 21, 2008

Oil Pastel Chic...

Hello... Woohoooooo... I love this background technique... and I think I came up with very nice results... It's from Technique Junkies' December 08 newsletter. Rockin' Robin Caldwell developed this chic technique and I have made 4 attemtps... the first one we won't even talk about it... I had put tooo much pastel so it was very dark and hard to work with. So I decided that this was my lesson... put less pastel I made these 3 ones and have stamped on 1 with a stamps I just bought yesterday and I love! Taaaa dam...



I know the more I practice the better it will be so .... off to play/practice again!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friends Birthday!

Two of my wonderful friends are celebrating their birthday soon. I made these cards for them. I love this technique ... " Torn paper image". Stamps the same image on 3 different color of paper ... tear the papers and align so it will complete the image. It's like a puzzle... I embellished with Rhine stones, ribbon, paper flowers and text on the right. The text is beautiful... It says something like " The most beautiful flower loses its beauty... but a true friend last for eternity" (my translation)!!!

For this one I have been having fun playing with my Cuttlebug... I love those embossing borders... it allows lots of creativity!

Ok now, the envelopes and in the mail...!

Getting ready for New Year art resolutions...!

What will be yours??? For me, I'm thinking seriously about it ... I would like to have a chance to play more with all the wonderful techniques I have access to on Technique Junkies... I found it so frustrating this past year not to have time to play and try more of those. So I guess that this year this will be one of the resolutions that I will keep... PLAY!!! We will be leaving for 3 months in Naples Florida after Christmas... I will bring some of my stuff and will take some time to look into those little treasures found on TJ... and of course try some. I will try to publish my work on my blog... but with no scanner ... I will take photos but I always have a hard time getting go pic of my cards... maybe with practice it will be better. Anyway if you fell like letting me know what you art resolution will be go ahead just leave a comment ... I'd love to read what you are up to!

Mission accomplie....!

Oufffff... all done! Hello my friends, last week I finished making my Christmas cards! I must say that I'm happy about it. I was looking forward to do other themes... LOL! So here are my last cards. A technique for TJ "Alcohol ink smoosh" . I also added a cuttlebug layer in the background.

Simple but so much fun to do ... woven ribbons in a Christmas ornament...!

Another TJ technique and this one I love to do.... " Cuttlebug Glow " done on acetate using Lumière Paint and different colors of ink.

Very soft colors of " Alcohol ink smoosh" used for this one. Background stamping in clear embossing powder.

So this is it for this year's Christmas cards... I had fun doing those and will continue with more cards in the up coming year. Hope you enjoy your visit!