Tuesday, March 22, 2011

FTL 132 Birthday Wishes

I really liked this sketch from last Friday's Fall-to-Layout sketch over at the  Clean and Simple Stamping Blog.  And, my original idea fell by the wayside when I stumbled upon this stamp from SU's Inspired by Nature.  The lightbulb went off and the rest is history!

I used my Marvy markers to color the image and then spritzed the colored rubber with a fine mist of water before stamping.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts Clear Acrylic set called Birthday Messages.  The paper is Bo Bunny Dots and the ribbon is from my stash.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

FTL 130 Birthday Wishes

I have had this sketch from the Clean and Simple blog, ftl 130, on my desk since it was posted last Friday.  It has been in various stages of assembly for the last few days and I FINALLY finished it today.

Great sketch!  I can see myself using this often.   Really easy to do.  (so why couldn't I get it completed sooner?????)

I used some patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl mini deck, cardstock from my stash, the fairly new button die from PTI (in love!), scallop die from QK, an EKSuccess punch, Hero Arts sentiment, and some white string dyed with my copics to finish off the buttons.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

OLW 43: Shimmer, Not Glitter or Bling

Go me!
Another OLW challenge, and I've got the card(s) done and posted the same day!  Yeah!

Susan, on her Simplicity blog, is hosting the One Layer Wednesday challenge this week and the rules this time around are:

1. One layer is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half. No other layers of cardstock are permitted.

2. Use shimmer on your card in some way. Do not use glitter or rhinestones.

Susan also adds: 
There are lots of ways to add shimmer: Sakura Stardust pens, Twinkling H2Os, pigment powders, Brilliance iridescent inks, eye shadow, shimmery cardstock, shimmery ribbon, and others I can't think of.

Well, I used two types of shimmer, my cardstock, Poison Ivory Curious cardstock (yummm!) and Brilliance pigment inks in Pearlescent Thyme and Pearlescent Chocolate (double yum!).  I started out using the swirling vine and one of the corresponding sentiments from PTI's With Sympathy set.  I liked how it turned out so much that I made 6 cards, using the swirling vine and each of the 6 sentiments from the set.

I adjusted the swirly vine placement depending on the size of the sentiment.  I really like how these turned out.

And, if I may, I'd like to add one more for last week's OLW 42: I've Got the Music in Me.  Just didn't get a chance to get it posted to last week's Inlinks (?), but wanted to share it, because it ended up being my favorite of all the ones I did for last weeks' challenge.

A HUGE thanks to my dear friend, Colleen, who helped me salvage my 'floor' that the dog is sitting on.  She is truly a Copic master!   Without her help, the card would be sitting in the trash.  That wonderful stamp is from Magenta and the sentiment is from a Hero Arts cling set.

Thanks for peeking!