Good morning! Oh my BADness, too much time went by without me posting anything. I got so sidetracked with the baby last week (a little fussy, a little sick and a whole lot spoiled) that I never made it into the studio for very long at any given time.
Two things today! First, I have posted a Valentine’s Day card over the Quietfire Creations Blog.
To see more pictures and get all the details, you’ll need to visit the Quietfire Creations Blog.
Secondly! Quietfire has announced the 4th Annual Queen of Hearts Challenge! Check it out while you’re over there . . . lots of prizes, a Blog Hop, awards . . . just a whole lot of fun!
So that it’s for me right now! I’ve got a mixed media project in process and can’t wait to share it with you . . . hopefully within the next few days!
Wow I can’t believe I did it . . . but here’s the last project for the month. I hope you can stand another snowflake tag. Well even if you can’t, I’m probably not done making them. I do believe though that with this one I have just enough tags to go with all the presents that will be under the tree . . . that is IF I get the tree put up. Right now things are looking that promising that I’m even going to have time to decorate for Christmas.
The base of this tag was made using the Faux Bleach/Batik Technique. The snowflakes from the new Quietfire Design set, Snowflakes are the Butterflies, were stamped in VersaMark and embossed in clear. Mist sprays made with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls and Tumbled Glass/Shaded Lilac Distress Ink Refills were misted over the embossing.
Spellbinders™ Create-A-Flake Three was used for the snowflake, which was covered in Glossy Accents and then sprinkled with Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter.
The sentiment, stamped in VersaMark and embossed with Queen’s Gold Embossing Powder, is another from Quietfire Design.
This really is all from me today. I have another project to get ready for the eP Blog tomorrow . . . .
. . . and then I have a Spellbinders project due Monday (which shhhh don’t tell anyone), is for the CHA Sneak Peeks that we’ll be doing prior to CHA.
I have some exciting news to share today. For the month of September, I will be the Guest Designer over at The Color Throwdown! I was so excited when they asked me to participate along with all the other Designers . . . they are such a talented group and totally wow me with their creativity. Each week they challenge us with another color combination and then invite us to participate along with them and link up our own creations. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t often have the time to play along with The Color Throwdown, and was doubly excited when they asked me to be a guest designer for them!
The challenge colors this week and your inspiration are
I must admit that when I see pink in a color combination I panic just a little. It’s not that I don’t like pink, I’m just not a pink kinda girl . . . so, I did my best and believe it or not, I didn’t use that first piece of designer paper.
The image was stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder, water colored with Distress Ink Refills, and then the embossing was iron away (Faux Bleach/Batik Technique). To my own surprise I had Melon Mambo paper in my stash, and used it along with Neenah Classic Crest Solar White for the card and all layering.
The background was created with the Wrinkle Free Distress technique and hot press watercolor paper, using Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks. Once I had the desired colors (lighter than darker . . . this was the third try), the background was embossed with Spellbinders™ Garden Lattice M-Bossabilities.
The image was matted with (and the corner pieces were die cut/embossed) from the new Marvelous Squares. The layers were separated with dimensional foam squares.
Before I forget, please visit The Color Throwdown Design Team for more inspiration:
and then hop over to The Color Throwdown Blog to link up your own project using this week’s colors.
That’s all for me for now. Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures that come your way today!
Good Monday morning! I hope y’all had a great weekend and stayed out of trouble. I know I did! On Saturday I drove with Mom and Aunt Linda, down to the country for my Great-Aunt’s 80th Birthday party. On Sunday Mallory and I hopped in the car, drove up to get Katie, and then we wandered around Art in Speed Park for a couple of hours. Good times!
I have a fairly simple card to show you today. Now before you even begin to say this can’t be simple . . . truly it was!
The image, from Wplus9 Design Studio, was embossed with clear embossing powder and then water colored with Distress Ink Refills . . . Faux Bleach/Batik Technique. The ink refills are still my favorite medium to watercolor with . . .
The image was then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders™ Labels Twenty-Five. For the kraft layer behind the image, and because I didn’t want an extra amount of paper edging, I traced the same die template onto the kraft cardstock and trimmed it out with scissors. The edges were sponged with Jasmine Mix’d Media Inx.
The layered panel behind the image was die cut/embossed with the new Card Marker A2 Matting Basics die templates. The corners were die cut/embossed with the corner die template from Lace Doily Accents.
See I told you, it really is a pretty simple card! The image took me longer to watercolor than it did to make the card.
That’s all I’ve got for you today. Hopefully I’ll have a tangle for you tomorrow . . . we’ll have to see how the rest of my day unfolds. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, make the most of the adventures that come your way today!
Good morning! I probably wouldn’t have this post for you until later today or even tomorrow, but for some ungodly reason, I woke up . . . wide awake . . . at 4:30 this morning. I’m sure that sometime this afternoon this is where I’ll be . . . . . . but until then
I think I’ll show you an A2 card I made the other day with a new Penny Black stamp I picked up recently. I also used the new Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Card Creator die templates . . . which seem to be the only way I can bring myself to make this size card anymore! I can’t believe that this is the only size card I used to make and now I automatically cut my cardstock at 5.5” square. Anyhoo, I needed a little thank you card and though this would fit the bill!
The base of the card was made with the Matting Basics A and B, but the top panel of the card was made with the new Fancy Ribbon Threader. The seam binding was dyed with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.
The image is only a portion of the stamp, which I die cut/embossed with Labels Twelve. First, the image was stamped in Distress Embossing Ink, embossed with clear embossing powder, then water colored with Tombow Markers. After the watercolor had dried, the embossing was ironed away leaving a Faux Bleach/Batik look.
I guess that’s all I have for now . . . unless you want to come help with laundry today . . .