Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Similar to this vase, but better. It now comes with a real, growing Ivy plant. One in a beautiful heart shape, instead of the silk flowers floating at the top.
Hand crafted card accompanies the vase.
Can be delivered in the Durham, Ont area.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Each card is large size: 5" x 6.5"
2 with textured backgrounds, 1 with designer paper
Adorable Digi Stamps colored with Copic Markers
Flowers are 3d
Inside as well as the envolope are embellished with a stamp
Recently I won a Blogaversary giveaway. And she added some of these Magnolia stamps for me to practice coloring with my copic markers.
Well they were so stinking cute, that I tried really really hard to not mess them up, and actually use them on a card.
I still have a lot of practicing to do. And I'm still so very tempted to draw in a smile on her! :)
The premade flowers were also part of the very generous giveaway. I still haven't used everything.
Thanks so much Norma.
All frames by spellbinders.
Sentiments will get placed on later, likely printed on Vellum
Dyan Dylusions sprays for the background (purple and red),
and then inked the brick stencil here and there.
Modeling Paste used on the leave stencil, die colored (before applying) with a drop or two Milled Lavendar refill distress ink.
Dylusion's dress cut out for dimension. The top covered in Glossy Accents. The bottom covered with Modge Podge....just to give it a sheen.
Sentiment heat embossed in silver.
Background was also stamped with both watermark ink, and then gray ink and in some spots with Perfect Pearls(also in mauve)
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Spellbinders square flor de li die.
Spellbinders rolled rose
SVG cut green flower
Digi stamp colored with prisma pencils
and embellished with gloosy accents to bring out the rain drops and puddles
Computer generated sentiment die cut from Simon Says Stamp small banners.
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp - Spring Showers
Card is large sized 5"x 6.5"
Brazil designer background paper
Inside of the card and the envolope is embellished with a stamp.
Digi Stamps, pink one colored with copic makers, and the yellow with prisma pencils
Computer generated sentiment die cut on vellum
Glitter around the edges and insdie the flowers.
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp - Spring flowers
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Highly textured Card
Card is large 5" X 6.5"
Inside card and envolope embellished with a stamp
Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug - Poppies
Digi Stamp - butterfly colors with Prisma Pencils
Spellbinders die - hand rolled flowers
Martha Stewart punches - leaves
Computer generated sentiment
Embellished with viva pen pearl for butterfly accents and
glitter glue inside flowers
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp - FLY
Challenge: Cute Card Thursday - Butterflies
FlutterBy Wednesdays - Butterflies or Fairy
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I saw a version of this on Pinterest. So with the idea in my mind, we set out to find supplies.
From the Dollorama we bought the vase, the glass beads and the gift wrap. From Michael's we got the submersible lights, the flowers and the wired ribbons.
Originally we wanted a small tea light candle to float on top of the water, but because we weren't sure the restaurant would allow us to have an open flame, we went with the underwater lights.
See how it looks like ice!
So easy to make, this is my version.
Place in as many glass beads as you like on the bottom of the vase. I did about 1/4 full.
Then push in the submersible lights. (I liked them inside the beads, and facing down) They can also be placed so the light shines upwards. The lights are very very bright, I was surprised!
Cut a strip of clear gift wrap off the roll, crunch it up an place on top of the beads. Enough to fill the vase to the 3/4 point.
Wrap a piece of wire ribbon around the vase, nice a tight, make a bow....embellish with gems/pearls, but not too much it pulls/weighs down on the ribbon.
We constructed some flowers pedals pulled off a hydrangea head...all silk, added some blue preglittered foam to their centers to make them sparkle and let them float at the top.
Fill with water.
We made one for each table, and gave them as one of the prizes at the 50th anniversary dinner. Guests were so surprised to learn that wasn't ice in there. And equally wondered how the ice lasted all night long lol.
Anyone remember these little jugs? They're little milk jugs from a era gone by. About 5" high. We filled them with a small layer of white beads, stuff them full with the silk flowers, and a blue underwater light and the same ribbon. I just thought they were darling.
Michaels had the lights in white, red, blue and maybe one other color. I can't remember. You can actually see it in the botton left side of the jug. It's round, blue with a black line around it. Take your coupon with you, they aren't cheap!
I made the roses in behind the vase
Colored Modeling paste: Milled Lavender distress reinker: for Dragonfly and florish stencil
Cuttlebug corner die from plain grunge paper
Viva Pen for pearls
Flower stamens for bullrushes
Stamp for sentiment
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Happy Birthday
Saturday, March 30, 2013
I wanted my Mom and Dad to have something special for their Guest Signing Book. Those typical ugly old books just wouldn't do.
So after weeks of gathering photos, designer paper, embellishments, and hand made flowers, glued, glittered, embossed and binded, it's finally done. And signed in too. Silly me forgot to take photos of it before that.
I didn't anticipate people signing with so much to say. I figured they'd just sign their name, maybe a congrats and that's all. Guess it just proves that over the years Mom and Dad are loved and have a fantastic group of friends and family with lots of well wishes.
In the end there still wasn't enough space for everyone to sign, so I improvised and just cut up some recipe sized cards. They can be place in the envelope I made in the back of the album.
Wanting to emphasis the window they are standing in front of, I used the brick stencil and some modeling paste, here and there on the cover. A window frame die from Memory Box Window/Sill Die, I painted it with a soft pink crackle paint from Ranger to give it a weathered look.
Lots of flowers cut with Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die.
Martha Stewart edge punch, and leaf punch.
A mirrored heart, dotted with
Heart Lace Ribbon.
The remainder of the pages have heat embossed embellishments, stamps, flowers, die cut flowers, gems, inked edges.....
This page opens up to reveil another photo and sentiment.
This is what's inside this envelope: Filmstrip made using the Bind it All that also punches the holes for the binding! Photos on both sides.
I made the cake from an embossing folder, and cut to resemble a cake. The carnations are hand painted and cut out. The cake topper is an actual photo of the cake topper originally on their cake 50 years ago.
Hand Painted roses and a computer generated sentiment on velum and cut out using an oval die frame, heart ribbon lines the bottom.
Gold, heat embossed stamps
Half the page opens up:
Premade plaster? flower
Lots of pages to write on: Pewter swam charms
I printed off a couple of photocopies of the telegrams Dad sent Mom when they were apart for school, made an envelope, all mini sized of it's original.
This page also opens up to reveal a photo of my Mom's parent, on their own 50th Anniversary!
This is what's inside the envelope
Inside back , it says, Enjoy the Journey (Tim Holtz Stamp) and back cover says.... To Be Continued....
I think my next project should be to make one of those photo box's so I can get some decent photos of my works!
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes