Thursday, 18 April 2013

Magnolia cards

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

Couture dress

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)

Hand Painted 25th

Background: New Cuttlebug embossing folder: Poppies
Hand Painted  Flowers with Arcylic Paints
Spellbinders Die frames in two sizes.
Computer generated sentiment
Some embellishments and glitter

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Butterfly Beauties

Stamped butterflies, colored with copic markers, hand cut out, glued dot for dimension 
Svg cut sentiment frame and bird cage
Designer paper already glittered

Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Fly
Cute Card Thursday - Butterflies

Spring Showers

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

Spring Flowers

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, 11 April 2013

Bee Bear

Embossing folder:
Digi stamp colored with Prisma Pencils and accents with Glossy Accents
Spellbinders die - square flor de li
Computer generated sentiment on Simon Says Stamp -Small Folder Banners
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Fly

Mother's Day Butterfly

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, 6 April 2013

Vase Center Piece

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!
It's not!
So easy to make, this is my version.
In layers:
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 
 with coffee filters and acrylic paint. See my posts here and here.

Textured Dragonfly: modeling paste


  Colored Modeling paste: Milled Lavender distress reinker: for Dragonfly and florish stencil
Cuttlebug corner die from plain grunge paper
Designer paper
Viva Pen for pearls
Flower stamens for bullrushes
Stamp for sentiment
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp

Spellbinders Floral Ovals die
Digi Stamp
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Rolled Roses
Martha Stewart leaf punch
Designer Paper
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp: Happy Birthday