Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
So I woke up early morning to make this card just before I get to my other activities for the day..
I am submitting this card to the Hero Arts July challenge since its to do with food.. I used their 'Have a Donut' set, I love this set but never gets used as often as I would like.. Time to put an end to that right away!
So here goes..
Today I took the picture outside since my light which I photograph with is broken:-(
Here's the close-up of the window, I stamped the inside of the card with the donuts and the ledger stamp,
Friday, July 23, 2010
I love this tree stamp! I added a small sentiment from the Thank you stamp set (CL341), and a little lady bird from the Adorable baby girl stamp set (CL265).
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I am planning to make another card with it today which I will post later.. have to find the perfect patterned paper for that:-) hmmm, keep you guessing what I am planning.. he he
All stamps are by Hero Arts! the tree is from a set called: Say Hello (CL378)
The sentiment is from a set called : Dot Flourish (CL285)
I drew a line right down the center of the card so that I could get the placement just right, and stamped the image with Memento ink, this is because I had to colour everything in Copics and Memento ink is great for that :-)
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I love adding loads of embellishments because its plain fun looking at all the details!
This page is all about spring blooms in Nuwara-Eliya, its the hill countryside in Sri Lanka, April is the best time to go there since its not too cold.. (This is the only cold region in our country), so during April all of Colombo basically holidays there!
These pics are of me sitting in the Garden and enjoying the flowers, Happy day! :-)
I used loads of Basic Grey Papers for this, the flower die cut and the navy blue letters are also by Basic Grey...
Yellow foam alpha is by American Crafts Thickers.
I used some Washi tape to make the little brown lace border around the focus area.. the patterned paper was punched with the Fiskars edge punch.
The butterflies are by Hero arts (AR179), I added it to break down the flat colour of the back of my chair .. Also whats the point of flowers without butterflies? he he
Flowers are by Prima, I added a few Hero arts Jewels to the centers:-)
The little tag was made by stamping a Hero arts birthday sentiment ( CL139) on some BG paper and using glossy accents to adhere it to the back of a Tim Holtz Fragment.. loved how it turned out.
The scroll is by Bo Bunny, I used their sticker sheet..
Photo corner is part of the Basic Grey floral die cut.
The little circle die cut is a journal sticker by Basic Grey for their Basics Kraft line..
I added some Navy May arts twine and some brown lace strips for added interest, I stitched a strip of orange paper over it and layered with another border I cut out from some patterned paper..
The dotty rub on is by Bo Bunny.. it's called Bohemian Borders:-)
Thanks for dropping by today, I would love to hear your comments and suggestions:-)
Have a great day!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Which was to use some old script strips that I got from Memriemare on Etsy while buying my ribbon.. these strips are actually part of the packaging, and I wanted to recycle them since they were so pretty:-)
I am not sure which language they are though.. hmmm
Firstly I used a page from my Basic Grey Manilla paper pad and die cut the base shape where I wanted the images to sit.. Then I randomly tore some of the strips of paper and adhered them as seen, I used the Dogwood flower wood stamp which I have never used so far and stamped on the script paper with Charcoal ink. After that I distressed the edges in Tattered rose Ranger ink.
I then used my Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint distress ink and coloured the flowers and leaves and made it quite shabby:-) I then added the sentiment and the extra bees and butterflies...
Finally I mounted it on some Basic Grey Cappella paper and Viola!!
Some of you may know, I got a Cuttlebug ; but silly me didn't order the dies to go with it and had to wait till they finally arrived after I ordered them a week after I purchased the Cuttlebug. I have also been really busy travelling and catching up with some designing and well you know how it goes... So finally its the weekend and I got time to make a card with my new Spellbinders circle dies! I love these circle cards, so much more fun than regular sized ones..
For this card I used the 'Mi Casa' stamp set by Hero Arts. I love the pretty sentiments that come with this set, they fit so beautifully on circle cards. Totally plan to make some more cards with it soon..
I started off by cutting a circle card with the biggest circle in the pack and cut another nesting smaller circle to do my stamping on. I used the Lime Rickey 6x6 pad (Basic Grey) to cut out a background paper for the card the same size as the card base to cover the front completely.
I used my Ranger distress inks and gave a small border to the nesting circle to add definition to the edge and stamped all the images on white card stock and coloured with Copics. I coloured them in cut them out and paper pieced the card and added my sentiment.
Finally I used a piece of yarn and made the hanging bit of the birdcage:-)
Here's a close up of the card, the little bird house stamp is by Penny Black goes so well with the birds from the Mi Casa set..
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Today I was testing out a new product! And boy was it fun! I have just discovered alcohol inks:-) I love them, so many different possibilities..
This is the first set I broke out.. It's the Cottage Path Alcohol ink set by Ranger. I used two colours and created this fab background! not my usual style but I think its rather pretty.
I decided to make a Birthday card, it's for my Aunt. She is the sweetest, and I thought this gorgeous hydrangea stamp would help make a fab card for her.. I also tested out my new Friend Definition stamp for this, totally love the dictionary print. I filled out the background with the ledger stamp so that the hydrangea had a nice backdrop.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Here is a layout done with a photograph of me on my way to kayak in Krabi Thailand.
The main background paper for this layout is by Art Warehouse from Two Peas.. Some of the embellishments for this line has already sold out, but I managed to snatch a few papers! Love the nautical theme:-) Other pattered papers are by Basic Grey and Websters Pages.
The journal spot is a page from the Fancy Pants Summer Soiree notebook journal, goes really well with the patterned paper and the pops of orange I added for colour..
I also added this funky little palm tree from my Hero arts set 'Lets Chill' ( my favourite these days!!)
Then added a few orange embossed butterflies from the Antique Engraving sets as well
for some extra colour..
The wood letters, Canvas tag and the Epoxy/metal clips are by Making Memories, an older line, but they had the whole collection available when I went to Made with Love in Singapore.. So I bought the embellishments since I already had some of the papers.
I used a little vintage compass from one of my old Making Memories ephemera packs (the little ticket and the 'wonderful memories' words and the arrow circle are also from the same pack).
The red scroll rub on is by My Minds Eye ..
Flowers are by Prima, I added them on top of a white embossed Starburst lace stamp by Hero arts.
I used a strip of green patterned paper ( Websters Pages) with the word happiness on it just below the photograph for some interest. I also added some Basic Grey brads to complete that strip.