Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March Break...yay :)

Hi everybody,
It's a beautiful afternoon and the kids are outside playing with the dog.  Perfect time to post the ONE card i've made over the past couple weeks...eek.
Anyway,  here it is.  It's also my entry for this weeks mojo monday sketch 182.
The base pp is from creative imaginations that I had in my stash.  I ran it through my cuttlebug using the floral fantasy folder.  I inked it with broken china, chipped sapphire and walnut stain is certain places.  The top panel was done the same way but i used shabby shutters, crushed olive and again walnut stain to age it a little bit.
The cut piece under my sentiment is from the winter lace cricut cartridge.  I rubbed some platnium stickles on top of it ( accidently while it was sitting on my sentiment but i like the outcome lol ) to give it a bit of shine.
Thanks for checking it out...hope everyone has a great week.  Hopefully i'll get a chance to make a couple things in the next couple days but time will tell.
See ya soon.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Where's spring?

Ok...it's cold here.  Isn't it time for spring yet?  That being said, spring defenitly became my inspiration for todays card.
 I started by making my base card with kraft cardstock.  Used the pyrus line from Basic grey onece again and matted it with white.  I used my nestabilites circles for both circles.  For the large I sponged shabby shutters, peeled paint for the grass left a little space and then used faded jeans and stormy sky.  I took some bleach on my brush and made a little cloud in the sky then took my liquid pearls for a melty snow look.  ( i can hope right? )

I pulled out my "stretch your imagination" cricut cartridge and cut my tree then used a Martha stewart punch for the little blossoms.   The pink in the middle is a soft pink liquid pearls.

The little birds and the sentiment were stamps i found in the $ bin at michaels.  The nest i just affixed some raffia to some cardstock with sticky strip and touched it up with some walnut stain.
Anyway, that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by. 
Have a great day :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Latest cards.

So as I promised here's another card I made from the pyrus line.   In all honesty this isn't my favorite card.  I found the whole time i was trying to finish it new ideas kept popping into my head making it incredibly hard to stay on track and stay focused lol.  Ever have that problem?

 Here's a close-up of the sentiment.  I used my nesties for the different circles.  The color doesn't seem to show up as well as i'd hoped.  It's a dark teal sorta color.
And here's a close-up of my handmade roses.  I must say...that's the only part i like lol.  The flowers and the little butterfly are my favorite :)
And I decided to stroll outside my comfort zone a wee bit too today.  I tried to make something a little more masculine.  My Dad has been dealing with some pretty heavy stuff lately so I'll probably send this one to him.  The stamp set is from flourishes. It's called a guiding light.  I colored it with distress inks and used my brush with some bleach to do the white tones.  If anyone has any tips on the lighthouse beam i'd love to hear them.

And then there's this one.  Not really sure how I feel about it just yet.  I played around with my prismacolor markers with this one.  I love em...so much fun :)
The center flower is the only part popped off the card.  The flower stamp I used is from a company called "Outlines" and the paper again is basic greys pyrus.
Thanks for stopping by.  I may post another today depending on how ambitious i'm feeling.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Made the DT at our LSS

This is the first month I get to play with the kit from my LSS for the design team.  I was fortunate enough to get to work with Basic Grey's new Pyrus line.  To be honest when I first seen it all that really came to mind was a resounding "meh"  but now that i've worked with it...i'm a fan :)
I only managed to get one card done out of the five I have to do...but here are some pics.   I'll be posting some more cards over the next few days.

As always thanks for checking it out :)  Hope everyone has a wonderful week.  Stay crafty :)