Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Perfect Pearls Shimmer

This card was inspired by a tutorial by Jennifer McGuire for Pearlized  Stamp Layering with Altenew stamps.  I used the small rose from AlteNew's Vintage Flower set.  I have found this to be a very difficult stampset to work with, so was pleased when it turned out the way it did.   The Perfect Pearls are a Ranger product and I used the basic white pearl powder.  The paper and ink is Dapper Denim by SU, and Versamark and ribbons and Posca White pen finish the card.  The technique is difficult, and it is important to remove any powder that gets "outside" the versamark when you stamp the first layer, and then to apply a fixative when it is complete.  The matte was created with the  Dapper Denim ink sponged through a Tim Holtz stencil "Speckles" in the MI-THS-504 set.  The finished shimmer is gorgeous, but does not show up well in the photograph. The Thank you is from Fancy Sentiments stampset by Just Rite Stamps.



Monday, March 20, 2017

Believe in Magic





For All who love the Faeries
And wish to know their mirth
Their whimsy and their wisdom
First, you must love the Earth

While angels roam the heavens
Amongst the mysteries
Fleet faeries fly with hummingbirds
'Midst daffodils and trees

Celestial Accompaniment
Is strummed on harps or lyres
But faeries' dance in glade or glen
The robin's song inspires

Believe in Magic.......And Believe in the beauty of your dreams.  This gorgeous card is created with the Wildflower Corner by Memory Box (98895) and Posing Fairy by Poppy Stamps (1775).These elements are over a very lightly embossed Tim Holtz fading bubbles EF Black and Clear Wink of Stella and pearls finish this striking black and white card.





This card is worked on 100# watercolor paper using silver spritzed wet Color Burst powder  and cling wrap. (I failed to let the paper dry for two hours before I removed the clingwarp---important not to overlook that step!  These fairies have vellum wings and are the Thoughtful Faerie (1783) and the Dancing Faerie (1768 by Poppy Stamps.  The little flowers are by Recollections, and the sentiment is by Tracy Wray, touched with ribbon and Enamel Accents by Tim Holtz. 








Saturday, March 18, 2017

Birthday fold out

Wishing a dear friend a VERY HAPPY 82nd.   This card was created with oval dies, altenew stamps (Vintage Flowers), Gina K  (Flowers and Frames set) and SU stamps (delightful dozen) with washi tape accents on the z-fold window.   It was inspired by a 2015 fun fold tutorial by Sandi MacIver



Friday, March 17, 2017

Botanical Frames

This versatile Hot off the Press Die, Botanical Frames (5350) is cut from Pumpkin Pie (SU) over watercolor paper that has been colored using Color Burst, Shimmer Mist (and cling wrap).  The card front is on SU Daffodil Delight, embossed with Tim HoltzRegal Flourishes (656648) the dangling birthday sentiment is from Impression obsession #235M.  The central butterfly is on silver/diamond glitter paper. The butterfly's antennae are made with the knotted bow baker's twine that is gold and neutral.
The card is very shiny.  I can't wait to try single, or double quadrants of this die--amazing possibilities with it.





Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Thank you Betsy


For my  EXQUISITE Flowers
What a VERY VERY Happy 7 1/2 Birthday 
you gave me! 
(Oh yes, did I forget the decades?)



Sunday, March 12, 2017

Spring A Ling CD Album

I made this CD album  for Patsy's  birthday.  We had SUCH a wonderful weekend, and the project was so much fun to make for  her with pictures of the weekend and with Karen Schulz Spring A Ling kit.




The quotation on the photo of Buck and Stogey and Spike reads: 
"When you start looking at peoples hearts and not their face, things become clear"









Friday, March 10, 2017

Fun with Floral Details

This card is sponged ink through a Night of Navy cut from the biggest Floral Details thinklit (SU)
Artpice is sponged with Night of Navy. This is NOT at all where I thought this cut would take me, but it will be pretty and thoughtful card to receive.  Sentiment stamp is by Lawn  Fawn in th e"Scripty Saysings  stampset.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Harvest Sunset CD Photo Album

This photo album was created with  Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen's "Harvest Sunset" kit and created in a CD case following the tutorial of Jo Ann at Emerald City Elegance Paper Crafting
The fairy in the poppy is a graphic from Whimsey Stamps, Fairy  Dreams.






Thank you--in Split Colors

This is a beautiful split color card, inspired by Jennifer McGuire found in one of her UTube tutorials.  I used a combination of Copics and pencils to color the Stampendous CSDO4 (a beautiful die and stamp set.) The sentiment is heat embossed and from the Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings  (LF844) stampset. 




Here's the opposing cut for the split colors. 


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Good Luck on Midterms!

This darling turtle  Good Luck card was created with a graphic from Trina Walker at her new Bizzy Hands store.  He's  Called Zippy Turtle.  The inside sentiment cautions DGD to take the questions slowly, stay with her first instinct, --go in rested, prepared and relaxed.  Good Luck paper is Recollections and the font is  Santa's Sleigh Full