Saturday, July 17, 2010
New page and more cards
Well, going back to work really put a damper in my crafting! However, it pays for my supplies, so I guess it all evens out. Cheryl of Inspired Designs asked me to make a sample layout using a product she has from piggy tales called sliding doors. It is at the bottom of the layout with a quote and a picture of my daughter. The quote is glued to the sliding door, when you move it over there is a space underneath for journaling or another picture. I put another picture of Toni there. I sprayed the white chipboard piece with Glimmer Mist - it gave it a cool mottled look; I also sprayed the various chipboard flowers with the same color, but some of the flowers were gray and they came out darker. This is the first time I have used paint on a layout - I just put a swoosh across the top for my title, but I really like the effect. The paper is Starry Night by Sassafrass Lass.
I've also been busy making some card samples for Cheryl's store. Actually, I've really been busy playing with my new line of inks. I just got the Adirondack inks in the bright and earth tone lines and they are fabulous! The ink seems to "move" really well so I went wild one night and did up a bunch of coffee filters in a tye dye effect - it is the background and flowers on the card. After die cutting the flowers I ran them through my Big Shot in an embossing folder to give them a little more dimension. My favorite colors are the Wild Plum in earth tones and Purple Twilight in the brights. I'll post a sample using the brights soon.
I've also been playing with texture plates lately. I have some from Sizzix as well as Fiskars brand. This card is made using a Fiskars plate I ran through my Big Shot. The Fiskars were designed to be embossed by hand, but they do beautifully in the machine! For this card, I inked the positive and negative sides and they both made such a good look I decided to put them together. The stamp is Michael Strong (I love his stamps and seem to use this one in particular a lot). I rarely make monochramatic cards, but even I think it came out great!
My last card tonight is a quick and simple photo card. The picture is a close up of a bouquet of flowers I was given. I cut the picture into 4 strips and mounted them on pink cardstock. The "ribbon" is actually green cardstock run through an embossing folder and the medallion is a Sizzix embossing folder. The colors are much more striking in person.
That's it for now, thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear from you!