Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thanks for dropping by!
Stamps: JustRite, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Paper Salon
Paper: PTI, Memory Box, vellum
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Periwinkle satin ribbon, Dew Drops, Nestabilites, McGill 1 11/16" punch, Shrink PLastic, Swarovski crystals, silver 3" stick pin, jump rings, assorted beads, silver wire, round nose pliers, wire cutters, flat nose pliers, silver chain, lobster claw clasp.
Friday, August 22, 2008
And if you haven't entered your own Justrite project you better get crackin' the prizes are pretty cool, the contest is still running for a couple more weeks.
Have a great day!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I was rummaging around his cupboards last week looking for muffin tins, or something, and came across these old glass spice jars. I loved the look of them, they reminded me of antique apothecary bottles, so I washed them and decided to something witchy with them. I envisioned a nasty old witch or wizard using them to store their spell ingredients, and of course, that had to include Toe of Frogs, Eye of Newts and Wool of Bats! The round label tags I made simply with my Nestabilities and Justrite stamper, attached them with black ribbon and a couple of jump rings. I actually took a picture of them yesterday, intending to post them as is, but they just weren't right. They needed stuff in them! Jimmy gave me the idea to make some eyeballs, and frog toes out of polymer clay. So I did. Rolled a bunch of white PC into various sized balls, baked them and used a black Sharpie to make 'pupils' on each of them. The frog toes are simply green clay rolled into a log, then tapered on one end. I've never seen a frog toe, so I'm wingin' it here! For the bat wool, I took a piece of black felt and just tore it apart till it was like raw wool. I think it's pretty neat! These are going right on my picture window sill for Halloween!
Stamps: Justrite, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Adirondack, Distress
Paper: PTI, Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: Nestabilities, black grosgrain ribbon, antique finish jump rings, Polymer clay, felt, black Sharpie
Friday, August 15, 2008
The big Harvest moon behind the house is a piece of watercolor paper cut with Nestabilities circle die, then colored with some Twinkling H2O's (picture does not show the awesome shimmer to the moon) and just a tiny bit of Adirondack reinker to deepen the shading along the bottom. It's super cool IRL. I colored the house with my Tombow and SU! markers, as usual. The frame was one I got at AC Moore, unfinished wood, simple, inexpensive which I painted with a toffee color base coat, applied a crackling medium and waited for it to dry. Then the fun starts watching the cracks appear when I painted the red topcoat.
I felt the trees from PTI's Boards & Beams were not 'creepy' enough for this project, so I used an Inque Boutique stamp instead.
I can't wait to hang this one up for Halloween!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Inque Boutique
Ink: Palette, Distress, Adirondack
Paper: Fabriano w/c paper, Cosmo Cricket, PTI, scrap chipboard
Accessories: Spellbinders label die, Cream twill tape, black brads, Twinkling H2O's, Tombow/SU! markers, Americana acrylic paint, Folk Art crackle medium
My second project is this cute little treat bag. Again, using Cosmo Cricket's Haunted paper collection. I didn't have any Halloween treats to fill it up with yet, so I just stuffed some raffia in there with this cute little Jack fabric doll I made up earlier today. He was super easy. I've had the little cloth doll forms for a long time, from Skyblue Pink (scroll down to 'Munchkins'), from when I used to sew a lot of my own cloth dolls way back in the day. Well, I decided I needed to make a mini Jack Pumpkin doll, dug out my acrylic paints, some waxed thread and painted him up in about an hour and a half! Isn't he adorable!?
Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Justrite
Ink: Versafine, Distress, Fluid Chalk
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill
Accessories: Nestabilities, Munchkin muslin doll, Americana paint, Waxed thread, curved upholstery needle, Fine permanent pen, raffia
I'm going away for the weekend, later tonight. Me, Jimmy and our four kiddos are heading out to Heart Lake for a little bit of fishing and relaxation. I'm going to have to take a break from stamping... :-( So I won't be back till Sunday evening. Until then, everyone enjoy your weekend!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
When I saw this set from Pink Cat Studios I had to have it! Trees of all kinds are one of my favorite stamps to work with, and I have quite a collection of quirky, stylized trees. Plus, you can decorate it for any holiday with all the different kinds of teeny tiny images that come with the set. Just my thing, I love versatile sets!
Keep checking my blog, I have a lot of cards to post, and some exciting news!
Stamps: Pink Cat Studios, Papertrey Ink, $1 stamp from AC Moore
Ink: Adirondack, , Palette, Distress
Paper: Fabriano w/c paper, Rusty Pickle DP, Bazzill, PTI
Accessories: Nestabilities, Scribbles 3D paint, Stickles, Cream Twill Tape, Tombow/SU! markers, Sharpie fine point markers, Fiskars texture plate
I think autumn is my favorite time of the year. Sometimes I feel like Spring may be my favorite, then when fall rolls around, I change my mind, LOL! I think it's all the warm, rich colors, the cool crisp air. I don't know, I just love it! So when I have delicious earthy fall papers and embellishments, I can't wait to start using them!
I finally got my new seasonal Cuttlebug folders, and immediately put them to use in this sketch challenge from CPS. The sentiment is printed onto cream cardstock.
This came out a little too large for a card, so I'm going to have my sweetie make me a custom sized frame for it. It's pretty enough to hang on the wall, isn't it?
Anyway, thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Versafine, Distress
Paper: PTI, Sandylion, Bazzill
Accessories: Dew Drops, Cuttlebug EF, Chipboard Leaf from Scrapworks, Tombow markers
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Stamps: Magnolia, PTI
Ink: Versafine, Versamagic, Distress, Fluid Chalk
Paper: Fabriano w/c paper, Cosmo Cricket, PTI
Accessories: Copper brads, Vanilla scented EP, Nestabilities, Corner Rounder punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Cuttlebug embossing folder
Stamps: Whipper Snapper
Ink: Palette, Distress, Adirondack
Paper: Fabriano w/c paper, PTI, Heidi Grace, SU!, Bazzill
Accessories: Twinkling H2O's, Tombow markers, Sakura Glaze pen, Paper Piercing Tool
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Stamps: Stamps Happen
Paper: Fabriano w/c paper, SU!
Accessories: Stickles, Periwinkle satin ribbon from AC Moore, Tombow blender pen, SU! markers, Sizzix texture plate
Stamps: Inky Antics
Paper: PTI, Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket, Fabriano w/c paper
Ink: Palette, Distress
Accessories: Cream Twill Tape, Tombow markers
I added the pine needles to the twig tree in this one, I thought it needed them.
Stamps: Inky Antics
Ink: Palette, Distress
Paper: Fabriano w/c paper, PTI, Bazzill
Accessories: Cream Twill Tape
Friday, August 1, 2008
Stamps: Inque Boutique
Ink: Distress, Palette
Paper: Fabriano w/c paper, Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill, PTI
Accessories: Dew Drops, Wavy Edge scissors
I think the image pairs beautifully with Cosmo Cricket's new Haunted paper collection. LOVE it! Icouldn't find a card base in any color that fit well with the overall feel of the card, so I took my home made tea stain mister, and the Walnut Ink spray and spritzed white Bazzill cardstock lightly, then wiped off the excess with a paper towel, then ironed it. Voila! Instant aged paper!
Stamps: Whipper Snapper, Papertrey Ink sentiment
Paper: Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket, Fabriano watercolor paper
Ink: Palette, Adirondack reinkers, Distress inkpads and reinkers, Tsukineko Walnut Stain mister
Accessories: Nestabilities, Sepia Paper Glaze