Monday, October 29, 2007

Wateercolor Tree

Supplies: Lovely as a Tree (Stampin' Up!); More Mustard, Ruby Red, Watercolor paper (Stampin' Up!); Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Ruby Red, More Mustard markers (Stampin' Up!); chocolate chip ribbon.

So it's a trifold card. I don't have measurements really, but it is just 4.25x4.25 and I just folded it to the point where I liked it. I stamped the oak leaf stamp all over the More Mustard piece in More Mustard ink and sat it aside.

The tree. Well....I took the markers and started with the lightest color and just thumped the brush end of the marker against the 'leaf' part of the tree, then repeated untill the darkest color was last. I colored the trunk and small branches with a Chocolate Chip marker. Next, I sprayed the stamp lightly with water and then stamped on watercolor paper. WOW! Ok so it was a little damp and took several minutes to dry, but I love the way it turned out. Too cute. Elegant.

The thing I don't like about the card? I don't think I like the ribbon....

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

SC 147

Yeah....I did a sketch's been a while.

Supplies: Basic grey Blush paper, Bazzil Basics textured paper (I cannot remember the colors), Snowflake Serenade by Papertrey Ink, Believe by Papertrey Ink, antique brads by Making Memories, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan, Rose Coral, Blush Rose, and Creamy Brown, Sakura Stardust pen.

Yeah so I am not sure how I like it. You can't see in the photo, but I traced all the snowflakes with a Sakura Stardust pen....

It just seems bland....DBF thinks it's beautiful though.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

October is....

Everyone already knows that it is Breast Cancer Awareness month....but here is just my little way of showing my support too!
Supplies: Think Pink stamp set (MFT), White CS (Papertrey ink), Pallete Noir Hybrid ink (Stewart Superior; Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom, and Bliss Blue markers (Stampin' Up!), 4" chipboard coaster, Pink grosgrain ribbon (Michaels), UTEE, Pink EP, Versamark, pinback (that I pirated from another pin....I'll replace it tonight when I get more pinbacks at the craft store).

Well I saw this idea on SCS, well, not exactly this idea. I saw a card by someone who mentioned that the ribbon could come off and be worn. So I though to myself...."Self, why don't you break down and buy that MFT set and use the little torso stamp to make a pin with a ribbon behind it...." The idea started out simple and exploded from there.

I modpodged the white cardstock to the coaster and stamped in Pallete Hybrid Noir ink, then colored with markers. Squished the whole thing in Versamark and doused it in UTEE and heated it. I think I did that three times till it was all smooth. Then I squished each side in Versamark and embossed the sides with pink EP to finish them. Since the coaster was so raw on the cut edges it took about three coats to get it nice. And to finish I just attached the ribbon with glue dots and used some E6000 glue to stick the pinback on. Ta Da!

And in other unrelated news. I know I haven't posted much. Why? My new job is killing me. Not really. It's just training and getting acclimated and such. I'm getting really tired really fast and just haven't had the gumption for crafting. I did drag the supplies downstairs and made an almost CASE of this card by Nichole Heady for my mothers Christmas cards. Only twenty of them, but still....that's alot of coloring. And no, I didn't find the Sharpie poster paint pen. I used an Elmer's Paint Pen and it seemed to work pretty well.

So we'll see. I should start feeling more up to stuff soon....we'll see! :)