Saturday, January 31, 2009

Felted ATCs

A couple of months ago I asked my friend who does gorgeous felting (not to mention stamping, drawing, painting, carving, and the list can go) to teach me how to felt. I chose to work on atc sized pieces and stuck with floral themes because I can't draw. I finally made those pieces into finished atcs a couple of weeks ago. I added Distress Stickles which is a perfect look for these, embellishments, and "Dream with your eyes wide open" is a stamp from Quietfire Design - I sprayed some muslin with Memory Mist sprays and stamped with Archival ink jet black. I really like how these turned out (they're even better in person) and plan to do more felted atcs.
Be sure and click on the picture for a closer look.

Vamp Stamp News - Feb. 2009

This card is published on the back cover of the February issue of Vamp Stamp News. All stamps are from gg designs.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Love Card

Quietfire Design is featuring my card for their project this week. You can get complete directions, etc. here. Along with featuring the card, all the Distress Inks and Reinkers are on sale... get more info here.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sympathy Card

Folded card is brown. Cuttlebug embossed background. Green ribbon with gold edges. Sentiment is from Stampin' Up and cut and embossed with a Spellbinders die, layered onto brown cardstock.

Valentine Canvas Board

I almost forgot to put this canvas on my blog :-)) It uses one of the PID Valentine images. Complete directions can be found on the PID Designers Blog here.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

ggDesign's Sketch Challenge

Details for the sketch challenge can be found on ggDesigns Gazette page here. Directions for the card -- The background and bird images are both from ggDesigns. For the base I stamped the background image twice with Adirondack rust onto mustard cardstock. The birds were also stamped with rust ink onto white cardstock and punched out, edges sponged with Adirondack cranberry ink. Layered birds to mustard colored cardstock, punched corners and sponged edges with cranberry ink. The red layer is the same background image. I sprayed it with Glimmer Mists candy apple red and terracotta, stamped it onto white cardstock and tore the edges. Layered bird panel to red piece and added brads to the corners. Tied ribbon around base, added bird panel, computer generated "Valentine" piece, added it and 3 red flowers with brads in the center to card.

Be Calm ATC

I did this atc for a challenge on the PID yahoo group. The challenge is Be _____ (fill in the blank) and I chose Be Calm. The background is distress inks with the background image (Tim Holtz) stamped with distress ink and then layered to a brown atc blank. The collage image (PID) is glued to the back of a Tim Holtz charm fragment with Glossy Accents and attached with a brad. The butterfly brad was very shiny and I toned it down with some Matte Accents. "Be Calm" is printed from a label machine on clear tape.