26 May 2008

Love Notes

I'm back with another card, this time a subdued, romantic design, LOL. I used a Collections antique photograph, lots of K&Company stuff (word sticker, patterned paper & metal frame), Bazzill cardstock, buttons and a brass charm. Nice and simple :-)


Here's a card I made several months ago (still sorting through my stash, LOL). I used Making Memories rub-ons, Design Originals paper, lots of yummy buttons, embriodery thread, clip art and a vintage cameo from Jewels of the First Water. Stamps by Collections.

22 May 2008

Bamboo Dreams

Here's an oriental design that's quick and easy to put together. And it looks quite effective too! At least I think so :-) The bamboo is punched out of handmade recycled paper. I find recycled paper gives punchies a real organic quality, especially when it comes to greenery. The centre panel is Japanese Yuzen paper and the embellishment is a small (but chunky!) mahjong tile.

Stamping & Papercraft Vol.13 No.10

A few months ago I was asked by the editors at Stamping & Papercraft to participate in a Stamp-It Stampers' Challenge. Of course I said yes! Here are the finished cards as seen in the new issue of the magazine. The first one uses layers of Yuzen paper and Bazzill card. I stamped just the bird on a small domino and stuck Kaiser rhinestones to its tail. The second card is brighter and bolder! K&Company check paper, red and dark yellow card, Collections text and a chipboard note, painted black and gold and coated with Papier Glass Finish.

17 May 2008

The Beginning

Here's a card I made a little while ago. It's not quite as bright as the last few I've blogged! The clip art (from art-e-zine, I think) is lightly tinted with water coloured pencils. Other materials include K&Company epoxy sticker and patterned paper, Hot Off the Press word fragments, an old jewellery finding and silk ribbon. Stamps by River City Rubber Works.

Wednesday Stamper - ART it up!

The requirement over at Wednesday Stamper this week is to use the word "art" somewhere in your work. Here I've used Making Memories rub-ons to create the words "art doll". The body of the doll is Japanese Yuzen paper, folded origami fashion. I added a few star eyelets and lots of layers of textured card for dimension. Stamps by Studio Astarte. Thanks for stopping by :-)

16 May 2008

Doll Face

One of my favourite styles of stamping is Art Deco. It's fun and sassy and oh so glamorous :-) And these little Hero Arts stamps are perfect for the task. I've also used Rebekkah Erickson patterned paper, a Collections circle word, buttons, Pebbles Inc. alpha stickers and Making Memories snaps. I got so carried away I made 12 of these cards, all with different phrases (and let me just say it wasn't easy thinking them all up!)

13 May 2008

Retro Oriental

I'm still working my way through my stash of cards, giving some of the older designs a face-lift. Thankfully this one didn't require too much work. I just added a rhinestone to the centre of the flower and changed the base card. A fun, all-purpose card. It's always good have a few of these on hand for emergencies :-)

Paper - origami
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Kaisercraft rhinestone
Other - assorted flower punches

09 May 2008

Bathing Beauty

I adore this Collections image! It's so cute and versatile. All I've done here is add a pair of wings - computer printed with a wash of Twinkling H2O's for sparkle -but a crown would look great too. Or perhaps something placed in his little hand. Anyway, I kept the image simple and went berserk with the background, lol. Buttons, stitching, ribbon and ric rac, a safety pin, love heart charm, Pebbles Inc. postage stickers, alphabet beads and Daisy D's paper. There's a bit of ink on there too. Oh, and Plaid glass finish for extra dimension :-)

* Updated with new photographs 1/4/2010

08 May 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Diva

Antique cabinet cards are one of my new obsessions; they're just so beautifully decorative. And they're lots of fun to alter, lol. This week's Wednesday Stamper challenge is "diva", and I thought this card suited the theme perfectly. The background is acrylic paint overstamped with Stamp-It musical notes. Embellishment wise, I used a gold buckle, ribbon, punchies, a small glass heart and Collections rusty letter tiles. Thanks for stopping by :-)