26 September 2010

Glamorous Life

I made this canvas over the weekend to replace a piece that had been damaged by sunlight streaming in through the front door. This little project has been on my to-do list for a while and I thought, what the heck, there's no time like the present! I started with a canvas I'd recycled from an old project. All that was left was the paint-splattered background. To that I added ink-stained lace and lots of dripped beeswax. The photograph went on next, then the flower and finally the blue bird. I do so luuuuurve crossing things off my to-do list :-)

Stamp - Stampington & Company, Stampers Anonymous
Ink - StazOn, Distress, Brilliance
Paper - K&Company
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Collections antique photograph, silk flowers, lace, vintage beaded clip-on earring (back removed)
Other - LuminArte twinkling H2Os, acrylic paints, natural beeswax, heat tool, sandpaper, paintbrush, canvas panel

21 September 2010

Sunshine Butterfly

As promised, here is the second card I made for the Stamp-It stampers' challenge in Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft. Because the first example was so froufrou, I wanted to show the "other side" of this stamp: the arty side. So I went with a painted background (the trusty old credit card technique) and lots of black ink. Of course I couldn't resist a bit of fussy cutting and ribbon. And rhinestones. Don't even mention the button. Did I say this card was supposed to be arty? *sigh*

Stamp - Stamp-It
Ink - Brilliance graphite black
Paper - Basic Grey
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kasiercraft rhinestones, gingham ribbon, button
Other - embroidery thread, acrylic paint, old credit card, spray water bottle

14 September 2010

Pink Butterfly

A few months ago I participated in a stampers' challenge for Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft. The stamp? A sweet Hans Christian Anderson quote by Stamp-It. This is one of two cards I made for the challenge. As you can see it's very pink! I had fun making the flower which was constructed with several hand-drawn and cut flowers layered together and held in place with a sparkly button. Pink, of course :-)

Stamp - Stamp-It
Ink - Brilliance pearlescent orchid
Paper - Basic Grey
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kasiercraft rhinestones, ribbon, button
Other - embroidery thread, sewing needle

10 September 2010

Show Business

Birthdays! For me, September is a whirlwind of birthdays, both friends and family. This card is for my friend Donna in the US. I wanted to do something fun and this sassy Inkadinkado stamp fit the bill. I kept the embellishments simple (read: not too bulky) to keep the card light and prevent damage in the mail. I hope it survives the journey!

Stamp - Inkadinkado
Ink - StazOn jet black
Paper - Basic Grey
Card - Canson
Embellishments - satin ribbon, film strip die-cut
Other - coloured pencils