Thursday, August 5, 2010

And another one....

Well, looks like I am on a roll here. Here is another flower card. Love how this one turned out. Poppy stamp is from SU, sentiment from a Heroarts set. I stamped the poppies several times on watercolor paper (masking as I stamped) and then cut out with a circle nestie. I water colored the poppies using distress ink and then sponged antique linen around the poppies. A couple of the flowerheads were cut out and popped up for added dimension. Sponged all edges with brown ink and added a bow made fom seam binding ribbon, which I colord with distress ink to match the poppies. I love the orange BG paper, but can not remember who makes it. Well, back to my stamping table to come up with maybe another card before the Flower Parade is over.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Another card for the CLASSroom Flower Parade

Today I have another flower card for the Flower Parade on the CLASSroom blog.
Rose stamp is by Anna Griffin. I stamped it on patterned paper from 7Gypsies (I think) and colored in using prismas and gamsol. Aged around the image by sponging antique linen distress ink around the outside of the image and around image panel edges. Edges were also distressed with an edge distresser. Background papers were stamped with stamps from papertreyink( guidelines 2 and polka dot background). To finish it off, I added lace, some ribbon, buttons and covered the rose with clear glass glitter.
Hope you like it!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The CLASSroom Flower Parade

Well, I decided to dust off my blog and post something today. WhooHoo! I got a newsletter email yesterday from Ellen Hudson with an invitation to join the flower parade they are having on the Classroom blog and decided this is the perfect time to post a new card. And without further ado, here it is:
Stamp is by Penny Black. I colored the flowers in with colored pencil and gamsol. Overstamped image with SU's Linen background in Ranger antique linen distress ink and distressed al edges with Vintage photo distress ink. Script background by SU, also stamped in antique linen distress ink. Added a black mat behind the focal image and some plaid ribbon and black buttons.
I really like how it turned out.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Back with the barrettes!

Hi again! Here are the barrettes I've been making. I'm planning on listing them on Etsy soon. I think I will have to take new pics though- the lighting was terrible and they didn't turn out so good. I have a real cheap digital camera and that doesn't help the matter at all.
The barrettes are made from felt and fabric, which I cut out with my nestability dies and then sewed them by hand. They all have a little stuffing in them to give a little dimmension. I then attached the stuffed shapes to felt covered metal hair clips. (Excuse the messy picture arrangement- I can not for the life of me figure out how to arrange things better on this blog!). Thanks for looking! Anette

Time flies.....

......I can't believe I haven't posted in sooooooo... long. To tell the truth, I've been in kind of a slump and haven't been making much crafty stuff at all. I tried, but my mojo just wasn't there and most of my attempted cards ended up in the trash. VERY FRUSTRATING!!!!I do have a couple that turned out. First one is a Valentine card with a cute little hedgehog stamp from Penny Black (Thanks Maura, for letting me stamp a few). I forgot who makes the paper, but I found it at my LSS and thought it was so cute. Hedgie was colored in with Prismas and Gamsol and I used my nestability dies to cut and layer the heart. The brown scallopped border is a Martha Stewart punch.

Next up a card I made with the Blooming Button Bits set from Papertreyink, which I borrowed from my SIL (Thanks Cathy!). I used October Afternoon paper (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it) and stamped the flower image with aqua mist ink from PTI. Cut out the image with a classic round nestie and backed it with a scallop flower nestie. Again, the border punch is Martha Stewart. I did stamp an extra flower, cut it out and pop dotted it on the front for some added dimmension. A little ribbon and some buttons and twine and, Voila, a card that actually didn't end up in the trash.

And one more....
This one I actually planned to enter at Papertreyink on Nicole's blog for the emboss resist challenge she was having. Well, I made the card and got all done and then my stupid computer was acting all weird and kept freezing up on me. So, no entering the contest for me, but here is the card...
All stamps are from PTI (Warm Happines, Text Style 2).

Well, that is it for now. I might be back later with some pics of some fabric and felt barrettes I have been working on.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I'm back again...

....with some more stuff I've been making to sell. I've had these little paper mache boxes in my stash and thought they'd make cute little containers to hold treats or a small present like jewelery. I took a pencil and dipped the eraser end into white acrylic paint and stamped polka dots all over the box. The snowflake was a plain chipboard one, which I painted white and then coated with Ranger glossy accents and then sprinkled with some coarse glitter. After everything was dry, I added lace around the edge of the top, some ribbon, buttons and a tag. I really like how they turned out.

If you want to see the rest of them, you can check out my new Etsy shop (link is on the top right side of my blog page.
Thanks for visiting!

Yikes, it has been a LOOOO.....NG time....

...since I posted anything. Life has been keeping me busy. I have had a few orders for my altered wooden letters and I've been working on some other stuff to sell. More on that in the next couple of days. Today I'm showing you some of the letters. I've made these for baby gifts for family and friends and everyone always loves these.
I buy my letters at Walmart (I like the style they carry and they are easy to cover with paper).
I paint the letters with acrylic paint, then cover the front with patterned paper using Yes glue. After the glue has dried I sand all the edges and embellish the letters with ribbon, buttons, stamped images and anything else I can find. The girl letters get a nice dusting of fine glitter after I spray the letters with a sealer.
That's about it.
I'll be back with some goodies I posted at my new Etsy Shop either tonight or tomorrow.
Have a great day !