Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sympathy ~ SSS212

Yesterday I made two background pieces by using a doily as a mask, then using my spray pen to create the design on the card stock.  One was made into a card and the other was sitting on my table this afternoon next to a piece of Sweet Leaf paper that had been used to cut a circle.  I'm a scrap piece saver...and suddenly I saw that the green could be cut into a frame for the remaining doily design.  Then it began to look like a sketch I'd seen this morning.  Sometimes my creative mess and hording scraps helps me out.
I didn't want to cover up the dainty design, so instead I chose a panel of vellum.  The sentiment tag did not look right on top though, and so I did that in vellum as well.  The butterfly is a retired Close To My Heart stamp that I stamped in Versamark and embossed with Stampalicious  transparent Crystal.  The black butterfly beneath it is a Martha Stewart punch. For balance, I added the CTMH black pearl embellishments.

This card is for the Sweet Stop Sketch #212.

Humour + DS #102

Stella and Gus are two of my favorite Bugaboo characters.  This week's theme at Less Is More is 'Humour' and Stella and Gus are a perfect fit.  I colored with Close to My Heart inks and used Black, Sky and Ruby card stock on a White Daisy base. I used a white pen to draw a border of dots around the mat to tie in the polka dots. A little dab of Liquid Glass to eyeglasses...aren't they a sweet couple?!

I also used the Deconstructed #102 sketch for my design, and will post my card on both blogs.   

Friday, May 24, 2013

Create Your Own Background

Cards In Envy has a themed challenge, and I have created a background using a doily as a mask and my spray pen filled with Sweet Leaf ink.  The sentiment is from Close To My Heart. 

I am so grateful for a few moments rest and time to craft.  The end of the school year has kept me away from my room and my blog too long!  18 days left. Whoo hoo!  I believe I am as excited as my seniors.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Always thinking of you!

It's a celebration challenge at DeconstructingJen.  They have such wonderful sketches. I just recently discovered this site, and have loved using their sketches.  The card base is Close To My Heart White Daisy, and the banners are cut from CTMH Lucy (retired), and For Always.  The flower and sentiment are from a sweet little CTMH set called A Blossom. On the lower banner I used a Cotton Candy marker to color in part of the design - a tip I got from Vicki W. a CTMH consultant whose artistic genius is astounding.  I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut the flowers, and sanded and ink distressed before tying on a glittery button.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sweet Poet SSW 204

These Emerson lines are from a lovely Close To My Heart set, Scrapbook Quotations - Poets.
The sketch is this week's at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I like the clean lines.  The card is 5.25 square, the top panel is 5" x 2 1/2 ", the bottom three are 2 1/2" x 1 3/8"   The papers are CTMH Claire, with Outdoor Denim and Colonial White card stock, tied with a piece of Outdoor Denim twill.  The corner punch is a very old one I haven't used for ages. 
The little flower was stamped in Sunset ink, with a dab of Liquid Pearls in the center.  It's is from a CTMH retired set, Spring Up.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Things with Wings

Do you start to make a card...have some problems with part of the design? or a color?  Then you begin to change one thing, then another...soon there is this thing you didn't intend at all.  Sometimes the reaction is "Wow! That was lucky," others go directly to the recycle bucket, and then there are those cards you just aren't sure about.  I put this one aside, and now for some reason it has grown on me.  I like it now.  I think.... 
Well, the Cards in Envy challenge was to make a card featuring 'Things with Wings.'  I have lots of other ideas and no time now to craft them this week.  This little bird is chirping away, 'Choose me!'
The little 'pearls' are actually Liquid Pearls and I find them so much better for mailing. They flatten out nicely when they dry, but still have the look of pearl embellishments.