Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stamping Royalty -- Not!

I was working towards getting some cards ready for the Stamping Royalty competition at Paper Crafts Magazine.  Then I looked at the calendar.  The cards need to be in the office by next Friday -- not going to happen!  Because their rules say that the cards cannot be on any website or blog, I have not been posting as I complete them.  So today, you get them all!  I am going to submit them to The Stampers' Sampler "Feeling Themeless" catagory.

From the top:
A Seat for a Friend
Paper:  SU Night of Navy, Sage Shadow.  Staples White c/s
Ink: SU Distressing Inks in Blue, Tea Stain, Early Expresso
Stamps:  SU Have a Seat, You're a Gem
Accessories: cotton twine, wooden button

Spotlight Bird

Paper:  SU Metallic Bronze.  Staples White c/s.  K and Co dp
Ink: SU Distressing Inks in Tea Stain, Soft Suede
Stamps:  SU Nature Walk, French Foliage
Accessories: Staedler watercolour pencils.  Waste plastic.  Copper tape.  SU Seam Binding ribbon

Paper:  SU Very Vanilla, Natural
Ink: SU Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery
Stamps:  SU You're a Gem, Charming
Accessories: SU ribbon, Cuttlebug texture plate, felt flowers (hand made)

Happy Bird-day
Paper:  SU Very Vanilla.  Staples White c/s. K and Co dp
Ink: SU River Rock, Crumb Cake, Kiwi Kiss
Stamps:  Inkadinkadoo
Mask: Heidi Swapp, hand made dots
Accessories: Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, dollar store pearls, SU label punch

Friday, February 4, 2011

Brian's Valentine

My husband is off to Montebello, Quebec, to look at airplanes.  They park the planes on the ice, and the show is outdoors.  Funny -- I elected to stay home and look after the animals!  I've made this valentine for him when he comes home.

The ruffle idea came from Roni Johnson at Inkstains with Roni.  One of my favourite blogs!  She has more ideas in a week than I'll dream off in months.  She sews crepe paper streamers, ruffling as she goes, then spritzes, stamps, and glitters it to perfection.
The heart is a stamp from Flourishes.  I stamped first in Apricot Appeal, then overstamped with Early Expresso.  It gives a bronzy effect.  Underneath is a stencilled flourish from SU, which is done in Champagne Shimmer ink.  The card base is Creamy Caramel and some Bobunny dp.  I stamped the ruffle before I sewed it with French Script and Chocolate Chip.  I trimmed the edges with scallop scissors, ruffled it, and then dipped the edges in Creamy Caramel smooshed on my craft mat and spritzed with Vanilla Perfect Pearls.
Inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Flourishes set with Perfect Medium, and then went over it with gold Perfect Pearls.

Glitzy -- but he's worth it!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

June Pfaff Daley: Sweet Sweater Rosettes

June Pfaff Daley: Sweet Sweater Rosettes

I have been looking all over the Internet for these roses. Thanks, June! I am off to try them. Stay tuned for the results.