Sunday, May 30, 2010
The demo book is coming along nicely and I have even managed to come up with a few of my own designs rather than just copy others I have seen on the web.
The pictures below are my own design. Granted that the owl is a hybrid of the one above.
I just love my my rubber ducky idea. He is sooo cute.
This one shows how a small variation in the design can make a big difference to the animal that comes out. If you make the dogs ears stand upright he looks like a donkey. I even found by mistake how to make the nose and the eyes.
I don't think this book will ever really be finished. It may slow down for a while but never finish. Hope you enjoy looking at them and if you make one I would love to know and even see what you did with it.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Appart from the last one, all of these were done this weekend. It was nice to sit back and create while listening to the rain falling (a rarity in these parts). Hope we get some more this week.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Finally some punchart. Enough of the dogs, here is a cat. No I didn't brayer the background but I did sponge it. I am soooooo happy with how it turned out. I masked off the moon and then added a touch of metalic silver ink to it. Hope you have enjoyed looking as much I have had experimenting.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
All stamps and papers used are Stampin Up ones ... of course.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
One of the latest things I am teaching myself to do is to mask off areas of the a card and blend inks together by sponging them on. The card below is the only one I have done so far. Not the best but it is ok. I should have stamped onto white card and not old olive, but the old olive was already cut so I got lazy. My computer screen is on full brightness so if the image looks dark to you then you are probably seeing it in it's natural form. I am very happy with how the hills turned out anyway. One guess what I have planned for the weekend.
Monday, May 3, 2010
- Card Stock: Really Rust; Old Olive
- Haiku Designer Series Paper
- Punches: 5 Petal Punch; Word Window
- Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments; Playful Petals
- Inks: Really Rust, Old Olive
- Old Olive Ribbon
- Clear button and hemp twine
The central flower is made by punching out numerous flowers with the 5 Petal Punch and then cutting down to the centre to create individual petals that I could place anywhere. From there it is just a matter of starting with the outer layer and then gluing each consecutive layer closer to the centre. I have also curved each petal around a pencil to give it more of a 3-D look.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
In the main catalogue for 2009-2010 one of the "In Colours" is Baja Breeze. It is my favourite of the In Colours. On this card I have used:
- Paper - Baja Breeze card stock; Baja Breeze textured paper (sorry it was only available in a previous mini); White card stock
- Ink - Baja Breeze; Stazon Watermark
- Stamps - Vintage Vogue; Sanded background
- Baja Breeze Ribbon
- Clear Embossing power
One of the tools I used is the Stamp-a-ma-jig. This is a great tool when you need to layer a stamp in the one spot with different inks. The F in this card was stamped first with Baja Breeze ink and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to mark its position. I then stamped the F in Stazon Watermark and thanks to the Stamp-a-ma-jig, was able to stamp perfectly over the top of the Baja Breeze. I was then able to sprinkle on the clear embossing powder. The effect is just to make the F stand out more in an almost glossy 3 dimensional way without changing the colour.
The card below was not planned out at all. I just went with the flow and I am quite happy with how it turned out. In this card I used:
- Card Stock: Kraft; Naturals Ivory, Rich Razzelberry
- Ink: Close to Cocoa; Rich Razelberry
- Pens: Old Olive; Pumpkin Pie
- Stamps: Friendly Words (roller); Friends 24-7
The Rich Razzelberry is fast becoming a favourite of mine but is only available in the current Autumn Mini Catalogue.