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Archive for June, 2011

Up, Up and Away

I have entered this in the following challenges
I am really satisfied with how this card turned out.  The swirls are just stamped with Pumice DI onto some KC papers. The inner circle is in DI, sprayed (my fav thing to do) and DI’d again.. and oversprayed with some copper pearl mist spray. The outer circle I painted with some black acrylic paint onto the black cardstock…this gave it a real flat black finish, subtle but nice. Rhinestones and ribbon is from my stash.

Teddy Bear”s Picnic

 I am going to enter this card into the following comps..
This card was a lot of fun to make…these teddies look soooo cute. I have distressed some white card with Barn Door, Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade DI. It is put onto some dark brown CS which has been gold embossed around the edges (Tim Holtz gold embossing powder) then mounted on dark brown CS again. Then onto some red CS, then raised with magic mount. The teddies are masked, ties are in a red copic and distress stickles.  Then the lot is masked again while I sprayed some copper around the teddies.  I was attempting to get the teddies to “pop”….And it worked!  The paper in the backgrounds is just some scrap vintage paper, which I scrapped over with all of those DI mentioned earlier and adhered to dark brown CS. The flowers, buttons, and ribbon are all from my stash.  I think that just about covers it.  Enjoy!

Fiery Dancer

I am entering this card in~
I only recently received these stamps and have been dying to use them…the idea was to have a dramatic, fiery background in a cave setting. I guess like lava.  And then to keep the femininity through all that drama. I tried to show the strength of a woman.  I think the rose and the dancers help with this.  The stamps were masked and stamped in tuxedo black ink.  The background is wild honey stains, and fire brick red and spiced marmalade distress inks.  The cave is torn black cardstock and the rose and tags and bits of ribbon are from my stash…the words are stamped in fired brick DI and are from the dancers set.  The flower behind the rose is highlighted with stickles.  Enjoy!