Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stripes and Altered Metals

Its Stripes and Altered Metals at Simon Says Stamp and Show and Studio L3. This week's challenge of CCC #33 is Altered Metal Alcohol Inks, and then there is Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Stripes. I have added a little embossing to the edges... though its really difficult to see.

Enjoy you day!!!!

Queen of the Household

This one is for the Kings and Queen Challenge over at Gingersnap Creations Chestnut Theme Challenge. I was going over my mind a hundred times on what i would like to have, then finally it came... who could better fit this than the theme of mom and dad; so i decided to go with mom - the queen of the household. Here is a close up.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tags and all 3

For both Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Tag and Studio L3's CC Challenge - Inking ans Stamping Masks

Tags and all 2

Creations 2 for for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Tags, another set of my favorite techniques
Creating a cool background with spraying and blending
and most importantly EMBELLISHING!!!

Tags and all 1

My creation for Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Tag;
My favorite techniques and embellishing used:
Lord T!m's Ink Blending and Water stamping technique
Cracking and then Glossing
Acrylic Painting

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Back to Basics 101

recently i've been wanting to use my regular paper and do a little crafting... so this is just plain paper cut and embellished with eyelets, ribbons and glitter embossing.

Hope you will enjoy!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

For the love of the season!!!

Such is my love, to thee I so belong,
That for thy right myself will bear all wrong.
-- William Shakespeare

Happy Valentine's Day Every One!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

For the love of the season!!!

That sweet smile on your face,
The gentle look in your eye,
Just one look at you,
And I could hear myself sigh.
With all my heart,
I love you...

Rusted Enamel

Rusted Enamel is this week's challenge over at Studio L3 from Compendium of Curiosities.

A sister is a gift of the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life...
--Isadora James

Inspiration all around

this card was inspired by 3 of the blogs i'm following;
With the tea bag template challenge from Gingersnap Creation i got the idea for the pop up heart. With Studio L3's CC Challenge - Rusted metal provided the background. The Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Embossing gave an idea for a double embossed heart.

The double embossing is done with many layers;
taking a heart shape, emboss it with distress ink in red (i used bard door) and emboss it with matching color then hear it. if you don't get a smooth finish the first time then i suggest you repeat the first step. before you heat emboss (during the 2nd when necessary) stamp the sentiment (mine was "I Love you") this way the stamp removes the embossing powder and when you heat emboss it leaves the part of your sentiment un-embossed. Now comes the tricky part - this step is easy if you have a clear stamp. you need to re ink the sentiment and ink the exact area you left un-embossed. put embossing powder and heat.
(Now, you might ask why i un-embossed a part - this is because those thin lines of the stap won't get nicely stamped and embossed)


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

For the love of the season!!!

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you..."
--Pablo Neruda

Thursday, February 10, 2011

For the love of the season!!!

Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it"
--Nicholas Sparks (A Walk to Remember)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

For the love of the season!!!

“She gave me eyes, she gave me ears;
And humble cares, and delicate fears;
A heart, the fountain of sweet tears;
And love and thought and joy.”
--William Wordsworth

Coffee and Cream

This is another creation for Gingersnap Creations - GC88: Color Challenge - Coffee and Cream. the background is done with all of tim holtz brown toned distress inks. starting with lighter shades - old paper, antique linen, vintage photo, tea dye, frayed burlap and ending with walnut stain. each bag is filled with coffee beans and tea leaves. stamped background complete the look.

wow!!! the smell of coffee beans is making me want to have a drink. so enjoy this post while i enjoy a cup of coffee.

Monday, February 7, 2011

For the love of the season!!!

When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You're in love
When you walk down in a dream but you know you're not
Dreaming signore
Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli
That's amore
--Dean Martin - That's Amore

Sunday, February 6, 2011

For the love of the season!!!

Never seek to tell thy love,
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind does move
Silently, invisibly.
-- William Blake

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Show some love with altered metal

its another challenge week from 3 of my favorite blogs - Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Love and Studio L3 Challenges to CCC #30 with Altered Metal with Paint and Gingersnap Creations GC 88 - Color Challenge - Coffee and Cream.
this is my creation for both challenges... in celebration of love a cupid and small metal frame done in accordance to loard tim's decree... The colors were inspired by Gingersnap Creation color challenge.

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
-- William Shakespeare

Friday, February 4, 2011

Coffee Filter Fan

The coffee filter challenge over at Gingersnap Creations (GC86: Spicy Supply) gave me an idea to use the coffee filter as a fan. as you can see its embossed with clear embossing powder and inked. the background is inked with spun sugar distress ink and the tree is inspired by 'cherry blossom' or sakura. here is a close up...


For the love of the season !!!

Never seek to tell thy love,
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind does move
Silently, invisibly.
-- William Blake

Thursday, February 3, 2011

For the love of the season !!!

May no gift be too small to give,
nor too simple to receive,
which is wrapped in thoughtfulness
and tied with love.
-- L.O. Baird

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

For the love of the season !!!

I'll say she looks as clear as morning roses newly washed with dew.
-- William Shakespeare

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I'm a Gingersnap Creation winner


i just saw the post that i won a challenge for my card for Gingersnap Creations: Once in a Blue Moon- Ginspirations - Case your favorite make...

This was the winning card,

For the love of the season!!!

"So they lov'd as love in twain
Had the essence but in one;
Two distinct, divisions none..."

-- William Shakespeare