Monday, February 28, 2011

Now for something really different

This is what you get when you combine Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante patterned paper, some copper Stickles, a few layered Tim Holtz Gadget Gears...

Wild Honey Distress ink, Kaisercraft Turquoise Acrylic Paint and Shadowbox frame, and a handful of amber rhinestones...
It was fun to design...but I don' think it will go with the decor in the living room!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Thank you Graphics Fairy for sharing this fun image!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Exchanging Valentines

When we were kids my mom taught us how to make home made valentines. She would bring out the glue and scissors, lacey doilies, Dennison brand stickers...the kind you had to lick the back to make them sticky, gold Dresden scraps and old magazines to cut out pictures.

My sisters and I are still making home made (now we call it handcrafted) Valentines to exchange with each other and to send to mom.

My Flagstaff sister made this lacey one...
and the one with the embossed mulberry paper hearts and the lady bug was made by my Tucson Sister.
As you can see we each have our own unique styles...I'll post mine tomorrow.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cow Girl Up!

I have been wanting to design a "Cow Girl" card for a while, I just couldn't find an image that I liked. This Cow Girl image is from Graphics Fairy...Karen shares such wonderful images.
I tea dyed the lace on the bottom of the card and frayed the edged. The flowers are made from a organza ribbon with cool frayed edges...but they weren't quite the right color...I sprayed them with diluted Bundled Sage re-inker.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Here comes the Bride

I have been designing cards again...
The image for this bridal shower card is from Suezz Que...I love the cloche veil...very big in the 1920's and 30's. I used Star Dust Stickles to add a bit of bling .
The paper is Basic Gray Wisteria, inked with Crushed Olive Distress of my new favorites. I also used the Crushed Olive ink to stamp on the background.
The flowers are cut from organza lace...they were too white so I spritzed them with some diluted Crushed Olive re-inker and added rhinestones in the center.