Monday, April 11, 2016

Stained Glass Technique

The Technique Challenge this month over at Club Scrap is to create a stained glass look. I made this circular element a few months ago with Colorburst and finally got around to adding it to a card. Once it was dry, I used an embossing folder to create the design and then inked it with archival black ink. I loved the results. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Happy Belated Birthday

Just posting this Club Scrap challenge card in order to enter into Club Scrap's February Technique Challenge Linky Party. Made using blue painters tape as a stamp to create the stripes. Cupcake from 50's Kitchen stencil. Colored using Zig Clean Color pens. Thanks for stopping by.

Love Knot Wedding Layouts

Two wedding layouts created from Club Scrap's Love Knot collection. The designs on these papers suggest you can color them in to match the wedding colors you are scrapping. In my case, for my sister's wedding, I used green to go with the Celtic theme of the wedding. For the second layout depicting Mallory's wedding in the Southwest, I used a kind of coral orange-y color to mimic the flowers in the bridesmaids' bouquets. It's a great kit to use for wedding photos. I am also posting these layouts in the Club Scrap PSL for Week Two (fibers) and Week Three (metal)(using metallic paper for the Celtic symbols). Thanks for dropping by for the Love Knot Linky Party.

Club Scrap Crewel & Unusual Blog Hop

Layout created with the Club Scrap kit Crewel & Unusual for the February Blog Hop. Photos taken Thanksgiving 2014. Sketch found on Paper Issues. Also submitted for Week Three of PSL at Club Scrap using the metal heart tag on the journaling card. Die cuts made with dies from Technique Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Let's Celebrate

Layout created with Club Scrap's Celebrate Lite kit, using templates from Kiwi Lane. Photos depict the Mallory and family celebrating New Year's Eve in Paris after a day at Versailles. What a holiday!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Club Scrap Watercolor Christmas Blog Hop

I have resurrected my blog to take part in a Club Scrap blog hop featuring their 2015 Holiday kit called Watercolor Christmas. This gorgeous kit was created with artwork by Swarup Murthy whom I have been following for several years. Please take some time to visit her blog The Storyteller. Her watercolor artwork is exquisite. I can only hope to try to do it justice with my cards and layouts using this kit. For more information about the artist and Club Scrap, please read the blog post written by Tricia Morris.

You may be hopping in from the blog of Debby Hernandez. If not, be sure to step backwards and see what she has prepared for us.

After I agreed to join in, I thought I must be crazy. I don't make elaborate projects with my kits. All I do is make cards and layouts. And this month, with the December Daily project going on, all I could eke out was three cards using the digi components. I want to save every scrap of my kit for layouts. The source for all images was the digi kit. Cardstock is from past Club Scrap kits such as Evergreen, Raku, etc. All old POPs I am desperately trying to use.

The first card uses the tree-shaped greeting which I adore. I used a few filters in Photoshop to change it up a bit from a simple stamped image. Decorated with Stickles which are my go to embellishment. And die cut a star from sparkly paper to top the tree.

My second card features the fabulous cardinal image created by Swarup. I printed the digital stamp on watercolor paper using a very pale image and then did my own coloring with Zig Clean Color pens and Inktense watercolor pencils. I was overjoyed with the result. Having no artistic talent of my own, I was thrilled to create something which actually looked like a created it. Sorry, Swarup. Although I have been a California girl for forty years, I started out my life as a Kentucky girl, I simply had to own this cardinal. I realize it is a standard holiday motif, but for me, the representation of a cardinal goes much deeper. I used a Sizzix die to create the corners from gold paper (an excellent suggestion from my hubby when I showed the in-progress card to him for approval). This is one of those rare occasions when I am tickled with a card I created.

My final card uses that oh-too-cute snowman. Again, I started with a faint inkjet image and then (a la Tricia) I used Intense watercolor pencils to color him up. Since I had finished all the Christmas cards I needed (or wanted) to make, I decided to send this card in the new year. There are snowmen in January, right? Again, Frosty's panel was decorated with Stickles to give the impression of falling snow. The panel behind him is the plaid from the kit. Again, digi.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us. Please travel on to see another California girl Lisa Dolezal. She always makes beautiful things. If you have gotten lost along the way, you can always go back to the beginning at the Club Scrap blog and follow the yellow brick road. Happy Holidays and have a grand 2016.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Home

I decided to stop posting on this blog for 2015. If you want to look at my cards and layouts, please follow me on my Flickr account. Thanks.