Sunday, October 28, 2012

An altered teacup

Hey!  It's been two weeks since I posted.  Hmmm...maybe you didn't even miss me!?  That's ok :)

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So.  This is a very quick post to share an altered teacup that I created for one of my customers.  These are really a lot of fun to make.  I've got several photos, so that you can see some of the small details from different angles.

I used dried moss, excelsior, vintage lace, silk ribbon flowers, mini eggs, several decorative pins, a few buttons and a sentiment (from PTI) stamped onto a piece of very vanilla card stock (from SU!).  I added a little ink on the edges of the cardstock to give a bit of an aged appearance.  Oh, and a length of ribbon for hanging the teacup.

Thanks for stopping in to take a look!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

An Anniversary Gift Set

Hi, this will be a short post.  I completed a customer order today for a couple who will soon be celebrating their first wedding anniversary.  A few of you may remember an altered teacup that I created last spring for my sister.  One of my customers asked for one, along with coordinating anniversary cards.  This is what I created today.

I pulled the colors for my cards from the colors on the teacup.  This was such a fun project to make.  A little change of pace for me.  I've gotta' get going.  Thanks so much for taking a look!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

With Sympathy - The Creative Paper Trade Challenge

I'm back to share another sympathy card for a family member.  It's such a sad occasion, but I don't mind making sympathy cards because it's one of the ways I can convey my feelings to the recipient.  I hope that the card will mean as much to her, as it did to me as I created it.

I'm joining in on a new challenge blog...The Creative Paper Trade.  I'm playing along with week #2.  I chose Color My Week #2 & Paper Nudge #2.  Here's the graphic showing all 3 of the choices/challenges given.
I was drawn to the soft color palette and the layered sketch.  Here is what I created...

I've used lots of layering.  Card stock, patterned papers, die cuts, a length of tulle.  Well, you get the picture, don't you?  I'll list my supplies below.

Thank you for taking a look.  I hope you'll stop by again :)

Card stock: confetti cream, perfect plum (SU)
Patterned paper: lap of luxury (SU)
Ink: pale plum, perfect plum, pink pirouette, concord crush (SU), versamark (Tsukineko)
Stamps: calendar stamp set (The Precious Remembrance Shop), communique curves (PTI)
Dies: notebook die, notched flower dies (PTI)
Other: london market spool button (Pink Paislee), vanilla seam binding (SU), clear ep (SU), purple adhesive gem - in center of spool button (Recollections), pink tulle (from my stash)

Sending Prayers - CTS#1 challenge

Hi, just a short post to share I card that I made for a brand new sketch challenge.  Take a look...
I always enjoy a good sketch challenge, so wanted to jump right into the first challenge at CTS.  This sketch is by Jackie Rockwell.
I'm in need of several sympathy cards right now, as we lost a very special Uncle on my Mom's side of the family...just yesterday.  He touched the lives of many people.

After stamping several butterflies in Crumb Cake ink and stamping my sentiment, I ran the panel through my Big Kick with the Simple Stripes impression plate.  I love the dimension that it adds to a card.  I matted the panel with some Pool Party card stock, then used foam tape to adhere it to my card base.
The butterfly was die cut from a piece of patterned paper I pulled from the Be Amazing 6 x 6 pad by MME.
I've got to get back to my craft table, so that's it for now.
Thanks so much for taking a look!

Card stock: white (PTI), pool party (SU)
Ink: crumb cake (SU), onyx black Versafine
Patterned paper: be amazing 6 x 6 pad (MME)
Die: beautiful butterflies (PTI)
Other: brad (Follow Your Heart by MME), simple stripes impression plate (PTI), foam tape (3M), scor-tape

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