Monday, May 9, 2011

a little monday humor...

Yes, I'm a dork, but my family humors me... LOL!
Hope this makes you smile! =) 

I'm off to get working in my studio.

Friday, May 6, 2011

birthday thanks...

Hey everyone!  Sorry I've been an absentee blogger the past week... there was an unexpected death in the family so a lot of my regular everyday things got put on the back burner. 

Anyway, here is a thank you card I made for my parents for the wonderful birthday party the threw me last week.

 Paper: Prima, tissue paper, white cardstock
Ink: Archival Ink (Jet Black), Distress Ink (Concord), VersaMark, Sakura pen (black)
Creative Inspirations Paint: (Silver Frost, Winter Frost, Royal Blue, Green Olive, Amethyst)
Stamps: 3 Bugs in a Rug "Flower Patch"; TPC Studio "Summer Collage", "Butterfly Collage"
Other: Tim Holtz mask, gesso, embossing powder, rhinestones

This card is make up of a lot of stamping and layering of images and color.  So much fun!  The butterfly was embossed with a pearl embossing powder, than painted in with Green Olive and Amethyst CI paints. I love how beautifully the paint blend.  Speaking of blending, I also mixed some Royal Blue, Winter Frost, and Silver Frost CI paints to create a beautiful light blue that was lightly brushed over some of the background for extra shimmer.

For the rhinestones, I stamped a simple swirl image, then I just lined the rhinestones up along the line and set them with my rhinestone heat tool.  This is a simple way to get a custom rhinestone deign!

Well, have a fabulous day!  I've got to go catch up on some other things that I've been neglecting...