Saturday, October 29, 2011

Christmas Card Stress

Hello All,

So is anyone else having stress about Christmas Cards? I am not very financially solvent and so I am going to try to use up all sorts of old patterned paper and use all sorts of stamps I already have. My big issue right now is that I just don't have the inspiration to get started. So I am going to put out there the question how do you get inspired for Christmas Cards/ Holiday Cards?

My current plan is that I am just going to start colouring images and will worry about what paper to put them with and how to lay them out later. The current image count is at 7 snowmen and 1 Angel.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Blog Hop with Candy!!

Hi All,

So there is a Halloween Blog Hop over at Clearsnap and Epiphany Crafts, I like prizes so check it out!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sweet Pea Next Card Designer Challenge

Well if you have been following, you are aware of my recent addiction. I have finally gotten my new ones mounted and I got one all chalked up for this contest. I was really inspired by the soft lines and the floating bits, I could just imagine them glittering down around them. So glitter it is!!

I created the card base using CTMH paper, and covered it with some sookwang tape and transparent Glitter Ritz.

I used soft chalks on the image and set it with a little bit of Glimmer Mist. I mounted this on this super fantastic velvet paper that my LSS just got in. The large butterfly is also cut out of this. You have to get some, it feels great and cuts like butter. I cut 2, and mounted one on CTMH's new Roxie paper, and the other one is flat on the background. The top one is only attached in the center, and it gives a great 3D effect. The small butterflies are CTMH, as are the jems and pearls used.

The rosettes were cut using a sizzix die and rolled and shaped by hand. The leaves are done using a cuttlebug die.

Everything is attached using Glossy Accents as the Glitter Ritz can be termpermental with adhesives.

Sorry about the icky picture, there was some stickles that wasn't dry so the scanner wasn't an option. I will rescan when it finishes drying. Long day curling, didn't get to finish it until now. I love all the other cards I have seen though, Sweet Peas you are going to have a tough choice. Come back soon, I have an amazing technique I just learned from a friend with alcohol inks and a lighter that will be up soon.

Friday, October 14, 2011

OMG Featured Artist!!!

Hey so I am super excited to be back. I will have some stuff over the weekend I hope. But big news, and I almost missed it.... I was featured on the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog yesterday. You can guess my level of excitement right now. I hope you like my work!!