Friday, April 30, 2010

I am trying to use things that are on hand...

...since I have soooo much "stuff" that I've accumulated over time! I'm past the stage where I say to myself "If I use this item now, I'll never have it to use again." and I'm REALLY trying to do things that are a bit out of the ordinary for me. This is the latest thing I've come up with! Credits to follow within 24 hours since I still haven't gotten to the point where I remember to write them down while I'm making something (darnit!). Enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Hotel Room Creations Continue.

Last weekend I tried to mix some colors and designs that I wouldn't ordinarily use together. This card is one of the results and I must say I think I did OK! Interestingly, the layer just above the red/cream dotted background was made using the plastic shower cap from my hotel room hospitality freebies! I also used the shoe shine cloth to clean off my stamps. What a hoot....

Credits: Nest and egg image: Red Letter Paperworks.
Bird image: Cats Life Press
Background stamp image: Impression Obsession
Papers: K&Company, Cosmo Cricket

Monday, April 26, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Your Dreams...

Don't tell her, but this is the card I'm sending to my sister for her birthday this month. I wanted to get it in the envelope, and it's going to be late as it is, so I'm going to skip the description with hopes that you'll enjoy it anyway. Thanks.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Backgrounds with Starch and PearlEx!

The Next Generation Stampers yahoo group has been discussing using spray starch and PearlEx powders to make backgrounds and decorative papers for collage and cardmaking. I played with this concept over the weekend and thought I'd share my results. For some reason I expected that I wouldn't have to seal the PearlEx after I was finished because I figured the spray starch was sticky....NOT! I sprayed some clear sealer over the background so it wouldn't brush off, and then I layered a few pieces of decorative paper and a gold butterfly (the text is a pre-printed definition of love from a sticker sheet by 7gypsies). I hope you like it (other than the bow that I smooshed with the lid of my scanner!).