Friday, November 24, 2017

Embracing the Snow- Man

Not much time in the room this week. Just a quick winter tag. Layers of tissue over music paper {from a previous play day} Stamped a snowman and sentiment fussy cut him out, glittered his hat and edges. Replaced his arms with a branch die-cut. Stapled on a scrap of trim, added ribbons last!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Winter Dream Catcher Card

 We all see what we see. When I looked at this embossing folder, I saw dream catchers. Not snowflakes.
Pick one up HERE
This is a close-up, I cut several small circles from different types of paper. This center is vellum.  Then did some concentric cuts to make a dream catcher frames. It looks like I laced the rim. However all I did was secure at the top, then wind one string one direction around the loop, then the opposite direction with the other string. Add in some gems, buttons or beads to finish the look.
I have been playing around with stamped and die feathers.
You can read about that HERE.
Something tells me I will be playing with these combinations for a while!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dabbling in the Stampin Up

I am pretty much brand new to the stamping up product line. I have seen many projects from very talented designers. But, have only just started with my own hands in the ink!
I spotted this feather and sentiment stamp in the catalogue and loved it! Also nabbed this Ombre' ink set in the sale bin, because well SALE! Anyhow when it arrived I was delighted to see that each ink shade was easily removable to be used individually or as a set.
I started with the outline to see what that would look like on different types of paper.
 Then I just selected various shades of ink to play around.
 These are before water spritz and after. I will say, I LOVED the way the ink moved on the watercolor paper.

 I continued to just play around with stamping and inking. Some I fussy cut, some I die cut using what I had on hand.  
This is the final result with several useable feather piles in different shades and die cut samples. And I have plans, stop by again soon!

Friday, November 10, 2017

ATC Traders

Some winter seasonal ATC traders . The backgrounds were built up with antique music paper over a sturdy base, then a separated tissue glued down. After that I added in the images with some leaf ribbon bits and pieced  together antlers . The words were picked and pieced from the music sheets to say what I wanted them to say.
Tip: I usually double glue any jewels to make sure they do not shift over time. Use a glue dot sheet in the appropriate size and simply mount the jewel to the sheet and use when desired. You can do up several ahead of time to have on hand.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Sketch Time

Selena at Scrapendipity  has started her month long Sketch Classes. She provides the sketches and helps you create based on your own personal choices for materials. This is my take on her first lovely sketch. Paper is Kaisercraft 'Winter' 2017. I have started to buy the 12 x 12 set, with ephemera, as well as a smaller 6.5 x 6.5 pack. This gives me tons of options for adding in tidbits. The photos are borrowed from TH Ancestors card pack. The sketch has room for 5 photos, I will be replacing them with this years Christmas photos.
I like to use the 'orange' double sided tape for chunky embellishments. Mine was just a touch too wide, so I sprinkled it carefully with glitter, you could also use your pouncing bag to take the stickiness away.

This side had a large white space.{I think I messed up on the spacing} There just happened to be the leftover stencil from a cricut project close to hand. With just a touch of ink and a bit of glitter for the antlers,
I was able to fill the space a bit without overwhelming the LO.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Counting Crows Summary

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Two more Halloween

 Betwitched paper pack
Reminisce Zombie paper