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Friday, July 31, 2009

One Sheet Wonder - Part I

After 5 hours of driving last night we reached our first destination in Ohio.... Going to an amusement park today. I am an early riser which means I have to go hide out while everyone else sleeps.

So I thought I would spend a few minutes to share one of the cards from my one sheet wonder..

This was my favorite out of all the ones I created from my masterboard.



The home made pattern paper was cut to a 5" x 5" square. I cut out the circle using my circle template in the center of the square.

I stamped the flowers on the white background with versamark and used chalk in similar colors for the background.

The butterflies were punched from some of the masterboard paper. You will see that in another card I share.

Products:
  • Cornish Heritage Farms - Silhouette Blooms I
  • Cornish Heritage Farms - Grid Paper
  • Marvy Uchida Punch - Butterfly
  • Pebbles, Inc. Chalks
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Fiskars Circle Template
  • Masterboard - Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Versafine - Vintage Sepia, Habenero, Crimson Red

Thanks for stopping by...

Suzz


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

One Sheet Wonder - Cornish Heritage Farms Challenge

We are getting ready to go on a road trip... I was in a hurry to get everything done. The last challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms was the one sheet wonder... (Masterboard to me)

I created this masterboard:

which needed to be divided and used on multiple projects. I won't be creating anything while we are on our vacation.. :( No inking for me but will have lots of family time!

So I will share a few of the cards made from this paper. I didn't like everything I created mostly due to quick creations but I will share some of the ones I did like the effect of.

All the stamps will mostly be from Cornish Heritage Farms.

This fun background was created using glimmer mists first and then inking up the stamps multiple times with multiple colors and layering them in.

Thanks for stopping by..

Suzz


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Tanya!

This one is for our baby who is turning 8! She loves having her birthday in the July month as she associates it with the celebration of our country. When she saw my other orange and blue striped card she wanted one for her birthday.

This is totally appropriate for her as she is such a star! She shines so brightly.

I used my Silhouette to get the shapes although I am still working on getting comfortable with it.

I cut 1" strips for the masking and stamped alternating polka dots and happy birthday expressions. I then clear embossed them and sponged them with orange and blue. The top layer was stamped with versamark for the sentiment and the polka dots again. I embossed with orange embossing powder and finished it off with some sponged blue edges.

The buttons were just a little accent for me. The girls don't like me to add the buttons but I wanted some height on the card. :)

Products:

  • Hero Arts - Raindrop Background
  • Hero Arts - Birthday Sayings
  • Ranger Distress Inks - Broken China, Spiced Marmalade
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Zing - Orange Embossing Powder
  • Silhouette SD - Star Shapes

Well the parties are almost over just her birthday on Tuesday!

Thanks for stopping by...

Suzz

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Cornish Heritage Farms - Scene Challenge

I had one last challenge for the CHF challenge. This week's challenge was a scene challenge. I decided to make a pocket watch in a pocket on a tweed jacket. Tell me do you think this resembles that?


I decided to use another card for my challenge and instead shared it here with you. :)

TFL!

Suzz

Friday, July 24, 2009

I Heart Hero Arts Blog Hop

Ashley M over at the Flckr Hero Arts Group initiated this blog hop for today. Here is the link to all the other people participating: http://www.flickr.com/groups/heroarts/discuss/72157621682950519/.

The idea was to discuss how we got started using Hero Arts products and what we are thankful for.

The Hero Arts products were introduced to me by my good friend Lisa. She is the one who started me on the path of creating cards and has been a good crafting buddy ever since!

I am thankful to Hero Arts for starting the blog, the flickr group and the continuously providing challenges all on top of the great stamps!

Here is my thank you card!







This was made using alcohol inks on the grass, dress, flowers, background and bird. :)

I started with a monochromatic them because that is the challenge this week on the HA blog but gave up because I wanted to have the sky blue.

I was trying to make the little girl blowing bubbles but I don't think you can see them that clearly in this picture.

Products:

  • Hero Arts - Asian Dolls
  • Hero Arts - Sparkle Clear -Hello Tree
  • Hero Arts - Clear Design - Woodland Critters
  • Hero Arts - Woodgrain
  • Hero Arts - Holly Bird
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks & Blending Solution: Raspberry, Stonewashed
  • Memento - Rose Bud, Rich Cocoa
  • StazOn - Royal Purple
Thanks for visiting..

Suzz

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thinking Pink Ink & More

I was on a scraps binge again... I dug through my scraps and came up with a pile of pink scraps and this weeks challenge over at the Hero Arts Blog is monochromatic cards. http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/2009/07/20/monochromatic-monday/

This was my first card using some of my scraps and creating some new scraps...

and here was my second card using up some other pink scraps I had laying out..

The card opens up under the heart and the ivory circle is for the sentiment and signing.

Products:

  • Fiskars Corner Punch
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Textile
  • Hero Arts - Old Writing
  • Hero Arts - Antique Brocade
  • Hero Arts - Heart Winged Butterfly
  • Hero Arts - Anytime Messages
  • Hero Arts - Elegant Flower
  • Memento Rose Bud
  • Light Pink Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • StaZon Fuschia
  • QuicKutz - Labels
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder
  • Blue Moon Beads - Lost & Found Charms (Cameo & Heart Charm)

Thanks for stopping by..

Suzz

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sending Smiles and Hugs

This week's challenge at HA is to create something inspired by the HA web-site. I inspired by the HA web-site.


I also owe my older sis her birthday card which she told me she liked green and owls! So it all works together. The main HA web-site has brown, green and touches of orange and they have the cute little owl.
Thanks for stopping by...

Suzz

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cornish Heritage Farms & Thinking Inking Challenges

This week at two peas in a bucket Jennifer McGuire's class is on alcohol inks http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/cg_display.asp?cmd=display&seed_id=30045. I love alcohol inks and I also am playing in the Cornish Heritage Farms Summer Design Challenge http://forums.cornishheritagefarms.com/viewtopic.php?t=2740&sid=4bc95e215c931fd1489727d74ff52d0a and this weeks challenge is resist. I combined the two to come up with this:

Recipe:
  1. Stamp images on glossy cardstock using versamark watermark ink.
  2. Emboss images with clear embossing powder.
  3. Apply layer of orange alcohol ink across bottom 1/3 or cardstock by dripping 3 drips of orange alcohol ink on felt on applicator and addint 3 drops of blending solution. Smear on cardstock using a stroke along the bottom.
  4. Replace felt and repeat for light green in the middle and pink on top. Careful not to blend the colors too much.
  5. Use clean felt with blending solution to remove excess color on embossed areas. This will mute the tones of the alcohol inks to the soft pastel shades.
  6. Versamark entire surface and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  7. Attach flowers, gems, twine.
  8. Punch dragonflies with vellum and orange cardstock.

Products:

  • Cornish Heritage Farms - KH-5011FUM SAilhouette Blooms I
  • Cornish Heritage Farms - SL-3148WUM Dotted Diamonds
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks - Raspberry, Citrus, Sunshine Orange
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Lace Trim - Vintage
  • Floradoodles - Paper Flowers
  • Prima Flower
  • Twine
  • Crystal Stickers - Gems

Thanks for stopping by...

Suzz

Monday, July 13, 2009

Hero Arts New Website

Hero Arts Blog this week is celebrating their new web-site unveiling on the 15th.. Head over and check it out! http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/2009/07/13/our-big-week-giveaways-challenges-double-prizes-and-more/ The challenge this week is double in prizes and they are giving lots of prizes this week. Go check it out!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Odds and Ends

I decided yesterday to pull out all my scraps and try to put something together. This consists in a pile that could cover my entire desktop. So I sorted through and pulled some shapes and colors that could work together and came up with this.


Not everything was a scrap but many of the individual pieces were. :)

Products:

  • Hero Arts - Heart Winged Butterfly
  • Cornish Heritage Farms - Silhouette
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Hero Arts - Raindrop Background
  • Memento - Rich Cocoa
  • Ranger - Embossing Powder - Lettuce
  • Ranger Distress Inks - Peeled Paint
  • Versafine - Vintage Sepia
  • QuicKutz - Die Cuts
  • Fiskars Shape Template - Ovals

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

and as my youngest is saying now... Peace Out...

Suzz

Friday, July 10, 2009

Inchie Flower

I am playing around with ideas for the next week challenge at Cornish Heritage Farm. The challenge next week is resist. I have this lovely silhouette set and wanted to do a series of them on inchies.

I ended up making a flower from the inchies. Not sure I like this but thought I would share and see if it ends up being something I like. :)
Products:
  • Cornish Heritage Farms - Silhouette Blooms
  • Ranger Distress Inks - Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Birds and Swirls

Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thinking Inking - Crackle Distress

Jennifer McGuire has been hosting videos and classes on 2 Pea's using all different types of Ranger Inking projects. The videos can all be found here... http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/mb.asp?cmd=list&forum_id=52.

This weeks class is about crackle paint. I don't have any but I have a crackle finish which I used in place of the crackle paint.


I combined this with a vacation/travel challenge on the Hero Arts Blog this week. I only have one stamp for Hero Arts which is a travel type of stamp so I used that to create my tag.

Tag Recipe:

  1. Smear multiple colors of acryclic dabbers on a piece of acetate.
  2. Use a makeup sponge mix parts of the color together (this is in one of the videos Jennifer has up on 2 Peas)
  3. Smear on white cardstock to create a background.
  4. Let that dry and then stamp the image onto the paint background using a pigment ink.
  5. Clear emboss the stamped image.
  6. Layer on the crackle gloss finish. I put it on and then smeared it around with another makeup sponge. I put two layers on.

The butterfly is made from grunge paper and I applied the same finish but with a really thick layer and attempted to dry it using the heat gun. It didn't crackle but gave it a beautiful glossy finish. :)

The background of the card is made from distress inks smeared onto acetate and spritzed with water until they became very watery.

Everything else is a combination of stamping with brown pigment ink and embossing with gold embossing powders.

Products:

  • Ranger Acryclic Paint Dabbers - Gold, Stream, Juniper
  • Ranger Queens Gold Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Versafine - Vintage Sepia
  • Ranger Crackle Glaze
  • Hero Arts - Heart Winged Butterfly,
  • Inkadinkado - 94010-N
  • B Line Designs - Paris
  • Hero Arts - Collage Take Time
  • Stampers Anonymous - French Market
  • Stampers Anonymous - Lined Paper
  • Ranger Distress Inks - Peeled Paint, Broken China

Thanks for stopping by...

Suzz

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Final Template Card

My final template card for awhile.. I needed four cards for a class and this is the final one using another shape from The Crafters Workshop. I went onto their website http://www.thecraftersworkshop.com/ and they have a bunch more fun templates, good thing my LSS doesn't carry all of them or I would be in trouble.



Products:

  • The Crafters Workshop -Lotus Template
  • Inkadinkado - Tree Stamp
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Versafine - Vintage Sepia
  • Adirondack Brights - Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange
  • Memento - Rich Cocoa
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Twine, Button Unknown

Thanks for stopping by...

Suzz

Monday, July 6, 2009

Wedding Card

This was a wedding card that I needed to create yesterday and get sent off today. The card is for a fellow stamper who is very sweet. I am pretty sure she isn't visiting my blog so I am safe to share the card here.

The color is actually Enchanted Gold Embossing powder and it is gorgeous and I am sorry to say that you can't see the shimmer here and really appreciate the lovely color.



The flourishes and flowers are embossed with the gold embossing powder as well as the sentiment.

The flowers are from that lace flower stamp from Hero Arts which I really do love. I cut out the flowers and layered them.

The card is scored above and below the ribbon which doesn't show up on this picture either. :(

Products:
  • Hero Arts - Lace Flower Cluster
  • Hero Arts - Everyday Sayings
  • Hero Arts - Heart Flourish
  • Ranger - Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • EK Success - Border Punch
  • Ribbon, Pearls Unknown


Thanks for stopping by...

Suzz

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Soft Flourish

I have been working on cards using the stencils/templates from the Crafters Workshop... This is one of them.


I used a glimmer mist across the stencil on the cardstock.
Products:
  • Hero Arts - Anytime Messages
  • The Crafters Workshop
  • Hero Arts - Old French Writing
  • Glimmer Mist - Sweet Pea
  • Martha Stewart Cornic Border Punch
  • Hero Arts - Heart Winged Butterfly
  • Adirondack Brights - Pool
  • Prima Flowers
  • Crystal Stickers - Teal

Thanks for stopping by...

Suzz

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summer Design Challenge

Cornish Heritage Farms is hosting a summer design challenge with different challenges each week. Andi tipped me off to this challenge and I really like my CHF stamps but unfortunately don't have enough of them. :)

I was playing with them and created this which doesn't qualify for the challenge as this week is coloring. I don' thave any outline stamps for CHF. I will have to see if I can dig one up before the end of the week so I can play along.


Love my alcohol inks! The embossing powder is some of that new Zing from American Crafts they have so many fun colors.
The butterflies and dragonflies are Marvy Uchida punches.
All the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms.
Thanks for stopping by..
Suzz

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My mother...

I never do scrapbook layouts. The space is too intimidating for me. But a couple of things led to this layout. The challenge this week for Hero Arts is to use a photo in a project and my youngest sister Jodie had printed this adorable pictures of my mother and I wanted to honor my mother with a layout.



I didn't do any journaling and left a little spot for my sister to put in my mother's name.



I apologize for the picture. This is too big for my light box I created and it is gloomy outside today. So the lighting is limited. I used the flash but it lost the true colors so I stuck with this picture because it shows the real colors even if it is a little dark.

I used my copic markers on the black and white picture which was printed on glossy photo paper and was really pleased with the effect.

Products:

  • Tattered Angels - Butterfly Chipboard
  • Lace - (Provided my little Sis Jodie)
  • Prima Flowers
  • Hero Arts - Anytime Messages
  • Hero Arts Raindrop Background, F4281 Petal Lace, K5232 Dot Flourish Border, F4321 Graceful Leaves, H2365 Old French Writing
  • Stampers Anonymou s - U3-1414
  • Rangers Distress Inks - Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen
  • Basic Grey - Wisteria
  • Copics

Suzz