Monday, May 9, 2011

ATCs for a Swap

Hello Everyone,

Sorry I was gone so long. School kept me busy. Here are some ATCs I created for a swap at ATCs for All. The theme was Full Moon Rising. We were free to interpet the theme in any way we wished. I illustrated some moon quotes. This first card is a card for the hostess. The background is watercolor. The image is a vintage image from The Graphics Fairy. (See the sidebar for a link.>>>>) I added some color to her lips, cheek and blouse. I added some glossy accents tears. The quote is from a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

This card is a vintage image that I tinted with colored pencils. I added some acrylic pearlizing medium for the moonlight. The quote is from "The Owl and the Pussycat" by Edward Lear.

This is a photo of broken glass atop a wall in Mexico. I used diamond dust and white glitter to make the glass shine.

This is my interpretation of "Au Claire de la Lune" a French song. It's about Harlequin and Peirrot so I did a harlequin pattern. The moon is stamped on Paper Studio pearl paper.

For more details, see the YouTube video here.

Thanks for the visit. Until next time happy ATCn.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Don't Ya Hate it When...

Hello Everyone,

Don't ya hate it when you get in a hurry and forget to document your creations? That's what happened to me this weekend. I made a set of ATCs for a swap on ATCs For All and sent them off without taking pictures. I really liked them and now they are only a memory. The reason I was in a hurry is that Saturday morning I was headed to an all day crop, Crop Til You Drop, hosted by friends. I had a fab time and started yet another paper bag mini. I didn't intend on starting a mini at all. I was going to make cards from my scraps but the creative juices weren't flowing. I noticed that I had three paper bags in my scraps so next thing you know I'm making a paperbag mini. It's very grungy. In fact, it's the grungiest I've ever gone. I'll post pics of it soon. I don't know when I'll finish it or even what it's for. Just a little piece of fun I guess.

That's it for now. Until next time happy scrappin,

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I'm Back! With a YouTube Video!

Hi Everyone,
Sorry I was away for so long. I'm back with a paper bag mini that I made for a friend. I also made a video to post on YouTube. It's in two parts. Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2. Here are a few photos.
The cover.
A close up of an embellishment.
A page with some tags.
Another page and some tags.

Well that's it for now.
Comments are appreciated.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Coaster Mini

Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone is planning a marvelous celebration for New Year's Eve. I'm back with a simple 4x4 coaster mini that I made as a thank you gift. This is the cover. The whole page is made from a page from a calendar. The snowman and tag are on dimensional dots. The color scheme for the mini was red, pink and green. I used papers that I have had for some time.

Pages 1 and 2. The white swirl is a Close to My Heart chipboard piece as is the button. A photo can slide under the swirl. Page 2 is a pocket page created with some Daisy D's paper.
Page 3 is another pocket page. I created the pocket with a piece from the calendar page. It is covered with some pink cardstock. Page 4 is covered with some DCWV paper. The chipboard tag is from CTMH and so is the stamp. Again, a photo can slide behind the tag.

Page 5 is a flip out page. The gift is from the same calendar page. I used some green polka dot ribbon from my stash as a closure. The chipboard frame on page 6 is from my stash. I painted it pink and added a chipboard button. I coated both buttons with some glossy accents for a little shine. The background paper is Paper Studio.

This is page 5 unfolded in one direction. The ornaments were from the calendar page and the journal spot was a Autumn Leaves stamp. The snowflakes are from CTMH.

Page 5 unfolded the other way. More calendar and some stamping.

And this is the back cover. The paper is old DCWV. Here you can see that I edged all of the pages with white paint. The star is more chipboard from CTMH.

Here are the tags from Pages 2 and 3. I backed some cardstock with designer paper and more calendar page.
The backs are journaling spots. i used DI in Worn Lipstick and Pine Needles and stamps from CTMH. The journaling is Archival Ink and Autumn Leaves stamps.

That's it. Simple and quick.
Thanks for the visit. Comments are appreciated. Until next time, happy scrappin.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Vintage Christmas TP Mini Pt. 2

Hello Everyone,

I know you've all been anxiously awaiting so here it is Part 2 of the Vintage Christmas TP mini. These are pages 7 and 8. Page 7 has a small pockets book with tags. I learned to do this from Roses915 on YouTube. Page 8 is just a piece of chipboard that I covered with design paper.

These are pages 9 and 10. Page 9 has a chipboard piece that I painted with gold acrylic. The ticket shape is a chipboard piece. Page 10 has an extra flap page added with a snowflake.
These are the tags in the flap's pocket. The backs have journaling spots.

This is the page 10 flap open.

Then the flap opens up to reveal one more photo mat.

These are the tags that go in the pockets of the TP rolls. I inked them with DI in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. I stamped them with Inkadinkadoo stamps. The snowman was from an image swap. I have embossed the images in black.

The backs of the tags. I stamped the backs with several different stamps.

Finally the back cover. This is a vintage image I got from the Graphics Fairy. In fact, nearly all of the images came from the Graphics Fairy. Some came from Graphic 45.

Well that's all folks. I have another Christmas TP mini completed that I will be posting later.
Thanks for the comments and thanks for the visit. Until next time, happy scrappin.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Vintage Christmas TP Mini Pt 1

Hello Everyone,
What is a TP mini? A toilet paper roll mini of course. I participated in a Vintage Christmas TP mini swap over at the Scrap Beach. (You can check it out by clicking on the badge on my sidebar>>>.) The mini is made from 5 tp rolls. Each roll has a #5 shipping tag. I have used Daisy D's vintage Christmas paper throughout. I used acrylic paints, stamps, distress inks. Too much to talk about individually. If you have questions, leave a comment and I'll get back to you with an answer. this is the cover.

Pages 1 and 2. There is a chipboard frame between them. The star is chipboard that I painted with gold acrylic and grunged with distress ink.

Page 1 has a flap that opens revealing a pocket with tags. A photo can slide under the vintage image.

This is the back of the frame and page 2.

Page 2 also has a flap that opens up.

Pages 3 and 4. Page 4 has an accordion fold that provides 4 photo mats and 3 journaling spaces.

Page 3 has a flap that has a journaling spot on the back and a photo spot.

Pages 5 and 6. Page 5 has a poinsettia that I made using the SU 5 petal flower punch and acrylic paints. A photo can slide behind the ornaments. I made those using the SU ornament punch.

Well, that's part 1. I will post the rest of the mini in a few days.
Thanks for stopping by. Til next time, happy scrappin.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Coaster Mini

Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone had a joyous Thanksgiving. I spent Thanksgiving making a coaster mini for a friend. It is for wedding pictures. I used chipboard coasters for the base. I got them super cheap, 23 cents for an 8 pack, at Micheal's. Her colors were corals and blues. I hope I've matched the colors. I didn't get to go to the wedding which was three states away. Her bouquet was made of calla lilies which is why I chose this calendar page for the cover. I left it simple only adding a white rub-on. I used cream organza ribbon as the binding.

Pages 1 and 2 are covered with Mariposa from DCWV. The flowers were punched from some paint chips and have pearls. I used another white rub on. The frame is chipboard that I covered with paper from Que Sera Sera from K and Co. The little chipboard hearts I painted with acrylic paints and covered with Glossy Accents.

I covered page 3 with Le Romantique by Graphic 45 and added some Prima pearls. I used Mariposa for the background of page 4 and added another white rub on. I painted the chipboard heart with acrylics and added a white rub on. The flowers were e-line whites that I painted with the same acrylic paints and added a pearl brad.

I used Que Sera Sera paper on page 5 and some Paper Studio pearl paper on page 6. The flowers are Prima e-lines. I sprayed the white ones with a pearl shimmer and put a flower I made in the middle. The coral flower I painted with acrylics to match. I also placed one of my handmade flowers in the middle. I painted the tiny heart with acrylics, added a rub on and some glossy accents.

I used Que Sera Sera paper for the back cover. The flowers are the same as on page 1.

The tags are simple. I used more of the calla lily calendar page and designer papers and added some rub ons. The backs have journaling lines.

I'm happy with how this turned out. I think it is simple and elegant. Best of all, I was finally able to use up some of my old rub ons.
That's it for now. Until next time, happy scrappin.