This is my place to share my creative bits and pieces. My art has no rules, no limits and absolutely no order. My projects change with my moods but for the last few years, my main focus has been paper art. Cards, collage, mixed media and as many techniques as I can get to. My inspiration comes from everywhere.
I love these colours but I don't love this card. Yes, it's true, you won't find perfection here. The technique is called shattered glass and it does look like someone dropped a plate and the shards are lying there. Okay, kind of a negative feel. So, to match colours, I add flowers. hmmm Then I add a sentiment that I have always read with a positive feel. hmmm Do you see the problem? I feel conflicted when I look at this card. Am I trying to say life is filled with broken moments? NOT! SO NOT! Not my intention but I think that's what this card says.
A bit of a lesson here to think about what the card is saying and if it lines up with what I want to say.
So, today's card will require a little re-working. hmmm
'Til next time, thanks foe looking and have a creatively amazing day!
I used up some strips from previous projects for the background on this card. It turned out kind of subtle with a flash of red.
Using your strips from the scrap bin goes very quickly. Don't think it will take tto long to bother- it'll be worth it and you'be surprised by how quickly it goes together. It's only a quarter sheet of paper you're covering. Give it a try- I think you'll be glad you did.
I hope you get some time to start your week creatively!
Lots of beautiful silver glitter surrounds little foam squares of coloured glitter. Wide double-sided tape determined the width of the glitter strip. How-to you ask? Easy peasy I say :)
First, prepare your main strip by applying the wide double-sided tape to your scrap cardstock. Peel off the release paper to expose the 'sticky'. Carpet tape works great for this. Then, get your sheet of foam squares and peel the release paper from four of them. Sprinkle on the glitter- my card uses turquoise, press onto foam with a spoon and shake off excess. Place three glittered square onto your wide tape-set aside the fourth. Repeat with more foam squares, using two more colours- like rose and eggplant, remembering to set aside one of each colour.
Once you have placed your glittered foam squares on the carpet tape, cover the piece with silver glitter, press it on and shake off excess.Layer this glitter panel and place your single foam squares around the sentiment. That's it!
I haven't seen this done anywhere else but I doubt anything is original, somewhere someone else has thought of it too. For now, credit me if you share okay?
So, we went to Kamloops today. Had a wonderful visit with our son and my Mom. We also went to Walmart on our way out of town. I have a big Christmas project planned and thought I'd check out the Cricut cartridges and pick one up if it would help with the project. I found one called Doodlecharns. Very cute and had something for all seasons and holidays- perfect! Bought it and came home.
During the drive I had a fleeting thought about already having this cartridge- shrugged it off and of course, get home to find that I do have it. Really? Oh good grief!
So, I would like to know if anyone would like to buy a very cool cartridge. You can view it here
and let me know. My cost was $54.88.
Sorry, no photo today- just a little biz'. Anyone going to Walmart and can return it for me? :)
I can't believe myself sometimes!
Stampin' Up! has these already clear embossed papers they call Presto Papers. They are quick to use and the designs are varied and beautiful, This card uses a small piece that has handwriting on it. I added some pink ink, clear embossed the flower and sponged on lots more ink. Quick and easy peasy!
I can't tell you the name of this technique, but I can tell you how it's done. It was presented at a Stampin' Up! Regional this summer and I can't remember where I saw it online. Anyway, I used it on this card and here is how you do it. On a light or white piece of cardstrock, sponge ink all over. Select your background stamp and ink it up with Versamark. Then, give it an even spray of Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner. Stamp onto the sponged cardstock and allow it to dry. I read that using a heat tool to speed drying could fade out the colour.
This card shows the same technique on the green strip, except there is only Versamark and water on the stamp. The other difference is the cardstock was sponged with Distress Ink. Using Versamark, then spraying with water does not work on SU dye ink.
World Car Making Day was a lot of fun. I appreciate those that came to celebrate with me.
The winner of the 12x12 clip frame is Crystal! Yay Crystal!