Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September Gothamettes Design Team Card

Marty's sketch:

My interpretation:

Making Septembers entry to http://gothamcitystampers.com/2011/09/martys-masterpiece-september-creations/2010-cards-014/ was very emotional for me. The photo I used is of our cat Velcro drinking from our pool. In June we had to have Velcro put to sleep because of illness. She was only eight years old and we really miss her. I used Stampin Up card stock, and handmade flower that I won in a blog hop. I’m sorry to say with my lousy memory for names I can’t remember who made it. I added a small rose in the center from a Swirlydoos Club Kit . The ribbon is from Michael’s and the rhinestones are Kaiserscrapbook. Last, I distressed the edges with Coffee Archival Ink.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ATC swap

We need to all let God's Holy Spirit guide us in our daily lives.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August Gothamette's Design Team Entry

Can't believe how long it's been since I posted on here. It's time to put up my http://gothamcitystampers.com/category/gothamettes-design-team/ entry for August.
First Marty's Sketch.

Now, my interpretation of the sketch:
The background paper for this card is Fearless on the Page, Artist's paper by Mallory Fisher w/art elements courtesy of Erin Kenepp - Stampington & Co. I used Creamy Carmel ink pad from SU on the background behind the palm. The Palm came from Big Memories Ideas - Soft Spoken Embellishments as did the crystals. I used Archival Vintage Sepia to distress the edges and gold Stickles, & Sutdio G White and Yellow Glitter Glue on the card also.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thank you card

Above is the front of the thank you card I made today. I used a 4..75x6.75 cardstock embossed with a gears embossing plate. It's layered with navy cardstock. My DDIL has the embossing equipment. I distressed  the card with TH Faded Jeans and Archival Vintage Sepia. The stamps on the front are from Stampin Up. They are layered with craft and navy cardstocks.

The gears on the pocket on the back were cut on the Cricket, also thanks to my DDIL. They were inked with TH Faded Jeans. The stamp on the note on the back is from Michaels.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Grandkid visit and her art

We went out of town after my last posting for a week and then brought a grandchild home with us. I've been busy with her. Shelley is 10 and has been here almost 3 weeks. Her parents and brother arrived on Saturday afternoon and they'll be here a week before they all ago home.

Shelley has been collaging and quilting  while she's been here. Here are pictures of some of her work.
Peace ATC
Nature ATC
Blank books ATC size
Dragonfly postcard
The dragonfly postcard was a "flopportunity" that turned into my favorite of all her art projects! I just love how her backgraound turned out.

Here's the quilt for her other grandmother that she just has the borders to sew on. I've cut it out and she's done all the sewing. She's a fantastic piecer and remember she's only 10!  It's come out to the exact size it's supposed to so far!
I have to go cut her borders now. Hope you've enjoyed seeing her work. Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gothamettes Design Team June

Here's Marty's June sketch for the Gothamettes Design Team http://gothamcitystampers.com/ 
 and my card interpretation of it. Enjoy.

I made a 5x7 card. The striped background paper I don't know the source, the brown is from BasicGrey and the blue in the window is K&Co's Que Sera Sera. The flowers, bird and lace used for the rug under the cat are from Flying Unicorn. The metal accents are from K&Co. The cat is a button and I don't remember the source of it or of the picture. I distressed with Archival Ink Coffee. The doily under the vase was punched using a Martha Stewart punch. 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

MarionSmith class book

I loved making this wonderful book in Marion Smith's online ustream class. Great kit, great teacher! You'll find her at: http://www.marionsmithdesigns.com/

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cards for occassions

Trying to stock my box of occassion cards so I'm not scrambling at the last minute. Here's a few of what I've done recently.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Photoshop class homework

I've been doing an online photoshop class with Kim Klassen http://www.kimklassencafe.com/
I'm really enjoying the classes.  These are some of my homework pictures. I'm learning about layers and textures among other things. Kim is an excellent teacher. Her directions are very clear so I'd definitely recommend taking a class from her.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Member of the Gothamettes Design Team

I'm excited to be a member of the Gothamettes Design Team, http://gothamcitystampers.com/

Using the sketch by Heidi's husband Marty as inspiration I created a realistic card with a folded 8 1/2x5 1/2 piece of light blue Stampin' Up cardstock. The beaches were torn from beige cardstock from Michaels, embellished with real sand and edged with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger. The beach chair and it's "sand", and three shells are from Jolee's Boutique with added real sand. Flipflops and starfish are Citronella. Ocean water was created with daubers, Tim's Broken china Distress Ink and Stampabilities White Pigment Ink. The sun, seagull, sailboat and girl are Susan Branch Seashore Sticker pack. Butterfly is Studio 112. I cut the clouds freehand from white cardstock and textured it using Frosted Lace Stickles. The card ws edged in Tim's Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhesives used are Aleene's Tacky Glue, Scotch Quick Dry Glue and a Stampin' Up taperunner.

The scrapbook page was made using colors inspired by Marty's sketch.  The yellow/orange paper from Memories Forever-Scrapbooking, light blue Creative Memories-Photo Mounting and navy blue paper from Michaels. I used the Creative Memories Borderlines to make the scalloped edges on the light blue papers. The water drops are Raindrops by Cloud 9 Design. Butterflies were made with the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and embellished with Stampin' Up Hologram Embossing Powder. I stamped the shells from the Stampin' Up Beautiful Beach set with Archival Ink Sepia on light tan Creative Memories paper and colored them with Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils. Adhesives are Scotch taperunner and Quick Dry Glue and Stampin' Up taperunner. I edged the page with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger. The photos are of my first grandchild taken in March of 1997 when she was 16 months old.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Gift for daughter

This is a mini book I made for one of my daughter's. It's created from Olive Garden coasters that were given to me by my daughter-in-law. I used Bo-Bunny papers, doilies and glitz. She can add her own photos and journaling.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Missing card

This card was made for a friend's birthday but I never got to give it to her. It went missing along with the beaded scissors fob I made for her present. Some day it'll turn up.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Journal Page

This journal page was inspired by a page I saw Rach0113 doing recently on a ustream. It has layers of paints and gesso, pictures, rubber stamps and hand lettering. I learned a lot working on this page.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

This is my first steampunk ATC and I really like how it turned out. The background was done with collage and acrylic paint then I added the lace, bling and TH gears. I used caulking on the edge which I painted with black and gold. I really enjoyed making this card. I made two similar cards and the other was sent to one of my mentors Dede, http://inkiwell.blogspot.com/