Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I like the overall look - but think if I made it again I would Cuttlebug the gray background. It looks a little 'dull".
I know the post is late today - I've been dealing with a migraine and car repairs all day - and finally had a minute to do something fun.
Thanks for visiting and until next time -
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The butterfly was stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White cardstock, cut out and then popped up with dimensionals. The shiny little gemstone at the head of the butterfly was placed to catch the eye of the viewer and pull it back into the sentiment.
TIP: When placing accents & embellishments position them so that lines in the image point toward the focal point of the card or photo on a scrapbook page (e.g. the antennae on the butterfly).
Thanks for visiting today.
Happy Stamping! Jill
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
In defense of myself here - I know the little heart brads don't look evenly spaced - but the holes are in the right places. Unfortunately the manufacturer of the brads didn't align the post in the same place making one heart look lower than the other. HONEST - it's the truth!!!!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
and you thought you had it bad!!!! I was taking my break at work today, doodling on a piece of scrap paper when all of a sudden a frog began to take shape. He was just sitting there looking up into the air - and I started thinking about what he was looking at. Well of course he'd be looking for a tasty, little insect. I was going to leave the image with just the frog so I could pop up a dragonfly or butterfly image above him - but then my imagination took flight and I saw this image in my head. I know - I'm warped - I can't help it!!!! Everytime I looked at this drawing today I smiled. Then tonight when I showed the drawing to my hubby - he laughed out loud. We must have been married too long because we apparently share that same whacked out sense of humor.
Anyway - I thought it would be fun to color and make a card with it - and the 'hang in there' sentiment seemed appropriate. I used my new Prisma colored pencils and mineral spirits to color the image, added some sponging to the edges then made the wings and eyes "pop out" by covering them with Crystal Effects (which doesn't show up in the photo.)
So what do you think? Any ideas for other sentiments I could use with it?
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The flower is a cut-out from one of the designer papers. It is popped up off the card with a dimensional. My favorite part of the card is the little polka-dot button in the center of the flower. I also like the little gemstone placed inside the "o" in greeting. So what do you like best about it? Please don't tell me it's my use of the Prismas!!! :)
I also got a chance to try out a new Inkadinkadoo stamp set called Birds Galore . This set is a little out of my realm - it has a lot more frills than I normally prefer on animal designs - but I really liked the images. I stamped this image in Not Quite Navy then colored it using SU!markers . What an ugly choice of colors!!!! Nope - don't like it. Throw it away? No - just lay it aside and went come back to it later. When I came back I noticed that I had put it atop a scrap piece of embossed paper and thought it didn't look too bad up against the embossing. I cut a circle with my Nestabilities and laid the bird against it. The wing span of the bird just fit the circle and as I laid it together on my desktop I thought it looked like it was flying toward the moon - which is why I chose to sponge with So Saffron and Real Rust. It sort of gave it a moonglow.
The background paper was a happy find in my stash. I've had it for years and it just never fit a project that I was working on until this one. The little "stars" were perfect as was the matching color of blue that I used on the birds wings. The project to this point was looking a little "other worldly" - like something that inspires imagination - so I added the greeting from SU!'s Dream a Little hostess set to a scrap piece of sponged white cardstock then added three little bronze stars to finish. This is definitely different than my "normal" stamping style - but all in all I like the way it turned out. I keep thinking "Fly Me to the Moon" but when my hubby saw it, his response was "Peace on Earth" (yes - poor thing is color blind!) Hmmm - there's and idea though - maybe I'll keep that in mind for my Christmas cards this year!
Until tomorrow - happy stamping.