Thursday, June 30, 2011

Congratulations card for summer card camp day 4

Hello everybody,

Here is another card for Summer Card camp.
The following Hero Arts stamps were used: Antique Background CG120, Layered Flowers CL496, luscious ledger CG302 and Everyday Sayings CL342. The following distress inks were used: Victorian Velver, Faded Jeans, Antique Linen,dried marigold, wild honey, tea dye. Classic Rectangles Large nestabilities was used to cut the rectangle.

I inked the layered flower stamp with white embossing powder and stamped it off center. Then I applied antique linen distress ink to the paper and then destressed the flower with Wild Honey and dried marigold. Then I stamped over the entire image with the antique background stamp and used tea dye distress ink. I used faded jeans distress ink to ink around the edges of the backing panel. The card base was stamped with the luscious ledger stamp that was inked with victorian velvet distress ink. The gems on the flower are a very light purple but they are hard to see on screen.

Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate the comments. Hope that the rest of the week is a good week for everyone.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Card Camp

Hello everyone,
This is the card that I made for Summer Card Camp 2011. I am a day behind and hope to catch up before tomorrows class. The long panel started out as white Neenah Solar White cardstock. I distressed with three colors: spun sugar, milled lavender, and dusty concord. Then I inked up the magical background stamp (CG211) with Dusty Concord and stamped the image on the paper that was inked. After I stamped, I went over it again with dusty concord. I placed the panel onto a pink scallop border and stamped the sentiment on vellum and water colored the flowers.

The following Hero Arts stamps were used: Find Joy CL497, Profile Blossom III E3756, Bud Blossom IV E3757, ( The blossom stamps come from the Peeking Poisies LL072 Stamp set) and Magical Background CG211. Distress Ink: Spun sugar, Milled Lavender, and Dusty Concord.

My mojo was gone for awhile, but now I think that I have it back. I am so glad that I enrolled in the Summer Stamp Camp class. It is helping me get my mojo back. Thanks for stopping by and I do appreciate the comments. Have a wonderful day.

Hello everyone -- It has been a long time.....

since I posted anything on my blog. I went to San Diego during the first two weeks of June and did not have the chance to make any cards and post anything while I was away. When I returned home, I wasn't ready to make any cards and other things had to take priority at home. My Mojo was lost for awhile and I am trying to get it back and still struggling with it. I guess that I could say that I was also missing in Action. But, after being home for a few weeks, I received an email about Summer Stamp Camp 2011 and decided to enroll in the class. So, here is my first card for Stamp Camp. I am also entering this card in the Hero Arts monthly challenge.

The following Hero Arts stamps were used: Find Joy CL497, Profile Blossom III E3756, Bud Blossom IV E3757, and Magical Background CG211. Distress Ink: Spun sugar, Milled Lavender, and Dusty Concord.
These next two cards are also being entered in the Hero Arts challenge. Hero Arts Stamps used: Card Art Decorative Birds K4892 and Flourish Background CG119. The image was stamped with Sahara Sand Ink by stampin up and then I colored over the image with Prisma color pencils.

Stamps used are Hero Arts: Classic Fabric Design CG245 and Heart Cake F4651. Distress Ink used: Broken China and Antique Linen. Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Stone and Soft Sand. The cake was colored with Copic marker BG10. Card was an inspiration from Sally Traidman of Hero Arts and to see her inspirational card, please go here. I used the same technique, but with a different stamp.

It is good to be back making cards again and I think that I have found my Mojo. Have a wonderful day and God bless. Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

ATC's from Sally

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to share the ATC's that I received from Sally last week. These are just gorgeous and I love all of them. Some of the members of the Hero Arts Flickr group participated in an ATC swap a few weeks ago that Heather Maria organized. Sally and I were paired up and we decided to make 5 ATC's for each other.

These ATC's are too pretty to put in an album that will sit on a shelf unopened. So, I decided to purchase a shadow box type frame and put them in it and display my ATC's in my craftroom on the shelf above my desk. Thanks Sally for making these for me, I truly appreciate your beautiful works of art. I am so glad that I had the chance to join in on this swap--it was lots of fun. Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments.