Friday, March 23, 2012

new inspiration!

I have a Stampin' Up! workshop tomorrow and have been doing some research on diffrent techniques and products that I'd like to showcase. In doing so, I came across Bronwyn.


If you haven't seen/heard of her before, you need to go check her out! Her blog is A. MAZE. ING. :
addINKtive designs

Saturday, March 10, 2012

altered canvas

This is a new class that I am offering at my local Michael's store. The student can start with any size or style of canvas that they would like, i used 8x8 plain white, with a bit fatter of side pieces.

These are two of my finished canvases (Is that a word? Is it spelled correctly? Is the plural of "canvas" like the plural of octopus? Is it canvi?) alongside what I started with.

I'm not really a pinky kinda girl, but I think I actually like the pinky one the best.

This one has great colors, love the vintage look that it's got going on.

Almost all of this is just patterned paper that I fussy cut a design out of.

I also used lots of diffrent punches, and of course, ink distressed EVERYTHING!! It seriously felt so good to walk away from a project with my hands just filthy. LOVE it!!

This is my new friend, Cheryl. Come to find out, after spending all afternoon together in this class, she knows my father from about 15 years ago! Such a small world!

Cheryl is new to the world of paper crafting, and you wouldn't be able to tell it from her finished products.

She brought the neatest things to incorporate into her projects. Seed packets, an old flower guide, and vintage sheet music. If you ask me, she's on her way!

Friday, March 9, 2012

birdy birthday

Happy birthday to my mother-in-law!

The patterned paper that is used is the in color '13 designer series paper, you can see and order it HERE

I paired it with certainly celery cardstock and a touch of ribbon.

What do you think of my doodles? I never do doodles. Between that and the lack of ink distressing that's been going on (or NOT going on), I think I'm turning a new leaf in this crafty life I lead.

This set is called "aviary"

You can see and order the set HERE

This was one of the first sets in the current catalog that I just had to have. So glad I got it, it's so versatile!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

outta this world!

My brother in law has been giving me such a hard time about some lights that we saw one night a few weeks ago. I decided that his birthday card should be justly themed =)

I stamped the UFO in stazon black onto white cardstock, then colored it with watercolor pencils. Using my blender pen, I finished off the coloring.

It needed some texture, but for me that usually comes in the form of ribbon and/or flowers. Let's just say this guy, is not a girly guy. I had to think of something else, the texture plate with my cuttlebug did the trick.

The eyelets are the final touch. Happy birthday!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

textured smile card

Is my style changing?

This is the second card -IN A ROW- that isn't ink distressed.

Am I ok?
Is something wrong with me?

Love the texture this one has. Used embossing folder with the Cuttlebug to get it. Some expired SU patterned paper and ribbon go perfectly with it.
My new stamp set, "Four Frames" was used here. I can't wait to get the matching punch!