- I am a SAHM mother of three...only one left home though. Paper crafting is my passion...I love creating things and saving memories. I also enjoy reading, baking, spending time with my friends and family, and walking my two furry children. My goal on my blog is to share something a little crafty, something yummy, and something fun every week. Thank you for visiting & comments are appreciated :)
Monday, June 27, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Now my dilemma was how to decorate...I found the paper and then just drew a blank. I had no stamps I liked...didn't want to do Cricut cuts...so I went surfing! I first looked for digi-stamps. While I ended up purchasing several, none were for this project, so on to plan B...clipart! I found images that I liked and then formatted on my computer. Then I had to figure out what to put in the pocket...that didn't take long...Kool-aid. I think they turned cute...if I do say so myself.
Friday, June 10, 2011
I still have to make two more...and then tweek them a little, but overall I am happy with them. I used Graphic 45 paper for the background. I then inked the card with Distress Ink in Walnut and Black. I also used Smooch in Pumpkin and Sunflower on the women's hair to give it a little attention...Smooch has a nice metallic finish when it dries. The resin heads are from early endevours in jewelery making...they are completely plain. I added the hair (fibers), ruffle, and headband. I kept the palette in the peaches & teal. I then added pearl accents to the corners with Liquid Pearls...these are a little brighter than I would like, so once the are dry I am going to go over them with some ink.
Now on to my next set...I have it sketched out & it is a much more literal interpretation of the them.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I used waterbrush markers or colored pencils for all the coloring. I think I used every fun thing I had....Crystal Effects (on the large conch shell), stickles, inking, edge punches, Perfect Pearls, Smooch, rhinestones, etc. For fun, I sent the cards to the swap participants with their stamped images...I always think it is interesting to see how other people use your images. Now on to my next swap project...ATC's!