Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dancers in Love

Here's a romantic one layer card I created for a former ballerina and her beau for their engagement party. I started with white cardstock and stamped the Hero Arts Italian Poetry, the solid Always heart and the "love" flourish in Antique Linen Distress Ink. Then I heavily distressed the edges with the same ink.

I added the chandelier (a freebie stamp from the UK Magazine Craft Stamper) and the dancers (an Oxford Impressions stamp) in Versafine Onyx Black. Three black pearls completed the ensemble.  I am sorry the scan quality isn't that great, but it was a rush job and was whisked off to the party before I could get camera shots.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Copics - finally

Resistance is futile. I finally got some Copics, the alcohol ink markers that seem to be the current darling of the stamping world. This is my first attempt with them. I look forward to further exploring this colouring medium. I have generally shied away from colouring of any sort, so this is a real stretch for me.

The sentiment stamp is one I have admired for many years but did not own. About ten years ago it seems everyone was using this stamp and it really is a nice, all purpose sentiment. I am not sure why I never bought it. So imagine my delight when a non-stamping friend sent this stamp to me for my birthday!

Thanks for stopping in to look; I hope you will take time to enjoy the simple things in life!

Monday, August 1, 2011

WMS Sketch Challenge #58

Here is my pocket card for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. I created the pocket from a Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Twenty-One die.

The Sleigh Bells stamp is from Waltzingmouse. I used a new Memory Box steel die to create the scalloped border. The collage is an assortment of odds and ends featuring a vintage Santa from Graphics 45 scrapbook paper that was coated with Rock Candy Distress Stickles. 

The green metallic medallion is a silver embossed yogurt tub liner that I rubbed with metallic wax paste to tint. The bottom of the tag is edged in gold glass glitter shards. With the summer we have (not) been having, it hasn't been too difficult to get into the Christmas mood!