Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The houses use one of the new Sale-a-Bration sets for a two-step stamping technique. The sky uses sponge daubers, then has white clouds sponged on with white craft ink, then Iridescent Ice embossing powder is added on top, for some sparkle. The edging uses the pinked hearts border punch, and then it is run through a ruffler, for a neat effect. This idea came from another expert stamper and I built the card around this great effect.
The fish card is done with various colours of chalk on white. It uses cotton balls to blend the colours. It was an exercise found in a book about how to use chalks, and I thought it made a lovely card!
Now, back to Easter preparations!!!
Easter is only about 4 weeks away and I am far from prepared with special cards and favours. I am slowly moving forward, but my creativity seems to be stagnant right now. Here's one using an older set that has a few die cuts added for dimension and interest. The lilies in the orchid, green and cream card are from the 5th Avenue set. Leaves are trimmed from diecut leaves. The butterfly is from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
My sister, her husband and my niece visited us in February but Arianna left her metal water bottle behind when they returned home. I thought I'd decorate it with glitter (she's a glitter girl) and micro beads, from the local dollar store, and ribbon, yarn and beads that I had laying around. What do you think? I have two more bottles of my own that just might have to undergo a style makeover!