Thursday, June 30, 2011

Quilt Card

Recently I attended a class taught by my upline Paula Dobson where she showed us how to make some cards using scraps/offcuts of DSP.  One of the techniques she showed us was a quilt card and I have had a go at one of those this week.

I have no idea what the name of this quilt block is but I saw it some where in my blogging travels (sorry can't remember). I have used strips of  the Autumn Spice DSP to make this pattern.  I then matted it onto some Cajun Craze card stock with Early Espresso card stock used as the card base, with the addition of an Early Espresso satin ribbon and some basic pearls to finish it off.  The sentiment is from the Create a Cupcake stamp set and has been stamped in Whisper White craft ink.

Monday, June 27, 2011

A Scrapbook Page

Well this is something new for me, I had a go at a scrapbook page on Saturday.  Have some photos of my children (not really children any more) and decided to use this photo of my son Todd who is 21.

It was taken at Castlepoint on the Wairarapa coast so I have made it a beach theme.  It has been kept very simple but I have used the sketch from the latest Just Add Ink Challenge to help me.

 I have brayered Marina Mist for the sky and Crumb Cake for the sand and then I found the crab from the It's the Thought set and decided to stamp that on the sand.  I have used the Silver Smooch Spritz and some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint as well.  I have also used a stamp from the French Foliage set to make a background on the Sahara Sand card stock the photo is mounted on.  I used the computer for the the name and place.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Stepper Box

The other day I decided that I would make a stepper box.  It is called that because when it is open it has the cute little boxes that are like steps.

I have used Pumpkin Pie DSP from the Brights Collection Paper Patterns  Stacks to cover the cardboard I used to make the box with Pumpkin Pie card stock for the lid.  The flower has been made with Pumpkin Pie card stock punched using the scallop circle punch, then faux sueded and scrunched up then put together with an Ice Circle Rhinestone brad. I have then attached to the lid with some leaves using the two step bird punch.

I made the little stepper boxes out of the Designer Series Paper Pack which is available as a Level 1 Hostess gift in the current catalogue.  Finished the lid with Old Olive grosgrain ribbon and another ice circle rhinestone brad.

Monday, June 13, 2011

JAI 71 Just Add Black and White.

This week at Just Add Ink  the challenge is a colour one. To just use Black and White  so I thought why not give it a go and this is what I came up with.

I was quite happy with the way this turned out.  The vase has been heat embossed with clear embossing powder that has some dazzling diamonds in it using a stamp from the French Foliage stamp set and the black pearls are Stampin' Up Basic Pearls that have been coloured with permanent marker. The sentiment is from the Thanks For Caring  stamp set. The flowers are from the Punch Potpourri stamp set punched with the Boho Blossom punch.