Friday, February 27, 2009

Painting with Wax

I had a class form my favorite store - Rubberstamp Fantasy. (Not you just love the name).  Sorry I digress I told a class from Rosemary Marino. It was called Painting with Wax and it was so fun.  It is all about textures and how you hold the craft iron.  It does make you think out sides of the box of backgrounds and how yu can use the image.
You take your craft iron and some encoustic wax and create texture backgrounds. The background that we practiced are following (the trick was how you hold the iron).  All the images were using glossy paper.  

fan wax_edited-1  FAN
kiss wax_edited-1 KISS
lines wax_edited-1 LINES
mountain wax_edited-1 Mountain
ruffle wax_edited-1 RUFFLES

Here are two of the cards that I made during class.
seaside shells_edited-1 untamed beauty_edited-1

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Unity Addicts - Wednesday

This week the challenge comes from Jess.  Get well cards.  Great challenge since it seem like the bug if out. This weather changing from 75 degrees one day and 40 degrees the next does not help.

Here is my Get well Card.
I used this months KOTM from Unity to create this card.  I used 3 different embossing powder to do the butterfly. I had never tried that before. 

This is the sketch from paper take weekly

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mojo Monday - Feb. 13


I am trying to get my mojo back so I did this challenge.  Mojo Monday week 74. I combined a SCS challenge that was to use stripes.
mojo monday 74

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Fruit Chai Challenge

The fruity chai challenge this week was Pink and Navy.  I really like that color combination.

I used my copic markers to color the flower.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tempis Fugit - Butterfly


I was looked at the blog for High Hope Stamps and I decided to try the sketch  from Katharina.  Great Sketch.  I decided I would use things that I already had.  My stamp set is from StampingStudio and I have had it for a bit.  I took a class from the owner and this was an item from the trunk show.


I made the butterfly dimensional.

It was a fun sketch.

Stamp set : Item #RSSRM16 - StampingStudio
Copic  Markers: Y06, Y15
Paper: Memory Box - Sprout

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Unity Addict Challenge

This week it was time for me to chose and I was inspired from this  picture.
Tulips It just makes me happy when I see this floral arrangement.  It is a flower arrangement from 180oflowers.
I was deciding what I should do and I was inspired by the February issue of Sheetload of Load magazine and Unity is the sponsor this month. This month's sketch is inspired by Unity.

I think I am going to do some more cards from this inspiration piece.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge #4

I was reading my bloglines and I came across the challenge from Sketch and Stash Challenge.  I was intrigued because it is a two step challenge-first: sketch challenge, second: use your new and latest stash (ie. stamps, paper, embellishments, etc.).

My stash:
Unity Stamps  - Shine One
SEI paper - Charlemagne



Sunday, February 15, 2009

SCS Faith Challenge


I am doing the challenge from SplitcoastStampers that is faith based.  The challenge is Scripture Challenge 2009. I used my many fonts and I used Printer Apprentice to organize my fonts.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Copic Color Challenge 1

Here is the first installment for the copic color challenge.  I didn't have all the colors was a substitute.

The copic colors are :
B28 - Royal Blue
V06 - Lavender
YR07 - Cadmium Orange

I only had YR07(Cadmium Orange) and I substituted with B29 (Ultramarine), V04 (lilac).

Interesting combination

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Unity Addicts - Wednesday

The challenge this week was to  come up with a tiny Valentine along these lines--one image, bright and colorful, Valentine-ish sentiment.
Thanks Lori

I just love the Unity Stamp set (Cuter than Most).  I also used the KOTM for January .

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Easter Bunny Time


I was surfing and I came across the Paper Take Weekly Challenge and I figure I would have a go of it.

I took out some of the Stamps by Judith and made this bunny.


Here are some closeup of the beads.  I am using some of  the embellishments that I have.

paper take weekly2

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Exercise Your Creativity - Red


Here are all the cards I have done with RED was the focus.  I really love the color Red.

Rubber Bombshell Challenge 1

The first challenge from Rubber Bombshells aka SCS Blogger 10 was to create a valentine cards using non-traditional colors. 

I used the Magic pencil technique (you can Google Magic Pencil Technique_ and used the following Primacolor Pencil colors :

Canary Yellow
Electric Blue
Olive Green
Burnt Ochre
Copenhagen Blue

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Unity Round Robin


I am participating in the Unity Round Robin.  Think of a Round Robin with supplies.  We start with a box of supplies that someone does not use and we pass it around to a groups of participating players.  Every person takes out the want out of the box and add other items.


I was second on the list and I received a beautiful card from Sara.

Fruity Challenge - Cafe Mojo

The blog for Cafe Mojo is open and the Fruity Chai Challenge is the first challenge is up. WHOOOO!!!

The first challenge was PINK and RED.

I just love the rose button.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Unity Challenge Wednesday

The challenge this week was from Carole :
Use a non-valentine stamp, in a valentine way !  You must also use ribbon and buttons on your card !

I used the sketch from Our Daily Breads that is featured on Card Positioned Blog.

This was a challenge to take a non-valentine stamp and put it in a Valentines way.  Here is my creation:

Close up


Monday, February 2, 2009

Sheet Load - January

  I was surfing and I came upon this ezine for cards.  The love that they gave you a sketch and cutting guides. SheetLoads -  I really am enjoying  this ezine.

Here are some close up.


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