Friday, January 27, 2012

Inspired By Belleek Pottery

I made this card for the Technique Challenge on on Monday. The challenge was to make a card in a style inspired by Belleek Pottery in Ireland. The technique involves inking an embossing folder with a light, neutral-colored ink, then embossing with the Big Shot on either white or vanilla cardstock. Very simple, and the result is so beautiful & soft! I chose to use the Vintage Wallpaper folder, Crumb Cake ink and Very Vanilla cardstock. For the flower image, I stamped the tulip from Flores Suaves in Early Espresso ink, then watercolored with my Aquapainter. The frame is from Four Frames, and the sentiment is from Upsy Daisy. I also added a Filigree Designer Brad and 2 Rhinestones Basic Jewels to bling it up. TFL!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Peachy Gnome

I love this new set from the Spring Mini Catalog - Gnome Sweet Gnome!

After I stamped the gnome girl, I colored her with Watercolor Pencils and my Blender Pen. The patterned paper is Peach Parfait from the In Color Pack. I added a butterfly from Flight of the Butterfly. And, once again, I had to add flowers - this time I stamped the little flowers from Loads of Love on the bottom corner of the card. Everything in stamped in Chocolate Chip, and the card base in Peach Parfait. TFL!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Valentine Projects

Since we returned from Hawaii, I've been working on Valentine's Day projects. It seems I was inspired by all the tropical flowers, I've been adding flowers to everything!

The pink card features images from Take It To Heart from the new Spring Mini catalog. The sentiment is from Word Play from the big catalog. I made the frame using the new Framelits Labels Dies, also from the Spring Mini.

For the red card, I also used a heart image from Take It To Heart. I stamped the background with En Francais, and added an Antique Brad, along with Early Espresso satin ribbon and an Eyelet Punched strip. Directions for the rose are on here:

The box is a card keeper from the 2011 Holiday Mini. The roses on top are made the same way as on the red Valentine card. I spritzed them with Vanilla Smooch Spritz to give them some shimmer.

Thanks for looking!

Christmas Vacation!

My family and I were fortunate enough to be able to visit Hawaii over Christmas Vacation this year!

We enjoyed 10 days of sunshine, beautiful scenery, delicious food, and lots and lots of family together time!

But alas, our time in paradise had to come to an end, and we're back home in snowy Ohio!