Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
It goes without saying that I ruined a few paper scraps, trying various combinations of dies, inks, embossing folders etc, but the result are better after every try!
This time I ventured a happy birthday card for a friend of mine, the whole idea came from a greek word that he likes to use, in loose translation it means something like feeling dizzy, so I came up with a little boat in a turbulent sea!
First I used my nestabillity to cut the frame, then I embossed it with a cuttlebug folder and finally I used an ink pad (I merely swept it very lightly) to ink the raised surface.
Then I embossed with the same folder a blue scrap paper, used an inkpad in a darker shade of blue and touched lightly the raised "waves" and finally I cut them in pieces and glued them in rows, behind and in front of the boat.
Ready to sail!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
So, on Monday I decided to take the step, it helped that it was on stock at http://www.scrapbooking.gr/ and today I received it!
I am amazed by the diversity of results, and I still haven't tried everything that's on my mind!
My first attempt is this cute little card with nestabillities and a cuttlebug embossing folder and it came out really nice, I know for sure that my friend will love it!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
When I color stamped images, I always use a black ink (to stamp) that won't bleed , for instance Versafine, and when I'm finished I like to outline the image with a dark marker.
Paper stumps are really usefull (in various sizes) in combination with an odourless spirit (I use Sansodor) because it makes blending easier, although you can have beautiful results without them, it's just a matter of taste.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I received two little (ideal to carry in a purse or handbag) K&Company brag books, a pink and a light blue, both are for gifts to friends of mine who have newly born babies (boy and girl).
Each holds 24 photos 6,35 x 7,62 cm.
My mother totally loved them, so I'm definetely going to buy a couple more (for ourselves this time!).
I also received some Prima flowers (Whispers-Pansy), really cute! It's the first time that I bought flowers and I'm really excited and looking forward to use them in a card or layout!
That's all for today, Delivery Day is always a happy day!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The colours were inspired by a major issue: in March we moved to a different location (my work) so I saw a LOT of brown boxes!!! I also wanted to combine it with the sea, so blue and brown it is!
The patterned paper is Basic Grey. For the waves. I used Fiskars scalloped ruler and Ranger's distress ink. The stamped bird is Inkadinkado.
Finally, I like to have little surpises on my layouts, so behind the brown cardstock I've hidden more pictures and journaling.
For this card I used:
- Crafty Secrets "Fairyland" stamps
- American Crafts Cardstock
- colored pencils
- Doodlebug sugar coated glitter
I stamped right on the white cardstock, painted with the pencils, added some glitter, and added the little paper bow (I don't have any ribbon as yet, but I'm considering to buy some).
My friend is keeping it on her desktop, at work, so everybody is asking her about the card!
I wanted to make a card for a friend of mine who got married.
- Inkadinkado "Gem Stone Birds" stamps
- Crafty Secrets "Home Sweet Home" stamps
- White American Crafts Cardstock
I stamped the birds (I tried for different shades of gold) and the key (I used dark brown ink for the sides) on white cardstock, then I put them on top of the card and stamped the little message on the left front of it.
It came out really nice and my friend loved it!
I made a little thank you card for my mom:
- Crafty Secrets "Fairyland" stamps set
- American Crafts cardstock
- colored pencils
- Inkadinkado "Asian by design" stamps
- Ranger stickles
I stamped the bird and the nest on white cardstock, then painted them with colored pencils. Then I stamped the folliage on green cardstock. For the branch, I simply cut a strip of white cardstock, made some lines and then painted over them in a lighter shade of brown.
I glued them all on my card, and I added a little of stickles gluefor the shine and two butterflies.
That's all, easy and fun fun fun!