Friday, November 25, 2011

Quinn's 2nd year mini

Well, baby girl had her second birthday last Saturday so I finished up her second year mini album. Here are the last few pages:

The rest of the album can be seen here.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Scrabble Tiles

I scored a set of Scrabble tiles in the cranberry color at a thrift shop for $3.50, then crafted them a happy new home!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fabulous Friday at Frosted Designs!

Today's Fabulous Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs is to use a die cut! Easy peasy, right? and the Fabulous sponsor is Copic! Woot!

I recently received a die cut by Scrap FX and gorgeous Jillybean Soup papers in an awesome kit that I won and have used them for my design team project.

Here is the die cut and it's original packaging (isn't it adorable?):

Since the die cut is not white and I knew I wanted to color it with Copic markers, I covered it with white gesso.

I colored the tree with Copic Markers and also colored the grid for the window of the house. (YG06 - green, E47 - brown, R29 -red)

After I dry fit the papers for the roof and house, I decided I didn't like the window grid in red and painted it over with cream.

Here is the finished card:

I made it for my sweet aunt and uncle who recently put their gorgeous ten acre property on the market and moved to a much more manageable cottage in a senior community. I know this was a very difficult decision and transition for them and wanted to send them a little happiness.

I hope you will hop over to Frosted Designs and check out the other design team members projects, then join us in making a project using a die cut. Be sure to link it up for the chance to win an awesome prize from Copic!

Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Blossom" a page from my art journal

Here is a new page I created in my art journal. I wanted to experiment with using ink over an embossed image.

 The quote on the tag reads:
" And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" - ANAIS NIN

I started by stamping the butterfly (CTMH) with VersaMark ink and heat embossing it with Zing white embossing powder. Then I started layering on Tim Holtz Distress Inks in the new fall colors. "Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves, and Gathered Twigs" - now aren't those the yummiest names ever for inks? I just love how intense the colors are, and so versatile - see how dark they are on the tag but lighter on the page itself? Next I decoupaged a napkin on to the page - that is what all the pansies and writing are. Then stamps and rub-ons, more ink, and a final coat of Mod Podge. 
Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments (and followers!)