Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sympathy Card - Wildflowers and Butterfly

I made this sympathy card using the  masking technique. I cut an oval from a piece of paper and used the hole left by it over the card front as a mask. I then stamped my scene and sponged some ink inside the mask. I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment and added the butterfly. I used a border punch for the bottom and added some ribbon. I like to keep the colours fairly muted for a sympathy card.
Although sympathy cards are for sad occasions, they can still bring some comfort to those grieving. *HUGS* to those that need them.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Stampscapes - Dock of the Bay

I did this 8.5" x 11" Stampscapes scene when I was visiting my friend Pat in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I used a stipple brush to apply most of the ink and some markers for details. I used a torn paper for a mask to make the clouds in the sky.
Larger scenes like this are fun but take a bit more organizing than a smaller card sized scene. Give one a try!
Take care and keep creating! :D

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stampscapes - Tropical Sunset

I stamped this card at the Savanna Stamping Retreat in 2011. I added most of the colour when I was there with dye inks and stipple brushes. I finished it at home with more colour to frame it and then stamped the palm leaves and grasses.
I just love that sun stamp that I used at the retreat and now I'm going to have to order it. :D
Have a great day and I wish you all beautiful sunsets.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

3-D Hand Art

Isn't that cool? *L* It looks like I painted over my hand!
I saw this on Pinterest and just had to give it a try. I used a black Sharpie marker and some Stampin Up and Tombow markers to colour it.
I just love trying new techniques. Have you tried something new lately? It's exciting! :D

Friday, July 6, 2012

My Mom's 90th Birthday Card

This is the card I made for my Mom's 90th birthday. It has 90 candles glued on. I found this idea on Splitcoaststampers. There are several versions there and this is my take on it. Love it!

This is the front of the card. The three owls represent Mom's three girls.

This is the end of the card.

The card fold up and lies flat but I didn't make an envelope for it! *L*
I had a lot of fun making this but I confess that it did take a long time. It was worth it though.
Happy Birthday Mom!!!!