Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Sharing a Tag & Artist Trading Card I created for a swap with Viva Las Vegas Stamps Forum which anyone can join. They share stamping techniques, tips and have open discussions on stamping.
I am hooked on and love using this 'Bird Head' stamp and love what USArtquest watercolors does with the detailed design. I used embossing powder once stamped and also used the same 'Bird Head' stamp to create a design on the sides using the top of the 'Bird Head'. I embossed the tag with Cuttlebug 'Dots' & 'Numbers' folders and then used Tsukinek Walnut & Eucalyptus spray Antiquing Solution to make the embossing pop. I placed some score lines between the embossed 'Dots' and the other techniques.
The flowers were created with the McGill 'Floral Petals/Rose' Punch.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Not sure why sometimes its hard for me to go simple. I wanted to make a special birthday card for my youngest sister. She doesn't like flowery and lots of bling but loves black and white. So this is what I came up with. I used an assortment of mini-cuttlebug embossing folders.
I have to share a little life nugget with you.a .life learning lesson.. I guess its good to watch some of these realilty shows. And one of them I enjoy is 'Project Runway.' I know I am not perfect so if I can I try learning by others mistakes. I do enough on my own so if I can learn by being attentive then I figure less knocks on my head from my own..so far I still make to many on my own.
As I was trying to make this card I remembered one of the episodes when the designer is having to design a dress for a client not being told but learning during the process not to lose their design style. Unfortunately some not recognizing that until the end.
Guess life is just like that too...you meet all kinds of people with different beliefs, attitudes and character..it doesn't mean you lose yourself or get an attitude because they are different.... but allow yourselves to shine together in the midst as you share lifes journey. Watch a new beauty begin.
Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Having fun using my We R Memory Keepers washi tape I got a great buy on a package of 18 different designs. And I love them all. Here are a few cards I made using some..And Uuhhh my special little Harvest crown for a special little someone.
|Styrofoam crown(double pack) from Dollar Store
|I love how the washi patterns just fall in place with any paper design.
|I had fun playing with the patterns flowing into each other.