Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The next lo is for an ad challenge at From Here to Scrapternity (the link is also in my sidebar). I really loved the ad, which was a vintage sort of pic of a lady holding a bday cake, with some text down in the lower right hand corner. The color was a lovely mixture of tones of a kind of rich burgandy. So here is my take on the challenge:
The photo is of my mom and her friend. My mom is on the right. She is 19 years old in 1941 and so pretty. I was happy with my colors inspired by the ad. I love the BG lace doily pp. I also love my Prima flowers. I took the sticker of the watch from Crafty Secrets and layered it on top of a chipboard circle that I cut with a circle punch, then put that on pop dots for dimension. The journaling diecut is from K & Co. I colored the design on it with my Copics. Have to use my growing collection of Copics whenever I can! I am trying to find all of the photos I can of my mom when she was younger, scrap those and get them in one album for Matt. She passed away in 2001, and we all miss her. I treasure every photo I have of her and only hope my lo's can begin to do them justice!
Be sure and stop by FH2S and check out their other challenges and the friendly folks. (You'll find those at both sites!) Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Right now I have a minute, so thought I would show you the 3 I did for the Time Theme. The first one is a real picture cut out from a magazine for teaching piano, published in the forties. I inked it (and all of these ATCs) with Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink. I am not sure how well you can see the black epoxy writing strip that I adhered, but it says "Time stands still". Underneath I added some stickers to say NOT. lol My pardons to the lady in the photo!
Directly underneath that one is my fav of the three. The background is actual text, also taken from a magazine from the '40s. I then stamped the 3 partial clock faces in the same Tea Dye Distress Ink, heat embossed them with clear embossing powder, cut them out, inked the edges in grey, and adhered them to the background. I then cut out a Jenni Bowlin die cut with the black design and a quote by Thomas Edison saying "There is time for everything". The watch is a sticker from my stash.
The last ATC has a vintage photo of a child from a book of ATC images. It has an epoxy frame around it that says "A moment in time". The calendar portion and watch are from that same sticker sheet in my stash. I have my fav Tea Dye ink spread here and there. You can't see the original ATC, but I tried a technique I read about where you light a candle and make soot on your ATC. Then you stamp into the soot. I couldn't get enough soot to matter. I realized that the tutorial I read used Stampbord (sp?) for the original ATC, so I wonder if that is what made the soot technique work. I don't even know what Stampbord is, which is one reason I don't know if I am spelling it correctly. Maybe someone could clue me in!
As I mentioned earlier in this post and in a previous post, we have a swap open now . I need to go and see exactly how I worded the theme when I posted it here and MSW. So I'll be back with more info, and maybe you will be inspired to swap with us. I have birds and butterflies on the ATCs for this swap, so that should give you SOME idea of what we are doing!
Be sure and stop back by and see and have a blessed day!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
For this call they want a post of your fav card that has coloring and another project besides a card that has coloring. So I couldn't decide about my favorite card with coloring. There are 2 that you have seen just recently, so you are going to have to see them AGAIN!. OH NO! lol The thing is that I have only gotten a good Copic collection recently, and those are my favorite cards I've colored. I do have lots more, but they were colored with Prisma pencils (with GooGone - a technique that I like). I also have some colored with Perfect Pearls, which I also love. However, I have only gone crazy coloring since I discovered the Copics! Anway, here are these that you know:
The altered item was just made for my cousin Bobby's birthday. It is a little wooden holder that I got at AC Moore. I sanded it and then went crazy using a direct to ink technique and various colors of inks. One side has the words "Bible Verses for You" printed on a transparency and adhered. It also has a flower from Stampin Up that I colored with Copics and cut out, and a little squirrel from a Unity Stamp set that I colored, cut out, and adhered also. The other side has the coloring that is important for this DT call. It has a stamped image of a church that I colored with Copics, chalked the background, cut out and adhered. Also added 3 little jewels for bling. The whole Verse Holder has a ton of ribbons from my stash tied to the handles. So here it all is! I am very excited about the chance to be on this team (although I know the competition is unbelieveable), but I had to try!
I should add that the verses are from an old verse a day flip book. The cover is off, so I'm not sure who it is by. I am taking the verses and adhering them to white cardstock, about the size of an ATC. Hope ya'll like my card holder. You could use it to hold anything, of course. Btw, I did cover the inside with pp also. Now I have to go make more verse cards!
Wish me luck, girls and have a blessed day!