Thursday, January 31, 2013
I stamped this image with Momento black ink on Copic friendly paper which I purchased from 7 Kids College Fund. The Copics used were :
Blue B23, B21
Yellows Y35, Y23, Y21
Reds R39, R37, R35
Skin E21, E00, E000
The earrings were coloured in with Smooch Pool and on the cheeks I used Pebbles Ikan'dee chalks. The sentiment is from the same set and it was die cut with MFT Sweet Stack Labels. The whole image was die cut with Spellbinders Deckle Edge Rectangles and, most important, put on rises to attach to the next layer of paper. Not sure if it is the South African money that is larger but I struggled to get the image to lay flat after tucking the money into the slit I cut around the hand then had a brainwave to put it on rises which solved the problem.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The orange strip in the middle was made using a Dreamweaver Fibreglass screen, a stencil brush and Distress inks Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge. The image is from the Hero Arts set With Sympathy as is the sentiment. Both were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The paper is My Mind's Eye - All is Bright and the stamp is Whiff of Joy - Henry Heart which was coloured in with markers and a blender pen. The small heart has Stickles Xmas Red on it. The grass is a MFT die - Fresh Cut Grass, the large heart is Nellie's Choice Frame die Multi Heart and the small heart is a Stampin Up punch Full Heart. The sentiment is from the Hero Art set Say it All.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The blue scalloped design either side of the black card is left overs I found, the green patterned paper is from a DCWV Stack 7 pad and it was die cut using my latest favourite die, the Quikutz Pocket. The darling cupcake is from the Peachy Keen set PKSC 04 April 2012, as is the face. I stamped out the bottom of the cupcake onto patterned paper and decorated the top with Pebbles Inc Ikan'dee Pearlescent chalks. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called Hugs.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The tag is stamped wuth background image Hero Arts Old Writing Flower Collage in Archival Sepia. The sentiment on the tag is Tim Holtz Nature's Discovery in Archival Coffee ink - distressed inked with Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs.
The background is Creative Expressions Brick embossing folder highlighted with Momento Nautical Blue ink topped with Peachy Keen Happy Bird die. Not sure where I got the sentiment from but the labels are part of the Pocket die.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The background paper is from a large 12 x 12 pad called Alison by Me & My Big Ideas. The clock was coloured in using a Melon Spica pen, a Stampin Up marker, Brocade Blue, and the same colour SU crayon with a blender pen for the clock surrounds. The circles are Spellbinders large and small trimmed off at one side.
The sentiment which is from the same set was die cut with Hero Arts Small Tag Frames.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The finished product - a notepad, post-it note and bookmark gift set
The size of the holder is 228mm x 150mm, scored at 60mm / 85mm / 145mm and 170mm. The corner rounder used is from Creative Memories. Yellow cardstock is Stampin Up Barely Banana, the patterned paper is Creative Memories Shades of Orange with the orange cardstock being Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie. The tab on the right hand side is a Stampin Up Round Tab punch.
The post-it note pouches on the left hand side are 58mm x 66mm. You would need to check the size of the post-it notes for the scoring. The trim added was from scraps I had and the flourish stamp was off of an un named Inkadinkado set. As the holders had no sides I made 4 holes (2 front, 2 back) with a paper piercer and threaded some embroidery cotton through the front hole, then the same side back hole, along the back to the next side and out the front, knotting both sides.
The notepad holder in the middle is a MFT Die-namics die Gift Card Pocket. Instead of taping it flat I added a couple of pieces either side to make it into a box. The owl on the front is from the Stampin Up set called First Friends stamped with Archival Coffee ink. The small dots around the owl are from the Flourishes set Medallion Motif which was die cut with Spellbinders Circles small and large.
The bookmark pocket on the right hand side is a Memory Box die called Library Pocket. Again I altered the die by trimming off one side so as to be able to slide the bookmark in.
Below is the outside of the holder. The image is from Whimsy - Owl shaded with SU Close to Cocoa crayon and a blender pen. The die it is framed in is MFT Peek-a-Boo Trio. The 2 mesh like areas on either side of the holder were made using a Dreamweavers stencil brush, Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade with a Dreamweavers Fibreglass screen. The is a quick and easy technique and I like the look it gives. Think I will be using this a lot in future as I like to make my own backgrounds.
Bookmark - MFT Bookmark Duo and stamps on SU Pumpkin Pie. Background on the bookmark is a Hero Arts stamp - Old Letter Writing. The edges of the cardstock are Distress inked with Rusty Hinge and the patterned Creative Memories paper, Shades of Orange, is done with Spiced Marmalade.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Copics used are :
Beak and claws - YR07 / YR04 / YR 02
Yellow breast - Y35 / Y23 / Y21
Neck - N2 / N0
Body - N8 / N6 / N4
Branch - E57 / E55
The yellow background paper is a scrap piece, the orange is from Creative Memories Shades of Orange. The yellow zig zag pattern is from Doodlebug Paper Frills. The sentiment is from the same Art Impressions Buzzard set and it is die cut with Hero Art Small Tag Frame.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The background paper is from my stash, the die cut is Spellbinders Labels 21 and the branch the owls are resting on is from Go Create - Owlets die. The Art Impressions Chatting Whoots image was coloured in with aqua pencil crayons and a blender pen. The sentiment is from the same set and it was stamped with Archival Coffee ink. It was die cut with Hero Arts Small Tag Frame and edged with Distress inks Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
I seldom use my stash of Stampin Up cardstock but had this Pumpkin Pie piece out the other day. I wanted to use the Penny Black Dimond Pattern (no, I did not spell Dimond wrong - this is how is it on the packet) and thought I would try it out on this. Then I added a yellow piece of paper, then a black piece and finally a zig zag strip of yellow fom Doodlebug Design.
The sentiment is also Penny Black from the set To You and I thought I would leave it at that until I saw the Milton & Co - Milton with Card stamp. I used SU aqua crayons and a blender pen to colour him in.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
What I did not count on was the amount of embossing folders I have. My word, I have more than is shown above and think my new year's resolutions should be to use them more often and not buy any more !!
The card stock I used is rather thick and came from a stationery store where we buy the off cuts of invitations. They are dirt cheap and were ideal for this sort of project. I did feel the tag die was not 100% suitable with square edges so I used my Zutter half inch corner chomper to round them off. The rings were ones I had in my stash.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The background paper is a Creative Memories scrap. The sentiment and owl image are from the same Birthday Whoot set and I used a variety of markers to colour the owl in.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The stamp set is from Peachy Keen - PKSC - 06 June 2012 and the cute bird, pot plant holder and sentiments are all from this set. They are coloured with aqua pencil crayons and a blender pen. The grass is a tiny grass stamp from Art Impressions. The plant is a Cottage Cutz die called Fern with the flowers being from an old Cuttlebug die with no name. The embossing folder is Craft Concepts Leafy Flourish. The border punch is Martha Stewart Pine Needles.
Just love the inside saying :