Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Again to Bev, my sympathy and I hope you got this by now.
Also, check out her Blogaversary candy...I've linked to the side some other blog candy.
Ok everyone, no more pet losses.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Back to my use of old negleted stamps. This is one made by Lindy's Stamp Gang. I inked up the whole stamp in a forest green and then took my brown SU marker and went over the branch areas then stamped the greeting on top with green ink. I'm not sure who made it but I THINK Inovative Stamp Creations. I cut it out with a nestie Lables die and mounted it on forest green cardstock. I layered it on some DCPW DP and added some very cool Rafia Lace my good friend Maggie from England sent me. Something the UK has that I can't find in the US! It is made in the UK and maybe someone has it in the US but it's sure nice to have someone to send me things...I send her stuff too.
Friday, April 3, 2009
I LOVE this stamp what I call Castle door by Scottish Borders, but then I'm fascinated by castles anyway. LOL I stamped it on glossy paper in black ink that I had done the polished stone technique on using darker colors of browns and copper and gold. Then I cut around the door with a craft knife and layered it on copper Stardream cardstock. For the card base I used Fiscars stone embossing plate on a grey cardstock and then rubbed brown ink over it.
So WHO IS BEHIND THE DOOR?
Scottish Borders Viking dude!
I stamped him on white in black ink and colored with copics then went over to highlight with a silver metallic pen and cut him out.
Now the back of the castle door couldn't stay white so I ran a couple shades of brown Distress inks down it and drew lines for the boards and wood grain and took a gold pen to make the door handle.
Here is a close up of the outside door handle. I took a small piece of wire and looped it around a gold brad. The other embellishments are Spellbinders dies cut out of copper and bronze Stardream paper. Oh by the way, the cheapest place to get Stardream cardstock I've found is Envelope Mall . You do have to order 100 sheets of cardstock at a time but if you can split with some people it's only about 26 cents a sheet if you order 200.... that's with shipping! Have I mentioned I love this card!
FYI: I found out these stamps have been discontinued but Joyce assures me there will be new stamps soon....I can't wait!
I have to add I sent this card to my son and he tells me it's not a Viking but a dwarf. So it's a DWARF behind the door. LOL
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Seriously! We had over 17 inches of snow and a blizzard recently and I am so sick of winter. I talked to my son in Indiana and they had 60 and the trees are blooming. I don't know who made this tree. It's just my wishful thinking...The bird is just one off an Artistic Outpost long stamp with a line of birds.