Friday, October 31, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge 64

Today's Weekend Sketch Challenge over Beate's Blog Fresh and Fun was this sketch, and I decided to play right away and finally make a fall card, I have made quite few Xmas cards but no fall ( I don't make Halloween cards, in Europe we didn't have Halloween, so it's not something I am used to celebrate). For first time I decided to use my Autumn Harvest set, and Juntos dps (from the Spanish catty), as well I used the sentiment from Loads of Love accessories stamp set. Scroll down for complete list of supplies.

stamps: Autumn Harvest, Loads of Love Accessories
ink: staz-on in jet black, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Really Rust
paper: really rust, more mustard, Juntos dsp
other: window word punch, circle nestabillities, always arthicoke and more mustard narrow grosgrain ribbon, paper piercing tool, sponge doubers.

First Love

What a day!!!! The Phillies parade was today from 11am until like 1pm, and what do ya know, my classes are from 11 to 1pm (well till 2pm, but the last class was canceled). And that means it was an ordeal getting to school and back, and the first class I had a quiz, so I couldn't be late for the class. Anyway, I had to take different route, as the regional trains were not stopping at my stop, cause there was NO SPACE in the train for more people. The good thing was that I was on time in school...woohoo! I am so glad it's Friday, and I don't have any exams or tests next week, or homework for next week, which means I got a free weekend to create and play with my toys (I mean stamps)

I just love the Rachelle Anne Miller Lily and Milo stamps, they are so stinkin' cute. I used the "First Love" stamp to make this card. I stamped it with jet black Staz On on watercolor paper and colored it with watercolor crayons (I used the three families : rich regals, earth elements and soft subtles), then I added some stickles to the image (look at the detail pictures), as well I used some retired SU dsp (Bali Breeze). I like how it turned out. Scroll down for complete list of supplies.

stamps: Rachelle Anne Miller "First Love"
ink: jet black staz on
paper: watercolor paper, rose red, Bali Breeze dsp
other: old olive polytwill ribbon, cotton candy stickles, yellow stickles, Making Memories brads, watercolor wonder crayons (rich regals, soft subtles, earth elements). rectangular nestabillities, paper piercing tool.

Burgundy Bella Blossoms

Few weeks ago Beate had this weekend sketch challenge, I had the idea in mind since then, but today I finally decided to make the card using this sketch. I used the set Bella Blossoms, which I have had for a while (August) and finally it saw some ink :) I used Bravo Burgundy, which is a color I rarely use, I remember last time when I used it it was 1 year ago. But absolutely love the Parisian Summer dsp, which has Bravo Burgundy. The color combo of Parisian Summer is so not me, but for some reason I love it, go figure :) Scroll down for supplies.

stamps: Bella Blossoms
ink: old olive, always arthicoke, bravo burgundy, pink pirouette, pretty in pink, regal rose
paper: bravo burgundy, pink pirouette, whisper white, Parisian Summer dsp
other: rhinestone brad, Filigree brads, nestabillities (circles), paper piercing tool, cinnamon stickles, dimensionals

Thursday, October 30, 2008

ATS Wednesday Challenge

Here is my take on the ATS Design team challenge for this week, which is Mini Pizza Box. See on the bottom of the post for the supplies used. I really enjoyed making this mini pizza box, it's so easy and fun!

stamps :Best Yet(SU) and Bear Hugs (CC Designs)
ink: momento tuxedo black, copics
paper: bashful blue, PTI white, pale plum, green dp from Michael's
other: plum ribbon Martha Steward, nestabillities, rhinestone, star dust stickles, white gel pen

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Beate's Be Inspired Challenge # 29

Here is a card I made for Beate's Be Inspired challenge. When I saw the picture below I immediately thought of Blossoms Abound SU! set, which is now retired. I really like the color combination!
stamps: Blossoms Abound
ink: classic bashful blue, kiwi kiss and old olive, craft brocade blue
paper: whisper white, bashful blue, kiwi kiss
other: bashful blue taffeta ribbon, water dew drops , iridiscent embossing powder, heat tool

Can't go with only one scoop :)

There is never bad time to eat ice cream, at least for me, and yeah I can't go only with one scoop, what is only one scoop, a teaser? LoL
Anyways here is a card I made with the CC Designs set Sweet Treats, I love this set, as it features my favorite "food" ice-cream. On the second picture you will notice little velvet-y icecream, I used my glue pen and Doodlebug chrushed velvet flock for it, as well for the tongue of the monkey. I love how it came out! I think I went little overboard with the dew drops.
stamps: sweet treat from CC Designs
ink: momento tuxedo black, copic markers, rubby red, so saffron, pretty in pink and bashful blue classic inks for sponging the edges.
paper: ruby red, white PTI, so saffron, bashful blue, pretty in pink, Basic Grey Gypsy dsp
other: Doodlebug chrushed velvet flock(pink, red, orange and yellow), american crafts ribbon, flame dew drops, rectangular classic nestabillities, crystal effects, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punchs, sponge doubers, glue pen.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Bear Hugs

Here is a card I made with CC Design set Bear Hugs, I had colored the images (bear and bee) while I was in the plane flying to Frankfurt, Germany. The flight atendant was rather impresed and entertained watching me color with my copics. So finally I decided to use the two images to make a card. (I thought I would have time to make cards while in Macedonia, oh boy, how wrong was I). I made the gerbera daisy with daisy punch (large and medium) and sun punch (medium and small), and the leaves are punched out. I added some shimmerz on the petals, and clear microbeads in the middle. As well the edges of the scalloped edges of the ovals have some shimmerz and a little bit on the bear (ears, nose, belly) and on the wings of the bee. and here is a close up of the gerbera daisy.
stamps: bear hugs from CC design
paper: pink pirouette, pretty in pink, old olive, close to cocoa, chocolate chip, bella rose dsp
ink: adinorack black, copics
other: ribbon from Michael's, shimmerz, microbeads, oval classic and scallop nestabillities, white brads, white gel pen

Saturday, October 25, 2008

From me to you box and a tutorial

Ok finally I finished the tutorial for the punch out flower. (Scroll down for it)
Warning: There are a LOT of pictures!
Here is a candy box I made and used the flower and leaves on it. Don't try to pronaunce the name of the candy, lol, it's my favorite candy and it's produced in Croatia (Europe), it's sooooo good! I was able to brig some back when I was in Macedonia (1 pound). Anyways, for the box I used chocolate chip and more mustard cs and the dimensions are 3.5x2.5 inches and it's 1" tall. For the top I used rectangular nestabillities, scallop and classic and more mustard and really rust cs. The sentiment is from the set Best Yet, which I stamped in chocolate chip craft ink and embossed it with clear ep.Then I added the flower and the leaves.

trio flower punch
1/4" circle punch
five petal flower punch
stylus, empressor, round pliers, twizers, tombow multi glue, pen, white gel pen(for pressing down the flower)
cardstock: so saffron, more mustard, really rust and old olive.
1. Instead of the tools listed above you can use the Punch Bunch tool kit which I received today, but I am not going to use it to make this flower.
2. Punch 3 more mustard and 3 really rust five petal flowers, 3 so saffron trio flower and 1 chocolate chip 1/4" cicrle.
3. Over punch the more mustard flowers, I usually put it on post it note so I can slid it in the punch easier and have better control of it.

4. Over punch the trio flowers as well, I punched them one by one, again using post it notes.
5. Here are all the parts for the flower.
6.Next I sponged the edges of the punch outs, on both sides with sponge doubers.

7. Now it's time for shaping the different parts of the flower. I started with the realy rust punch outs which will be down on the bottom of the flower. I pinched each petal with round nozzle (sp?)pliers and folded the sides up.

8. Then with a pen I pressed the flower down so the petals kind of lift up (I did this on a rubber mat, otherwise it wont work, you can use mouse pad as well)

9. Here are all three flower parts in really rust.
10. Next are the more mustard parts, I took the end of each petal with the pliers and curled it up. I repeated this for each petal and each flower part in more mustard.

11. Then with the pen (you can use the white gel pen as well) I pished down on the flower so the petals lift up and it looks more like a cup.

12. Then with my empressor stylus I "worked" the so saffron trio flowers, so the fibers in the cardstock get softened, and they will form a cuplike shape.

13. I did the same thing to the chocolate chip circle.
14. Here are all the parts.
15. Next I took one of the so saffron trio flowers and cut about 3/4 into the center, and overlaped two of the petals, so it can form a cone kind of shape, or more "cuped" shape, and glued it.

16. I did the same thing to one of the more mustard flowers, but I overlaped one petal, and glued it.

17. Now we can put the flower together. I put one really rust flower on bottom, and them on the second one I put tombow glue and secured it on top of the first one, then I did the same thing with the third one. I held my stylus pressing down, so it's glued nicely and securely. Just make sure that the petals are not on top of each other from the different layers, but slightly on a side, this gives it a nice 3-d look :)

18. Now it's turn for the more mustard parts, I did the same thing, in this case because we have one which is cut and glued with 1 petal overlaping, that one goes on top of the other 2.

19. Next I glued the chocolate chip circle inside the so saffron trio flower that was cut and glued with 2 petals overlaping.
20. Next I glued together the other 2 so saffron petals, making sure that they are not overlapping, but all petals (from both flowers can be seen), then I glued the both parts together (the flower with the chocolate chip circle, and the two flowers)

21. Then I glued the whole part in the middle of the flower, and pressed down for 30 sec. with my stylus so it's nice and secure.

22. And the flower is done!
23. For the leaves, I folded on half a piece of old olive cs, and cut by hand a leaf shape. Then with my stylus I made the skeleton of the leaf.

24. Then with paper shapers scissors I cut along the edges (the leaf is folded on half, so both sides get cut the same and in same time)
25. then I shaped with my fingers the edges of the leaves, curling them a little up, and here is the finished leaf :)
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