Tuesday, May 25, 2010

June Card Class Peek

Okay, here is a peek at one of the cards from my upcoming June Card Class. This card was inspired by one that I had the chance to do at CHA. It involves a technique that even Claudia hasn't done yet. You use a background stamp and Versamark ink, then emboss with clear powder. After that, you can paint into the flowers with ink, using the embossing as a resist. It is really alot of fun. If you live in the area, come out to my class at Scrap Tales on June 12th and give it a try! You could also stop by the store to see all of the class samples at once.
The beautiful paper here is Devonshire by Kaisercraft.

Way Too Long

Wow! It has been WAAAYYYY too long since my last post. I am so sorry. I have been working hard on a couple of new possibilities. If anything happens with them, this will be an exciting year, indeed. Hopefully for all of us.
Also, the Scrap Wars program has started and I have been drafted as a captain. I am planning on taking this biweekly opportunity to really stretch myself. I am hoping to have the presence of mind to actually photograph my work from now on (unlike this week) so that I can show people what I am up to. This first week's project was to use paper we were given from My Mind's Eye. I made a page that I am really proud of, but it prompted Victoria to exclaim, "Wow, that's alot of flowers!" To which I responded by adding another flower. I was challenging myself to excess. It was not necessarily excessive for others, but it definitely was for me--and I love it!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Victoria's Big Year

I had a great time making this page in honor of Victoria in her senior year. The paper is a beautiful Reminisce collection. The Swirl is the Bazzill 'N Stitchz pattern with Balger cord in silver. Most of the other extra goodies were made using the Silhouette. The rose and her name were both cut on the machine using the new velvet paper. (I made a few extra roses for Scrap Tales. I only wish the paper came in yellow, too.) The rhinestone 2010 was made using the numbers from the rhinestone beginners kit for the Silhouette. The block M is University from the Quickutz company cut out of the velvet. The "paper" behind it is actually white card stock with a design drawn with the sketch pens. The design uses the Maverick horse logo and words that spell out her school name and all the activities that she was involved in. (I am starting a Silhouette club on May 18th at Scrap Tales, and the first month we will be discussing ways to use the sketch pens. This technique is definitely going to be tried.)