Friday, April 22, 2011

To a friend

Hi, thanks for stoppin by and taking the time to look at my work.

Well, this card is not that difficult to do, but the process of it recked my mind, lol. But once I got the idea it was good to go. This card if for my darling neighbor, that she is all so sweet, She's the kind of person that you just can't be depressed around. In her eye (and really it is) everything around her is perfect and nothing is a terrible problem, don't you just love it. I always use to stop on over her house to have coffee (one of the best around) and lately because of work I haven't seen much of her. So this is a little I appreciate you card I made for her. It was intended to be bright and shinny like she loves those colours, but like always I stuck to my safe and comfy earthtones, lol, oh anyway, I think she'll like it, she's so easy to please, lovely person.

Okay to the "nitty gritty" lol, I don't know how to explain to well this project so I'll do it in steps so I won't miss out on anything, well I hope!!! Top to bottom lets go:
  1. The ribbon, oh, that was a beaty that came out of a big boo-boo, lol. I took some white ribbon and sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist in walnut. Then I inked the edges in distress ink in Walnut Stain (fav). Okay the big boo-boo, I heat dryed the glimmer guessed it....ORGANZA! almost melted before my eyes, lol. Had no idea organza was so not heat resistant. But, I noticed that it gave it a crinckled, burnt (dah) old look to!....I loved it. So that's the organza ribbon saga, lol. but really if you want to give a old look to organza ribbon just heat it up and thats the result, make it a little longer than the acutal size becuase it will shorten on you.
  2. The back of the card, which is the dark brown pp on the back is actually light weight chipboard that I cut just about oh half and inch for the edge of the tag so I could give it that slanted effect to it. I ink the edges up before putting on the pp, any kind of dark dye ink would do it just to give the chipb. a more finish look. On the back of the chipb. is just dark brown cardstock, and just glue them down.
  3. The card itself is just a manilla folder I had that I cut up in a tag style close to the fold of the paper, so when I finished cutting it I would get the folded card effect (hope that made sense). Then I stamped a french script stye stamp on the front and clear heat embossed it. I took Glimmer Mist in Walnut and spayed it. After I inked the edges of the front of the card with Walnut Stain DI, love how it gave that ghost like effect to the letters. Then I stamped with Staz On Black ink this wonderful stamp set called Botanical Garden from Pink Paisley, just love it. Took a cut out of a pp from the same company and collection of the butterflies, inked the edges and glued it on slightly slanted so the images would show through. Cut out some butterflies from the pp of Bo Bunny's Gabrielle collection and glued on.
  4. The flowers are punched out of an EK Success punch, I think its called Retro Flower. To give it that little design on the tip of the petal I took a regular hole puncher and half way into the little hole I placed the petal and you get that half punch effect. Then just painted the flower to coordinate with the tag and added my bling in the middle. The little dot are just done with a black pen, good to give it detail.
  5. So it won't be just all so flat to give it some dimension I put the tag on pop dots, and held the card shut with a.....hehehe.....homemade, imitation style Tim Holtz paper clip. Just used a regular paper clip and inked it with alcohol inks from ranger in Pitch Black and Expresso.
I didn't do it here but you can also take the chipb. and make a little mount on the back so a person can display the card like a picture frame, it's not hard to do. If you want a tutorial on it just leave me a message or email me and I try to make a video out of it or a step by step pic tutorial.

Well hoped you liked my "little" explanation, thanks again for stoppin by, bye!!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lilly's birthday card

Hi, well like the title reads, its a card for Lilly my neighbor, shes such a nice person. Shes a true enabler in all thats scrapbooking. My neighbor loves two things butterflies and angels, so I tried to incorporte the two. Fortunatly both are in style now and its easy to find something with butterflies or angels.

The card may look complicated but its really simple. What is the most time consuming is the fancy cutting, but all in all its just layering, layering and some layering, lol. the pp are from Pink Paisley Botanical Garden collection, Crate Papers Portrait collection, and some Romantique and Once Upon A Springtime fancy cutting. Like always distressed the edges of the first two layer and cut the edges of the top layer with some fancy cutting siccors that has a postcard kind of edge to them. Used them also on the postage style stamp in the upper left corner. On the "L" and the butterfly I put on some stickles in "Diamond". Can't write enough on how great that stickle is, it goes with everything, love it!!!

Hope you like my card, if you still have any questions or doubt, feel free to leave me a comment or you can email me. Thanks for stopping by, take care!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

HERMANAS (sisters)

Hi, hope everyone is well. Now with this layout I had such a hard time, lol, because the papers from the Bo Bunny collection "Gabrielle" are so rich in beautiful detail, I just didn't know where to start without destroying or covering some lovely design. So I made my selection of the main pp and just "literaly" stared at it for about fifteen minutes before even thinking of what to do or where to start, lol, lol. My husband would pass by the room and say "still?", lol, I'd scream "leave me alone your destroying my mental process", hahahaha, and we'd start laughing!!!

Okay, on to the knitty gritty. Here when I finally decided to dive into it, I started by ripping the paper. First I placed the photo and ripped away at the main pp. Inked the edges with walnut stain distressed ink (the one I used throughtout the who lo), then sandwiched in the middle a pp of graphics 45 Once upon a springtime so it would show between the ripps. I didnt want to curl both sides of the torn part so it would have more interest so I just added a brad to one side. I'm a brad freak, but Im in rehabilitation on that part, lol. Then I matted the photo with some postcard I cut out of the Once upon a sprintime collection. I also fancy cut the little baby on the bird that has the ribbon in the peak, just love how it looks like the bird is trying to fix the torn paper. The pink of the ribbon and the pink of the torn part seemed to go well, I hope, lol. Then added a bunch of tags everywhere, again from OUAS collection. To top it off I made my own flowers, painted them, and scattered them around the page. I tried no to over add colour to this layout, because I thought it would make the page to complicated, seeing that it is so elaborate already, so I just made the flower a simple tone on tone by just distressing the edges painting the centre a olive green, misted them with smooch brown colourand added some colour in the centre so they wouldn't white wash with the background.

Okay I hope that made sense, lol. Im not good at describing my ideas in words, lol. Thats why I post my lo's way before I acutally post them on my blog, got to better my timing, geesh!!!

Thanks for stopping bye any doubts or question leave me a comment or email me, thanks again!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Once Upon A Springtime

Hi, well this was sure fun, lol, so much fancy cutting and painting, but it was worth it. I love it because it seems so playful and fun, but of course with distress, can't lose that vintingie feel, lol!!!
Well here I distressed the edges of the two layers of the 12x12 papers with walnut stain. The flat flowers, bunnies, fairies and tags are all from the Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime. The other flowers with the green center are punched out and painted by me. Thought I'd try my hand at stitching, hope it came out alright, wasn't so easy for me, but I tried, lol. On the fairies wings I put some stickles on them in Diamond and on the coats of the bunnies on the bottom and skirt I put distress stickles in Rock Candy.
Seems complicated but was very simple to put together, hope you like it, any question leave me a comment or email me, thanks for stoppin bye!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

"Remember this moment" (graphic 45 collection "Once upon a springtime")

Hi, this is a card I recently did and I wanted to do a blue toned card and since this collection is so rich in colour, its greens, blues and pinks are just fabulous.

Here I matted two layers on baby blue heavyweight cardstock in linen texture. Then as not to mat so much I distressed inked the edges of the layers in Chipped Saphire and distressed. I used two die-cut tags from the collection and distressed inked the edges in Walnut Stain. I fancy cut the little bird and baby in the bottom left corner inked and put it on pop dots. The ribbon is of my stash and I had a variety of ribbons that would of gone great here but I didn't want to hide that wonderful pp so I saw this ribbon and thought "perfect" I inked the edges a little with Vintage Photo distress inks and loved it, gives it a move vintagi, shabbish look to it, lol, I hope. The flowers I punch out with my Ek success punch in small and inked the edges with Chipped Saphire and Black Soot distress inks then with my fine tip black marker I gave the petals some little dots and cut little triangles at the edge of every petal (like the dogwood flower) smooshed misted it in yellow and added the bling in the middle. The words are from my new clear stamp that says "Remember the moment" thought it was a good buy because it just fits any activity or occasion.

Thanks for stoppin by and looking, hope you liked, bye!!!

Untitled (graphic 45's "Once upon a sprintime" collection)

Hi, thanks for stoppin by and looking at my very difficult card I did, lol, well diffcult for me, lol. But must admitt was a labor of love.

Here my challenge was I wanted to use the border from one paper to frame the die-cut thats in the center, but, the big "but", I wanted the frame to look like it wasn't cut, if not all in a continuous line like it was made just that size. Oh boy, lol, the simplest things are so hard sometimes and the funniest part that when I was done with the card my DH said "but why did you go through all that just to cover up the corners,  no one can see anything anyway"......yeah.....I know......but such is life.

Okay, after that little tid bit, lol, let go to the details, apart from my little querk, its pretty simple I fancy cut the bunny in the corner and the little flowers on the bottom of the bunny all on pop dots. The butterfly in the top left corner is from the Bo Bunny "Gabrielle" collection that  I fancy cut from pp and the two little butterflies that I also fancy cut on the flowers is from the graphic 45's Romantique collection. The flowers are from my stash of flowers I have for other hobbies and I put together with some leaves. The little wires are the wire stems from the flowers that I just twirl in a sprial and give it some more detail. Like always using my stickle in "Diamond" to give that shimmer.

Well hoped you like, if you still have any question or comments I'll be happy to read or answer as best as I can, thanks!!!

Untitled (graphic 45's Once upon a springtime)

Hi, well this was fun to do, lol, loved all the fancy cutting I had to do (and I don't like to fancy cut) because I like how it turned out. At least the distressed inks on the edges help hide any mistakes, lol.

Here I used olive green heavyweight cardstock in linen texture. Did some matting to frame the center printed paper and inked almost everything here with Walnut Stain distress ink. The two tags in the middle are die-cut from the collection and the banner at the bottom and the bunny are cut outs for the papers. The butterflies are from Bo Bunny's "Gabrielle" paper collection and the film strip in the back is an embellie I brought at my local scrapbooking store. Wonderful store here in Puerto Rico so if your every around stop by at "Scrappers Place", the owner has a site that I try to put up the link (computers and me dont mix).  Did my own little bling swirls on top and to give the tags some strength for twine I used I just used the same olive green cardstock to mat them. Oh and used stickles to give some highlight to certain parts.

Hope you liked thanks for stopping bye!!!

untitled (graphic 45 "once upon a springtime"

Hi, I brought about a week or two ago this WONDERFUL, paper collection from graphic 45's "Once upon a springtime". I must say its sooooo rich in colour and design, well like all there work, but this one just seems to pop.

Well for this card I did a lot of matting to define the edges so the pinks and beiges wouldn't mix and white wash together, give it a nice thin border around. Used an olive green linen textured cardstork for the base of the card heavyweight of course (because of the matting) and distressed the edges with walnut stain.

Tried to keep the front as simple as possible because I just fell in love with that printed paper of the pink flowers. It's so beautiful in itself that I tried not to cover it up much. So I took on of the die-cut tags that are already in the back of the collection and distress inked the edges again with walnut stain. I do that to all the little front elements so that the won't fade into the background, because all the colours are so similar. The little round circle with the flower is also a die-cut. The butterflies are from Bo Bunny's "Gabrielle" paper collection thats out. It also is wonderfully awesome. I used this ivory ribbon I had to give it a bit of a more romantic girly feel to it. The brown paper in the corner is again to set the tag apart from the background to give it that sense of dimention and ripped the edge of the brown paper to give it a distressed feel and inked it as well is WS ink.

Thanks for stoppin by and looking hope you liked it and most important found it useful and got ideas, bye!!!