Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Your Love

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
This card is really late, it should have posted Monday.  But Life Issues reared their "non creative heads" and demanded my full attention.  Anymahoo, this week over at The Outlawz, The Greetings Challenge is  KRAFT, BURLAP AND BEADS.  My original plan was to create something using one of the stick pins my friend Teresa sent me almost two years ago.  Her pins are so pretty; I can't  use them (crazy, right?)

September 27, 2013

 I think I have found the style of card that will become my "go to" card base.  I don't know why it appeals to me so much, but it does.  I am also happy, again, to be able to create without using an image.

I struggled with the center of my flower.  I needed to pick up the brunt orange from my CS and my Leaves.  I tried pearls, brads and button, none of which gave me the effect I was seeking.  Just as I was about to swap out my flower, for one made from crinoline, I decided to try a big glob of copper glitter glaze.  It was a round ball until my hubby stuck his finger into it!  Men, really?

Isn't this wonderful printed burlap just fabulous!  I only have a yard, so I use it sparingly!

I love it when a project come together on my drafting table just as I put it together in my head.

Plain Card Stock: Bazill (Black and Butterscotch)
Kraft Card Stock:  Recollections
Sentiment Stamp: Unity Stamp Company Itty Bitty Stamp
Printed Card Stock: Graphic 45 Steampunk Spell Collection
Burlap: Printed Burlap Posta - Joann.com
Flower: Prima Marketing, Bellas
Brads: Prima Lady Bird Collection (Dream Brad)
Cream Pearls: Want2Scrap; Leaves: Recollection
Inks: Momenta Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
Misc.: Scor-Tape, Eyelets, Scrapper's Glue, Magnets (for closure)

My Favorite Stampy Technique - Shopping Our Stash

Hi, Crafty Peeples! The challenge at Shopping Our Stash this week asks crafter's to show off their favorite "Stampy" Technique.  Well, those of you who are regular visitors to my blog know that I really don't do a lot of techniques.  I am pretty much a straight on basics kind of designer.  I know how to do a lot of techniques, but my mind does not immediately go there. As this design took shape, I knew I was in trouble. Here goes.

  I colored this image over two months ago. She and her companion pieces have s been propped up on my WIP (Work In Process) stand ever since. As a matter of fact, these items were sitting there just as they appear here.  I often know how I want a focal group to look, but deciding on which project to use them is another thing all together.  Usually, I wait until the spirit moves me.  I find if I force a design, it does not present well.  At least not to me. Once the decision to use this grouping was made,  I only needed to scor-tape it to my card base.  I cleared away 4 Stash items, 5 if you count the ribbon.
Note: The corrugated cardboard was painted (acrylic) spritzed and then lightly sanded.

The inside panel is where my "Stampy" technique can be seen (such as it is).  I used the "Bordered Sentiment" technique.  This is another focal that actually started its life as the front of this card, but in my warped view of things, it works so much better on the inside.  The white panel on the right provides lots of room to write a personal note!

Images: (Front, digital) Lacy Sunshine Stamps
(Inside, rubber) Unity Stamp Company-Itty Bitty Stamps
Papers: Bazzill Basics - Black, Grey, White
Other papers: Scraps from My Stash
Copics: YR02, Y13, C4, N0, C3
 Misc. Y's, G's, R's and B's (For paint cans and splatter)
Chalks: Yellow and Orange
Sharpie: Black Fine Point
Ribbon: Amy Tangerine Ribbons
Brads: My Stash
Hope you like it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hugz,  Chana