...for my son's wedding invitations. His fiancee recently brought over this 12x12 scrapbook paper that she liked the idea of to show me what she was thinking about...the form (swirls) more than the colour.
So this was the starting point...
So of course the first thing that popped into my mind was Baroque Motifs!! First I dry brushed the corner with MM Paint...then layered the different colours of swirls, added the flowers, the bling and even if I say so myself I think it turned out "not bad". I have to say..I love recreating patterned papers with my SU supplies.
Here is my version...
Apparently I need to re-ink that ink pad...LOL (It's now soaking...)
Thanks for dropping by...
I got the newest Stampin' Success (demo business magazine we get from SU monthly..full of useful tips and creative inspiration to help you run your SU business) magazine in the mail this week..and my jaw just fell when I saw the SPRING wood blocks on the cover. I immediately wanted to try my own and this evening I got time to play...what do you think?
I had such fun picking and mixing papers and accents.
I plan on offering this class next month so let me know if you are interested!
I painted the block with Chocolate Chip coloured craft paint using a sponge brush. It dried so fast. I put a second coat on the back and sides so it looked nice and dark.
I like them all but I think the G is my fave.
What do you think...would you like to come to a class next month?
Had a great layover in New York...I love that city! I was so excited to go to a gallery in Soho displaying the photographic works of Roberto Dutesco. Unfortunately he was not there himself but one of the assistants was and it was a delight to spend some time with Michael (an Irishman like myself) as he showed me the stunning photos of "The Wild Horses of Sable Island". I recently saw a documentary of Roberto doing this trip. His sensitivity of the horses and the delicate environment of Sable Island touched me so much and I just had to go to the gallery. I am now saving my pennies ... some day I will own on of these amazing photographs. (NOT cheap..I'll own a very small one unfortunately)
Check out this site for more on the Gallery.
And if you are in New York in the near future you can check out his display of flower photos in all the wondows of the Lord & Taylor store. I didn't get there this trip but would have loved to have seen his blown up versions of THESE
as a backdrop to the fashion in the windows.
Anyway....back to card making...LOL
This is a card I forgot to post...it was an SCS colour/sketch combo challenge I think. I could not work the colours into layers so added black trim to everything and I like how it turned out..altho I am still not a big Bold Brights fan.
I am feeling under the weather today so I won't post the details...it is pretty easy to see I think.
Thanks for dropping by (sorry the image is a bit bright I think)
Sicko Sue ;-p
You remember the post I did recently about E's Valentine's class? Well one of the items they made was a glittery tag using my friend Haroldine's uber cool and stunning Burnished Velvet Technique . These are some of the tags they made...
They got really creative with them. You have to sort of work in reverse when doing this technique so it can get quite complicated...
SO..Ms E had a class project that she needed to make based on life in a Medieval Castle....check this out...
Yes that is a glittery castle!!! She did an amazing job..here are some close ups...she cut it all out (yes all the pages too) and did the glittering all on her own. Today she brought it over to bind it on my Bind it All machine. She is such a creative young lady!
I wish you could see the glitteryness of this..lets try one more picture to show you...
ahhh..can you see the sparkle?
Well done E! let me know how your teacher likes it!
Thanks for dropping by! Sue
..because I would never have cards like this in my sampler basket otherwise...LOL
I seem to always stick to my own style and this stamp set is probably one I would never buy myself but that I love. It's so adorable, (OK not because it looks like me with my straw hat on when I am gardening in the Summer!!! LOL) I am just not a "cute" image person. If you had told me we have a stamp set with a girl swinging on a swing I would have had to double check the catalogue because I don't think I even see these style of sets..LOL.
Thank you to Beth (in Manitoba) for this adorable card...I bet you are wishing that your weather was Summerish like this card . Beth has shared how her orders arrive FROZEN solid throughout the winter as they sit in the delivery truck over night most times. Can you imagine??? That's cold!!!
Thank you for playing along Beth! Hope you are keeping warm!!!
This lovely elegant card from Jessie. Beautiful cutting and layering. I always say it's not the difficulty of the technique that counts..it's the execution of the card..it's all in the details. Thanks for playing Jessie!
Expecting a brand new creation from Jessie very soon...a BABY! Looking forward to hearing that news!
Is this not adorable? Liz did this card...check out the mane of the giraffe in the second image...she did it using the frayed ribbon technique. I have not used that technique in a long time. Let me know if you would like a tutorial and I will see what i can do..I have been toying with the idea of doing videos but have not got there yet.
meanwhile...LOOK at this card....
Isn't that the cutest thing?
here is the detail of the mane..
I love everything about this card...the pink sponging, the use of the Itty Bitty background stamp, the circles cut in half...placement of the stars etc etc LOL..you get the idea.
Thanks for playing along Liz...great card. Check our Liz's BLOG HERE and be sure to leave her a message to encourage her to post more often TeeHee
I'll be sharing more cards over the next few days...so come on back!
Thanks for dropping by. Sue
I just mailed out a swap that I did with my downline. I am always in awe of their talent and attention to detail.
This was my card...
I discovered that the Pacific Point cardstock is an amazingly beautiful texture to distress, it's like butter...and then it matches the texture of the cord on the new buttons so nicely too. The little trees are so fun and really easy to cut out if that's what you want to do with them. Apparently I wanted to cut out 36 of them...
Hope the girls like the card.
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Ink: Chocolate Chip; Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Chocolate Chip; Pacific Point; Kiwi Kiss; WWhite; Good Morning Sunshine DSP.
Other: Pacific Point Cord Buttons; Signo White Gel Pen; Circle Cutter; Paper Snips; Distressing Tool; Dimensionals.
Emily and her friends had another fun Valentine's event at her house. This is the third or fourth year now that they have created cool things for their parents and themselves. Mum, Colleen, always makes great goodies and two of the other mums dropped goodies off to for the girls to enjoy...
Rupert wanted to be one of the girls so badly! LOL ...either that or he wanted a cookie too!
Mums get...um...well they might peek so no showing that yet.
It's back to the books for me..two more days of exams....*sigh*