I bought our Jimmy Buffett at Alpine Valley tickets this week, so either that or the threat of more winter weather this week must have me in a Margaritaville mindset. This card looks better in real life--more muted and artsy. I got the idea to use the glasses as clock hands from Karen Strom-Shikaloff in the Winter 2009 Take Ten publication by Stampers' Sampler.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Very different than most my cards: I used my Cuttlebug to emboss, Outdoor Denim ink, watercolor pencil, waterbrush, and the Intrinsic Backgrounds, Butterflies, and Moments in Time stamp sets. I also sponged in the background, and dribbled water on the lower areas. The words, which are a little difficult to read in the photo, are: "Plant Smiles, Grow Laughs, Harvest Love."
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
I'm planning a card class for February 28 using antique postcards. Here are some examples I made recently using bits and pieces from old cards. They're more impressive in person when you can see how old they are. Most were mailed between 1910 and1920.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Finally...a new post. I haven't been feeling very creative lately, but I think I'm ready to start up again. I made this valentine with Elegant Bouquet paper, which is discontinued, but for sale at a discount right now on my CTMH webpage, and a new CTMH stamp, You Are Beautiful. I think they look great together. I colored the stamped image with water color pencils and blended with a waterbrush.