Thursday, April 28, 2011

Commissioned cards

My DIL wanted to give cards to the people that she worked for in the taxation office since it is the end of the season for the office where she works. Here are the ones that I designed for her. The first two are Jack Russell Terriers. The picture were cut from old calendars. The two ladies that she worked with have Jack Russells.

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This one is a card for one of the men. The images were layered and a treble clef brad was added to the bow.

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The picture of the Lavender Lady was created with clip art that was taken off the internet. The lady was cut out and I used a piece of sticky foam to give dimension. I used diamond stickles in her hair and on her necklace.

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The Steampunk Couple was made using a collage picture from Altered Pages called Steampunk. The cog at the bottom was received in a swap. I mounted a watch face over the couples' faces and filled it with diamond glaze. This gives the illusion that there is glass in the watch face.

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This card was made using a picture called the collage sheet called Golf by Altered Pages. It was layered with coordinating cardstock and golfing embellishments were added to compete the design

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Swap Cards

These are card that I created for Card Swappers. The Thinking of you card uses a collage picture from "White Collage" available from Altered Pages.

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This step card was made using pictures from the collage sheet "Antique Sewing" available from Altered Pages. The stamped image of the dress form was from an old rubberstamp that I have.

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These are swap cards for the group Just Cards. The Blue Card with the pitcher is called The Delft Technique. You may find it on Splitcoast Stampers. I had difficulty with the tile effect, so I cheated. When I had the lines dry embossed, I put a strip of low tack tape along each one. That way when I stamped the image, the lines were not stamped over. The Mother's Day card uses an image from Altered Pages. I used a piece of material for the corner of Pink, Yellow and Orange card, and highlited it with stickles. The Sketch card uses paper lace and chipboard buttons and a little mesh.

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Here is the Victorian Fan that I made for a swap for Art For The Creative Mind. I used a doily and a stick from a foam sponge applicator. The Butterflies are rub ons, Liquid Pearls was used on the middle of each ruffle, gold paint was rubbed on for a little colour and then small 1/2 pearls were added along with ribbon.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Garden Journal

Here is a sample of the Garden Journal that I submitted to Altered pages

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Layered Card

Here is a card I made using a number of layers. I inked up a cuttlebug folder with Antique Brown placed a page from an old book into it and ran it thro the cuttlebug. The bird is from Altered Pages collage sheet entitled "Vintage Birds Cards. The words " Birds Bring Music to My Garden" was printed on the computer.


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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 3 of Creativity

Day3: What words or phrases do you find inspiring and why?

I really like the phrase " You shouldn't be doing that" especially now that I have had a major heart attack. The reason I respond to this phrase is because it encourages me to continue my life the way it was before the heart attack just maybe a little slower. I do not want people feeling sorry for me and I will not let my medical condition hold me back.

I may not be the same as I was before, but I am alive and plan to live my life to the fullest.