Saturday, July 24, 2010

And another...

Apparently I miscounted when I thought I was done with baby cards and I actually had one more to do! Here it is! I based it of this week's mojo monday sketch 148 and designed it to match along with this box that I made some time ago and will use to package up the gift in - I'm glad I finally found a good use for it! I love all the white space on this card.

Stamps: SU pun fun, congrats (retired)
Ink: Stazon jet black, basic gray, pretty in pink, so saffron
Paper: SU ww, pretty in pink, spring fling (retired)
Ribbon: SU 1/4" pretty in pink grosgrain
Misc: aquapainter, dimensionals, CB swiss dots embossing folder

Note: The only non SU item is the CB swiss dots embossing folder however, Stampin' Up! carries the perfect polka-dots embossing folder which is very similar and easily substituted.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dandelion Flurry

It's been a while again since I last posted and will probably be a while again following this post. Since Grant is a teacher, he has the summer off and we've been spending lots of time doing things and visiting people we didn't have time to during the school year.

One of the small things we have done is create the following canvas for our future bedroom in the house we're building. We've had this dark gray dandelion flurry decor element from Stampin' Up! for a long time but never put it together because we were waiting to decide what colour our new sheets would be so we could match the canvas to them. Our duvet is a nickel colour - which matches nicely with the dark gray and the sheets are a dark red (although the canvas looks a bit brighter in the photo). We love the way it turned out. This is actually a very large canvas too 30" x 40". For the time being we have it hanging in our living room.

As for our house, it's coming along very nicely and quickly. They are really ahead of schedule at this point so we are getting excited! Here's a pic for those who are interested!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

CASEing my own CASE

I loved this newlywed card I posted earlier so much that I decided to recreate it using tangering tango which is similar to my cousins wedding colour!I love the way it turned out. The only other difference I made between this version and the prevous (other than the colour) are: 1) the white cardstock was cut a bit smaller to create a larger black border behind it and 2) I lined up the black brads a little better in the corner.

Stamps: SU Because I Care (hostess), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: SU tangerine tango, old olive, StazOn jet black
Paper: SU ww, crumb cake, basic black, watercolour paper
Ribbon: SU 1/4" basic black grosgrain
Misc: SU sponge dauber, aquapainter, blender pens, brads

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Newlywed CASE

I fell in love with this card on SCS featuring the new level 1 hostess set "Because I Care" and decided to CASE it! To create the background, I made a template then used my sponge daubers to sponge crumb cake (formerly known as kraft) ink within the template. I didn't do my sponging quite as evenly as the card I CASEd becuase I kind of like the texture it gives. Then I stamped the image on watercolour paper in StazOn jet black ink - StazOn prevents the image from bleeding when you add the water. I then watercoloured it in cherry cobbler and picked darkened the centers with the same ink using my blender pens. For the leaves I used my old olive marker and coloured the bottom of the petals and used the aquapainter again to blend the colour upwards for shading!

I didn't have any satin black ribbon and it just didn't look right with crumb cake taffeta ribbon so I settled for this black grosgrain - not quite the same elegant effect though. As for the black brads I did use another company because SU didn't have them at the time but they are now available in the new catalogue.

Don't forget to check out this post with all the new catalogue details!

Stamps: SU because I care (hostess), teeny tiny wishes
Ink: SU cherry cobbler, old olive, StazOn jet black
Paper: SU ww, crumb cake, basic black, watercolour paper
Ribbon: SU 1/4" basic black grosgrain
Misc: SU sponge dauber, aquapainter, blender pens, brads
Brads: SU

Thursday, July 1, 2010

2010-2011 New Catalogues Available Now

Today is the day the new 2010-2011 catalogues are available to view and purchase from. You can find a permanent link to the new catalogues on my sidebar!

2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue 2010-2011 Definitely Decorative