I dont like making the same card twice... so this is just another version of the previous card... also.. with my twigs...>vbg<
Friday, September 18, 2009
I mentioned a few days ago.. that I was in an orange mood... well it started out when I found the middle pre stamped imaage in one of my boxes. I decided to use it.. and came up with 2 similar cards... there was something missing... and whilst hangin up my washing.. i spied a small twig lying in the ground...and thought to myself..."that's gonna work perfectly with my current cards".. and with autumn colours.. the twigs just worked...
Posted by Shamela at 8:42 PM
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
It might not look like it, but this one had quite a bit of work to it. I stamped the Geisha Girl (www.paperinspirations.com) and masked her to stamp first the chinese writing on the one side and then the crackle design on the other.
I then foiled details in her hair and the top of her dress and chalked her eyes, cheeks and lips for colour... finally stamped and cut out the little fan. I don't particularly think this is my best work... there is definitely room for improvement....fortunately I only had to make 17 of these...LOL
Posted by Shamela at 11:15 AM
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Now I am a sucker for punishment.... I stamped the word "fall" indivually and had to cut and mount them individually.... fortunately for me... if I remember correctly, we only had to make 17 of these...
the tree is one of hero arts (www.heroarts.com) discontinued stamps...
Posted by Shamela at 5:23 PM
I am frantically trying to catch up on my RSA group's birthday cards... it's been a busy year and I have neglected my stamping friends. Orange is my colour this week, and as soon as my recipients have received their cards I'll upload them for you to see. I have a strange method of creating... there never is a plan... I work with what I have at that moment in time.. and come up with an idea. I definitely don't like making loads of the same cards... that's boring, but when it comes to my ATC, MOO and other swaps, I definitely make an exception - the end result of getting back all those lovely ideas and creations from fellow stampers is worth the tedium
have a stampendous day all
have a stampendous day all
Posted by Shamela at 3:16 PM
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Distressing and paper tearing are some of my favourite techniques. A friend needed a card urgently.... guess they think it takes all of 2 minutes to make a card... it can happen when the creative fairy shines her little wand at you... anyway.... it had to have a guitar on the front and of course as luck would have it... i didn't have a guitar stamp. Stickers to the rescue... Anyway... the client was thrilled with the result and that's all that matters... I am stuck in a rut with colours though.... its brown again!
I just love Penny Black stamps. This is one of their older brush stroke stamps- the background is one of my favourite watercolour backgrounds. Its really easy to do on gloss cardstock with kaleidacolor ink pads. Background stamp is a scroll stamp from Hero Arts (www.heroarts.com) as well as the word stamp on the front.
I usually make a full A4 page of the background and when in a rush all you need to do is stamp layer and embellish. Voila!... all done.
Posted by Shamela at 8:41 PM
I think I go thru phases with colours... this time round i was obsessed with greens & browns. I think I made this for one of my card making friends Birthday earlier this year. The elegant lady stamp was borrowed so I am not sure of the manufacturer. Background flower stamp is a penny black (http://www.pennyblackinc.com/) stamp.
Posted by Shamela at 8:31 PM
The template for this card was also found in the Australian stamping and papercraft magazine. I however used my Penny Black (www.pennyblackinc.com) background stamps to stamp the black and grey image on white cardstock. I also added some ric rac to the edge and and off cut of black cotton lace to the top of the shoe. To finish off a little black and white flower, a tag and some bling!
Posted by Shamela at 8:28 PM