Friday, June 29, 2012

Stamped Love Card

This card uses one of my favorite stamps - the Key collage by Unity. The sentiment is from the same set. I couldn't decide what color ribbon or lace to add to this card, and the gray cardstock and gray and black inks definitely needed a bit of color. So I went with yellow, since the gray/yellow combo seems to be hot right now!

This card is entered at the Moxie Fab love challenge.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hello card

I loved the typewriter card and "mod" card examples on the Moxie Fab Hello card challenge, so I wanted to try combining the two elements!

Here's my white embossed "mod" border (Mint Motif) combined with a typewriter from Unity Stamp Co.

I don't usually make square cards but I wanted to try something different than my usual standard rectangle. The card isn't crooked, I guess I just took the picture from a funny angle so it looks a little off.

I need to look up an embossing tutorial because my embossing is always a little wonky!

Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rainbow Thank You Card

This card is for the Thank You challenge at Moxie Fab. I realized too late that I have no violet/indigo/purple ink! Woops! So my rainbow is scientifically inaccurate, and it felt a little short in size. So I added some bling to overcompensate. :)

I'm enjoying the focus on stamping (and simpler cards) at Moxie Fab this week. I might have to check out their Stamp it! Card issue!


Barcode Greeting Card

I made this clean & simple card for the Congrats challenge on the Moxie Fab blog. The challenge was to using stamping as the primary element on the card.

A barcode really doesn't have anything to do with saying "Congrats", does it? Maybe I should put on the inside "All I bought you was this card." Ha.

But I love this Claudine Hellmuth rectangles stamp and wanted to see how it would look as a barcode, so voila!

I did color in 2 of the rectangles with a colored pencil, so it would look more "barcode-y"

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Paper Quilting Collage

I made this collage for the sewing theme on Take a Word. The background is an old sewing pattern, with a few rips in it. I added patchwork pieces from my scrap paper pile. The zigzag stitching and buttons are stamps from Unity Stamp Co. The sentiment is also a stamp by Unity.

This collage is in an altered book that I've been working on for a class by Altered Book Lover.

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Father's Day Shadowbox

I've been working on a Shadow Box to give my husband for Father's Day and I think he's really going to like it! The background is John Deere Scrapbook paper, and then I added some additional elements to it:

- shipping tag stamped with key collage (Unity Stamp Co) onto which I added ribbon, a key (K&Co) and a sentiment.
- Die cut leaves layered over a flooring sample (thrift store)
- heart sticker border (Wal Mart), green ribbon, twine
- A chipboard frame distressed, and then #1 Dad stickers added behind it on cardstock

I also added a slide frame covered with an NC map fragment and a play $5 bill tied up in a roll. Those will sit inside the frame, but I couldn't get a good picture with the glass in the frame, so that's why the picture is taken without.

The hardest part of this project has been trying to get a decent picture, where the kids are actually smiling and looking at the camera! No luck on that so far, but other than the picture the shadowbox is done!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Spiral Collage

This is a page in an altered book I'm working on.  The butterfly is stamped and then cut out from 2 pieces of thin blue paper, thicker than tissue paper but a similar texture. I added lots of spirals, flowers, rub-ons and "bling" to the butterfly's trail.

This collage is posted at Collage Obsession's Spiral challenge.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Cary Creative Center display

The Artist's Marketplace at Cary Creative Center displays and sells artwork by area artists, with a focus on those who incorporate reuse materials into their art.

Currently, I have several cards, notebooks, collage and other items on display. Stop by the Cary Creative Center and check it out!