Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I love Halloween and had so much fun making this! I started with a frame I purchased from a major large box store. Using the insert from the frame as my template, I cut out various pieces of DSP that I already had to use as background paper. I used the Serif Essentials Alphabet and my Big Shot to cut out the letters from chipboard. I covered each letter with Basic Black card stock, some of which I embossed using embossing folders. I used various punches to decorate each letter and Voila! my latest Halloween project.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
As soon as I saw this stamp set in the new Holiday Mini Catalog (p. 19), I knew I had to have it. I enjoyed coloring it in. I have always had difficulty brayering the sky yet wanted the background to be sky like. I used sponges! It was so easy to do and I got the effect that I wanted. I first sponged Tempting Turquoise then sponged Not Quite Navy part way down. I made sure my edges were a bit darker.
I also made a faux button. I cut 5 buttons using the Buttons #5 Sizzlits Die. I carefully glued them on top of each other lining up the button holes. Next I used Crystal Effects over the top and let dry on a piece of wax paper. When dry, I used linen thread.
Stamp Set: Always Thankful
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Regal DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Tempting Turquoise, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Crystal Effects