Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs Stampin In Time Challenge SNTODBD48

Since it is the eve of Thanksgving I thought that I would try something new for me, a challenge from  Our Daily Bread Designs and a chance to think of how thankful I am to be able to share my creativity.    I have admired the designers cards on ODBD site.  They create such beautiful cards.  The Bread Basket Bundle that is available each month is becoming by spiritual sustenance.

The theme for the challenge  is to create a Christmas card, gift packaging, gift ideas or anything festive with a Christmas theme.

I used the Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments S4-334, ODBD stamps Vintage Border Background, Holiday Ornaments, Christmas Verses and Christmas Rose.  The stamps  and Spellbinders Die can be found here, one stop shopping. Check out the Bread Basket Bundle a great value.
The inks I used are Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Black Stazon  and VersaMark. I colored the Christmas Rose with mica from Lindys Stamp Gang and the center of the Christmas Rose is Mini Prills and Mica D'Lights from US Art Quest. I also used a few Martha Stewart punches, thick gold embossing powder and a Cheery Lynne die  I hope you enjoy the card as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

TSC24 Ribbons and Lace

Do you remember Janis Joplin  belting out the tune  "Oh Lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz" with her unique raspy voice.
I was inspired by her uniqueness to create this card for The Stampsmith Challenge Ribbons and Lace.

I made a lace background using a piece of lace, sticker paper and glitter then added a piece of cardstock that I embossed with  Peace signs,  cut a Butterfly from a Spellbinders die and painted with Mica Paints from US Art Quest added some pearls, Flowers Soft an antenae. I stamped Janis with versamark on to hot pink and embossed with black embossing power.  I added two rows of funky ribbon, one velvet and one textured.  You can fine Janis along with Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon all on the Rock and Roll, sheet just click here.



                          Here is another take of the picture it  shows the detail in the lace.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle It's a Cultural Thing Blog Hop!

If you hopped here by way of the Sparkle N Sprinkle home blog then you are ready to start.  This is my last blog hop as a designer on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Design team, my card says it all to my fellow Design Team Members and to you the hoppers that participate  and those of you who just look.... YOU'RE FANTASTIC.


I used one of my favorite far east stamp sets to create this thank you card.  You can find the Stamp Set 177 Asian 2 Japanese Lady by clicking here.  I used four stamps from this set to create this card.  I stamped the Japanese Lady on watercolor paper with Stazon and used markers and a water color brush to color her.  I added Celestial Glitter G1031 to her collar and outlined the hexagons on her robe with Starfire Glitter G1017. I embossed the Lanterns with Gold Detail EP168 then colored and cut them out. I embossed the sentiment on watercolor paper with Red Apple EP276 then cut it out with  Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two.  Check out that cool side border.  If you would like to look at the complete instructions then click here.
All of my cards that I have designed for Sparkle N Sprinkle can be found here then type in my name and click on go.

I would like to thank each of you for stopping by and remember to leave a comment to become eligible for  the four great prizes, now I am sending you over to the Amazing Amanda Reed.


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