Archive for the ‘Clip Art’ Category
Don’t you love these beautiful peony images? I think they are just gorgeous and I couldn’t wait to color them. For my first card, I’m using the Unabashedly Upbeat Challenge (PPUPBEAT1) on the Power Poppy Blog. I thought it was an awesome album cover but for some reason I remembered it having some lime green, so I added it. Anyway, I like the lime green added to the mix and that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
I played around with the images for quite a while since my images are digital and I’m not really used to using digital on a regular basis. Originally, I had the peonies and the greeting all on one page, layered on a copyright free script ledger image and a gradient background I made. You can see how it originally looked after I colored in the peonies on the image below. It looked ok, but a tad flat for me, so I printed out another background w/ just the ledger and gradient bg, fussy cut the original Copic colored peonies and put them together like you see above. I added a die cut black frame and die cut the greeting then attached my peonies on top using some dimensional silicone.
|Stamps: Power Poppy – Peonies|
|Paper: X-Press It white, black|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders Resplendent rectangles, matting basics A & B dies, Gimp software (for making background)|
On my second card, I used the Sketch Challenge (PPSketch1) on Power Poppy blog. Again, since my images are digital, I printed out the peonies in a medium/large size and colored them with Copics. Usually I’ll just do an out of the box treatment on the image, but I wanted the peonies to be slightly elevated so I fussy cut them and attached them to a large white oval with foam tape. The green background was die cut w/ one of the matting basics dies then embossed for a little texture. I used the Perfect Paper Crafting mini rulers to cut the 1/16th white mat before adding it all to a die cut coral layer.
I had a little trouble with the two horizontal bands, and I actually ended up using the negative from a die cut flag and backing it with a textured white strip. Two Candi dots in slightly different green shades were added as a finishing touch.
|Stamps: Power Poppy – Peonies|
|Paper: X-Press It white, coral, moss green|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders petite ovals, labels 16, matting basics A & B dies, Candi dots, MFT fishtail banner dies, Lifestyle/Quickutz embossing folder (Chevron set), Perfect Paper Crafting mini layers|
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Today, I’m combining a few challenges from Splitcoast…first my card is for the Free For All (F4A206), to have LOVE somewhere on your project.
|Stamps: DRS Designs – Stacked Love, Woven Plaid, Interlocking Heart Background|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, love letter & angel pink, Colorbox rouge & warm red chalk inks|
|Paper: white, shimmer red, metallic silver, metallic flecked gray|
|Accessories: Quickutz mailbox die, Spellbinders scallop rectangle & rectangles dies|
For a couple of the following Altered Book pages, this first one is for the MIX53 challenge, Layers.
These are all pages from an altered book I made a while back for my sister’s birthday. Since we were born and raised in Texas, I chose to start with the book “Texas” by James Michener. I used quite a bit of text from it, but also a ton of pictures from magazines, especially Texas Monthly, clip art and stamps from a whole bunch of companies. I started by removing some pages and gluing other pages together for stability, then used a variety of colors of acrylic paints to base coat the pages. Then I would use a variety of ink colors and stamped images to create the backgrounds. Then the collage work started with all of the images. This is just a few of the pages…the entire book is around 45-50 double pages with all manner of pockets, fold outs, telescoping images, tags and pull outs. Some tell the history of Texas, some are on individual cities and regions of Texas..some tell about personal family history & experiences, recipes, music & some are just for fun.
I love all the fun images on this page..the only thing that always bothered me is the misspelling of “y’all” on the left page. I cut this out for the size, went ahead and used it, but it still bothers me. I guess the typist just had her contractions confused, since as every Texan knows, y’all is “you all” and the apostrophe goes after the y. And just to be clear, “y’all” is singular, “all y’all” is plural, lol.
And this page is also for the Ways to Use It (WT464), Horses as well as the Mix53.
This is a group of pages (see the angle cuts on the right?) that have a bunch of recipes and pictures of Tex-Mex food and restaurants.
And here we have some Texas music! Is there anything better? I’ve been to the Kerrville Folk Festival and it was always fabulous! And just interesting to me, but one of my cousins lived down the street from one of the ZZ Top members (I won’t say which, lol) and Buddy Holly was a cousin of my dad’s (so I guess he was cousin too) and they were born on the same day, same year. How cool!
Welcome to the Featured Stamper neighborhood, that is! A huge CONGRAtS to my friend and fellow ISC design team member, Joanne. Or jojot as she’s known around here. I’ve been a fan of yours since about the first day I joined SCS. A Christmas card you did was one of, if not the first, card I favorited here.
For my case, I chose Live, Laugh, Love . I kept the basic layout, but omitted a panel, kept the same colors but rearranged them, changed the images, the theme and subbed clip art for dp.
The lg Victorian house (unknwn- it’s wood mounted,but totally unmarked), was stamped w/ coal ink on white c/s. I cut a white frame and used a Spellbinders nestie oval to cut out the center. I trimmed around part of the house, put the frame on top but inserted the cut out parts on top of the frame. The greeting is stamped on the lower edge w/ cardinal ink.
For my bg panels, I pasted some clip art houses into an arrangement I liked, printed them out on white and divided them. Used a black marker on the edges and attached them to slightly larger white panels. I didn’t have any big red brads, so I used the Brilliance ink on them and heat set.
The red bg was printed w/ a slightly larger version of the clip art houses, edged w/ black and attached to a white card. The card measures 5 x 6.5.
Stamps: Unknwn (lg house), GinaK (sentiment)
Paper: white, red
Ink: Ancient Page coal, cardinal, Brilliance rocket red
Accessories: lg brads, foam tape, nesite oval set, black marker, clip art