Archive for January, 2014
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!
This is the final day of the Serendipity Blog Hop and our last die to show you is this beautiful Ladybug! It is so detailed! The scoring and different size circles are just wonderful. It may be cliche, but I immediately thought red, white & black. A little funny, because ALL of the ladybugs we have around here are orange and black. Must be a different variety. Anyway, I die cut 3 ladybugs…1 red, 1 black & 1 white. The red is the main ladybug and I used the lg dots from the black version & small dots from the white version & I added dots w/ a white gel pen to the centers of the lg black dots.. I added a white die cut blossom layer underneath the ladybug and a die cut white flower.
The red background was stamped w/ a cute little ladybug image and some black & white dp that I’ve had forever seemed to be a good match. The greeting was die cut with a fishtail banner & I found a package of little ladybug clothespins so I added it to the banner. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Now I’ll send you on to your next stop…the blog of the wonderful Karen Amidon!
If you came here from Mary’s Blog (Serendipity Challenge Blog), you are in the right place. If not you might want to start there so you won’t miss a thing!
Just in time for Easter, we have this beautiful new bunny die! Isn’t it adorable? And so detailed with the scored lines and flower cuts. I die cut it out of white, then embossed it only on a piece of mint green textured card stock and fussy cut it out to place underneath the white die cut. I also die cut a white solid heart and the scroll heart die. On the scroll heart, I used mint green Copic markers to color it to match the other papers.
After die cutting two layers using the labels 2, I stamped the tiny flower on the top of the large white background and added a strip of dotted paper on the bottom. The greeting was stamped and die cut with a circle die and the larger circle was colored with the same mint green Copic to match.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it’s time to send you on to your next stop the wonderful blog of the talented Karen Amidon!
|Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Somebunnny Loves you, Tiny Flower
|Paper: X-Press It white, dp (Kaisercraft – Chapter One), textured mint green (DCWV)|
|Ink: Kaliedacolor caribbean sea|
|Accessories: Serendipity Bunny die, Solid Heart die, Heart Scroll die, Copic markers, Spellbinders labels 2|