Monday, April 18, 2011

H2H bunny hop

Welcome to Heart to Heart Bunny Hop. Anyone is able to join (as long as you use CTMH) but you can only your project today, April 18th. I wanted to do this but i didn't think i was gonna have the time. Well..... i came home sick today so i was able to do a quick card. I pulled off a CAS. i don't know how it happened. I must be sick. But it is a CASE too. that probably helped alot. I used an old sotm for the argyle that is stamped in key lime. the green circle and butterfly are inside the card, so i created a window with my spellbinders. On the butterfly is stamped happy spring (its kinda hard to see here, sorry) from an upcoming sotm. I just masked the bunny that was on top of the phrase. I used our new clear buttons, they worked awesome for this. The original design didn't have the ribbon on top, but i thought it was a little to plain up there. It was suppose to be an A2 card but i cut wrong so its 4 1/2 x 4 1/4. Here is my great inspiration. Its from Damask Love (yay for watermarks on photos. i would have never known it unless it was there. I just save photos in a folder, whatever it was called is what it says. ) Now don't forget to H2H to check out the rest of the bunny hop.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spotlight Blog Hop - My Creations

Hello and welcome to April's blog hop. This month we are featuring My Creations. This includes albums and cubes and our newest item, pennants. I hope you enjoyed Adeline's creation. Next in the hop is Haley with her crafty item. I chose to spotlight our newest item, My Creations Pennants. These are made out of sturdy chipboard and can be used together or seperate. I decided to make just some art for my craft room useing only one pennant. I might make this into a series and make more. I love that I have that option. Here is my creation. Its a little bit of mixed media. There is alot going on but its not too busy. Great thing about this being chipboard is you can emboss this with a plate and your cuttlebug. I wet it down with water before embossing to get a better image. I used PTI Giga Guidelines Impression plate. It has that damask feel to it. Plus its metal so it embosses better on thicker items like this.

(my attempt of detail shot of embossing. didn't really work)

In crafting, you don't make mistakes. There is aways an opportunity to cover them up. I started this project with Vineyard Berry. Then I looked up. I swear my craft room was decorated with a wine color, not red. But to my surprise, there is red staring back at me. Darn. Its ok. I can fix it. Out comes my cranberry ink pad. Just ink over the vineyard berry (which made the color more a blood red, YES. Love it even more) and now you would never know. MUHAHA (thats my evil laugh, not sure why I even try). Yes, the rose ribbon (or just one part of it) is from CTMH. But we don't carry black roses. Again, ink comes to the rescue. I just took out my handy dandy spray pen in black ( this is made by mixing create a shade, black reinker and rubbing alcohol) and sprayed. I also did that on the scrap paper I used to make the bottom part of the rose. It is a spiderweb border punch. Just scrunch into a cirlce and its makes a cool looking flower. (if you haven't quite guessed, my style is a little gothic. a skull might end up on the project somehow). The stickers i used to spell create, those started off kraft with swirls. I inked them (yes, ink was my friend on this project. my hands are still a little inky) and kept the swirl idea by stamping damask tiles and embossing in white. ( i wished i had white CTMH embossing powder. what i have didn't melt as smooth and can't really see the detail of the stamp. guess what is going in my next order) I told you this had a lot of details....I'm not even done. UGH. I will make the rest of this simple. Colored rhinestones black and added the to my stickers. Ribbon was mesh so i was able to push it up and down and make a different look to it. I punched out the ticket, stamped and embossed in black. Only one part of it is adhered, and that is with foam tape. I gathered ribbon at the bottom to hide the seam where im impression plate ended. The buckle I had from my jewlery making stash, and so is the chain I used on top to hang. Did I forget anything? SOrry if i did, but Im gonna end this because my dog decided to lay on my lap and this is hard to type. I will the deets later if you would like. Again, next on the hop is Haley