Wednesday, March 17, 2010


This is for the midnight madness challenge found here:

I used white as my base, then black as my mat. I measured my bg with a ruler so it would be even. I used rose red for my flowers from Pretty Amazing, cut the and popped them up using glue dots. The hummingbird, I stamped on a previously stamped image that I didn't like, then I cut it and popped it up. I added brads because the corners needed something.

Here is the card:

This card I made for splitcoaststampers sketch challenge.

I used white as my base, black as my mat, then stamped my flowers using bravo burgandy, rose red and old olive. The bg is stamped in mellow moss.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Creating again!

Hello fellowette bloggers! I decided to actually blog about my latest creation today. Splitcoast stampers had a challenge, "technique lovers challenge" I never do these, but I thought I would peek to see what it was. It was a challenge to make your own designer paper. So, I decided to use a technique I made up maybe 2 yrs ago or so. It is a combination of elements from like three different techniques.

I call the technique, SMOOSH, SQUISH AND SPRAY:
As you can see from my card, there seems to be a lot of movement on my background panel, that is due to the technique.

1. take a baggie, cut it along the side and along the bottom. I feel ziplocks work best.
2. open the baggie like a book
3. find coordinating colors, I used regal rose, and pink passion (stamp pads only)
4. on one side stamped the regal rose using your stamp pad, cover the side of the baggie
5. then stamp pink passion on the other side using the stamp pad, cover this side of the baggie
6. close the baggie, smoosh the colors together using a bone folder, go over the entire portion of the baggie with the bone folder
7. open the baggie, take a spritzer full of water, and a few drops of red food coloring, shake to mix, then spray one spray on each side of the baggie
8. close quickly then open again
9. take watercolor paper or glossy photo paper. Use glossy side out 2 pieces, otherwise fold your watercolor paper in half.
10. place on inside of baggie
11. close baggie, use bone folder to squish all the colors together, do for several seconds until desired effect is achieved.
12. open baggie, take paper out, if you use watercolor paper, you may want to take a heat gun to dry the paper, it will be soggy.
13. go rinse out your baggie for next use
14. use your new smoosh, squish, and sprayed image for your project.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Too long

It has been way too long since I have blogged last. I try not to stay on the computer too much because it just irritates my arms. I have another doctor appointment in about 2 weeks. I'm wondering if he will suggest another surgery. The PA, gave the inclination that doctor would suggest that due to the deterioration of the muscles in my arm. He suggested that the doctor might want to get rid of the dead tissue. I'm sure I have a lot since this is a chronic issue I've had for 4 yrs. This next surgery will hopefully be the last one, as it was always the secondary issue to the insides of my elbows. 4 years is way too long to deal with this.

But anyway, I'm not hear to blah, blah, blah about my arms all day, too sick of it. I'm here to showcase my latest works. I was invited to participate in a midnight madness challenge, and this is the card I made for it

I used melon mambo as my base, then added bella blue dsp, my mat is lavendar lace and my image is stamped in rich razzleberry. tfl and all your nice comments.