Sunday, May 31, 2009

Super Sketchy Sunday - Day 92

ah, sunday... what a lovely sunny one we are having here in richmond, bc! 20 degrees out at 6pm! wicked weather. my husband is about to throw a little leg of lamb action on the bbq spit so dinner is gonna be scrumptious!

over at 365 cards today it is sketch day - you have to follow the card recipe to make your card for the day. (they really do have a card challenge each and every day!) it really is a challenge to follow along every day, wether its due to lack of time or inspiration. but today i persevere!

click on my sidebar blinkie for 365 cards if you want to pop over to their blog and play along. here is the sketch they have posted today:

i hope you are having a great sunday evening - i am off to drool over dinner.

crafty girl

Friday, May 29, 2009

hand-made elements

TGIF to all! our weather is supposed to rock this weekend so i've got my sprayon sunscreen stashed in the car, just in case i get caught outside somewhere. me & my freckles and strawberry blonde colouring fry faster than a cat on a hot tin roof! (grin)

this week on the hero arts club blog, the challenge is to make manly cards. always tough, but i think this example below fits right in!
i love working with great elements and embellishments to add to my cards, but man, they can be expensive, especially here in Canada!
i took matters into my own hands, so to speak, and made my own! i used some plain chipboard pieces that I multi-layered with embossing powder (platinum UTEE used here, 3-4 layers). when the final layer was still molten hot, i pressed patterned stamps into the EP then let it cool. voila! cheap and might i say AWESOME looking embellishments! you could also use thin cardboard, and cut out shapes using a Cuttlebug or other diecutting machine. i inked my stamps with versamark first to be sure they would release easily from the hot EP.

what do you think? give it a whirl - i'm sure you'll love the results as much as i do!

stuff used:
Basic Grey - [un]dressed Chipboard Elements
Tim Holtz - Visual Artistry clear stamp sets Life's Possibilities & Regal Flourish
Hero Arts - Geometric circles stamp
Judikins - Thin Lines cube (4-sided stamp with great patterns)
Tim Holtz Distress - multiple inks & walnut stain EP
Ranger - platinum UTEE & ink blending tool
gunmetal brads and screw-top brads
PearlEx powder - Micropearl
white, chocolate and purple cs

crafty girl

Thursday, May 28, 2009

playing with t!m holtz

does anyone love the Tim Holtz products as much as me? playing with his trinkets, masks and stamps really makes me feel like an artist! or at least a crafty girl with a capital 'C' !!
i've included a video from YouTube showing his masking technique, along with a pic of a card i made after i bought some masks. they are so cool!

crafty girl

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Some background on me

good morning all! as i've just started off my new blog i thought maybe i'd relay some pertinent info on ME!
i've been stamping for over 15 years and loving this art-form introduced to me by my mom. she's also heavy into it with her own rubber stamp store out of the family home in whitehorse, plus she teaches many stamping classes both at home and for the city of whitehorse.
but enough about her - this is MY blog! :) my husband setup a website for me a while back, but i think this is going to be so much more fun with daily blogging (time permitting anyway!) and posting my work to share with fellow stampers & scrapbookers.
so hello to everyone - won't you come and check me out?

crafty girl

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My first ever blog entry!!! Yipee for me!

I've just created my new blog so I'm testing out how posts will look.
Hang in there while I play with my new 'friend' ! My blogging life has just begun...