Thursday, May 31, 2012

Material Girl

I love a challenge. Trying to fit them in  between doing yardwork and taking care of snowbirds' houses adds to that challenge, but having a terrific and understanding husband helps.

This is for a challenge at craft a scene. It's the May Challenge. It must have a foreground and background image. This scene is also a collage. LOVE collages.

For this card, I used Crafty Secrets stamps...several sets, actually: Material Girl, Garden Girls, and Art Studio. I love distressing organza ribbon with my heat tool. I heat embossed the scissors and window frame, and used a metallic button from American Crafts. The paper is CTMH, and Paper Pizzaz, the chalks I used for the outdoor scene are from Stampin' Up!

Hope you like it...
~ Bev

Monday, May 28, 2012

Black and White Wedding

Another card for a Joan's Garden Challenge. A Black and White Wedding card. I decided to try color blocking, and then did a reverse color blocked heart in the middle. Hope you like it!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Faux Feathers

I don't do crafts...other than stamping, painting, drawing, sewing, and collage. Hmmm...guess I am a crafter, huh? Nevertheless, I had no feathers in the house. (Oh, that's right. A few years ago I made a feather Christmas tree!)

Nevertheless, I didn't have any for the Joan's Garden Challenge...a vintage card with a stamped background, the colors olive and tan plus an accent color, and feathers. 
Then I had a brainstorm! And made my own feathers. 

I used white brads, and sanded and inked them. I used lots of  Crafty Secrets stamps, a Martha Stewart punch to make a vellum lace band, 

and 3 faux feathers. My inks are Tim Holtz Distress. I love distressing.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Life's A Breeze!

Wow. I didn't realize how many people have digital designs for sale on the web.

This is another design that I never sold, so I am using it belongs to me! I love this window. When I was in high school art class, I drew curtains all the time. We used to have 2 1/2 hours of drawing homework per week, and I would draw my living room, and all the windows had curtains, valances, drapes. This was a fun image to draw, and it's even more fun to use!

The CS is all CTMH. The stamp image in the bottom corner is from Studio G. I used a sentiment from Flourishes, and Prismacolor Markers. Glitter, 

and Versacolor Chalk ink to stamp the small image was all it took to make this simple card. I also creased the shutter, and colored the back of it so it's 3-D. 

Thanks for looking...I hope you are inspired.


Jeffy's Birthday Card

I love vintage, so I am a real fan of Crafty Secrets stamps. However, my grandson is only 1, not vintage yet, like me...

I random stamped the background, and embossed the chipboard J with black, backing it with cranberry cs from CTMH (I used to be a consultant...many moons ago, so I have tons of "vintage" cs and b&t paper.)

I also used cranberry b&t for the frame.

I love the cute brads from Queen & Co. They came in a nail polish bottle. I bought them about 3 years ago...

The cricket was really an afterthought, and not part of the original design, but isn't that how it usually goes? You make plans and the card design just happens!

His shadow is his image stamped, then colored in with black Prismacolor marker.

This card isn't very vintage, but the stamps and CTMH paper are!

I hope Jeffrey keeps it can always

Thanks for looking, and have fun!