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Friday, September 12, 2014

Art Impression Challenge 144 - Black, Orange and Purple

I have been using this little Art Impression lady for Halloween as well as Christmas.  I used a Spellbinder Halloween witch die for her hat as well as the brew bowl.  The spider webs are from Martha Stewart punches.  I used a stamp spider to replace her jingle bells on her ears. 

You can go to the Art Impression challenge using this link:   http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.ca

Friday, September 5, 2014

Art Impression Challenge - Front and Back Happy Birthday

Location of challenge:  http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/

This is the second card for the Front and Back challenge for Art Impression.  I just bought Hollis the Bird Watcher and the wooden fence this past week.  I had the AI Golden Oldies Women Gabber and AI Girlfriends and saying "Wine gets better..."  I used Copic Markers to color the AI people.

This card has three pages.    My friend is having a birthday and she has neighbors that are always spying and gossiping about anyone and that is why I bought Hollis as the spyer this time and I needed more stamps for male cards for our red neck area. 

The cat is from a Cherry Lynn die.  The window is from Memory Box.  

Art Impression Challenge - Front and Back

I love my Art Impression rubber stamps.  I just bought the Art Impression Painting Rabbits, fence and Pecking Rabbit the other day and this is my first card that I made with these stamps.

My sister is sending me a gift for my birthday and since she knows that I have lots of pet rabbits on our farm, the rabbits were more personal to me.

I used my Copic markers and wished that I wrote down the colors for future reference. I applied a liquid foam on the tails that rises when a hot blow gun is used.  I die cut some letters and applied water on the letter.  I colored them wet with  Copic markers to make it look like wet paint and when dried, applied some glitter pen to bring out the colors.    Since I didn't like the flower rubber stamps in the front, I covered it with some miniature ribbon roses and leaves from Cherry Lynn's leaf strip.

The frame came from Spellbinder.   I used a farm stamp that looks like the old 150 year old barn that we use for the cows.  The fence near that ole barn is almost that old as well. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Joan's Challenge #14 - Black and White Wedding Card

I rarely make wedding cards since I don't have dies to work with for one.  I bought almost all of the dies below from Joan's Garden

Cherry Lynn:  Best Wishes Die
Cherry Lynn:  Medium Rose Die
Cherry Lynn:  Small Leaf Flourish
Tattered Lace:  Small lace bow - comes in two sizes - highly recommend this!
Marianne:  Back group tall flower - lost the name
Spellbinder Nestabilities:  Elegant Label 4 (Black frame with white frame
Martha Stewart - Lace Punch Around the Page
Cherry Lynn:  Sophia border (Black with the two hearts below the Wishes)

I used Ranger Pearl and Star Dust Stickle Glitter inside the two hearts on the Sophia Border.

Used Stickles Star Dust glitter on the roses.

 Two roses, rose bud and tiny rose, came from Wild Orchid Crafts but large one from Cherry Lynn Medium Rose Die

The double silver heart came from the Walmart Wedding Department.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Joan's Challenge #16 - Twisted Easel Card

 This was my first easel card that I have ever made.  Every die was purchased at Joan's Garden.

I made all of the flowers from the Cherry Lynn dies and all of the centers were made using the Cherry Lynn Build A Flower #1.  The following Cherry Lynn flower dies were used to create these flowers:
B433 Small Gardenia Strip (made into the red rose)
B310 Shasta Daisy Strip (yellow and white daisy flowers),
 B364 Baby Breathe flowers,
 B307 Sweet William flowers (purple)
 B241 Cherry Lynn Rose Leaf Strip,  and B178 Cherry Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip .  I used the Cherry Lynn sayings, "Sister" and "Hugs" and cut the "ter" off Sister.

The Paper came from Graphic 45 Secret Garden which I would recommend.  The flowery frame is from the Martha Stewart Flower Punch around the page. 

The frame is a Spellbinder Decorative frame.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Joan's Touch May 21st Challenge

I just bought the Tattered Lace Chantilly Bow from Terri at Joan's Garden.  It comes in two sizes and I used the large.  I cut out two of them and used the second one for the ribbon on the side.  The "Thank You" came from two dies from Cherry Lynn which I purchased at Joan's Garden.  I love the Cherry Lynn sayings that come in two sizes.  The black frame is from Spellbinder Nestabilities Scallop.  I used two embossing folders from Sizzix.  The embellishment came from Stampin Up. 

I wanted to add more to this card like a flower but I wanted the focal point to be on this beautiful gold Tattered Lace bow.  It is easy to cut out and I used the new Tool N One from Spellbinder that Terri told me about and sold it to me at Joan's Garden.