Thursday, July 30, 2009

Making ideas into reality

Sometimes I have ideas for flowers floating around in my head for days...or even weeks before I actually sit down to try it. It's a nice when it turns out pretty close to how I saw it in my head. On this flower I used some stringy yarn, and a glass bead in the center. After I made the what? All I know is that I want it to be the focal point of my card.
I used "core'dinations" color core cardstock. It's black on one side & yellow on the other side. I ran it through the cuttlebug, using an embossing folder,then sanded lightly for the yellow to come through. I added some crochet trim that just happened to match the flower perfectly, and a strip I cut from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie paper. It still needed I added the pink ribbon & bow to make it complete.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Polka Dot & Pink Flowers Purse

This little purse is a stamp by Shirley Rainmann 2005-Make an Impression.
I was experimenting...trying to get the look of "Paper Toling" that Jerri Kay Jimenez recently showed us on her blog. Click here to see hers.
The purse is made from watercolor paper (I like the heaviness of it) I embossed the image in black, then watercolored in the flowers & leaves. Then I punched out flowers & outlined them with a black marker & shaded them with pastels. I shaped the flowers then covered them with Diamond Glaze and added a pink rhinestone in the centers. I hope you cas see how glossy or lacquered they look!
It really turned out better than I expected and I wanna do some more flowers like this!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tiger Lilly Frame

I will be teaching a class on these flowers in New Braunfels, Tx on Aug 16th, so I made this for the class sample. I have been trying to find more projects to put flowers on, other than cards, so this time I used an unfinished wood frame. I just love these warm colors & this picture of my daughter seemed perfect for it.

Hope you have a great weekend, I am teaching classes today & tomorrow so I will be busy...but I hope to have some new flowers to show you soon!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summertime Daisies

This image is a self cling rubber stamp by Magenta that I found at the show I went to in Grapevine last weekend. I stamped it onto watercolor paper using Marvy markers, then water colored the image. Then I stamped the flowers on white card stock with the same marker, water colored them (hardly any water on brush) then cut out. I shaped the cut out flowers then attatched on top using a brad, then I used Stickles on the brad & dots on the water colored image.
The finished card is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2

Monday, July 20, 2009

And the Winner is.....

I just got home from out of town, and the first thing I did (even before I unpacked) was to get everyone who left comments for the blog candy,entered the correct number of times. Then I drew out the winner! And the lucky winner is....Marga! Marga, please contact me by e-mail at LLELSIK@AOL.COM so I can get your address! Thank you to all who left comments! I will defiantly do more giveaways in the future!

I found some great stamps at the convention, I also picked up some of the New Frameabilities & Shapeabilities from Spellbinders, some new punches, and some beautiful designer papers. So now I have to find some time to play & I should have something new to show you soon!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Birthday Butterfly with Coffee filter flower

My friend Yuki (who has every die cut imaginable) was sweet enough to let me use them to cut several things before she leaves for 2 months on an extended vacation. I will miss her! So I cut some purses & some butterfly's- Not really knowing what I would make with them at the time. I just picked some pretty papers that I had brought with me. So the other night I started playing & this is what I ended up with.
I actually used scissors & trimmed the butterfly into this shape (it was a little too big before) I made the flower from coffee filters & used glimmer mist in Scarlet watered down to get the color. The paper for the butterfly is Basic Grey's new Lemonade (dandelion) the stripes are fancypants (lovebird). I actually used my sewing machine on this one, you can see it a little in the close up. I am leaving tomorrow morning to Grapevine, TX for "Heirloom's Rubber Stamp & Paper Art Festival" I can't wait! Hopefully I will see lots of new things & come back with lots of ideas.

Don't forget my Blog Candy Giveaway! Just leave your comment in the post below titled "Blog Candy Giveaway" by Sunday July 19.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Purse Album

I found the chipboard album at Michael's in the $1.00 bin...and thought of my sister who has a purse addiction (Gotta luv her) anyway...she is gonna be a grandma soon, so I made this for her. My idea is to take sepia toned pictures of the new baby girl to add to these pages. Since it stands alone, you can use it almost like a frame.

Every page is different (I didn't photograph all of them) On some I left more space for the photo. I plan to personalize it for her before giving it to her. let's hope she doesn't look here & ruin the surprise!

Now that I made one of these, I think I'm hooked! And I want one to keep for myself!
This one was made using papers for K&Co. I also used some ribbon flowers I bought pre made in a pkg at JoAnn's Fabric's. I used nestabilites & some punches & a lot of ribbons.

Don't forget the blog candy giveaway! Leave a comment on the post below (titles blog candy giveaway) to be entered to win.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Blog Candy Give Away

I was in a rush to get this posted so the picture is horrible, but the goodies I am gonna give away are GREAT! I have been amazed at how my little blog has grown and evolved over the all most 7 months since I started it. I really think that getting so many hits, reading your comments and seeing that I have followers are what have not only kept me blogging, but striving to create new things, mostly flowers...I know....but that seems to be what has attracted the most attention....and since I am still like the little kid, who is the youngest of 9....I strive for attention!
So as a thank you to all who visit my little blog, I am giving away a bag full of goodies!
Just leave me a comment ON THIS POST telling me what you like seeing on my blog for a chance to win. If you have a blog & post it on your blog, you get 2 chances to win.(Just let me know that you have posted it so I know to enter your name twice) If you sign up to follow my blog, that gives you another chance to win.(If you all ready follow let me know in your comment so I can also enter your name twice) If you do all 3, then you get 3 chances -I hope that made sense- deadline to enter is Sunday July 19th.

P.S. The goodies include a Mini Craft Caddie, 2 clear stamp sets, 1 flower punch, 1 Luxury stack designer paper~48 pgs 8x8,ribbons & embelishments, and a few other suprises including a hand made 3-D flower card or two!

Oh Cindy at Papers, Pads andPictures has blog candy too

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Paper PineCone

This is the second part of the Christmas in July Class "Pine Cones & Poinsettias"
The picture really doesn't do it justice. The Pine Cone is made using the medium pear punch. The greenery is made from the mega fern punch & pine bough punch(in 2 shades of green)And red stickles for the berries. I added a Gold Feathery trim on the designer paper- French Market by Rusty Pickle.

I love to hear your comments, and I promise my next post will give the details of my Blog Candy giveaway!!!