Sunday, August 29, 2010

another vintage page

Finally got some weather suitable for photo's and last night did some finishing touches to this page. I'm not quite sure if it is finished yet. It will be a double page spread with the second page mostly journalling so I am thinking I might put a monogram just to the left of the stamping.
Paper is Basic grey Cappella again, cardstock is Bazzill. Ribbon and pearl button from my stash. I've cut the motif from one of the Cappella papers and layered it over another that I've punched with a Stampin Up border punch and slipped it under the side of the photo. I've used a corner punch on the dotted Bazzill corners and then slipped a scrap of the Cappella underneath. I've used scrap strips of the same paper to fold photo corners.
The stamp is from SU Vintage Vogue-I've taken the rubber of the wheel and mounted it to create a flat stamp. I stamped the section with the butterfly on a piece of the Cappella, and then mounted it to the first image to create dimension

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Vintage page

Finally some sunshine so that I can get a photo of this page I did last weekend. Even got some shadows which is better than the cold grey gloom of the last few days. This is the front page of an album recreating my grandmother's photo's . Many of these date to WW1 era so there is some photoshopping happening on a few of them. I have used Bazzil cardstock and Basic Grey Cappella papers. The edges are disressed and inked. Flowers are Prima, leaves are punched or Magnilia dies. Small flowers are punched ,embossed with an embossing tool and tiny buttons from my stash used as centres. I am entering this in the Bizzy Bec's Creatalicious challenge this month.

Monday, August 16, 2010

And another card

It was a relief to go girlie again... photo's arent so good as there was absolutely no sun-grey cold and wet so had to resort to indoors and a flash. I prefer natural light but there wasnt any!
I've used retired Stampin Up papers from my stash. The rose is also from Stampin Up and I used the 2 step technique but using Versamark for the second stamp and then embossing with sparkly embossing powder. The card is for my niece whose middle name is Rose.
I am hoping to have some scrap pages for my next post-depending on the available light for taking the pictures and lack of wind and rain too.

Finally, the other male card

Wanted a vintage look but different from the first card as they were both going to the same person! Finally resorted to the Stampin Up Colour Wheel for inspiration and came up with this. The card stock is all Stampin Up, Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Very Vanilla and More Mustard. The image is from Stamper Anonymous Tim Holtz collection. The greeting is Stampin Up.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Male card

male cards are always a challenge and this week I have 2 to make. The first, here, is using SU soft suede card. The clock, cogs and quote are from SU Sense of Time . The gold embossed swirl on the clock is from SU Baroque Motifs. Papers are scraps of K&Co and Kaiser from my stash. I've used Ranger crackle finish on the small clock face. Gold circle is cut using Spellbinders, gold brads are used on the clock hands. The scan is a bit crooked-the card is straight! Inspiration for the techniques used on the clock including masking and sponging with distress inks is from a tutorial by Sandi MacIvor which you can find here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

another card

I made this card for a challenge recently on the theme of Winter but not having any stamps that were especially wintery, I went for the feel using shimmery papers and whites and silvers.
The stamp is from SweetPea stamps from Bizzy Becs . I coloured her with twinkling h2o's and used vellum, kindyglitz and gellyroll pen on the wings. Doiley and pearl spray are from Bizzy Becs and the raindrop punch is Martha Stewart. From memory the card is Stampin Up.