Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fruit - It Does A Body Good

This is my card for the House Mouse Challenge #102 - Lets Get Fruity.  I just love this little buy with his belly full of summer berries.  He is colored with copic markers on Manga artist paper.  I used lt & dk brown cordinations textured cs and also a dk blue cordinations as well.  3 or 4 different sets of spellbinders dies were used for all the various shapes.  I don't know what I ever did before these came along.  I just love them!  The corner flowers were cut using a die and silver foil.  I added some red and white fancy brads to the centres of the flowers and some small flower brads at the sides and sm square brads above & below the image.

Well, we are finally having some warm summer weather here in sunny Alberta.  About time.  I was starting to think that there are just 2 seasons here - Fall & Winter.  I hope you are enjoying some beautiful weather as well.  Thank you for visiting my blog and enjoy your day.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Family Heartfelt Sympathy

This is a sympathy card that I made for my stepmom who recently lost her stepmom.  She was a big part of our family and was a very memorable woman.  Always so happy and very energetic.  There is going to be a service for her tomorrow so I wanted my stepmom & her brothers to know that we are thinking of them.

The main image and sentiment were stamped with versa mark and then heat embossed with black ep.  The circles, ovals & label were all cut with nestabilities.  Don't know how I ever got along before nestabilites.  I just love them.  The fancy shape at the top was cut with a nestability and bronze foil.  The branches along the sides were cut with a MS border punch.  Love those punches!  I used a roller and kaleidacolor to add the color behind my main image.  Here are the details:

Stamps: SU - Upsy Daisy & Close As A Memory

Paper: SU dp & red riding hood cs, black &white cs & adirondack textured cs

Ink: Versa mark, su choc. chip & cameo coral, pumkin patch kaleidacolor & black

Accessories: Nestabilites, MS border punch, black ep & bronze foil

Techniques: Heat embossing

Well, I hope everyone is enjoying another Sunday.  Thanks for taking a look at my blog.