Sunday, September 18, 2011

Inspiration Number 6

Embossed Glossy

A little glossy paper, a cuttlebug embossing folder, some sandpaper and some distress ink.

I also added in a little Basic Grey ribbon and a Hero arts stamp. The sample uses a Stampin Up heart punch which is double popped.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Inspiration Number 2

Paint Resist

I loved this technique --- It results in such a pretty effect.
I painted the cardstock to match.
Used a Tim Holtz stap with Distress Ink, and a Stampin Up scallop punch.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Inspiration Number 3

Trapped Emboss Resist

This class is such a blast and I am learning a ton of new techniques!

I made two examples of the trapped emboss resist technique.

The basic technique is to have a pattern in the base of the resist - you can stamp the pattern in or use pattern paper.

This one I stamped with the brown in using a script stamp by hero arts, then stamped over with a combination of a flower stamp from Close to My Heart and a heart stamp from Stampin' Up - I think I would like to try this again sometime using the same color on the stamp as I use to color the paper afterward. But I do like how this turned out as well.


This one is using patterned paper --- the flower stamp is from Close to My Heart, the patterned paper is Basic Grey, the ink is Tim Holtz (as usual!) The background paper is the unaltered pattern paper.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Inspiration Number 1

Traditional Resist

I signed up for this online class called inspiration show case and today is the first day. She went over 5 resist techniques. Due to schedule limitations I have only done the first technique so far. It is resist on glossy paper. So far the class is AMAZING.
Here is mine - I did a small sample (the square) and a card

I used Bazzill card stock, Tim Holtz ink, Close to My Heart, Time Holtz and hero arts stamps, Versamark ink, clear and white embossing powder.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Notice of Reopening - LOL

OK - this blog went on hold as I worked on my new passion of writing. I was unsure if crafting would still play an important part of my life or not.

I am happy to say that I am balancing both at this point. So whether or not any of you are still out there or I am writing this to myself I have decided to "re-open" the blog.

There have been many changes in my life over the last couple of years, including moving and a new job. But here I will focus on all things creative and as much as possible leave the drama where it belongs!