Sunday, 27 December 2009

watercoloured santa

I hope you all had an amazing and cheery holiday! I know I sure did! Exciting news: I am posting from my new laptop for the first time! Yes Santa was good to me :) So here is one of my last Christmas cards. It was super simple to put together after I finished colouring the image. I used my inkpads and a damp brush to do this technique. The edges were distressed using my tea dye distress ink and my Tim Holtz edge distresser.
Later this week I will be posting some Christmas tags! Some were inspired by Tim holtz's 12 tags of Chrismas and some are just ones that I went crazy with. Please check back soon!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

decorated tree version 2

This card is the same as the one I posted yesterday, but with a new colour scheme. I really like how these colours and the ripped border turned out but I like the chain on the other one better.
Only 2 more sleeps until Christmas morning! We recieved our parcel in the mail from our relatives in Manitoba today! It is starting to feel like christmas now. The 2 feet of snow on the ground helps a bit with that too :)

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

decorated vintage tree

Here is the new and improved version of the card I posted a few minutes ago (scroll down to see it or click this link)

As you can see I added the flower, used a bigger tree stamp and added the chain decoration. Other than that the colours and layout are similar.
I really love what the old chain garland on the tree adds to the card. I like to include something "exciting" on every card.

Check back soon for the "decorated tree version 2" of this card. Same layout, new colour scheme!

vintage tree card

As I make Christmas cards each season, I get more comfortable with my supplies as I go. This was one of my favourites in the first bunch of cards but I have improved and added to it since then.I will be posting the new and improved version very shortly! I hope you enjoy both.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

oh christmas tree

We finally got our tree up this morning! It looks awesome! I haven't even finished my shopping yet and the card situation: about half have been mailed. I still need to make the ones for my friends and coaches. This is one of my favourite cards I have made so far this christmas. I like it mostly because of the flower/sprocket gear/charm combination. Three of my very favourite things all together! I stamped the tree first using a detail black pigment. Next I stamped the tree again on some scrap paper, cut out the rough shape and used it as a mask. I then stamped the french script on top.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

crackle christmas

So instead of keeping up with my blog I have been very busy making Christmas cards. Hopefully I will get to share all of them eventually (or atleast my favourite ones) I recently bought a new Tim Holtz stamp set! It is called Mini Muse and has all sorts of awesome vintage images. On this card I used the bingo stamp and the ticket stamp. Love them both!
I tried something new on my grungeboard piece. First I painted it with crackle paint, then I dripped some tea dye re-inker on it. While the ink was wet I added a layer of glossy accents. This mixed with the ink a bit giving a neat effect.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

the first Christmas card!

Happy December! So far this winter it has been pretty tame weather but yesterday the real Canadian snow hit. We had a blizzard! We got about 20 cm of snow but the crazy winds have made drifts everywhere! Some are up to 5 feet deep at my place! I cannot wait to go sledding! With the first big snow comes the first Christmas card! I used some old Cosmo Cricket paper for the main part.
I wraped some hemp twine around the main panel. I used a black Glitz Design rub-on in the background. A safety pin with a knot of ribbon finishes the look.

Friday, 27 November 2009

dog layout

Here is my staff challenge layout for the month of October at Scrappin' with Friends. I used a couple fall pictures of my dog from last year. He is so photogenic despite his hyperness!
The title is white BG chipboard letters that I inked. The paper you see in the above photo was originally much lighter in colour. I inked and glimmer misted it.

This paper had a journaling block right on it! I painted the edgesof the layout to make the distressing on the main paper consistent throughout the other layers.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Canada Album part.3

This is the last of the Canada Album. Hope you like it! The left page is at West Edmonton Mall. I used some clothing tags for shopping accents. Anna of course doesnt have these same stores in Spain so it will be a cool way to remember some of the stores we like here.
Adorable dress charm. The colour just went really well with this page.
Some concert pics! I also included the Marianas trench ticket which includes the data and location.
This ticket is from one of those big rolls you buy when you are doing like a 50/50 draw or something. I like this style because it is not to stiff and is only black and white so it is east to coordinate with.
These letters were cut out with my cuttlebug.
The right page has a pcket. In it is a file folder that has pictures inside. There is also another photo behind that.

I have a new layout to post soon, some awesome new stamps to share and of course some cards or tags I will be creating with them. Check back soon!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Canada Album part.2

Here is part 2! There will still be atleast one more post on this album because there are so many pictures! So I found this pattern paper by Stamping Station called Alberta Travel. I used the alberta shape for one whole page! This way Anna can look at the album, find Calgary and see all the other places she has been in AB. My friends and I really love to skate. I love this sticker by Jolees By You. It is so realistic!
I made a pocket for the page on the left. The tag has a picture on both sides.
The page on the right is one of my favourites. I used some paper by Glitz designs. Anna LOVES leopard print so it really suits her. I painted the grungeboard key with weathered wood crackle paint.
Another pocket with zipper trim! the orange piece unfolds and inside are 4 pictures!
I used the stamps from Stampers Annonymous called School Desk.
Sticker frame from Glitz Designs.
The picture on the left doubles as a pocket. Inside is a tag with some journaling.
Crown sticker from Glitz Designs.

There is still more to come! Please check back later!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Canada Album part.1

Here is the second album I have been working on! It is now complete and I believe it's current location is in SPAIN! pretty amazing eh? Ok let me explain... My friend had an exchange student here for the first 3 months of scchool. Anna is such an amazing person and we were all super sad to see her go. To make sure she remembers us all I made this mini album for her. It has pictures of a bunch of fun stuff we all did together. This is a pig album so I decided to put it on more than one post. Here is part.1! The black frame sticker is from Glitz Design. it is very glittery and pretty.
Ribbon on the binder rings.
A word bead on a safety pin. I added some clear ep to the flower.
On the right hand page I used some pattern paper that has a map of Canada.
These prima flowers matched my colour scheme really well!

You may notice that the right hand page is shaped like a flipped Alberta! This is no coincidence but you will have to wait to see the rest of the album!

I love how well this flower matches! so pretty. Check back soon to see more of this mini album!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Friends Mini Album (lots of pictures!)

Hey Bloggers! I have been so busy lately but to make up for my lack of posts I have a nice long one here for you! This is an album I made for one of my friend's 16th birthday. I had to wait till after I gave it to her to post this. (didnt want her to see it here first!) Hope you all like it! I will be posting the video soon on my youtube. Keep an eye out for it!

This is a bead which I put on the safety pin and attached to the flower. Also added an adorable dragonfly charm!

This smaller page has a pocket! I stiched the chain typed thing to the edge of it.

Another safety pin and charm! So cute!
These pages are very "interactive". On the left the red tri-fold opens to reveal more pictures!
Behind each picture is a pocket to narrate the series of photos.
On the right hand page I used so grungeboard hinges (heat embossed) to make a door that opens. There is no picture but behind it I included more photos.
This flower is on the door thing so the shank button goes right through th the other side. I put another safety pin through it and added some ribbon.

Grungeboard arrow: antique linnen crackle paint
To trip this pocket I used part of a zipper! Love it! The skate embelishment if frome Jolees by You.
The photo on the left page is attached with a brad and can be twisted around. Behind it is another picture.
The black tri-fold comes out and has 3 pictures inside. On the back there are lines for journaling.

Maya Road rub on
Collage Press - Office Policy stamp

Tattered Angels chipboard