Sunday, 26 September 2010

Greeting Card Sept 25

I took a bit of a creative break yesterday, since I found a transit route that allowed me to stop in Port Moody, then carry on to the hospital. This is the Neat Nique for Sat Sept 25 at Cherish The Thought. We used a tree embossing folder on Core Color cardstock and sanded the high spots. There is glitter added to the light areas of the tree, but of course not very easy to see on screen. The core color piece is added to a light green card base and a Merry Christmas Peeloffs sticker is added as well as a lovely ribbon. It was nice to be creative for awhile.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

ATC A Bit of Wool

ATC A Bit of Wool
Originally uploaded by okanagan_spirit
This months ATC Vancouver swap at The Grind has themes of weather, windows and wool. I decided to do some wool theme. The top three are titled "A Bit of Wool Needle Felt". The background is a scan of some paper cloth I tried about a week ago.
The bottom two are the paper cloth with sock yarn wound on bobbins and one has a needle felted button while the other has a button.
I will also include at least one of these in the exhibit entry I'm sending to Vernon. Now to just choose which 6 I'll send.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Asian Theme ATCs

Asian Theme ATCs
Originally uploaded by okanagan_spirit
I have been working on some ATCs to submit to the Vernon Public Art Gallery ATC Exhibit and some of these along with some others will be going in the mail soon. I was playing with recycling and really liked the image on this Green Tea with ginger and honey tin. All of these ATCs are from one aluminum beverage tin. Four have a Dover Asian image and 3 of those have sugar beads added.On the top card the piece of aluminum was embossed with a Tim Holtz Sizzix folder and mounted on part of a Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss folder. The next 2 are full ATC size tin and the bottom two have a small strip down the left side.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Sept 4 Greeting Card

This is the Sat Sept 4th Neat Nique card at Cherish The Thought. The white background is stamped several time with Crafty Secrets music border stamp, layered on a slightly larger red cardstock and mounted on a green base. The peel-offs Merry Christmas is added just below. The acyclic card front is scored at .25 in. and attached to the back of the card with Soukwang tape. The peel-offs ornament is placed on the front of the acrylic and coloured with glaze pens.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Creative Escape Journal Page Aug 31

This page in my Creative Escape Journal evolved this morning with inspiration from a link on the MmarioKknits Yahoo group. One of the members posted about this Erika Knight baby hat pattern which has a lovely edging on the bottom that the member is using for other projects. I saw the flower and edging and thought it just had to be done in my journal. This is done on one of the coffee dyed watercolour pages. I converted an old black and white photo to sepia and layered it over a kraft and dark brown cardstock. The lace flower and edging are knitted with 2.25 mm needles and a light brown cotton thread. I used some of the same thread to sew the edging to the edge of the page and to sew a button to the centre of the flower. The words are rubber stamped with a clear alphabet set and Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. I am very pleased with how it turned out.

Greetong Card Aug 28

This is the neat nique project from Aug 28 at Cherish The Thought. Yes I got there and am thrilled that I did. This is a wonderful technique that I am sure I will be doing again. The black and white photo printed on shiny cardstock is hand coloured on one of the roses with pencil crayon and blended with a paper stump. This is layered over 2 pieces of cardstock, then onto a pale grey embossed piece and finally on a lovely light green card blank.