Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring G45 Style

You know how much I love Graphic I thought I would use the Once Upon A Springtime paper to make this weeks spring card for ABC Design Team

The background of the card was first stamped with the little bird and musical notes from the Crafty Secrets Altered Art set. I just randomly stamped all over to make my own designer paper. The Once Upon A Springtime paper makes it so easy to layer up a card in no time with their cool graphics.  I just cut out various scenes and layered them up. 
The cluster of flowers were also so easy with this paper line.  I just cut out some of the printed flowers and crinkled their edges to give that dimension I love.  Layered and glue them up and it made a perfect embellishment.  I also added some flower soft to the middle of the flowers and the middle of the bottom button for more detail.
The ribbon along the top was pleated and added for the final touch. 

So are you ready to make your spring card?  I hope you are and you'll join us for our ABC Design Team Challenge and maybe win up to $25 in product from ABC Toy and Craft.  I would love to have at least 100 entries this get your mojo on and be sure to tell you friends about our challenge too!!!! 

Until next week, have a great weekend!

This card qualifies for the following challenges:
Flower Soft: Square Card

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Have a little Faith..GREAT NEWS!!!!

I have been getting up all night long to check on the announcement of the new design team for HEARTFELT CREATIONS ....and guess what?  I made the design team...I'm so excited.  I can't wait to show you some beautiful projects using all their awesome stamps and dies over the next six months.  This is one of my entries for the final round.  Leave it to me to do a baby layout of my son using Black, Orange and Blue colors...really?....but,  I love it, LOL. 

The tissue flowers were created by cutting multiple layers of tissue with Blossom 3 Spellbinders and then spraying with Tattered Angels.  Once dried I layered up and then stamped the top image with a Heartfelt Creations stamp that fits perfect with the Blossom 3 die. 

The orange interior ring was made by cutting corner flourishes from Heartfelts exclusive Spellbinders die and intertwining them to create a circle...I love the delicate look of the ring. Please be sure to leave me some love and let me know what you think and also go check out Heartfelts Blog to see the rest of the design team....They are all amazing.

See ya on Friday with a beautiful Spring card so be sure to stop back by.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I Wonder

This is a 12 x 12 layout I created for Once Upon A Sketch's new challenge.  Let me tell you this blog has some amazing artist as part of their design team and it's an inspiration just to go over and take a look. I'm constantly amazed at how much detail I add to my pages and yet it really doesn't look that hard when I post them to my blog. 

For the base page I used Prima paper and sprayed with Tattered Angels and a Prima mask the outline of the swirls, then I sprayed the mask with the pink Tattered Angels and laid it in the negative space for the double effect. 
I actually cut thin strips of paper and sewed through the circle by making slits with an exacto tool.  I felt it just needed that pop of blue on the circle and this was a great solution.  I used Coredinations papers for the Fleur De Lis boarder and then sanding. 
The banner for the title is from Dusty Attic and it to was sprayed with T.A, along with the fonts and the rose ribbons.  Of course you know me I had to add some pearls with baubles but also one of my new loves...liquid pearls.  They are awesome.  The butterflies are from Prima along with the sparkly green fonts used. 

I love the fact that Once Upon a Sketch requires you journal.  This is something I always have to push myself to do but am so happy with the final outcome when I do. 

Have a great first of the week and I'll see you Wednesday.