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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy bird day

The mid week throwdown this week on OWH is for birthday cards. I have been working exlusively with my very old 6" pads of Basic Grey paper for over a week now. This line is almost gone. I stamped the image on the card and then stamped again on the solid paper. I paper pieced that onto the card. I added some Sakura clear Glaze pen to the fancy parts of the bird. I had enough paper for 2 cards.

pattered paper-Basic Grey Phoebe
solid cardstock-Bazzill
bird stamp-Autumn Leaves
sentiment stamp-Layers of Color
ink-Versafine Olympia Green

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Happy Day

Both of these cards used the same sheet of paper as a background. I wish I had more of it. I know the stamp image has a sun but I didn't want it yellow. Works for me in colors.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Acrylic embelishments

My daughter gave me several of these acrylic embellishments. I added a little adhesive to the backs just to make sure they held good. Some I mounted on black card stock to give them a little more importance


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Thank you Thank you

I am trying to get some more cards in my OWH box before I mail it. I decided it needed some more thank you cards so I got busy yesterday. The same design on all.

This group is made with the Basic Grey Romani line. Sick of seeing it in my container. I still have a lot left. Actually, I have a lot of small papers from Basic Grey. We won't even talk about the big sheets my daughter passed on to me. Oh, now I feel compelled to count the big ones. I will be right back. How about 71. I am thinking of declaring February Basic Grey month in my house and using nothing else.

This group is made with a pad of DCWV butterfly that I bought on the cheap. Trying to use this strange paper up also.
I have so much pretty paper. I don't know why I feel compelled to use up this paper that I am not crazy about.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bird day on my blog

                                 I have quite a few cards in my folder with birds so here goes.

                           The first 2 cards are made with precolored images from Doodle Pantry.

The 3 previous cards are made with a precolored digi from I don't know where. Sorry.
This card is made with a Bugaboo Stamps digi and colored with Copics.
This card uses a Penny Black  stamp on blue paper and colored with Copics. The birds are covered with Glossy Accents. The flowers have a dab of Crystal Lacquer.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Time for the green

The OWH midweek throwdown is for a green card. It doesn't get any greener than this! A hot lime green with a hot pink.

Since I have a lot of green cards I am going to add some more.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cards done with Prisma Pencils

On the OWH Facebook page there seems to be a lot of interest in coloring with pencils. I decided I would show some of the cards I made before I got my Copics. All of these were done several years ago.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Fishing and hunting

This card has a stamped image from an old PSX stamp I bought at my St. Vincent DePaul store. I stamped it with Hero Arts mid tone blue ink. I made 5 of this card.
The moose image on this card is an Our Daily Bread Designs stamp. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink. I made 4 of this card.

Monday, January 7, 2013

If Life is a Journey

Shuffling around the same papers to use them up. The funny plaid is the reverse of the argyle. I was trying for a masculine look. This is the first time I have used this stamp from My Favorite Things. I think it was in a set I received on the OWH cruise.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Top 10 cards of 2012

It looks like some of my favorites didn't make it to the top ten. It was hard to pick.

                         #1 This is a personal card made for my granddaughters 19th birthday.

           #2 Stamps by Stamp In the Hand. A Goodwill purchase. Colored with Distress Inks

                                                #3 Another pear stamp from the same set.

                        #4 Colored with Copics. I spritzed the background with Walnut inks.

#5 A La Blanche stamp colored with Copics

                                       #6 Another La Blanche stamp colored with Copics.

                                                            #7 Colored with Copics

                                                              #8 Colored with Copics

              #9 Distress inks directly to stamp. I can't remember if it was pads or markers

     #10 This is one of the cards I made with the Reverse Iris fold tutorial from the Stars and Stamps blog. I really enjoyed doing these.