Friday, June 20, 2008

Fore You - Gulfafella

I designed this background originally for my Father's Day cards, but didn't end up using them because it didn't go with the stamp as well as I had envisioned. However, I love it with the Gulfafella stamp, it is much bolder in person, the picture seems faded. As well, the Stickles aren't so bright in person eihter.

I had some trouble staying in the lines with the watercolouring, story of my life : D

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Turquiose Sweet Sixteen

An age specific birthday card caught my eye the other day. I though it was for a sweet sixteen and was turquoise and black. I searched for it again today, and found this beautiful card instead. I did find the original card I had intended to case, but it was purple not turquoise, so I guess this case was just meant to be.

I didn't have a "sweet" stamp that was large enough so I printed from my Mac. I think I would rather have used black organza ribbon, but I didn't have any.

Ain't He Grand?

Look what my hubby made for me.

I happened across a post at Crafty Couture - on how to make a ribbon orgnaizer using Mug Hooks and doweling. I showed it to my hubby and in a matter of minutes he had a brand new ribbon organizer ready for me. He used an old drawer from the basement cabinets we tore out. He had saved it specifically to make a ribbon holder for me but hadn't gotten around to driling holes for the doweling. The mug hooks were just easier.

I still have to colour co-ordinate the rows, but voila, a new ribbon holder for moi!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Looks Like Spring

Just by sheer coincidence this card works for No Time To Stamp's challenge #38 (ssnotime38) using a silhouette stamp.

I borrowed the SU - Looks Like Spring from Kerry J. I was intending to use the argyle stamp in it for my previous card, but last night I was looking at the flower and couldn't help but watercolour it with a water spritzer. I've used this colour combo before, I gravitate towards it I think.

I really like doing the watercolouring effect with a mister for fast and easy cards. It's much quicker then colouring in and blending.

Yes, I cheated again and used the same design twice. But at least I have made 3 cards in 3 nights.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

More Bella Fellas

I have extra work cut out for me on Mother's and Father's Day. Both my husband and myself come from divorced homes and our parent's are all remarried. So that means: 4 sets of cards per holiday not including my hubby which makes five. Then just to add a little more to the mix I also have four June birthdays, two on the eighth and two on the twenty-fourth, bizarre, but true. Two of those birthday's are for above mentioned fathers, so that makes 7 Father Style cards to make in one month. I do a lot of cheating though, I will make only 3 designs and make duplicates accordingly.

Here is the card design for the other Father's in my life for Father's Day: (I am much too lazy to make individual cards)

Hmm, I think it needs a sentiment though?

Chatterbox - Loft Argyle
Stamping Bella - Dotty Tie Circle
Tombow markers and watercolour pencils

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Stamping Bella - Fella

Yes, it's been a while. Very long story, no need to bore you with it. I am back though, and I probably have no visitors any more, but that's okay.

Here is my "Fella's" Father's Day card. When I saw this stamp online I envisioned a bold and graphic card. I think I succeeded.

My props: Fella Shirt - by Stamping Bella, sentiment by Clear G dollar stamps, Tombow markers, North Shore Benson by Scenic Route Paper Co.