Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bracelet Again - Only Better!

Today I purchased some silver colored beads and smaller Stretch Magic. I had plenty of other things I should have been doing, but decided to restring my bracelet that I made earlier this week. Here it is. I like it much better with the silver beads!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Back of House Page

This page is done! I'm happy! I can get this in the mail. This page was created by gluing different scrapbook papers and vintage text on the house shape. I used my blending tool to add the Faded Jeans and Walnut Stain distress inks. I over stamped with my Acanthus stamp and embossed with gold detail embossing powder.

The Marie image is from the Catnip Designs "Let Them Eat Cake" collage sheet. I put the image in a gold oval frame German scrap. It is highlighted by gold ivy German scrap. The text is from the same collage sheet and I added a small gold crown to the text.

This page is pretty plain and honestly, it didn't turn out like I planned. My muse left me in the middle of creating this page. ACK!

House Book Page

I got in the new Catnip Designs Marie collage sheets. I've been anxious to play with them! The main image is from the "Let Them Eat Cake" collage sheet. The first photo is the finished piece. The second photo is the almost finished piece. I'm showing them both to illustrate the difference between the two. In the top photo, I colored Marie with some Copic markers. Which do you like best???

The arch is an iridescent white German scrap archway and the scrolls are the iridescent white fountain scrolls. I discovered today that the iridescent white color is very versatile. I smooshed Tim Holtz antique linen ink over the white. I let it dry and then very gently took a Tim Holtz black soot ink pad and skimmed it across the scrap. Both ink colors show up. The look is very antique, but the iridescence shines through. I love it!
To make the background, I glued down some striped scrapbook paper. I used my Acanthus stamp and stamped with embossing ink. I used Tim Holtz antique linen embossing power to emboss. I used a coordinating blue scrapbook paper for the roof and glued down bits of vintage dictionary pages. I used the Tim Holtz blending tool with weathered wood ink over most of the background.
I glued Marie on a vintage dictionary page. Next I glued on the prepared arch. I tore the entire image from the page. I wanted Marie to extend beyond the arch. I used my blending tool and weathered wood ink on the dictionary page edges of the main image. The Marie image was glued down. The "her royal highness" text is also from the "Let Them Eat Cake" collage sheet.
I used two prepared fountain scrolls; one on the left side. I cut the other putting part at the top of the roof and other part at the bottom right. I glued on aquamarine Swaroksky crystals on the scrolls in a few places.
I colored Marie's skin with a skin-tone Copic marker, Milky White and outlined her with a Snow Green marker. I like her better with a little more color.
The images, dictionary pages, German scrap and crystals are all available at Collage Stuff.
On to the back of the page next!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I can't make jewelry, but .....

I love these new religious icon beads that I just got in stock. I wanted to make something with them. Never mind that I don't know how to make jewelry. I can try and besides, this is just for me. I have a few beads and some Stretch Magic, so I went to work! It's a little big. I have these tiny stick-like wrists (and that's the only thing that's tiny about me). I like this! It's colorful and fun. Some plain silver beads would probably look better than the beads I used between the religious icon beads, but I didn't have any. These religious icon beads will be available for purchase at Collage Stuff this weekend. I'd love to see what someone that knows how to make jewelry can do with these beads.

Friday, September 18, 2009

New Dallas Cemetery Collage Sheet

Another cemetery statuary collage sheet! This one features images from a Dallas, TX cemetery. Available at Collage Stuff now!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Catnip Designs "Nesting" Collage Sheet

Another new collage sheet from Teri at Catnip Designs - "Nesting". It will be available soon at Collage Stuff.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Another New Catnip Designs Collage Sheet

Another new collage sheet from Catnip Designs! Christmas! It will be available soon at Collage Stuff. Catnip Designs collage sheets are exclusive to Collage Stuff. Lucky me!

New Catnip Design Collage Sheets

Two new collage sheets from Catnip Designs will be available soon: "Simply Marie" and "Let Them Eat Cake". The images are sized for your ATC's!