Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Another Garden Postcard Tag

This is my third garden-themed postcard tag for the swap I'm hosting at Collage Stuff. Usually I make all of the items for a swap the same, but this time, I'm trying to do them all different. I can do this IF my muse cooperates! I sprayed the tag first with a gold-brown Glimmer Mist and than came back over it again with one of my homemade Perfect Pearls mists in green. I stamped a text stamp with brown Archival Ink, but it's almost all covered up. I glued down the bits of scrapbook papers next. I printed out one of the girls from the "My Favorites" collage sheet as a transparency. I attached her to a 1910's Flinch game card. I went around the edges of the Flinch card with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. I'm liking the Distress Stains more all the time. I also edged the whole tag with the Vintage Photo Distress Stain as well as the part of the vocabulary card (bloom; flourish). The floral Victorian scrap is available at Collage Stuff. The crochet trim is May Arts crochet trim that is available at Collage Stuff. I sprayed the words "bloom; flourish" with the same glitter sprays that I used on the tag. It looks very different as the tag was a manilla color to begin with and the vocabulary card was white. If you would like to join in this swap, the details are at the Collage Stuff yahoo group. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Postcard

Here's a new postcard that will begin shipping with Collage Stuff orders in a few weeks. It's named "3 Dandy Lads." I wanted to do something different than my usual Paris themed or cemetery angel themed postcards. I've been on the road some for work lately and have thousands of images on my laptop, so it's easy for me to pull something together for a postcard, even when I'm not at home. This does help to pass the evening hours in another hotel room and it's less costly than online shopping! Thanks for checking in!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mother's Day Card

Here's a quick, easy and fun Mother's Day card idea. I have some precut greeting card blanks with envelopes. For this card, I dabbed some Spun Spugar Distress Stain on the edges of the card base front. The Distress Stain is watery, so you have to be careful not to overdo. The Spun Sugar is just a hint of pink and I like it! I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to 3.75 x 5.25" and used it as the base for the collage. I tore two pieces of green scrapbook paper - one piece at the top left and one at the bottom. I glued down a nice Victorian scrap rose bouquet and stretched some pop-up glue dots out to attach the "To Mother" German scrap embellishment. Some pink ribbon with white dots across the bottom and a cheery little gold German scrap butterfly complete the design. Before I glued the collage down on the card base, I did swipe some Peeled Paint Distress Stain around some of the edges. I'm liking this Distress Stain more, the more I use it. (German and Victorian scrap items + Distress Stain available at Collage Stuff!) On a side note, when I compare this photo to the real thing, well, they're different. Photos and the lighting seem to wash things out. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Second Postcard Tag Sample

Here's another postcard tag sample. I should have applied the Peeled Paint Distress Stain first, but I ended up applying it much later. The background is made of several scrapbook papers and vintage sheet music. I used the Tim Holtz Tissue Tape in 3 places. The Victorian scrap roses, gold round German scrap frame, and gold German scrap butterfly are available at Collage Stuff. The girl is from the Collage Stuff Fairy Song Collage Sheet. I colored her with Copic markers. The lace is Prima Alcenon Lace available at Collage Stuff. I sprayed a Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist over parts of the tag. Two samples are enough in preparation for this swap. Thanks for stopping by!