Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Faux Rusty Metal

Good morning! Today's card uses a technique called Faux Rusted Metal from the April/May 2010 issue of Technique Junkie Newsletter. In real life, this card has much more texture, shimmer, and color variation than you can see in the picture. If you have some of the new Tim Holtz Alterations dies, like the locks & keys, gears, birdcage, or sign, this would be an excellent technique. It really does look like metal!

The stamps are by Artistic Outpost and are stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed with black embossing powder. The image piece is mounted on black, then on brushed copper card stock.

I made extra pieces, so you may see more postings - maybe a birdcage or some gears in our future!

Cathy Y

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge #38

Hello out there. Well, I forgot to post my Sunflowers and Dragonflies challenge this morning - so sorry about that!

The challenge this week is to make a card with "No Layers". You can see my example below. It is actually two layers, as I mounted the white piece with all the images onto a navy base card. But all the images were added to a single layer of white card stock by masking and stamping. Makes you look twice, doesn't it! The face is the S & D Cheyenne, and the background stamp is the S&D Cheyenne Flourish. By the way, if you have trouble finding ethnic stamps, take a look at the whole "Ladies" series of stamps. They are fantastic and look good with any ethnic coloring you choose.

You can go to the Sunflowers and Dragonflies Blog to see the other lovely entries by Design Team Members.

Have a sunny week!

Cathy Y

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge #37

Today, Sunflowers and Dragonflies has a great sketch challenge for you, as you can see below. Here is my interpretation of the sketch. I chose to use a piece of ribbon trimmed to a diamond shape. The stamp is a center from the JustRite Favorite Occasions Borders and Centers set. Cuttlebug folders were used on the background and on the rose red strip.

Now you can hop on over to the Sunflowers and Dragonflies blog to see all the creations the Design Team came up with for you today!

Cathy Y

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Technique Junkies - Glitzy Lace

Wow, can you believe Easter is already behind us and Spring is officially here?

Today's card uses one of my very favorite techniques called Glitzy Lace from the April/May 2010 issue of Technique Junkie Newsletter. Not a subscriber to Technique Junkie yet? Go here for all the information, plus free Watercolor Crayon Tutorials!

One of my dear friends has me make all her cards, and this one is for her in-laws' 50th Wedding Anniversary in May. The lace I used in making this card was a leftover piece from a wedding dress I made for a sister-in-law in 1984. The numbers are Cuttlebug die cuts and the frame die is by Nestabilities. The Glitzy Lace piece is edged with a gold Krylon Leafing Pen, then mounted on Brushed Gold card stock and Paper Trey Stampers' Select White card stock.

I hope you are enjoying Spring!

Cathy Y

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge #36

Good morning, fellow stampers! Today's challenge is to use the colors blue, orange, and yellow. As soon as I got the assignment, I knew just what I wanted to do. I used the Sunflowers and Dragonflies New York Door stamp. The stamped image is colored with Copic markers and is cut out and popped up on a piece of paper from the Basic Grey Sultry collection. I colored a shadow on the yellow Basic Grey paper with a W3 Copic marker. I also colored the cut edge all the way around the cut out image with a black Copic marker. The yellow is mounted on navy blue cardstock (which looks black in the picture), and then on tan cardstock. The lock & key are held in place with a black square brad.
Be sure to pop over to the Sunflowers and Dragonflies Blog to see all the creations by the Design Team.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Cathy Y