Saturday, August 2, 2008
Alisa Tilsner has a weekly colour challenge. This week's colours are Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Summer Sun and Whisper White or Very Vanilla. I have never used Summer Sun in a card before, but I like the combination and have a few more designs running around my mind. I have again used products from the New Spring Mini catalogue. "True Friend" and "One of a kind" stamp sets and "Apple Cider" Designer Series Paper. The flower image is stamped using Ruby Red ink and then cut out with the great SU paper snips. A clear round rhinestone brad from the Pretties kit completes the flower. I used dimensionals to give the flower a 3D look. The scalloped edge on the Summer Sun cardstock was created by using the corner rounder punch. Whisper White grosgrain ribbon finishes the layout. Again I have cased Dawn Easton's blog and used a Mojo Monday sketch for this card.
I am really pleased with my effort and the best part was the card only took 10 minutes to create.
I hope you like my challenge efforts. Please leave a comment.
Have a great weekend, Cath :)
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I have used Very Vanilla for the card with a Mellow Moss layer. The main image is using the Carte Postal Stamp set and I have coloured the stamp using SU's fantastic soft subtles markers. I can't praise the markers enough - you can do so much with them. Colour images, journalling and the Direct to rubber technique that I used here, to name a few. I coloured the stamp with the Mellow Moss marker for the leaves and stem and the Pretty in Pink marker for the flowers. For the middle of the flowers I used a blender pen and the ink from the Purely Pomegranate Stamp Pad. You pool the ink in the lid of the stamp pad by pressing on the lid and then pick up the ink with a blender pen. To stamp you simply breathe onto the inked image to remoisten the ink before stamping onto the cardstock. The image was layered onto Pretty in Pink and the message in the middle was layered onto Mellow Moss cardstock. For finishing touches I used the small flowers from the Pretties Kit and again using my Pretty in Pink marker I coloured the flowers and used the blender pen to add some Purely Pomegranate ink. Fire Rhinestone brads were added to the flowers for a bit of bling. Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon finished the card.
What do you think? I'll be back over the weekend to add some more images and my Upline Madonna also has set a challenge for our team.
Have a great weekend.
Monday, July 28, 2008
During our SU Convention in Brisbane this year we were shown how easy it is to create our own printed cardstock for scrapping and cardmaking etc. I couldn't wait to try it out and here is one of the pages that I made. Here is my wonderful family - my darling hubby Mick, Michael 19, Andrew 3 and me (Cath), Thomas 17, Matthew 13 and James 12. (I am so lucky - surrounded myself with good looking men :))
This is a page from my SU Desktop Calender. It is so easy to make, each month is a 6 x 6 page. At the end of the year you just tear the pages off and make them into a 6 x 6 album or add them to a 12 x 12 layout.
I used the So Swirly Jumbo Roller with Night of Navy Ink and rolled this diagonally over Whisper White 12 x 12 Cardstock (the tip is rolling diagonally is more forgiving then horizontally) Then using daubers I highlighted areas with my SU Pastel chalks. After I cut the 12 x 12 sheet down to strips, squares and rectangles I had fun creating my 6 x 6 layouts for the calendar. I had heaps of my printed cardstock left for other projects. I decided to use a monochromatic colour scheme and used Brocade Blue for the layering. The matching Stamp set Priceless helped add embellishments to each page. The Brocade blue butterfly in the corner was stamped on a piece of scrap cardstock and then cut out with SU paper snips and added with a Stampin Dimensional. I also used the new SU Rub ons for the Title.
I must say that a handmade card, really lifts you when you need it. The first card is from the talented Kristie Morrison. Kristie is my 'SU sister'. The Dahlia fold flower is awesome and will be trying that out as soon as I am well enough.
The second card was from my 'SU Granny' Alisa Tilsner. Alisa is also very talented and her work is amazing. The card speaks for itself. The flowers are all cut out and layered with dimensionals for a amazing 3D effect. (Just ignore the date stamp, when I work out how to get rid of it - I shall. Will wait until the 17 yo comes home. :))
Next another card from another "SU Sister' Tanya. Again the card speak for itself. Beautiful clean images and the colour combination was fantastic. This next card was done by a lovely little friend of mine Melissa. She is 13 years old and the nicest teenager I have ever meet. Melissa has stole the heart of my 3 yo son Andrew and he tells me that he will marry 'Lissa' one day. Couldn't resist showing the card off.
And last but not least is the first card I received one day after my operation. My 'SU Mother" the lovely Madonna "MAD", came to visit me just after I was released from hospital. Mad made me this card, brought me a lovely plant and heaps of new scrapbooking magazines.
It was great catching up with Mad as I havent seen her since Convention in April. As always Mad's infectious love of life was very catching and Mad made me feel amazing. After nearly two hours I was very tired and I dont think either of us stopped talking the whole time. DH Mick was very clever - he went shopping for two hours.
I loved the card that much that I came home and ordered the Designer Series Paper that Mad used. Its so fresh. Hope you liked my Get well cards as much as I do.Cheers Cath :)