Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Halloween Kitty Cards

Do you need last minute Halloween inspiration? I used alcohol inks to create the background papers for these cards and the cutest little retro kitty stamp was embossed with black sparkle powder. Simple & Sweet!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Layout Using Fabric

The PS design team is sharing different ways to incorporate fabric into paper-crafting projects.  Today I’m sharing how I used the frayed selvedge edge of fabric that would usually be discarded as a fringe trim around the matting. Also, I transformed a pantyhose anklet stocking into a rose embellishment. (freebies you get from shoe stores if you don’t have socks and want to try shoes on) Hop on over to Practical Scrappers to see what inventive ways the girls are using fabric. 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Halloween Forest Cards

The trees were created using a metal stencil. On two of the cards I used Ranger dauber paints to make autumn leaves. (silver, copper, & gold) The other card was made using Perfect Pearls Powder to create an eerie glow. I stamped two pumpkins on black card and embossed them with copper powder. For the third card, I used Brilliance Ink (copper) to stamp the pumpkin and then used a permanent orange marker to add the highlights and shading. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to hang some washi tape bunting from the branches.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Fabric Pumpkin Table Decoration

I’ve seen fabric pumpkins numerous times in magazines over the years so I can’t take any credit for coming up with this idea. It was something that has been on my “must try this someday list” and I finally had the right fabrics. All the magic happens after you stuff it and wrap it to give it distinct sections. I made little yo yo flowers and used jute to attach some leaves.
TIP: My best advice for this project is to over stuff your pumpkin way more than you think and make sure you pull the twine very tight and knot it as you go.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Banner Layout

I fell in love with the mustard and cranberry background paper and it inspired me to use this new color combination on my layout. I used a row of clustered banners with softly chalked edges to embellish my vintage layout. Also, notice the paper feather I made with a piece of wire in it to give it a more natural look. Go visit the ladies at Practical Scrappers for more inspiration using banners and garlands.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Ribbon Embellishment

I used organza ribbon to tie a faux bow to embellish the wedding dress on my congratulations card.  I actually stamped the dress on iridescent white glitter card with permanent ink but it doesn't really pick up the glitter detail in the photo.  Visit Practical Scrappers to see what creative ways the Design Team have come up with for using ribbons.

Embellish a rubber stamped image with a ribbon accent.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Transparent Layout

Today the challenge for the Practical Scrappers Design Team is to use transparencies.  I used a 12x12 piece of acetate as the base to design my double sided layout. With careful planning, I designed 2 pages simultaneously with certain shared features in common. Black acrylic paint and flourishes stamped with black permanent ink are visible on both.  Designing on transparencies is a challenge but do give it a try.