Friday, January 6, 2012

Tim's birthday

Tim's birthday

I wasn't going to do a card to show because I am pretty intimidated by a lot of the work I've seen by members of ATT. WOW is all I can say.

I was in my mom's room (she passed away last July) and since she lived with us there have been no time restrictions on cleaning out her room. I was in there today doing a few things and came across some of her old astrology calendars. She was into astrology big time. So I tore out the picture for January/Capricorn and thought I would use that for my card. I guess you can call that "altered art".

I colored a piece of glossy cardstock with his alcohol inks and then stamped some words/phrases. I colored the ram a little with copic markers (it was and OLD calendar). I used the tattered florals die and cut some shrink plastic and did it in the melting pot. WOW he makes things look easy.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Snowman Card for Bella

I have to admit that I "lifted" this design off the TwoPeas gallery. It was too adorable not to! I made it for my 3 year old niece who just loves getting her OWN mail. I used my spellbinders circle dies to cut out the snowman and then covered with Diamond Dust (love how that stuff sparkles). I used Viva Decor Pearl Pens for the eyes and stickles (orange out of the Halloween pack) for the nose. Put it together with dimensional dots and the head with one of the jiggling things - can't think of the name right now but makes it spin when you twist it. Bella absolutely loved it and keeps playing with it like it is a toy!

Christmas Card

The reindeers are from Tim Holtz Reindeer in Flight die. They were colored with Twinkling H20's. The wreath was cut with my cricut and colored with Copic Markers. The background was cut from DCWV Christmas stack using the Elegant Edges cartridge.


I used Tim's Carved Ornaments Die (old and new) and the movers and shapers words Love, Noel, Joy and Peace. I cut them out using heavy chipboard and some using grungeboard. I colored them with Twinkling H20's, Viva Decor Inka Gold and Distress Stains. Some I glittered and some I wiped with a thick layer of Judi Kins Diamond Glaze. I experimented on a couple running them through the cuttlebug and then using Tim's sanding block to distress and then wiping with distress ink. That gave those a very aged looked. I think I liked those the best.

Happy New Year

Do you think my #1 New Year's resolution should be to blog more??? Probably....I'll least I can keep posting some pics of cards I've been making.