Friday, January 31, 2014

Love You - Hot Pink

Happy Friday Friends :)

I hope you all had a good week. Here is the card I made for this weeks friends with flair today.




 I used two stamps on this card. The hearts are from the You are my Main Squeeze stamp set. The sentiment is from the Strength & Dignity KOM 11/13.  The vibrant pink colour is Picked Raspberry distress ink that I sponged all over the card. I embossed the hearts with white embossing powder. I really like he effect it created it looks almost like chalk. 

Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Destiny - Wall Art


 Hello Friends

I had a crafty day today It always makes me happy to get my stamps out and make a mess. I find it very therapeutic :)  I saw these wooden frames at A.C Moore last week and thought they would make great frames for my stamping projects. They were only $1 super inexpensive and today I got to play around with one.  I painted it black with acrylic paint and left it to dry while I stamped something for the insert.

 

I got out the newly Nov 2013 KOM I bought.  I love this kit it is called Strength and Dignity you can find it here on the Unity website. The reason I bought this set was because I LOVED this quote:

 "HARDSHIPS OFTEN PREPARE 
ORDINARY PEOPLE FOR AN 
EXTRAORDINARY DESTINY."
C.S Lewis

It is a quote that really speaks to my soul. I love all of the works of Lewis.  I find his writing inspirational. He is probably most known for the Chronicles of Narnia.  However, there are so many other books he wrote that are definitely worth a read. 

So back to my project. I stamped the quote using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then stamped the butterfly from the same kit with the same ink. I then used my distress inks to create the colours on the butterfly. I used Tumbles Glass, Peacock Feathers and Stormy Sky. I blended them all together starting from light to dark from the bottom up. I glued the butterfly to the card.  Then I glued the card to the wooden frame. I replaced the twine with black ribbon and then hung it on my wall :) 


Thanks for Visiting :)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Release the past





 Hello Friends


I hope you all had a good week. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things after being gone almost a month.  Although I can't get over how cold it is here in New York. The wind chill goes right through you.  I hope it warms up a wee bit soon :)

So on to my card for today's Friends with Flair over at Unity Blog. I went with another pink and grey theme today. I got to ink up the Nov 2013 Kit of the Month for this card. I just love this kit especially the sentiments and this butterfly stamp is just amazing.  If you know me you know I LOVE to emboss. It really is addicting. I was in Michaels craft store last weekend and picked up this crazy embossing powder. It is light pink in color with large and small parts of glitter through it and I just had to have it. I wanted to try it out with this butterfly stamp.



 I started off with some white card and sponged distress ink in two different colours. I used the pink Victorian Velvet on the top and the grey Weathered Wood on the bottom. I stamped the butterfly with VersaMark ink and then covered it with this glittery embossing powder. I heated it with my heat tool and then cut it out. The butterfly looked too plain and I think it needed a little something extra so I got some rhinestones but they were not matching the way I wanted them to. So I wanted to emboss them too :) So I VersaMarked the rhinestones and covered them with the same embossing powder and heated them up. They did warp a little but they did emboss pretty well and I put them on the body of the butterfly.

I sponged the sentiment with the same two inks and stamped it straight on to the card base. I glued the body of the butterfly to the card and left the wings loose to give the illusion of it fluttering off the card :)




I have also entered this card into the following Challenges
Feeling Crafty Challenge 24 - Butterflies
Emerald Faeries Challenge 51 - Things with wings
Created with love challenges - C73 Winged things

Thanks for visiting have a blessed day :)




Friday, January 17, 2014

White/Pink/Grey FWF


Happy New Year Friends :) This is my first post of 2014. I Just got back from Scotland yesterday. I really enjoyed my trip home. It was such a nice break but I have missed my crafting :)

Here is my card for this weeks friends with flair over at the Unity Blog.  I used the Insightful Meadows stamp set and the Happy Birthday sentiment. I heat embossed a row of flowers with white embossing powder. Then stamped over it again just a little higher with just the VersaMark Ink to create some shadows. I added the sentiment and the ribbon to finish it off  :)

Thanks for visiting have a great weekend :)