Saturday, October 15, 2011

Everything's coming up Poppies!

I love poppies! I have to say they are one of my favorite flowers, so I decided I needed to figure how to make one using my CottageCutz dies. I used the Pink Peony Flower for the petals and the stamen is from the Orchid Flower.

Step 1. Cut one base flower, 2 petal pieces and 3 stamens.

Step 2. Ink the petals. I used Distress Ink ( Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door and Black Soot).

Step 3. Cut into the base flower to form four separate petals (but don't cut all the way through). Cut the end off of the stamens, so you just have a tip with three balls.

Step 4. Shape the parts with a flower shaping tool or ball stylus.

Step 5. Assemble the flower. Add a little Flower Soft in Sage Green for the centers.

Here's a layout that I made using some of the poppies. This is a picture of my nephew at the Land of Oz festival with the Wicked Witch. The quote says, " And now my beauties, something with poison in it. Poppies...poppies. Poppies will put them to sleep." ~ Wicked Witch of the West

I added some Epiphany Crafts epoxies. I love the large bubble on the bottom left that I added mini letter stickers for the date, before I punched the epoxy out! I used my Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and Scrap Dots to put it all together.


Helmar: Sketch

Friday, October 14, 2011

You are My Sunshine

I saw some 6 foot tall sunflowers for sale, on my way home from work today. I decided those might be a little big for me, but this size is just perfect!
Flourishes: Just Show Me ( Adding Dimension)
Touch Twin Challenge: Florals

Highlighting Your Images with Sakura Crystal Lacquer

I love vintage images, and am always looking for new ways to play with them. Today, I'm going to show you how to spotlight an area of your print (or stamp) with Sakura Crystal Lacquer and a metal frame.
I am using an image from Crafty Secrets ( Mini- Vintage Scraps). You will want to use something that you have two of the same image. For the base picture, I cut it out, and used the Lacquer to add dimension to some of the flowers in the garden.

Next, I took my metal frame, and drew around it on the 2nd image to mark the area I wanted to spotlight, and I cut this out. (Trim inside the lines so it will fit in your frame). Glue this down using the Lacquer. I also cut my sentiment from the Mini-Vintage Scraps and glued this onto the image. I filled in the whole frame with Lacquer, and with tweezers, added a little bit of the Gem Particles in green around the edges. Let this dry completely.

I placed the frame over the same area that it was cut from on the full image, using dimensional foam to raise it up. I "framed" my layered images with Metallic Peel-off stickers from Crafty
I filled in the spaces using Sakura Lacquer in Fawn. It was really a nice color for a vintage project.

I hope you will be inspired to try this technique out!

Card Patterns: sketch
Woodware: Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Scor-Pal and Little Darlings Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scor-pal/Little Darlings blog hop! Today we are featuring some fun projects using the Scor-pal/Scor-buddy along with the newly released Fall/Halloween Little Darlings stamps. If you came here from Sarah's blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, you will want to start from the beginning at the Scor-pal blog so you don't miss any of today's projects. There will be some Little Darlings stamps given away by Love to Stamp and Scor-pal will be giving away a Scor-buddy to one person randomly chosen from all comments left. The more comments you leave the better your chances of winning. You can also increase your chances of winning a Scor-buddy in other ways as well so check out the Scor-pal blog for complete details.

I was lucky enough to work with the Little Darlings Throwing Leaves stamp. I think she is just adorable! I tried a Double fold card for my project. It was a quick and easy fancy fold - but I think the results are stunning. (Remember if you are ever short on ideas for great scored cards and projects, just check out all of the tutorials at Scor-Pal.)

Here is what the card looks like opened. I think it's great that it can stand by itself in this position.

Thanks for stopping by today! Your next hop stop is Louise's blog. Have fun!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Boo to You!

We are continuing with our Anything Goes theme at the Beary Scrap this week. So you have no excuse not to play along with us, for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate!

I chose to make a Halloween card this week, using papers from Authentique's Glowing line. I had some really funky, vintage, sequined fabric that I used to cut my bats out with the Spellbiner's bat dies. I used Authentiques letter stickers and the Epiphany Crafts Studio Tool Round 14 to make my epoxy title.

Thanks for looking!

Authentique: sketch

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Epiphany Crafts has a new Blog in Town!

Have you seen that Epiphany Crafts has a new blog? It's awesome - and there is going to be tons of inspiration posted throughout the month. My card today is one that was just shown on it! I love Pink Paislee's Halloween papers - and I used a combination of Phantom and Hocus Pocus. I think they look great together. I lined the diamond epoxies (made with the Shape Studio Tool Square 25), up with the zig-zag pattern of the canvas sticker. Isn't that a cool look? I also added the Button Studio Tool Round 20 for a button to finish off my bow. I combined seam binding and baker's twine for a festive look.

More Chocolate Please

I absolutely fell in love with Basic Grey's new Picadilly line, and new the rich, warm colors would be perfect for my fall projects. You know, something happens when you give a five year old chocolate (as you can tell from my pictures!)

Stamps, Creative Scraps: Crafty Secrets
Epoxies, Round Studio Tool 25, Round Studio Tool 14, Felt Flower: Epiphany Crafts
Papers: Basic Grey Picadilly
Dies: Cottage Cutz
Dew Drops: Robin's Nest
Crystal Lacquer: Sakura
Twine: The Twinery