Sunday, September 30, 2012

Contest Entry and Anniversary Card

Spent some fun and relaxing time stamping this week end!
Above is my entry for Michael Strong's September 2012 Challenge at the Enjoy Michael Strong Yahoo Group. The theme is to express in a visual composition, any part of  "September Song" composed by Kurt Weill. There is generally a monthly challenge on that group...with a prize!  I would love to win, but the competition is stiff. There are many creative and artistic people on that group!

Here is an anniversary card that I made for my daughter and her husband for their 5th wedding anniversary in October.

Materials Used:
Hero Arts and Michael Strong Stamps
Stampin' Up! and Distress Ink pads
Blick and Staedtler colored pencils
Cuttlebug Allegro embossing folder
Bazzil Basics Paper (from Archiver's that has the awful sticker on the back, which makes a mark or is difficult to remove!)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Altered Book Update-Sept. 2012

Lynette and I worked on our Altered Books in September. 
These 3 layouts are Lynette's:
This one is mine:

Friday, September 28, 2012

Printed Paper Scraps

Here are 3 cards made with scraps.
My inspiration came from the Unity cards displayed at Archiver's in 2011. Suzi's Scraps had some samples here and here that got me "jump started".

Stamps by Stampendous and Stampin' Up!
Used Distress Inks and my new vintage photo distress marker from Ranger.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dare I post another Fall Tree Card

The tree is Fantasy from Penny Black.
The fall "leaves" are made with Itty Bitty Background from Stampin' Up!
The 2 birds are Bird Trio from Savvy Stamps (used marker to color in just the 2 birds).
Used Distress Inks: vintage photo, shabby shutters, scattered straw, barn door, broken china  and my new vintage photo distress marker.

Again, this card was inspired by Heather Telford's lovely autumn card 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Tree Card

I have been mesmerized by Pinterest...what about you? So many great ideas for cards and crafts and home decor, etc. etc. This card was inspired by Heather Telford's lovely autumn card
Stamps by Hero Arts, Rubber Stampede and Stampin' Up!-(used a flower part of Spring Garden)
Distress Inks by Tim Holtz