Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sent with Love

This card is "Sent with Love"  She is the Valentine Girl available in AW digi shop.  I will use this card as a general card--probably a birthday or best wishes.  It is done for the Aurora Wings Challenge #64 BINGO challenge and uses the Centerline Bingo----Glitter--Diecut--Layers.  The Die is Penny Black Line of Hearts, double cut from glitter paper.  The Valentine Girl is colored with prismacolor pencils and detailed with white Posca pen, 3d Crystal Glaze, glitter gel pen, wink of stella and liquid pearls.  

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Shamrock Sprite

The new Shamrock Sprite is a gift with purchase this month at Aurora Wings.  I used the Sentiment-DieCut-Ribbon AND the Glitter-Die-Cut-Layers Bingo for this card in the Aurora Wings Challenge #64.  The mat is 5.5 x 2.5 cut with a rectangle mat die, and designed and printed in Photoshop.  The Sentiment:  May the Luck 'O the Irish be With You" was also printed in Photoshop (Boonheur Royale Font) and the sentiment banner sits on top of a organza emerald green ribbon.  The adorable little Sprite is dressed in a dotted swiss organza dress (Posca White Pen and and Nuvo Glimmer paste (clear). The sprite is colored in Prismacolor pencils and accented with wink of stella, and green and white glitter gel pens.  The glitter border is an emerald green glitter sticker.  The inside of the card is die cut matted with an Irish Blessing.

And Dances With the DAFFODILS

For a sweet gal who has a March Birthday---these white embossed on vellum and painted daffodils come from a set of flowers that is more than 10 years old.  I no longer know the manufacturer of these clear stamps.  They are coming through an oval stitched mats dieset by Lil Inker.  The woven mat is from a really beautiful set of  "woven" embossing folders by  We R. Memory Keepers run on Wisteria Wonder (SU) paper.  The Silver Happy  Birthday sentiment is as sticker from Pop Ups Etc. and the lavender gingham ribbon is from my stash.

By William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud 
That floats on high o'er vales and hills, 
When all at once I saw a crowd, 
A host, of golden daffodils; 
Beside the lake, beneath the trees, 
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. 

Continuous as the stars that shine 
And twinkle on the milky way, 
They stretched in never-ending line 
Along the margin of a bay: 
Ten thousand saw I at a glance, 
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. 

The waves beside them danced; but they 
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: 
A poet could not but be gay, 
In such a jocund company: 
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought 
What wealth the show to me had brought: 

For oft, when on my couch I lie 
In vacant or in pensive mood, 
They flash upon that inward eye 
Which is the bliss of solitude; 
And then my heart with pleasure fills, 
And dances with the daffodils. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Butterfly Confetti_Hero Arts

These cards feature new Butterfly Confetti die by Hero Arts.    One is a see through card with top watercolor and gold artwork, (Sticker from Pop Ups Etc) and the other is using the Happiness Butterfly Stamp, Lacy Squares (Spellbinders S-4295) and butterflies cut out of Stampin Up Mint Macaron Glitter Paper using Les Papillons by Spallbinders S-4315. Before I removed the confetti from the die, I sponged the butterflies lightly with Mint Macaron and then inlaid a few of them.  I used tiny pearl accents to complete the bottom card

Sentiment (Impression Obsession rubber stamp)  reads
"Happiness is like a butterfly:
 The more you chase it, the more it will elude you, 
but turn your attention to other things
 and it will sit softly on your shoulder.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

See Through Die Cut Cards

This card was cut with the  Spellbinders  Designer Series Vintage Elegance on two pieces of Neehah very heavy paper stock.  The  stamp in the front is gtom SU "Thoughts and Prayers" and the inside sentiment is from SU "Sassy Salutations"  The inside ovals are cut from Lil Inker Stitched Oval dieset.  The ink is Ranger Distress ink in Evergreen Bough with matching paper from my stash. The happiness blue bird is from a digital scrapbooking kit by Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen, manipulated in size with Photoshop and flipped for the back of the bird. Accented in enamel dots and 3D crystal glaze. The card was inspired by Jennifer Mc Quire's similar See Through Card ideas.     

Monday, February 19, 2018

Ornament Girls Club_ Ornament #28 for St. Patrick's Day

I could hardly wait when I got the notification the this month's Club Kit had shipped.  With A PHENOMENAL video tutorial for gaining perfect measurements, that came with the E book this time---I was thrilled to complete the project without a boo boo this time.   Thank you Staci Lowry for the plesure that being an Ornament Girl brings me.


Aurora Wings Birthday Sprite

I absolutely LOVE this little Cupcake Sprite and have created cards with her many many times.  This is the first time I have placed her behind raised acetate--because the surface of the artpiece is quite fragile.  This card was made for Challenge #64 at Aurora Wings Challenge  This month it is a "Bingo Challenge"  My Bingo "win" is the center vertical column, containing glitter, die cuts and layers.  The Card is created on pink cardstock an with a light pink mat that has been embossed with Iridiscent glitter EP through the negative side of the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder by Provocraft (37113).   And you can see not one drop of the glitter background in this photograph.  The die I used was one of Lil Inker's Stitched Ovals


The Sprite is colored in Prismacolor pencils, and accented with! !!!  Glitter Snow, Glimmer paste, cut up sequin bits, Nuvo crystal and glitter drops, glimmer gel pens, 3 D crystal glaze, and Wink of Stella (white and clear)  The cupcake paper is silver and white Wink of Stella and Silver Glimmer paste.  Sequins are from a couple of collections in my stash, but are almost always from Pretty Pink Posh collections. 

 When I printed this sprite, I printed an almost "no line" of the cupcake, leaving the black artist drawn lines for the face and head of the little sprite.  This way the frosting and the cupcake itself is very transparent and detail is acthieved with the pencils and gel pens or Wink of Stella.  

Friday, February 16, 2018

Papers N Pixels Shaker Card Workshop

I taught a class on creating simple Shaker Cards.  The first cards were to learn how to make them, and the second cards (not shown) were St. Patrick's Day shaker cards.  We had a wonderful time, and learned new skills and techniques.

For some of the Shakers we tried see;  The Shaker Variations Post 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Thank you Chief Tanner

This Thank You card was made for our Police Chief who nominated Roger as Volunteer of the Year for the Local BPOE  Handwritten Thank you note is inside. It is created with the  Hinged Word Thanks by Ellen Hutson, and a sentiment stamp from Avery Elle. Accent papers are from SU.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Irish Blessings

This 5x5 topfold card uses the adorable Leprechaun from Aurora  Wings   The card is created for the Aurora Wings Challenge #63   Mid Chanllenge Anything Goes Inspiration.  The lucky little Leprechaun is colored in Prisma Color pencils, with  Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink waterbrushed over his pot.  The coins are tiny gold beads, microbeads, (and wink of stella gold brushing) The other accents are embellished with 3DCrystal Glaze  The Irish Blessing is Create with TLC.  The doily is from a local restaurant.  It's supposed to be "Irish Lace!  


May the Road rise to meet you,
May the wind be at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.