Sunday, October 30, 2011

Season's Change

One of my all time favorite sentiments from Close To My Heart! Someone on Less Is More posted a card that used SU! watercolor crayons on watercolor paper. The technique was to draw stripes and then rub over with a wet sponge. My attempt here wasn't anything like their lovely paper...but it was fun and when I get more watercolor paper, I will certainly try again. I matted it with Chocolate card stock, used a Kraft card base, and using CTMH liquid glass, attached several leaves from a HUGE bag I purchased last year from the local craft store....Do you pick up things with wonderful ideas swirling in your mind, and then just stash the items away? I have far too many things like that. Sigh. My dream is of days that require nothing but crafting and using up 'the stash' :>)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Boo Boo

Totally simple today. Less is More challenge this week is polka dots. I'm going to see if this flies!! A student broke her finger over the weekend, and I wanted to make a quick card for her. Picked up this little stamp at Ms** out of the $1 bin. All things come together for good :-)

It's a small white 4 bar card; I stamped the image again on CTMH Creme Brulee card stock and cut out the band aid and popped it up with some foam tape. I added the little red heart.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

More Captured Moments

This card used another image from the Captured Moments set. I stamped it with Chocolate ink on Colonial White card stock, matted with Chocolate, and mounted on a Kraft card base. The color on the image is chalk. Inside I have a Colonial White piece with a border of leaves stamped along the bottom using Sunset and Autumn Terracotta inks.

Captured Moments

A card made from CTMH stamp set Captured Moments (C1423). The Halloween card uses paper from the CTMH Mischief collection (X7144B). Inside I have stamped the cat from August stamp of the month set, Wicked, and the sentiment 'Boo to You.' The card seems a little plain - could use some embellishments. Sometimes I have trouble with this because many of my cards go in a Donations display at my hair salon, (Last year gals contributed over $175 for American Cancer Society) and they don't take cards with 'bumps.' I've noticed during the two years I've done this that they leave behind those cards that will be troublesome to mail. Hence the plain version.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Put your best foot forward

Last year Bugaboo Stamps had this delightful image of witch legs and shoes. I colored them and somehow they never were made up into cards. The buckles have glitter. I think they are so cute, and the new CTMH Halloween stamp provided a perfect sentiment. The sketch is from Lily Pad's current challenge.

Northwest rainy day....perfect for enjoying my craft room.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Guy Card

It is more difficult to make cards for men...this one worked because of the rich colors of the Mischief paper from Close To My Heart. The tag and mat were made using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge in the Cricut and stamps from the September Stamp of the Month. The birthday sentiment was from one of the coordinating stamp sets included in the AP package.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Thanks a Bunch!

So many things to be thankful for lately. Students, family, grandsons, colleagues, friends...and crafting. It feels like there is never enough time to get in my craft room. So the week before my 'card club' ladies come each month is wonderful. I have to create five things for them, and so I can justify my hours having fun.

This card was such a breeze because I could load a 12" X 12" into my new Cricut and select fill the page! The new Close To My Heart cartridge (Art Philosophy) comes with coordinating stamps. It can't get easier!! I used the 2" leaf cut in Bamboo, Mayberry paper, Kraft card stock cut at 9 1/2" x 5 1/2'"scored at 2", 5 1/4". I used Honey and Smoothie inks for the leaves and sentiment, with a little piece of chocolate backing the sentiment; a small wooden button tied with waxy flax for embellishment.