Wednesday, September 24, 2014

sizzix challenge

Hi friends.  I decided to participate in this month's challenge on the Sizzix blog.  This is the inspiration for the challenge. 




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I used the mason jar die to cut jars from white cardstock and clear acetate.  I also cut a partial from some shimmery gray cardstock for the jar cover. 


Using button, button from SU, I stamped a lot of buttons with tuxedo black memento ink and colored them with copic markers.  Some I didn't color.  All the round ones were punched out with various circle punches, but those that weren't round had to be cut out with scissors. 

Then I just started gluing them onto the jar back until the jar was filled with buttons. 

I attached the acetate to the back underneath the cover so the glue wouldn't show. 

Some faux stitching seemed appropriate with the buttons.  The jar is attached with dimensional foam tape. 

The sentiment is from rubbernecker, and is die cut with spellbinders labels seventeen. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

15 things to give up to be happy with your art

Hi friends.  Today I'm giving you this link to an excellent blog post by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer that I think is well worth reading.   Hop on over there and take a look. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

fan club challenges part 16

Hi friends.  This is the final bunch of cards from the dare to get dirty challenges on SCS. 

Two simple layouts using some designer paper.  Both of these were used in my cuttlebug class. 



I changed this blue one just a bit for class, because I didn't have enough of the floral paper.  So in class, we stamped an image and used a blender pen to spread the ink.  I like both versions. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing all the cards I made for the special challenges.  Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

fan club challenges part 15

Hi friends.  Here is another installment of the cards I made for the dare to get dirty challenges on SCS. 

Gotta have coffee!

I used up some of my button stash. 

This is my favorite card out of the whole bunch. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


Thursday, September 4, 2014

fan club challenges part 14

Hi friends.  More cards from the dare to get dirty challenges on SCS. 

This card was so each.  The background is one piece of designer paper, so all I did was add the flags. 

A simple monochromatic card in my favorite color - blue.

Black, white and gray.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

fan club challenges part 13

Hi friends.  Another group of cards made for the dare to get dirty challenges on SCS. 

Another one of my old favorite stamps from SU, roses in winter. 

A masculine bird card. 

Seems like I'm always needing belated birthday cards. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

fan club challenges part 12

Hi friends.  Here are some more cards from the dare to get dirty challenges on SCS. 

A shaker card. 

I used some DIY spray paint for the background on this card.  This is one of my favorites of all the cards that I made. 

Polished stone background and some shrink art leaf charms. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.