Thursday, July 23, 2009
Following on from the previous post, a couple of little cards that were born from the scrap pile, tied together again with DCWV Paper, this time from the Latte Stack. The sentiments are stamped in PTI Vintage Cream Ink and the ribbon treatments are from left over shopping bag handles.
Posted by Edna Morrisedie at 4:00 AM
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Here are some little cards, made primarily with scraps, have a mission to use more of my off-cast scraps so I purposefully pull from the (relatively organised) scrap pile once a week to see what can come of the bits and bobs on offer. These little ones are on a variety of scrappy card base, but tied together by using the same DSP from DCWV's Whimsy Stack, added sentiments from SU's One of a Kind and Stamp-It. Finished off with some Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi Ribbons... not bad for discarded cardstock.
Posted by Edna Morrisedie at 11:00 PM
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Here is my offering for this week's Featured Stamper over on Splitcoast. It wasn't hard to choose MinniDr's Butterfly to CASE, I liked the use of a large butterfly and BG paper featuring a butterfly. I used one of my gifted images from StampMuse from the SU Wonderful Wings set, adding colour with Real Red and More Mustard Markers and tried to pick up some of the colours from the Graphic 45 Botanicabella Collection papers. The sentiment is from Stamp-It and the border punch from EK Success--Parisian... some of you will know I have a little bit of affection for this punch! Play along if you get the chance... I have had a productive weekend and have about 30 new cards in the stash, I am sure some of them will show up here in the coming days... thanks for visiting.
Posted by Edna Morrisedie at 3:50 PM
A little dash of bling thrown in with a batik message was the end result for this offering... which started in a much different place, but not to worry a card resulted right? I started with the K&Co Frame which I covered with Bo Bunny paper, the base panel was mounted on Bling Bazzill to separate it from the card base, which lead me to use BB in the yo-yo flower, the ribbon treatment was originally pleated but that didn't leave room for the flower so this was ditched for the simple grey gloss grosgrain. The sentiment is a mix of Stamp-It and Judith images which were clear embossed on white card and then a dash of batik but using Graphite Glimmer Mist. Threw in the Kaiser Bling to tie the elements together and try to provide some sort of finish to this mis-matched creation.
Posted by Edna Morrisedie at 10:21 AM
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I decided to do some Verve Stamps Sketch Challenges from the Splitcoast Forum... 3 little offerings for now, more to come, I think there will be 5 in total for the month. Play along if you have time... The first challenge was not in my usual sketch realm, however asked for distressing which is right up my alley! I wanted to make a bright and cheerful hello card, so whipped out these fabulous papers from We R Memory Makers, the White Out Range... the lovely flocked ribbon made it onto this card as well, I wet and crumpled and distressed and inked up each panel. The base card has images from Petal Pizzaz applied with versamark, the next panel is distressed with colorbox chalk ink, the next a series of papers from the range applied in a diagonal and then distressed and inked, the top panel is distressed and carries some very funky vinyl thickers. I enjoyed making this card and think it is nice to see bright colours distressed and looking shabby from time to time. I liked this sketch, thought it had a lot of possibilities, needed a sympathy card for the stash though so chose some muted tones and decided to use some Kelly Panacci Border stamps, joined together to make the feature strip, which is stamped in versamark and has two shades of chalk (pastels) applied, which was the twist for this challenge. I decided to use a double feature for the circle element with DSP behind and the sentiment stamped on acetate so that it could sit atop the hand cut border strip. The Kraft DSP is from Bella Bleu from SU. I added some scored lines and pearls to finish off... and rounded the corners on the TRHS. I found this sketch rather challenging, it was very similar to another sketch recently and I thought the little extension tabs were rather odd, but managed to come up with something in the end... I based it on these fab Kraft Kuts papers from Fancy Pants Designs, check out the eyelashes on the owls, so gorgeous! The twist with this one was to include scored lines, which I added to the sentiment panel before stamping and adding the foam thickers. Not normally into such big bows, but the sketch kinda called for it, as did the card in the end, was very tempted to add some googly eyes to each of the owls :-}
Posted by Edna Morrisedie at 6:08 PM
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Gotta love Sunday afternoons and the opportunity to partake in Splitcoast's Featured Stamper Challenge, the honour went out to Shirmcat today and I chose to CASE her Lovely Purple card swapping out the stamps for Guide Lines 2 by PTI and then building the flower with Petal Pizzazz and Circle Circus combo.... the sentiment is new to Australia and from Great Friend by SU. Perfect Plum was the chosen shade of purple for me, this is nice and muted but still full in colour. I swapped out the cream lace for this very lovely jute lace which a friend sent to me from England, there is a great trimming store called V V Rouleaux and I got a lovely little parcel of snips for my Birthday one year, 'tis really lovely and great for this card. Anyway if you have the chance to join in with the challenge, let me know.
Posted by Edna Morrisedie at 4:35 PM
It was nice to come home to a big fat box of new SU goodies on Friday, sad that I waited until today to play. I have had this double nestie border combo for some time, not mine but tks to KathyJ and decided to pull it out and frame up the image for Soft Summer (new to the Australia Spring Mini), using two step stampin' to ink and then outline the image in Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Close to Cocoa, I like the look of this on the Kraft and happily added the Best Wishes sentiment from Oval All. The background is my old but much loved Floral background again from SU, this time stamped in Riding Hood Red on same colour card, I didn't really want to add anything futher but promised I would finally use the EK Success Fleur de Lis punch this weekend, so here it is, topped with Kraft Tafetta Ribbon and the new vanilla brad, stamped and embossed with a section of the image from Oval All.
Thanks for stopping by...
Posted by Edna Morrisedie at 1:26 PM
These little numbers stemmed from trials with my newish EK Success Punches, primarily Parisian with a touch of Dotted Wave. The first also combines the very lovely PTI Friends to the End with a Stamp-It Sentiment. I am a cutter from way back and love the clean lines of PTI stamps and the fact that they are great for both cutting and blended stamping; or masking for that matter..... Seriously, I could cut out these leaves all day, they make a girl smile that is for sure! The chunky little slice of ribbon is from Basic Grey and I didn't really think it needed much else, but I did glitz up the centre of the flower (before I popped it up) by spritzing with some PearlEx.
The second card is a carry on from this card using a Walton Madeline Butterfly ChipBox some stamped PTI Retro Background Basics on the panel edged with Dotted Wave, with the sentiment once again from Stamp-It. Managed to squeeze in some more string with bling, some SU DSP, based on Navy card.
Posted by Edna Morrisedie at 10:19 AM
Friday, July 10, 2009
Not sure if it is technically great to leave off one of the elements on a sketch challenge all together, but couldn't bring myself to complicate this card with another element, I was kinda going for the neutral not too cluttered look.... Butterfly Delight by Stamp-It is newish to my stash and this is stamped off in a borrowed ink, all I know is that it was tear drop shaped and called something like "rust" and has a nice shimmer to it! I cut and popped a double image of the butterfly for some dimension. The rust looking paper of the other panel completes another challenge which was to dig deep into the stash, someplace you haven't been in a while and pull something out that you were once inspired by but have stayed away from.... this is one of many pieces of natural fibre paper that I bought especially to scrapbook my Vietnam photos, well it is not hard to guess that that never happened, so here it is for the first time and now that it is close to the top of the stash it will probably come back in a hurry... I lashed out and used one of my much cherished Antique Copper Lacy Brads by Making Memories--sigh! The strips of hay coloured card are pierced with a guide (parchment). So anyway there it is, a little bland but that was kinda the idea...
And then another using the same image, this time with the second image in a contrasting Regal Rose, the background strips are stamped with PTIs Retro Backgrounds and sliced and separated, the fat rickrack is from deep in the stash as well and the brads are by Stampin' Up!... thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Edna Morrisedie at 10:16 PM
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge was inspiration for this little offering which combines just about every shade of pink I have!
I stamped off another Kelly Panacci Border 2 in Rose Red on Regal Rose against the LH Border and built the centre panel from Rose Red DSP and Pink Pirouette, colouring up another stamped image I received from Stamp Muse, this one a Martha Stewart stamp. I added shine to this with some PearlEx powder via a spray bottle, finishing off with some Pretty in Pink Tafetta Ribbon and Fancy Pants Designs Pins. The sentiment is again from Stamp-It.
Posted by Edna Morrisedie at 12:44 PM
Another excuse to use one of my new butterfly images from Stamp Muse, again from Wonderful Wings by SU, this time coloured with Kiwi Kiss, Sahara Sand and River Rock inks. I have scored a border on both panels of Kiwi Kiss DSP, on the main panel stamping in Basic Gray for both the Stamp-It sentiment and Stem Silhouettes image. I have scored and pleated a strip of Basic Gray paper from Urban Oasis DSP and finished with Basic Gray Tafetta Ribbon and Candy Dots by Pebbles Inc. Thanks to Laura from 2 Sketches 4 You for the Sketch Challenge, this was quick and lots of fun.
Posted by Edna Morrisedie at 11:13 AM
I knew once the Charcoal Thickers were unleashed it would be hard to put them away... used these as a base to build this card, along with Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray inks, card and paper from SU. I roughed up the DP from the Urban Oasis set with my New York Nail File (you needed to know this); and topped with a strip of PP stamped in BG with Kelly Panacci Borders 2 Stamp, then beat the life out of it before scrunching it up and securing with good old office staples. The circle panel is stamped with SU's Pretty Petals AND the the butterfly is new to me thanks to Stamp Muse and is from Wonderful Wings by SU--used a blender pen to colour with PP and BG--and I have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this butterfly and am so happy it made it to my place.
Of course I also have to say that this reminds me of the early 80s.... pink and grey! Who ever would have thought this would be back in fashion.... hopefully this is seen as a more modern version of the tragic old colour combination... enjoy!
Posted by Edna Morrisedie at 8:01 AM
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I turned once again to Basic Gray to start this card, thought it was a good match for the scrap of SU card and paper from SEI's Paisleys and Petals... not to mention I got to use my new THICKERS--Lullaby Foam in Charcoal!! I still think that the foam thickers are the best, pliable, repositionable and great texture. The stamped images behind the thickers is from Lucy's Stamps--Paisley Border, using versamark ink. I finished off with a double punched border in dotted wave by EK Success and of course some Basic Gray tafetta ribbon. This is going out to a friend from work who just scored a promotion, she is girly but rather retro so should fit the bill nicely.
Posted by Edna Morrisedie at 8:06 PM
This little offering was thrown together in an attempt to use some new Brenda Walton Madeline Butterfly ChipBox... I like the florals, gems and sparkles on these but found it rather challenging to get the colour combination right (without using the matching papers)... I eventually settled on using Bella Rose DP, Regal Rose and Riding Hood Red from SU, and teamed this with a nestie shape stamped with PTI Retro Background Basics, sentiment is from Stamp-It. Managed to squeeze in a EK Success Scalloped Scallop Border and threw in some of my favourite string dressed up with Kaiser Bling.
Posted by Edna Morrisedie at 8:31 AM