Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gingersnaps Challenge - Office Supplies

Sometimes it's hard from me to actually craft - well, I can craft, but it ends up being stuff that I don't do anything with.  I generally throw it into a basket and there it sits until the end of time.  When I have to send a card, I actually go out and buy one.  I know, how crazy is that??

So I've made it my goal to make cards that I can use.  Here's my first attempt; I decided to go with a Thank You card.  It's for the Spicy Supply - Office Supplies Challenge over at Gingersnap Creations.   I "liberated" the tiny little butterfly clip from my work desk, as well as a manila file folder to make my folder.  

  Can I mention how tickled I was to make the little coffee cup rings on the folder?  Lots of Tim products used on this one - mostly his stamps and embossing folder.

Enjoy and, as always, thank you so much for looking!

Alas Poor Yorick!

This is my entry for the Alas Poor Yorick challenge (skulls) over at Haunted Design House.  The winner gets to go shopping at Creepy Glowbugg's etsy shoppe which makes me all twitterpatted because I have a huge crafting crush on her stuff.

I decided I wanted to try something that associated with beauty and delicateness but with a creepy edge; so here's my Skull Moth.

I stamped and cut out 19 skulls and assembled them on a chipboard butterfly shape that I had prepared by coloring with walnut ink and gothic writing.  Each skulls is on a pop dot and curled a little bit for a little dimension.  I added the spine, did a little glossy accents and popped on the pearls.  I wanted the antennae to be moth-y looking, but I'm not sure if it worked.    Sadly, all my stamps are unmounted and I have no idea where they came from. 

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Another Spring Card

So, I have no idea what the ettiquette is, but Whoot! I'm squeeing about getting a Ginger Gem Badge for my Panic! at the Disco inspired project.  Thank you!

Today's card is Spring inspired again.  I love the rain, but a little sun wouldn't be unwelcome right now.

I wanted to play with some very cool bumpy glittery wrapping paper that I got from Pennywise Arts - I glued it directly to cardstock since it was so thin.  The image is colored directly on the stamp with Memento markers (my favorite technique for coloring) and then stamped onto white paper.  I then covered the entire image using the Essential Glue Pad (dab, don't rub, or the image will smear) and covered it with irridescent glitter.  I may add a ribbon, but I also like how simple it is.

I also thought I'd share a picture of my workspace - I have a huge light table but, as you can see, I've managed to clutter it up until I have nothing but a corner to work in.  Sadly, I'm pretty sure that I took the picture because I was impressed that my work space was so neat...

Please tell me that other crafters have this problem!!

Enjoy and thanks for looking!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Missed Deadline - Beloved Monster

Ugh, I missed another Challenge Deadline - this one is for the My Beloved Monster challenge at Haunted Design House.  I blame it on my West Coast location - I'm late for everything that happens in a different time zone.

Anyway, I'm new to digis (this beauty is from Strange Skin) and it's come to my attention that I kinda suck at coloring.  LOL!  I was considering buying some Copics but I think I need to practice a little more before I drop that kind of money. 

She's done in a variety of different colored pencils and some pens. 


The Ballad of Mona Lisa

I collaged - kinda.  Maybe I just serendipitied... or something.

I love Panic! at the Disco -  they just released the video for their first single - The Ballad of Mona Lisa - off their new album, Vices and Virtues.  The video is set at a steam-punk funeral and I couldn't resist digging through my stamps to find something to send to my fellow Panic! fans.

This is the master that I did - I'm not sure it counts as collage since the majority of the layers are just different inks - Memento, Brilliance, Versafine, VersaMagic and some Stampin' Up colors. 

I added some brads, some paper gears, a few metallic tissue paper embellishments and ta-dah! Cards to send to my steam-punk Mona Lisa loving friends.

It wasn't until I finished them that I realized they would fit nicely into the Random Redhead Challenge - Crowns at Gingersnap Creations.  I feel accomplished. :)

Thanks for looking!

Gingersnap Challenge - Charms

Today, I am going to be a posting fool, since I haven't posted all week - work was a killer. 

I completed two Gingersnap Creations challenges - the first one closes today and is the Spicy Supply Challenge - Charms.  I've been debating on whether or not this counts, but I'm going for it anyway.

This guys is Justice from Stampers Anonymous - it's hard to tell from the picture but his robe is made up of 5 different layers, with each layer being molded along the fold lines and pleats.  I was originally just playing with different embossing powders but an ATC fell into my lap.   I'm going to make him my first post at Bella Creations in the Oh La La Group.

I found the perfectly sized cross, as well as the rusted filigree corner, in my charm supplies - it's probably something that I would have thrown away last year, but it's a great addition.  

Please enjoy and thanks for looking.