I am a big fan of stitching with my sewing machine on my cards & projects, and recently started experimenting with this metallic gold thread from Gutermann. I was doubtful that it would stand up well, because it is such a delicate filament, but it works beautifully! I used it to glam up this week's card for Art Impressions using Antiques Window (Sku #4587):here. Happy stamping!
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
It's my feature today on the Ai blog, we are showcasing the two new acrylic stamp sets available at Michaels through Hampton Art. Our challenge is "White Space is Nice Space" so we want to see your CAS creations. Here's my effort using SC0794:
Copics used: Skin tones - E11, E00, E000, R30, E53, E51, E50, E34, E31
Greys - C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Blues - B95, B93, B91, B21, BV04, BV01, BV00
Pinks - RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10
Greens - BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, YG05, YG03, YG01, YG00
Yellows - Y11, Y38, Y35, Y32, Y21
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
I sewed a 1/4" seam on the two long sides of each pennant, turned them inside out and ironed them flat. The Therm O Web medium weight fusible tricot interfacing gives them the perfect amount of body to hang nicely:
I kept an inch of space between each pennant, and sewed them all onto an 8 foot length of turquoise seam binding. I cut a bunch of 1" x 6" strips of the different fabrics and tied them along the bunting between each pennant.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
I am the hostess this week over on the Inspired By All The Little Things blog! Here is this week's inspiration photo:
I just adore the colours in this photo, and we are right in the middle of tulip season here north of the border. I went with the pretty Rainbow Plaid papers from Lawn Fawn, and a really old floral stamp set from my days as a Close To My Heart rep! The sentiment and die are from Verve.
I have a former teammate of mine, Shari MacLaughlin as my Guest Designer this week - and she has some mad colouring skills that you're going to want to check out. You can see what Shari and the Design Team have come up with based on the photo, over on the blog. Laurel Seabrook is a special guest this week as well. I hope you'll have time to play along!
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Art Impressions Design Team are all sharing cards using the newly released Pop Cards on the Ai blog today. These are such fun 3D cards! I am using Horse PopCard (Sku #4861):Chocolate Therapy (Sku # AiCS28). I used the Window Die (Sku #4619) so that you can peek through to the inside.
PopCard Template (Sku #4862) which you need to purchase separately, and threaded all of the pieces onto it - you can see how in the photo below:
For a great step-by-step tutorial on creating PopCards, click here to go to my teammate Diane's blog!
Check out what the rest of the DT has to share today, and you can link up your creation to our current challenge, which is "Dots & Stripes". Happy stamping!
Copics used - R32, R30, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, E78, E75, E72, C1
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
I am posting on the Art Impressions blog today.
I am on a mission in 2017 to stretch myself with the Ai Watercolor stamps! With such a great new selection of sets to use... I want to step outside the box a little. As soon as I saw the new WC Birds Set (Sku #4872) I had this card in my mind:
This was a combination of several stamp sets! I started with the long twig stamp from Clay Pot (Sku #4701), stamped twice to create the branch. Then I used the large and small leafy stamps from WC Foliage Set 2 New (Sku #4867) to create the leaves. I added the nest & bird from the WC Birds Set. I scribbled my blue Marvy marker onto my palette, and used it to watercolour in the suggestion of the sky. The sentiment is an oft-used one by me - it is from the Garden TF Set (Sku #4203).
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
I am posting on the Art Impressions blog today!
I am shakin' things up a little today, with the Mooove It Mini Shaker (Sku #4797):
Copics used - Browns: E47, E44, E43, E41, E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31
Pinks - R32, R30, E000
Oranges - YR16, YR15
Yellows - Y26, Y23, E51
Greens - BG13, BG11