Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lots of crafting

WOW, it's great to have time to create.  I love having the time to do what makes me happy and sane.  It seems this week I have had a serious mojo this week for creating cards.  After I created the last few masculine car cards that my mom needed me to make her a couple for my uncles who spend all of their time restoring their favorite cars. 

This one is for my Uncle George who loves old Fords.  He just restored this 1955 Ford Crown Victoria.

Here is a picture of his car.

The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.  The stencil is from Kite.  I used it to create the background with the copic stencil technique from the technique junkies newsletter.  The car is colored with copics (of course!).  I used distress inks to antique the edges.  I love the cogs so much that I am putting them on EVERYTHING...It makes me happy.  I used some Gina K Design red paper for the matting along with one of the border stamps to create the lace in between the sentiment and the car.

I am waiting for a picture of my Uncle Bob's card so I can make his birthday card.  Hopefully will have it soon. 
TTFN...hope you have a crafty day!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Steampunk Shoes

My hubby took me to a new scrapbook store in Massachusetts this weekend and they had this stamp and OMG did I fall hard.

I brought it right home and colored it up.  I love using my copics to do silver and gold.  The store had a sample card and I saw some Stampendous design team cards for inspiration. I loved embellishing it with the cogs and my silver and gold pearl pen.  I used my metallic alcohol inks to change some of the cogs from copper to siler and gold. 

Once I colored it I scoured the technique junkies newsletter to find the perfect background and wouldn't you know it  FAUX METAL was it...Fun, easy and PERFECT. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!!


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Happy Birthday - Wet Stencil

Lots of birthday cards to catch up on lately...hopefully I can start on my Christmas cards soon.

I just love this technique from the April 2009 Technique Junkies newsletter.  It yields such great results.  Each time you re-spray the stencil with water the image gets softer and more watercolor like.  I thought it would be the perfect background for this really cute chameleon from Doodle Dragon designs. 

I colored the image with copics and cut him out using the ever popular "out of the box" technique.  The watercolor crayons and sentiment are from Stampin Up!  I got a new die from memory box that I circled around the sentiment.  It was really cool to twine it with the chameleon's tail.

This is actually a birthday card for my father-in-law who has a "Gecko Bar" on his lanai.  I try to find unique ones to do on his cards.  This is a close as I could find.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Grampa - 27 Essex Super Sixx

My grampa's 87th birthday is in October.  I found this newspaper ad in his pictures that I scanned a couple years ago.  If you hadn't noticed I have been doing a lot of masculine cards using cars lately.  This one is no exception.  I thought it would be a real surprise for my grandfather to see his car that he had for a long time. 
This is a picture of the car with my grandmother sitting on it.  I am not sure if it was blue or black as it is a black and white
So now that I have kept you in suspense, here is the card I made for him.  I used the antique bookplate technique from the TJ Newsletter with a twist.  I actually used an actual ad for the car and cropped it.  I put the digital car on top and printed it.  I colored the car with copics.  I antiqued the outside with my Distress Inks. 
I hope he likes it and I hope you do it.  I have some more masculine car cards up my stay tuned.
Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

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