Sunday, November 23, 2014
Have you seen the other beautiful cards this week. The challenge for the week was THANKS and I am Thankful to be on this team of creative ladies.
For my card I again went with simple. A soft blue blank card, layered with various green hills, I stamped it using the Earthy package of stamps and the Swirly Tree Stamp along with the Framed Sentiments set, using the larger of the two trees. I varied the stamping colors on my tree and the Sentiment.
These would be a great gift set - or even a good place marker at the seasonal gatherings.
Have a fantastic week.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Hello there. Teresa from MaggieGraceCreates here, bringing up the end of a week of the Lovely Layers challenge.
It has suddenly turned cold in the southern USA, but until this weekend it has been a beautiful fall. This is my favorite time of the year and my card drew inspiration from the lovely fall color.
I used the Fancy Leaf Sweetcuts Die and cut several assorted fall color pieces. To my card base I added a favorite piece of embossed paper slightly offset from the center of the card. Along the edge of the embossed paper, I started with my Leaves and simply adhered them in place with a tiny bit of Glastique just below the leaf area, leaving the leaves loose. I cut some of these in reverse so that my leaves twisted and turned both directions. After these dried, I bent and curled the layers of leaves and added a tiny little textured yarn bow.
I also used the Mossy Glen and Real Rust embossing powders to randomly layer and cover the Love Word Accent from Globecraft and Piccolo. Again I used the Glastique to adhere this to the card.
Here is a side angle shot showing how the leaves are dimensional from the card front.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
First of all you need to take off and go see the ABSOLUTELY STUNNING NESTS made by Miss Vicki Boster. I have one of hers and it is beautiful. I was inspired by those and decided to try to make my own version of the nests.
Mine turned out totally different.
I am pleased with this, but hers are still the absolute best.
An assortment of yarns in fall colors - my favorite yarns. I gather small skeins from all over the place. Each road trip finds me looking for a yarn shop where I may buy enough for a project or just one special skein for a memory.
My stash of ribbon - lace - buttons - and beads------ well it is wide and deep as well.
This gave me a chance to use some very favorite things.
Crochet a base - add loads of yarn, ribbon, lace, other bits.
It pulls you right on into that "head space" where this bit makes this bit sing and shout.
So much fun.
You can't tell in the photos, but this thing is a large sized nest.
Like serving platter sized.
Those long long tassels of yarn give it a beautiful drape.
Lots of color and texture too.
Strings of beads and silk leaves accent the edge.
A place for my feathered friend to perch.
I took him out into the leaves for these pictures.
Perched him in the Ginko Tree.
(at the local bank)
(I know people look at me so strangely. Crazy lady standing on a box taking a picture of a pile of yarn in a tree)
Today that crazy lady was me.
I am so very happy with this - and there will be more.
And the even greater part
All of this was already in my stash.
Have a wonderful day.
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Good Morning. I'm Teresa and I am new here. I am bringing you a fall colored Thanksgiving Card.
I used several thin strips of assorted paper scraps for the background of the card. I glued them down onto a plain copy paper backing and then trimmed to fit my blank card base. Then using the Winter Village Scene Die I cut a circle from a lighter card stock (I kept the winter scene for a later time). Aligning the "frame" where I wanted it to go, I embossed an almost sheer layer of Mermaid Tears enamel to soften the background for the metallic copper leaves. The leaves are two cuts using the Fancy Leaf Die that I layered and then trimmed the "extra" from. I stamped and embossed the sentiment. The final detail was the addition of eyelets and some textured yarn. tie on a button. Now this one is ready to leave as a tiny token by everyone'e Thanksgiving plate.
Have a wonderful remainder of the weekend.