Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In the Studio with Heather and Leslie

Fun day!!  Heather and Leslie joined me in the art studio and I showed them both the "Re-inker spread technique" ... Leslie made two cards and Heather one with this technique.  I also showed Leslie how to do reverse masking and she made the main panel of a card before her and Heather headed off.  It was a lot of fun and I hope that they come back soon!!

Today is the sketch challenge and it's one that I didn't want to miss ... so after a little rest and some dinner, I headed back to the studio.  Here's my version of today's sketch ...I'm not completely sure about the band in the middle (I was hoping it looked like a fence, but it was too plain just being white, so I added the red ribbon) ... and I KNOW that hummingbirds aren't black, but decided to use my creative license :)  Hope you like.

"Elements of Style"
Stamps:  Elements of Style (SU!)
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Versamark; Stampin' Write markers: Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories & Tools:  Martha Stewart border punch, 5/8" Real Red satin ribbon, black embossing powder, Sizzix Square Lattice embossing folder, heat tool, sticky strips and dimensionals

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I stamped the flower image with Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I used the Stampin' Write markers to color the flowers Real Red and the leaves Old Olive.  I outlined the flowers and leaves again using a Basic Black marker (I should have embossed the image and then I wouldn't have had to outline it to enhance the black).  I then cut the image into four 3/4" wide strips and mounted them on the card base of Basic Black cardstock.

I ran a piece of Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I used the Martha Stewart punch to add a border to one side and then trimmed it to size.  I attached the red ribbon around the white strip and then adhered it over the main image using sticky strips.

I stamped the hummingbird in Versamark onto Whisper White cardstock and then heat embossed it in black.  I cut it out and attached it on top of the ribbon, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.

Here's a second card for yesterday's color challenge (CC333 - island indigo, tangerine tango, daffodil delight).  As I mentioned below, I don't have island indigo so I subbed my closest color - Pacific Point.

This is my first time using a digi stamp.  There are some limitations for me because I have an ink-jet printer ... time to consider getting a laser printer :)  ... but it worked pretty well.  I know the "dessert" for the challenge was felt, but I cheated a bit because I added a sea shell to my card  :o

"At the Beach"
Stamps:  At the Beach (Wax Fruit Company - digital stamp); sentiment is computer-generated
Paper:  Pacific Point, Whisper White (SU!)Ink:  Daffodil Delight; Stampin' Write markers:  Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Sharpie Black marker, white gel pen, sea shell, sponge, Tombow glue, adhesives & dimensionals

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I re-sized the image to fit my card and printed onto Whisper White cardstock.  I went over the outline image with a Sharpie black marker so that it wouldn't run when I colored with the Stampin' Write markers.  I colored in the sand, surf and umbrellas and then lightly sponged Daffodil Delight in the sky.  I cut out the image and framed it with Pacific Point cardstock.

I ran a piece of Whisper White cardstock through my printer and added the sentiment.  I cut the background cardstock to size and mounted it onto the Pacific Point card base.  I mounted the framed main image on top, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.

I used Tombow glue to adhere the shell at the edge of the main image.

Here's the latest addition to the "Baking with Loll" section (click on link in left-hand column to look at all my recipes).
Blueberry Glazed Pie - yum, yum, yum!  When I first got married, I asked my MIL for her glazed pie recipes.  She makes the best!!  I've been making them every summer since.  It's blueberry season in the Lower Mainland, so I know this will be the first of many pies I make this summer!  (For those of you who are from around here, this is as good as the pies at White Spot!)

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