Saturday, December 1, 2007

Three projects

My first project, a spring-y card. I used an SU! stamp on a piece of glossy cardstock that I had done the silken mist technique on (it shimmers). Then I stamped with Palette ink in Noir and colored with alcohol markers. The thank you piece is dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, and I used two different ribbons - yellow and green. Very simple to make, but took me a long time because I kept experimenting with different coloring mediums on the glossy card stock.


This is my Christmas tree made like my angel with the goofy wings. I used SU! ribbon in Purely Pomegranate interspersed in the papers (SU! Au Chocolat - is that what it was called?). The star on top is some sparkly thing I picked up at Michaels. These things are easy, but they take a lot of time and are a really big pain in the thumb. I have a bunch more of the styrofoam cones, but I'm not sure I'll do anything with them. They might be a donated item to someone else's craft project.





This is round three of the tag project. We were to use the shaving cream technique. I used two colors of acrylic paints - a really neat yellow ochre and a deep brown. I wanted to keep with the vintage look of the coffee stains. I even took my blood red tags (yes, those tags that looked like someone bled on them actually dried to a blood color - ewwww) and added some pretty brown and yellow to them to try to make them look less macabre.

I'm almost finished with my first set of Christmas cards. Hopefully tomorrow they'll be done. I painted the paper myself, so it took a whole day just to dry all the pieces. I think I like, but you guys can tell me what you think when I post them. It's supposed to snow here tonight with a winter mix tomorrow. I hate sleet and freezing rain even more than I hate snow.

11 comments:

Lesa said...

Hi Michelle,
I am Lesa and one of your blogging stamping sisters! I am so excited to get to know you better. Your projects are beautiful! I am thrilled to explore your blog and see what you have been up to. You can find my blog here:http://paperpossibilities.blogspot.com/ Have a great weekend!
Lesa

Gina said...

I love the tags you are making! I love distressing. Love your blog too! Need to keep browsing!

Melissa M. M. M. said...

Gorgeous projects. Those tags are looking so very incredibly amazingly wonderfully gorgeous. You're going to end up inundated with requests to do a tutorial me thinks. ;0) Mel

Stampin' Meg said...

That tree is so cool-I have seen a lot of them done with paper but the ribbon has such a nice drape to it!

Velta said...

Oh My! The Christmas tree is lovely. And that layered look is all the rage with the movie stars! A friend gives me "People" magazine after she is finished reading it and Victoria Beckham, Katie Cruise, and others have dresses that look like this :)

Rosella said...

WOW! Lovely projects. Especially love the tags. They look faboulus. I have not tried the shaving cream technique, but if it's this gorgeous I should try it!

All Pink girl said...

Your cards and crafts are amazing ,i love to see what you have made ,Dawnx

laos348 said...

Love your tree - it came out so pretty. Those tags are really cool too - I like the different variations you are doing with them.

Donelda said...

I love those tags!! Wow, they are spectacular!!

Lorraine said...

Michelle, i am cracking up! I picked up the same sparklie thingie at Michaels too. great little find! let me go back and read some more of your blog! thanks!

Lori J said...

These turned out great. Good work. :0)