Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Fair Weathered Fickle Fairy

Have you ever had a vision in your mind of the project you wanted to create ...and NOTHING went as planned? ( usually when that happens it ends up as happy accidents for me and I am pleased with the end product ...not today) Today I decided I wanted to make a paper moon to go with my blog name. I had this old moon stamp ( from SU!) and some no-name fairy stamp that I hadnt ever used before....hmmm, she might be cute. Anyway, I had this ethereal, magical, lovely picture in my head how this was going to turn out. However, nothing I tried made me happy. The cloud looks more like a snow hill. She didnt come out nice at all...even the moon didnt turn out all glowy like I invisioned. So, I wasnt going to post it, but then I figured it is good to see that we all have craptastic results sometimes, but the fun is in the journey. I have a few ideas to try some other time, but I dont want to look at that moon or fickle fairy stamp for a while.

All the products are CTMH, except the stamps ( brands mentioned above), the Stickles, and the fabric Believe Your Dreams sticker ( which is Disney).
On an up note, I got quite a bit done on my magical Christmas project today. But I am waiting for something to arrive, hopefully it will come tomorrow so I can finish it and post it.
What I listened to while I got inky today ( happy music that I love):
-'Fireflies' by Owl City
-'Falling In Love In A Coffee Shop' by Landon Pigg ( unfortunate last name, yes, but I am soo smitten with his music)
-Regina Spektor
Thanks so much for visiting.
Inky, glittery hugs,

Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Manic Monday!

I started lots of projects today, but I only actually finished one measly little card. Real life and chores stand in the way of my progress. Best laid plans... sigh.

Anyway, here's my little Slimy Monster card. He was very simple ( which is why I actually finished him). I don't think you need a supply list or any instructions...he is self-explanatory and basic cardstock. ( all ctmh except the googly eye and pom ribbon...both from craft store. The stamp set is Merry Monsters)

Here's the start of a cute little surfer dude...I am going to put him on a scrap layout from our summer surfing down in the Carolina's. I colored him with Copics. The cardstock is CTMH and the stamp is from CC Designs. I promise to post the Layout when it is finished.

Tomorrow I should be done with a large holiday project using Jingle papers and has a vintage vibe. And LOTS of glitter.
I would love if anyone can share some artwork photog/lighting and downloading tips, and any other suggestions. I'm technically challenged.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

This weekend's artwork

The Original Fangster Yo!

My little vamp fangster was originally going to be a card, but them I remembered I needed a festive gift bag to give my in-laws some Halloween treats. They are so sweet to us , they really deserve a tricked-out swag bag...so this is what I came up with.

Supplies used:
Stamp(s):CTMH ( Little Spooks set)
Cardstock: CTMH ( cranberry, sunflower, orange)
Patterned Paper: CTMH ( star paper from Game On pack); Making Memories
Inks: CTMH ( black , orange)
Other: black and orange Stickles, Copic markers, computer font for text

This Happy Haunting card uses all CTMH products with LOTS of sponge inking and torn sticky notes for masking.

Supplies used:
Stamp(s):CTMH ( The Beauty of Christmas-trees , Spellbound
Cardstock: CTMH ( aut.umn terracotta, black, white daisy)
Patterned Paper: (none used)
Inks: CTMH ( black , sunflower, honey, orange, aut. terr., chocolate, desert sand)
Other: corner punch, black glitter, sticky notes

This spooky tree card also uses the Spellbound stamp set and LOTS of sponging/inky fingers. The ground/horizon line is masked using ripped sticky notes and brayers black on the ground side and sponged in blues and black on the sky side. I also used a white paint pen for highlights and the stars.

Ooh la la!

Isn't mon cherie tres adorable, yes? She is colored w/ copics, and I colored a second set of legs and cut them out and foam pop-dotted them, so she is 3-D. I love layering, paperpiecing and adding textures and layers. I used CTMH Pear Paint ( brushed on w/ a foam brush) on the butterfly to give it shimmer and hold its shape. Overall, I think she turned out romantic and sweet.

Supplies used:
Stamp(s):various--Gorguss Girl; Eiffel tower (SU!)
Cardstock: CTMH ( amethyst, black, white daisy, key lime)
Patterned Paper: Websters
Other: CTMH ( ribbon, pearl paint); Copics ( colors shown below); Stickles

Jingle-Bread Land

I LOVE this yummy new paper pack by CTMH called Jingle...you are sure to see so much more of it this week, heck the next couple months! I also really adore the CTMH November Stamp Of The Month ( SOTM), Around The Block,
Another CTMH consultant ( shout out Karen P) had the brilliant idea to use this cute house stamp set to make a gingerbread house. Well, that got my creative juices flowing and I decided to try and make a little gingerbread scene. ( next I will make a village! tho, it will likely be a scrap page or something larger) This is just a quick & dirty experiment, so please excuse the sloppy heat embossing ( white daisy embossing powder).
I just hand drew the gingerbread man and little candy cane and cut them out. The tree is also just a hand drawn triangle cut out of a sheet of (Chistmas) music, then inked and glittered ( natch).
All products are CTMH except the stickles and sheet music paper.

Firefly and Crazy Frog

I made this firefly card for my girlfriend who gave us a bottle of Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka...sooo yummy. A perfect summer cocktail. Anyway, it is all CTMH products with the usual brayering and sponging and glittering. Again, skyline masked with a sticky note.

The silly frog uses the same technique and is all ctmh except the frog stamp, which is by Whimsy stamps.

Go Phillies!!! ( I need to make some Phillies cars and scrap pages soon!)