Sunday, September 28, 2008

Here's our house.

This is our Chalet! Can you see why I think it resembles the house in To you and yours?

To You and Yours

I just love this new set in the Fall and Winter catty. When I look at this image it reminds me of our house. Especially the way it's surrounded by trees. I will have to find a picture of our place and post it so you can see for yourself.
On this card I used the new scallop punch along the side for a little detail.
The only colors I used were Real Red and Close to Cocoa. Although retired, I had to pull out my favorite all time background, plaid. A bit of Chocolate Chip grosgrain a couple of copper eyelets and it was all done.
Now let's see if I can find a picture of our place.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Cardinal Christmas

This weeks Color challenge on SCS was Always Artichoke, Red Ridinghood or Real Red and Basic Grey. I chose to use the new set A Cardinal Christmas. This set can be purchased October 1st. I just love this image and coloring it is so fun. The sentiment is from the holiday set in the fall winter catty called To You and Yours. I really like all the sentiments in this set because they fit easily into the SU punches.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Today's card was made using SU's Inspired by Nature. I love the wonderful floral images. Purple Cone flowers are in my garden and I love them. I colored the images with markers and then huffed on them. The flowers were colored with red rose, the the tops with chocolate chip and touched with orange. The leaves and stems were inked up with always artichoke. I stamped the sentiment with chocolate chip, mounted it on Rose Red added a couple of brads and chocolate chip grosgrain. Although you can't see it very well in the picture, I used the faux tearing technique and wheeled the watercolor vine wheel over it in chocolate chip. Hope you enjoy.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Ageless Faux Tearing

This morning I had a little fun trying Beate's SCS tutorial, faux tearing. I used an image from Ageless Adornment that I had watercolored while at my sister's cottage up in Perth, ON. Before we went, I stamped a whole mess of images on watercolor paper and just took my aqua painter and markers along with me. My DD Lindsay and I had a blast painting away one rainy day.

Anyway, I also used Flannel Plaid for the faux tearing part and the sentiment is from Many Merry Messages. I used Old Olive for the base, More Mustard for the background and Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive for the layers. Added a little burgandy grosgrain and it was done.

If you'd like to learn how to do this technique follow this link.