Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November Calendar Page

Yikes! Is it really November 19th already?! Time and mojo have not been easy to come by this month. I finally finished my calendar layout for the month... just in time to start working on next month's!

I started with the two page sketch from Stick it Down for October:

I didn't have any fall paper with the bright green in it, so I took some bright green patterned paper and made it fall-ish.  I used a water brush and picked up yellow and brown ink from some Distress Ink pads and painted it over select leaves on the patterned paper.
November wm

I cut some leaves from patterned paper using my Cricut and the Doodlecharms cartridge to tuck behind my flowers.  I finished off a couple of my clusters with some twine.

I used both patterned paper and cardstock for the banners by my title.  To add some interest to the cardstock banner, I dry embossed it and inked it with brown Distress ink. Since my title letters have a slight pattern on them, I decided to put some paint down to make them stand out.

Well, there you have it!  Hopefully my December calendar page will be done close to the beginning of the month and not on Christmas!

Cardstock- Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper- October Afternoon, K and Company
Embossing Folder- Ellison
Felt- Basic Grey
Transparency- Hambly
Tape- My Mind's Eye
Letters- American Crafts
Flowers- Prima
Chipboard- Studio Calico
Font- Aramis
Paint- Making Memories
Glitter Glue and Ink- Ranger
Die Cutter- Provo Craft
Cartridge- Doodlecharms
Embossing Powder- Stampendous
Vellum, Twine- unknown

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Another card catch up!

 Phew! Another week has gone by! I am finally back and sharing the cards I have made over the last month!

Up first is my most recent, a shower card for my soon-to-be sister-in-law. I used this month's card sketch from Stick it Down.

The colors for the wedding are black, white and red, so I stuck to that color scheme.  I dry embossed the gray cardstock and heat embossed the hearts on the red cardstock.  For the white hearts, I cut them from white cardstock using my Cricut and then heat embossed them repeatedly with some glitter embossing powder.
 Next up is a card using last month's card sketch from Stick it Down.
This card was for my daughter's 6th birthday. I used some old K and Company papers. The banners were cut with a punch and the present was cut with my Cricut. I added accents with red and white gel pens/
 I didn't use a sketch for my last two cards, but I played around with techniques a bit.  This card was an anniversary card for my parents.  I started with watercolor paper. I stamped some leaves on it with Versamark and then heat embossed it with the clear glitter embossing powder (I'm really loving that stuff!).  Then I sprayed a couple of different colors of Glimmer Mist over the paper.  I let that dry and rubbed the excess off of the heat embossed leaves.  I then stamped some more leaves with some dark brown ink.. I finished it off with a die cut panel for the sentiment and some ribbon.

My final card was inspired by this card by Jennifer McGuire. The background was stamped with an October Afternoon background stamp.  I LOVE how it turned out, it reminds me of those old metal ceiling tiles. I then punched and die cut some hearts and flower from white cardstock.  I also die cut the sentiment in two layers. I heat embossed the "ever" layer and then glued it onto the rest of the sentiment. I sewed the vellum onto the card front to hold the confetti in.
I'm hoping I can get a back into creating this week. I still don't have a calendar page for this month and it is half over!

Friday, November 7, 2014

My Scraps and More Sketch #93- My Prayers

 Hi all!  Wow, it's been quiet around here!  I have been so busy taking and editing pictures and just doing life, that I have had no time for creating or blogging!  I am back today with a layout created with the new sketch on the My Scraps and More Sketch blog. Here is the sketch, created by Audrey:

 Since it was a single photo sketch, I decided to do another prayer page for one of my kids.  This time for my second oldest, using her 4-year-old portrait (she just turned 6!).
I got to check out the October Afternoon warehouse sale last month and I picked up these beautiful Daily Flash Apple Cider papers.  I saw the tree paper on their blog and knew I had to have it!  I ended up fussy cutting a few of the trees as embellishments.  I also fussy cut the pie charts from another sheet of patterned paper. 
I found some old Hambly rub on frames that worked well with the patterns and used those over some stamped leaves to add some interest.  I used a couple of different foam adhesives to give different pieces some lift and dimension. I hand wrote my prayers on strips of paper that I edged with some distress ink.
I have a couple of cards I have made and I am working on my calendar page for November, so hopefully I should get back into this blogging thing a bit! Make sure you head over to the My Scraps and More Sketch blog and check out what everyone else did!

Cardstock- Bazzill
 Patterned Paper- October Afternoon, Provo Craft
Tape- My Mind's Eye
Ink- Ranger
Tin Pin- October Afternoon
Wood pieces- Jillibean soup
Paint- Liquitex
Rubons- Hambly
Stamps- Hero Arts, Stampin Up
Pen- Stampin Up