Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Some Inchies I did and Tulips

These are the cute 'Daisies' I received from my friend in AZ who is now escaping triple digits there and summering in OR. They were in a line and I separated them and added brads for the centers. I will have to think of what to do with them after making them. I want to keep them together but using them as an element in a larger piece of are would be nice too. I also did another kitties inchie with Japanese paper and a sticker. They look so sweet. They will be going into my kitties book I have. It's funny but I thought the white part of the background was too white. So I cut the corner off following the curve and move the white done to show a black stripe. I really like the way it turned out.

I love these the last of the tulips. I hope to try a watercolour of them. Tulips are one of my favourite subjects to paint. That red line is so dramatic against the yellow. The irises are coming out now and the clematis as well. Have to take a few photos of those

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sent and received

This is my ATC I did for a swap in my yahoo group. It was on children. It started with me finding in my fodder for collage a little pic of two kids on a swing. I used that the back of an embellishment package. It was tea stained looking and had writing on it. I cut it out and sanded it so it would take the in and glue things better and rounded the corners and daubed a stamp pad around the edges to give it a distressed look. The hear is a button and I put gold stars on it just for fun. The bus and the slate abc board came from the top of package of rub ons. It cam together nicely. I hope the gal in WI likes it.
My friend who lives in Mesa AZ in the winter and Sisters OR in the summer made this pretty card for me thanking me for the RAK I sent herShe also doodled this card called hand in friendship. Both very nice indeed. I loved the note you can't really see it but the flowers are 3D and the butterflies are embossed. I think these stamps on the envie will be showing up on an inchies soon. Not bad work for some one who had to go to hospital again because she was ill again. Feeling better though.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

How to Stamp with a Large Stamp

Worked on inches and asked a question of some of my group and got all kinds of answers. Stand on it......Honest was one reply. She was serious and 2 others replied with that answer. The question was how do you get a good even stamp with a large rubber stamp. Well I didn't stand on it but I did put it on a magazine and put a book over top of the stamp stood up put both hands on it and got a good impression. I also used Stazon ink pad the click is only one of many places to purchase it. I also applied embossing powder and heat gun to raise the impression and since I was using chalk I could remove it from the embossed raised areas with a soft brush and q tip.

I also found out you can remove soft chalk marks with a vinyl erasure. So I had a great inchie session with all the stuff around me. I am really liking the arrangement of my supplies. I must find something to put in the little things. Other than a bit of TV that's about it for the day but that was enough for me.

I will be cutting this up and put each of them on a background. I also would like to make some serendipity squares but in this case the idea is to cover a larger piece of card stock with randon glued on papers a overlapping and going over the edge and then turn paper on the back line up a grid of 1" x1" squares mount on card stock and embellish. I would Google this and see for your self.