Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cupcake fairy

This card uses stamps from Oxford Impressions. The fairy is stamped in Memento black and is coloured with Copics. The background label was cut using a Spellbinder's die, stamped with the text stamp and airbrushed with Copics. The cupcake icing was made with puffy glue and highlighted with marker. The ribbon is made from various paper scraps.

Supplies used: Stamps from Oxford Impressions, Cardstock from Paper Temptress, SU and various scraps, Copic markers and airbrush, Memento ink, Various other inks, Spellbinders die, adhesive pearl embellishment.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

This is my latest attempt with the Art Clay Silver. I had tried using some molds I made of some Tim Holtz gears. But using them with the ACS did not turn out as I expected as I kept breaking them during greenware sanding. They ended up quite rough looking, with all the paste repairs. So I decided to make a virtue of the rough look, made them even rougher looking and antiqued them with liver of sulphur. It wasn't what I originally intended but it didn't turn out too badly.

Supplies used- Art Clay Silver, liver of sulphur, Mold-n-Pour, Tim Holtz gears, sterling silver wire and findings, leather cord

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Do you believe in fairies?

One of the quote phrases on Oxford Impressions' Fairy Sweets plate was the inspiration for this card. When I read the phrase "do you believe in fairies?", a picture in my mind formed of the old butterfly exhibits you used to see in science centres. Using stamps from her Field Notes plate as well, this is my version of those displays. The fairy children are stamped in Memento Black on white cardstock from the Paper Temptress and coloured with Copic markers. After cutting them out, I aged them with antique linen distress ink. The "case" is made with parchment cardstock from the Paper Temptress, scored with the Scor-it, and distressed with tea dye distress ink. The phrases are stamped with memento ink and the whole thing mounted on black cardstock.

Supplies used- Memento ink, Ranger distress inks, cardstock from Paper Temptress and SU, stamps from Oxford Impressions, Copic markers.