Thursday, September 24, 2009

New pic of card

I was originally going to pull the previous post but thought it might be better to leave it, to illustrate a mistake I made. I got a little too cute with the card and just caused confusion. In the previous version I mixed the Bette image with the Joan Crawford quote, as a kind of ironic statement, but just ended up with a card that didn't make a lot of sense. Lesson learned. I also gave her back her blue eyes.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Star card

For those of us who enjoy the hunt for new craft supplies, I thought this might be a fun card. Both the Betty Davis image and Joan Crawford quote are from the Stampsmith. Rumour has it that they were not the best of friends, so I don't think they would really have quoted one another, but since this is my card, I get to ignore that detail. I also chose to give Bette brown eyes instead of blue in my card universe. lol She is stamped with Memories black on glossy cardstock, and coloured with water based markers and chalks. The image is edged with vintage photo distress ink. The phrase is stamped on ivory card, overstamped with a small flourish in teal and grey and mounted with other papers to make a paper ribbon. The image and phrase are mounted onto black cardstock, then decorative paper then onto black and a card base.
For those playing along with the Gingersnap Creations challenges, with the opportunity to win a stamp from the Stampsmith, good luck!

Supplies used: Bette and phrase stamps from the Stampsmith, small flourish Inque Boutique, waterbased markers, chalks, glossy cardstock, various cardstocks and papers, brads, inks

Thursday, September 10, 2009


The current Gingersnaps Creations challenge is to use bling. This Stampsmith image, appropriately named Bling, fits the bill to a tee. She is stamped in Memories black on glossy cardstock, coloured with waterbased markers applied by paintbrush and with chalks. She is mounted on a navy layer, then a white panel coloured with Brilliance inks, direct to paper, then onto a mirrored card layer and finally onto a navy card base. The word phrase is from the Stampsmith as well. I had to play a bit with the camera angle to show the sparkle of the crystal embellishments and the effect of the mirror card.

Supplies used- Stampsmith stamps, mirror card, various cardstocks, Memories black ink, Pearlescent sky blue and Pearlescent purple Brilliance inks, crystals

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pirate Prince

Estelle at the Stampsmith and Gingersnap Creations are teamed up this month, featuring movie stars and with the chance to win a stamp by the Stampsmith on the Gingersnap blog. This card uses the Stampsmith's image of Errol Flynn, the original swashbuckler prince. He is stamped in Memories black on glossy cardstock, and coloured with waterbased markers applied with a paint brush. He is mounted on black card. This is layered onto a scrapbooking paper with a nautical theme, which was aged with distress inks, teal splatter and stamped compass in grey in bottom corner. The pirate quote was computer generated on paper, and distressed. The prince quote is printed onto gold vellum and embossed with detail powder.
What a smile he had!

Supplies used- stamp from the Stampsmith, scrapbooking paper, card stock, waterbased markers, SU splatter stamp, Judikins compass stamp