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Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Drama In Stamps
Topic: New Work

This is the start of a new series where I made cards which include a stamped element. The stamps were all stamped with black and embossed with clear detail powder before coloring. 

This one is one of my hand-carved stamps which has been stamped on glossy white cardstock and colored with Sharpies. I used a layout from a Verve sketch and added the elements in red and black and white as well as a double fine line and hand-written text.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
A New Hope
Topic: New Work

I've been following a blog by Michelle Zindorf at http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ where she presents almost daily tutorials on making cards with brayer art.

I chose a card design that I wanted to try but of course I didn't have the ink colors she used, the stamps she used, the sponge she used... What I DID have was a brayer.

So I took a whack at it and this is my creation: 

This is Michelle's tutorial card:


To mine I added some ribbon, rhinestone brads, and a text ticker. The background card and ticker were watercolored lightly with some ink to bring it into the color family of the illustration.

If you'd like to see the original instructions it is tutorial #110 which may be found here: http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/08/28/willow-lake-tutorial-110/


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 22 September 2008
Apple Harvest Decorations
Topic: Other Hobbies

This last weekend was a ladies event at church. I was asked to do the decorations and chose to do an 'apple harvest' theme. The fabric was from JoAnn Fabrics, the candles I had left over from a previous project, and everything else (frupt, plates, wreaths) was from Dollar Tree!

This is the centerpiece used on 8 round tables: 

This is the topper for the piano:


This is the backdrop for the food table:



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 21 September 2008
Time Running Backward
Topic: New Work

Well, here's one I will have to tear apart and re-stitch! I didn't notice until insertng it into the plastic sleeve that I had reversed the 6 and the 9 while stitching upside down! LOL! 



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 20 September 2008
Play Ball!
Topic: New Work

I love the casualness of this pattern which is really a 3D construction. The glove is stitched on a crackle printed scrapbook paper which makes it look well-used. Then it is trimmed close and mounted with pop-dots. I used a scrapbook paper that resembles worn denim. 

The ball is stitched on watercolor paper as it has the texture I like for the ball. Then it is trimmed close to the stitching and mounted on pop-dots as well. The banner is a sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 19 September 2008
The Leaves are Falling
Topic: New Work

I wanted to create a 'how I create patterns' display for my stitched cards presentation. So I imported this maple leaf into my program and printed up the steps as I created this pattern.

Then I stitched it up on red cardstock in golden thread and mounted on multiple layers of fall colors and gold metallic cardstocks. On the main background I imprinted swirls with the Cuttlebug to evoke winds and falling leaves. 

The greeting is a Cuttlebug greeting plate which was imprinted on gold metallic, cut out, mounted on colored cardstock and trimmed again.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Antique Rose
Topic: New Work

I selected the crackle printed scrapbook paper and pricked out this pattern first. Then when I went looking for the right thread discovered every pink I had was either too orange, too blue, too wahtever. I decided on white and then brought in the cream petal edges in keeping with the antique theme. 

I finished with silver peeloff borders and corners and then added vellum stickers for text.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Sweet Violets
Topic: New Work

I don't do many stitching cards that are just borders but in trying to stitch up as many of my patterns as possible, this wone was fast to do! the center illustration and the greeting are a collage of vellum stickers. 

It is stitched on scrapbook paper and mounted on card to match the flowers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Criss Cross
Topic: New Work

This is the first time stitching directly on an embossed background. This pattern of hearts was made with the Cuttlebug. 

The purple and the hearts are repeated in the corner stickers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 15 September 2008
Deck the Halls
Topic: New Work

A puffy acrylic sticker, a gold star brad and red seed beads pull this card together. The threads are actually brighter green and gold than they appear here and are stitched on a spotted scrapbook paper. 



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Topic: New Work

I originally designed this with red, green and bright blue colors. But when I found this great background I decided to mute the threads as well. I used a single strand of embroidery floss.

The text is a printed acrylic puffy sticker that says IMAGINE. The background of the sticker works so well with the card background.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 13 September 2008
Is That a Chill In the Air?
Topic: New Work

I originally designed this snowflake to have sequins at the tips. But I beleive I do like it better with these ice-blue beads. I colored silver peel-off stickers with Sharpie marker before adhering to the background. 



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 12 September 2008
Handy Man
Topic: New Work

I found the best quote for these stitched tools... "Blessed are the joy makers" 

I wanted these tools to have a bit of 'presence' so I used embroidery floss to stitch them.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 11 September 2008
One of my first patterns
Topic: New Work

Actualli, I believe this was the second pattern I designed. I usually stitch with a layer of vellum over a floral imprinted paper. This time I stitched on scrapbook paper and used vellum stickers on top to add the floral element.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Stitching Marathon
Topic: New Work

I'm going to be showing some of my patterns at an event on Friday so needed to stitch up as many as possible in a short timespan. I'll just post one per day, though, so as to stretch the entries out!

This pansy pattern is difficult and time consuming and I never felt like it was quite right when done. This time I added the outline stitch around each leaf and petal and I like it SO much better. 

I stitched on printed scrapbook paper with metallic threads.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
Red Pears
Topic: New Work

A magazine illustration is the feature of this card which uses a striped scrapbook paper for a background. The brown cardstock pulls out some of the background color and I used Whisper inkpad direct-to-paper to make the background for the greeting. It was then stamped with red ink and cut out with a Cuttlebug die and the edges distressed with the same red.

Gold satin ribbon with a bow defines the bottom border.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 8 September 2008
Wishing Well
Topic: New Work

The orange tulips are back. I cut these (from an advertising folder) and gave them a green scrapbook background, a yellow border, and orange cardstock. Then I pulled out the orange and yellow plaid ribbons and used a snippet of each to tie contrasting 'bows' on them.  The text is rubberstamped with dark orange on card I toned green with Whisper inkpad direct-to-paper. I trimmed close around it before mounting.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 7 September 2008
Topic: New Work

Start with a sticker... (I know, I usually end with a sticker!)

In this case I rally wanted to use this cute bear so everything else was based on this. First came the yellow-gold plaid scrapbook paper to match the teacup. Then the background cardstock to match his kerchief. I found that I had the sticky-backed braid in the right colors and a lovely pair of roses from the same sticker sheet as the bear. They are raised on foam to ride over the braid. The text is from a printed scrapbook paper but it was a light pink background. So I used Whisper inkpad direct to paper to match it to the cardstock.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 6 September 2008
An Inspiring Pair
Topic: New Work

 Two little birds (from a calendar) sing inspiring notes from the 'gloria' music in the background. The music is printed tissue on cream cardstock. Each bird and the fabric text sticker are mounted on brown card. Each birg got 3 little square brads installed and then everything is mounted on the background. The two smaller pieces are raised on foam for dimension. The final step was to add a bit of ribbon.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 5 September 2008
It's a Dog's Life
Topic: New Work

Another little pup from the back of a calendar. I gave him a background of scrapbook paper and some ribbon. The letters are chipboard. 



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT

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