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In & Out of Studio 3D
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Magic Flower
Topic: New Work

Today's inspiration piece is tableware called Evening Sun from Linens n Things. I was inspired by the bright colors of these flowers and chose to use a single bloom in my card. 

This flower is a scalloped circle. It has been cut between each scallop toward the center, the tips burnished to cause them to curve and then the piece is folded in half. The center is a punched dot with one side cut off. I used a marker to polka-dot it.

The leaves are cut from a scalloped circle and the whole thing is layered on orange, blue and burgundy. Those dots down the right side are to pull in those on the flower center and the text is a fabric sticker.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Spice Jars
Topic: New Work

Another photo from the scrap pile... I tore the edges and mounted on handmade paper. This is is layered on scrapbook paper which I rounded with the oval Coluzzle. The dot is a puffy acrylic sticker. 

I used three copper brads at the bottom.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Monday, 3 November 2008
The Fruit of Friendship
Topic: New Work

I used sharp scissors to trim this fruit illustration, then used a craft knife for the inner areas.  Before mounting on the basket-weave scrapbook paper I used a warm grey watercolor marker to  shadow the lower right to add dimension. I used the same marker to distress the border of the tan card base.

The text is a vellum sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Sunday, 2 November 2008
It's Pumpkin Season
Topic: New Work

Orange brads anchor this artwork to an orange cardstock which I've glued onto a printed scrapbook paper and then to a green card base. 

The text is added with two fabric stickers.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 7:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 1 November 2008
Dreamy Floral
Topic: New Work

This floral was part of my 'junk mail' this week! I used a Fiskars border punch on both edges and mounted it on yellow to pick up the center of the white flower. A white and a pink ribbon are tied at the top. 

The text is a white rub-on - I love the scrolling font of this set.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 31 October 2008
A Plum Pair
Topic: New Work

This is the third of the fruit illustrations and I used the same mounting techniques as on the other two.  For this one I added an oval purple sticker with white text and then added a white rub-on below that. 



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 30 October 2008
The Pleasure of a Pear
Topic: New Work

Here's the second of the fruit illustrations and again I used some cardstock printed with a canvas painting. I used a text sticker at the top and used a black Sharpie to add lines around it. 



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Apple Trio
Topic: New Work

Years ago I found an ad with these and two other fruit illustrations. Nicely done, aren't they? I tore out these apples and mounted on a cardstock that is imprinted with 'painted canvas'.

Over the right side I placed a translucent sticker and then used a Sharpie in red to echo the line around the illustration. The whole piece is mounted on a white card base.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
More Fall Friends
Topic: New Work

The fall leaves are back. This time I used a burgundy card base instead of the brown used before. After cutting the oval with the Coluzzle I liked this layout better on the horizontal. I had a lovely sticker for text but it was large and square. So I took the Coluzzle to it as well and cut it to fit in the oval frame window. 



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 27 October 2008
Enchanted, I'm Sure
Topic: New Work

A local activity center sent out advertising with these beautiful leaves on a glossy white background. Now how could I NOT use them? This is a simple mounting on orange card base and addition of a puffy acrylic sticker that says "enchanted". 



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Topic: New Work

I've had this advertising page of eggs in a nest for years. I tore out a frame using my handmade paper and mounted both on scrapbook paper and a golden card base. A raffia tie finishes off the bottom. 

The text is provided on a thick acrylic tile.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 25 October 2008
Fruit For a Friend
Topic: New Work

A kitchen decorating catalog yielded up these painted tiles which I mounted on a blue panel. The printed background is scrapbook paper to mimic the backet on the tiles. a gold-toned ribbon is knotted at the left and held in place with square rhinestone brads. 

Everything is then mounted on a green card base and a thick acrylic tile sticker provides the text.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 24 October 2008
Making Stuff From the Scrap Pile
Topic: New Work

The other day I needed a punched square for a project. So I punched it out of the front of this card base leaving an aperture card. From the scrap drawer I used an advertisement from a frame company and mounted it on the back wall of the card leaving these two ladies showing in the window. 

The text is a clear sticker and the two side panels plus the circle are also stickers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Falling For You
Topic: New Work

Giant fall leaves of paper were advertising of some sort I saved years ago. I glued them around the edges of a card base and then used the Coluzzle to cut an oval in the front cover. This was mounted on a folded card with 3D dots. I added some tags and ribbon as accents. 



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Blocked Leaves
Topic: New Work

As soon as I saw this set at Linen & Things I was attracted to the leaves and thought of the skeleton leaves in my stash. The random color blocks that set them off seemed like a reasonable element to replicate. 

I started with a piece of vellum that has very light gold roses printed on it. I ran this through the Xyron for overall adhesive and applied blocks of mulberry paper in four colors to it. I burnished it from the back to make the texture of these papers show through better. After cutting to size and mounting on a cream card base, I glued three metallic skeleton leaves on the front.

The grey background is for viewing contrast only and is not part of the finished card. The double square in the lower right is a thick acrylic sticker.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Blue Malibu
Topic: New Work

I love the color combination of light blue and chocolate brown. I've always thought it looked classy. So when I found this bedding set on HomeDecorators.com I immediately wanted to do a card with it. 

For this card I started with white cardstock, stamped the flower stamp in bright teal and Versamark then embossed with clear detail powder. I colored in the petals with teal marker and colored over that with embossing pen, then embossed again. Finally, I brayered over the whole thing with Espresso Adriondack ink pad. When dry the brown ink was wiped off the embossing with a cloth.

A ribbon was colored with marker to match the inks, chocolate cardstock cut into layering and the flower stamped twice on light blue using the Espresso Adtiondack pad. The flower is cut out and mounted 3D over the brown panel.

The greeting is a thick acrylic tile.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 20 October 2008
White Out
Topic: New Work

I was cruising blogs the other day and was struck by a piece that was all white in multiple layers. Just stunning. Unfortunately, when I put my piece together I did not like it as I thought I would.  I took out some of the white layers and replaced them with silver, then finished it off with the white, silver, and pink pop-up flowers.

The text is clear embossing powder with Versamark stamping.

I wish the photo did not turn out so blue as it looks much better in real life.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 19 October 2008
Blue Willow
Topic: New Work

It is difficult to see the details of this inspiration piece, but I was working from a better photo from an advertising flyer in the Sunday paper. This is a bedding set by Jaclyn Smith called Today Willow. 

What inspired me was the combination of blue and brown and the three tones of blue used. I started with medium blue cardstock and stamped a leafy pattern with bleach to create the lighter branches. Then I stamped with dark blue to create the second tone. I recreated the blue and brown branches on cream cardstock for the pillow case, banded both pieces with brown for the brown teim on pillows and sheets and layered them. That lovely stitching on the coverlet was interpreted with... stitching! Actually, I stitched with the sewing machine and no thread then drew between the holes with brown brown marker.

Blue greeting stamped on cream cardstock was bordered in brown and layered on the front and, finally, the whole is layered on the front of a brown cardstock base.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 18 October 2008
Can't Let Summer Go
Topic: New Work

Don't you love this Flip Flop Doormat from Bed Bath & Beyond? I knew it would be fun to recreate it on a card and hold summer here just a little bit longer. 

I started by running 4 colors of cardstock thru the Cuttlebug for lines of texture. Then I used darker inkpads of the same color direct-to-paper to color just the raised parts of the stripes. I cut the shape of the flip-flop from each piece. Contrasting colors were used to cut out straps and a darker version of these were used to stripe the strap and stamp a flower for the toe.

The back of the straps were glued directly to the base but the toe portion was raised with a pop-dot. Then the flower was mounted with a second pop-dot and a glittery acrylic flower applied on top.

All the flip-flops were glued to a sage green base card using the alternating alignment from the inspiration piece. The text block "Sunny Days" is a puffy acrylic sticker.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 17 October 2008
Nothing Could Be Simpler
Topic: New Work

This bathroom accessories set from Bed Bath & Beyond is by DKNY. I was attracted to the simple graphic quality of these pieces and wanted to recreate that in my card. 

I started with white glossy card and used multiple clear stamps from a variety of sets to build a background of florals. I used Versamark and black ink followed by clear detail powder and heat embossed. I did each flower style completely through the process before starting on the next stamp.

After mounting on black I added a band of black card at the bottom to mimic that on the inspiration pieces. Then a white ribbon was tied and white rub-on text echoes the graphic brand-name on the originals. I added a text sticker at the top to balance the piece.




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

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