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In & Out of Studio 3D
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Christmas Angel
Topic: New Work

This print from a magazine was an ad for paper and how well it could be printed on. I tore it out and backed it with a torn strip of music. Three metal musical notes and a metal plaque reading 'peace' are glued on before I placed gold peel-off corners and a Christmas greeting. 



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Monday, 24 November 2008
Birds on a Journey
Topic: New Work

This scrapbook paper with whimsical little clouds makes a perfect backdrop for this trio of birds that were taken from a week-at-a-glance calendar. I mounted them on a folded card base of linen textured cardstock. Up the left side are two rows of 'stitching' which is actually rubons! 

Of course, I added a text sticker, also.



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Sunday, 23 November 2008
Happy Sunflowers
Topic: New Work

Sunflowers from my file of clippings are matted with yellow cardstock and crackle-printed scrapbook paper. The cardstock base is made from the same yellow and the text is a sticker. 



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Saturday, 22 November 2008
Heat Makes a Snowman Melt
Topic: New Work

I saw these cute snowmen made from candles on the Michaels website videos. They are just eyelets pressed into the wax and a ribbon tied around for a scarf. When they used the taller pillars they pressed big brads in for buttons below the scarf.



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Friday, 21 November 2008

Topic: New Work

For today's inspiration piece I chose this screen from images.smarter.com. I was drawn to the Asian branches, the graphic colors, and the marching rows of panels. 

I started with sheets of mini-labels, taping several together to make 9 columns. I stamped the branches on them with 'Weathered Wood" Distress Ink from Ranger. The full branch was stamped twice and just the top half twice again. I used Sharpie marker in red to color the flowers and a warm grey watercolor marker for the branches. I laid removable tape over sections of 3 columns and peeled them off their backing. Then they were attached to black paper and the tape removed. This keeps the labels aligned properly. The three panels were then attached to the front of a white card and the feet cut from just the front layer.

The two stickers reading "Simple Delight" were applied to the front.



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Thursday, 20 November 2008
Handmade Book Display
Topic: Books

This week I put up a display of some of my handmade books in the case at the library I manage. I included our instruction books on the topic on the table below for those who get inspired and want to have a go at it!

From left to right top shelf: Star Book, Japanese Stab Binding, Post Bound, Flag Book, and Stitched Pamphlet

Shelf two: Wire Binding, Case Binding, Ribbon Tied, Japanese Stab Binding, and Interlocking Accordion

Shelf three: Case Binding Over Comb, Swiveling Rivet, Accordion Book, Dos a Dos, Accordion, and Case Binding.



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Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Belated Birthday
Topic: Work By My Friends

I have just realized I have been remiss in not posting the beautiful cards handmade for my birthday by my Internet friends! SO LATE am I that I must admit my birthday was TWO MONTHS AGO!

Sorry to all these lovely ladies:


















So again, many thanks for these lovely cards.


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Tuesday, 18 November 2008
A Swirl of Thanks
Topic: New Work

Inspiration today comes from this Bed In A Bag set. I decided to mimic the colors, swirls, trims and even the general layout! 

A piece of textured burgundy cardstock was run through the Cuttlebug swirl plate and then sanded, leaving some of the texture to mimic the look of fabric. The cardstock has a white core so I was able to apply Butterscotch Adriondack ink using a water brush. A full sheet of textured deep yellow cardstock was streaked in both directions by pulling the edge of the Butterscotch pad over the surface. I used a burgundy watercolor marker to apply ink to a rubber stamp of diagonal stripes to create a border along the bottom edge. Since the stripes only went one direction, I hand drew in the opposing lines.


The same marker was used to color in a vine stape which was applied along the top edge after folding the deep yellow cardstock and trimming to fit the burgundy piece. Scraps of that trimming were used to stamp the text and a round punch finished the ends.



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Monday, 17 November 2008
Flowering Branches
Topic: New Work

This is another inspiration piece. The bathroom set is called LAUREN and is from YourBedroomSource.

I used cream cardstock and a Cuttlebug folder. The raised leaves were tinted using a Q-Tip and Ranger distress inks in two colors Old Paper and Frayed Burlap and used a blending tool with the Old Paper to darken the edges of the cardstock. Then I pulled some punched out flowers in cream - in two sizes. These I streaked with distress ink in Faded Denim, layered the two sizes with brads, and curved the petals with a ball-burnisher and craft foam. After mounting the flowers, I attached the feature piece to a piece of dark blue folded cardstock.


A couple of curly clips mimic the swirls on the inspiration piece and added a 'dream' text metallic piece with foam tape.



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Sunday, 16 November 2008
Dreaming of Yellow Roses
Topic: New Work

This card literally came to me in a dream! I used Butterscotch Adriondack ink to stamp my handcarved roses onto cream cardstock. I used a lot of masking to make a small circle of blooms, a large circle of blooms and one single large bloom.

I used a water brush over the stamping to pull yellow into the petals and a bit of green for the stamped hips on the buds. A warm grey marker was used to create shadows for what would be the under layers when the flowers were stacked. This grey was blended using the watercolor brush.

I used foam tape to separate the layers. Beaded line, silk leaves and plastic grasses (used as stems) were glued in and a bow tied on the stems.

The whole bouquet was mounted on irridescent dark-green cardstock using foam tape. Finally, a tag was mounted with foam tape and a gold peel-off greeting attached.



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Saturday, 15 November 2008
Tropical Garden
Topic: New Work

This bunch of flowers was a full-page ad in a travel brochure that was in my mail this week. However, it originally was a group of three connected flowers plus a single face-on and a single side view. I cut them out of their leafy background and used foam tape to arrange them at three levels. The background is irridescent dark green cardstock on which I glued 'grasses' cut of dark green paper. The back flower is directly on the cardstock level, the triple group at one layer of foam tape and the front flower at two layers of foam tape. 

The text is a texturized sticker.



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Friday, 14 November 2008
Sea Journey
Topic: New Work

Does it seem I have a never-ending supply of pictures from magazines? Well, I go to the magazine sale at the library every year and buy up art, travel, photography, history, and graphics magazines and cut out anything that strikes my fancy. These I file - some by color some by theme - and then use them for cards, collage, and such.

 So, here we are again with a photo from one of those magazines. This seafaring scene has been backed with a light cardstock and an ocean map then darkened with Ranger Distress inks. I mounted on a blue folded card base and added a fabric text sticker with the heads of brads on each end.

While I was searching for the right brads I found a clock face and it fit perfectly over the clock on the desk!



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Thursday, 13 November 2008
Stitchin' in the Sun
Topic: New Work

I had a recent 7-day cruise and took along some relaxing pastimes. Besides reading 3 novels and a book of non-fiction, I stitched up 24 beaded embroidery Christmas cards.


Two days before we left I taught a class at church on how to make these two cards. I took all the leftover kits with me and finished all of them!

Now I'm that much more ahead of the holidays!



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Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Frequent Flyers
Topic: New Work

The mottled background was made so long ago I can't remember how I did it and couldn't reproduce it anymore. This is the last piece I have of it, too!

I thought it looked good with this string of birds which is a magazine reproduction of a painting. I cut the illustration out with it's printed framing. The picture and background are mounted on burgundy cardstock and the text is added using rub-ons from a 'travel' set. 

The white corners were drawn in with white gel pen.



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Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Friends Forever
Topic: New Work

I had a Cuttlebug background that perfectly complimented this adorable bunny clipping. I backed each with a different tone of brown cardstock.  

The white text is rub-on lettering and the bubble is a thick acrylic sticker.



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Monday, 10 November 2008
Letter Home
Topic: New Work

Another magazine clipping combined with some stickers (seals, black script, and 'family' text) and rub-ons (postage elements) are combined to create this card. The striped background is wrapping paper and the picture border is scrapbook paper.

I used an orange card base.



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Sunday, 9 November 2008
Basket Case
Topic: New Work

From my file of magazine clippings comes this grat photo of a basket display. I played up the yellow tones with the base cardstock and a thin mat around the photo. The rustic element is echoed in the brown crackle paint printed scrapbook paper.  

The clear text sticker is burnished directly on the photo so the message appears very subtily. It reads "It is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it is the little differences that make them interesting."



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Saturday, 8 November 2008
Essence of Love
Topic: New Work

This violet mum is created from three layers of scalloped circles in graduated sizes, plus three punched flowers and a flower brad. These, except the brad, were all burnished over a piece of craft foam - some from the front and some from the back -  to create depth.

Other punched flowers and leaves were arranged around for setting. The text is a clear sticker.



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Friday, 7 November 2008
Tiles on Tiles
Topic: New Work

A grouping of kitchen tiles from a catalog provides the centerpiece for this card. I pulled yellow cardstock and used the Scor-It to create tile-like lines for a background. After mounting on blue cardstock I added a text sticker and sticker flowers. 



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Thursday, 6 November 2008
Friends are Forever
Topic: New Work

These flowers appeared originally on a birthday card I got. I used the square punch to make the squares and mounted 7 of them on purple cardstock. The two lower right blocks which were white have been replaced with a purple tag on which a ribbon bow is tied. 

I added two vellum text stickers, one on the tag and one along the left side. I used a craft knift to remove the sticker background from the spaces on the left.



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