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In & Out of Studio 3D
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Tiger Lily Peace
Topic: New Work

Here is another card made with the Nestabilities. I used the scallop to cut out this magazine illustration and glued it to scrapbook paper with a plaid print. The corners were rounded with a punch. The next layer is red-orange cardstock followed with dark salmon folded cardstock base. Both of these have punch-rounded corners as well. 

The text is a sticker and I used a fine-tip sharpie marker to make an accent dot in each scallop.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Triple Heart Valentine
Topic: New Work

A gift I bought with Christmas money was four sets of Nestabilities. I recently pulled out a bunch of images and tried them out using my Cuttlebug.

The first was from a calendar of scrapbook papers. It had 8 of these heart images and I used a die to cut out three of them to look like postage stamps. These are glued to a single block of cream cardstock and then a rose background. A piece of printed cream paper is the final layer.

 I Added a text sticker and made a drop-shadow with watercolor marker. Three little red heart brads form a border over the text and then the whole piece is mounted on a cream card base.

The final step was to use glossy accents on each of the hearts for a bit of flash. Below is a close-up of the glossy hearts.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Friday, 23 January 2009
I Always Thought I Wasn't a Stamper!
Topic: Supplies

Over the years I have purchased rubber stamps (and acrylic), some mounted and some unmounted. A couple of years ago I divided up the mounted ones and stored them in pizza boxes. Then I realized a few weeks ago that the unmounted ones are stored in sets that don't necessiarily fit into the same categories, so I started to catalog them. 

I started pages for various categories: flowers, scenics, trees, borders, backgrounds, text... and stamped each image on the appropriate page. Beside each group I marked the location of the stamp and whether mounted or unmounted. It took 52 pages!

Now I want to create an index so I can look up by keyword and find a specific stamp or theme without going through everything I own.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Improving the Photo
Topic: In the studio

At my specific request I got this portable photo studio for Christmas. It comes with everything you see here (except the football!) and folds into itself to form a carrying case with pockets for the two lights and the tripod. 

It does take a fair bit of room so I am challenged to find a place to leave it set up. I got it to take better pictures of my art work so expect to see changes!



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Wednesday, 21 January 2009
What's For DInner?
Topic: Around the House

When I'm not crafting, working, blogging, or cleaning (that .000001% of the time) I'm slowly working on typing recipes into my own personal cookbook. I've been working on it for a few years because I don't devote much time to it!

I went through all my cookbooks and saved only those recipes that I actually use. Then I got rid of the cookbooks. I did the same with the little recipe books that came with all my appliances. I only saved my Joy of Cooking and Betty Crocker cookbooks and a specialty cookbook on grilling.

The next step was to gather all the loose recipes I had clipped out from magazines, cans and jars. Then I checked out all kinds of cookbooks from the library and copied off recipes from them.

Can you guess what's for dinner????

My cookbook is divided into chapters: Pork, Beef and Ground Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Fish and Shellfish, Other Meats, Beans Cheese and Eggs, Other Main Dishes, Potatoes, Pasta and Rice, Other Sides, Vegetables and Fruits, Appetizers and Snacks, Salads, Breads, Sandwiches, Sauces Seasonings Mixes and Relishes, Beverages, Breakfast, Cakes and Icings, Cookies and Bars, Candies, Pies and Pastries, Desserts!


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Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Everything is Black and White
Topic: New Work

In a recent swap, we were required to complete an embroidered card using only black and white. I used a metal stencil to prick out repeating elements on white glossy cardstock and stitched with a single strand of DMC cotton embroidery thread. I would have prefered to use Sulky but did not have black. 

I stitched it to look like a sampler and added text of silver peel-off stickers I had colored with black Sharpie. It is layered on black cardstock mat and then onto a white folded cardstock base.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Monday, 19 January 2009
Scroll With Roses
Topic: New Work

This is another 3D paper sent by a friend. I layered it on a blue dotted paper that I ran through the Cuttlebug to add Swiss Dots. After layering on a white card base I added the greeting in gold peel-off. 



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Sunday, 18 January 2009
Pink Daisy 3D
Topic: New Work

This 3D image was a gift from an online friend. I like how it extends outside of it's background! I backed it with a crackle print to bring out the teal in the picture and then a pink printed with sayings about girls to echo the flowers. 

I attached to a white card base and added a gold peel-off greeting.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Golden Boat
Topic: New Work

I needed a stitched card for a challenge - 'make a masculine card'. This is a pattern from a British online magazine. I stitched it all with gold Sulky thread and backed it with gold cardstock. 

The 'banner' is a gold peel-off sticker.



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Friday, 16 January 2009
Dotted Swiss and Flowers
Topic: New Work

I should mention that some of the Faux Foldy Flowers I have been using are not in their original colors. I opened up the sheets in Corel PhotoPaint and played with the color balance to create different sets.

In this case, I used a sunshine yellow set and arranged them around a scalloped oval with Cuttlebug swiss dots. This was a piece I cut out of the front of another card as an aperture and it was just laying on my table when I put these flowers next to it. AHA!

I tied a dotted satin ribbon at the bottom and added gold peel-off greeting and little butterflies.



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Thursday, 15 January 2009
Photo 3D Flowers
Topic: New Work

I found this photo 3D picture on the web and cut it for this card. I backed it with crackle-print scrapbook paper and trimmed all 4 edges with silver peel-off borders. 

The greeting is also silver peel-off stickers.



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Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Love is Grand
Topic: New Work

Another element from FredSheSaid. I cut it into a 3D element and mounted on speckled scrapbook paper over cardstock base. 

The text is a vellum sticker.



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Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Waterlily On Water
Topic: New Work

I chose a water printed scrapbook paper to stitch this waterlily from my own pattern. This is stitched with Sulky threads. 

Very faintly at the top you can see the white rub-on greeting.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 31 December 2008 10:24 PM PST
Monday, 12 January 2009
Lighthouse at Dusk
Topic: New Work

This glossy paper reminded me of the sky at dusk and since it also resembles water I've stitched my lighthouse pattern on it. I added silver peel-off corners and a silver greeting.

This was stitched with a single strand of embroidery floss.



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Sunday, 11 January 2009
Believe Your Dreams
Topic: New Work

I snagged this illustration from my daughter-in-law's blog and turned it into a 3D. I found some scrapbook scrap that looked like granite countertop and then one printed with blocks that reminded me of kitchen tiles. Voila!

The text blocks are three stickers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Saturday, 10 January 2009
Warm Winter Greetings
Topic: New Work

Another 3D illustration from FredSheSaid. This comes with a background and a choice of greeting blocks. I tore out the background and used a marker to darken the edges. Then I selected a scrapbook paper with music on it. This is all mounted on a blue cardstock and then on a white base.



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Friday, 9 January 2009
Good To Play
Topic: New Work

I used a background of printed cardstock for these stitched cats. I thought it looked like wallpaper.  

I found this vellum text sticker and it perfectly suited the illustration.



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Thursday, 8 January 2009
Triple Goodness
Topic: New Work

Faux Foldy Flowers from FredSheSaid have been layered withflower brads and arranged on green scrapbook paper. The leaves were scored down the center with the Scor-It and folded slightly for depth. 

I added three purple flower brads and then mounted the whole thing on purple cardstock base. No greeting for this one.



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Wednesday, 7 January 2009
Daylilies to Inspire
Topic: New Work

I found this 3D picture on the web. It is made from a photo so when it is completed it looks SO great. I mounted on a green scrapbook paper over teal cardstock base. 

The text is a thick acrylic tile. I used Stickles in the mounting holes so it looks like gems are holding it on.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
Topic: New Work

This 3D design from FredSheSaid is mounted on green plaid scrapbook paper over a cream cardstock base. The text is a large sticker. 



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