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In & Out of Studio 3D
Friday, 22 May 2009
Friends Knock at the Back Door
Topic: Photo

We love the wildlife in our back yard... let me emphasis IN the back yard. At the back door is another story!

We have couple of raccoons that come running out of the brush when my hubby whistles for them - because they know he will toss marshmallows to them.

The other day, one of them wanted to know what the holdup was and came up the stairs to the deck to see for herself.



If you open the door she will just look at you until you tell her to 'get down' and then she will rund down to the yard, stand up, and beg.

Too cute!





Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Designing for Dollars
Topic: In the studio

Last spring I was contacted about becoming a paid designer for CardMaker Kit-of-the-Month Club and I readily agreed. The first assignment came up in June and I had a lot of fun putting together the samples and instructions for 8 card projects.

Since that time the designs have been incorporated into their advertising, though they have not been distributed to the kit subscribers. I first saw them on their website and then, the other day, got an advertising packet in the mail wasnting me to subscribe. Imagine the thrill I got seeing the designs right on the envelope in my own mailbox!

If you go over to their website (www.cardmakerkitclub.com/projects.php) you'll see my paper embroidery set as the first feature on the left side (blue and green).

I feel like a proud mama!


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Toe-Tappin' Hymns
Topic: Music to Work By

For Mother's Day my dear daughter gifted me with a new CD. It totally rocks!

Envision a New Orleans jazz band taking on the church hymnal and you will have a glimmer of the style. Can't imagine it? Hop on over to www.bartmillard.org and listen to some snippets of his album Hymned Again.

Can't stop listening . . . can't stop singing along . . . can't stop tapping my toes!


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Diamond-Back Butterfly
Topic: New Work

Another 3D butterfly/floral cutting is the feature of today's card. I found a diamond-printed scrapbook paper and used the Scor-It to enhance the lines making it look like a garden lattice. These were placed over a purple scrapbook paper with a fabric print, which I created a decorative edge upon with a Fiskars border punch.

I added Stickles to all the flower centers and purple rhinestones in the centers of the flowers in the border.

Here is a better photo of the texture lines in the 'lattice' background.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 18 May 2009
Tile Backed Butterfly
Topic: New Work

The colors in this 3D cutting were perfectly matched by the tile-printed scrapbook paper in my scraps drawer. I just trimmed it down to fit and used a pink  paper with a subtle pattern under that. A yellow folded card base provides a beautiful backdrop for this. 

I added Stickles to the stamens of the flowers and placed four green teardrop rhinestones on the butterfly wings.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Banded Bread
Topic: New Work

I stitched up my 'daily bread' design again. This time I trimmed it fairly close to the stitching and used my Scor-It to create a double lined band on all four edges. I used 'old paper' distress ink to make the lines more visible and set on a textured tan card base, also distressed with 'old paper'. 

Here you can see the raised bands a little better:



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Scooter Kids
Topic: New Work

More 3D for kids! These little guys have hit the road in their scooter. I glued to plain paper and cut a border to set them off from the black background I chose. I went over selected words with red watercolor marker to highlight them and match them to the scooter. 

. . . and away they go!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 15 May 2009
Roadster Bears
Topic: New Work

These little 3D bears on their way to a picnic were in my stash and I decided to make them up. How cute! I added dotted paper and the put a striped paper on an angle to mimic the angle of the road. 

I added stickles to the flower centers for a little pizazz!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Cheery Yellow and Blue
Topic: New Work

I stitched up this yellow cardstock with the blue thread and then discovered I had the 3D element in the same colors so cut it out to place. A little more searching through the supplies turned up the matching striped scrapbook paper and a thick acrylic greeting. 

I added glitter-glue in the greeting holes. Love how this fell together.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Stitching With Iris
Topic: New Work

One of my groups had a challenge to combine iris folding with paper embroidery. This is my card featuring a red-breasted bird where the iris folding is done with three shades of mulberry paper behind blue cardstock. His eye is a clear rhinestone colored with Sharpie marker.

I stitched a floral branch for this little fellow to perch upon and added peel-off corners and a greeting.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Good Mother
Topic: New Work

Starting with the lady's picture from a framing catalog I backed it with parts from a Cuttlebugged peach cardstock as well as a full piece with a text impression. I used 'tattered rose' distress ink to color the raised portions and added a scalloped frame to the image. A belly-band of a quilted print scrapbook paper was added and topped with a gold-imprinted cream ribbon. All were laid upon a gold embellished specialty paper and a coral cardstock.

All of the pieces were distressed with the 'tattered rose' ink and I added three pearl brads in the peach tone.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 11 May 2009
Pot 'O Gold
Topic: New Work

More tiles from the catalog and, again, I creased at the grout lines.

I chose papers for this card that looked more masculine and distressed all with 'tea-dye' ink to tone down and unify the palette. 

The square brads are brushed brass and add to the masculine feel.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Topic: New Work

Sometimes the hardest part is thinking up a title!

This panel is from a Harry and David catalog. I backed it with a little bit of purple, then a green print, a printed cardstock and tied a burgundy ribbon around them. These are mounted on a burgundy card base.

I picked out colors from the fruit panel and echoed them in rhinestones.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Blue Tile Vase
Topic: New Work

From a home improvement catalog I gleaned this tile grouping. I used the Scor-It to trace the tile grout lines and backed it with a piece of cardstock I stamped with bleach to lighten and blue ink . This is over a printed cardstock and then on pink folded cardstock base. 

A ribbon is tied around the front panel by running through a slit in the spine. Blue rhinestones anchor the corners.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 8 May 2009
Walking On Water
Topic: New Work

These beach scenes my take over from birds as my favorite theme! After mounting this one on two scrapbook papers with rounded corners I used a round punch to cut out the little tiki hut. I glued it to the lower right corner and then threaded a ribbon behind the opening and around the front panel of a green folded cardstock. I tied the bow through the hole and  continued the line of the ribbon with a series of matching rhinestones. 



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Flower Round-up
Topic: New Work

I found an old greeting card covered with butterflies and blooms and punched them out with a round punch. A scrapbook paper with swirls makes the sky and one with leaves and stems makes up the ground.

I tied a pink ribbon at the fold of the cardstock and drew in flight trails and stems with watercolor markers. 

I used Stickles to trace the stems, flight trails, and the butterfly antennae.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
She Sleeps By the Seashore
Topic: New Work

Ah, yes - that's the proper place for a nap! This is another page from the calendar, backed with green cardstock and a water-print scrapbook paper. 

I added a gold cardstock strip and blue star brads to which I added stickles for a bit of zip. All backed with a white cardstock base.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Apples, Crisp
Topic: New Work

From a cooking magazine I cut out these apples. They were actually two different illustrations - the cut and the un-cut - and I had to color over the peels of the cut apples with yellow marker to bring their tones to the same as the whole apple.

There are two scrapbook papers set to represent the counter and the wall and I've run a ribbon with bow to cover the seam.

A grey watercolor marker was used to make shaddows for the fruit, the bow, and under each of the rhinestones.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 4 May 2009
Beach Walk
Topic: New Work

Oh how I want to be the one in this picture! This is one of the picutes off my page-a-day calendar. I paired it up with two scrapbook papers, both having tile prints that echo the colors. Both have been distressed with a blue distressing pad to take some of the brightness down. 

I used the quote from the same calendar page and cut slits to thread two ribbons through. I rounded corners, mounted to a shimmery blue cardstock base and popped on a couple of sea blue rhinestones.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 3 May 2009
Blooms For You
Topic: New Work

These florals are from the front of a greeting card. By punching them out with a square punch I was able to mat each of them and make them look like three separate bouquets.

Several coordinating layers are added beneath and a green narrow ribbon wrapped top to bottom. Then I tied three shorter lengths of ribbon along the length and held the flat spaces in place with copper mini-brads. 

The text block is an engraved copper sheet that reads "blooms for you" and it is placed at an angle mirroring the center floral block for continuity.



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

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