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In & Out of Studio 3D
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Swirly Pear
Topic: New Work

This was one of those stamps that was on sale so cheap I couldn't leave it in the store. That was three years ago and I am just now giving it some ink!

Colored pencils again, each leaf with two tones to add some shading. This is a little bright for my taste, but I don't send cards to myself! LOL!

I had some pre-printed tags so rimmed them with orange to match the other mat and added yellow brads and green ribbons to pull more colors from the pear. 

The swirls on the side and tip are from a sheet of rub-ons.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 18 July 2009
Flower in a Field
Topic: New Work

What a simple little stamp - just a few lines. I kept the coloring simple, too, in keeping with the stamp. Because of the free-form nature of the illustration I used a blade to cut a casual edge along the right of it and the underlying coral cardstock.

The text is a rub-on. 

I used a button brad as the center of the flower and then placed it all on a scrapbook paper with a photo of grass.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 17 July 2009
Purple Daisy with Bow
Topic: New Work

Back to the watercolor pencil coloring.  I kept this one pretty simple, just layering with echoing colors. I did add a ribbon to the bottom and when I got ready to add the text sticker greeting I offset it to the right to balance the bow. 

I used brads at the 4 corners of the illustrated panel and did a lot of corner rounding.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Topic: New Work

This is the first time I have used my Nestabilities to emboss only. I created a frame with it for the cut scalloped focal image.

Because the colors are so bright I tried to keep the layout simple. I used a corner embossing punch to add some interest and them threaded a green ribbon through the slits and tied a bow. 

This is them mounted to the orange folded cardstock with foam tape to add height. The corners of the orange were rounded and then I added gold peel-off corners under the fancy cut corners.

The greeting is a gold peel-off.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
3-Color Wonder
Topic: New Work

I recently found these great packs of paper on sale at "M" and bought them in all 4 colors. Unfortunately, one of the colors was NOT orange, but I used watercolor markers on some of the elements on the black and white version and 'voila'!

I used a 'color blocking' layout and used three bands of ribbon to hide the seams. I added a black border behind the main image and dropped on a text sticker. 



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Simple Faith
Topic: New Work

What an odd combination of colors! I started by using extremely thin mats of orange around the feature and the larger purple piece. But at the last minute decided it wasn't enough and wrapped a double knotted orange ribbon around the base. 

The addition of a matching text sticker still leaves this very simple.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 13 July 2009
Create Your Future
Topic: New Work

The colored pear stamp was trimmed close around and backed with two torn strips of scrapbook paper. I used a grey marker to create a drop shadow under each strip and the pear and then around a text sticker that I applied on an opposing angle. 

I colored three silk flowers with markers and stamped text on them with a brown ink pad. Each has a matching rhinestone in its center.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Ask Seek Knock
Topic: New Work

This colored pencil and water wash illustration is set off by successive layers of irridescent cardstock. 

Before attaching the main unit on the base card I punched two holes on each side wiht an 1/8" punch and cut between them to create a slot. These have decorative satin ribbon looped through and held in place with pear-centered brads. 

The text and the upper-left swirl are clear stickers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Creating a Kindred Spirit
Topic: New Work

For this stamped image I changed up the coloring technique. I applied waterolor marker to an acrylic square and used them like watercolor paints in a wet-in-wet technique.

A variety of cardstock layers mimic the colors in the painting and a die-cut text piece fills the corner for balance. 

I applied seven self-stick half pearls and Stickles to the center of the flower and then put Stickles on the dots of the three I's.

Here's a close up of the flower center.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 10 July 2009
To Be Continued
Topic: New Work

This is another of the colored stamped images I did. Because of the shape of the image I chose to make a folded bookmark of it and found the perfect text sticker in matching colors. 

I laminated it to preserve longevity when it is being used.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 9 July 2009
Stained Glass Iris
Topic: New Work

Another stained glass stamp colored with watercolor pencils.

On this one I used Stickes to add glitter to the flower heads. Then when that was dry I added Glossy Accents to everything that was not blue background. 

This was cut out and applied to a very small tent-folded card and then I added a greeting with rub-ons.

Here you see the results of the Glossy Accents.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Stained Glass Grapes
Topic: New Work

More of the stamped and colored images... this one is a stained glass stamp of grapes which I did a lot of blending on. The other thing I did differently was to add Glossy Accents on the grapes and leaves. 

I used the 'argyle' Cuttlebug folder on the card front and then cut an aperture with the scallopedrecrangel Nestability die. I backed this with pink paper and added the focal piece in the center.

Here a closeup shows the result of the application of the Glossy Accents.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Enjoy Life in the Trees
Topic: New Work

This is the other half of the block of trees I stamped a few days ago. This time I used a green background over a printed scrapbook paper. 

After applying the text sticker I used a fine-line marker to draw borders around every layer to unify them.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 6 July 2009
Lase Fall Leaf
Topic: New Work

Another stamped image colored with pencils. I went over this one with a yellow marker as well to unify the colors.

Two scrapbook papers make up the background and I've added a clear sticker for text. 



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Enjoying Trees
Topic: New Work

This is another stamped/colored image. It is a simple silhouette of trees which I stamped in the foreground and then stamped again behind without reinking. Three greens define the distances further.

I mounted on foam tape over some paste paper scrap and a gold folded card base. 

The text block is a sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Hello in Elegance
Topic: New Work

I've begun a kick lately of stamping images, coloring with watercolor pencils and then brushing with just a touch of water.

Today's card is one of these that I then cut out with a scalloped Nestabilities and used it to impress the border. I mounted it with foam tape on afloral textured parchment with rounded corners.

I layered burgundy and dark green cardstock, added silver corners on the green and then placed the focal unit on top. The greeting is a silver peel-off.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 3 July 2009
Down By the River Side
Topic: Field Trip

A little at a time we work on the country place. This is a recent project - clearing a path down to the river through the woods. 

So cool and secluded, and the entry to the access is well hidden so you have to know it is there to find it.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 2 July 2009
What Are YOU Lookin' At
Topic: Field Trip

On a weekend visit to the country place we were delighted to see a squirrel had found the feeder we installed. This was the biggest squirrel we had either ever seen. He was a foot long in the body.

As a measure, that is a gallon jar and look how far his tail hangs down from there. He just watched us from his feeder and kept on stuffing his face. 

This is some sort of gray squirrel. Up at our city place we only have redish squirrels about half this size and brown ones with red bellies that are the size of chipmunks.

What fun!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Lanterns in the Trees
Topic: New Work

Challenge today was to pick a single stamp and design a card around it. The one I chose was the string of lanterns. Then I picked out a stamp of blossoming branches for the lanterns to hang from and, finally, a grass image to define the ground. All were stamped on white cardstock with archival ink, colored with watercolor pencils and gone over lightly over with a water brush.  I used blue pencil very lightly on the sky to create a sunny sky and brushed with water as well.

I stamped the greeting with the archival ink and trimmed the image to size. Two pieces of pink card are placed behind opposing corners and an oriental gold corner laid on. All this is placed on green folded card base.

Rub-on borders are applied to the top and the bottom. Then a pair of teardrop rhinestones were arranged to form a heart. A little stem finished it off.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Triple Shell
Topic: New Work

This entry WAS posted but then never showed up at the appointed time. SOMEWHERE out there this may magically appear again. Pretend like you never saw it! LOL!

For this card I stamped with Versamark on black cardstock and then used three different tones of Pearl-Ex powder, applied with a fingertip. First I tap it on and then rub it in and finally buff away stray powder from the background.

I then cut them out with a scalloped Nestability die and for each cut a larger scallop in an irridescent cardstock to match a shell.  

The larger scallops went through the Cuttlebug with the 'tapestry'  folder and then all was assembled with foam dots for dimension. The right panel is metallic gold cardstock and it has a clear text sticker on it.

Here is a close-up view of the shimmer.

Each motif also got two matching rhinestones for 'water droplets'.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 7:10 AM PDT

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