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In & Out of Studio 3D
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Topic: Stamping

Sometimes I get a ways into a card, don't like the way it is going, but just keep adding stuff trying to 'rescue' it. Can't seem to just let it go.

This is just such a card...

The lower image is stamped. The rest is designer papers and stickers.

So there you go. It is what it is and it is done!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Wheel On In
Topic: Stamping

What a cheery card! Maybe it will finally usher in some sunshine at my house!

I used the Cuttlebug to cie-cut the wheelbarrow image and the designer paper behind it. Then prepared the yellow backing card with Cuttlebug embossing. The swirls at the corner were scraps I had from way back and I added sticky-back pearls around the image.

The image panel and the silk flower are mounted 3D. I used Sharpie marker to color the center of the flower to match the stamped image and also colored it's leaves.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
A Little Swagger
Topic: Paper Embroidery

More combining stamping with stitching... This stamp is from a new set for me. After coloring, I pricked out the pattern at the bottom and used colors to match the focal image. I added a Cuttlebug embossed border at the top and then added sticky-back pearls to all the flower centers throughout.

I backed with pink and green to match the flowers, leaves and swags.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 14 June 2010
Pink and Blue
Topic: Stamping

Same stamped image as yesterday with a little twist on the colors. I went more pastel with this card. I used an embossing folder on the pinc card front and Nestabilities dies to cut the image and a blue backing. The two panels are mounted 3D.

I added Stickles to all the flowers and a text sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 13 June 2010
Coral Stitching
Topic: Paper Embroidery

This card could really have TWO headers: Paper Embroidery OR Rubber Stamping! I did a bunch of stamping and coloring and finally sat down to start putting them together. For this one I obviously added a corner stitching element to match the color of the roses. Then I found some related colors in patterned paper and ribbon.

The text is a sticker and I added rhinestones to the stitching.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 12 June 2010
What a Challenge
Topic: Paper Embroidery

Group leader sent us a pattern to use as a challenge. No instructions or sample so we each just did it as we wanted. This is my result.

I stitched with butter yellow, goldenrod, and rust and added a button brad to the center. The borders on either end are Cuttlebug and I framed it out in goldenrod and rust.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 11 June 2010
It's About Time
Topic: Paper Embroidery

Every other time I have made this pattern I have turned it into a bookmark. But the assignment was to make a 'card' with the theme 'time'. So I mounted on floral paper with a couple of border pieces and found sticker border with strings of 'time' phrases to finish it off.

One more 'time flies' oval sticker was added along with clear bubble stickers over the top knob and the pendulum.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Tea Party
Topic: Fantastic Folds

LOTS of teapots! I made many more so they could be used as centerpieces at an upcoming event. They will actually be used as floral containers with the lids set aside and a glass inserted to hold the flowers in water. Here are all 7 of them:

And here they all are individually:

That's it!


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Mail Train
Topic: Some Backlog

Now THIS is really backlog! I made this train mailbox about 25 years ago as a gift for my parents. They no longer have a place to use it so I've got it back - decorating my front porch.

I designed this around an actual mailbox and added the coupula and cow catcher using sheet metal (a friend with a riveter helped with assembly). The funnel is actually a funnel from the hardware store and is screwed on. The bracket for the bell is a curtain rod bracket and it is supposed to have a little bell tied on that is the kind you buy for your birdcage (for the bird to play with). It also used to have a little convex mirror on the handle to represent the headlight.

I used large spaghetti sauce cans for the back wheels and tuna cans for the front. Then I masked off the flag and spray painted it with glossy black paint.

She's all pretty tired looking now after many years in the weather, but I kinda like that look with the wrought iron railings of the porch.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Purple Haze
Topic: Backgrounds

Practising the brayer techniques I learned last month, I chose pinks and purples from my set of Whispers die ink pads. This uses some brayering, some sponging and a little bit of stamping (the tree and distant brush. I drew in the birds with Sharpie marker and the water lines with white gel pen.

The sentiment is white rub-ons.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 7 June 2010
Take to the Air
Topic: Stamping

 More of the same from yesterday! The reverse of my sample brayer cardstock was green and there was enough left over from yesterday's project to mount a different butterfly. I used the same techniques - including the same Stickles. The green backfround picks up more of the gold tones of the glitter, though.

The cardstock for this one is a green metallic textured stock. It looks SO nice with the glittery butterfly! I used the same faux text stamp but changed out the greeting for the bottom.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 6 June 2010
If I Could Fly
Topic: Stamping

Where it all started... I had a sample card that I practiced brayering techniques on. I laid on the gold outline butterfly and then trimmed around. Then I colored the body black. I applied 'diamond' Stickles to all the open areas and clear Glossy Accents to the body.

So, what to do with it???

I saw this structure on Gina K's blog StampTV ( http://stamptv.ning.com/video/reverse-nestabilities ). And knew the butterfly would look great this way. The area behind the large cutout is stamped with a faux script and a greeting stamp was placed behind the smaller coutout. Both of the cutouts are done with the Nextabilities Labels 11 dies.

The 'frame' is mounted with foam dots to provide dimension and the same is done with the butterfly. The wings of the butterfly turned up on their own as the Stickles dried. Cool!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 5 June 2010
Here Is My Handle, Here Is My Spout
Topic: Fantastic Folds

A reprise of the teapot adventure. I couldn't resist making another one and this time I did it without the directions! They each take about an hour to make.

The cardstock I chose for this one has a sheen to it that makes it look more like porcelain.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 4 June 2010
I'm a Little Teapot...
Topic: Fantastic Folds

Back when I was in school we always had these tests with multiple choice questions. One of my favorite was when they would show an object and you had to choose the flat pattern that would make it or, conversly, a pattern was shown and you had to choose which of four objects would be created when it was folded. I was always very good at that.

So, when I decided I wanted to create a paper teapot, I designed it all on the computer in a flat pattern first. To do this I had to 'assemble' it in my head as I went and then design the next fold or measurement to fit with what I already had. When I used the directions I had written to make the actual object I had to change only ONE thing (the order of assembly of the bottom which would be attached later to the base.

So, are you ready to see it? This is the side view:

Of course you can't actually USE it for tea, the bags are just laying there for scale. This is the top view:

You can see that the handle and the spout are not 3-dimensional, but you can't have everything! Here is a view showing the lid removed:

You could actually use it to store teabags if you wanted to! It is ov a size that would make a good centerpiece, too.

This project uses three pieces of printed cardstock 12 x 6 inches and a large decorative brad.








Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Sunset on the Lake
Topic: Stamping

This was the last card done at Michelle's brayer workshop.

We masked the sun, brayered multiple shades at the top and bottom, masked the horizon line and brayered again. Masked the lower left and stamped the tree and bushes. Then we sponged in both islands and the green in the foliage.  Highlights on the foliage and the lines in the water are done with gel pen. Finally, the sun was sponged and the little cloud added.

The layering with background cards is color echoed in the corner brackets with brads.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Cry at the Moon
Topic: Stamping

This was the second card we made at the brayer workshop.

We used a mask for the moon, stamped trees, sponged layers, stamped a wolf, and added highlights with white gel pen.

Layering with two colors and added two feature straps with brads.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Hey, Teacher?
Topic: Stamping

The other day I had the opportunity to attand a 'brayer workshop' taught by Michelle Zindorf, a Stampin' Up demonstrator, who's blog I read daily. I love her style of work and tried to emulate it a few times on my own with limited success. This workshop was just what I needed.

This is the first card we made using brayering, sponging and stamping. We learned how to blend multiple shades of color to get the graduated effect, how to make masks and sponge around them, create cast shadows, and paint with an aquabrush and ink from the stamp pads. We used white gel pen to create highlights.

Lots of layering and some brads finish this off.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 31 May 2010
Three Years Old Today!
Topic: 3D paperwork

Happy Blogiversary to Me! This blog is three years old today, that's 1096 posts.

So, how do you like it so far? Nobody ever leaves comments, so its hard to tell, from here. I KNOW you're out there because the statistics count your visits. I just don't know if you like what you see.

Anyhoo, here is today's creation. The roses on this card are from wall stickers. I mounted them on plain paper and cut more from each layer to create my own 3D illustration. Then I tore around the base paper for the largest piece and inked the edges to blend with the background.

The text is a cardstock sticker.

I started with a double-sided cardstock which I tri-folded so the inside was decorated as well. I added a quote sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Vacation in a Box Car(d)
Topic: Fantastic Folds

I picked up this structure on someone's blog - it's called a box card. It folds flat to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and then pops out to a box that stands up on its own. The punched hole provides a view to the inside that displays a greeting or more decoration.

I used some 'travel' cardstock, stickers, punchouts, and rub-ons to decorate this bon voyage card.

Here you can see from the bottom how it pops out.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 29 May 2010
A Real Treat
Topic: Fantastic Folds

This card was made for a challenge to do this particular structure. I starts as a single 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock. Folds and a cutout make the basic model.

I went on to add a pop-up in the frame to add interest.

The front is decorated with the piece from the inside cutout (showing its reverse side). I stamped on it with a text stamp and a bird then trimmed it up with gold peel-offs.

The inside features silk flowers, glitter domes and more gold peel-offs.



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

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