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In & Out of Studio 3D
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
K is for Kokopelli
Topic: Paper Embroidery

I already had set aside a card for H (houses) and skipped over I and J to stitch up this one for the alphabet challenge. Years ago someone shared this pattern with a group I was on. What a cheery little fellow.

I had pricked this out on printed cardstock and chose the light teal thread to match one of the flower colors. Another scrapbook paper creates the frame but the folded card base is the same teal as the thread.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Topic: 3D paperwork

Note to salf: don't stick the 3D image on the dotted paper and THEN try to round the corners. Check!

I started out with square corners but they just didn't feel right. I do like the way the flower escapes the bounds of its mounting. I gave it a cream card base to keep the look simple.

That's another clear text sticker, in case you hadn't figured it out.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 11 July 2011
G is for Good Luck
Topic: Paper Embroidery

In the continuing alphabet stitching challenge I created this card from a pattern I sold to CardMaker Kit-of-the-month. I chose a grided tone-on-tone cardstock.

I added a layer of scrapbook paper as a background. No text is needed since there is a greeting stitched in.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 10 July 2011
Happy Dance of Color
Topic: 3D paperwork

These sunflowers just called out for a cheery background so I used this orange with a Cuttlebug texture folder. The organza ribbon is tied through slits in the paper around the stems.

I used folds of the same ribbon to create 'photo corners' and added a clear text sticker at the bottom.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 9 July 2011
New Scripture
Topic: Stamping

This is another of the scripture stamps I made. I got a little heavy-handed in the upper left corner of the stamp. I rounded the corner of the tag which was cut from the same cardstock as the frame for the focal paper - both of which echo the color of the flowers.

I like that the background is a maze of intersecting lines which draw the eye to the floral.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 9 April 2011 12:27 AM PDT
Friday, 8 July 2011
Make Your Own
Topic: Supplies

I finally used the Teresa Collins Stampmaker that I got for Christmas. I decided that I didn't have enough stamps with scripture on them so I made three large packets of them. It allowed me to make about 15 stamps. Unfortunately, I made the stencils go too close to the edges of the packet on a few of them so I think I ended up with 12 useable ones. This is one of them:

I did them with differing fonts and a variety of layouts to give myself some design options. I think this is a good use of the materials as I really don't need any specialty stamps of little pictures, etc.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Name That Flower
Topic: 3D paperwork

I've used this flower before and, just like before, I have no idea what it is. But I like it!

I had a booklet of scriptures on vellum and decided to pull some of them out for use. This one got glue dots under the circle elements and was laid over the background paper (shimmery green print). Then the un-named flower was mounted to the background with bits of leaves and flowers allowed to drift into the text area.

I used a yellow folded card base to echo the color in the flowers.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Topic: 3D paperwork

Back to the formal side of things - accomplished by a simple layout, low contrast, and script text. I used white shimmer cardstock run through the d'vine swirls Cuttlebug folder as the background and allowed the light blue card base to show around the edges.

That clear sticker catches the light oddly so I will just point out that it is really silver text on a clear background.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Nothing Impossible
Topic: 3D paperwork

Today's card is much simpler, relying on a speckled scrapbook paper for a calm background. I rounded two opposing corners to soften up the frame and added no embellishments.

The clear sticker had enough visual weight to balance out the flowers.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 4 July 2011
Love the Lord
Topic: 3D paperwork

The background paper for this card lends a more playful element. By filling the whole background with stripes there is a good contrast to the curly edges in the flowers and leaves.

The color contrast is very striking, as well.

The text is, again, a clear sticker.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 3 July 2011
The Day the Lord Made
Topic: 3D paperwork

For this card I chose to let the 3D image hang over the borders of the focal paper a bit. I like how it makes it a little bit more casual feeling than it would be if everything were constrained.

This card also uses a clear sticker but in this case it is small gold print.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 2 July 2011
Scripture Sticker
Topic: 3D paperwork

I spent a block of time punching out and assembling 3D elements from die-cut sheets one day. Then I spent another big block of time matching focal papers to each image. A third block of time was devoted to selecting base cards and then I spent a final session selecting text and embellishments. All that prep work so I could 'sit cown and whip out 20 cards' - yeah right!

Most of the cards used table scraps and this one features a crackle print scrapbook paper. I think this is the last little scrap of this and I am going to miss it.

I used a clear sticker for the text on this one.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 1 July 2011
What it Was, What it Is, What it Will Be - #2
Topic: Scrap Recovery

I also picked up another book at the Goodwill store for $1.99. This one is on scrapbooking:

Well, it USED to be a book - now it is a pile of this:

It came with a lot of clip art - both black & white and color - in the back, some templates, lots of quote blocks and other artwork scattered throughout.

What it will be - card parts, mostly. Though the soccer ball and baseball templates made their way into a recent quilt!

My other great find at the store was a new roll of glittered wrapping paper for $.99 - It was a good day.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 30 June 2011
What It Was, What it Is, What it Will Be
Topic: Scrap Recovery

Another trip to the Goodwill where I found this book for $1.99.

It is a 'flip book' with separate top, center and bottom panels for the different 'levels' of rooms. So you can flip to the kitchen section and select a green ceiling, blue walls and a yellow floor (yikes).

I totally deconstructed the book and saved the color blocks. Some are textured as they were walls in tiles, stucco, wood, etc. The rest are solid colors but are sometimes rectangles, sometimes strips, etc. This is what I ended up with:

As to 'what it will be'... this is fodder for my stash of papers. I will use some as backgrounds, some to stamp on, to make tags, to make mats, to punch elements - it's just more stuff to play with.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
OWH Stars and Stamps Blog
Topic: Stamping

I made 16 cards for the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps blog Fall Challenge. They are featuring one of them as a sample card to encouage others to make fall cards to send to the troops. These are used by soldiers to write home to their families.

I used stamping on all of them, colored with copic markers and then matched up with scrapbook papers, printed cardstocks, ribbons, brads and such. For some of them I used card sketches I had drawn some time ago, for others I just winged it. 

They are posting one of them. Here are all of them that I made.

Stamps: Pear, Script Background, Greeting

Stamps: Pear, Greeting

Stamps: Pear

Stamps: Maple Leaf, Script Background, Text Greeting

Stamps: Maple Leaf

Stamps: Fall Wreath

Stamps: Fall Wreath

Stamps: Plaid Background, Oak Leaf

Stamps: Log, Greeting

Stamps: Script Background, Three Outline Leaves, Bird, Text Greeting

Stamps: Tree, Greeting Text

Stamps: Nature Collage

Stamps: Script Background, Shadow Leaf

Stamps: Shadow Leaf

Stamp: Fall Stained Glass

Stamps: Fall Stained Glass

And there you have it...


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Sunflower Girl
Topic: Scrap Recovery

I combined two separate illustrations from the stamp catalog for this little scene. The girl came with a flower in her hand and one on her hat. I colored these the same as the group of growing flowers which I split into two and mounted some in front of and some behind her. Now it looks like she's sitting in the garden.

The music background is from a roll of printed tissue and the green band is a table scrap. There is a loose floral behind these that is a piece of scrapbook paper and I mounted on an olive folded card base.

I found a printed tag in my stash that had a music background on it. I used some yellowish distress ink to bring it into the same color range as the background and then stamped the greeting on it. I added copper brads to pinched holes then mounted to the card with foam tape.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 27 June 2011
Go Big Red
Topic: Quilting

I decided, if I were going to continue in making quilts, I would just have to add a Topic category for them.

This is the 4th grandkid quilt and the 5th total, since I made the wall hanging for myself. This one is for a 6-year-old who is a big fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. I used the team colors plus 4 fabrics depicting the balls of his favorite team sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Soccer. Then I made an almost lifesize ball for each of these sports in padded fabric, applique and embroidery then appliqued them to the quilt. The center N is not as padded but still has some loft to it.

Here are the balls, up close

Then the borders were all stitched with words pertaining to that particular sport:

The red corners are stitched with stars and the red borders have general sports and Husker words like 'team' 'coaches' 'red shirts' and nebraska cornhuskers'.

I think this, like the others will be a big hit. 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 26 June 2011
Window View
Topic: Quilting

Completed another quilt for a grandchild. I designed this using the Attic Windows setting and chose fields of running horses for the panes, dark and light for the window sills and a barn wood print for the sashing. The 10-year-old horse fanatic is going to LOVE this birthday gift.

I quilted this 'in the ditch' around all the sashing and then free-motioned horse heads in each of the window panes, alternating the direction the horses face.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Updated: Monday, 15 April 2013 11:45 AM PDT
Saturday, 25 June 2011
Origami Rainbow
Topic: Quilting

Although this is the THIRD quilt created for my grandkids I am posting it second since the birthday of the other one I've done won't be until tomorrow. This one went out in May for my grandson.

I designed a landscape using log cabin blocks and stitched it in 4 fabrics for each of the 5 color bands plus white for the clouds and snow. Once it was pieced, quilted and bound I made all the origami pieces of 9-inch cuts of fabric. Raw edges are sealed with Steam-a-Seam 2. These are appliqued to the surface with invisible thread (machine zig-zag).

My grandson who is crazy for origami will really like this full-size quilt.

The origami steps and layout were crafted using instructions from Miranda Van Beek and were inspired by m.c.escher.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Updated: Monday, 15 April 2013 11:45 AM PDT
Friday, 24 June 2011
Sing to the Lord
Topic: Stamping

Have you been keeping count? If so, you know that today is the last (8th) of these floral cards with the chunky stamp.

The background paper pulls out more of the dark center from the stamped flower and adds some flowers of its own. I chose to mount the stamped image in the upper left and balanced it out with an organza ribbon with a bow at the lower right.


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

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