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In & Out of Studio 3D
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Rose on Roses
Topic: Coloring

This stamped rose appeared in duplicate the other day, but I gave this one a soft pink coloring. A light grey dotted background set the tone for choosing one backing paper and the base card. I went with multiple 'rose' papers for the theme.

The lacy border of the diecut was masked at the bottm to keep it free of the ink and then I wove ribbon through two of the slots to attach the image to the backing.

I stamped the sentiment on another rose paper and cut it like a tag. A pink twine tied through the tag and a part of the diecut adds a bit of whimsy.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Big Bold Beautiful
Topic: Coloring

I stamped one of my hand carved images for the card today. I had fun blending the shades in this image and I love the result. I used libht blue to dot the background.

I did a little slice in the lacy border of the diecut to weave some of the papers through. These I held to the background with orange brads.

An orange sentiment block was bordered in blue to match the other borders on the card.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 7 October 2013
Two Peace Roses
Topic: Coloring

For today's card I used that temporary tape to block out the border again before stamping the image. I actually stamped the image twice and colored with Copics. I created the background with dots of cool gray marker.

I was surprised how well the peach in the roses went with the yellow and gray chevron paper. Dark gray bordering unifies it all, but I didreverse this in the sentiment where the stamping is on the gray and white was used to border it.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Sunday, 6 October 2013
A Sketchy Hello
Topic: Coloring

Backing papers for this diecut pick up the flower center and the gray dotted background. The thin lacy border of the diecut is echoed in the thin white line in the chevron. I cut a round grey diecut to back the lacy one.

The red-violet sentiment matches the petals of the flower.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 5 October 2013
High Ho Hibiscus
Topic: Coloring

On the diecut featured today I used temporary tape to block off the lacy part before stamping to keep the image contained. The background on this one was made with dots of light blue marker. A blue scalloped diecut was added behind the stamped one and that same blue was used for bordering.

Contrary to appearances, the large background, the sentiment and the leaves are ALL a lovely spring green.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 4 October 2013
Just A Little Snippet
Topic: Coloring

I picked up another 6x6 paper pad at the Tuesday Morning store. This one is by Studio Calico and is called 'Snippets Collection'.

It made the perfect foil for a stack of of images I had colored. Here's what they all have in common: Snippets papers, fancy diecuts, images stamped on the diecuts with Momento Tuxedo Black ink, images colored with Copic and/or Bic Mark-It alcohol markers.

Today I used a diecut with a very fancy border. I stamped the center with a clear stamp of a sketchy flower and added a stem. For the flower background I used a cool grey marker to add dots, working from solid to sparsely spaced.

Three papers from the pad were used along with dark grey and a bit of red-violet to pick up the flower center color.

I added grey brads at the four corners of the diecut.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Thursday, 3 October 2013
End Cuts
Topic: Pretty Paper

FINALLY, the end of the card pieces I cut from the Paper Crate 'Random' 6x6 pad. I've only used half of the pad, too (minus the whole 4 sheets of plain paper with only a black border around the edge). I lost count of how many cards I completed from these cuts, though.

For the card today the result looks feminine and sweet. I used a plum color to pull it all together.

The scripture sentiment uses a bordering treatment with offset corners to add more interest.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Thinking On The Diagonal
Topic: Pretty Paper

After all the busy cards I've been creating out of the 'random' paper pack today's entry seems to fall pretty flat. I guess if it is viewed on its own it is 'okay' but certainly not up to my usual standards.

The red bordering color saves the piece but I may have to go back and add more elements to dress this up.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Random Peacocks
Topic: Pretty Paper

With a couple of papers cut on the diagonal I came to a standstill. Back to the scrap bin where I found this awesome cut from another set of papers. Great subtle peacock print, huh?

A coordinated sentiment block was bordered in the same brown as the peacocks and the base card and then I added three sticky-back rhinestones for a little flash.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 30 September 2013
Harvest Leaves
Topic: Pretty Paper

Even with a very bright yellow as the card base, borders and a sentiment strip this card was comming off pretty bland. Then I pulled out a 'mistake' piece where a diecut did not go all the way through the cardstock and decided to make it the focal piece.

It was not defined well so I used 'black soot' Distress Ink to crate some depth and emphasize the lines.

I used the same bordering technique as yesterday for the lower portion of the leafy piece. This sets it off from the dark blue background and unifies the materials.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Sunday, 29 September 2013
Random Raccoon
Topic: Pretty Paper

Getting tired of the 'random' references yet? Well, I' not quite done yet. I still have a few of these 6x6 pad cutups to use.

Today's papers  are denim, zany stripes and a dark patterned green. After doing the layout it was pretty one-note so I dug through the scrappy bits to see what I could find. voila! A stamped raccoon. This is from one of my hand carved stamps.

I wanted the raccoon to stand out from the background so I created a mat for just the lower half and butted it up against the border of the strips.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 28 September 2013
Random Intensity
Topic: Pretty Paper

Serendipity put all the bright papers on one card and I love the result. I decided to go calm with the sentiment to create a contrast to all the busy patterns.

To me this looks like a Victorian parlor.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 27 September 2013
Random Black Outline
Topic: Pretty Paper

The card today had more of those 2 x 2 squares to use and again I cut them down to 1.75 x 1.75 each. I already had a sentiment stamped on a 'close match' pece of cardstock and added that to the card front.

The whole result was very bland so I pulled out a sheet of black peel-off floral stickers and applied them over the grid.

It still needed a bit so I added a couple of leaves to the sentimetn strip.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Adding Non-Random Background
Topic: Pretty Paper

I'd been having a lot of trouble finding materials to match the blue in the floral piece in the center of this card. I started looking in the patterned paper file instead of the solids and found success - with multiple pieces! Ire scalloped edge down the left side is actually printed on the houndstooth paper and I just mounted the stripe to leave the scallops revealed. Brown dots and pink dots pull more colors from te feature piece. I discarded all the other scraps from the 'Random' paper pad which left me with this arrangement.

The sentiment piece is trimmed outfrom a stamped piece and I backed it with a piece of the card base and rounded the corners.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 24 September 2013 9:42 PM PDT
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Four Random Flowers
Topic: Pretty Paper

I was going gangbusters on using up the cut parts from the RANDOM 6x6 pad. I decided to slow things down and just post one card per day for a while. I needed some breathing room.

Today's card uses a grouping of four blocks. In the 'plan' they were all 2 x 2 but it was too overwhelming for the card so I cut them down to 1.75 x 1.75 inches. This gave them room for a center split revealing their backing. After I placed a stamped sentiment The card face was still too plain so I dressed the squares up with premade paper flowers.

The centers of the flowers were covered with glitter so I used Glossy Accents to seal them.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Two More Random Cards
Topic: Pretty Paper

I took a few moments to complete two more of the cards I had prepped from the 'Random' paper pad.

Both of them make use of the zigzag paper in a strip. The first one uses a background paper from a different pad.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 23 September 2013
Joint Efforts
Topic: Jewelry

My niece was here for a crafting day recently and we got distracted by shiny objects... One thing led to another and we found ourselves making pins. I should say SHE was making pins, I was making A pin!

We used davy board as the base for most of them and added in liberal amounts of old inchies, charms, stickers, rub ons, gold trim, coins, rhinestones, nail head stickers, patterned paper, jewelry findings, old chain, old broken jewelry, addage tags, metal embellishments, shrinky dinks, bottle caps, and tissue tape. While I made my one pin, she finished twelve.

This is mine which has a plexiglass top on it and then a key charm and a broken earring fixed to the front. It is 1 1/2 inch across. They all have pin backs on them - held with E6000 glue.

Her collection is quite eclectic. Steampunk, Sherlock Holmes and Vintage are more her style. Most of hers were sealed with two to three coats of UTEE. These squares are all 2 inch.

These two are some inchies I had left over from 2008.

Then she made a couple of companion pieces by combining four inchies on each base.

This one was made from an old shrinky ding charm I had that someone gifted to me.

For this one we flattened a bottle cap as the base.

Can you tell we had tons of fun?


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Sunday, 22 September 2013
Random Paper Pad
Topic: Pretty Paper

I did NOT know that the store Tuesday Morning had craft supplies till I stopped in the other day trying to waste time before an appointment. In the store I found 6x6 paper pads for $2.99! I bought three of them in different styles.

The first one I used is by Crate Paper and is called Random (thus the title of this blog post).

The only paper I don't care for is the one that is just a plain piece with a black border around it... boring!

I used two cutting formulas to chop two sheets each of all the other patterns (there are 4 of each pattern in the pad). I mixed and matched the chopped pieces together into card layouts and selected bordering colors of cardstock for them.

After this session I took some time to complete 8 cards. They were each finished off with a stamped sentiment popped up on foam tape.

Starting at the END of the layout process, the strips for this card are the trim where the hang tag hole is printed at the top of the pad. In this pad it is a contrasting pattern and is in addition to the 6x6 size. I glued them all down side to side and then used another strip to cover up all the holes.

This one is also made of scraps where several of the cut strips in the cutting diagram needed a trim at the end. I just arranged 5 of them on a left over block from another cuttin. I also pulled out a background paper from my large bin of papers.

This card also uses a background from outside the set.

This one is CLOSE to the layout as designed except I turned the center block on point.

To this one I added some butterflies punched out of the bordering material.

These three are all the same pieces. The feature piece is the same on all of them and the backgrounds change.

I added a strip of left over text on this one:

I have many more cards laid out so there will be more to come.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 21 September 2013
Red Giants
Topic: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Wishing to make a potato salad I dug up a hill of red potatoes. Oh my word! I dug up 10 pounds from one hill!

I peeled the small and medium sized ones and still had all these giant potatoes left for later.

For the sake of scale the upper center round one is about 7 inches across! Big enough for a pot of mashed potatoes all by itself.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 20 September 2013
A Plaid For Dad
Topic: Quilting

I had some fun with a plaid fabric I've been contemplating for a long time. It just took a combination of the right companion fabrics to make it sing!

The plaid has teal, cranberry, salmon and butter yellow. I combined it with a butter yellow with tiny teal and salmon diamonds. Then I pulled out a rose pink with cranberry scrollwork and just like that I had a dark, light and medium as well as a large, medium and small pattern.

The pattern is a disappearing nine-patch with a 6 inch square of the plaid. I did all the quilting on the diagonal through the yellow and plaid squares.

This quilt fits a twin bed.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT

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