Sunday, March 27, 2011

What's Up? - Card


I had a few ideas for the Cityscapes-are-on-the rise challenge over on Moxie Fab World.  But I had no skyline stamps or "city" designer paper or die-cuts.  So, I drew a skyline of slightly cartoonish buildings and added windows that spell out a message (do you see it?).  It's a Clean-and Simple design layered over a magazine ad over a designer paper.

The front two buildings are raised on foam tape.   I added some sparkly gel-pen stars to the sky. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Decade Birthday

Spring is here by calendar if not by weather:  13 F this morning and several inches of dense snow a couple days ago are proof enough of that.  But the sun was out when I left work today, and it was a warm sun, so hope is alive!

I made the card last month for a cousin who turned 50, then forgot to send it to him (he'll still be receiving it - family knows I procrastinate).  My favorite technique lately has been to re-use ads and magazine pages on my cards.  The chicken was cut from an ad, then adhered over a photo-print designer paper (sunset).  I stamped the curly shapes on orange and pink paper and layered them over the chicken where there was advertising I didn't want to show.  The sentiment was PC-generated and then cut out in the sun shape.  I used a glitter gel pen to highlight a few places. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day

May the Irish hills caress you
May her lakes and rivers bless you
May the luck of the Irish enfold you
May the blessings of St Patrick behold you

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger


Over on the Moxie Fab World Blog, this weeks Tuesday Trigger is the yellow-door scene above.  My first thought was to make a yellow door  with dimensions I'd previously used on a Christmas-door card a few years ago.  The side, top and bottom frame of the door are all 1/2" pieces of textured carstock and the handle is a grommet.  All the architectural-element stamps are by Inkadinkado.   
The background is a page from a book that I aged with some Tim Holtz distressing powder and a brush. I made the address with metal number embellishments and the "Home Sweet Home" is PC-printed.