Monday, July 27, 2009

Cards and Canvas

These are the first few things I've been working on. The first 2 cards are very similar. I was playing with my new Curly Label Movers and Shapers Bigz die from Stampin'Up! I really had no design in mind (that's pretty obvious!). I also used the 2 new Textured Impressions folders exclusive to SU...Elegant Bouquet and Finial Press. I did use the retired Curly Label stamp to stamp the image inside the die cut. Rose Red and Barely Banana are the colors. I also used the Eyelet Border punch on the card on the bottom.

I also used the Movers and Shapers die for this card. However, I used the new oval magnetic punch windows that coordinate with the original Curly Label die. There are also a heart, a star and the Modern Label die in this set. The stamp set is A Flower for all Seasons. I really love that little frog next to the watering can! The sentiment comes from the Three Little Words stamp set. The card base is retired Kiwi Kiss.....gotta use it up!

I made this piece from a 5"x5" canvas I got in the dollar bin at Michael's. It had a design printed on it for a child to paint. So I painted over it with an off white acrylic paint, it needed about 3 coats to completely cover the printed image. Then I stamped the background with Chocolate Chip ink and the En Francais background stamp. I really love that background and it will live with me forever! Then I die cut the butterflies with the Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die, which is also exclusive to SU. I didn't really think I would ever get this one, but I'm so glad I's gorgeous! As you can see, I first embossed the cardstock with the Finial Press Textured Impressions folder, then I die cut the butterflies. I layered a small butterfly over a larger one for dimension down on the left side. I used clear beads from the Pretties Kit for the body of the butterflies and Hemp Twine for the antennae. Then I sponged Chocolate Chip ink around the edges. This was a quick and easy took longer to base coat the canvas than to do anything else!

I have another project to show you, but I'll save that for another time. I can't show ALL my stuff in one day now can I?

Rumors's been awhile!
Recovering from my surgery has been a VERY long and painful road, much longer than anticipated. But, the good news (for me!), is, I'm finally starting to feel human again!!
I still have a long road ahead of me before I'm even close to being 100%......sometimes I wonder if I'll ever be there again. I want to think positive and believe that will happen.

The rumor is there has been a bit of activity in the stamp room. And it's true! My stamping sessions are short, as that is all my body can handle at this point, but at least it's something. I do have some new things to show. However, when I took my camera outside this morning to photograph them, my camera fogged up! Do you think it's a tad bit humid outside? LOL

So I'm waiting for good light inside by the windows. Hopefully I'll have those pictures real soon.

Ciao for now!
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