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Thursday, March 11, 2010

.. quite chirpy.. but you can turn the sound off ...

The March Tools + Techniques  Cricut 2 class sample is up at Chandon Craft.  Places have been booking quickly I am told and they are now taking expressions of interest for a second class.

I had some fun creating some 'film' to insert in the film strip.  I used a stock photo of a rather yummy looking birthday cake and printed it on ink jet transparency.  If you are coming to class you might like to start planning the photos that will go in the film strip.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

...something in the air...

Perhaps it is the filtered light of shorter days, moisture that fell on the weekend? What ever it is the first autumn crocus has pushed through the mulch with a rush.  There isn't a lot of flower colour in the garden and the flash of yellow caught my eye today.


Nearby, looking very carefully (and moving a few bits of wood mulch) I can see there is more to come.  I hope the patch has grown since last year.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

from one sheet of craft stickers and a few drops of alcohol ink

The following cards were created from the one sheet of craft stickers I showed in an earlier blog post.


After attaching the stickers to the card front I created masks around each of the leaves.  I then stamped with the speckle image in three shades of ink inside the leaf shapes.  Both the speckle stamp and a swirl stamp were used in the border.


This card has a cream cardstock base which has been coloured with ColorBox Fluid Chalk inks.  It has an acetate wrap around layer that is attached at the back with a narrow strip of double sided tape covered with a border craft sticker.  On the front, the acetate is held in place with tiny glue dots under the sticker circles along the edge.


So when you see those sheets of gold and silver craft stickers you now know they can become an interesting  array of colours with a few drops of alcohol ink.

Monday, March 1, 2010

red cars go faster

This month's card class is 'red cars go faster'.  A boy card it would seem. Just as "Faded Blue Denim" was modified to suit a little girl by changing the shirt paper to flowers or checks, this card can be altered to suit different interests.

In the class we will be stamping a set of clouds on the acetate.  Today in Chandon I noticed a new light blue paper that comes with its own clouds.  Just the right scale with a touch of shimmer too.
From Best Creation Inc there is "'Transportation" for the lover of planes.  I have plans to use Fancy Pants - Charming  to create a field of flowers suitable for all ages.

So, yes, this card design is very flexible.