Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
I liked the suggestion of a ribbon (instead of the twill), but alas, SU does not have a Sage Shadow ribbon, and inking up the white with Sage Shadow came out too dark. Bummer.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Sorry, forgot to attach my picture! Duh, then I, of course, could not figure out how to edit... here goes:
ETA: Thanks for the suggestions. I will try it without the jumbo eyelet and replace with brads. Should I do ALL the circles in stripes? Fewer circles? Also, I will try the jumbo eyelet on the slit punch sometime to see if it works on the paper. That was a great idea someone had. I think I'll save that for another project though so I can SAVE my jumbo brads instead of using them all up for my SAS! Thanks again!
Posted by Kristin Moore at 1/15/2008 09:14:00 PM
Hello ladies! Here is a card I have planned for an upcoming Birthday Bonanza Stamp-a-Stack. I am happy with the overall design, but am unsure of the jumbo eyelet. I wouldn't mind leaving it off since I will use up every one but 2 if I leave it (8 people times 3 cards each). However, I think I would like it better with ribbon knotted in it, but that would probably be too much with the ribbon below which I'm not sure I want to give up. Should I just remove it? Or do you like it better than the ribbon below? I've considered a few brads in a row up there instead... I've posted on SCS and not gotten any feedback whatsoever. I know you gals aren't shy so take it away...........
Posted by Kristin Moore at 1/15/2008 09:09:00 PM
Friday, January 11, 2008
The details: The white piece is the Faux Silk part. The Sage Shadow card base has the Floral Background stamped on it. The flowers were colored with Sage Shadow and Pale Plum markers on the stamp, so they are the same colors as the card stock, but they came out darker - I find the markers usually do. That little green line in the bottom left of the white piece is the end of another flower's stem, just unfortunately located. I stole the punch and ribbon-weave thing from Nicole Heady's card sample.
Update 01/12: Last night I tried the Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon, then I looked at it. This morning I added the Basic Gray under-layer and I like it better.
Edited to keep from boring you with my indecision, but these are two versions I made on the way to my final one.
Update 01/12 7 pm EST: I am done! I decided more is more so I ended up with this:
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I am playing with the layout of my card before I stamp images (in the white circle and maybe a sentiment layered in the bottom section). I am horrible at mixing patterns- is this too busy? All of the papers are from the same collection so they are coordinated but I'm just not sure if I am going in the right direction... help
I listened and you were right- the bandanna panel had to go! Although I loved using a circle for the focal point, a square worked better in the final layout. I'm not sure if the traditional Gibson Girl was the best image choice for such bold design elements but it is done now. If we don't take chances we don't grow as artists.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Posted by Alhambra Club at 1/07/2008 07:41:00 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2008
I need your help in finishing this birthday card for my friend. I like the criss-cross card but cannot figure out whether it needs a "tab" for the insert or not. I need to put it into a medium-sized envelope so cannot have a tab that protrudes or not. Any suggestions?
Thanks for your help!
Posted by Alhambra Club at 1/06/2008 11:11:00 AM
Saturday, January 5, 2008
I made this for next weekend's workshops. I like the colors I used - the blue layer draws out the sponged sky, and the Kraft base ties in with the brown hair color. I purposely left the white clothing so it was not too busy. And I wanted to keep it soft because the watercoloring on watercolor paper is a soft look.
I still think it needs something, but I am not sure what. Naturally I thought about ribbon ;-) but where? Brads? Where?
Update: I added a Basic Gray layer (softer than Black, and I was not sure Choc Chip would work). I decided the shell in Crab & Co was too cartoon-y, so I opted for HPH with ... a bit of ribbon!Whatdyathink?
Updates 2 & 3: I carefully pried off the glue dot under that clip and it still took a bit of the paper with it. Please ignore. The image on the left is the same as the one above minus the clip. The image on the right has some brads. I think they may still be a bit too heavy, though. Maybe a lighter color brad?
Someone commented on the size of the watercolor paper. I'll play with that next (at the risk of filling up blogger with snapshots.) ;-)
Last update - no pic: I changed out the brass brads for some soft blue ones, and I like the look. Thanks for all your input!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Alright, I'll admit I only had 10 mins to make this card. My Mom gave me very little notice to make this card and her only prerequisties were it has to be purple and the lady who's receiving it likes butterflies. So, here it is... purple & butterfly.
I like it enough to re-make it, but what should I add to 'perk' it up?
Posted by Lindy Stamper at 1/03/2008 02:09:00 PM