Thursday, August 18, 2016

ATC Swap with Stacy

I took part in a swap with Stacy Evans in the US.  This was my first time doing ATCs but I had a lot of fun and I think they turned out ok.  Firstly, here are the ATCs I received from Stacy:









I think my favorite is the space one (of course anyone who knows me would probably guess that).  You can't see in the pictures but there is so many textures and dimensions.

Here are pictures of the ones that I sent to her - plus some that I made but didn't go in the mailing.  A lot of the images came from a German children's encyclopedia, others were various stamps and images from the web.  Stacy made a video showing the ATCs I sent as well as some of the German ephemera that I sent (starts at about 7:30).


















Unfortunately, these pictures were taken before we go the new camera so they were scanned in and some didn't come out very well.  Hope you like - leave a comment!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Another Chemistry 101 tag

Here is another tag I made while going through the Chemistry 101 course (yes I am going slow, had so many other things to finish).  This one is following the "Wrinkle-free Distress Technique".  I think I "smooshed" a few too many times as the colors started to go a little to muddy but I like how the bright colors peek through.


Going away card

Here is a card that I made for a co-worker and friend who is moving to Chemnitz with his partner and son.  The images, washi tape, ink, sentiments, and paper are all Tim Holtz - go to love the guy.  The sentiment on the inside is also Tim Holtz and reads: every possibility begins with the courage to imagine.



Easter 2016

Here are some of the cards I made for Easter 2016.  All are colored with my Polychromos pencils.  Unless stated below, the images were found on free image sites so I do not know their original designer - if you know leave me a comment so I can include a reference.











This next image is from Tiddlyinks - one of my most favorite sites for getting images!







Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Some tags

I joined a challenge group on Facebook - the challenge is one tag a day.  I can't quite manage the every day thing (for obvious reasons) but I go on daily for inspiration.  Here are some of my first tags.  The first is using a cute image from TiddlyInks and colored with my Zig clean colors.  The other two are my "homework" tags from the Tim Holtz Chemistry 101 course and the flowers are one of his stamps.



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Peace Card

Here is a card that was inspired by the sketch on CAS(E) this Sketch! #110.


I really liked the simplicity of the sketch and I immediately knew what I wanted to make.  This is a simple, every day card.  The stamp is a Mary Englebright which is technically for Christmas but I wanted to make it so that it could work for any occasion.  Coloring was done using my Polychromos pencils.  The background stamping uses the gear with the Elegant Suit stamp.  To add some sparkle I used the Sakura gelly roll clear. Getting the sparkle to show in the pictures was a little difficult so please don't mind the shadows.









I would like to enter this card in the CAS(E) this Sketch! #100 challenge.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Easter 2014

Here are the cards that I made for Easter 2014. Most of the coloring was done with my wonderful Polychromos pencils, but I added some sparkle with these cheap glitter pens that I got from our local stationary store.  The pictures make it hard to see the sparkle but in real life it is nice and glittery.








Those are mini Scrabble tiles - love em!