Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Here is a closeup of the flowers.
It was really not hard but time consumeing. See the flowers we have been working on for weeks. We would make a few different ones each week then let them dry. They are royal icing flowers, they dry totally hard. They taste sorta like those dots candy that are on a strip of paper, you know the ones? Ok, so we'd make a few each week, If I had to sit down and make all these icing colors and make all these flowers it would take hours. Then the basket weave takes about an hour for me, I'm sure I'd get faster over time. The rope border is super easy and took no more time than any other border. Then you glue the flowers on with globs of icing. Then add the leaves.
so... will I be making piles more cakes this complex.. probably not.
For those who like to imagine eating the cake it's spice cake with pumpkin pie spice flavored buttercream icing and filling. The flowers are boring royal and taste like sugar because that's pretty much all they are.
I will be taking this cake to my church's Fall Festival this Friday night. If you live in the area and want a slice that's where it will be 6:30pm at the LDS (Latter-Day-Saints) church on Hendricks Ave. :)
Monday, October 29, 2007
First is one of those adorable chipboard photo thingies I've seen everywhere. I think I'm going to offer this as a class at my local stamp store.
here's the "back" of it.
Next is a "Cars" (Disney movie) card. This stamp is by All Night Media. It was a set of 4 pretty large stamps and the normal price was only $9.99, but this week all stamps at AC Moore are %40 off so I got it for a cool $6! I HAD to buy it because Stephen was with me and the kid is a Cars fanatic. One of the ones in the set is a party invite type stamp so I'm hoping I can convince one of the boys to have a Cars theme party. This is colored with prismacolor and copic markers. Can you tell that the black paper is glossy? It is.
Next are two with my new holly sprig stamp. It's by Great Impressions. It's the "Stamp of the Month" (although I went online and they show an ADORABLE snowman one for this month and I rekon this one is NEXT month's stamp, but anyhow my LSS has this one as the stamp of the month) and they had this sample thing up with this one stamp used like 7 ways. Turns out if you take a cute stamp then show me a pile of unique ways to use it I will purchase it. OH and because it was the "Stamp of the Month" it was half price. Here's a link to what I'm talking about although it will show the cute snowmen instead of this: Stamp of the Month. The phrases I used are Papertrey.
I colored both with the water based marker, waterbrush, on watercolor paper technique. I'm loving this all over again, I did it a while back, then sorta forgot about it then have been seeing it around a lot lately.
Ok, that's what I have for you today.
Have a great one!
Friday, October 26, 2007
There are adorable Christmas stamps out:
The first (square) one is my entry for the Hop-A-Thon contest she has on her blog. You should check that link out, it's a cute contest with a great prize. (It's free stamps!)
On this one the jewls are RED, not orangeish looking. That makes me sad they look orange, the rest looks right. This is for a friend who loves "bling" and I try to always make her a special bling card. Also it uses the Fabriano Notecards which are great. (the link is who I purchased them from, you can get them other places, but I did have a great transaction with this seller.)
Ok on both cards I did the water based marker blended on watercolor paper with a waterbrush technique. That's it, no fancy techniques. Oh I drew the "lake" in with a pen. And the blue square card came that way, it's by Bazzill and they are very cute I think. I buy one almost every time I'm at the LSS.
And that's what I have to say about that.
I will show more of them as it gets closer, I don't want to jinx it or anything. But I'm done! :) I finished the last project two days ago. I will ship them Monday, not today because me and the boys are sick. (AGAIN, I swear I'm sick more than anyone I know, but it's just colds this time)
So what do you think? Can you eve tell from these little samples? I see other people put these cute little samples and I wanted to try them out.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
This Hanna is black. I noticed the other day when I made that Hanna that I tend to color all my stamped girls to look like me, I mean not fat and lazy, but reddish blonde hair and white skin. So I wanted to try something different with this one. I had to make her really dark though because at first she just looked like she had a bad tan. She has the glitter dress treatment again. And a touch of glitter on her shoes, I mean if you are gonna go with glitter, why not do it head to toe?
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Do you like these stamps? If you do you probably want to go ahead and order them. Hanna Stamps is offering free shipping this month. ANYWHERE, even international. So that's awesome! AND they have this deal where if you get published with her stamps and they credit them and all you get $100! Not a store credit, actual money! Now who doesn't want to try for that?
Oh I almost forgot, the oval she is standing on is by A Muse. I love that oval.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Then this shows the working part of the book. Here is where you write the names of the people who need cards, as you can see it opens up and you can slip a piece of paper ( I just use notebook paper) inside and have addresses on it. This part is really important, this is what gets the book USED, you can grab just the book and have all you need to remember the people and get the cards written out.
Here is the pocket, I cut notches in the flap so that it can still open when bound on the top.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
- First purchase a 1M Wilton tip. It's sold individually or in the cupcake decorating kit. The cupcake kit is the only place you can get the bizmark tip (used to put filling in cupcakes) so I got the kit because I wanted that tip too. (the kit has a few other tips and some disposable bags too)
- Put it on your bag, I don't use a coupler with this tip as it's a larger tip and I don't have any larger couplers. I just cut the bag and stick the tip in.
- Fill your bag.
- Pick up your cupcake and hold your tip at a 90 degree angle to the cake, just above the cake. CENTER of the cake. (this is what makes it cool, the book tells me to start at the outside and that's a totally different look)
- Start squeezing, when it comes up to the tip start to pull your tip around in a tight spiral, go around and around until you cover the whole cake. Even pressure the whole time. (It's always more pressure than I think it should be)
Sunday, October 07, 2007
This is for a challange on Marnie's blog. We were to use glitter and shine. I did a tag because Christmas is coming up and I'm going to need some.
This one is for the sketch challange at Paper Squares. It was a super cute sketch. I changed just a few things because I'd been wanting to make a little boy birthday card featuring this paper and I wanted to show it off. (so I moved the word/tag element down)
The spiders are by Papertrey (and a tasty snack for Vampire Chickens) and the "Trick or Treat!" is House mouse.
Oh and it breaks down like this
Gothic: Clothes and eyeliner
80's: purple hair and striped stockings.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
So here are a few pages:
This one is on chipboard. I used modgepodge to glue stuff down. Then I wrote notes about what I did on the page I glued it to.
This is playing with these clocks Brian found in the little kids park my kids like to play in.
This is playing with techniques, peeled paint on the center (using petrolium jelly only I used lansino because I didn't have any p. jelly) Then I put masking tape on, painted it, covered it with embossing powder and heat it. It's a mess, but I made notes on there so if I ever need this look on a project I'll know how to get it ya know?
That's all I've got for now.
This is for Julie's challange. She's with Just Johanna stamps.
The background is torn from a newspaper I found in the lobby of some store. It's one of those ones they have around that are free. I think it's Folio Weekly.
This one is for Shuggy's Challange. She's a good friend from The Shack. Her challange was just to do a holiday card. The main stamps are Papertrey, the background is unknown.
This is for twinspire's challange, to use your favorite stamp:
This one is for a challange by The Tamarisk you had to use text print paper on your card. This card is for a challange by Durcan Designs. It was to do faux stitching. This card is for a challange at My Art's Desire. We had to paint on transparency. I stamped the Queen on transparency (OK, it was plastic packaging I'm out of transparency) and then painted her on the back side with acrylic paint, flipped her over and glued her to the black piece.
This next one is for a one layer card. I love one layer cards! This is from Durcan Designs. I have a thing for putting this fish together with this bird. But even though I always try to hook them up I know "it will never work".