Thursday, May 31, 2012

One True Diva

NJDebbie hosted a Chop Challenge for our Yahoo Group. I used her five ingredients to create this easel card. The dress form is Spellbinders and is cut from American Crafts Foil/Metallic paper. Love that stuff. It cuts like butta!!!

Here is a close up of the tail of the dress. The black backing was traced from the tree and cut with a small border showing. I used the tree and spritzed it with Tattered Angels Olive Vine Spray mist. Next came the pearls from Kaiser Kraft and Queen&Co.

The black felt flowers are Queen&Co. The papers are Basic Grey and the White embossed card is from Provo Craft folder. More deco than I like but it works.

I hand wrote the sentiment and stamped and embossed the DIVA. Both were cut using the Spellbinders Pennant Die set.

Love this little flower. It is actually from a longer string of flowers that I got from a swap (I think). Just had to use it. I did create a Vee-dio going a bit more into detail.
Until Then.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Caverns--Shenandoah

I have so many photos to share of our scouting trip to the caverns. Although I took loads of them, you can only see so many before you start to yawn. I thought I would share some of the more striking photos.

I truly thought this natural formation to be very interesting. Did not realize how much until I posted it here. Hmmmm.

This is the Bishop close-up. It is only about 3 feet tall. When you are far away on the other side of the cavern he appears to be about 7 feet tall. Tried to get a good picture but with my tripod, it was not possible.

This was definitely a fun trip for me and it was not too cold all of those feet underground. Again, I took lots of photos but will spare you. Up next will be some pictures of the museum upstairs from the caverns.
Until then.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Altered Gift Boxes

Oh, my poor, neglected blog. I have been so busy with so many things that I have not taken the proper time to update my blog. I will try to make amends by posting some stills of the altered Crate & Barrel boxes I did for a wedding shower. The front was made using the Martha Stewart Twirl Loop Border Punch.
They are from a Vee-dio that I did and you can watch the final results live on YT. 

This is also American Crafts: Truly Inspiring. The black damask print is quite elegant when paired with the pink.

While I had out my supplies, I also put together a card from the same paper stack: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Collection.

This was a lot of fun for me to do and it looked so pretty sitting with all of the other gifts. 
The tags were quite cute. I simply recovered the black and white Crate & Barrel tag and replaced their string with some satin Anna Griffin ribbon.

Thanks for taking time from your busy, hectic schedule to stop by to see what I have been up to.
Until then.