Monday, June 8, 2009

Playing Catch-up!

Now that I'm home to stay for a couple of months, I have been playing catch-up. And with having five birthdays and Father's Day between this Thur. (6/11) and the 20th, I have a severe need to get caught up! The new Technique Junkies newsletter is out and I'm having fun with some of the techinques.

These first two cards are done with a technique called Depth of Field. It is a fun, quick and easy technique - one I probably will use quite often! Our daughter-in-law loves dragonflies, so making a card for her is relatively easy - as long as I don't run out of dragonfly themes! It doesn't show up here, but the dragonfly was painted with Shimmerz paints.

Stamps: Winged Things - Stampin' Up (Retired)
Word Stamp - The Stampin' Place
Inks: Lavendar Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Gray
Paper: Lavendar Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

This card is for a dear friend with whom we have lunch nearly every day. She and her husband are both quite a bit older than DH and I are, but we still enjoy them tremendously. The small diamonds were punched out of paper. All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Stamps: Looks Like Spring, Happy Harmony and Perfect Pairs
Inks: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Going Gray
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Pale Plum, Whisper White

Another cool technique is the Clear Coat Collage. I don't know whether I will use it as a swap for June's Just One swap or as a birthday card for my BIL! The directions say to use colored pencils, but since I didn't read the instructions real closely, I used a combination of Stampin' Up markers and colored pencils.
Stamps: Angler - Stampin' Up (retired), Words of Fishing Wisdom by Inky Antics
Markers: Old Olive, Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Going Gray, Basic Black
Ink: Noir Black by Palette
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive

1 comment:

Gayle said...

Just wanted to tell you that I really like your artwork! I love the fishing card. We are from Abilene,TX but we get to stay in your wonderful state from June to October each year. We stay in a campground outside of Pagosa Springs, CO right under Wolf Creek Pass. It is our little heaven away from the heat of Abilene, TX.

Gayle Taylor