Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday stamping group 10.10.09

First pic today is the bookmark I made earlier in the week.  See my Flickr photostream for details.

Yesterday was my monthly Stamp Group at Stamp'n'create.   I had a few projects to do - some more cards for my hubby's birthday - for the kids to give him.  I didn't have that great a day... nothing seemed to be going right.  Messed up a couple of cards.... try to make a male-ish background and it turned out too girly ( did make a nice card for a female  friend turning 50 soon) - but a fun day none the less.

So here's what I ended up with:  - this first one is a card I saw on Jenn B's photostream - here.  I have copied this - using the Hero Arts Digikit - Vintage Travel.  I used word to resize and cut out the car and used aqua crayons to colour.  The map background I printed out onto white card and used Old Paper distress ink to colour and edge.  Added the twine and then made a button/tag from Hero Arts Travel Journal set.  I used the HA Petite Messages for the sentiment.  Thanks for the idea Jenn.

Next one is also another one I copied the idea for.... ( lack of inspiration yesterday) so thanks this time to Vanessa who's card here was my inspiration.  I used my CB to make the background and used Walnut stain distress ink to colour.  The light blue card was stamped with HA Old French writing and distressed with Blue Jeans distress ink.  The darker blue was stamped with a Penny Black sentiment. 
This is the one that started as an attempt to make a "male" background.  I used two blues and a red alcohol inks to make the background.  I then stamped the Grid pattern stamp in Stazon - It seemed a bit plain so added the flowers - definitely more girly...( since I took the photo have added a Happy Birthday in black and it will do for a birthday card for a female friend turning 50 on the 25th)
and finally;

Make and Take this week was a card using Flower Soft.  Judi gave us a demo on using it and then off we all went and made our card.  Great stuff for dimension.  Earlier in the day, Judi had also done a demo on using Pearl Ex in different ways.  I bought two new stamps that I am going to try some of the techniques with.
Well it's been a long post so thanks for visiting - wishing you all a great week 


paula said...

Hi Dawn, I love your cards. You did really well despite the "slump" ;D. I think I must have caught it as I'm so uninspired at the moment :(. I just noticed your twitter thingy, sorry about that. I got thinking of you. I am still not sure on twitter so I tend to forget about checking it regulary. Have a great week ahead.

Tomo H. said...

OH WOW! Dawn, you made so many lovely cards this week! You've been very busy creating with your stuff. You create something now ? ;)
Have a beautiful weekend and next week!

Vanessa said...

Soo many awesome cards, Dawn!! I am honoured to have inspired you!! Have a great weekend!


AnitaRex said...

OOoooo I love that Santa hat! So so cute! Sometimes it's hard to come up with ideas and it's fun to use other's as inspiration! :>

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh, Dawn, so loving all of your cards lately, you are on a stamping roller coaster! Love it!! That tag has the most gorgeous background!

Suzanne C said...

Love the alcohol ink backgrounds they are so beautiful and the masculine card with the car is awesome.

SmilynStef said...

What great projects ... love that fabulous bookmark.