Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Book Challenge with Sue
For fun, Sue and I checked out the same book from the library and chose a project to create. With no hints from each other, we each created an album. Here are my results. My mistake was using paper that was too thin for the binding signatures. I solved that dilemma by reinforcing it with 7 Gypsies gaffer's tape. Looks great now! The pages of the signatures are made from a vintage election book, canvas, cardstock and oversized tags. As added support to the inside folds of the binding, I diecut and embossed butterflies, postmarks and tags. Nice additions.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Thank you card

Don't you just love it when you find a piece of stamp art you created and forgot about, only to have it be the perfect centerpiece for a quickie card? My aunt loves orange and this was a terrific image to build from. The image was stamped with VersaMark ink, allowed to rest a moment, then dusted with several colors of chalk using a Q-tip. I used a white eraser to remove any unwanted chalk around the image. Kind of feels like a batik print. The stamps were from Stampin' Up. March 09