Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dusty Attic Laser Cuts

I love this new product from Dusty Attic. The laser cut chipboard and wood are gorgeous, and they really make for a great layout. In these two, I used the butterflies and the frame as masks, then spritzed Glimmer Mist all over some white cardstock. I then used the butterflies and the frame as embellishments. I used 3 colours of Glimmer Mist: red, yellow and blue. When all 3 are sprayed on the chipboard, the result is a beautiful bronze colour. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Class!

I'm doing a new class for Shelley called Quick Cards. It features the new cards and envelopes from Doodlebug. I love how quickly the card comes together. It's easy to dress them up, or just leave them plain and simple. They look good no matter what! Here is the series of 4 cards I'm teaching on September 28th. Please join me!

This card features a pretty pink card base, with embossed Gel-a-tins chocolates and a few self-adhesive rhinestones.

I really liked the effect of adding a photo to this blue window card. It also features studs from the i-rock product line, and a hand written sentiment.

A few self-adhesive rhinestones, a ribbon, a greeting, and you're good to go with this summery green and red card.

A sheer ribbon, computer printed greeting and some i-rock bling make this card an elegant choice for a summer wedding.

Catching up

I have been crafting, really. The problem is that I have been crafting for Shelley, not for myself, and forgot to take pics before delivering. I rectified the situation by going in to the store and snapping some pics of my art already on the walls. The result is not-quite-right photos, but at least I have photos now!

Here, you will see some layouts I did for display. I used a layout guide and turned it 90 degrees for the second page.

Next is July's Layout Challenge. As a designer, I don't get to enter the contest for the $50 gift card, but I do get to try to inspire you to create! I love the way this turned out. It's so nice to work with a series of patterned paper - it all comes together so well! The flowers are, for the most part, Prima. The butterfly is a Tim Holtz die from Sizzix.