Monday, May 30, 2011

Swap Cards for the Stamp Club

Who doesn't need birthday cards for the men in their lives? 



I made these for the swap at the local stamp club, using Tim Holtz and Inkadinkado stamps.  That's a gold peel-off running down the right side for balance.  The card opens up a little bit differently than a traditional card; I think that's what I like best about it!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Fashion Advice


Guess what?  Another Rubbermoon stamp coloured with pencil crayons!  Must be my current kick.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

The House that Susan Built

This Artist Trading Card has a Rubbermoon image coloured with pencil crayons.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Stamps Without Borders

I love stamps with borders around them.  Magenta makes many nice ones, for example.  This Inkadinkado owl stamp (from the Bird Assortment clear set) doesn't actually have a border around it, so I added it by hand, using the place on each side where the branch ended as a guide.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Beach Memoirs

Inspired by a Hero Arts video on coloured pencils, I created this Artist Trading Card.  The turtle stamp is by Maryse Carrier.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring Flowers

I got out my Coluzzle the other day and created these Artist Trading Cards.  They were inspired by all the spring flowers I'm enjoying.  They're lasting a long time because the weather in Vancouver is unseasonably cool.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Rainy Days

This May has been particularly rainy in Vancouver. I woke up one rainy morning to an email reminding me of this Sunday's Vancouver Artist Trading card swap. Here are the results of all of this inspiration!



These backgrounds were created on large sheets of watercolour paper using acrylic ink. After applying large swaths of colour, thin black stripes were added using a eye dropper. Then, I quickly dry brushed the strips for this "rainy" effect. When dry I cut them into ATC sized pieces.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Paint Chips

These Artist Trading Cards were simple to create.  The Crafty Individuals stamp is exactly 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and was stamped at an angle on each paint chip.  All I had to do was cut around the stamped image!



Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is this Sunday here in Canada.    This Inkadinkado image is coloured with pencil crayons and the rabbit is popped up on foam tape.


Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Artist Trading Cards

Here's the latest batch of Artist Trading Cards for swapping.  I'm enjoying using my sewing machine combined with paper crafting. 
A close-up.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Stamping on Patterned Paper

I made these cards to swap with the ladies at the local stamp club.  They are all the same design but are stamped on different scrapbook papers.