Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Prayer Journal

Quite a while ago I bought this notebook at Target but never did anything with it, but now was the time. I am using it for my prayer journal. I love butterflies and because they remind me of the renewal we get from our connection with Christ I decided to use butterflies as the theme.
This is the front. I painted it with forest moss distress paint first, then dabbed it with wild honey distress paint then dabbed it with Inca gold metallic acrylic paint. After it dried I stamped the images with memento black ink. I had to dry the ink with the heat gun otherwise the ink would smear over the pain. I colored the images with prisma colored pencils. Next I put star dust stickles on the swirls. The butterfly images is from Red Rubber Designs.
Here is a picture with the cover open.
The words are from a stamp set by the Craft's Meow which recently went our of business. :(
Here is a picture of the back.
The gerbera daisy is from Red Rubber Designs. The border is from the angel company, I think. (another out of business stamp company)
And lastly a picture of the notebook open.
The cover wraps all around the notebook.
I am entering this the sparkle challenge at Red Rubber Inspirations.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

In the Snow

Hope you are staying warm in all this cold. Fortunately it is warming - at least here. 
Here is a card to keep you warm in the snow.
The image is from Red Rubber Designs here. It was colored with copics and has star dust stickles on the stars and around the image. Frosted lace stickles was used for the snow. The snowflakes are wooden ornaments that I got a Target this year - ok I guess it was really last year, 2013. Maybe your Target might have some in clearance. The red dotted strip is washi tape with a silk ribbon bow glued on. The dp is from bo bunny, I think. The edges were roughed up with a distressing tool. I am entering this in the winter challenge at Red Rubber Inspirations.
Keep warm.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Strawberry Thank You

I guess maybe I really am back to designing. I have another card ready.
This one uses a stamp from the old the angel company. Red Rubber Designs took them over but I couldn't find this stamp on their website.

This is colored with copics. The strawberry has diamond glaze and a touch of crystal stickles on it. The shapes are done with shapeabilities. Thank you was stamped on organza ribbon. Some baker's twine was glued on each side of the ribbon. There are nailhead stickers on each side of thank you. I used a white pen and doodled the border. 
Here is the inside.
The dp is from memory box.
Hope you enjoyed.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Polar Bear Hugs

It is a new year and I hope to get back into creating. I have been knitting dishcloths but those are hardly newsworthy. I made this card for my son whose birthday is tomorrow. He is going to be 23.Where did the time go? He has always loved polar bears so this card suits him.

The stamp is from Wild Rose Studio and is colored with copics. There is some fun flock on the bears and some star dust stickles on the stars. The dp is from memory box (I think). The big snowflake is one I received in a swap quite sometime ago. I think it was from Australia. A sequin snowflake is in the center and some fun flock is also added. 
Here are a couple of close-ups.
It is a gate fold card and here is the inside.
Have a great day and keep warm!