I had so much fun making this card. Once you read what I did to make it you will say "Huh?". Come on now-it was a lot of fun and pushed outside the box. First of all I took old coffee and poured it into a cookie sheet. Then using 67# white card stock, I crumpled it to appear old, then soaked it in the coffee. Once it was fully colored I carefully removed the card stock and laid it out to dry. I added fresh coffee grounds in various patterns and allowed it to soak into the paper. Once totally dry brush off the coffee grounds and cut to size. Add some brown ink to the edges and glue to your card. Using a leftover piece of the coffee paper I painted it with Acrylics to resemble cream swirling in a coffee cup. I used a brown and white paint for the cream. Once dried I added a strip to the front of the card. Underneath the Irish Coffee square I drew a cup of-you guessed it- Irish Coffee. See photos. If you are thinking about making this maybe you could make yourself a cup of Irish Coffee and who knows what you will turn out with. Emmmmmmmmmmmmm it smells like coffee, too.
Time for another ATC! She ,the stamp, comes from Sparkle & Sprinkle. I first stamped her in black and then added clear embossing powder over the black and heat set. Coloring her was really inspiring for me. I used US Art Quest Watercolor Palettes Stargazers and Jewels. These paints are fab-o. If you like water coloring these are a must have. They are Pigmented Mica and Pearlescent & Metallic Colors. I started with a base of Burgundy card stock and added a portion of Faux Oriental money. I purchased this at an oriental grocery. Once the glue was set I spritzed with Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist and allowed to dry. Under the pretty lady is a piece of torn paper from an oriental newspaper. Which I also picked up at the oriental market. Then glued all together and added an oriental coin.
What fun this was. Can't wait to be involved in another ATC Oriental exchange.
I like this card so much I said Awwww when it was finished. Nothing like bragging on myself. The flowered paper is from Hot Off the Press paper company. The basket stamp is new to me, it is from Stampin Up 2003. I used a piece of fiber paper to line the stamped basket and another piece of paper from Hot Off the Press to line that one. The little frame I bought at a garage sale the local stamp store had.
What a great deal the stamp store garage sale was. I took in some stamps that I don't use very often (hardly ever) and put reasonable prices on them. Well they sold and I have $70.00 in store credit to feed my habit. Isn't that Awesome? Thank You Stamping Day and Night.
The little Thanks if from an old Stampin Up promo set. The pink ribbon is from Close to My Heart.
Have a sick friend and need to send a card? Create this simple but elegant Teapot and Tea Bag card. I love Raspberry Tea, you should try it sometime. It is from the Bigelow Tea Company. Yum! Even if they don't like tea what an elegant way of saying-I am thinking of you. They will feel better just because they received your card and get well thoughts.
I made this card for the Technique Junkie 1 on 1 for March. The technique is called Faux Felt. You can view the Technique by subscribing to the Technique Junkie magazine. Basically you crimp the "dickens" out of your cardstock and then seperate it into individual sheets. Hoping you like my Southwest Adventure. Enjoy!
Isn't she sweet? I painted her with my Tombow markers and then used a waterbrush to soften her dress and the flowers. Using the waterbrush helps to make the material to appear as soft as silk. A tea bag charm has been added for just a little spice and a large see through gold ribbon for the background of her image. Enjoy!
Glad you are here to share a part of my life. My artwork and designs are such an important part of who I am. So the time has come to display a few of my projects with you.
Yes I am Eccentric and Eclectic. Old Mr Webster defines: ec-cen-tric: adj. 1. Departing from an established pattern, as of behaviour : unconventional. 2. Not at or in the geometric center. 3. Having different centers. (Chocolate or chewy cream) n 1. An odd or unconventional person
ec-lec-tic: adj. Consisting of components from diverse sources or styles.
Say no more. I am there or is that here or arrived ?
My 4 Youngest Favorites
My 4 Youngest Favorites
4 Youngest Grandchildren
Here they are! My 4 younest grandchildren. Nolan, Michael. Mallori and Aaron. Now aren't they the cutest ever? Can you tell Grandma loves em'? They are 15, 14, 13 and 12. I wish I could stop them from growing up anymore-but time does pass and they will be out of their nests before I know it. Nolan and Mallori are brother and sister-Michael and Aaron are brothers.
Isn't she Beautiful? Our granddaughter and her Adam. Prom in June They both graduated high school and are off to college. Grandma is pretty sad that she had to grow up but she is an Awesome girl.
Heaven is for Real-Todd Burpo
The Velveteen Rabbit
The Last Jihad-Joel C Rosenberg
First Light-Bodie & Brock Thoene
Tuesdays with Maurie-Mitch Albom
In His Steps-Charles M Sheldon
Books I've Read 2010
Three Cups of Tea
Eat Pray and Love
Heaven is for Real- Todd Burpo
Books I've Read 2009
Sisterchicks on the Loose-Robin Jones Gunn Fighting the Flying Circus-Capt. Eddie V Rickenbacker Twilight-Stephnie Meyer Malignant Self Love-Narcissim Revisited-Sam Vaknin The Shunning-Beverly Lewis New Moon-Stephenie Meyer Eclipse-Stephenie Meyer Breaking Dawn-Stephenie Meyer Mistaken Identity-Van Ryns and Ceraks The Confession-Beverly Lewis
Books I've Read-2008
At Home in Mitford-Jan Karon A Lght in the Window-Jan Karon These High, Green Hills-Jan Karon Out to Canaan-Jan Karon A New Song-Jan Karon A Common Life: The Wedding Story-Jan Karon In This Mountain-Jan Karon Esther's Gift-Jan Karon Shepherds Abiding-Jan Karon Light from Heaven-Jan Karon Home to Holly Springs-Jan Karon The Red Hat Society Fox's Earth-Anne Rivers Siddons Escape-Carolyn Jessop The Shack-Wm. Paul Young Deadline-Randy Alcorn Brisingr-Christopher Paolini A Dog's Life-Ann M Martin Stolen Innoence-Elissa Wall