Saturday, December 19, 2009


hopefully the people in this swap aren't reading my blog. but I wanted to post something since it had been so long since I had posted. I have been working on this swap for our color swap which is cold.

Its both a card and a bookmark
the card as it stands alone.
And the tag. the tag proved to take longer than I expected. Its a tag with some chipboard glued to it. in the above case an S and a star. I did the letter for each person in the swap. then I took some gold metal paper and covered the top. then burnished it so the letters popped out. then I took alchol ink and smeared it on there. In this case eggplant.

This is where my problems began. this gold well it wore off in spots making it silvery looking. I let it dry overnight and looked at it again. well I guess I like it enough and I kept it that way. but then the back showed the manila tag. I didn't like this so I cut more of the purple and glued it on there but it looked tacky. so I found in my stash (lord knows I have enough of it) some gold foil tape. I did the edges in that and then did a tassel with this really expensive embroidery floss. Oh well use it up it isn't doing any good just sitting there right?? I really like how they turned out. I have to finish doing the tassels on the rest of the swap cards then in the mail they go on Monday.

close up of the tag.

Monday, December 14, 2009

sunsflowers well kind of

I didn't have a sunflower stamp (shocking I know) and I goobered a bit by the smile but I liked the idea of putting the buttons in the middle of the flower to make them look more like sunflowers.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

purses and hat atc

aDone with a stampin up set this atc is actually purple but my little point and shoot didn't shoot it very well.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

2010 is around the corner

I have a photo blog as you all know and its been a 365 year thing well Iwas reading a scott kelby blog post about thinking about a project for next year.

so I am going to think about a stamping/art project for next year. Any ideas for me??