Friday, August 27, 2010

She made me a hat!

Gwen made me a hat, complete with ears and fuzzy baubles. It's soft and warm and cozy.
I love it!
Check out what else she's made!
http://www.gwenbeads.blogspot.com

Monday, August 16, 2010

Celebrate the Journey

I applied to be a "design team member" for a stamp company called Victorine Originals. I'm not sure how likely it is that I will be selected, since I do not have a paper trail (literally) of rubber stamped work to show off, but it looked like fun, and it can't hurt to ask. While I was surfing on the Victorine Originals site, I found a tutorial for a waterfall card. It is a simple pop-up design that was easy to make. Here's mine:


You can find the template and tutorial here:
Victorine Originals waterfall card template.
I noticed when planning this card that the flaps do not need to be rectangles. I decided to cut out my hot air balloons so that they would appear layered in the sky (though why they are flipping up-side-down, I can't tell you). I also put the images on the back of the flaps, to add color, and cover up the ugly-Copics-soaked-through-to-the-back look.

I thought I'd take the opportunity to learn how to upload video. It was fairly trivial, at low quality. Here's how my waterfall card looks in action.


The card says "Celebrate the Journey," which was a rubber stamp included in the set of hot air balloons from A Stamp in the Hand. The other stamps in the card include a puff of wind from Rubber Monger, and trees from Hero Arts.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Golden Lotus Necklace

I've had these leaf beads on my tray for a while, because I'd hoped to make a flower embellishment for an Artist's Trading Card with them. When I started stitching, I didn't really have a plan, and I ended up reverting to the familiar. The result was another example of our Lotus Flower pattern. I decided it was too heavy for a card, though.

Now that my younger son Stuart is two, I find I can wear jewelry without anyone trying to pull it off me (or chew on it for that matter). So I made myself a necklace with the new flower.

Thanks for looking.