Friday, August 30, 2013

Coffee Brigitta Antique Style Banner/Card - not NYC related

So I recently purchased my first character stamps and have been having loads of fun creating different cards, altered items, and banners.  I strive to try the unexpected or the untried so I have used this super cute little girl stamp and made a grunge/vintage style (which is the style the recipient likes) banner/card.  This is a birthday entry for CC Design's Monthly Challenge, and I am really excited about the way it turned out.

 The front includes craft flowers with auburn bling, some black and white baker's twine, some tea-dyed cheese cloth, a stained asterisk wood piece, and of course the really cute Coffee Brigitta. I colored her with Derwent water soluble color pencils and paper pieced her sleeves and pants (I like how the chevron pants echo the baker's twine).

The back is also covered with coordinating vintage-style clock paper and there is a little tag that has the sentiments tied up with a little frayed strip of fabric.  All the edges of every paper piece is stained with Tim Holtz antique photo stain or using black felt tip pen.

Let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Butterfly card - not NYC related

I have recently taken up crafting as a hobby on Youtube.  There is an amazing community there for almost any interest! As part of that new endeavor, I created a butterfly themed card that I have in mind for a good friend who is celebrating her 6th year in the event planning business (Rex and Regina).

There is an Irish blessing that is very appropriate I think for my friend, and butterflies that I fussy cut out from a free digital image sheet of butterflies from Cathe of "Just Something I Made".

This is the link to my YT video of the details of the process: Butterfly Card Share

By the way, I'm participating in a craft challenge with this card at Seemacrafts . Check out her great blog.  Lots of fun in this crafting community and super welcoming too (even for us novices) :)

Thanks for looking!