Saturday, November 6, 2010

Magical Manmade Machines

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As per the request of Donna Lee again. She was looking for transportation images of bicycles, balloons, blimps and submarines. The last one was a tough find but I managed to find one "submersible" image. I snuck the airplane in there because I thought it was a cool image. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Just A Hint Of Mint

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

"R" is for Railroad, "S" is for Santa

 These 2 cards are for the monthly Alphabetical Order swap on my Yahoo group. At one letter a month this swap has been going on for 14 months. So to get it over with in 4 months instead of another 9 I have doubled up on the letters per month. Here are the details.

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1. The background was done with a very simple template I cut from paper to resemble a cloud. I then moved it around and flipped it over several times as I chalked along the edges in an upward motion.

2. The grass along the bottom is some of the Flower Soft in Christmas Green and Shamrock Green that I mixed together. (I think it gives a more realistic look then either color by itself.)

3. The images I found on-line and printed out then cut around and glued down. The sign was glued to a small craft stick and then popped up on foam tape. The book actually has pages in it from another old book.

4. The pocket watch was made from a brass frame that I glued a clock face into and then covered with Diamond Glaze. I then attached a gold chain and glued it to the card.




1. The background is embossed in my Sizzix with a new folder I bought the other day. (It's called "Sugar" and comes in a set from Sizzix. ("Sugar & Starry Night")) I used a cream colored card stock then rubbed Distress Ink over it in Old Paper with a foam applicator.

2. The border on the edge is a Martha Stewart punch called "Modern Garland". (The paper is from Studio 45 and is actually the back of 2 prints.)

3. The frame is metal but I can't remember where I got it. The Santa image is another Studio 45 paper.

4. The title was cut from an alphabet from Sizzix called "Trixie Girl". I first heat embossed a red glitter powder on red paper before I cut it out. Then I glued it to the same green paper as the border and hand cut around the letters.

Wrap Some Lace About Your Face

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Some Nouveau To Go

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Welcome To The Space Age

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Here are some very cool patent design art from the 40's or 50's. They just don't build them like they used to.

Monday, November 1, 2010

I Wish I Were A Fish

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Here are some images of mythological creatures that almost got their wish granted. 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday Digital Download (Almost forgot!)

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This sample I did for myself originally but then later traded it to someone. (He is about 6" or 7" tall.) 


This sample was done for a children's fairy tale swap and I chose the Little Mermaid. (The doll is about 11" tall.)


For this sample I didn't use the face on the pattern. Instead I glued a small photo into a bottle cap. (The card that this is attached to is ATC sized.) 

Take A Double Dose

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Happy Halloween everyone! Here's a double dose of poison labels for your Halloween pleasures. BWaaahhaaahhhaaaahhhaaaaa!