Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Soda can Embellishment with Generation Green Colorant

I made this card for 2 Sketches 4 You challenge #36. I also wanted to demonstrate a use for Creatively-Green product Generation Green Colorant, which is an earth friendly product.

My pumpkin, which is a piece of soda can, is cuttlebugged and then die cut. Then I took my yellow and red Generation Green colorant and combined them to make an orange color. I then sponged it on to the aluminium from the soda can and let it dry. I then combined the blue and yellow to make a green and painted the leaf. Once again I combined colors to create a brownish color for the stem. I scrapped off a bit of the green on the leaf to make it look aged.

The stitched background was created by using Angels Landing's pierced digital background. I poked the holes and used four different colors of embroidery floss.

I hope that you are inspired to try this.

A Little Halloween Witchyness

Jean Marie , a member of the Creatively-Green message board shared some fun Halloween labels with us. She recycled some CDs and made them into coasters.

So this is my attempt at using one of these labels. The image is a cameo from Sassy Studio Designs. The spider is a stamp from Inkadinkadoo stamps.
On the inside is a sticker that says " Happy Halloween."

If you decide to use these fun Halloween labels, please send me a link because I would love to see what you make with them.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Little Nutty

This is the way I feel sometimes with two children,two dogs, two chinchillas, two hamsters , one cat and one husband( whom is often like another child). This card is not my typical style so I guess you would say I am trying crafts out of my comfort zone.

The paper and chipboard came from Carolyn Gavin's K& Company paper. This line of paper is recycled. They even encourage you to reuse the package that it comes in. Nicole, the owner of Creatively-Green had mentioned that we will be carrying this product in the near future.

The image is a stamp called Forest Friends from The Greeting Farm. I colored the image with my Copic markers , air brushed and then sponged on the green.

Later this week, I will show you a project made using Generation Green Colorant and a soda can.

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

This is my next image from Digital Pencil Too. I colored this with Copic markers and air brushed. The saying is from an Inkadinkadoo set and the background circle is Basic Grey Indian Summer.

I really was not sure how to do the hair for this little fellow.

This could also be entered into the CCEE challenge like the one below it.

Let it Snow

This is another image from Mo Manning at Digital Pencil Too. The saying is from Stampin UP!

I colored this image in with Copic markers. Then I made a mask and air brushed the blue background on. The snow at the bottom is liquid applique. The final touch was to add some stickles, which I painted on with a brush.

I am entering this in the CCEE Stampers challenge this week.

This rainy weekend, I actually got some projects done. So there will be much more to see this week.

Nicole, the owner of Creatively-Green, has announced a very different type of paper crafting kit. Join the message board to get all the latest updates.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A scrapbook page

I do not consider myself to be the best scrapbooker. I find a large area of paper to be intimidating. So when I get a page done it is very exciting to me.

The Fastpitch embellishments were from a pair of pajamas that my daughter had cut the legs off to make into shorts. I cut out the image, ironed it and then added ribbon stiffener. Then they are sewn on with the sewing machine.

The little softball players are digital images from Instyle rubber stamps.

I colored the digital images in with Copic markers.

I will now need to work on a page of my son.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Repurposed scrapbook page

I am not an expert scrapbooker but I was excited about this page. The flowers are made of fabric that I cut out of a scarf that my dog got from the groomer. Of coarse I washed it, ironed and added ribbon stiffener to it. The fabric flowers were then sewn on to the paper with a sewing machine.

My daughter does not like this picture of herself but I don't think there has ever been a bad picture of her.

I was thinking that scrapbooking has gotten away from the scrap part of it.

Come to the Creatively-Green message board to see more interesting pages.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Green Halloween Treat Card

I am so excited about this project that I could not wait to show it to you. This card, though probably not my cutest, is made from a Del Monte fruit cup. I am even more excited because 1.) it did not cost me the $2.95 that Stampin Up! wants for it's sweet treat cups and 2.) I am recycling something that I would have put in the trash.

I started out by tracing around the cup to make a paper template. Then I got out my coluzzle and measured with my temple what size the very outside of the cup was. Then I moved in one line and cut our my circle. I used the fourth circle in on my coluzzle. Then I stamped the card with a stamp from Stampin UP!'s Baroque Motifs stamp set in old olive. I used a cuttlebug die-cut to make the stem of the pumpkin. The cup fits just perfectly in the hole so I did not need to glue it in but I did glue a piece of vellum over the top of the cup so my candy corn would not fall out.

I hope you like this project and that inspires you to use those empty fruit cups.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Eskimo holiday greetings

This is another image by Maurie J. Manning at Digital Pencil Too. This image is called Siku and Shiya.

Once again the image is colored in with Copic markers. I added some liquid applique on the bottom to appear as if they are standing in the snow. Then I rubbed some stickles around them to make it look like glittery snow coming down.

Then I added a few snowflakes that were die-cut using my sizzix die-cuts and the Big Shot.

Friday, September 11, 2009

An Award

I received this award from two ladies. I am just getting around to posting it.

I received it from Cyndi a follow DT member at Creatively-Green. And I also received it from Vicki at Bountiful Blessings.
In accepting this award, I must name 5 things that I enjoy and in no particular order.

1. I love to spend time with my family and watch then play sports.
2. I love animals which is why I have two dogs, a cat, two dwarf hamsters and two chinchillas.
3.I love a clean house but wish it would stay that way.
4. I love a nice sunny 70 degree day.
5. I love learning new techniques and using new products in crafting.

Five sites I enjoy are:
1. Popsicle Toes Card Creation
2. Quacking Creations
3. Hog Wild About Stamping
5. Mad Stamper

Thank you for the nomination!!


Christmas fairy

I have become very addicted to the digital images by Maurie J Manning. You can find this image at Digital Pencil Too.

My son has been sick recently which means I have had to do things downstairs, away from my craft room. So this and several other projects, which I will post soon, are what I have been doing while he watches cartoons.

The Christmas fairy is colored with Copic markers, and some shimmerz were added to make her sparkle.

I used crystal effects on the snow globe to make it look more realistic.