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Have a beautiful day and always remember to share some smiles today.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Take Pride and Have Faith



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Masculine Card, A "Love Life" Card and a Tutorial

Lets Call This Technique "Manipulated"
There will be more cards using this
technique to come.
You can also put a vellum or mesh over these.

The picture below looks terrible!!! I couldn't get
a good photo for some reason. The photos above
look a little more like real life.
For the Background You Will Need:
You will need to know that you will be wasting some ink.
White glossy card stock
Alcohol inks (several colors/lights and darker colors)
StazOn or Memories ink
Very important: non stick craft mat
something to cover your work surface.
A few folded pieces of paper towel
TUTORIAL:
Try to visualize what your scene will look like.
Now realize that it will never come out exactly
like you imagined. LOL
You can do an abstract design or scenery.
I prefer scenery.
Always apply lightest color first, as in most art!
Hold card stock (over some folded paper towel) -
on an angle and apply the first color of your
alcohol inks.
***Touch the edge or corner of card stock on the
paper towel to allow the excess ink to be absorbed.
You want the ink to flow down your card,
while you manipulate where the flow goes,
by tilting your card stock to different angles.
ie: if you are doing a nature setting then you
might want to start with the sky. I would start with
Yellow and manipulate your card so that the yellow
ink only flows where you want it. Then incorporate
your different sky colors. I always use yellows, orange,
reds, purples a few different
blues, and I always use some metallic pearl mixed with
the blues. Then for the middle ground you may
want earth colors. Maybe flat or maybe you might create
some mountains.
For the foreground you might want some hilly areas.
Just use your creative imagination and see
what you come up with.
Stamp your choice of images over this background -
using memories or stazon ink.
Some will turn out better than others.
If one turns out bad then use your spellbinders
to frame the good part of it or just make butterflies out of it. lol
JUST HAVE FUN and
BE FEARLESS WHEN CREATING ART!
Hugs,
Dorothy
P.S. one day I might learn how to make a video and upload it.
Be patient!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dorothy's Been Playing......

These are some fun backgrounds I did today....
I will try to post at least one finished card
tomorrow, along with the instructions for these backgrounds.
These are so much fun to do, and you never know
what you will come up with.
Cheers,
Dorothy


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thinking of You in Copper

Cuttlebug Embossed Copper SheetsI embossed the metal sheet with cuttlebug embossing
folders, Inked the edges with StazOn.
Theses cards are really easy to make.
HAVE FUN!
Happy Victoria Day Weekend!


Friday, May 15, 2009

HELP!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLIES!
I appreciate it!
For some reason, my blog won't let me upload
my photos. Has this happened to anyone else?
Can anyone help me out?
Thank you!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thinking of You / Funky Background

Finally!
You get so many different looks with
different backgrounds
Take a Ziploc bag and place a piece of heavy
CS inside. Make your CS just slightly
smaller to fit snug in a the Ziploc.
Now take white glue and randomly draw
a design onto the Ziploc bag.
Set aside for approx. one hour.
Then cover with different embossing
powders and heat until melted.
cut any remaining plastic away.
Have Fun! xo

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

For someone very special...

A Mother's Day Card I did for my
Daughter-In-Law.
Sorry I couldn't post these earlier.
Janis gets email updates of this blog.

Below is the card my 7yr old
Granddaughter Jazzy did for her Mom.

All Jazzy's design!

I always have some backgrounds embossed,

some die cuts done and lots of punched out

goodies hanging around. Jazzy came over with

a glass stone from her back yard. Within 5 minutes,

I turned around and this card was layed out.

Often, Jazzy leaves me scratching my head!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Beauty.....

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
TO ALL THE BEAUTIFUL MOTHERS
OUT IN BLOG LAND!
xo
For the background I first sprayed it with a few
color wash colors. Then I painted over it with Sheer
Gold Glaze by Delta and immediately wiped it off
leaving just a fine coating. Once dry, I gave it a
couple of squirts of spray webbing by Krylon.
The Butterfly and flower center were
explained in an earlier post

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Flying.......




Emboss with Cuttlebug, swipe with versa mark
and emboss with sparkly powder.
Bought the flowers in the wedding section at Micheals
I spray painted the flowers with 18K gold plate krylon.
(spray outdoors!)
Butterfly and lettering is QuicKutz
More to follow later

Friday, May 8, 2009

My Mojo is Back....

Here is a sneak peak at a couple of things I've been playing with.

Tomorrow I will be posting a couple of cards.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

No MoJo = Easy cards.....

I haven't been feeling very creative lately.
However......I am working on some fun stuff now.
Hugs,
Dorothy
The Stamp is from The Stamp Pad Company

The Earth is starting to laugh!

This is a cute little bouquet of flowers that my
Granddaughter Jazzy picked for me.

This time of year it's like the Earth is waking up

from a long winter's nap. So much life all around us!

Buds on the trees and cute little baby sprouts everywhere!

Flowers are blooming and Children are out playing!

I know it puts a smile on my face.

The inspiration for this card came from the flowers
Jazzy picked or me. Thanks Jazz! xo
This is a real cut and paste card. All I did is glue
everything together and distress.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Quick Card...

Hi Everyone!
I hope you had a great weekend!
I spent a lot of time with my Grandchildren
over the last couple of days.
Connor came over on Friday,
I went to my Son's house for dinner on Saturday,
so I got to spend some time with Jazzy, Connor & Sierra
and Sunday Jazzy & I had some craft time!
They add so much meaning to my life.
They sure tucker me out though! lol
They are so precious to me!
I love them sooooo much!
The punch I used for this card is a Stampin Up punch.
I have another Martha Stewart punch that is similar to this one.
Hugs,
Dorothy

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Blog Candy Winner......

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED
THIS BLOG CANDY AND A VERY SPECIAL AND BIG THANK YOU
TO EVERYONE WHO MADE CARDS FOR THE
PREVIOUS "SHARE A SMILE" BLOG CANDY!
Your cards will for sure make someone who needs a smile, smile!
You never know when my next blog candy will pop up.
Please check back often!
-----------------------------------------------------
and the lucky winner of this blog candy is.......
MAX FROM SCOTLAND!
CONGRATULATIONS MAX!!!
You can visit Max's wonderful blog HERE
Hugs,
Dorothy

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