Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Butterfly is a Flying Flower

I used the DCWV Mariposa Mat Stack to make this card for the DCWV January 2015 Stack-a-holic Sketch challenge.  
On the left is the sketch for this month's card.  The tag is popped up on foam tape.  The orange layer was outlined with a Krylon gold leafing pen and the upper left corner was rounded with a Fiskars corner punch.  Mariposa is one of my most favorite paper stacks by DCWV.  I added a bit of clear Stickles to add some shimmer to the large butterfly.

Have a great day..........................Paulette

Thursday, January 8, 2015

I Wanna Go Back to My Little Grass Shack

It's this time of year when I ask myself what I'm doing here in the Frozen Tundra with wind chills in the minus 20s.  After 23 years living in the tropical paradise of Hawaii, I moved back to the Midwest with its snowy, frigid winters.  Thoughts of the tropical islands inspired my card for this month's challenge over on the Unruly Papers Blog.

The theme is Global Traveller and is inspired by this photo and color palette:

The pattern papers are from Graphic 45 and the solid color papers are from DCWV.  The fern die is from Dreamweaver.  The embossing folder is by Darice.

Thanks for stopping by, stay warm................Paulette

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Don We Now Our Ugly Sweaters

Background is done with a Darice embossing folder.  Sweater was fussy cut freehand and hands and legs were cut with Spellbinders dies.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas................Paulette

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dresses for Success

Just got my advanced copy of the Winter 2015 issue of Stampers'Sampler and HAPPY DAYS!!!---Four of the cards I submitted were published.  The cards were all designed for the Dress Template Challenge.   It takes a bit of persistence and quite a few submissions to actually get designs that the editors find worthy of appearing on their pages.  It's very exciting and reaffirming to see my work published in a national magazine. 

                                                               Dressed for Amour
The editors seem to like black and white cards.  I went with a French theme on this card.

 Stamps: Close to My Heart
 Ink:  Memento: Tuxedo Black
Accents  Michaels Eiffel Tower Rhinestone sticker, Black & White dotted organza ribbon, Cuttlebug          embossing folder
Paper:  DCWV
Directions: Cut dress from white dotted paper.  Attach black belt, collar and bow.  Dry emboss white background.  Attach Eiffel Tower sticker.  Stamp “Amour” and cut freehand from white, then black paper.

                                                           Dressed for Love
Supporting my Black & White Theory, they published another of my cards.
Stamps: Close to My Heart
Ink:  Memento: Tuxedo Black
Accents:  Michaels Hat rhinestone sticker, Darice embossing folder,     handmade flower from seam binding
Paper: DCWV
Directions: Cut dress from black dotted paper.  Attach white belt and flower, buttons.  Dry emboss white background.  Attach hat sticker.  Stamp “Love” and cut freehand from white, then black paper.

                                                                I Want It All
"I want it all and I want it delivered" is a fun stamp.  For this card my color palette was based on the colors of the shoe and purse brads.  The lace pattern in black was pre-embossed pattern paper from DCWV.
Stamps: Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps
Ink:  Memento: Tuxedo Black
Accents: Purse & shoe brads, black half pearls, tiny rhinestone flower, ribbon, Anna Griffin embossing folder by Cuttlebug
Paper: DCWV
Directions:  Dry emboss white layer.  Cut out dress and add belt and buttons.  Stamp sentiment and lady with black ink.  Cut freehand from white and layer onto pink and black layers.  Attach ribbon.  Add purse and shoe brads.

Steampunk Dorothy
I decided to think outside the box with this Steampunk design.  I redisned the bodice of the dress to reflect Dorothy's original design and added a gear buckle.
 Stamps: Stampendous
  Ink:  Memento: Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink-wild honey 
 Accents:  Gears and cogs, red Stickles
Papers: DCWV
Directions:  Stamp shoes onto red cardstock and fussy cut.  Add cog and rhinestone gems.  Cut dress from blue checked paper (modify neckline).  Attach belt with gear buckle.  Free hand sleeves and bodice to create white blouse.  Stamp gears and cogs on background paper with wild honey ink.  Stamp sentiments and cut out freehand and layer onto red cardstock.  Add gears and cogs and a few red Stickles dots to bottom left.

Thanks for stopping by.......................................Paulette

Monday, December 15, 2014

Golden Thank You

I created this card for the December Stack-a-holic Challenge on the DCWV Diary Blog.  The sketch for the challenge is:

I used the DCWV Stardust Matstack for my paper choices.  All the dies I used were from Spellbinders. The "THANK YOU" stamp is by Studio 112.  Some golden bling completes my design.

Thanks for stopping by.............................Paulette

Monday, December 8, 2014

Welcome, 2015!!!

Welcome, 2015!!!  This month's challenge on Unruly Paper Arts Reader Quest is to use fireworks and the colors in the photo below:

I used some handmade black paper with silver accents for the paper and added some rhinestone bling.  The numbers are from a Bo Bunny set stamped on glittery DCWV papers from a holiday matstack.  

Looking forward to an exciting 2015........Paulette

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

The December Reader Art Quest on the Unruly PaperArts blog has the theme "Santa Claus is Coming to Town.  I painted my wooden sleigh with glittery acrylic paints in gold and silver.  The Christmas scene was cut out of German scrap.  I decoupaged the scrap onto the sled and added various colored and sized gems.  I topped the tree with a Dresden trim star.  I added some gold braid as the reins of the sleigh.  Using a Spellbinders label die, I cut out a tag and attached an embellishment from K & Co.

Still time to get busy with your Christmas Craft projects...Paulette