Friday, May 30, 2014

Dancing Kitties

I made this ATC for the theme Vintage Cats. Image was fussy cut from an image I downloaded from the internet. The music was die cut with a CC Designs die. I added tiny buttons as the note heads and a gold musical note charm. The inspiration I used for this week's Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge is  this photo from a baby room Pinterest board.

Have a nice weekend.....................................Paulette

Friday, May 23, 2014

Always In My Heart

I used a Poppy Stamps die to cut the poppies out of orange, dark green and light green cardstock.  The sentiment (stamp unknown) was stamped with Black Stazon onto cream colored paper.  I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities oval die to cut out the sentiment.  I outlined the oval with a gold leaf Krylon pen.  The butterfly is a Starform sticker.  Everything was mounted on a pre-embossed DCWV white card.  The negative spaces in the butterfly were colored in with bright pink and orange Prismacolor pencils.

This makes a great sympathy card and the poppies are a reminder of our veterans who are commemorated on the Memorial Day weekend.          

Entered in
 Dies R Us Challenge..............#2  May Flowers

Monday, May 19, 2014

Postage Stamp ATCs

The Challenge ATC theme for this round of PAT swaps is to use postage stamps as part of the design.  I have been having lots of fun with this theme.  Hoping I can find my stash of old stamps as I can't stop making these!

                                                            Helen Buys a New Chair
 This ATC tells the story of Helen Hayes out shopping for a new chair.  I used an image from Graphic 45 and the background paper is DCWV.  I added a purse charm, some Stickles on her dress and a blong necklace.


Lovin' the Guy in the Speedo!
The girls, re-cycled retro-themed calendar index, are in lust with the hunk. Caption is computer generated.  Paper is DCWV, I added some fingernail decals as jewelry and a brad martini.


Miss Fido Has a Lunch Date

 Miss Fido is all dressed up and ready for her lunch date. She's a bit tentative about leaving the house as she just watch the YouTube video of that attack cat...  The patterned paper is Graphic 45, the person stamp is by Angie-B.  A line of magenta bling and a bling collar and purse charm embellish my design.


More postage ATCs to come...............Paulette

Friday, May 16, 2014

Asian Poppy

Saturday's Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers uses a home decor catalog from Grandin Road..  I chose these prints as my inspiration: I had just purchased this stamp and this challenge has prompted me to try it out.
This stamp is from Close to My Heart.  I used Prismacolor pencils to color the image.  Papers are by DCWV.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Home Sweet Home

ATC designed for a Home Sweet Home swap. House was made using a new wood themed DCWV paper stack. I added some windows and a door, brad door knob and some scalloped velvet trim and black rhinestone bling to the roof edge. Image was colored with Prismacolor pencils. I punched some tiny flowers and added Stickles centers.
I'm entering this in:
May's Reader Art Quests - Unruly PaperArts

There's no place like home...................Paulette

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hey Cupcake!

The May DCWV Stack-a-holic sketch challenge features this sketch:

I chose the DCWV Lemon Flower matstack to design this card.  The cupcakes were made with a Fiskars punch.  The sentiment is a Fiskars stamp.  Some Stickles and bling were added as embellishments.

Have a cupcake today......................Paulette

Entered in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday:  Challenge #1232 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Summertime Gal

This is a set of ATCs made from some re-cycled Mary Engelbreit note cards for a Summer themed swap.. I fussy cut the girl and the ledge and paper-pieced the wall and sky. I punched a sun and added a $1 button.

Looking forward to Summer!................Paulette