When I find adhesive bling on sale, I always make sure I buy white and clear, because then I can use my Spectrum Noir Markers to make the gems whatever color I need (like I did with the Blue, Yellow, Red & Green for my controller buttons). It gives me a lot of versatility when I design.
I stamped my controllers in Watering Can ink before detail cutting (and leaving a small white border). I added a little light gray marker to the directional cross before adding the gems for my buttons.
I combined sentiments from two different stamp sets and used a journaling card as my base (I also collect journaling cards because they are the perfect size for card making). I attached my controllers using foam tape for dimension.
Lots of new Ellen Hutson goodies in the house including these gorgeous Mondo Peonies. My grandma always had peonies ... and I had them at my house (always planted far from the house since ants also love peonies). They are perfect for the current Pin-Sights Challenge.
I stamped them in bright pink and paired them with peach for the current CAS(E) this Sketch.
I really wanted to add some sequins, but since the design is supposed to be CAS, I resisted.
I started with a fun little farmyard scene where the animals are planning a party (stamps are from My Favorite Things The Whole Herd).
Looks like they'll be having a good time.
Next I added some chickens to another die-cut barnyard scene.
One trick I use when I want the paper to lay flat without the brad legs underneath the paper ... I snip the brad pieces off the back and use part of a 3-D glue dot to attach my chickens for a bit of dimension.
I finished with a few white enamel dots on the center of the flowers.
I've been taking another fused glass class this summer. I started by making more monsters. My husband suggested some one-eyed monsters, and turns out that since the eye is the most challenging part of the process, those came together much quicker.
Next I made a cracked glass plate. This is phase one.
And after the first fuse.
And after slumping into a mold.
I also had fun trying a snowflake to hang in my window during the winter. Here it is after cutting and gluing lots of tiny pieces of glass
and here it is out of the kiln.
And my favorite thing is making pendants from scraps of glass.
And after firing.
And after I attach the bails.
It's so fun and challenging to create in a medium other than paper ... I love it.
When I saw Kelly's awesome Hipster Card for the Sunday Sip & Share at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog, I knew exactly what I was going to make with her sketch.
I bought the Hero Arts Hipster at Heart stamp set because it features lots of elements that are perfect for my men in my family. This card is for my awesome husband whose birthday is next week.
He's all about the coffee, music and riding his new bike (and I've never seen him without a mustache). I kept my card in monochromatic hues with a more clean & simple design. Happy Birthday is from Essential Messages, one of my most used stamp sets.