Sunday, July 28, 2013

A long hot summer

It's only been a week or so since the heatwave ended.  Now it is typical Long Island warmth and humidity.  I can live with warmth in the high 70's - low 80's, but the 100's is a bit much!!  This said, working at my desk to make cards, practice my coloring skills and keeping cool has been difficult.  All I have in this room is a ceiling fan and a floor fan.   It helps, but it wasn't easy to work here for weeks!
  But, here I am, finally in the mood to post.
  I have a few goodies to display...

  Here is another attempt at collage.

The two above are a variation of a theme.  They are die cuts with embossed backgrounds various flower embellishments.  The kimono on the left is cut from an alcohol inks design on paper and the one on the right is a stamp of the same kimono cut by the die and then colored with Copics.

 The baby shoes stamp is one of my favorites to use for a baby card.
This card was made for a gal in my office who had a baby Girl.

 Found an old picture of a golfer for my boss'           
Birthday.  He is an avid golfer.

The card on the right is a stamp of a vase with flowers. Simple with no greeting yet.

This is a get well card for a friend.  Embossed, ribbon, peel-offs, liquid pearlss and a piece of bling.

This is a simple card with patterned paper, ribbon, peel-offs and bling.

I love this stamp.  It was attached to a magazine I receive monthly from England called "Craft Stamper".  Every month there is a new clear stamp with ideas how to use it.  This is one of the best magazines for tutorials and examples of various techniques for paper crafting.  There is much going on outside of the USA in paper crafts and stamping.  (My only problem with this magazine is that the advertising is all in Great Britain! LOL)

 The following cards were photographed because I knew that the scanner would not do them justice.

I have been having fun with embossing, die cutting and coloring.  When appropriate I love the look of peel-offs to enhance a picture.

Well it is time to say good nite.  Work tomorrow.
Be well and enjoy!