Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The top center post card had Alcohol Inks smooshed onto glossy card stock, then stamped with flowers with die cut flowers affixed atop of the stamped flowers. The flowers which is a stamp from VAP Scrap. The square word stamp is from Great Impressions, and the smaller word stamp is from Hero Arts.
The post card in the upper right hand corner has Alcohol Inks smooshed onto glossy card stock. The flat and fireworks were stamped onto a piece of transparency film and affixed with clear glue. The word stamp is from Hero Arts. (I'm sorry but I don't remember where I got the die cut "grateful" from.) I was going for a "patriotic theme" with this post card.
The bottom left I used a piece of clip art that I had laying around for ages, so I'm sorry, but I don't remember how I got this one. I affixed a "green gem" atop the harp, with a silk flower affixed at the bottom. Here I was trying for an "Irish theme" post card. Nothing else was added, and will leave up to my partner if she/he wants to add anything.
The bottom center post card I adhered a map piece that I applied distress ink to. I stamped the couple with Memories Black Ink, colored them in and affixed a "purplish" gem to the ladies hat. The words "favorite and escape" I received from a good friend and to me this was the "right" place to use these.
The bottom right post card was embossed with Forest Branches by Cuttlebug, and of which I made them look like Arizona's Ocotillo plants which I think are one of the prettiest flowering plants there is. When there is no water for these plants, the "flowers/leaves" fall off and all you have left are stark reminder of what "was" there. I stamped the "practising" cowboy, shooting at a sign, of which the stamps are from I Brake For Stamps. I affixed a "white" flower to the bottom right as it reminded me of the flowers in AZ that bloom only at night. The bottom border are flowers that you press on, and I'm sorry I don't remember the name of these.
I hope you enjoyed my ramblings of my Post Card swaps photos, and if you wish please leave a comment. Until next time.............
in my studio. With the aches and pains of the colder temps, I feel like this old man
looks...LOL. Isn't he a scream? I used the Diamond patterned Cuttlebug folder on white card stock, two shades of purple card stock to back the old man image from I Brake for Stamps. A dark purple piece of rick/rack was added behind the backing of the old man. He's drinking a cup of hot chocolate to warm his innards...LOL.
I think the "Red Hat Lady" has a problem - like possibly being a bit tipsy from her wine. I really enjoy using the Senior Stamps from I Brake For Stamps as they usually remind me of someone dear/near to me. This one reminds me of a lady I used to know in AZ, and well she was a scream with or without an alcoholic
I hope you enjoyed my funny family of seniors as much as I enjoyed creating them. Please leave a comment, if you wish. Until next time.......
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
It has been way too long since I last posted. Life (dh's illness) sure can get in the way of creativity. Keep a watch out as I have resolved to (no not a new years resolution) get more creative. I have marked my calendar(s) to create five (yes that is five - 5) Christmas cards on the 25th of each month. Wish me luck, as I don't know what happened this year. I thought I had another month to get all my Christmas stuff done, and alas, I didn't even get to send out any cards. To my family, followers and members of Inky Fun Stampers (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/inkyfunstampers/ ) I sincerely apologize. Okay, I'm off to my studio to get creative and then post some of the outcome. Until next time....