Monday, February 27, 2012

An embroidered card I made for Trish Davey in Australia as a RAK.  2/27/2012 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I am behind on my blog,  I have been derailed by sinus, at least I think it is sinus.  Or a cold. I am so feeling like -------.     But I will be back to add more .... Later!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

This card is from Sheryl Howarth in Australia.    This was a 1-4-1 SWAP we did in our CARD MAKING FRIENDS group on Yahoo.  She used shaving cream and Distress Ink to make it.  Who would ever think to do this.   Nice card adn thanks much, Sheryl.  Hope to traded with you again.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Card rec'd from Julie Dineff - Card Crafters group, Free Style - 2/2012.  Julie says the center was made with alcohol inks and perfect pearls powder.   Isn't it pretty?  I feel lucky to have had such a great swap
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New Printer/Scanner

Garner bought me a new printer, scanner, and copier today.  All hooked up and ready to go.  Tomorrow I will post card that I have rec'd in a swap. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Paper Roses

My first try at "Paper Roses".   It is a start on a new learning  technique.  I think I am making them too thick, have to play around with it.    I do know the circle drawing is the hardest to get it even.  That needs practice also.     Thanks Lorna for your help.  The purple one is my first the one you sent me. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Today's thoughts

Running a little low on energy, maybe lack of a good night's sleep.  Thanks to our darling little Bandit.  But moving on...... I have some cardmaking techniques I want to learn.
1. Iris Folding.  Strips of paper mish/mashed together to form a beautiful layered look.
2. Zentangle.  Similier to doodling but not.  Much more perfected and more in a pattern effect.
3. Paper Rose Folding.  Looks simple, but beauty is never simple.   Thanks, Lorna for the help.

I will focus on these three ways in the next few days.  And will post as I go....maybe.  Depending on the results. 
My favorite is embroidering cards, but the needle punching is hard oin my eyes. TeaBags I can do, although not as perfect as a few years ago, but  I like the looks.  I really think many of my ideas are out dated,  seems to be so much more advanced now days.  I started in the beginning along with many others and some where I missed the learning of all these new and beautiful techniques. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The card is actually brighter in better lightening.   The thread is multi- colored  and the top is a tea bag fold.    The card was made thin and light to travel to Australia to Sheryl Howart.  It is a 1-4-1 Swap in the Card Making Friends group.

This is a card I made for Julie Dineff in CA.  I embroidered it with an Multi-Color Machine quilting cotton thread.  Art AV33 8 N 810... Coats and Clark.   This card was for a Free Style Swap in Card Crafter groups.