18 November, 2008

4 Cards, 1 Lay Out and A House.

I have been having such a hard time keeping up with my Blog lately. I will have to try harder.This piece is for the Dans ma maison il y a... This is a challenge that I found on a site from France a month or two ago. I love the work that these two women do. (In My House)this week there is blue. Each week these two gals post a subject like blue, a woman, halloween, words, and then you make a house that incorporates that idea or reflects it. So this is my version of there is blue.I used one of my pipe cleaners wrapped with yarn and beads to make the hanger for this piece. I think I should use this format for future houses as well as the arch challenges. I have 2 arches to finish tomarrow and then I will post those. The paper that I used for the upstairs wall is an experiment that I did a couple of months ago. I don't really know how I did this now. Too bad because it turned out really neat . Love the picture of Marilyn printed on blue marbeled paper. The butterflies on the corners are from a bag of sequins that a friend gave me last week.

The paper on the lower part of the building is made with gel medium mixed with acrylic and brushed onto clear acrylic and combed with a swirl motion. Then I sprinkled on some glitter and let it dry. I turned the paper over so the smooth side faces out and won't get damaged. I printed the image of the woman on some blue marbeled paper added the picture of the door along with some rub-ons and flowers and beads to finish it all off.

This is a layout I did for a sketch challenge on the Bo Bunny Blogspot this week. I used their Holiday Cheer and Believe Papers along with rhinestones, buttons, beads, glitter,Faux pompoms and handmade flowers. I took these photos of George and the girls last year at Christmas time. I love my new Big Shot. It makes making flowers so much eaiser and more fun.

I went to a place that sells lots of ribbons last weekend and I found some interesting stuff. This eyelash ribbon was one of the items as well as some pull bow ribbon that I used on the flower on the upper left side of this layout.

It is hard to see from this photo but I used a glitter pen to color the petals of the flower to make it sparkle.

Kindness Card for Queen Kat Birthday. Queen Kat Designs is having their 2nd Birthday tomarrow and in conjuction with 3 other companies they are sponsoring challenges. This one is for Stamp Something Blog. I liked this sketch and I decided to make it in the regular business size envelope format so I could fit the images on it. I bought this stamp set the other day when I was at Michaels. It is Hearts & Stars by Autum Lakes. I used SU Pink Piroutte and some Doodlebug Pink Glitter paper and a heart paper by someone, I don't know who. I used some glitter and sparkle Mod Podge to make it shine. This is my card for Mojo Monday 61 this week. This is a card I made for Johanna today while I was waiting for her to give birth to Kylie, which she did at 5:47 this evening. I hear that everyone is healthy and very happy that she is here finally. For this card I used SU Rose Red, Always Artichoke, and Regal Rose and some patterened Paper by Anna Griffin. The stamp of the birds is by Inkadinkado and the flower is SU Merci from Sell A Bration last year.

This card is for a color Challenge at Paper Crat Planet, the challenge was to use Riding Hood Red, Really Rust, Going Grey and Whiaper White. I used SU Upsy Daisy for the image and the sentiment. I stamped the image with Versamark and used Perfect Pearls to color it.

This is my card for Kylie. I will take it to her tomarrow I hope and then I will get some pictures of her and post them here. This card is also for another challenge for Queen Kats Birthday from the Sheetload of Cards site.
I used Queen Kat Stamp Miss Piggy, Monster stamp set. for the image and SU Welcome Baby from the Nursery Necessities Set. The paper and Chipboard Flowers are by Colorbok. I bought it at JoAnns in their $1.00 scrapbooking section. I love the colors and the design.

I will try to keep this updated more often, even short little posts would be better for me than waiting so long in between. Well everyone have a good week!


~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card melissa! Love what you've done with our sketch challenge. Very pretty! No worries about not getting it to link, I have no idea how to do that either! :) Thanks for playing.

Théalie said...

J'aime énormément ta maison, je suis ravie de ta participation à notre blog de challenge, j'espère que tu vas te plaire avec nous, j'aime la manière dont tu as interprété le thème et tous les détails que tu as travaillé, merci beaucoup de ta participation.

nightowl said...

I found your blog thru Dans Maison. Your house is wonderful and ihave enjoyed your blog! Your butterfly diva is so great!

Perky Nihilist said...

I love all the texture in your work.

You're very talented.

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow your houses are so wonderful.
Amazing design. Love it.