Friday, July 25, 2014

Mojo Monday Friday

Happy Friday! 

I have been working on a baby shower gift so not much stamping has been getting done this week.  I have been busy crocheting as the shower is next weekend and I still have a long way to go.  I was trying to work on it last night when this happened...
It's pretty hard to crochet when the resident fur ball decides to crawl in your bag and take a nap on top of your yarn.  Not wanting to disturb, (as I knew he had an exhausting day), I put my project on hold and headed to my craft room.  I was finally able to finish the card I had started earlier in the week for this week's Mojo Monday sketch. Here's my card:
And here's this week's sketch:

Do you ever participate in on-line challenges?  It is a great way to get your mojo going especially when you have none.  For me, the final outcome very seldom ends up looking like the sketch but this one is pretty close.  I did not like the ribbon (or in this case the twine) going all the way across the top of the seemed to cut the card in half for me.  I opted for a tiny bow instead. Why don't you play along? 
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More Perfect Peacocks

My first glance a the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog just a few short months ago had me stopping in my tracks when I hit page 170.  This beautiful peacock was the first image that jumped off the pages at me and I knew he would be the first thing on my first order.  Combine him with our new Blendability markers and it's a win/win.  The following card is one of the projects we did this past weekend at my Perfect Peacock class:
The peacock was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed on Whisper White card stock.  (I cut the peacock's image with my Silhouette but more on that later) I very seldom use non Stampin' Up! products and never for a class but I found this blue background paper at my local big box store and it screamed peacocks to me.  I then stamped and embossed the image a second time on the same printed paper as the background and snipped out his tail. 
I absolutely love the variation the printed paper provided.  The body and flowers came together very quickly with the help of my blendabilities.  He was then popped up with stampin' dimensionals on the oval framelits  background.    
An envelope liner out of the same matching paper was the finishing touch.  I'm not sure who the lucky person is that will find him in their mail box..I may have a hard time parting with this one! 
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Perfect Peacock

Happy Monday!  I had hoped to get this posted last night but My Perfect Peacock class ran pretty late and I was wiped out afterwards!  We created three beautiful projects with this gorgeous new stamp from the new Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog and our brand new Blendabilities markers.  Here is my first project:
Everyone’s shadow box came out just a little bit differently depending on their color choices and the amount of blending they did with the markers.  Some just colored like they normally would while others took their time and meticulously blended every feather. (If you would like to see all of them you can check out the pics on my Meetup Site Here) 
We also stamped and colored a second image so we could snip a few random feathers and pop dot them to the original piece for some depth.  Clear Rhinestones were colored with the Blendability markers  (one of the best features of these markers, IMO!) and added to the popped up feathers as well as the flower centers and the peacock’s crown. 
Paper roses made with the Flower Spiral Die were added to the bottom corner.  (if you look closely you can see the colored rhinestones inside the rose)  I was so thrilled with the way he came out, please stop by tomorrow for the other two class projects! 
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