Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pooh and his friends

Autumn leaves are starting to fall

I so love this time of the year and decided to use early Autumn as a setting for this clock I made for my daughters mother-in-law. 

My daughters mother-in-law lives in Florida and is possibly the biggest Disney fan we know...she has a year round pass to the park and makes good use of it...hahaha!

Her favorite character is Tigger and her husband loves Eeyor, so what was I to do?  I know, MAKE A CLOCK WITH POOH AND HIS FRIENDS ENJOYING THE FALLING LEAVES AND CRISP AUTUMN AIR BESIDE A LAZY STREAM!

                                                   Pooh and Friends 20" clock

Tigger atop bridge
Pooh and Piglet
Only me, Eeeyor
For this project I used the following cartridges and measurements.  Pooh and Friends-bridge (pg59), cut at 6", Pooh (pg23), cut at 4 3/4", Piglet (pg42), cut at 2 3/4", Eeyor (pg51), cut at 3", clouds/icon (pg76), cut at 1", 1 1/2" and 2", leaf/icon (pg42), cut at 1".  Plantin Schoolbook-numbers, cut at 1".
The little added touches were made by using Glossy Accents on Tigger and Eeyor and also using brownstone, forget-me-not, sapphire silk and pink geranium ink to give some depth to the characters.  I also used copic marker E37 to shade the wooden bridge
Oh, I almost forgot...the entire background was colored by using the sapphire silk to give the feeling of an early Autumn sky.
Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Art Deco

One of my favorite cartridges

I truly love the Art Deco era...the colors, architecture and fashion of the time is simply beautiful and this cartridge makes it easy to create a project that reflects that splendor.

This card will go into my collection of cards that I will be making with the Art Deco plan is to create card sets that can be given as gifts and for personal use.

Now onto my card!

                                                                          Nude goddess

For this card I used the following cartridges and measurements.  Art Deco-Nude (pg59), cut at 6 3/4",
Card #4 (pg65), cut at 7 1/2" and George and Basic Shapes-rectangle (pg100), cut at 1 1/2", 1 3/4" and 2".

After cutting out the pieces of the nude, I inked the edges with Copper and Pheasant Gold...I then used a textured vellum to give depth to the orb and added Glossy Accents to the top layer of the nude as well as the orb for that little extra something.  To give the figure an authentic look, I created a pedestal to place her on by layering three rectangles together.  I think the added base really does give a complete look.

Once all of my pieces were dry, I assembled the card base and applied the figure...  Thanks so much for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie