Sunday, October 17, 2010

Emerald Eyes -- In A Sweet Pea Dream -- Christmas -- Challenge # 3

For this challenge I used a stamp I wouldn't normally use for Christmas... I used the Purple Hearts image which is perfect for Valentine's Day.  I put my own spin on it for Christmas and I really like how it came out.  I knew it was good when I showed it to my daughter Kyla and she didn't say anything right away she was just looking at it.  : )   Okay now the card info. As usual  I did the background with my pearlescent chalks and colored the image with watercolor pencils.  The glitter used on this one was Art institute in Cranberry (flowers,hair) ~ Apple (dress,hair) ~ Old Gold ~ Mustard (mask, wings) ~ Autumn (hair).  Stuff by David ~ Salmon Laser (inner wings).  I also added crystal hearts and rhinestones. The big red and green Gumdrops (I like to call them that, since that is what they look like) are from Martha Stewart.  Hope you enjoyed her and thanks for looking :)


Monday, October 11, 2010

Toil & Trouble -- In A Sweet Pea Dream - Colors - Challenge # 2

Today I really am proud of myself because the challenge called for us to use the colors green, orange or purple. I started out thinking I would just use purple but then I ended up using all 3 so that was a big change for me !!!  The image I used was Misty Reflections (which I think is perfect for Halloween) I used my shimmer chalks on the background and colored her in with watercolor pencils. The moon was glittered with Art Glitter in Melone, Orange Crush and Lemone . The witchy girl's outfit was glittered with violet laser and her hair was done with Art Glitter in Black and Atlantis. I used a black glitter gel pen to outline the leaves and details in her hat and gloves. All the crystals used as stars are swarovski crystals. The clusters of crystal were from Mark Richards I just cut them apart and rearranged them. I also added the other little rhinestones in the main photo. The lace hearts were sprayed with Fully Purple Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. The heart strip is from K& Co. and the Toil & Trouble is from Making Memories. (I think that should be her two cats names LOL !!! ) Hope you enjoyed looking at her : D  

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Wow !! It's been awhile since I've been here ... my grandfather has been down to visit for the last 2 weeks and he is going to be here for another week.  We have been enjoying our time with him since he lives up in PA.  I wanted to talk about another accent you can use on cards that I use a lot and that is crystals --- more pretty stuff LOL !!! I used them as stars on the card below, but they can be used in a lot of different ways... for flower centers, for your mermaids and sea cards, on tags as an outline (I will include my halloween tag pics) and many more ways. They are also easy to put on. I use a glue pen, place a dot of glue and put the crystal on. The swarovski crystals are the best, in my opinion.  They are what I used on the card below. They just have a better shine to them and are a much better quality then the regular crystals. If you have a chance to compare the swarvoski crystals to the regular crystals you can really see the difference. Jolee's and other companies now carry crystals by swarovski that you can get at reasonable prices. You can also find them here along with lots of other great items  Stuff By David   I just wanted to point out this is another good accent you can use on your cards.   Hope you like the examples.  : D