Saturday, April 16, 2011

Monochromatic Card - Happy Surfing!

The surfer dude is so cool that I'm using it again in DeNami's Monochromatic Challenge.  My last monochromatic layout was based on my favourite colour blue, and when I make this card, I borrowed some elements from it.   I made the embossed surf boards and used ric-racs and blue stickles to go with the water theme.  My stickle bottle is misbehaving so the swirls were less than perfect, I hope to get better results next time.  This is also my first time using my new Copic markers and I had fun with it.

Here is my monochromatic layout in blue that inspired the card:

Thanks for looking!

Supplies List (card):
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Making Memories Paperie
DeNami Stamp
Technique Tuesday Ink
Copic Markers

Supplies List (layout):
Patterned Paper, Stickers, Journal - Making Memories Paperie
Technique Tuesday - Splash Stamp

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Up and Surfing soon!

My dear friend's son was hospitalized, and my son is very concerned about him since they are very good friends as well. My kids asked that we pray for their family and also make a card for them.  So I decided to make a card wishing him to be 'up and surfing soon'.  And it just happens that the DeNami Theme Challenge #6 is all about I thought I'd share...

To match the surfing theme, I embossed the background dots and waves.  I colored the surfing chickies and matted them and attached them to the card with foam squares so as to add a little dimension to the card. 

We sent the card with some fruit and homemade cranberry orange muffins.  We wish our little friend a speedy and complete recovery!

Supplies List:
DeNami Surfer Chickie Stamp, Mini-Scallop Stamp
Recollections Rhinestones

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Wedding Monogram Box

This is box #1 in the monogram box series that I'm making for some wonderful and talented friends who are participating in the monogram swap.

The box is a basic white paper box from Michael's.  I used mod podge to glue the papers on and added the embellishments.  The flowers are also from Michael's.  I detached the flowers from the stems and arranged them on the box and glued them down using a glue gun.  The monograms are rhinestone letters from Michael's $1 spots.  Did I mention I love Michael's? 

This box is for our sweet bride-to-be, Candace.  Her wedding colours are white, pink and light green.  I picked flowers and patterned papers that match her beautiful wedding colours.  I hope she can use this as a wedding gift card box or as a keepsake box.  I've added her fiance's monogram also for this special and joyous occasion.

Many blessings to you both, Candace and Andrew!

Supplies List:
Basic Grey Romani patterned paper
Ashland Spring Floral Bushes
K&Co Elegance Gems
Recollections Adhesive Pearls