Sunday, August 30, 2009

Porcelain paper butterflies

Here is my tutorial on how I make my porcelain paper butterflies.

Aleene's Tacky Glue
110 weight Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
Black Stazon Ink
Golden Sun, Crimson Red and Orange Prisma colored pencils
Black Cardstock
Butterfly stamp (I used my stampabilites clear stamp butterfly)

Cards from this last week that used Porcelain paper butterflies

Limited supplies to make a gift card holder, using chocolate colored paper and add a butterfly.(porcelain of course) LSC235.

Sketch challenge with blue porcelain paper buttefly. SC243.

Sketch challenge with porcelain butterfly. SC243.

Painted grid technique using plastic canvas and porcelain butterflies. TLC235.

Painted grid technique with a porcelain paper butterfly. TLC235. This card is also for my friend Kelly's Word of the Week. It is a NEW challenge on her NEW blog. Can you guess what the word of the week is? It is NEW. I used new stamps, and a new technique the painted grid technique.

Notice the common theme with this last week's cards???? Porcelain Paper Butterflies. I have been working on a tutorial on how I make them. I thought I would show you the samples first and then show you the tutorial.

Vintage patterns

Thursday's ways to use it challenge was to make a card that was vintage. I used this pattern image. I stained it with tea and colored it in with prisma colored pencils. I added twine and buttons.

A game of clue

Adjusting to kids being in school has been a little difficult. I haven't had time to post anything this last week. This card was made for Cindy's Tuesday Teaparty. We were to make something that had to do with the game of CLUE. I knew right away that my card had to show the billiard room. One of my brother's creative outlets is to write and sing songs. He wrote a song about dreaming of being in the game of clue and that there was a rat eating catsup in the billiard room. My favorite line in his song is "... I don't care who did what, with what. Or if they ever get caught. I'm just waiting for my rodent friend to shoot." (Lyrics copied with permission from the author) Growing up we had a pool table in our family room. My sister and brother and I loved playing pool. The table was also good to play chase around. We had a little guinea pig that we would let run on the table and the guinea pig would run in the holes and down to where the balls rolled. Whenever we played I always wanted to shoot solids. My brother turned 38 last week and I already had a card ready to send him, but I know I am going to have to send him this one too.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Back to school

Here is my reason for not getting daily posts this week. It was back to school time. Johanna is a Senior this year. Kristina is a Sophomore, Joshua is in 8th grade and Kaleb is in 5th grade. 3 different schools. They started Wednesday and had 1/2 days this week. I dislike 1/2 days because it is really hard to get anything done.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Teaparty at Peggy's Cove

I made two cards for Cindy's teaparty this week. I made a lighthouse and then because we were supposed to either catch or bring 42,000 pounds I made a little fish card.

Gold Leaf Pen Resist

Had computer problems yesterday, so I am posting my cards for the technique lover challenge. It was to use a gold leaf pen or a silver leaf pen as a resist and then water color or mist over it. I did two. One with silver with the old car and one with gold with the flowers and butterfly.

Friday, August 14, 2009

4 variegated cards

4 different cards using different mediums to get a verigated color. Sunset and garden was done with chalks, uninhabited island was done with a ruler, masking and different colored inks sponged on, the butterflies were done with Joseph's Coat technique where you add color to the paper, emboss and then cover with a darker color, and lastly my little monkey card has variegated green inks for the background of the jungle.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Card for Harvey

I made this for my brother Harvey. He is going through a tough time right now. He has been trying to get his dream job for months, and found out yesterday that they gave the job to the other candidate. He is devastated. I stamped the praying hands to let him know that I am praying for him. I stamped the scripture to remind him that he will be blessed if he keeps on trusting. This card is for the sketch challenge and for the clean and simple challenge. I colored the hands with my prisma colored pencils. I used gold thread to sew around the edges. On the inside I included the lyrics to the song that Natalie Grant sang called HELD.

If you would like to see the lyrics, you can HERE.

6 challenge card

This card was for 6 different challenge. RED DIVAS, SC241, CAS27, DDC,CCEE, and for MOTHERMARKS teaparty. I started to stamp the flowers with bleach but it didn't work. I did find out though, that you don't want to put bleach in a ziplock baggie. I put some in one to bring it to work so I could stamp with the bleach. By the time I got to work, the bag was hot to the touch. Some kinda chemical reaction!!! And on top of that it didn't work on my cardstock. So I decide to stamp the flowers with white ink. I added color with my chalk. I punched little flowers for the top panel. I added rhinestones. I colored the bird and vine with prisma colored pencils. I added a little bee and added glitter to his wings and then I added glitter to the big flowers centers.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

TWO BEE or not TWO BEE...

This is my second card for Cindy's teapot challenge hence the title of this card. I used my border punch to punch around him and frame him. I added quilled flowers around the edges. I used prisma colored pencils to color him in. He has Glamour dust on his wings. His name is Brian. He was going to join the other bees, but got sidetracked in this garden in Arkansas. He decided that it would be better to stay there and not have to share all the flowers that he has found. He is a little bit selfish.

Mothermarks Tuesday Teaparty 59 BEE TEA

I really like how these trifold pocket cards look. Today I made one for Cindy's Teaparty Challenge.
She told us how Uncle Beeford needed more bees to repopluate the hive. I tried to bring as many bee's as I could without beeing stung. There are 7 bees on my card. That should be a lucky number. I made another paper hibiscus to go on the outside. I added glamour dust to the bee's wings. I stamped the flowers and masked them to stamp the leaves. I stamped the leaves in two different colors of green. I have had it on my heart to do a stamping fellowship for the girls at my church. I have been trying to think up ideas that I think that they would like. I think this little pocket card would be something that they would like.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Second tri fold pocket card

I really liked how the trifold pocket cards looked so I made another one. This time I kept it simple and added rhinestones to have it qualify for the Clean and Simple challenge to use bling.

Trifold double pocket card

This card was made for Lynn's Splitcoast Technique Lover's Challenge I really struggled with this card because the measurements were a little off. I had to kinda eyeball it. I made a belly band to close it. On my belly band I made 2 blue paper flowers. I added glass beads to the centers. I added 2 leaves and a porcelain paper butterfly. I made more paper flowers that I put on the outsides of the pockets. I stamped monarch butterflies on the inserts for the pockets. I also put panels of blue and light green with polka dot dp to dress up the insides.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

RED POPPIES in a butterfly vase

Today's Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge, was to be inspired by Bellacor Vases. I was inspired by this Butterfly Vase. Well, to be truthful, I was more inspired by the flowers and thought that I could make the vase work. I used my deckle scissors to cut the petals and leaves out. I used chalk to add the yellow. I used a circle punch for the black centers and my ek success snowflake punch for the green leaves on the 2 partial flowers. I used versamark ink to stamp butterflies on black cardstock. I heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I glued everything to a turquoise base becuase I thought that it complimented the poppies.