Wednesday, August 24, 2011

mosaic missing you

I'm up for a challenge...actually, any challenge will do when I feel like procrastinating yard work.  And painting a door.  And putting up a tile backsplash.  And laundry.  Lead Fiskateer, Rebecca, has an August card sketch here .  Since I've been away from school/work for a few weeks, apparently I have lost my ability to count.  The sketch is 4x4, mine is it's an INTERPRETATION of Rebecca's sketch.  The card, for a co-worker, who will be missing the first month of work while she recovers from pneumonia.  Get well soon!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sweet stuff

I'm loving my new  Fiskars Fresh Fruit stamp set.  There is something so satisfying about the crisp image that you get from red rubber stamps that you just can't get with clear ones.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Oakey Dokey!


Fall is in the air...that means I don't need to look far for inspiration.   There are already flowers drying out and a few leaves brown and shriveled on the grass.  My "Oakey Dokey" Fiskars Squeeze Punch (that I named, see my last post if you missed the announcement) arrived just as I see these inspirations around me.

  I created my own paper using Tim Holtz Distress Stains  and then punch, punch, punched out some leaves.  I crinkled, folded, and rounded the leaves as I glued each one on.  Not that I want summer to end, but I do LOVE the falling leaves and cooler weather.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A box in the mail--toot toot

A box in the mail...
from Fiskars...
what could it be?...
2 new Fall punches with notes attached...
"Congrats!  You named this punch!"
Starry Night and Oakey Dokey
One of the benefits of being a Fiskateer is that you get invited to take surveys regarding designs and names.

I'm off to create... more photos later!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Purple "POP"

I love a challenge! And, when I can add a bit of purple (my FAVORITE color) into the challenge, I can't pass it up!  Tami (Lead Fiskateer) has posted the August Color Challenge--use black and white and a "pop" of color (your choice).  No surprise that I picked PURPLE!  I love these Hero Arts stamps so much, that I couldn't stop at just one card. After I fussy-cut out the stamped images,  I used gel pens (silver metallic and clear sparkle) on some of the petals to add some dimension and pizazz!