Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year 2009!

Wow, who would of thought that an entire year could of flown by as fast as this past one. Don't know if its because I'm getting older/more mature ;) or if its because of the kids and all our various activities making the days fly by. For whatever reason, its gone, and a new one is starting! I hope your new year is full of health, happiness, friends and family all behaving :)

So, I've had some time to play in my studio today. Been needing another batch of thank-you cards and came up with this one. It uses a layering of ink technique that I haven't tried before as well as inking up some sets that hadn't even been mounted yet. I'm really happy with how it turned out. Love blue and chocolate together... sure do miss using this particular blue. My fondest hope is to see 'in colors' back one day.

Sets: Flight of the Butterfly, Baroque Motifs,
En Francais
Ink: sahara sand, chocolate chip, buckaroo blue
paper: buckaroo blue and natural white

My other larger project is this Happy New Year card. My Club members will be receiving this at the next get together as the Christmas card that I made for friends and family this year, they wanted to learn back in November. Since I didn't get to another Christmas card for them, I decided to use a not yet available set from the new Spring and Summer IB&C available January 18th to give them a little teaser. The card itself is a lift of a SCS design Rhondag changed up slightly. Loved the original! And really like my version.

Stamps: Just Buzzin' By, Holidays and Wishes, and jumbo wheel - It's Beautiful
ink: pacific point, stazon black, markers close to cocoa, more mustard and creamy caramel
paper: whisper white, creamy caramel, pacific point

Some of my cards the bees all have wings that I used a versamarker and iridescent ice on them which looks really pretty and brings out the bees. However, its really hard to heat emboss bees after you've cut the little suckers out. so note to self, emboss bees after you color and before you cut.

Thanks for looking :)

1 comment:

  1. Your thank you card is just gorgeous! The Bee card is cute, looks time consuming though. I had to lol at the heat embossing of the cut out bees...been there! (Not with bees, but similar sized images)