Sunday, July 31, 2011

Say Cheese

Hi, My eldest son, Joshua, loves every aspect of photography - from taking the photos, trying different effects with exposures, to then creating different masterpieces using the computer.  As I like to match a card to the person, this is what I came up with for his birthday earlier this year.

When it stands up to reveal the sentiment, you notice the little mouse peering out.

All the images are from Create A Critter. I've painted over the black cardstock with silver shimmer paint, and acetate has been used for the "glass" lens.

These are a few of Josh's favourite photos tucked in behind the camera.

How cute are these little mice ???

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Till next time, Luv, Tereesa.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Just a Sneak Peak ...

Hi, Just a quick post today to give you a sneak peak at some cards being featured at Scrappy-Go-Lucky today. Can you guess the theme???

If you get a chance, head over to have a peak!

I'll be back tomorrow to show you an easel card I made for my son's birthday.

See you then,

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Card - Elegent Evening

Hi, This is one of my favourite cards, and was featured recently at Scrappy-Go-Lucky. It makes me think of days gone by – a time when men were gentlemen – a time of elegance.

The dress is coloured using watercolour crayons, and the man’s suit is heat embossed in black. The stamp is from Graphic 45.

For the background, I embossed the Core’dinations Whitewash with cuttlebug folder Jamara, then sanded the top layer to reveal the pattern. This is very effective, and can be achieved particularly well with the Whitewash collection. The lace is cut from Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art.

The cream doiley in the background is from Paper Lace.

These flowers are from Stretch Your Imagination sized at 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″, and 1 3/4″. They’ve been coated in black glitter, layered, and a pearl added to the centre.

This card was for the Printblocks Creative Block in May, and only certain products could be used. I’m really happy with the end result. Hope you like it too.

And to whet your appetite a little more, here's a sneak peak of a super cute card being featured at Scrappy-Go-Lucky today. If you get a chance, head on over to check it out.

Till next time,
Luv Tereesa.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Frosty Cupcakes!!

Hi Everyone, Sorry my blog posts have been a bit sporadic lately, but things finally seem to settling into a routine now, so I hope to be again posting regularly.

I made this birthday card for a very special friend, Shelley (whose favourite colour is also pink). I was having fun experimenting with the new Imagine cartridges,  and for this card I chose to use "Imagine Yummy” - check out the gorgeous colours and swirls of the images on this card.

I have used only the Core-dinations white cardstock for all the images below. This card prints and cuts beautifully with the Imagine. Isn’t the “happy birthday” paper gorgeous?

I’d also like to show you this really cool technique I heard about last year with SU. To achieve a look of real frosting on the cupcake, simply cover the area with Tombow multi liquid glue, leaving uneven swirls as you go.

Liberally cover the glue with embossing powder. You could use any colour, eg brown for chocolate frosting, but because my image was already pink, I used clear powder with some glitter mixed in.

You then heat emboss until it bubbles up, let the bubbles settle, and heat again. You may need to repeat this a few times until all the glue has dried.

Real frosting…. What do you think?

I added my two layers to the base image using foam dots to add extra dimension.

These flourishes and gifts were all cut at 1″ – and glittered accordingly.

And the sentiment was also cut at 1″, base image only, with a little bling added.

I hope you have found this useful – and enjoy making some yummy frosting.

And now that I've whet your appetite, Mandy at Scrappy-Go-Lucky has 30% off all Imagine cartridges for 2 days only. Don't miss out.

The Scrappy-Go-Lucky Blog is now up and running again. Here is a sneak peak at what I have featured there tomorrow. Make sure you check it out.

Thanks for stopping by.
Till next time, Luv Tereesa.