Friday, November 28, 2008

I made this frame up for the Ranger-Ink yahoo-group challenge for November. The challenge was to make a project using any of the paint products currently on the market by Ranger. I chose to use the daubbers. I used a wooden frame from Michaels and painted it with denim blue, then used the cloudy blue and lightly streaked over it in a cross-hatch fashion to give it a distressed look. I ran some letters for my daughter's initials through the harlequin embossing folder for some texture and then painted all of the grungeboard pieces in sailboat blue. Once dry, I sanded them a bit to distress them and then tied on some ribbons randomly and glued them on using the Ultimate Glue. I stacked a few paper and silk flowers, added brads, and adhered with glue-dots. I then rounded the corners of a black and white senior portrait of my beautiful baby-girl, Savanna to finish it off. ( Are you reading this Savanna?) I am pleased with how it came out and it was so quick and easy to do! What do you think of it?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

On a couple of my atc groups, we are going through the alphabet in our swaps and we are on letter Q. Of course "Queen" comes to mind right away but I don't like my card to follow any one else's train of thought, so this is what I came up with this time.

Last month I won the challenge on BlindSwapAtcs and so I had to choose three items to use for everyone to include in their atc's for this month's challenge. I can't win this time but I still played along and I chose some text, a face, and a bird. Here is my entry for the lucky winner of them all. You can't see the text very well in this photo but the background is all text.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Pat had a fun challenge over at Technique Junkies and I decided to have a go at it not only becuase it looked fun and easy, but because I need three birthday cards this month and two of them right now! I made two of them the same for two of my close friends and then I made one masculine version for my little grandson, AJ, who turns four tomorrow. He likes pirates and thinks all skeletons are pirates, so I think he will like this one!