Friday, October 5, 2018

Card Swap

Had the pleasure of meeting a fellow card maker through a FB group My Favorite Things Buy/ Sell / Trade. Kerys Sharrock a designer for Whimsey Stamps. Her blog is Scrappin’n’Happy!  We kept the swap simple...just one generic card. Here is her adorable card using an older MFT stamp featuring Jolinne.  Got a little crunched from the mail heads up card makers when we make our cards dimensional with foam tape or foam backing. Normally she adds a piece of card board to help with that but sometimes life is so hectic we forget. No worries this card is so sweet, the sentiment is perfect...I’m glad we’re friends.  I love Kerys coloring, she uses prisma pencils and the musical note embossing background. I am glad I reached out and made a new card making friend!

Monday, November 13, 2017

ABS November Challenge

 the Bourchardon Mill
by Armand Guillaumin
1906 oil on Canvas.
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For the soft sky..I used a Gaea bead as my art 
bead for this piece.
I also used some Unicorn beads to represent the 
reflections on the water.
Went with a coin shaped focal gem stone bead
 that had the soft violet shades from the painting.
Various Czech glass beads, a geode bead
and antique copper findings 
were also used to pull it all together.

Monday, October 23, 2017

ABS October Challenge

Madame De Pompador
by Francios Boucher
served as this months inspiration.
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I had been hoarding a bracelet bar from 
Earthenwood Studios.
I added plenty of delicate charms to contrast the 
 bold shape of the bracelet bar.
So happy to use up so many of my beads on this.
I went with various styles and colors of
Czech glass beads.
Green aventurine and goldtone bugle beads.
and a little silk bow.