Category Archives: Deb’s (Oscar’s) class samples
Sometimes it pays to go outside your comfort zone. I was wandering around Creativation when a nice lady walked up to me and invited me to a Make and Take at the Tombow booth. “What are we makin and takin?” I ask. “Brush Lettering” she says. Well, if you lined up all things that I am not good at, brush lettering would be at the top of the list, so I declined. As I was walking by the table , the lady noted again that there was just one spot left………..for me. So I sat down, made the most horrendous attempt at brush lettering and proceeded to win the grand prize in the giveaway. Sometimes it just pays to humiliate oneself!
I walked away with an Advanced Set of Brush Lettering Pens AND their brand new Planner book. Woo Hoo!
I cannot post my Brush Lettering entry as I deliberately left it on the table. It truly would be total humiliation for me to post it, but I will post the cards I made in the Waffle Flower workshop. There are some great stamps coming out from Waffle Flower. The one I am most excited about is a layering stamp for making marbled backgrounds. Included with the workshop was the stampset with the deer on it entitled Wild and Free.
Here they are:
I had so much fun making my light up card yesterday, that I wanted to make another one. This time I made a card that fits the criteria of the Wild Card class and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge so I could link it to both.
Simon Says Stamp is featuring Memory Box this week and the theme is Halloween. I have a great Bat Cave die from Memory Box so it was great for the theme and lent itself to a light up card as well.
I think the card turned out really well.
Memory Box Bat Cave Cutout, Tim Holtz Halloween Cutouts stamp set, Tim Holtz Distress Paint, Unknown orange embossing powder, Recollections vellum, Scotch 3M foam tape, Papertrey Ink LED light, micropore tape, Simon Says Stamp top folding card base, Scor tape.
Just when you thought card construction couldn’t get any crazier than Days 1 to 4, it does! Day 5 has cards that light up with circuits and everything. I had seen some tutorials of cards with lights on the internet before and had taken an interest in Chibitronics. So far I had not gone so far as to press the “in my cart” button. That changed today, but that is a story for another day.
I decided to make a card that lights up using a small LED light I had gotten in a kit from Papertrey Ink. Finding the little lights that I had stored in a very special place, took about two hours, but finally I came up with them.
If I were to do this card over again I would have doubled up on the foam tape to make the light more diffused. Generally though, I like the card and you can’t say that the sentiment isn’t “spot on” for the theme.
My table is already set for Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow, but it is the only place with a dimmer switch on the lights!
Simon Says Stamp Watts up stamp set, Light bulb washi tape from stash, Led light Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp Card Base and Scor Tape
So I am on to Day 4 of the Online Card Class Wild Card.
I actually had a practical reason to make a card today. My Grandson Max turned 12 and I needed a Birthday Card for the occasion. He got his own cell phone as his birthday present from his parents. I phoned him to wish him a Happy Birthday and reminded him that Grandma was just a phone call away, should he need me.
To emphasize this event and my message, I made him a special birthday card. Now, there are two things wrong with this card. One is, he is probably not aware that phones used to come with curly little cords tying the receiver to the phone base as per my background. The second thing is I am sure he has no idea who Carole King is, or that the sentiment is a quote from the the song “You’ve got a Friend” (James Taylor). No matter, Grandma had fun making it and she means the sentiment. So ok, in the winter he has to call Phoenix, but I WILL be there.
Taylored Expressions Let’s Chat stamp set, Dienamics Blueprint 27 die, Pretty Pink Posh, Papertrey Ink and Doodlebug sequins, Foam tape, Simon Says Stamp Ink. WeR Memory Keepers Fuse Tool and plastic, Hero Arts card base and Scor Tape
I am more than a bit behind in creating cards for the Wild Card Class. They are all fun cards to make, but I wouldn’t be trying to submit them to the Take Ten magazine where the submissions are to take ten minutes or less to make.
This card was pretty simple to make because I had the Lawn Fawn pop up die to make the snowy hills and the Lawn Fawn Tree border die to put with it. What took the longest was to colour the Dachshunds. They are often an odd combination of browns that were a bit difficult to blend with the Copic markers.
As in the class lesson, I wanted to keep the outside somewhat simple which helps keep the inside of the card the focal point, but I also wanted the outside to be attractive on its’ own.
I think it turned out quite well.
Lawn Fawn Happy Howlidays stamp set, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside and Stitched Tree Borders die, Copic markers, Neenah cardstockm Glitter Ritz, Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain cardstock, Imagine Crafts Sparkle spray, My Stik tape runnerm Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock, Doodlebug Dotted Vellum, Simon Says Stamp Snowflake and Seasons Greetings die, Stampendous Embossing powder, Ek Success Snowflake Border Punch, Zig Two Way glue and Scor tape.
When I started out this morning I thought I would get a few things done. Little did I know that casing Kristina’s pull out card would become my life’s work!
I am hoping that the Queen of England is on my Christmas card list, because nothing less than royalty is worthy of this card after the number of hours put into it.
Nothing really went wrong in the construction, it just has a lot of steps. By the time, I got to the point of painting the poinsettia, my hands were shaking with nervousness. It is rather hard to watercolour small images when your hands are shaking.
All is well in the end, as I liked the result.
Besides blood, sweat and tears, Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia Swirl stamp set, Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Season stamp set, Strathmore Bristol cardstock, Hero Arts acetate, Stazon ink, Versafine ink, Zig Real Brush Markers, Bo Bunny Glitter Paste, Wink of Stella glitter pen, Unknown black glitter paper, Neenah 110 lb cardstock and Scor tape.
I am enrolled in the new Wild Card class. In this class the emphasis is on unusual cards as to shape, dimension, interaction or the like.
Today, I started out by making a shaped card with a 3D box for it to sit on. I have started to think about Margaritas as it is getting to be time to head down to Rio Mirage Cafe in El Mirage. So ok, it is 2400 km to get there, so I won’t make it in time for Happy Hour today….but soon my friends………soon.
Avery Elle Margarita Glass Die, Avery Elle Happy Hour stamp set, Kaisercraft Basecoat patterned paper, Scor tape
Holy crap! I have been trying to catch up on all the techniques presented in Chemistry 103 online class.
One thing I can tell you is that I have gone through enough baby wipes to keep the Dionne Quintuplets clean for five years!
There is at least 5 techniques a day times 6 days of classes, and each technique is a combo of mini techniques, so you can begin to see the toll on baby wipes. And that is before you count the mishaps, like the one when my Cracked Pistachio spray stain wouldn’t spray UNTIL I turned the spray bottle toward my face.
I am having fun getting inky, even though I am hurrying to complete my techniques binder before I leave on holidays.
This sample on Yupo just turned out to well to end up on a tag rather than a card.
You just gotta love how the ink sprayed out naturally from the middle of the one red flower. I am still in awe of that.
I have a pile of half completed samples from this class. There are several techniques that use products with a longer than usual drying time. This means my craft room looks like a paper laundromat.
The sample I am showing here almost went in the round file several times. Luckily I followed Tim’s instructions to keep working on it by throwing in more colour and more blending solution and most importantly more imagination until it started to look like something.
One of the techniques shown today used three products that I love, but have been languishing unused in my stash. What a great opportunity to break them out again. The products I am talking about are Distress Markers, Stencils and my Compressor. The technique is called Distress Marker Spritzed Watercolour.
I confess that I had never before used my compressor with any marker other than Copics. At first I fashioned a tape around the marker barrel to fit it snugly into the Copic spray handle, but it wasn’t long before I figured out a way to hold the marker just right and get it to spray with out the fuss.
I took Tim’s suggestion and decided to try it with a stencil, since I hadn’t used a stencil for a while either. I tried the Roses stencil and this Treads one. They both worked beautifully.
I like the resulting card. I think it is a great, and hard to come by, artsy masculine card.