Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hello Fall!!

Two cards made for my upcoming party:  Can you count the differences in them?
   
 New stamp set from Stampin' Up in the Holiday Catalog  For All Things                                             I used 3 of the newest in colors    hello honey, mossy meadow, tangelo twist 
 Don't peek yet study them and then look below   :0)





1.  Ribbon
2.  Wooden element
3. Card left card has a mossy line drawn around the white panel and the right one is sponged.
4.  The right card has been embossed with the wood grain embossing folder from Stampin' Up
5.   The mossy green card stock (on the right) under the focal piece has been roughened up on the edge. It doesn't look like this shows up in the picture so I give that one to you!!    :0)
          So did you get all the differences?  Which one would you choose to make?  they will be offered to make on Sept. 23 at Sharon's party at 1 p.m.-  (if you'd like to come contact me and I'll get you the directions.)  Have a great day!  and thank you for taking time to look at Vicki's (that's me) Visions!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Christmas Wrapping a little early

I'm entering this gift bag into the Dazzling Diva #43 christmas challenge and the ABC Christmas Challenge blog that I just found.  I love making Bag A Lopes they are so easy and quick! ( Hope that this entry is okay since it isn't a card)

For my Focal point I started with a piece of blue metal (?name of color??)  Embossed the Scene with Silver powder.  In the ground area I added Viva Moss Green then took an Acrylic paint Dabber (pearl) I had to sponge the look of fallen snow.  Not sure you can see in the picture but I also added Viva light blue to the sky area before using the dabber. Colored the snowman with copics and added more of the pearl dabber to him.  I colored over the trees with a copic also.

The snowflakes on the bag were made with glossy white and wax paper.  If you put wax paper under your image when die cutting the image will come off the die so easily!!  I  used the pearl dabber to add a shine to the wax paper and added them and the glossy card stock flakes to the bag randomly. *** One other note if  you use a lot of die cuts that are detailed you really should invest in a Spellbinders Tool 'n One.  It is a WONDERFUL tool and will save you time and the headache of trying to get all the little pieces out of your cut image!!!  ****
     The frame around my focal point is white card  stock, I added Silver Viva around the edge to color it.  I could have used silver paper but didn't have any left so made my own.  :0)

I  now have one more wrapping done for a christmas gift.  Thanks to the Dazzling challenge for giving me the idea and thank you for stopping by to see my vision!!





Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stamping with Carole

My good friend and Stampin' Up "daughter" and I spent Tuesday afternoon stamping.  We often make the same card and yet each do something a little different.  On the first card here (mine) I used  2 panels of paper lace on the left under the jute and then added some of the lace paper to the hearts to give them texture, you can't see in the picture but I put crystal effects on the lace pieces on the hearts.

 This card was made by Carole and she used real eyelet ribbon.  She embossed her hearts the picture doesn't show that real well.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy Fall! Dazzling Diva # 42


 Add a little dazzle!! with metal sheets here I used three colors.  Embossed the mustard color then took a copic marker to make the vanes on the leaves and stems.  The small red and green leaves were punched from metal and I embossed the red one to give it some texture.  The wooden leaf is a new product from stampin' up and I used a scrap green piece of twine that I had to tie it all on.  I used an old stiff paint brush to dab on the colors for the tree leaves and ground.  The sky was also sponged, I used a piece of packing that I had cut up for it.  Look around your house and you may find many things to use in your stamping.   I love the fall colors and the cooler air although this year it seems we've jumped into winter weather already!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Peaceful Petals reflection

Every Wednesday I receive an email from Splitcoast stampers with a new tutorial/technique. Since I wasn't busy in the kitchen today I decided to give it a try.  I think I really like the looks of this card and am really enjoying the water coloring techniques that I have been trying lately. I made my own stencil for this by stamping and then cutting the inside out so the shape was left on the plastic packaging I used so I would have it to use again and I will definitely be making some more! I used watercolor paper and Stampin' Up inks.  
     Thanks for stopping by and looking at my vision!
I had embossed this for the front but didn't like it so I used it as the inside and added the sentiment on a piece of watercolor paper left over from a previous card.  After taking the picture I saw the smudge and then added a popped up flower.