Sunday, September 28, 2014

Another birthday (a special one) for a friend!

Remember a few weeks ago when I shared two hanging pages for friends having a special birthday?  Well, here's another one going to another friend.  This time it's an 8x8 canvas. I used several stencils and some modeling paste to add some texture, then painted it with Dylusions sprays and some acrylic paint.

The photo is from The Graphics Fairy.  It had the word Jan above the one to signify New Year's Day; however, my friend's birthday is October 1, so I cloned out the Jan.  Doesn't she look festive ... as if she is toasting my friend on her special day?

For the "Birthday", I cut it twice out of a piece of file folder, colored one with black to make the shadow and the other with multiple colors of Dylusions spray paint.  After adhering them together, I added two layers of UTEE to make it really shiny.  Love it!  Aren't those three rectangular pieces of bling gorgeous?  They started out as plain clear pieces, but the addition of some colored Sharpie made them really come alive.  Then the addition of the sparkly rick rack just took it over the top!  Love me some bling, that's for sure!
Another part that I really love is the floral cluster.  The large flower is a Cricut Flower Shoppe cut.  I also added a tiny flower from Cheery Lynn Designs' Sweet Williams Strip #B307 and a flower from a Petaloo collection.  The lacy piece at the top of the cluster is from Cheery Lynn Designs' Lace Corner Deco I #B174.
Last, but not least, I am really loving this butterfly.  It was in a package that my son and his girlfriend gave to me for my birthday.  I colored it with Distress Ink to match the layout.

I am entering this into Cheery Lynn Design's current Challenge 152 Lace.  Although I didn't add either real lace or cut lace, I think that the deco corner really has a lacy feel to it.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

One more anniversary card

Someone special will be getting this card next week.  I hope the happy couple enjoys it!


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Happy birthday!

Here's a happy birthday card that I whipped up last weekend for a friend's birthday later this month.  I followed the Step x Step directions found on the Frilly and Funkie blog birthday card found here.

Here's my take on the card:

I just love all of the texture on this card.  The paper started out pure white, but with many layers of Distress Ink, I was able to transform it. 


Monday, September 8, 2014