Archive for the ‘Doily Quilt’ Category

Happiness Always

June 1, 2010

I know…..its been a long time since my last entry.  My life is pretty busy, and I have another blog  www.codfashion.wordpress.com.    I have been busy creating even if I am not sharing. 

The first two cards that I would like to share with you use the SU watercolor trio,  this is a stunning set, hard to resist……

One of my new mantra’s is to use up my “hoard” of supplies…that does not mean that new paper, stamps and embellishments cannot be acquired, just that the stash needs to be consumed…I have to stop “saving it”.   I actually made 6 cards using bits and pieces of the same design,  I’m sharing my most favorites.  I think they will make great birthday cards, anniversary cards, etc..

From the stash:

Stamps:  SU watercolor trio

Paper: SU confetti white CS, Prima 2010 watercolor rainbow “whimsy” DP, and watercolor paper

Tools: EK Punch, Deckle Frame

Embellies: Prima flowers, pebbles, SU Hodgepodge Hardware, Leaf Pins – Joann Fabrics, Ribbon, lace and netting from stash

Technique:  Stamping with watercolor paper….used SU markers to paint on the color,  sprayed WCP with water…pressed stamp into water soaked paper then stamp onto a dry area of the WCP, to allow the image to bleed abit….every image is a little different, part of the charm and sophistication of the stamp.  I also inked my dp and cs and wcp with an olive ink….also inked the velvet ribbon to give it a vintage look.

If you want to see a great way to use up your stash, go to….     http://retrospection.typepad.com/ , she has a wonderful tutorial — her layering techniques are outstanding.   I just finished a doily quilt for my Aunt,  I’ll post it after Christine finishes hers.  I could make a 100 of these.

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