Friday, July 29, 2011
The "v" neck of the shirt is made from Stampin up's photo corner punch and the triangles for the raglan sleeve is from Stampin up's tag punch which I cut to make triangles. Again the tag punch was used for the pocket and sizzix for the numbers and letters. Nestabilities for the ball and sentiment. I used Tim Holtz distressed inks to make the ball a little "used" and outlined the stitching on the ball with red marker. Just added some buttons to finish off the shirt.
Since we are in Red Sox country, just couldn't resist a little teasing for the inside of the card. But I figured by the time Hal got this card, who knows, probably the Yankees will be in first place and Hal's birthday will be perfect!! Happy Birthday brother!!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
|An alley in the Mission District|
Thursday, July 14, 2011
|Todd & Linda's entrance|
|Mark & Andy|
|Entrance to Peak's Island|
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Valita's had a tutorial on her blog for a trellis card that you may want to see. I haven't seen it yet but I will because I kept thinking while I was making this that there must be an easier way. I just flew by the seat of my pants on this one. Cutting out 1/8" strips and weaving them and then gluing them diagonally on the back of a top note cut out. The flowers are what I am most proud of!! I have to thank my sister, Connie, for showing me this book. I know she has used it too and loved it. The flowers are Echinaceas from my new "Paper Bouquet" book by Susan Tierney Cockburn. The flowers in her book are so authentic looking, amazingly beautiful! The flowers did take a while to do because you have to pinch each petal and then cup the centers. The stamen (centers) are the little suns that you need to cut in half and then cup and place with tweezers in the center. Punch 3 flowers and 5-7 suns depending how you like the stamens to look. The sentiment "Happy Birthday" is from JustRite stamps. The leaves along the side are sizzix "little leaves".
My next project from this book is going to be Asters. I just love, love, love flowers!!!
|These are the punches I used!|