I'm so happy to have you visit today!
The weather in Colorado is slowly warming up; and we seem (I say seem : ) to be heading into Spring!
I just have a few cards to share. I needed some of everything (birthday, Mothers Day, Anniversary...) and was blessed with some inspiration (from YOU! : ) and a bit of my own) to get these done in time.
Though I do enjoy many paper-crafting styles, my cardmaking
has almost always followed the 'grungier' vintage style. I am not sure what it is, but as I work I am forever trying to make it look like it came out of an old deteriorated box in the attic!
Water-stained and edges crumbling as I unwrap it from Grandma's 1934 newspaper. *sigh*
The papers were a gift~ from a dear and talented scrapbook friend named Marylou. We are sisters in the Lord~ You can see her gorgeous gallery @ Scrapbook.com --> Meggies Nana
This will be a MOTHER'S DAY card for my sweet mom.
I added a branch die-cut, (from Memory Box) resin bird (Prima brand) and the postal stamp was also a gift from my friend. I made the nest : ) from excelsor (?sp) and the eggs I made with a bit of 'Homemade' texture paste - the recipe is found here @ Gabrielle's beautiful blog: > Such A Pretty Mess She is found on several Design Teams (scrapbooking) and posts Youtube video's for "How-To's" and more. I love her blog because she often shows her processes - and I find that so helpful!
I like to "see" what you did! Hers is one of the very first blogs I ever discovered, and she is magnificently talented! : )
Along the right side of her blog is a long list of tutorials she offers~
The eggs did need a few hours to dry. Then I lightly dotted them with colored felt markers~
I used a honeycomb stencil, and some blue Prills , bit of paint, ink and glitters.
Here's a second card created from the collection of papers sent from my scrapbook friend~
This is for a precious sister-in-law and her hubby.
I was inspired by a card I saw at a blog I follow sometimes;--> The Key To A DreamI liked the shapes and so adapted a card from Hama's inspiration.
I have wanted to use the pressed flowers I made quite a while back for a Springtime card! So here it is.
Alan made a flower press for me many years ago and would help me press (these) Jonny-Jump-Up's, and Pansies. I like the look of a real flower; don't you? Color's still vibrant after 2 years.
My layers are: cardstock, tan tissue, bits of laces & cloth, scrapbook papers, chipboard, pressed flowers and some stamping, embellishments and distressed & inked edges.
And here is just a close up of my grungy corner.
(They are the kindest and best of people! to quote an old movie : )
This card was created with Prima brand papers. I believe it is their "Almanac" & "Printery" collections; unfortunately both are discontinued : /
That postal stamp from Marylou had been so much fun to use! I like to add 'postage' to my stuff~ There are bits of white & tan burlap and corrugated board - along with some cut-outs from the collection. The black scalloped edging is a punch.
My thanks to you!! for taking time to stop in and visit. I hope for you a beautiful day and week ahead~