Saturday, September 27, 2014

ATC Exchange - Fall Leaves

Mandy invited me to join her ATC exchange and the topic is "fall leaves" this time. I have many leaf stamps and take me a while to pick this Hero Arts leaves set to make my ATC. Here is the ATC I made:

I used Distress ink pads to color both leaf stamps and use water brush to brush some dark colors on the stamps, then I stamped the leaves on the ATC. So, both leaves have some shading on the edges and stems. After the leaves are dry, I stamp the text background with black Archival ink pad on the upper left and bottom right corner. Then, I brushed some Antique Linen Distress ink pad on the upper left and bottom right corner as well. The final touch is I spray the Tsukineko frost sheer shimmer spritz onto the whole ATC to make it a shimmery and frosty look. It's very pretty once you see it in person. It gives me the frosty leaves look. Below is the photo of ATCs I made (I made total 20 ATCs):

Hope all the people who joined this ATC exchange will love my work. 

Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink Pads: Distress ink pads, Archival ink pad
Others: frosty shimmer spritz, water brush

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Crystal Lilac Shadow Bracelet & Earrings Set

Here is the beaded crystal bracelet and earrings set I made using Swarovski Crystal Lilac Shadow bicones and mauve color pearls. Lilac, lavender, and purple are my favorite colors. So, I will definitely wear this set very often. Here is the finished set:

And below is a closer look of the earrings:

Then here is the closer looks of the bracelet:

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Welcome Autumn - Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Paper Smooches has the Anything Goes challenge for this week. Autumn is always my favorite season of the year. So, I decided to make an autumn look card to attend the challenge. Here are the challenge photos:

And below is the card I made:

The background gradient color stripe was made with masking technique and different colors of Distress ink pads. I die cut the maple leaf and colored with Distress ink as well. Then I use the clear foam adhesive (Kool Tak) to attach the maple leaf on top of the gradient color stripe. It creates a dimensional and tone-on-tone look. Love it. Finish the card by stamping the "welcome autumn" text and a little leaf from the Autumn Groves set. Here is another look of the card:

Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink Pads: Distress ink pads, Memento
Dies: Paper Smooches
Others: clear foam adhesive, masking tape

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Foxy Foxes Challenge - The Moxie Fab World

When I saw this Foxy Foxes Challenge, I know I have to show this faux cross-stitched card to attend this challenge. I got this fox cross-stitch pattern from internet and I used the little "x" stamp in the "Needle Little Love" set of Paper Smooches to stamp the stitches. Below is the fox pattern and the stamp set.

And here is the finished card:

The background stamp is from Hero Arts and I stamped with white ink on the kraft cardstock background. I die cut the stamp stitched fox and the greeting with two different sizes of hexagon dies. Brushed the two hexagon borders with orange and brown ink. Attach some enamel dots to finish the card.

Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Paper Smooches, Hero Arts
Ink Pads: Stampin' Up, Memento
Dies: MTF
Others: enamel dots, foam dots, cross-stitch pattern

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