Thursday, October 31, 2013

Plaid Tidings!


Here is a plaid sample for you to print out and use for cards. The card I made is in the upper right. The ribbon is from Costco. I made the plaid paper by laying strips of the ribbon side by side and scanning it. Enjoy!
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Friday, October 25, 2013


Congratulations to Kathy Higgs! Your name was chosen at random to win the Spooky Blog Candy. We'll be shipping it today. Watch for more blog candy coming soon.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Spooky Blog Candy!

If you would like to win this spooky blog candy you need to act fast! I will be sending it out to a person chosen at random this coming Friday October 25. Just make a comment here before the end of the day on Friday to be automatically entered. Good luck.
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Monday, October 14, 2013

Hand painted Autum card


Here's one of my favorite techniques is making hand painted backgrounds for cards. I call it NPSR technique, that's "no painting skills required". Here I used three fall colors, a one inch bristle brush, a tile scrubbing brush, Inka Gold and a Copper Pearl Pen both from Viva Decor. As you can see from the first picture I made a bunch of pages for my class this coming Saturday at Scrap 'n Yap in Monrovia. I just painted each brown piece of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock with yellow orange and gold using broad brush strokes. One of the best things about Inka Gold in addition to it's beauty when rubbed directly onto paper is that it's water soluble and can easily be used as a gorgeous transparent water color paint. I splatted copper paint on to each sheet at the end using the tile scrubbing brush. After the card stock is dry you can cut it up or punch out shapes and use it for card making or scrapbooking. I like to make lots of different color combinations so I have a ready supply of background papers. Enjoy!

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