Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Steampunk published!

Wow!  I am so honored that Just Cards has published my very FIRST attempt at Steampunk!  That was the post where I thought I'd missed it by a mile.  Evidently Just Cards did not agree with me.

And to refresh your memory, here's my project... (sorry the exposure is a bit off)

A few close-ups...

I love the whole Steampunk look, but find that I have to labor over it.  It's not my genre, but perhaps if I play with it more, I could find myself totally immersed in this media.

Ciao for now!

Ciao Bella! 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tired of Washi tape yet?

I'm sorry -- am I boring you with all my Washi tape adventures?  I've just completed this class with a total of 22 students working with Washi tape, so someone besides me likes this stuff!  Here's the class we just completed.

The card on the left was shown before -- that was my first time trying this fabulous glitter Washi tape.  The blue butterfly picture was done using a butterfly die and combining it with the "pillow" technique background.

The card on the left was the first card I had made with the tape on hand at the store.  This was a very popular card for some unexplained reason -- maybe because it was so easy?  The one on the right is done with that fabulous gold glitter Washi, narrow gold ribbon and the gold polka dotted Washi again.

We had to have something to put all these lovely cards in, so I created this box...

I have since changed the design a bit by adding white glitter to the embossed areas on the box top.  It looks much nicer than this one.  More flowers were made using various dies and Washi Tape. 

I hope you enjoyed adventures in Washi land.  I'll probably be showing more!  I'd better -- I own a box full of it now!  We crafters are such collectors, aren't we?

Ciao for now!

Ciao Bella!