Friday, September 11, 2009

Favorite Embellishment and Embossing

Hi All!

Happy Friday to you! Hope you all had a great week and are looking forward to another weekend. I have a busy day today, I'm getting ready for a craft fair that I'm doing tomorrow. And in true fashion, I've waited until the last minute to gather up my stuff and figure things out! So this will be a rather quick post, if you can post two cards quickly! LOL

Stamp Something

Today's challenge at Stamp Something is to use your favorite embellishment(s) on your project. This should be an easy one for everyone and this week we have Quixotic Paperie back as a sponsor with a fabulous candy prize, one I wish I could win!

I've used the colors of pink and green to fit the challenges at Cute Daisy May and Cute Card Thursday this week. The papers are BasicGrey June Bug. They are a little brighter than papers I typically use, but still pretty.

I've used this image available at SCACD and she's been colored with Copics, highlighted with a white gel pen and I've added gold glitter to highlight her hair. I framed her with my scalloped rectangle Nesties, which fits the ABC challenge of D is for die cuts. Then I've embellished with my favorite silver hardware and a charm and my favorite Prima flowers. I've also added some ribbon.

Just Magnolia

The challenge at Just Magnolia today is to use embossing on your creation. I made my card, had it all done and realized when I was taking the photo that there was no embossing. So, I quickly peeled the image layer apart and did a fun cracked glass technique using some glassy glaze embossing powder and a heat tool. Viola, embossed image! For your creation you can dry or heat emboss, it's up to you!

The papers are SU! Parisian Breeze which are now retired. The sketch is from Paper Take Weekly. I was going for a vintage look so I distressed all the edges and did some faux stitching on some of the layers. I think the cracked glass is a good vintage accent too. So, sometimes mess ups can work out! I've embellished with buttons, Prima roses, felt ribbon, organdy ribbon, pearls, a hat pin with beads, and a swirl piece. All my distressing fits the challenge at La La Land crafts.

Thanks for dropping on over today. I hope you'll join in both challenges at Just Magnolia and Stamp Something this week. You can even combine these challenges! Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy stamping! :)

42 comments:

Erin... said...

2 fabulous cards Denise!! That cracked glass technique looks awesome!!! Love the charm on that hook!! fantastic coloring!! good luck at the craft fair, sell lots of your gorgeous cards!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Denise!! These are BOTH really fab creations hun!! I love the cracked glass tech for that sweet mag image!! :) Love your coloring on the top card as well!! Beautiful image!! And although it "should" be easy to use your fab embellishment, I'll have to give that some thought on just what that would be!! :) HUGS

Deb said...

Both beautiful cards Denise, that is a sweet image on the top, I haven't seen her before and love the sweet Tilda of course. Fab flowers and I love the vintage look!
hope you have a great weekend! hugs Debx

Rach said...

two beautiful cards Denise, fabulous images and i love the colours you have used on the jm card..delish. hugs rachxx

JazzyH said...

Beautiful cards!

Katie Renz said...

Great cards Denise, but I love that Parisian Breeze paper and the distressed look.

Linnie said...

Two stunning cards Denise
Thankyou for coming out to play with Cute Daisy may this week
linniex

Lisa H. said...

ooo, and ahhhh! these are two fabulous cards. I want to win that prize too, it is awesome!

Lisa Foster said...

These are both gorgeous, Denise! Good luck at your craft fair tomorrow! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both Beautiful Denise!! Gorgeous!!! Love the cracked glass technique you used!! Fab coloring!! Good Luck on the craft fair!!

I also want to applaud your generosity and efforts to make money for Paige using that adorable digi. There are so many warm and caring crafters out there!! Thanks for doing something special for this girl and her family! I am sure they are all very appreciative!!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Both cards are super cute! Fantastic colors and I love the cracked glass on the Magnolia! Fun idea! <3

Mina said...

two totally stunning cards Denise...I love the embossing on top of the image, looks fantastic
Mina xxx

Kim Y. said...

Fantastic cards, Denise, as usual! Great distressing!
Thanks so much for playing along at La La Land Crafts! Hope to see more of your creations!
Have a great weekend, Denise!
Kim

dolcreations said...

Both of these cards are beautiful. You have done such a good job. Your colouring is awesome. Love the attention to detail you give your cards. Great job!
Have a great weekend,
Christine

Alysabeth said...

Oh Denise these are lovely:o) You need to go put them in the Kaboodle Doodles challenge "bling it"

Stacey said...

These are lovely cards Denise! I love the gorgeous colours you have used and your images are adorable.

Well done on such fab challenge combining and I hope the craft fayre goes really well for you ~♥~

Alex said...

Both are too too cute Denise!! I love the images and the colors are fabulous! Have a great weekend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

cats whiskers said...

This is fabulous denise I love that image and the crackle galss effect is just fabulous, have a great weekend dear
Hugs Jacqui x

spiritofcreativity said...

Stunning cards Denise, thank you for joining us at CDM again this week
Ann x

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creations Denise. I especially love the stitching and distressing on the second. Have a super duper weekend.
Hugs
Desire

Deanne said...

These are so pretty Denise! Love that cracked treatment!

Deanne

Debbie said...

2 beautiful cards Denise i love the vintage look of the magnolia one,Hugs Debbie x

Violets Corner said...

Fab cards Denise!!! I love that cracked class effect :)

Hugs
Maarit

Shelly said...

Hi Denise! Two very cute cards, but my fave is the second one as i love the papers and the distressing! Good luck with your craft fair.
Hugs Shelly x

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGoodness, what adorable cards Denise! I love them both! Those Whiff of Joy stamps are so sweet, as are the Magnolias. I just love the cracked glass effect and all your distressing. Amazing work!

Thanks for playing in our challenge at La-La Land Crafts! We hope you join us again!

Katie said...

Denise,
Two beautiful cards as always!
Thanks for playing at CDM this week.

Jane Carroll said...

fabulous

thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Dawny P said...

Oh these are so gorgeous chick. Love the image and colours and you did a fab job with the sketch :) Thank you for joining us over at PTW, hugs, Dawny xxx

Helen said...

Fab cards!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Lynn said...

Love both cards...the images are just adorable, and your embellishments add the perfect finishing touch!

Paul said...

Great distressing. Great project for our Distressed Challenge over at La La Land. Thanks for joining in and please call over again for more fun.
TFS
Paul

raindropecho said...

These are both sooo cute! Wow do I love the colors on that Magnolia card!

Sue from Oregon said...

Both cards are lovely and the DP on both set off your darling images! Thanks for joining us this week for the Weekly Wednesday challenge at La La Land!

Marcea said...

Hi sweetie, 2 fabulous cards with such amazing details. Both so pretty and finished perfectly. Glad you also managed to tie this in with LLLC
-x-

Karin said...

2 beautifull card.
Love the colours, papers, images and great details.
thanks for joining LLWWC.

xoxo karin

BA said...

what a fabulous cards Denise!! I love your cracked glass image. absolutely genial
xoxo BA

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Way too sweet!!! Love all the little details and as always your coloring is top notch!!

Maureen said...

Both fabulous cards!! Love all the 'bellies! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Irina said...

Love both of the cards!! Fabulous!! Love your attention to details!! Thank you so much for playing along at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!!
Hugs!!
:) Irina

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Both are darling cards! I especially like the second card with the fab distressing, terrific stitching, and crackle. Thank you very much for joining in on the fun with us at La-La Land Crafts! xx Jane

Annie said...

two gorgeous cards and beautifully coloured. thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

stephanne said...

Both cards are wonderful, papers, perfectly coloured adorable images, embellies, just beautiful!!
Thanks for coming by and visiting my Stamp Something entries :)
Stephanne