Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Last March Challenge from Quietfire

This challenge was to use a stamped background on a tag, ACT etc. (see challenges at Quietfire). I used a combination of the alpha stamps from Quietfire to stamp the SEA; I used Glimmer Mist as the background on the chipboard (ok, so I am addicted..isn't admitting it the first step?), stamped the SEA with Brillance Pearlescant Beige and then embossed.

I am leaving on a cruise Sat. and will absolutely use this tag on one of my pages for my album!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Quietfire Challenge Two for March: buttons

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I could not resist these teeny tags (3 1/4 x 1 3/4) and the envelope and have been saving them for something special. I plan on incorporating these into the layout about my grandmother's garden for my Nana Album. This album is coming along faster than I had imagined, thanks to Quietfire design and these fun challenges.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Quietfire challenge one for March

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The challenge was to mist something and stamp it with one of Suzanne's wonderful stamps. I just got mine in the mail yesterday so set to work ASAP! I used Glimmer Mist over the embossed 6x6 chipboard cover to an album I am doing for our anniversary this coming June 1. I then sanded off the embossed edges. I stamped Love with Suzanne's Gentle Thoughts letters (www.quietfiredesign.com) and filled them in with Krylon gold ink applied with a paint brush. I used Brilliance Crimson Copper applied with a dauber to create the 'suede' look on the edge and in the title center. I masked the title block and misted Ritzy Ditzy Glitz in Patina over the entire cover.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


I found out about danglies from the very creative ladies at Quietfire. There is going to be a swap this coming May and I want to play a bit before I decide which type to do. It seems it is pretty much the sky is the limit but appears to be something that dangles (obviously) and perhaps can be worn as a jewelry.

Today I played with some small glass tags I bought eons ago from Somerset Studio's Shoppe. I stamped both sides of the tiny tag (1 1/2 inch by 1 inch) and then filled in the grapes with alcohol inks and the leaves with a dye slightly touched with a metallic liquid ink. On the reverse side, I stamped a wine glass and using Eggplant Alcohol ink from Adirondack, I 'filled' the glass half way.

It is hard to get the full effect of how pretty this turned out with the two images and the colors as we have an overcast day here and the glass piece is so very tiny but I hope you get the idea.

Love play days!