C-Shore Creations, Inc. dba Your Stamping Cottage
Saturday, May 31, 2008
I belong to an altered art club called "Altered State of Mind". We've done "tip-in's", tags, and all kinds of cool things. Currently, we're going through Bernie Berlin's ATC book and playing with the different techniques. In April, the technique in the book was all about watercolor and baby wipes. I took some of the paper that I created with this technique and made this ATC. I stamped the flower image on it, adding some bling, (gotta love the bling!). I also stamped this really cool flower stamp by DRS. It has a place where you can cut the center out to run ribbon through it. My LSS got 5 of them in and of course I have to buy all 5. One is a butterfly and I'm sure that will be the next one I use. On the butterfly, you feed the ribbon through the body. Anyway, back to the ATC, I used clear embossing powder and glitter on the petals of the "ribbon flower". I then used Tim Holtz's distressing tool on the edges and inked the edges with Ranger's Dusty Concord Distress Ink for a much darker edge. Unfortunately, with the dark background, it's kinda hard to see the dark edges.
Enjoy your last day of May 2008. Make it an unbelievable day, doing whatever your heart desires, 'cause you will never have this day again! Go create something and get off the computer!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
So the thought for the day is, when you look at a stamp, think of what else it might be when you stamp it. Let your imagination take you to other places, and you might be pleasantly surprised. I hope you like it.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Back at the beginning of the month I taught a class at my LSS on the Victorian Box and Medallion from Holly Berry House. I prestamped/embossed all the cardstock. In class we cut the pieces out and glittered them up and put them together. They are really pretty. I'm currently working on one using Twinkling H2O's. It's really pretty and I will post it here when I get it done. (hopefully, I'll time to play in my studio the next week) These are great stamps and make beautiful boxes. I stamped the medallion numerous times and cut them out, graduating in sizes down. I used pop dots to attach the different layers. I used red line tape to put the box together and it makes a beautiful gift box. I absolutely love Holly Berry House stamps! They are so detailed. I hope you enjoy this beautiful weekend and I hope where ever you may be this Memorial Day weekend, that you take a moment to tell someone important to you, that they are special to you!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I peered inside and thought the plant looks really weird. Like it was mushed (is that a word?) down. Then I looked closer, and you guessed right, a nest with eggs. The robin doesn't like it when I water the plant, but oh, well, she's living here rent free, so I guess she'll have to deal witht the inconvenience. No piece of art that I could create would be as beautiful as what God has done. His miracles constantly amaze me!