Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Night & Day Card

Hi there! I was having fun with my new Night & Day DSP, and was so happy that SU has come out with black and white designer papers. How cool can that be? The sentiment comes from one of my favorite SU sets, "God's Blessings". The image in the center came from "Pocket Silhouettes", was stamped using Real Red ink. My ribbon came from Michaels. The large and small daisy punches are my old Fiskar punch - still had not found anything better to replace it! Plus I brought out a bigger-size clear Swarovski crystal as the flower center - added some bling to it!
Enjoy the day!

Tile Coaster Project

Hello there! Here's the story behind these tiles: my two younger children announced yesterday morning that they were bored! They saw me dusting off a pack of 4x4 tumbled tiles I bought almost a year and a half ago, and they asked - what are those, mom? I answered that these were tiles. They asked again - what will you do with them? I replied, I'm thinking of stamping on them.... And my kids go, can we, mom? can we? Ugh, so the tiles that I had intended to stamp on for myself got divvied up and the two youngsters used up two each. Holy moley. They sat at my dining table, totally engrossed in stamping and "painting" (actually using blender pens) to their little hearts' delight! I was happy to note, that it was a productive morning.... LOL!

The first one is what my 4-year old son did. He chose a car stamp from the retired set "By Land". I helped him use the Stazon ink and stamp the car on the tile. He then added the colors he liked. He chose blue and yellow from the Chalk palette and when he was done, I simply had to sponge more around the car, so that the colors will pop out more.... Do you like the little hearts he drew?

This second tile is what my 8-year old daughter finished. The stamp is from the "Asian Artistry" set, a Level 2 Hostess set. She colored the bird a bit bluish, and then sponged the area with blue and pink. I thought that was pretty!

While the youngsters were busy, I actually finished two tiles! Imagine that! I stayed with the Asian theme, also used the "Asian Artistry" set, but I made my colors purple.

This is my other tile. The set I used is from "Dream Garden" - loved that girl in the kimono dress. When I first saw this set in the catalog, oh me oh my - I knew I gotta have it! It's a wonderful thing that Stampin' Up came out with two Asian sets this year....

The only thing the tiles lack is the cork coaster underneath, I'm having a hard time finding those things.... Well, if I don't get my hands on them soon enough, I will probably put "fuzzy feet" on them... For complete directions on making tiles like these, go here.

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