Sunday, July 24, 2011

Memory Box Collection

Memory Box supplies from StampinEJ
I was so excited to get my package filled with beautiful new stuff from Memory Box this month!  I immediately fell in love with the new Woven Circle Die and I knew I would have to use it on almost every card I made that week.  It's deceptively simple but you can see I used it to make a flower, a scalloped border and a frill to put behind my sentiment.  I had fun punching it out of book paper (from a Jane Austen novel) and patterned cardstock (the oh-so-pretty Valise 6x6 collection from Memory Box) and putting it everywhere I could! 

Memory Box supplies from StampinEJ
I started by stamping the lovely Birch branch onto some aqua cardstock and added some pretty Valise collage paper for the background.  I stuck a bit of edged paper lace on the side and tied with a ribbon.  I knew the text-page flower would be the perfect focal point.  I used a vintage rhinestone button from my collection and three layers of punched papers.

Memory Box supplies from StampinEJ
My second attempt at using the die had me cutting it out of the same cardstock I used for the background.  If you look closely you can see how I matched the cardstock medallion to the same part of the full-sized sheet that is the background.  Then I popped the sentiment with foam tape after inking the edges.  The background sheet is colored with Copic markers and then the Birch Branch is stamped and embossed using colored ink and clear EP.  The whole thing is mounted on the prettiest-ever tangerine cardstock.

Memory Box supplies from StampinEJ
For my next card I thought it would be fun to make a scalloped edge.  For some reason this one reminds me of the Spirograph drawings I used to do as a child.  I love the look of the swirls against the black.  I stamped the tree onto the paper and then darkened and enhanced it by coloring with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  I added gold and coral colored pearls for fun.  The sentiment is stamped onto two strips of washi tape for a different effect.

Memory Box and TH20 supplies from StampinEJ
For my final Memory Box card I skipped the die and embossed the forest two times onto some Bristol paper.  Then I colored using my Twinkling H20 watercolor paints.  You can look at the detail to see how it shimmers.  I mounted the sheet behind some torn Valise paper and added a sentiment.

Memory Box and TH20 supplies from StampinEJ
I hope you enjoyed my projects today because I sure had fun making them!

Memory Box Supplies Used:
Patterned Cardstock -Valise 6x6 (10136)
Stamps - Stand of Trees (E1759), Tree of Blooms (G1769), Makes Me Smile (B1765), Birch Branch Print (G1720)
Die - Woven Circle (98114)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 10th Blog Hop

Welcome to our A Muse Studio Blog Hop for Krystie's Muses group.  If you want to go to the beginning go to Kathy's Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!  Today I am featuring a card that uses the pretty Sea Shells Set.  It is on sale until July 15th. You can also get a limited edition "Seaglass" paper pack that includes 4 sheets each of 5 lovely papers; Bermuda, Latte', Sky, Lichen and Sage.
All supplies available from my A Muse Studio Webstore.
Paper - Bermuda, Shell, Late, Amethyst
Stamps - Sea Shells, Essential Sentiments
Other - Ivory Pearls, Diamond Glitter, Spring Washi Tape
Ink - Ocean, Sky, Latte', Shell

Your next stop is KRISTEN'S BLOG

Here is the blog list in order:
Kathy Hatzke
Lisa Chapman
Lianna Vigil (YOU ARE HERE!)

Saturday, July 02, 2011

A Muse Studio Blog Hop

Welcome to another edition of the A Muse Studio Blog Hop.  Happy Independence Day if you are from the US or if not I hope you have a great weekend doing what you love best!  If you are participating in the blog hop, you should have come from Anna Keyes' blog and if not, then you should start from the beginning with Samantha's blog until you come to my blog.

All suplies from A Muse Studio available at my Webstore.
Today I chose a festive color palette of Red, White and Blue but I added a little yellow for fun!  I made the dots and stripes border using a red Copic marker and finished it off with a sweet sentiment and a little bit of stripes.  This card reminds me of stars and stripes with some flowers and fireworks thrown in for good measure! Hope you enjoy your fireworks, everyone!

Now on to your next stop Patty Mowery's blog.