Monday, July 30, 2012

Women Of Strength

Hello Everyone
I would like to share this canvas I altered using three stamps from Cleopatra and Friends. The three stamps selected are Imogen, Cordelia and Portia. Portia in particular has been cropping up on a few pieces of art and I will have something else very soon to share where Portia takes the spotlight on her own.
I built up lots of layers on the canvas to achieve colour and texture. I wanted the appearance of broken plaster/stucco.
Cordelia is shown below.
Another stamp set utilised is Cartolina Postale. This is a really useful set to have, a stamp set that can be overlooked yet is excellent for backgrounds, etc.
There are more photographs displayed on my personal blog, Adorn.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Butterfly Kisses

I made this 12" x 12" wall art tonight got my little 'Mutchkin' who had an accident today at daycare.   Thought she could use some cheering up, so some 'butterfly kisses' from Mom for a speedy recovery were the doctor's orders.

For the main focal image, I used the adorable Butterfly Kiss photostamp by The Stampsmith. This stamp comes in a couple different sizes, I used the large size (2.75" x 4").  This stamp also comes in a small size (1.25" x 2") which is great for smaller projects, as well.

For now, this is is just mounted on a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock, but sometimes, it's fun to frame your art work, too, or you can apply it to a canvas frame for a more artsy look.  Just have fun with it! 

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Lazy Days of Summer

Good evening crafters, I hope that everyone is having a good week. Tomorrow is Friday, TGIF!!! I completed a DT project for The Stampsmith this evening. I created this card rather quickly, I guess I am inspired…lol. Here is a sneak peek of what I created for Estelle:

I created this card using Estelle's wonderful Marilyn image from her plate of rubber called, Marilyn Monroe #2 Rubber Stamp Sheet.  For details on how I created this project, drop over to my blog.  Drop over to Estelle's site to check out all of her fabulous stamped images.
Thanks for peeking in!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Good afternoon crafters, I wanted to pop on here and post a card I created this morning.  My anniversary is coming up this summer and I wanted to create a card for Jim.  I used a stamp from Estelle's plate of rubber called Wedding Bells Art Rubber Stamps. Drop over to her site to see all of her wonderful creations.  Here is a peek at what I created:

If you are interested in seeing what I used to create this card, drop over to my blog:

Thanks for peeking in!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Take Time to Smell the Roses

I have a summery creation to share with you tonight. One of my co-workers asked me to create a card for her for a friend, something happy, peaceful and summer-like. This is the card I came up with. Do you think it works? :)

I used Camelia for my main focal image. Isn't she lovely?  This photo stamp is sold as a single by The Stampsmith.  I distressed all the edges of the cardstock and patterned paper and then some fun buttons, beautiful lace and a pretty like butterfly die cut finish off the embellishing.

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Over the Moon

Hi Smithies,
Today's card is made using the single stamp "Over the Moon".  I stamped with black dye ink on glossy white CS.   I went with the circus feeling I get from this image and used a harlequin decorative paper.

For more photos and details, click over to my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  Have a great day with lots of stamping!!
Karen McAlpine

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Where She Keeps Her Secrets

Hello Everyone
One of my favourite sets at the moment is Cleopatra & Friends . The images are stunning to work with.
This is my second piece of artwork using Portia.
I was in need of making a gift for an art friend so I altered a box with Portia taking centre stage on the lid.
To decorate the sides I used one of the stamps from Carte Postale.
Further details on my Blog, Adorn.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Merry Kissmas

Hi Smithies!
It is Christmas in July over on the Stampsmith Challenge blog!  What a way to beat the heat.  Here is my design team project for the challenge.  I used the Butterfly Kisses (Large) single stamp.  The challenge runs all month, so join the fun and cool off with some Christmas creations.

I also used the optional element of using Summer Colors for my card.  For more details and photos check out my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  Hope you are having a great day!
Karen McAlpine

Peace on their Wings

Hello Everyone
For the July challenge at The Stampsmith Challenge Blog we are asking you to create Christmas In July . There is a bonus for July, if you create with summer colours your name will be entered twice into the Prize Draw for $21 to spend at The Stampsmith store.
For my DT sample I created a card using a beautiful stamp from Christmas Card Sheet #1. The image was stamped onto pattern paper and the sentiment stamped again so I could create a raised greeting.

A beautiful band of lace was added along with pink ribbon with snowflake design and other embellishment in pastel colours.
Have fun with this challenge!

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Smile, it's a happy day!

This sweet, little angel is called Butterfly Kisses from The Stampsmith.  Doesn't she just bring a smile to your face?  :)  I have the larger version of this stamp but this is the first time I've used the smaller version of her.  She's just too sweet!  

I made the flower and added the sentiment, 'smile' to the inside.  The lace doily is a diecut and I added lots of chocolate pearls finish off the embellishing.

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Dear Santa, I Can Explain.....

Good evening all, here is my project for this months challenge.  I opted to use my Rita Hayworth Art Rubber Stamp for this project.  I had a lot of fun creating this project.  Drop over to my blog for details on this project.

 Estelle has soooo many wonderful stamps to choose from on her site, drop over and check out all the lovely stamps that she has to offer.
Thanks for peeking in!

Monday, July 02, 2012

Wedding Couple

Hi Smithies,
Today I wanted to share a cute wedding card I made for my neighbor.  I used the sweet couple form the Thank Heaven for Little Girls #1 Full Sheet.  I stamped with black dye ink on glossy white CS.

For more photos and details, click over to my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  Have a super day!!
Karen McAlpine