Friday, November 27, 2009

Blissful Kit

Here are some more creations with Serendipity's latest papercrafting kit.
This card is a 5" square card made from PTI's ocean tides cardstock. The background paper is TPC Studio's Ancestral Key Stripe, and the flip side is the brown mat around the main image that has a nice script. The cream mat is a shiny paper. I used TweetyJill's stamp set called Song Birds that has a mix of birds and butterflies. I love the set because it is an unmounted rubber set with a cushion, that stamps so nicely with a clear block. I love seeing exactly where my stamps are stamping!
And this is the inside of the card. I always love a stripe at the top.

I got the idea for this cute little card set from Debbie Olson, I just love her set found here. It uses the Nestabilities Labels 8, with a 1/4" clear box cut in half between the TPC Studio's Ancestral Bird Flourish paper. I also used the Labels 8 on PTI ocean and speckled cream cardstocks to make the cards, and then folded in half. i used the next smaller nestie for the patterned paper, with its flipside on the fronts of the cards, and then stamped "thanks" script from A Muse.

i used the second smallest nestie to make the fastener, and then used a magnetic closure to keep it closed.

With the next few photos, I thought i would share one thing I learned in a photography class about composition technique; and how i chose which part of the paper that I wanted to use for the outside cover of my box. It is the "active space" rule. ( that i also learned could be broken.) Anyway, this is the space in front of a moving object. Like below, the space behind is called "dead space". Your eye naturally moves to where the object is going. Below, this bird is going nowhere.
The next 2 birds are actually going somewhere.
Working with the way your viewer will instinctively view your image helps create balance, drama, and anticipation.

So i went with the upper bird, for the cover. I hope this helps you with your composition.
Remember, you can get all these products at Kim's shop, Serendipity, in Henderson, KY.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Blissful Papercrafting Kit Blog Hop

it is time for another blog hop! Kim has the new "Blissful" papercrafting kit, now available, at Serendipity. you should have come to my post thru Michelle's.
the new kit includes:
  • 2 each Papertrey Ink cardstock: Ocean Tides, Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream
  • Shimmer Cream
  • 12x12 TPC Studio: Bird Flourish: Teal Brocade, Key Stripe, Bird Brocade
  • 12x12 My Mind's Eye: French Flea Market, Fulfilled, Simply Plaid
  • 2 Vanilla Latte Scented Tags
  • 3 small Shipping Tags
  • Custom Dew Drop Mix in Maya Road Journey Tin
  • 3 yds satin ribbon
  • 1 yd May Arts brown leaves
  • 3 Bazzill chipboard scrolls

so, this is my first creation with the kit. i loved it so much, as you can see, i made a portion of it my new blog banner. i used the PTI ocean tides cardstock, along with the Bella Bella French Flea Market paper. The brown mat is the opposite side of the TPC Ancestral Teal Brocade, and you can see it has a subtle script. i also did some faux sewing: i pierced the paper and then used a white pencil.

the main images are from a Flourishes stamp set called Waterlilies. and i stamped it on the speckled cream paper using Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

More Penguins

here is another whipper snapper card. dave liked this one better because the penguins are lighter in color than the previous one. another proving my love of buttons.