Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Birthday Changito

A friend of mine just came back from Africa where she worked as a pastor for a while. So I wanted to create some Africa-inspired birthday card for her, and Changito was just perfect because I had some salt an pepper pots looking like little apes sitting in a banana boat as birthday present for her...
The Changito clear stamps are by Stampendous. They are stamped with palette Noir and colored with tombow markers. The sentiment is handwritten. I used some green natural paper for the background and added some raffia instead of a usual bow.

Snail Birthday Mail

Crazy times here... seems like someone pushed the fast forward button in my life and I just can't find a way to stop it. So I missed the birthday of a former colleague, and I'm so sorry about that. I stamped her a snail card for some late congrats - hope she likes it and excuses my forgetfulness...
The snail stamp is by Whipper Snapper Designs. I stamped it with versamark ink and embossed it with black powder, then I colored the image with Tombow markers. The sentiment is stamped with Palette Noir ink. The design paper is by Basic Grey.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

An Affair to Remember

Happy New Year everybody!

After winning the Audrey Award of the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge last week, I wanted to take part in this week's challenge, too: An Affair to Remember. Now I'm a little bit late, nevertheless... I love this movie, and I was inspired from the New York skyline and wanted to use this stamp which has been laying in my drawer for years (I don't know the manufacturer, maybe Lost Coast Designs, but I'm not sure about that, sorry!) ... I stamped it with Palette Noir ink onto some glossy cardstock and heatset the ink. Then I brushed some highlights on the buildings with Teykol (a resist medium), then sponged the background with Adirondack inks. I hope I could catch the sunset mood... I added a metallic heart brad on which I wrote "My Love Affair" with a white jelly pen. The background card is cuttlebug embossed.