Friday, December 30, 2011

A Sneak Peek and a Birthday Gift!!

I just finished and mailed out some swap cards today! This card was inspired by a card I saw by Mercedes Weber. I was supposed to used the Mixed Bunch set, but I also wanted to use some of the fun new accessories that are going to be in our upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog!

Here's a close-up of the flower that is punched on the two outside layers (with the new Blossom Punch), and then hand-cut on the two inner layers. I used Poppy Parade ink on Calypso Coral card stock to make it pop a little (more than Calypso ink on Calypso card stock). - And the super cool brad in the center is a Sneak Peek from the Sale-A-Bration goods that will be available in late January!

Here you can see the new Adorning Accents Embossing Folder (it made the cool embossed wavy line along the bottom), and the Adorning Accents Edgelit die (that made the coordinating cut on the Designer Paper to go with the embossed line). - I love all this new coordinating stuff!! And the saying is from one of my favorite sets - Petite Pairs!

And here's a special gift I got a couple weeks ago...

A couple weeks ago it was my birthday - and this was a gift from my son! He's taking Ceramics in high school this year. He's brought home a few projects he's made - a pinch pot and a soap dish, a square lidded container. All really nice projects for a guy that I don't consider that artsy!! But then he brought home this plate for me - and I was a little blown away! The detail... the paint color is awesome... It looks like a whole different level of Ceramics from him!

Here's a closer look at the detail of one of the angels, and the details around it. Pretty cool, huh? So when I asked him how he did it - he said that he sort of stamped it! :) He laid it over a plate that had that impression on it and pressed it down to pick up the image - trimmed the edges and pulled it off. Then it was heated (however they do in Ceramics - I never have done it!), and he painted it. I Love it - and an artist in the making! :)

Thanks for stopping by,



Lynn said...

LOVE what you've done with your new goodies! Don't have the new punch & stamp set yet but can't wait to get it.

Agustina said...

Can't wait for class :) Love the colors and all the new goodies we will be playing with. OMG your birthday present is awesome, way to go Alex!! Beautiful plate and I love the color!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this card and I can't wait to make it.
Tell Alex, A+!
Happy belated birthday.

K Murray said...

Awesome Julie. Great job from you son too.