May 25, 2009

Arigato (Thanks card)

Hi! I've been busy on my work since May has begun. :(
But I do wanted to entry the 'GoGreen' challenge of the Hero Arts, this week. Because I always think and do for saving energy.
So I took 2 hours only tonight for making a card by using wrapping papers for the flowers, the confectioneries' package or wrapping paper, calenders, A4 size envelopes which I received and kept for recycling.

This is the card, 'Arigato (Thanks card)'.
The Asian Frames is actually a left over items. (I made it before, but I didn't use it.)
The Dots and Flowers was Heat embosseing with white powder on a flower photo calender of 2008, the washi papers that are red, dark purple, and black are the Japanese Sweets's packages. I rolled up and made them like sticks. (Only red paper was heat-embossed with gold.)
The image of this design is 'hair accessories'. The Asian Frames is likened to a chignon cap, and 3 rolled paper sticks and a yellow paper are likened to ornamental hairpins.

stamp used:
HA Design Blocks Dots and Flowers / S5213
HA Clear Design Asian Frames / CL275
HA Clear Design Thank You Sayings / CL341
Stamper Anonymous

paper: American Craft Cardstock (for card base)

Ink & embossing powder:
Tsukineko StazOn / Jet Black, VersaMark
Ranger Distress Ink / Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Worn Lipstick
Ranger Perfect Pearls / Blue Patina, Embossing Powder / Sea Foam

QuicKutz A2 embossing folder / Stripes Label

Recycled Items:
Flower Photo Calender 2008, Flower Wrapping papers,
The Japanese sweet's washi wrapping papers and packages, A4 size envelopes
Left over items (ricrac, Yellow HA notecard, Bazzill white smooth cardstock)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

May 18, 2009

Gift Set (IMAGINE, ..... - Dots-)

Hi! Finally Sunday evening, I could took my time for creating.
So I made this gift set (card, box, and paper bag) to join the Hero Arts 'Dots' challenge.

Actually I was gonna make only a dots-design colorful card. But when I finished it, I came to want making others. Don't you think this 3 words 'Imagine, Play, Create' is so good when we present materials or something to friends?

This is the project, 'Gift Set (IMAGINE, PLAY, CREATE - Dots-)'
Stamped 4 sizes of circles and a doted circle stampes with 3 set of Chalk Queue (used several colors), and a stamp of the Floral Accent set with StazOn Black Cherry.
The mini paper clips with beads was used for a card and a paper bag like a ribbon slider or a stopper.
I used white paper for the card front, dark brown for the back. The paper bag is also 2-tone.

stamp used:
HA DA: Floral Accent / LP105
HA Clear Design Mix & Match Elements/ CL266
HA Clear Design Dots and Letters / CL070
Hampton Art

paper: Bazzill Basics & American Craft Cardstock

Ink & embossing powder:
Tsukineko StazOn / Black Cherry
Ranger Distress Ink / Antique linen
Memories / White dye ink
ColorBox Chalk Queue (several) / Primary Elements, Christmas, Misty Meadow

Accessories: ideaology / mini paper clip, bead, ribbon

Thanks for looking! :)

May 11, 2009

I Appreciate You (Misty Garden)_inspired by Lin

Tonight, I made this one inspired by Lin's card. Lin is well known to everyone in the HA Flickr group, and she is just a lady in the news. - She creates so elegant and soft works, and has amazing skill of cutting works. she is really one of a busy stamper. I've been admiring her talent since we met.
She made a lovely card for me taking on one of my cards, and introduced mine the other day. (I was so surprised and HAPPY!).
So I made this card with my BIG THANK YOU to her by using the same two stamp she showed us in 2 works (The one is here, and the other is here.) in the past.
The Inkadinkado's bird stamp is the one I've got it at almost the same time when she opened her work to the public on the web, and I didn't use it at all at that time.
Thanks for the inspiration, Lin!!! I've been enjoying to use this combination many times since I saw your work. (I tried another background stamps - other manufacturer's included -, but I've ever found the combibation better than this.)

This is the card,
'I Appreciate You (Misty Garden Pattern)_inspired by Lin'.

*I thought about quite a while whether I opened this card to the public or not, because this one is very close to her work. But I wanted to express my appriciation to her. So I opened this one on this blog and the Flickr.

彼女は手馴れたスタンパーさんで、綺麗な作品を多数公開されている方なのですが、制作スピードもすごく速い! そして、驚く程のカットワークの技の持主です。彼女の作風やお人柄等々、いろいろな面で出会った頃から尊敬している方です。そしてまさに、只今時の人で、アチコチのWEBサイトでフィーチャーされていらっしゃいます。

This is a closeup view.
  Three flowers I put is a part of the Misty Garden Pattern. I use the Distress inks with water for almost the coloring on the stamped image, only the light dull green color is watercolor pencil.
I put the VersaMark Dazzle Chanpagne with the medium of Copic here and there.

stamp used:
HA Design Blocks Misty Garden Pattern / S5097
HA Clear Design All Ocasion Messages / CL272
Inkadinkado Bird Stamp

paper: Bazzil Basics Card Stock

Ink & embossing powder:
Tsukineko VersaMark Dazzle Champagne, VersaFine / Vintage Sepia, Onyx Black
Tsukineko StazOn / Black Cherry
Ranger Distress Ink /
  Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Milled Lavender, Antique Linen, Tea Dye
Watercolor pencils

Accessories: Basic Grey Glazed blad, sheer ribon

Thanks for looking! :)

May 10, 2009

Thanks card (Asian Elements)_inspired by Tiffany

Made this card inspired by Tiffany and for her. Tiffany is the lady whom I'm so interested in - I was thinking about it's so difficult for me to mimic her creative style forever. And this was really right, because I tried to take it in my creation this time, but I couldn't.
She made a fantastic card for me taking on one of my cards, and introduced mine. (I was really happy!).
So I made this card with my BIG THANK YOU to her by using the flower stamp she used it many times in the past.

This is the card, 'Thanks card (Asian Elements)_inspired by Tiffany'.
I did a little sanding after the curl dry-embossing on the soft adobe color paper, and distressing with foam brush to have this an aged look.

stamp used:
HA Manuscript Background / H2141
HA Clear Design Asian Elements / CL228
HA Clear Design Thoughtful Messages / CL184
Inkadinkado Clear Stamp

paper: American Craft, Bazzil Basics Card Stock, SEI / Poppy Paper Stack

Ink & embossing powder:
HA Shadow Ink / Soft Apricot
Colorbox Chalk Ink / Olive Pastel, Blush Rose, Peach Pastel
Tsukineko VersaMark, VersaFine / Vintage Sepia
Ranger Distress Ink / Dried Mariegold, Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood
Ranger Embossing Powder / Copper
Watercolor pencils

HA Lavender gemstone(CH111), HA & Kaiser Craft Pearl
Quickutz / REV Goose Bumpus Embossing Folder
Sheer ribbon, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Thank you for looking! :)

May 9, 2009

You Make Me Smile (Fern)

I joined the stamp camp week 4 at the 2Peas about a week ago. - Ms. Jennifer McGuire's 'stamping on fabric' class.
This was my first attempt of heat embossing on fabric. I wanted to express the wind and the light of the southern island onto this card, so I used this stripe weave ribbon.
先日2Peasにて行なわれていたスタンプキャンプクラスに参加し、布にヒート・エンボスという初の試みを、挑戦してみました。 なんと、エンボスは布用ではなく、普通のペーパークラフト用です。耐久性に少々疑問を持ったのですが、とりあえず、チャレンジ♪
This is the card, 'You Make Me Smile (Fern)'.
布と言っても、私は取扱いのしやすい、モアレのストライプ入りワイドリボンとリネンリボンにスタンプ。 (この間のトート作りで、ちょっと大きめの布を扱うのに、少々疲れましたので(笑))
The heat embossing part is on a khaki green moire stripe ribbon - this ribbon is 2" wide. And stameped with StazOn Teal Blue ink on a linen ribbon and frayed the edge a little.
This is a closeup view.
stamp used: HA Three Ferns / S5154 HA Clear Design Scallop Borders / CL233 HA Sparckle Clear Simple Messages / CL173 paper: HA Kraft Notecard Ink & embossing powder: Tsukineko VersaMark, StazOn / Teal Blue, VersaFine / Onyx Black Ranger Embossing Powder / Sea Foam Accessories: Mokuba moire stripe ribbon, linen ribbon, Prima paper flowers, Linen thread HA pearl and gemstone, Basic Grey buttons Thank you for looking! :)

May 3, 2009

SS Shaker Card (see the flower smiling)

I wanted to make the Spring - Summer image with vivid colors. So I made this shaker card.
And I submitted this for the HA weekly challenge and another challenges at the 2Peas.

This is the card, 'SS Shaker Card (see the flower smiling)'.

This is a close-up view.
I made the bird like epoxy embellishment with clear embossing after coloring with opaque marker and crayon color pencils. And the flowers are from one flower from the Outline Flowers stamp and layered them.

stamp used:
HA DesignBlock Outline Flowers / S5135
HA DesignBlock Line and Flower Pattern / S5051
HA Clear Design Trees, Birds & Messages / CL182
HA Clear Design Anytime Messages / CL129

American Craft Card Stock, Basic Grey / Urban Prairie
Hambly Studio Clear plastic sheet

Ink & embossing powder:
Tsukineko VersaMark, VersaFine / Onyx Black
Tsukineko StazOn / Jet Black, Saddle Brown,
Ranger Distress Ink / Antique linen, Scattered Straw, Opaque Cotton White
Ranger Embossing Powder / Sea Foam, Clear
Color pencils, Opaue marker / copper

Basic Grey button, HA flower gemstone, Card button flowers (CH111),
Art Glitter's small glass beads, normal seed beads, linen thread

Thanks for looking! :)

May 1, 2009

ONE OF A KIND (Flower)

May has come in Japan.
Made this card for the Hero Arts weekly challenge as usual. The theme for this week is 'May flowers'.
I use the opposite colors for flowers and leaves which we can see them in the world of nature. Haha.

ONE OF A KIND (Flower)

This is details.

Technique I used, etc:
I just only stamping the one flower in both ways - a flower stamp is from the Printed Flowers set.
One is stamped it with Broken China distress ink on a beige color paper. And the other is heat embossing on the same paper (the embossing powder is Sea Foam by Ranger Adironduck's).
I combined them with Prima paper flowers and the QK's die-cut leaves.
There's a partly stamping the manuscript stamp on the leave.

stamp used:
HA clear design Printed Flowers / CL290
HA SE: Artistic Windows / LP128
HA clear design All Occasion Messages/ CL272

American Craft, Bazzil Basics, Basic Grey / Archaic, Sugared

Inks etc.for coloring:
Tsukineko VersaFine / Onyx Black, Smokey Grey
HA Shadow Ink / Soft Stone, Ranger Distress Ink / Antique linen

Accessories: HA Gemstone Clear, Basic Grey brad & button, ribbons

Thanks for stopping by!