October 28, 2010

Christmas Wreath card

Hi, there!
 This is my second card to use my prize goodies from Hero Arts. I played it today :), though it was for a short time. And, finished a card to use the Starburst Lace and the Wreath of Leaves stamps with my favorite small holly tree since last year's release.

 Here is my new holiday card for the the Hero Arts October challenge Round 2.

Click the photo above to enlarge please.

 Love this elegant wreath stamp so much!
The wreath part was layered stamping and embossing - stamped with two pigment green color inks and embossed with embossing tinsel. I used the Starburst Lace first, and stamped the wreath stamp on it to make layers. And added Twinkling H2Os watercolors with a natural sponge onto the layered wreath. Also colored holly trees with them.
*The holly tree was stamped with green color oil based ink after stamping the Design Blocks Tree with Memories white on the Kraft.
The white ribbon was stamped with oil based red ink to use 'Peace Love Joy' clear stamp. And the central holly tree was raised a little to make 3 - dimensional.
Can you see the stamped image of the Starburst Lace? ;)

Stamp used:
Hero Arts: Wreath Of Leaves / CG215, Starburst Lace / S5317, Poly Clear Holiday Sayings / CL343,
                  Design Blocks Tree / S5037, Sparkle Clear Merry Christmas / CL364
Other supplies:
Bazzill, American Crafts and Kuretake CS, Hero Arts Kraft notecard
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, Crimson Red, Olympia Green
Kodomono Kao Ink/ moss green, viridian, Hero Arts Shadow Ink / Soft Pool
Ranger Embossing Tinsel / Snowflake, Glossy Accents
Luminarte Twinkling H2Os / Kiwi, Stargazer, Egyptian Gold
Hero Arts gemstones and metalic decor, Kreinik Blending filament

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Branch & Flourish Tree with a dove - Christmas card

Hi, everyone!
 Tonight, I enjoyed holiday card making to use one of my new stamps given by Hero Arts as my fab-five prize in this August which was delivered about 10 days ago. I was going to play with them from this morning, but the urgent order from one of my clients was sent by e while my sleep time (I heard that they read my yesterday post of my today's schedule for playing with my new toys - I didn't ever told them about this non-official blog, but they already noticed it... So I played with stamps for about an hour after finishing it.)

 The items I received from Hero Arts were: Cling / Wreath of Leaves (CG215) and Snowy House (CG212),  Wood Mounted Starburst Lace (S5317) and Branch & Flourish Tree (K5445), Hue Ribbons (CH229, 230) and the Holiday catalogue. Thank you so very much Hero Arts for the generosity! :)

 And, here is my brandnew holiday card, just finished for sharing and for the the Hero Arts October challenge Round 2.
Click the photo above to enlarge please.

 This is a simple and flat card - only one wing at the front of the birdie is 3 - dimensional.
Used two pigment chalk inks for clear embossing for the Branch & Floulish tree, because I wanted to keep the clear lines of its elegant stamp image - generally, using color embossing powder makes tiny colored embossing dots which sometimes I'm not find of. (I recognized that it comes to be so effective elements. It depends on the designs or the purposes.) The coloring for the birdie are by Copic markers and Twinkling H2Os. And did hand stitching to use light pale lilac metalic thread for its finishing.

Stamp used:
Hero Arts: Branch & Flourish Tree / K5445,  Al: Holiday Dove / LL213, Poly Clear Holiday Cheer/ CL359

Other supplies:
Bazzill CS, Hero Arts Kraft notecard
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, Memento / Tuxedo Black
Color Bo Chalk Ink / Gold, Warm Red, Hero Arts Shadow Ink / Soft Sand
Ranger Diatress Ink / Spun Sugar, Stickles / Platinum, Glossy Accents
Liminarte Twinkling H2Os / Heavenly
sequens, Copic Markers, Kreinik Blending Filament

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful week!

October 27, 2010

Knit cap shaped Christmas card

Hi, there!
 I've been a bit detaching from playing on the internet and doing paper-crafts. Since my last post, it hasn't been difficult for me to use my time for those.  But finally..., I finished just only a card last weekend! :)
Though I'm disgusted with myself to write similar words, I apologize you, my dear friends and visitors who visit here frequently and left me your lovely comments. I couldn't visit your blogs and probably couldn't read all your e or snail mails.

 Here is my new holiday card, 'Knit cap shaped Christmas card' for the the Hero Arts October challenge Round 2. (I'm gonna go Frickr to submit this, if I make time for it.)
Click the photo above to enlarge please.

 Knitted the border (length: 4") of 'one-purl-one rib stitch' to use left-over tweed yarn and also made a pompon to put on the stamped image of Winter Tree's top.
I've been wanting to make a holiday card to use the 'joy word border' stamp as a terra. This set is really 'Oldies, but goodies!'. Love those designed font shapes! :) As a matter of fact, this card was made. And maybe, the tiny cutie snowman inspired me. He whispered me about making a knit cap shaped card? ;) But, wait! It seems that it's too difficult to put into an envelope...

Stamp used:
Hero Arts: Winter Tree / H5244, Holiday Word Borders / LL039, Stamp It Christmas / CM006
Other supplies:
Bazzill and American Crafts CS
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, Memento / Tuxedo Black
Color Box Chalk Ink / Creamy Brown, Warm Red, Hero Arts Shadow Ink / Soft Pool
Ranger Distress Ink / Spun Sugar, Rusty Hinge, Stickels / Diamond, Stampendous Fun Flock
Hero Arts Sequens and Heart Accent Pearl, Copic Markers, Tweed yarn

*Fortunately, I could upload this photo directly to blogger today. :)
It's over 2:30AM here. But I didn't have a dinner last night. I'm going to have something from now on and go to bed. Have a wonderful day, everyone!
 And the prize for my fab-five win in this August was arrived here about 10 days ago (I was away at that time), and finally I opened the parcel last night. That made me so happy! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, Hero Arts for the generousity!
I'm going to play with them after I wake up.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful week!

October 7, 2010

Circle Doily tree and tree skirt - Christmas card

Good evening, my friends!
 Hero Arts' this month's theme is 'Holiday card making'! Knew it about 6 hours ago - of course, I expected it as same as everyone. ;)
  I knew that I had to take enough sleep time (it's midnight here!) - I have an appointment after taking a nap. And according to the circumstances, I have to go abroad for several days. But I couldn't stop creating!
So, finished a Christmas card to use Circle Doily cling stamp for my holy tree and its skirt. Looking forward to the arrival of the new holiday stamps around next weekend. :)

Voila! Here is my first entry card for the Hero Arts October challenge Round 1.
Click the photo above to enlarge, please.

 The image of this result was in my brain when I saw the stamp on the catalogue page.
The holly tree was created by white embossing on the purple colored vellum and decorated with the ribbon and the gemstones. I used the left-over leather, approximately 1 cm wide for a tree trunk.
The tree skirt was stamped the Circle Doily stamp with VersaMark Champagne and added to stamp the sentiment. The finished size of this easel card is 4" x4".
I'm going to make several same cards for actual use. I had a good time to make this one, I think. But, SLEEPY! ;)

 To tell you the truth, I've been struggling with Blogger since yesterday evening. Probably, the limit file size for photo uploading was already over? Couldn't accept it at all... So, the enlarged photo is from my web server.

Stamp used:
Hero Arts: Cling Circle Doily / CG168 Sparkle Clear Holiday Messages / CL244
Other supplies:
Bazzill swiss dots and orange peel CS, Making Memories PP, World Win Translucent Vellum
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, Versa Mark / Champagne
Ranger Embossing Powder / Sea Foam
Hero Arts gemstones, ribbons, brad, Spellbinders Nestabilitie die

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful week!

October 6, 2010

Simple Tags - 東京アンティークスタンプ

Hi, there!
 This is a quick post. Made these simple tags last friday for coming this year's gift season. Finished creating 20 maybe in an hour. But, just only five is left at the moment. 'Cos I was away past last weekend and used almost of them. So I just captured them! Haha. - I know that I can't keep supply and demand in balance.
Click the photo above to enlarge, please.

 This tag measures 2.5"W X 4"H. I'm very fond of this size of tag to write a simple message for the receiver with a small gift or a flower bouquet etc. or to use like a note.

さほど量産されていないことと、少々お高め・・というところがネックですが、やはり大人向けの可愛いスタンプとしては秀逸!! 多分公開するのは初めてだと思いますが、気に入ったデザインを見つけては、時々使っています*^^*

Stamp used:
Tokyo Antique stamp (made in Japan)
Other supplies:
Bazzill white smooth CS
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, Pigment marker, watercolor pencils, hemp cord

 I haven't visit here and there to see fabulous works by my friends or Frickr members since last week. So Sorry!
I came to be more busy suddenly (though this month was expected the very busy month in my schedule) related on two fantastic news on my clients!
Want to drop in your blogs and flickr pools ASAP!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful week!

October 1, 2010

Autumn Objet (object) - distressed frame etc.

Hi, friends!
 It's already Friday here! And I'm away from my home office, and somehow I'm blogging. Ha ha. I'm now taking a coffee break. :)
 Finished an autumnal distressed objet (object) and an autumnal ATC for masculine four days ago to join in the Hero Arts September challenge Round 2.
 These items were by my hubby's request. - I may remove this line. He doesn't much like that I write about the private. :(

Here is the pic of those.
 I made those by both vertical and horizontal use of left-over paper strips to add on the autumn leaves or some images for those.

This is a photo which I took the frame only.
 For this background (mat), three Acrylic Dabbers were used by a paint brush on a chipboad. The stamp on the mat is Tim Holtz's. Other stamps are all Hero Arts.

 And here is a partial closeup around the maple leaf.
 This time, I used the Glossy Accents to cover a leaf, already colored with perfect pearls red to use like watercolor for a half of the leaf. Its finished look was like a kind of cool sticker. I thought about it for a while to use it flat or 3-dimensional. And finally decided to take the dimensional use. So, I put the distress stickes for the edge of the leaf and decorated with several Idea-ology metals for its finishing.

Click the photos above to see larger and more clear photos!
And here is the ATC. I used the stamped image of Misty Garden and a leaf covered with both Glossy and Crackle Accents which were made the other day - I posted it on Sep. 28, 2010.

Stamp used:
Hero Arts: Real Leaves / LL684, Poly Clear Season of Giving / CL361, Cling Dots and Stripes / CG150
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stamp
Other supplies:
Bazzill and Kretake CS, Basic Grey PP,
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, Smokey Grey
Ranger Acrylic Dabber / Espresso, Willow, Salmon, Distress Ink / Pumice Stone
          Distress Stickles / Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Tarnished Brass, Glossy Accents

Perfect Pearl / Forever Red
Tim Holtz idea-ology Grungeboard, Key Hole, Philosophy Tag
ball chain, buttons, Chipboard

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful week, and weekend!