Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Quilled Fall Layout

I have wanted to make one of these mums since I saw them in a quilling book.  Fall seemed like the perfect time to create a layout around them.  Of course, the book said to curl every petal individually but I didn't have 3 hours to spare, so I just curled some.  The gold flowers are husked - a new quilling technique for my students.  The border is a swirl, another new technique.  The cat tails are everyones favorite.  I learned the method when I was a child at the fair.  I was recently reminded of it in a book and learned it was called bulleting.

These are the mums my students made.  I think they surpased the teacher!

Cardstock - BoBunny Chiffon Flourish Double Dots, brown velvet flocked paper (now discontinued, darn!)
Ink - Tattered Angels Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Limeade, English Ivy and Aspen Yellow
Papers - Assorted colors of 1/8" quilling paper, 3/4" pumpkin quilling paper, orange copy paper sprayed with the above inks for the large mum
Accents - large sequins from Hero Arts

Monday, November 7, 2011

Birthday Cupcakes

This fun card was inspired by a card in the Stampin’ Up catalog.  I flag all the cards I like, then make my own version of them.  This is similar to using sketches.
The fiber along the edges is called eyelash yarn.  I bought mine long ago at a show, but you can buy an entire skein at a craft store for a few dollars.  It would be interesting to see what people knit or crochet with this yarn.  The bottom of the banner looked plain so I rubbed pink ink along the edges.
The cupcake frosting is liquid appliqué.  My white turned a bit cream colored over time.  When wet it was sprinkled with raspberry Mini Mosaics by Suze Weinberg (purchased years ago), then heated to puff it up.

Paper – pink gingham unknown, Bazzill white
Stamp – Hero Arts Cupcakes clear set, Stampendous Family clear set
Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, assorted Copic & Tombow markers, Tsukineko Serenade Pink Shades, Stampin’ Up Pink Passion
Embossing Powder – Ranger Candy Pink
Fibers – pink eyelash yarn
Embellishments – glitter glue, Suze Weinberg’s Mini Mosaics in Raspberry

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lace Cards

This is another of those projects I have been wanting to do for a while now.  I received this pretty floral lace type of fibrous paper wrapped around a bouquet of flowers a long time ago.  I used spray adhesive to adhere two layers of the lace paper to various colors of cardstock.  Each was decorated with coordinating ribbon and a sentiment oval that had been embellished with jewels and/or pearls.

The sentiment ovals were from KanBan.  Everything else was assorted odds and ends.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fall Quilling

These cards are for a class that ended up not happening, but I may try them again later.

I redid the owls head later.  He is actually cuter in person.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Chicken Update

Hildegard Pauline is getting her feathers back, although she still has some red skin showing.  Even though I am giving her cat food and tuna for extra protein she is not laying eggs.  I hope we won't have to wait until Spring!

Johanna seems to be molting now.  She is doing it a more practical way though - she loses and regrows them at the same time rather than losing her feathers all at once.  She is down to an egg every other day now.

I had no idea that chickens pooped so much.  They are as bad as the dogs.  Other than that, we love having our chickens, even when I have to go out into the snow to take care of them.