Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Sunday, August 28, 2011

CARD Blue Lenten Roses

Here is another card I made a while back using Lenten Roses Pre-coloured set.


Some tips and ideas:

- to give your flowers some sparkle and dimension, try lightly outlining the flowers with a clear glitter stardust pen then brush some glossy or matte gel medium on the flower having your brushstrokes follow the directions of the petals.  Looks so ethereal and pretty! The glitter pen mixes in a bit with the gel medium.

- for the embossed background, I painted the paper with a blue craft acrylic paint and sanded the embossed edges.  I also very lightly kissed  distressed embossing with a gold ink pad.  OK be warned though, it seems easier to paint the paper before running through the cuttlebug BUT I remember having to pick a few blue bits off my embossing folder when I was done LOL!

- the lighter blue background  is smudged chalks and pebbles pearlescent chalks.

Have a great week!  I will be putting my nose to the grindstone drawing and going shopping for back to school supplies... eek!  The summer went so fast :O

:)*  Fred

Friday, August 26, 2011

CARD Red Hollyhocks

Made a card today... 

This card uses the new Hollyhocks Coloured Set in RED printed on matte photo paper.
I don't know, but this muted robin's egg blue and red have to be one of my favourite colour combos.  I put glaze pen over the flowers for some sheen.  I have had this Martha punch around the page ( Vintage Floral) sitting on my shelve still packaged like since forever... cracked her open... I think I will like this punch VERY much.

Have a great weekend, everyone!
:)*  Fred

Thursday, August 25, 2011

NEW in the Store: Hollyhocks

New in the store:  HOLLYHOCKS

I have been wanting to draw hollyhocks.  There were a challenge.. err...  lots of fun to draw LOL!

Hope you like!



.... as you were.... 

Have a great day!

:)*  Fred

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Stuff... in the Store

Hi all!  How about some new long overdue images?  Yes, these images are so totally random LOL.  I am finishing up stuff I had started.  I am still working on more things and will add as I make them.  But no hoity toity "releases" here ... just what a stay-at-home for the summer mom with "the kids" underfoot ALL THE TIME can muster LOL!

To see them just either start at THE STORE or click on each image and it will take you to the product ;)

Nolan & The BullFrog.. if you have an idea for a short sentiment or witty caption please leave a comment on this post, and the ones I like I'll add free sentiments to the store post for this listing. :)




Have a great day!

:)* Fred