Sunday, November 29, 2009

Emma the Snow Angel


Hi all, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving enjoying time friends and family! I wanted to share with you one of Fred She Said's newest digi images, Emma the Snow Angel. She is so cute and fun to color! I knew when I saw her that there was going to be some sort of shaker card involved because of the snow aspect. I didn't realize that the image was to big to make the shaker out of my Nesties until after I colored her, I should have resized it and tested it before I colored it. So I just made the shaker out of the sentiment and kept Emma the size she was and matted her on a scalloped Nestie circle.
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There is always someone special who deserves a thank you this time of year so I decided to print out the sentiment "Thanks, you're an angel" to go with Emma. The "snow" in the shaker box is made out of styrofoam ball shavings and clear chunky glitter and you can see how it is made here. I wish it would snow here in Houston, I would love to see my grandkids making snow angels! Hope on over to Fred She Said and see the other new digi image releases. And, if you make a card or project out of Emma the Snow Angel post it in the comments section at the bottom of this post so we can all see and enjoy! I have some quilled projects to post, so check back tomorrow!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments and your cards and projects links always welcome!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Roses and Laurel Branch Quilled Keepsake Wedding Invitation


Hi all, here is the newest Quilled Keepsake Invitation. It is a gift for one of my DH former firefighter co-workers and his bride-to-be. The bride's flowers and colors are: white and yellow roses, chocolate with gold and silver accents. Since the groom is Greek I decided to add a bit of Greece into it with the laurel branches and berries which is symbolic of Greece. The invitation looks crooked in the picture but it isn't the photo was taken at a bit of an angle and when it was cropped to get no background border, it looks bit askew but isn't.



The calla lilies were added for a bit of interest and the gold vellum accent flowers have a sparkly gold crystal for their centers. Brides today have a trend to have a pearl or crystals in the center of the flowers in their bouquets, so I added this as well to the roses. As with each Keepsake Invitation that I create I "sign" it with a double heart and crystal somewhere on the piece. I think that these Keepsake's are my favorite quilling projects to do because for each one I like to make it personal and use their flowers, colors, or something special to the couple or person and/or their heritage. That is all for today, more later!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments welcome and appreciated!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sparkly Icy Flower Box


Hi all, I'm back, sorry it has been so long. But I have been working on some projects it just takes me a little longer than it used to! Here is one of them, a box with one of Tracey's new digi images, Icey Christmas Flowers. It has several images that can be layered to create a dimensional project.

It was hard to get a good picture of this box because of it's color. The box was painted with a base of silver with a touch of metallic blue, then sponged with pearl white and seemed to wash our or blend in with whatever background I used. Also the glitter which is used to highlight the base image, layered flower and bow doesn't show well. It really is sparkly IRL! *

Ok back to the details. I printed the image sheet out twice, once on white card stock and then another time on vellum. The image is already colored a pretty blue and the flowers are white so all you have to do is cut and layer and embellish is you like. Well I must use glitter! So, I used my gelly roll pens in silver and a matching metallic blue to accent the designs on the base layer. Then I outlined the inside scallop with a glue pen and glittered it. The dots are glittered with clear chunky glitter and the swirls are accented with small silver "pearls". *

I cut out the three flower images, one with the leaves and the other two without, from the vellum images. These flowers were accented with iridescent glitter and the top layer has a crystal center. Then they were layered with pop dots and the petals were offset from the ones below. The base layer image has a light blue scalloped nestie also. *

The box base and lid are lined with the designer paper set that Tracey also offers to compliment these flower images. Then I added a tulle bow with glitter accents. On the center of the bow there is another smaller layered Icey Flower that I printed out again on vellum.*

I really love how the vellum gives the flowers that airy and icy look, and of course the dimensional effect of the layering. These digi images are a breeze to work with and are very versatile! Hop on over to Fred She Said and see all of Tracey's new designs!*

Tomorrow I have a Quilled Keepsake Invitation to show you! Thanks for all your sweet encouraging comments!*

Shalom,*

Sonya

Comments always welcome! If you have any questions email me at the link on the sidebar!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Quilled Peppermint and Gum Drop Treat Box


Hi all! I can post the projects that I had been working on last week now. Here is one of the quilled projects that I made for the Custom Quilling November Newsletter DT. The kit has some wonderful holiday designer papers and a generous pack of red, white, green, gold and silver quilling strips. The red and white strips said "Peppermints" and I quickly made enough to embellish this Sizzix To-Go box. But, it needed something else and gum drops came to mind. The colorful little gum drops were cute as is, but, with a little clear "sugar" glitter they really come to life! The peppermint on the top of the box is wrapped in cellophane for added interest.
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The white lacey border around the box was done with a Martha Stewart border punch and the top had two scallop Nestie circles. Tomorrow I will post another of the projects which is "set". Hop on over to Custom Quilling and check out what else the November kit has and click on the November newsletter to see Sue's awesome poinsettia frame!
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AND, Tracey from Fred She Said has some great new digi images, and a free download to try! When you purchase her new Poinsettia and Pine Bough digi design, $2.oo will go to Samaritan's Purse. Check out her blog and read more and then see all the cute new Emma designs as well in the store here. While there give her a big congrats on reaching 150,000 visits to her blog and a get well to help her recover from the flu!!!
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That's all for now, be back latter!
Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments welcome as always!!!