Monday, March 29, 2010

Mixing Fonts

I've been experimenting with mixing fonts for titles this last two weeks. Here are some fun examples of what I've been coming up with.
You Make My Heart Soar

With two different fonts - and yes more butterflies!
  • Cardstock, black and white
  • Bazzel Dotted Swiss - lt green
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - Black
  • DCWV Mariposa paper
  • Fiskars Boarder Punch
  • K&Company Susan Winget Nature Butterfly Pillow Stickers
  • Basic Grey Micro Chip Stickers - Dark Chocolate Chip
  • American Crafts Thickers Cream Soda Foam, army green
  • Ribbon - small black mesh
In My Eyes

I used the fonts to also create a visual triangle for this layout around the main image.
  • Cardstock, drk orange
  • K&Company Tim Coffey Designer Paper
  • BoBunny - Mama-Razzi, Tabloid
  • Basic Grey Micro Chip Stickers - Dark Chocolate Chip
  • American Crafts Thickers Giggles Foam, cream
  • Prima, Canvas Screenprints
  • Mark Richards - Crystal Stickers, Pearls
  • K&Company - K-Ology Hannah Stitched Beaded Brad
  • Ribbon - small black mesh
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - Black
  • Unknown manufacturer flowers, blue
Your World Now
I had fun not only mixing two different fonts.. but also using some digital masks before I had this wonderful photo of my niece printed. Love the flourish!
  • K&Company Tim Coffey Designer Paper
  • Basic Grey Micro Chip Stickers - Dark Chocolate Chip
  • Little Yellow Bicycle - Fresh Print Traveler - clear cut film strips
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - Black
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punches
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stickles - Antique Linen
  • Unknown manufacturer flowers, blue and cream

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Authentic University Of the Pacific Brand Card

I love this card! I created from mostly "recycled" paper products from another invitation that I received.

The main element on the front is a 5 layered butterfly (I know - I really like butterflies!).
This fabric tag from Little Yellow Bicycle was just the right colors and texture to add to the card. I covered the center that used to say "Authentic BOY Brand" so that is now says "Authentic University Of the Pacific Brand." It will be perfect to give to my fellow Pacificans!

  • Cardstock - black
  • Little Yellow Bicycle, Zack's Life, Fabric Tags
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punches
  • Bling brad - lt orange
  • Recycled papers from University Of the Pacific invitation (yep the entire rest of the card!!)

Morgan, handmade Ribbon Flowers, and finding more butterflies

A fun layout with some new captures I have of my niece, Morgan. I scraplifted (scrapstole) the lovely layout "wishing" by July Gaceta on XOXO Girls Challenge Blog.
I really like how my ribbon "flower" turned out. If you haven't made these before they are very cute, and easy! You just need a strip of ribbon (in this case I used about 4") and you sew one side with a running stitch. Leaving a few inches of thread at each end to "pull" together. When the thread is pulled tighter the ribbon starts to form a circle. You just tie it and cover the center of the flower with a brad/button/another flower/etc.

Additionally, the larger white "butterfly" is made from two flourish stickers - I fudged the butterfly by adding the 3 white velvet brads and the antennae from wire. :)

Products used:
  • Cardstock - white
  • Bazzel Dotted Swiss - lt green
  • Reminisce Unwritten, Colorful
  • Recollections Rhinestone Stickers - brown flourish
  • Me & My Big Ideas, Elegant Flourishes Puffy - white
  • Magic Mesh - lt green
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
  • 4 velvet brads - white
  • 26 gauge wire - teal
  • Embroidery floss - drk brown
  • Imaginisce Wild Flowers - White Elephant
  • ClearSnap Smooch - green
  • American Crafts Giggles Foam Thickers - white

Monday, March 1, 2010

ColourQ Challenge #21

Here is my submission for the ColourQ Challenge #21.

  • Coordination's cardstock - melon (pink), rose (drk pink), apricot (lt orange), and green
  • Bazzel Dotted Swiss - white
  • Cuttle Bug envelopes (various)
  • Sanding block
  • Stayz-on ink - black
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - black
  • Basic Grey Micro Chip Stickers - White Chocolate Chip
  • Basic Grey Micro Chip Stickers - Dark Chocolate Chip
  • 7 Gypsies crushed velvet butterfly brads
  • 28 gauge pink wire
  • K&Company Jim Coffey Designer Paper
The color's were: