I decided it was time to make a few new checkbook covers. My old ones were getting rather worn. I made about 5 or 6 of these so they will last for a while. At my sister's suggestion, I am making some business card holders next. Those are probably far more useful as I am not sure how many people still write checks. The first pic is the front side of one of my favorites. I love this paper. I stamped the face, the crown & the numbers. I have posted the front & back of two checkbooks. I always buy the double-sided paper for this project. That way the inside is a little different. I didn't get any pics of the inside but they're very cute.
As you can tell, the Memories Mist is a real favorite of mine. Believe it or not, I do other crafts also. I actually made 3 checkbook covers yesterday! I'll post pics of those later. I love the yellows & reds in this stuff. The pictures really do not do them justice. This spray ink is absolutely incredible & the beauty when you tilt the picture a little is fabulous! The metallic gold, copper & silver are my favorites but I also love the Mango Lemonade, Orange Juice & Blue Martini. If I am armed with this & stampboard I am good to go for many many hours! Love it, love it, love it! Try them! Rubber stamp is from http://invokearts.com/ I buy all my stampboard from http://stampscapes.com/. This was actually from a package of rounds & ovals mixed. They're all fairly small in size & fun to work with. They sent me these by mistake but insisted I keep them rather than returning them. As it turns out, I will probably buy more of these.
This is another rubber stamp from http://abovethemark.com/. I really like this stamp a lot! They have a lot of unusual stamps there.
Memories Mist & rubber stamps from invokearts.com.
Here's another Memories Mist project. This one was one of my mistakes that I experimented with. I stamped some flowers with the chicken wire stamp over those. I thought it was ugly so I let it sit for a few days. After 4-5 days I took a paper towel wet with alcohol & tried rubbing everything off. It didn't take it off completely but left kind of a muted image. I then took another rubber stamp & stamped my fairy girl over the top. It actually came out looking kind of cool but the pic did not come out that great..
This is from a class I took at Artfest called "Alcohol Acrylic Magic" The clayboard was prepared with seven layers of paint going from light to dark. Once they all dry you rub down to the lower colors using a paper towel soaked in alcohol. After that, I rubber stamped the images.
This is one of my favorites with the Memories Mist & rubber stamp. The picture really doesn't do it justice. Her little face peeking through that vibrant color is really pretty! Make sure to double click on picture for close up.
Image transfer done on Sheer Heaven paper. The flower, butterfly & angel are the actual images that were transferred. The bird & music are rubber stamped & the text & tape measure were simply attached. I love my new "bird in the hand" stamp from http://invokearts.com/
I'm back to what I guess I enjoy the most & that is transferring images. I pulled out my Sheer Heaven paper again & it worked like heaven this time! I wanted to transfer some large flowers on to some collage type backgrounds. I was pretty happy with this one. I am going to send it to a special friend of mine.
Image transfer of butterfly using Sheer Heaven paper printed on Epson printer.
Image transfer of flower using Sheer Heaven paper
I just purchased these adorable little scrabble charms made by Teresa Tudor at http://www.teresatudor.etsy.com/ I am quite pleased with them. Teresa's daughter, Cambria also makes some wonderful jewelry & she's just 12 years old. Amazing! Their blog is: jewelryqueens.blogspot.com . Check it out!
This was my favorite! I am not sure who did it but it was absolutely wonderful. Another one from Anahata's Wallpaper People class.
This is from the Wallpaper People class instructed by Anahata. These are around 5 feet tall. Can you image doing all this in one day? They were all quite beautiful.
Check out this one! This was done in a shadow box class (I believe) by a 15 year old girl that attended ArtFest with her mother. How's this for talent?? This young lady was as nice as she is talented. I am not sure who instructed this class.
Another wonderful doll at show & tell night.
Show & tell night. Doll made in Linda & Opie O'Brien's class, Who's your Dada. Not sure who the artist was.