Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Cards, and a Picture Frame!

One of my favorite groups is the PaperCrafts group that is part of my friend (and SU! upline) Heidi's meetup group.  We all have subscriptions to PaperCrafts magazine, and we meet on a Sunday, once a month for a shoebox-type swap.  Everyone picks a project from the current issue and preps all the materials needed for everyone else to do their version of it.  Sometimes the inspiration piece is totally CASEd, and sometimes it just provides a jumping off point for something else all together.
Here is a card I did for a recent PaperCrafts group:
The original card used a die for the chairs.  I used oval punches and some old fashioned paper piecing.
At that same meetup, Heidi had us decorating paper mache frames and filling them with photos in a collage style.  We painted the frames brown, then added incredible shine and texture with SU!'s new champagne mist shimmer paint.  When that was all dry, I stamped right over it, and filled the frame with some snaps from the SU! 2009 convention:
I finished it off at home with some chipboard flourishes and pearls.  Don't know if you can really appreciate the shimmer paint in a photo, but the stuff rocks!  It made that frame look like it was made of silk.
The last new card was done for a challenge.  The inspiration piece was a room from a catalog -- chocolate brown furniture, accessories in creams and greens, and a clear vase with branches on the desk.  This is what I created:
I stamped the jar on some acetate, so in person it does resemble glass.  The stems were stamped directly onto the cardstock, and the berries (?) were done with a pencil eraser and white pigment ink.  I trimmed the jar close to the outline and positioned and glued it down over the stems.


Diann said...

I love your new cards and your picture frame! I belong to a group that has an inspiration mingle where you get your inspiration from a posted picture and it always produces awesome ART! I can see the shimmer in your frame and it turned out lovely. Diann

Carol's Crafts said...

I love your new artwork. The frame, especially, is so pretty and I love how it shines.

Carol P

Dorothy said...

Very cool cards!
Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a wonderful group of friends to do that with!!! How much fun!!! I love your creations girl!!!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

WONDERFUL...Love the cards and frame, Eileen!!!

Judee said...

Love, love, love that mason jar card. How delightful!
Hugs, Judee

Tamara Putvin said...

Wow Eileen these are all just beautiful. I love the mason Jar.. Love them all.. TFS

Wishing you abundant blessings,


ShellyRaeWood said...

very nice EIleen!! I LOVE the jar!! :)

Ann said...

wonderful new art! thanks so much for sharing how you do them..i learn so much from you and I really appreciate it!!

Heidi Davenport said...

I love your projects and always have so much fun at our PAPERCRAFTS event! I posted my frame on my blog, too. SO much fun!

teri said...

These are fabulous! I'd like to get back to that group if I can - maybe later in the season.