Thursday, August 30, 2012

Layers and My Heart Pieces

2 weeks already and another My Heart Pieces Challenge!  This time the challenge was Layers.  I do use some, but not as many as I used on this card!  I must admit I like the look and have to use more layers more often...  I used Spellbinders and the image Bengali Bride for this challenge. I did do some research on the colours used at weddings and bright is the way to go!  I also used some script from a book at the recycle center.  I sincerely hope the script does not say anything offensive.  If it does, please let me know and I will remove and redo the card.  Hugs !

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My Favourite Colour

It is time for our biweekly challenge with 'My Heart Pieces'.  This time it is the use of your favourite colours.  Mine are Blue and Green and so TEAL is also perfect!  I used the image 'Magical Eyes' because it reminded me of me when I was a teen and young adult.  The first card I created was using a new Spellbinders die, some different teal papers from my stash and ribbon from my stash.  I coloured the image with my SU! markers. 

This one is done in blues.  Same markers, flowers, rope and buttons from my stash.  Another Spellbinders die set.  the Inspire I believe is Making Memories.


And of course, one more in greens.  Another set of Spellbinders and more paper from my stash.  The flower paper clip is from Michaels.  Ribbon from Michaels and Magenta.

Oh!  A younger me?  Here's a family pic from 1995.  I'm on the far right behind my dad.

Hugs!  Cindy :)



3D Altered Canvas

In May I took a class at my girlfriend's home 'Kinsa's Retreat'.  We each created an altered canvas to display or give away.  I immediately had an idea to create one for my cousin in Ontario.  She expressed an interest in the idea, so I created one just for her.  Then my adrenalin got going and I created 2 for my wall to inspire me. 

The piece on the left was my gift to my cousin Annette.  The piece on the right was mine.... but it needed a twin....

So here was my foray into 3D Altered Canvas...

Hugs!  Cindy :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Life Happens!

Well, I hinted to this event last month, but it has affected me more than I thought it would.
Just before leaving for a month long holiday we had two weeks of heavy rain.  This lead to a clean water flood in our basement... where my and my husband's work areas are.  We are currently finishing up the clean up and clear out of the basement.  I do not see myself getting back to creating for another few weeks though.  As a result, I will be posting past completed projects I have already photographed.  (beacause I cannot find them right now)  Here are some pics of the damage just because, as the saying goes, they are worth a thousand words...

These are before and afters.  My husband spent his two weeks holidays ripping out carpet, scraping glue off the cement and painting with a sealant paint.  Not mention moving all our junk stuff as needed to do the work.  I love my husband!
Just half of the carpet ripped out...
Office area...

This is the last room to be worked on: our work areas.
I know others have had WAY more loss and I do not wish to complain.  I post this to appologise to all where I have or will not be able to complete swaps.  Hugs to all!
Cindy :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Using Designer Paper

Hello everyone! 
So sorry for the late post!  I'm on holiday in Ontario right now and we just got back from Quebec for 10 days.  Lots of family and lots of driving!  Midway through the 10 days, my computer cord died.  I have a lovely laptop full of information and no way to charge it up!  Ah well!  I'll be home in a few days... Meanwhile here is my next challenge for My Heart Pieces byweekly challenges:

As soon as the challenge was named I knew which image I wanted to use! Strawberry house was so cute!  I used Stampin Up! markers to colour the image, then distressed the edges before matting on red paper.  The strawberry paper is by Magnolia, then matted on red again, then placed on a white 5x61/2" card front.  Added a scrap green gingham ribbon, unknown flower and button and 'magical' I believe is Making Memories. 
Then of course you know by now, I cannot help but make more cards.... so here is one more!

Hugs!  Cindy :)