Thursday, September 22, 2011

Inspiration Showcase-Some cards I've made

I've been taking "Inspiration Showcase" with Jennifer Mcguire and I must say that I do like making cards now!!! I actually made it to learn the techniques, which is what I do for most classes but found that I do love making cards and it will probably become a more permanent part of my crafting obsession.

Here a just a few card that I've made during the class.

I used resist techniques on the backgrounds for these cards. The paper is from Lost and Found 2: Blush.
Thank you so much Jennifer and all the guest teachers for a great class!! I'm so glad there is lifetime access to it and all the stuff can be downloaded to your computer too. It's a great buy at $19 and I think they will be selling it in a pdf form after the class is over so that everyone can still get in on all these great sketches, techniques and cards!

The Distressed Crafter

Lindy's Stamp Gang-Featured Artist

I was so honored that Tracey from LSG asked me if I would be her first Featured Artist for LSG!!! I wanted to make some very special things and set to work. I decided I would do some work in Fabric to show how versatile LSG products are. I think Kate Palmer and I were thinking the same thing about mixing the Starburst Stain powder with glazing mediums, so I just wanted Kate to know that I did see her video and was wowed that we were so "in tune."

I had a great time creating my projects and I hope all of you have enjoyed them as well. The configuration box was created in memory of my Dad and I put some special items I didn't want to lose inside of it.

Here are some pictures of my creations...
This is an antique place mat I found at a store in my local area. I did gel image transfers on it and painted it with Starburst Stains mixed with Liquitex Glazing Medium. The flowers are from

The next project came from the same antique store and is slightly larger than the place mat.

Next came the Lindy's Style Configurations Box. After taking 4 Tim Holtz classes in July I was inspired to make a box using LSG products and was really excited with how it turned out. It tells a story of my Dad, our lives, and how happy we were.

Thanks again Tracey for choosing me to be your first Featured Artist for Lindy's Stamp Gang! I am truly honored and will cherish this for a long time to come. I hope that all of you who look at my projects are inspired in some way to make your own projects that speak to your heart.

The Distressed Crafter