Friday, February 21, 2014


Hello pretty people.
Today I have a runway inspired challenge card to share with you. This weeks photo caught my eye. It is totally my style and when I saw the amazing creations from the design team.... my head was buzzing with ideas. Now this is one of those cards, where I had a few ideas and nothing just fell together, I had to abandon some ideas and work with some to get to this ;)

Now my "process" (if you want to call it that) whenever I see the inspiration photo is to first do a search to see if I can get close up photos of the fabrics/prints etc...  Cause a lot of times something will catch my eye, or I'll have a brainstorm.  So with this one, I did just that and I found this close up.
According to the Blogger, the inspiration for this collection came from Murano glass and night lit city sky scrapers. I found that wayyy cool!
So II knew I wanted the wavy checkered look, and I remembered seeing a cut file in the silhouette store that would work.  I sized and cut the black background piece on my cameo and adhered it to a white card base covered in score tape. I then added glitter so that the cut outs resembled the windows of the buildings. I thought the shimmer from the glitter would add a bit of a 'lit' effect.  For the next step, I wanted to create the colorful wavy lives but in a structured sort of way. I knew I wouldn't be-able to do it free hand so I found another cut file that was in the form of a journaling card that had a zebraish (yes, that's a made up word ;)  pattern. So I cut that out. Reassembled the pieces together onto anther piece of card stock with score tape. and used the cut lines as guides. I colored the pieces with copics, and added some clear wink of stella for some shimmer. Next I cut them into the triangular shapes and then added a thick layer of glossy accents (which incidentally sealed the cut lines that were visible before) to resemble the Murano glass. The sentiment was heat embossed on to a black piece of cardstock with Wow embossing powder in vanilla white and popped on with foam tape.

Thanks so much for looking in :)

I hope you have a great weekend.
Peace and love.
Tasha :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Rainbow Birthday

Hello again.
I finally managed to make something to participate in all the PTI Anniversary festivities. :)

Todays challenge is all about words!  I actually used one of the sketches from the anniversary wish list challenge.  But I didn't use any of the color combos, so I can't eter this into that challenge too. ;(
I do hope to make something else though ;)

For this card, I simply added strips of score tape to the card and added glitter in rainbow colors (al la Laura Bassen ;) ). I die cut the word 'HAPPY' from a white piece that I die cut using the accompanying tip top dies. I then die cut the word 'HAPPY' and the star from gold foil card stock and put it into the recessed negative. Next, I stamped the sentiment. Lastly, I popped the panel onto the base and added some enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by.
Natasha :)

Monday, February 3, 2014

More glitter

So, last week, I said I would share some other cards I made with Jen Rzasa's  gradient glitter  technique. And as promised here they are.
Attempt 1)
 Attempt 2)

For the first one, I followed the same process as in the video, and I quite like it. The cover plate is from MFT, and the sentiment is from Lil inkers.

For the second one I had another idea. To glitter the cover plate die cut too. So I applied double sided tape to the piece of card stock before cutting it and added Warm light glitter ritz to the die cut, before attaching it to the base card . Sup fun, and LOTS of glittery goodness. My DH likes the first one, and I'm not sure. I think they are both nice in their own way.
I'd love to hear what you think :)
Anyway, that's it from me, for today.
Love, and peace.
Tasha :)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Stenciled class shares

Hello, there.
I wanted to quickly share some cards I made for the recent online class, stenciled.
It was such a great class, and I found myself inspired to try so many different ideas and techniques. I did play around a lot, but only managed to finish two cards, so far.  I will try and finish more with some really cool techniques and results. But I thought I would share what I have since the Gallery closes tomorrow and I wanted to share these there too.

First up I have a card inspired by Jennifer McGuires card on day 1.
I did not have a chevron stencil, but I did have a PTI, cover plate, so I die cut that out of acetate and made a stencil. I used 3 colors (Limeade ice, Hawaiian shores and Classic Kraft) then rotated the stencil and repeated the coloring. I simply stamped an MFT greeting using versafine onyx black and popped this onto a plain white base with foam tape. Simple and easy.
Next up i have a stencil I created using my Cameo.
I cut this flower image by hero arts out on acetate and stenciled it onto a plain white piece of card stock, using (pure poppy, orange zest, summer sunrise, simply chartreuse and ripe avocado)  I stamped the sentiment with dark chocolate. I added a small scalloped border and popped this up onto the base card that I embossed with a distressed folder. Lastly I added a touch of wink of stella clear glitter to the flower to give it a bit of shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Tasha ;)

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