Tuesday, October 7, 2008

As promised, New Art!

When I first got my Bigz Scallop Card die (Sizzix) from Terryfic Times, I knew it was really a banner in disguise. I have been wanting to make this ever since! I already have several backgrounds ready to go for new sayings. They will go to a craft bazaar.

As you can see, I didn't have much luck at photographing it. But the scanner didn't do too bad. You still can't really see just how much this pops, or the glitter from the Stardust pen adding just the right touch but you should get an idea.....

These are cut from cardboard and white glossy card stock, then glued together for stability.

Once the backgrounds are created, I stamp the flourishes and main images in White, dry, then off stamp again in black.

I dry the inks then seal first with a U.V. sealer, then with a couple of coats of glossy.

Now to add the details, lots of Souffle pen work, Stardust pen work, adding the eyelets and "jump rings" (which are really tiny slinky type rings)!

Add the flowers, and ribbons, and anything else that suits your fancy, and what a gift! Well, at least I think so. :-)

By the way, the letters are Indulgence by Spellbinders.

So, do please leave a comment, share the URL, and if you make some, let me see!

Cindy Cade

Selling off artsty extras

Hi all,

Yes, I still exist. :-) I am still doing a lot of catching up. Yep, my life's mantra! LOL! This week I will be spending most of my time painting one of our rentals. Pray we get good renters so I have money to spend! We are good landlords (though I really hate that term).

Now, on to the meat of this post. As time goes by I am going to be uploading items for sale on my picture trail. I will send notes about them here too. Most of these are either duplicates in my studio or left over from my store "Artistic Extras." I prefer PayPal as I think it is easier for us all but a certified or personal check will also do. I cannot ship until funds have been cleared. Shipping will be actual and I suggest getting insurance if you are spending enough to be concerned. Once it leaves my door I cannot be responsible, Okay?

I have been working on a pretty cool project. I will be posting it in a day or few. So do check back. I think you will like it! It uses my die cut machine, dies, stamps and well you shall see!

If you have any questions write to me at: cjcmlc@horizonview.net

You can see the sale items (more will be added as time allows and removed when sold) at: http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/20698804

There is even a brand new in package Big Shot kit! I love my die cut machines and dies but this is the one I use most, it is just so easy.

Okay, I have to get to work. Hugs all!