Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Seahorse Card

I made a thank you card for my swimming coach who's leaving.
She loves anything water-related, and she has a seahorse tattoo on the back of her neck.
So I used CS in shades of blue, embossed through the Cuttlebug and colored with Ranger's distress ink (China Blue).
I used my new I.O. seahorse stamp. The stems were colored with a green pen and the borders were distressed using Stazon ink.
The Bubbles were colored using a pearly gel pen.
Both the seahorse and the Thanks pieces were glued 3D for extra dimension.
I added clear blings, which also reminded me of cool water drops.
She loved it!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Butterfly Gate Fold Card

This card opens in the middle and has 2 wings.
It was made using mostly pastel colors.
I used lavender pearly canvas-textured CS for the card, light blue leather-textured CS, plain cream CS and a patterned paper from my stash.
I stamped Michael Strong's Cloisonné Butterfly stamp on black textured CS (for contrast), then heat embossed it with mixed EP and decorated it with clear blings.
I used SN scalloped squares so that the outer piece exactly overlaps the inner one.
The butterflies inside were cut using EK Success whale of a punch, and the borders were cut using EK Success Parisian edger punch.
I left enough space inside for writing a personal text.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Friday, July 16, 2010

Recycling - Papier Mache Bowl With Leaves

This is a bowl I made some time ago, thanks to my wonderful Papier Mache tutor Nili.
I used an old fan's cover for the base of this bowl.
I covered it with Papier Mache from both sides.
Then I covered it with small pieces of recycled paper, with natural dried leaves for decoration.
Finally, I covered it with varnish for protection.
Although It is rather large (its diameter is 44 cms) it is relatively light.
This Papier Mache bowl is all about recycling, and it's very useful.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Monday, July 12, 2010

Style And Fashion - Knitted Necklaces

I was often asked how to wear a knitted necklace.
Well, these photos demonstrate several ways of wearing them.
Every knitted necklace is uniquely hand-made with dozens of different beads: Swarovski beads, glass beads, metal beads, Swarovski pearls and many others.
I've been collecting these beads from all over the world.
They were carefully selected by me to combine into beautiful necklaces in coordinating, bright colors.
I make them in various color combinations, to match all moods and preferences.
Each necklace has a matching pair of hanging earrings (for pierced ears), in coordinating colors.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly