Sunday, January 19, 2014

January UmWow sketch- tag

I wanted to try a second project using the January UmWow sketch and decided to rotate the design.  I made a tag using 3 different distress inks - mustard seed, forest moss, brushed corduroy (even colored my own ribbon with them) and some UmWow chippies. There are some stamped images under the words and chippie squares, as well as the stamped banners.  The vertical zigzag was heat embossed with clear embossing powder, as was the little star on the bottom square.  A strip of washi finished it off.  I think I like this one better than my first.  I also inked and embossed the tag holder to coordinate with the tag.  Thanks for taking a look.
Here's the sketch:

Here's my take on it:

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Christmas quilting gifts

I'm a little late getting this posted, but I gave several quilted gifts this Christmas.  I hadn't done any quilting in many years, so it was lots of fun (and stressful at times) doing these projects.  I started small:  a quilt for my granddaughter's doll and a pillow for my grandson.  Once those were done, I started on a memory quilt for my oldest son.  I finished the quilt early Christmas morning - just in time to wrap it and put it under the tree.  I'm quite happy with how they all turned out, and everyone was pleased to receive them. Now I need to start on a memory quilt for my youngest son and also one for my daughter.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

January UmWow Sketch

I'm loving these UmWow sketches! This sketch inspired me to test out some of my distress embossing powders, since the squares reminded me of swatches.  I used several UmWow masks: light bulb for the banners, star, and chevron. For more texture, I embossed the cardstock.  The square chippies were heat embossed with a variety of distress embossing powders.  I really like these powders (got them from DeeDee quite a long time ago) - they give a beautiful luster and texture.  I think my favorite square "swatch" is the green one - looks and feels like a ceramic tile.