Thursday, October 30, 2008

Finally! My BIG PROJECT Revealed!

Well, I finally managed to find the time to finish my BIG PROJECT! These are all of the cards used as Samples in my Stitching Cards by Carolivy Book on CD (available on my site Custom Creations by Carolivy) Almost all of the 3-D's used on these cards are available on the Companion CD. Along with the patterns, in the book I have include Tutorials on the Gamsol Technique, Watercolor Pencil Technique and How To Make Curved Text with Stitched Sentiments.
This Snow Couple is finished with White Pearl Acrylic Paint and there is Glitter Paint on the roof of the house.

This card is an example of a pattern that can be Beaded or done with the Lazy Daisy Stitch.

This pattern was inspired by a Tea Bag.

This pattern has both a Long Version and a Square Version.

A sample of the Sentiments and my very first Computer only painting.

The Long Version of the Flourish Edging.

A very colorful Guitar.

A very simple Cat pattern.

This Butterfly pattern also has a Long and a Square Version.

The Square Version, plus a Sample of the Curved Stitched Text.

A Bugle Bead and Seed Bead Snowflake.

A complicated, but beautiful pattern when finished, this pattern can also be done with beads.

Now, we ALL knew there just HAD to be Ivy somewhere here, didn't we? lol

This Santa is the one used in the Gamso Tutorial.

This Santa is the one used in the Watercolor Pencil Tutorial.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cards made from Fred She Said Images

Well! I have been a very bad girl for not posting here! I have been making cards though. I have been working on my BIG PROJECT too and I will be posting (unveiling) it!
In the meantime, I thought I would catch you up with some of the cards that I have been doing. I got some stuff off of Tracey's site Fred, She Said...The Store and have been having a ball with it!
I also got a Cuttlebug recently with several folders and a set of Round Scallop Nestabilities. Ooooh, boy! Are those all fun to play with too!

This set comes uncolored. I colored the dallion in Photoshop using the Gradient Tool.
The Wreath on this card is done with the Nestabilities. Both were embossed as well. I skipped one size when I cut the center one.

Don't you just love this one!? Oh, Emma is just adorable! I added some Glamour Dust to the top of the snow mound as well as the pompom on Emma's hat.

This one is very 3-D illusional! I cut small slits right next to the center layer to thread the ribbon under, to enhance the 3-D look of this card.

One of my favorite monsters! Thank you Nolan! The backing paper started out as some Shaving Cream Paper, then I scanned it into the computer and played with the color, so I guess this is Computer Generated Shaving Cream