Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July Creative Images Meeting

We had a great turnout last night, only missing a few, with one sickie and a couple from out of town.  Almost everyone brought thank you swaps and everyone brought an “Asian Flair” exchange card.  Everyone wore a name tag, too.  How will our treasury make any money that way?  Jeannie did the project, something interesting she learned last month at Stampfest in Orlando.  So, here’s the pics!  As always, click on the pic to enlarge it.

First up, the Asian Flair exchange cards, starting with mine, because I can.  Made this with SU’s retired Kind and Caring Thoughts and black magic.  Went wild with fussy cutting, too.  SU’s ornament punch made the vase.

Kathy's Gingko 2

Next up, Tange’s gold, red and black fans, also fussy cut and popped up.  IRL, the brushed gold was stunning.

Tange's Fans

Therese made this gorgeous dragon with the alcohol ink marbleizing technique.  He was glossy, so photograph doesn’t do him justice.  I have to try this!  Had all the stuff forever.

Therese's Dragon

Pam made this lovely fan card, which could also be a fan window?  She crimped the fan pieces.  Whatever, it’s pretty.

Pam's Fan Window

Jeannie’s Asian Flair card is a crane, a Japanese good luck symbol.

Jeannie's Crane 

Eleanor made this pieced washi paper beauty.  Love the tiny crane in the corner.  IRL, it is a brushed silver background.

Ella's origami

Connie made this watercolored, fussy cut, popped up and Glimmer Misted “perfect pear.”  She put sequins in the middle of her flowers, too!

Connie's Pefect Pair

Holly made this lovely Geisha girl.  IRL, the greenish card base is brushed gold.  She is also Glimmer misted.  Can you tell Holly and Connie were playing together with Glimmer Mist?

 Holly's Gold Geisha

Lona made this lovely bamboo tag with Kanji.  Love the bamboo curtain behind the tag.

Lona's bamboo tag

That’s it for exchange cards.  Next, is Therese’s swap card, a nifty, Asian-inspired, mountain lake.

Therese's Mt. Scape swap

Tange’s swap cards were in a French mood, with merci as the background.

Tange's Merci swap

Pam’s swaps were black magic done with SU’s Awash With Flowers stamp set.  It’s much prettier IRL.

Pam's Black Magic swap

Here’s my black magic swap card, done with SU’s retired Kind and Caring Thoughts.

Kathy's thanks swap

We didn’t explain the rules to Connie about swaps, so she made hers all different.  I teased her so much, she won’t do that again!   All of these are also Glimmer Misted.


Holly made these lovely swap cards with a rose stamp, fussy cut and, you guessed it, Glimmer Mist!  I think the base card is brushed gold IRL.

Holly's Rose Swap

Lona’s swaps could be used as a night light!  That chartreuse is radioactive!  (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!)

Lona's nuclear swap

Next up, are samples from Jeannie’s project.  Although, this first one is just a show and tell of a card she made with the bear white embossed on vellum.  Jeannie has been collecting these Animal Spirits stamps for a while. Each image has multiple animals included in the design, with each one having a lady bug in there somewhere, a Native American symbol/totem for good luck, happiness and prosperity.

Jeannie's bear sample

Jeannie's Penguin sample Jeannie's dragonfly sample

These next pics are what we came up with, in varying stages of completion, using Jeannie’s technique of coloring, smooch spraying and antiquing (if we wanted).  I think the first dragonfly is Connie’s.

Connie's maybe

This one is Holly’s.  I can see this done with a vellum dragonfly so you can see the moon through the wings.

Holly's Dragonfly

I’ll be using this blue bear on a card for my BIL, who’s personal totem is the Bear.

Kathy's Bear

Lona is going to fussy cut and mount this dragonfly.  The smooch spritz is gold, not neon yellow!

Lona's gold butterfly

Pam made this dragonfly to finish another day.

Pam's Dragonfly

Therese started this bumble bee.

Therese's Bee

My little box for keeping our exchange spoons was getting boring, so I made another one.  Going to demo this magnolia at Pam’s workshop next Saturday.  Easy, but time consuming, with SU’s ornament punch.  It’s the prep work that is time consuming, punching, sponging and curling.  Actual assembly is a breeze.

Magnolia & Rose boxes

That’s it for now. Comments always welcome.

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Deelite said...

Such a great turnout last night. Kathy your asian flair card is just wonderful. I just love the idea of using the ornament for a vase. I always learn something new from you on your blog. Using the magic technique was very creative of you. I always enjoy seeing all the different cards. This time Tange's and Therese's cards are eyecatching! I also liked Pam's idea of crimping the paper for the fan. Jeanie's cards are always on my favorite list, but this one with the crane is really lovely. I am sure Connie will not bring more then one next month hehe
Thanks Kathy for sharing your fun with the ladies night on Monday. I just love reading what you write and really enjoy the pics. You are the best!!

~* Tracy *~ said...

Wow, there's so many gorgeous creations all you lovely ladies have made! Love the Asian theme for this month. I'm really enjoying what everyone has done. The vellum embossing and colouring is very pretty, even more so as there's dragonflies!
Kathy, your rose and magnolia boxes are simply divine, love them.
xx Tracy