Monday, May 13, 2013

May Creative Images Meeting

We had three former members, good friends, join us last Wed. night and we all had a good time.  Very happy to see Dee, Pat and Genny again. They brought exchange cards, too, so we had lots of cards.  Our exchange card theme this month was “Seaside Adventure.  Therese used her bathing beauty from January’s stamp camp transfer on canvas taught by Jeannie.  Click on any card to see details, then “back” to return.


Dee made the palm trees with white micro glitter and gold outline stickers, colored with Copics or whatever she used.  I love this technique.  You can see more about it in my previous post.  On the right, Ella made this little fussy cut girl on a sandy beach.  Definitely bright and sunny!

Ex-Dee Ex-Ella

Genny did this lovely Father’s Day card with a water colored lighthouse.  Jeannie made this great card with three sailboats with lots of bellies for interest. 

Ex-Genny Ex-Jeannie

This next card is my three bathing beauties done from the stamp camp, with flip flops and tiny shells added.


Pam used one of my favorite SU sets for this lightly color washed beach scene.  I always think of my sister when I see this stamp.


Pat water colored this beautiful, relaxing, beach scene.  It feels more New Englandy than Florida.


Tange made this lovely, simple card with the same SU set Pam used.  She stamped it and then used bleach in a water pen to remove color.  Will have to try this again, soon. 


Eleanor did the project, a technique new to most of us, white embossing on black cardstock, colored with pastels.  You can see a tutorial on Splitcoast here.  Here’s four of her samples.  Gorgeous!

Ella's Samples

Most everyone took to heart my concern that not many of us ever finished the project at the meeting, especially when someone goes to the trouble to teach it to us and provide everything we need to do it.  Almost everyone finished their cards!  I got pictures of most of them.

For contrast in techniques, here’s a Black Magic card I made long ago that is similar, but uses white craft ink instead of white embossing and pencils instead of pastels.  Both have great end results, especially if you can’t find your pastels!  LOL

Kind & Caring Black Magic

Tange’s birthday was in April and Jeannie gave her a belated birthday card at the meeting.  Tange is one of a kind!

Tange BD card

Last, but not least, Ella submitted her proposed project for the January stamp camp.  The colors behind the fussy cut silhouettes are from brightly colored bits of egg shells! 

Stamp Camp proposal

That’s it for this month.  Thanks for stopping by.  Comments always welcome.

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Anonymous said...

I have to say, the beach cards are ALL beautiful, and my absolute favorite of all I've ever seen ... course, I'm partial to the beach ... everyone made wonderful cards that captured the beach atmosphere. Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

Hi Sis,
The card with 2 little girls was nice..borrow the stamp and make a set for us..?

Kathynruss said...

Since I own this set, I will for sure make some for us.

~* Tracy *~ said...

beautiful cards as always ♥ Loving the beach theme. Especially like the bleach technique.

Anonymous said...

Kathy, I love, love, LOVE those summer cards!! You and your friends are so very talented. Those cards should be framed! I could not even pick 1 that was my favorite. Loved them all! Trish

Michelle Cooper said...

What talent! I am partial tot he beachy ones myself, but they all look great. So very creative! Jeannie has agreed to make cards for my speakers this year while I am FALSS' Director of Education. They are such a nice personal touch as a thank you to those speakers giving of their personal time. It was great seeing you Kathy. Keep up the stampin' good work!