Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Non Christmas related

I was getting a bit tired of doing X-Mas cards so I slipped a few non X-mas ones in.
I had fun doing this one cause there was alot of cutting out. I know most people don't like haveing to do lots of cuts, but I on the other hand don't mind it.

I did the bathroom wall tiles with self adhesive epoxy dimensional tiles. They are a bit wonky in their placement, but I guess I'm not really good at straight lines (even with the help of ruler and pencil)
I've had these for soooo long that I was pleasantly surprised that they still had sticking power. LOL
A strip of textured paper for a border underneath set the scene.
I watercolored the wall with just a hint of green, colored and cut out the bottles of bath salts (I actually doubled them because the stamp only has two bottles), and the shelf (which I cut the legs off of) and stuck them on the wall.
This is a stamp from http://www.rubberromance.com/ and I just love it.
Anyway, I stickled the bubbles to death so they would really stand out, cut the whole thing out and stuck it on.
There you have it

I guess you've noticed that I don't use many sentiments and are asking why that is, and the answer is
Drum roll please.........................

That I have no answer, Yup you read that right. I really don't have an answer to give you. I love them, I have them, yet I don't use them.
Oh well, just one more thing for me to ponder over.

This card I brightened up so you could see the felt on it better.

I got this design in 2004 from Craft Creations magazine and I loved it way back then.

I watered colored the background on watercolor paper, trying to get that warm african sunset feeling. I think I'm off the mark a tad, but all in all I think it turned out alright.
The giraffs are cut out of thick felt as you can see on the top pic, which gives it dimension.
I did however go a bit overboard roughing up the edges of the card, as you can see I ripped a piece out of the top.
But hey It's homemade paper and it has it's own flaws which is fine with me.

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Suzanne said...

The bath tub card is too cute!!
Wow the felt really shows up in a lighter shade. Very kool

platitudinal said...

Tonniece, I think it's marvelous that you are using all sorts of materials and techniques in making your cards. I'm seeing all these neat materials that you're using ... it's so inspiring!

~Luci ... the woman who is stuck in the 2-D world of paper and pen.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

I love these two cards....the bath tub is just adorable an the tiles wonderfully "wonky"! I alos love the bubbles! the giraffes are beautiful too...looks like a real African sunset....I'm going to visit home in February, not sure I'll be seeing any giraffes though, but defintely the sunset!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Gorgeous cards. The homemade paper is perfect and those tiles!?! How brilliant. Just ingenious. They look extra funky on the envelope too. LOVE it! :0)