Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thank You Card





I made this card for the Michael Strong's Yahoo group November challenge - a Thank You card.
This card is suitable for a woman or for a man, because of its elegant and calm color combo.
Ingredients:
Turquoise leather textured CS, its edges distressed for a Shabby Chic look
Shiny gold paper
Dark turquoise bubbles textured CS, cut into 2 separate pieces
Basic Grey patterned paper, Pyrus line, its edges distressed for a Shabby Chic look
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Cranes Stamp Set (small and large) - both cranes were stamped, heat embossed with turquoise EP and glued 3D for extra dimension
Turquoise blings in various sizes
Inside the card there's a turquoise CS, punched with Martha Stewart's Layered Arches edger punch, and the sentiment Thank You was written with a white gel pen in a special font called Dorly's hand writing :-)
Challenges
Turquoise is December's Birthstone for Daring Cardmakers (10.12.10) .
and there's a fabulous prize at Daring Cardmakers sponsored by Flourish with a Bling! - who wouldn't love to win it?
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Card #3 - Spirella In Blue



This card has two layers of leather textured CS on an aqua CS as its basis.
The red and aqua CS were trimmed straightly.
The paper with the trees covered with snow was cut from some commercial add, and its edges were distressed for a Shabby Chic look.
The spirella was hand cut from CS, and I used teal and light blue embroidery threads to weave it. It was glued 3D for extra dimension.
I added white snowflake shaped brads with glitter, to match the snow on the trees.
I hope you'll find it inspiring. Merry Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Card #2 - A Trio Of Trees




This card has a few layers of leather textured CS on a cream CS as its basis.
The teal CS was cut, while the edges of the red CS were distressed for a Shabby Chic look.
The light green CS was punched using Martha Stewart's Layered Arches edger punch.
I also used:
Basic Grey patterned paper – Jovial.
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Christmas Tree stamps (small and medium), stamped on teal CS and heat embossed with white EP, cut with nail scissors and glued 3D for extra dimension.
Clear and red blings, to add some Christmas glam.
I hope you'll find it inspiring. Merry Christmas!
Challenges
ANYTHING GOES for Paper Cutz Challenge # 69 (2.12.10) .
Oh Christmas tree! for Totally Gorjuss: Challenge 58 (2.12.10) .
JUGS61 3-D holiday embellishment for "Just Us Girls" (2.12.10) .
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Hanukkah!

I've been invited to BoniBleaux Designs as a guest designer for November.
My mission was to create a Hanukkah card using the digital stamp Hanukkah Harry, newly released on November 15th.
So here's the card I made.

For the background papers I used:
Red CS
Leather textured green and red CS, their edges slightly distressed for a Shabby Chic look
Basic Grey Origins papers, punched with Martha Stewart's Quilted edger punch
I printed Hanukkah Harry digital stamp on white CS and colored it with pencils.
To make Harry's background look old (like Harry himself…) I used Ranger's distress ink: Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw and Old Paper, mixing the 3 colors with a dauber.
I printed the text "Happy Hanukkah" on white CS and distressed it like the stamp's background. I used a ticket punch and brads for the corners.
The red CS, with the colored stamp and the sentiment on it, was glued 3D for extra dimension.


And here's a closeup photo of the colored stamp:
(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)

The color combo may remind you of Christmas. Well, it's the holidays season, and there are many reasons to celebrate.
Hanukkah is a holiday of light (lighting candles for 8 days) and calories (eating donuts and latkes).
I wish you all a Happy Hanukkah, filled with joy and calorie light :-)

H is for..... - Hanukkah card for ABC Challenge (21.11.10) .
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Michael Strong Blog Hop

Michael Strong Blog Hop is meant to inspire you to create your Christmas cards.
You're welcome to visit all 7 blogs to see the artwork.
If you want to win a candy, you MUST leave comments along the way in all 7 blogs, until the end of November.
It is a circular blog hop, so wherever you start you will see them all.
The next place to visit is the blog of Dani:
http://stampingwitch.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/michael-strong-blog-hop/

Here's the list of all 7 participating blogs:
Michael Strong: http://www.blog.strongstamps.com/
Herma: http://hermaf.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/michael-strong-blog-hop/
Heidi: http://heidi-thereluctantblogger.blogspot.com/2010/11/michael-strong-blog-hop_11.html
Dorly (me): http://modernadesignsart.blogspot.com/2010/11/michael-strong-blog-hop.html
Dani: http://stampingwitch.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/michael-strong-blog-hop/
Trena: http://trenabrannon.typepad.com/stamping_painting_and_col/2010/11/michael-strong-blog-hop.html
Hetty: http://craftchaos.blogspot.com/2010/11/michael-strong-christmas-blog-hop.html

So here's my Christmas Card #1


This card has a few layers of leather textured CS on a light blue CS.
The edges were slightly distressed for a Shabby Chic look.
I also used:
Martha Stewart's Layered Arches edger punch
Basic Grey patterned paper - Jovial - distressed with Ranger's distress ink (Broken China)
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Christmas Tree stamps (small and medium), stamped with black Stazon ink on turquoise CS, cut with nail scissors and glued 3D for extra dimension
clear and red blings, to add some Christmas glam.
I hope you'll find it inspiring. Merry Christmas!

do it in 3's for Little Red Wagon (17.11.10) .
Tis the Season for Stamp and Create (6.12.10) .
Christmas for The Stamp Man Challenge Blog (19.11.10) .
Blue Christmas for Wild Orchid Challenges (28.11.10) .
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Monday, November 8, 2010

Transparent Mini Album - Flowers And Butterflies


This mini album was created out of a big transparent page (12x12) cut into 4 smaller pieces.
I've easily cut it with a knife, with scissors and with Sizzix dies.
Because it is transparent, I had to pay attention to what's showing on the other side of each page. I think it's challenging, don't you?
Yet I could use so many techniques, inks and 3D items, and that turned it into a fun project to play with.
It is very colorful and cheerful, and there's still some room left to add photos.
It came out rather chubby because of all the embellishments I put in - and I like it this way.
I hope the photos show its transparency and the way each page seems from both sides, through the layers.
There are quite a few of them, so sit back and enjoy…
You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it.





Ingredients:
transparent page (12x12) - for the pages
transparent page (12x12) - for the TH dies (flowers and flourishes), colored with
Stazon ink
Cuttlebug's embossing folder - Tiny Bubbles
Basic grey patterned paper - Pyrus, cut with SN through the Cuttlebug
Rub-ons, brads, clear and turquoise blings
Ribbons
Metal binding rings
Felt flowers
Silk flowers
Martha Stewart's Quilted edger punch
A turquoise paper rose I made myself, like the TH paper roses, distressed with Ranger's distress ink (Broken China) and lightly coated with Diamond Glaze for a shiny glazing
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Flower stamp (small), heat embossed with white EP (on light blue CS) and with baby blue EP (on black CS)
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Butterfly stamp (large), heat embossed with white EP (on white CS), once as it is and once coated with Diamond Glaze for a shiny glazing, both glued 3D for extra dimension.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wedding Card


My eldest son who's going to a wedding asked me to make a card for him.
I made a simple yet elegant wedding card, in my favorite color combo - black, white and red.
I used several layers of textured CS.
The bride's dress was hand embossed with a stylus on Parchment paper and attached to the black CS with heart brads, then glued 3D for extra dimension.
I wish the young couple harmony and love.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Thursday, November 4, 2010

ציור אווירה מנצנץ ובוהק

For the English version look here


ציור אווירה חדש בגוונים של לבן, שחור ואדום
הנצנוץ מתקבל משילוב של פתותי זכוכית, שמקנים מראה תלת מימדי ובוהקים מכל כיוון
הציור צויר בצבעים אקריליים, בשילוב של טכניקות מגוונות
על קנווס בגודל 40 על 40 ס"מ
?האם אתם יכולים ליצור ציור דומה בעצמכם
בסדנה יכול כל אחד ליצור ציור ייחודי, בכל קשת גוונים אפשרית, תוך שימוש בטכניקות שנלמדות בסדנה
?האם אתם מוכנים להתחיל לצייר
ניתן לראות צילומים נוספים כאן
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sparkle About Atmosphere Painting



Here's a new atmosphere painting in shades of white, black and red.
It's a Mixed Media painting created using acrylic paint, combined with several techniques, on canvas 40x40 cms.
Could you create a similar painting of your own?
In a workshop each and every one of you can create a unique painting, in various colors, using the techniques shown here.
You don't have to know how to paint to create this!
Are you ready to paint?
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly