Monday, January 10, 2011

pockets, veneer and resin...

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't been posting much lately. Have been so, so busy with projects. I mailed a bunch of things off Friday for a manufacturer that I haven't worked with before and I can't wait to show you my things! I made 3 more cards with the Jan. Jenni Bowlin kits that I want to share with you really quick. These kits are packed full with things I love...wooden frames, embossed resin, little pockets....I could go on and on!

This little wooden frame is a veneer frame by Studio Calico. I used a Jenni Bowlin paint dauber called Soap Powder to dress it up. I just rubbed it over the frame lightly, allowing some of the frame to show through to create a worn look. The black damask is an exclusive Jenni Bowlin paper made just for this kit. When I was almost finished with the card, I decided the tag in the pocket was too white, so I brushed another paint dauber called Malted Milk over it to tone it down. The little pockets are Melissa Frances, aren't they cute!
On the Thanks card, I used the Basic Grey doily in the kit and stenciled over it with the Malted Milk paint dauber to create a fun background for a card. The black alphas looked a little stark, so I added some softness to them by zig zag stitching over them.
I added one of the Pink Paislee Artisan circles and a bingo star. Love these! Blue floss is from my stash.
The background on this next one is a paper from Studio Calico's Elementary line. I dressed up another little pocket and tucked a butterfly punched with my Sizzix butterfly die behind the pocket.
Jenni now sells vintage book paper like the one I used here. I folded it up and tucked it in the pocket. Wouldn't it be fun to add a special note for someone on the book paper?
The rest of the gallery by the team should be up sometime today! I loved the soft blues, greens and yellows of this month's kits!
Danielle

15 comments:

piradee talvanna said...

these are absolutely gorgeous! looks as thou i might finally cave into those paint dauber (that color is fabulous)

jamie said...

these are beautiful!

Lesley Langdon said...

Love these projects, especially the first one! I love your vision and your color choices, you always create beautiful pieces to look at!

Jennifer said...

wow...your creations are absolutely gorgeous!! :)

Smita said...

Beautiful creations!!

Leigh said...

Beautiful cards!

Keshet said...

Love all of these, but especially the first! Beautiful!

clouds shadler said...

oh Danielle, yer cards make me smile from ear to ear, just like this ... :) hehe, lovely card and I really luv the elements, and I'm happy that my Jan JB kit has shipped :) I really like the way you used the lace, totally fun!

Hugs,
C :)

Jocelyn said...

Such wonderful cards!!!! I love each and every one of them!!!

Wishing you a great day Danielle!!!

Melonie said...

Gorgeous Dani! I am loving those little wooden heart and star pieces. SO cute!

Charlene said...

Dani!!!!!!! Such awesome cards!!!! I really love all these sweet sweet cards so much!!!

jonaks said...

these are really gorgeous dani!!!

Lillian Child said...

These are some really beautiful projects, Dani!

Viola Mahr said...

Such awesomely pretty cards Danielle!! I HAVE to come here more often... thank you for reminding me with your blog visit ;) I sure need to catch up on yours...

hugs!

hassasm said...

wow...your creations are absolutely gorgeous!! :)