Sunday, August 28, 2011

MossyMade

I never thought much about other people wanting my cards, I truly just made them for my own enjoyment and as gifts for friend's birthdays and other occasions, but lately they have been getting lots of attention (more than I ever dreamed...but I will have to share that another time).  So this week I created MossyMade {www.mossymade.com}.  For now it is just a small website (with a gallery) and a facebook page.  Who knows where it will go or how it will change in the future, or even if it will become anything at all.  But I wanted to have something accessible to people who may not know me personally so that if they are gifted a card I made they know where it came from.  I will keep my blog as it is because sharing things with you, my crafty friends, is my first priority and it is what I love most about blogging and crafting. :)  So with that said, I have some cards to share today!  I have been rather absent from blogging this week, but I have been very busy creating.

I got some new Lawn Fawn stamps earlier this week... none of the new releases because I ordered them before the release, but for the record I love ALL the new sets!  But I did get lunar lights, which has been on my wishlist for awhile.


I made this card using one of the new Six by Six pads from My Mind's Eye.  Have you seen those?  If not you should check them out!  This paper was from the "Everyday Flair" pad and I thought they would make beautiful lanterns with the soft colors.  I also tried a technique I saw my friend Laurel use on one of her cards this week.  She brushed a Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk paint dabber over kraft paper and created a nice soft background.  You can see her card HERE, she made it for her son's lunch box (how cute!).  I didn't stop there, I used the same stamps, color palette and left over paper to make this Thank You card requested by a friend.  I played along with this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge and used Dawny's Sketch for this card. {turned on it's side}




I used the same technique with the Malted Milk paint dabber for the main background.  The little "Thanks" panel was an experiment however.  I tried out my Picket Fence Distress Stain on kraft and then brushed the Jenni Bowlin Chewing Gum paint dabber across it too.  I did learn that stamping the sentiment with water-based ink over the paint does not work too well, so I had to re-stamp it with Archival Ink.  Chalk ink may work, I think I might need a little more experimentation with this. :)  I am not experienced with Archival Ink, I only just got it to try it out and see what all the fuss is.

Okay that's all for today, I've kept you long enough.  As always, I'm so glad you stopped by today.  I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Chari

p.s. I hope you will all join Young Crafters Unite! for our very first challenge.  Britta and Marie have worked hard to start these Challenges for all us crafters (no matter your actual age).  Please come join us!


8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards Chari :-) I love Lawn Fawn stamps and the Lunar Lights are a lovely set :-)

    going to check out the new challenge now ,,,I might not be young but I am young at heart lol :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Oh Chari! MossyMade is a beautiful site! I really enjoyed seeing all your cards together in the gallery... And the logo is lovely! So happy for you :) About the cards, both are super sweet, I've seen those papers at SSS but I didn't realize how beautiful they are until I've seen your cards, great work as always!

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  3. Very cool site Chari! So clean and perfect. These cards are great too. So happy to read about you enjoying stamping and your stamps!

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  4. lovely soft color on your card for simon says challenge...lovely done...

    I am joining also the Simon Says challenge my card is number 88, would you mind to hop to my blog...thanks before...Hugs..

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  5. I love your site! Very clean and love the colors! Congratulations on creating it Chari, that is amazing!

    And BOTH your cards are fabulous! I love that you made the second card with your scraps! And thanks for the shout out sweet friend! :)

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  6. Congratulations on your new website and best of luck with your new venture! Your cards are FREAKING AMAZING, so I'm sure you'll do well with it. :o) Just look at these two samples today -- GORGEOUS!

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  7. These are lovely Chari, the daubers certainly give a lovely finish to the card :)
    The PP ia perfect for the lanterns :)
    Jenny x

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  8. Both of these cards are really pretty, but I really really LOVE that first one! The paint effect on the background, the paper pieced lanterns, the soft color palette---just beautiful!!!

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