Friday, July 22, 2016

Feeling icky?

Hello. Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch. I just got this set from Technique Tuesday and had to ink it up.

These little monsters crack me up and are so versatile.

Tag is a die that I cut out using Neenah Solar White cardstock. Stamped the monster in SSS intense black ink so that I could color with Copic's.  Sentiment is included in the stamp set.

The starburst in the back is cut out using a die from Papetrei, Ink in lime green. The splatter stamp is from Stampin Up! and works well since the little guys has a few spots on it's body too.

Green candy dots are from American Crafts.  Colored a piece of white satin ribbon with the same Copic marker that I used on the monster and tied it off with some black scrappers floss. Done!

That's it for today, thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Photo Inspiration

Hi everyone! It's time for a photo inspiration challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. Here is the photo.

I used 3701-M, Sentiments Flag to follow along with the photo.

The Stars are a die from My Favorite Things that I cut out using red, white and Blue cardstock. The wood is also a designer paper that I've had in my stash a while.

What I really like about this stamp is that it allows you to ink it up and not mix inks. If that makes sense?

Hope you play along with this challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. Also, check out what the Rock Stars did, links to their blogs are below.


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Monday, July 18, 2016

Polished stone

Hi everyone! It's my turn to host the project of the week over at The House That Stamps Built. Today I'm going to be doing an old technique but twisting it up with pigment inks.

First of all, gather your supplies. You will need:
1. Pigment inks - I used colorbox petal point inks which I think most of us have.
2. Rubbing Alcohol (that is what is in the purple spray bottle below)
3. Cotton Balls/Pads
4. Glossy paper (I also tried this out on some photo printer paper that was glossy and it worked just fine.)

I did this on my craft mat so that I could go over the entire surface of the paper.

Using two of the colors in the container I randomly stamped it onto the glossy paper. Then I took cotton pad and saturated it with alcohol and blended it together. I tended to pounce the pad around instead of rubbing so that it wouldn't become a muddy mess.

 Below is what I ended up with.

Once dry, I adhered it onto a white card base and finished my card.

Here is the final result. I used Repeat Impressions 8503-U, Moments Quartet stamps to create this card. Butterflies are stamped three times and colored with Copic's. One of them is fussy cut out and I also added a bit of craft wire for the antenna.

That's it, pretty easy and you don't need to drag out your alcohol inks do this either. I love the results you can get using the pigment inks you have on hand.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Watercolor dragonfly

Hello everyone. Here is what I did with the watercolor CAS challenge over at The Paper Players.

Stamp is from Deep Red, dragonfly flourish. I stamped it in versamark,then heat embossed in white embossing powder.

I used distress ink in shaded lilac to color around the dragonfly and then used Zig markers to color the dragonfly itself.

On the white card base I heat embossed swirls all over the place to go with the design of the main image.

I resisted adding anything else to this to keep it as CAS as possible.

Well, that's it for today.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

A card with a scene

Hello everyone. Here is my theme card for a couple of challenges this week. Simon Says Stamp wanted us to create a scene for their Wednesday challenge and over at TGIF it's summer time and sunshine.

Stamps are from Simon Says Stamps. I bought the coordinating dies too. The cloud dies are from Avery Elle. As you can see, one of them is popped up off the page to give it some dimension.

After cutting the pieces out using the dies, I stamped the bicycle and all the accessories and colored them with Copic's.

The ground and sky are sponged on and I hand drew tufts of grass.

That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Square hello

Hello. This weeks Freshly Made Sketch is a square card for a change and here is what I did with it.

The giant peony stamp is from Indigoblu. I used my big Misti to stamp it on water color paper and then I colored it in with a mix of reinkers and watercolors.

Sentiment and the "hello" die cut is from WPlus9. I added some sparkle to the small flowers using the Spectrum clear sparkle pen.

I think I might change this up a bit and use a black card base instead of the pink peony cardstock from PTI. I think black would make more of statement and really make it pop.  What do you think?

OK, I'm off to work. Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

RI Designer choice - It's a mans world

Hi everyone. It's designer choice over at The House That Stamps Built and Shirley is the designer with the choice. Her choice is: It's a mans world and here is what I did with it.

I used 1704-P Great blue heron. I stamped it onto water color paper and then used my Zig real brush water color markers to color him in.

The second layer is real wood paper that I've been hoarding for a while. It work really well against the black card base and my main image.

So what are you waiting for?! Why not play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations! 
Go here to enter!

Don't forget to visit the other Rock Stars to see what they came up with for this challenge.


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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Holy Crap... It's A Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!

Holy Crap... It's A Blog Hop!

Please join us at The House That Stamps Built for a blog hop celebrating Repeat Impressions' newest stamp series... Holy Crap! Yup, hehe... it's true... Wendy's designed a humorous collection of stamps around something she's confessed to saying a little too often.

This new stamp series starts with a large "holy crap!" sentiment which can be paired with any of the great variety of smaller words and sentiments to create a wide range of funny cards. A few theme appropriate images are also included. Please visit Repeat Impressions' online store to check out the entire Holy Crap! collection.

So today all the RI Rock Stars are kicking off a blog hop to showcase some of the new designs and also give you an opportunity to win the stamps!

To participate in the hop all you have to do is visit The House That Stamps Built blog and the blogs of all the Rock Stars listed there. On each blog you will find a key letter. After you collect all the letters, use the letters to create the proper word and then email it to Wendy to be eligible for the blog candy.

My letter for you is S.

You must complete the hop and email Wendy the correct word no later than 5pm eastern time on Monday, July 11th. The blog candy for this hop… an unmounted sheet of the new "Holy Crap!" stamps! Wendy will announce the winner on Tuesday, July 12th on Repeat Impressions' Facebook page so please be sure to "Like" and follow them there if you don't already.

Patti is next up on the hop:

Also, when you are done collecting all the letters, email for your chance to win! Good Luck! Here are my two cards that I made with this new set!

Thanks for stopping by!

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