Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I used versamark embossing ink to stamp the hinges, then embossed with copper embossing powder. I then painstakingly cut them out and used foam tape to pop them up on the card. I used the script back ground for the right hand panel, which is stamped in Versamagic Wheat ink that is pretty much tone on tone with the ivory card stock. The designer paper to the left is from the "Juliette" Soar with it Collection. A brown grosgrain ribbon is run between the two panels and adhered with ScorTape. If you haven't tried ScorTape, I highly recommend it! It works just like red-liner tape, but you can tear it! So much easier to use and just as strong!
All papers and stamps from The Angel Company.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
While there, we decided to take a drive further up the road to see check out the camp grounds.
Yep, that's a black bear in that there meadow! As you can see above, Bob had to get a closer look and take some close up pictures. You can see him in the lower left hand corner of the photo. I took this picture from about 200 meters away - I would've been where he is if I wouldn't have had on stupid flip flops. I think the noice would've alerted the bear! So, I took them off and walked back and forth down the road waiting for a good shot! Guess what I'm asking for for my B-day? Yep, a good zoom lense so that I can catch these close up shots, and safely! =) We were so pumped up after witnessing this! It was awesome to be able to see and watch a bear in the wild. The Hoh rain forest paled compared to this! and you can bet that the for the rest of the trip, I rubbed it in that he should listen to me more often! LOL!!!
Here we are posing with our four legged child - seems there's more pictures of the dog than there are of me - and I don't take them!!!
Again, we literally stopped for some wildlife, twice!
Once going up the mountain pass and then coming back down! It was the same doe - in the same spot. I think that area was her turf and she was looking for handouts!
I took both of these shots from inside the jeep!
Monday, May 25, 2009
and here is my example:
The back ground stamp has numerous Chinese designs, symbols and writing on it. I inked it up in Palette landscape green ink and then used markers on the bamboo stamp. Nestabilities were used to cut it out to the size I wanted. The dark green layer is actually white mulberry paper that I colored with the same marker I used on the bamboo.
I stamped the sentiment out on the mulberry paper and used the tag nestability to cut it out and a piece of the same back ground as the main panel. I ran a marker around the largest tag to give it dimension, then decided to do the same with the rice paper/bamboo designer paper. Lastly, added a black pearl to the tag from Kaiser Craft.
This past Saturday, we went on a major road trip and saw some absolutely wonderful scenery and wildlife. I took over 100 pictures and will share them with you shortly. We had just the most awesome weather and it was just sweet to get out and explore! Have a good one!
Stamps - Local King Rubber Stamps, sentiment is from Stampendous
Palette ink in Landscape and Noir
Pearl from Kaiser Craft
Green designer paper - K&Company
Rice/bamboo paper from ???
Marvy LePlume II Markers
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I stamped the flower onto the designer paper and then cut them all out. Using a normal hole punch, I punched the center of the flower and ran green ribbon through it. Tie a knot for the center and cut the left over ribbon to resemble a leaf. I also bent the flower petals a bit so that they looked like real petals. I added dots around the edge of the card using a white gel pen. The card measures 5 x 5.
Paper - Mimi from The Angel Company
Stamps - Flowr from Petal pack and the sentiment is from the Angel Company
Green satin ribbon - TAC
White and black card stock
Have a fun memorial day weekend!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I chose to use turquoise as my bold bright. The embossing folder is from Quickutz, as is the nesting label. One of my finds at the Heirloom Pro Rubber Stamp Show. Speaking of my finds, I did get quite a few flower stamps that I plan on coloring with my Copic markers. This year it wasn't such a crush - probably due to the gorgeous weather we had that day! I'm sure there were a lot of outdoor family activities going on and of course the economy played a part in it as well. I know I didn't spend as much as I ususally do - just didn't see anything really "new" and exciting!
Quickutz embossing folder and nesting label
Stamps - flower from Penny Black, sentiment from Stampendous
Inks - tempting turquoise, gable green, Palette noir
Kaiser craft pearl
White, black and turquoise card stock
Have a great day!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thought I would do something a bit different this week! I don't usually go for inchies - as I get frustrated trying to get them spaced perfectly! But this one turned out ok!
This was done with outline stickers from Magenta. I placed them on the designer paper and then used a punch. You have to punch quickly and with a bit of force so that the stickers don't get caught up in the punch! After punching them out, I placed them randomly on the black panel, trying to get them as evenly spaced as possible. I also added a border on the right side using the same stickers from the set. Visually and in real life, this looks pretty cool. Not only that, it can be done real quick like!
Outline Stickers - Magenta
Designer Paper - Card makers creative pack from Hot off the press
Sentiment - The Angel Company
Black and green card stock
Ink - Palette Noir
Have a great week!
Friday, May 15, 2009
I used the paisly rockz stamp set and stamped it in black randomly over the red card stock. Next use your white gel pen to doodle/color in any area you want to create the bandana effect. I cut it into three panels and mounted it to a black card base.
The circle tag is an old retired stamp that I thought fit in with the cowboy bandana theme going on here. I added some wire and curled it around my paper piercer so that it resembled barbed wire - sort of.
- Stamps - Paisley rockz and fun tag (both retired), sentiment is from feel better hostess set all from The Angel Company
- Red and black card stock
- Palette noir ink
- white gel pen
- Black satin ribbon
Heirloom Pro is in town this weekend for their annual stamp show! I have money saved to buy some new rubber and it's burning a hole in my pocket! I have a friend that I'm going to meet there - this is an annual outing for us and our fourth year in a row! Nothing like spending time doing some serious shopping with a fellow stamper! Have a great weekend!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Card measures the normal A2 size.
I just got two new Quickutz embossing folders in the mail! Of course I had to play around! This one is called Vines. It's kind of hard to see it on the bright pink card stock, though.
The rose is stamped in pink - it's a two step stamp, so the main color was stamped off once, so that I could use the pink ink full strength on the outline. I decided to layer all the panels in black (which seems to becoming a habit with me) but it sure makes things pop and look clean. The sentiment is popped up with foam tape, as is the rose. Black and white gingham ribbon is tied to the top panel prior to adhering.
Supplies: Stamps - Rose from Rose Garden (retiring) and Happy Birthday sentiment (retired)
is from The Angel Company.
Have a great week!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This one is Sweet Pea's and they are colored with Copic Markers and blending pen. I used my oval nesties to cut it out and the layer of Bazzill pink cardstock. The blue polka dot designer paper came out of my scrap pile and I used the doily punch by MSC to make the borders on each side. I sponged some blue chalk ink around the sentiment and the Sweet Peas. The sentiment is from Penny Black.
Copic markers were used on this one, too. The background houndstooth is a stamp I just picked up from Impress Rubber Stamps and is stamped with canary ink by colorbox. Green grosgrain ribbon is tied onto the left side and the sentiment is stamped in the lower left hand corner (TAC).
I was surprised at how fun these were to work with. I experimented with watercolor as well, but the ink that I have in my HP printer is from Rapid Refill Ink, and ran a bit. I should've heat set it first. The two images that I purchased are from Sketching Stamper Digi Stamps and you can find them here, and there are several designs to choose from. I look at Digi Stamps as another tool in my arsenal - they'll never replace my rubber stamps, they're just another medium to work with, especially if you like to color like I do!
Have a great day!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I'm off to spread river rock into the flower beds! The sun is out and it should be a great day. Too bad I have to spend it doing forced yard work! Have a great Mother's Day!
Stamps - Flower bunch - Memory Box, sentiment unknown
Palette Noir ink
White and yellow grosgrain ribbon