Saturday, July 30, 2016

Congratulations

 Hi all. Here's a card I made awhile ago that fits in with the sketch over at CAS colours & Sketches.


Stamp set is from Altenew. I stamped it using Simon Says Stamp intense black so that I could use Copic markers to color it.

Cardstock to match came from Hot Off The Press.

Also entering this into the anything goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamps. 

That's it for today. Thanks for dropping by.




Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sketch challenge time

Hi everyone! It's sketch time over at The House That Stamps Built. Below is the sketch.


I used 2708-M, Pine Branch to complete the sketch challenge. The stamp is colored with Marvy le Plume markers and spritzed with water and then stamped onto the white card base.

The hello is a die from My Favorite Things. I used some fun foam behind it to give it a bit more dimension. Fishtail banner dies are also from MFT. I dug out some big bigger eyelets from my stash to add some bling to this masculine card.

And now it’s your turn! The rules are really simple… Remember, your creation doesn’t have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would really love to see them!  Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply create something using the sketch as your inspiration, upload your card to your blog or Splitcoast gallery, then link it to The House That Stamps Built.

Don't forget to check out what our Rock Stars did with this sketch as well.



Joy



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Monday, July 25, 2016

Take care

Hello.  Here's a sweet little sketch that is happening over at The Paper Players.

Rose stamp is from Technique Tuesday. It's the greenhouse society stamp this month. It's colored with Copic's and fussy cut out to work with this sketch.

Background stamp was purchased at a stamp show and I can't remember who makes it. It's stamped using the Ombre green ink pad from Hero Arts. Sentiment is also from Hero Arts.

Small butterfly outline is from Memory Box. Dew drops added to the left side of the card to add some interest - it just really looked like it "needed" something on that side. Not sure if I like it or not, but it is what it is at this point.













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Sunday, July 24, 2016

get well soon

Hello. Playing around today and came up with a little texture technique that I had to use for the tactile challenge over at Less is More.

I took some Tulip puffy paint and squeezed a fair amount onto a piece of white cardstock. Then putting on a pair of latex gloves I smoothed out the paint so that it covered it, in just a thin layer. I then heated it with my heat gun to dry.

Out came the alcohol inks. Watermelon, yellow and salmon, plus a generous amount of blending solution. I just played around until I got something I liked.

The poppy die comes from Simon Says Stamps. I glued it together onto some linen cardstock after stamping the sentiment (Hero Arts). Pierced background die is from MFT.

The texture on this in real life is pretty cool, so much so that you want to touch it. Kind of hard to photograph.

Off to put something together for dinner. Thanks for stopping by.







Saturday, July 23, 2016

Things with wings and a technique

Hi everyone! Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge this week is "things with wings" and here is what I did with it.

Dragonfly die is from Clearly Besotted and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

I blended a few distress inks with my new egg smoothie from Creative Expressions. At first it was a bit difficult using the sponge but I kept at it and changed up my paper until I got something I liked.

I created the texture using bubbles from Dawn dish washing liquid. I filled a shallow Rubbermaid dish with water and added the Dawn and swished it around until I got enough bubbles. Then I laid the card on top of the bubbles and this is the result. I did dry it with my heat gun to speed up the process.

Added some clear dew drops to finish off the card.

Adding this to TGIF Challenge - Cut it out, as well.
 That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.

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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!












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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.



Joy




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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.

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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.













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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.

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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.