Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Inspiration palette challenge

It’s time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we were challenged to use the following Inspiration palette to create with.


I went with the colors and the beach theme.

Ranger distress inks used to create the scene. Added in a few clouds using a stencil. I also used the stamp #4522 -G calm water to create the waves and added some Copic opaque white paint for dimension. #2407-G Life's a Beach is stamped in Versafine, cut out using a banner die and stuck on a tooth pick to resemble a flag.


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!
Don’t forget… Take part in one weekly challenge or all of them. The more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a
Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.















Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Toucan do it!

Hello. Sorry for being MIA for the last week. I've been down in San Diego on business, but I'm back now and creating again.

Here is something for the CAS feathered friends challenge over at The Paper Players.


Stamps are from Your Next Stamp. I stamped the toucan in Versafine onto some Neenah solar white, heat embossed him in clear and then colored with Copic's.

I used a dark gray cardstock as the base for the card.  

Thanks for stopping by.



http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2017/06/pp349-jaydees-clean-and-simple-challenge.html

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tic-Tac-Toe challenge

It’s time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we were challenged to follow the tic tac toe board. Here is what I did with it.


I used the paw print stamp from RI to make that button. I just stamped it, glued the clear button over the top of it using glossy accents and then trimmed it out once dry.

Embossing folder is from Darice. Copic's used to color that sweet little dog!  
  
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!
Don’t forget… Take part in one weekly challenge or all of them. The more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a
Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.



Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks a bunch!

Hello. Playing in the Less is More one layer sweet things challenge today.


Stamps are from Sunny Studio.

I stamped the cherries in Lawn Fawn's jet black ink so that I could color with Copic's. I just got the new fine nibs for my sketch markers and they work wonderfully!  Highly recommend.

Used a white gel pen to add some highlights on the cherries.
 
Thanks for stopping by!





http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2017/06/challenge-332-one-layer-sweet-things.html

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Masculine birthday card - brassy gears

Hi all. Decided to play around a bit with this weeks Freshly Made Sketch. I mean, I really played around with the back ground on this one.


I took a piece of black cardstock and added layer after layer of metallic paint, alcohol inks, crackle paint, distress inks, etc. to create this. It turned out pretty cool in real life.  Lots of texture and a dull masculine shine (oxymoron used there).

Sentiment is heat embossed with gold embossing powder from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by.  






http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2017/06/freshly-made-sketches-291-sketch-by-jen.htmlhttp://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

Friday, June 9, 2017

Tools

Hello. Playing in a few challenges today.  I used the sketch from TGIF challenges and made is masculine for the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.


Stamps and dies are from Taylored expressions except for the word "Husband" which is from a Papertrey, Ink set.

Used some shiny silver cardstock from my stash on the tools. The nail heads on the ends of the sentiment panel are from Prima. I've had them in my stash forever, so it was good to use them on this.

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




http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/06/tgif111-sketch-challenge.html

 http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Use your Washi tape challenge

It’s time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week it is Donna's Designer Choice and she wants us to use some Washi tape. Here is what I did....



I used this fabulous Washi tape with floral with gold accents behind the die cut out words and number. The "Everything" is from Repeat Impressions, stamped in versamark and then heat embossed in gold to match the Washi.  


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!
Don’t forget… Take part in one weekly challenge or all of them. The more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a
Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.













Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pink rose

Hello. Playing in two challenges today.



The Paper Players theme challenge this week is Birthday and CAS-ual Fridays wants to see some patterned papers. This is what came up with by combining those two challenges.

I have forgotten who makes this rose stamp, and it's one of my favorites, too. I stamped it in versafine ink, then heat embossed it with clear powder so that I could color it with Copic's.

Sentiment is from Avery Elle. Gingham paper is from A*muse Studio.  Added some tiny black self adhesive pearls from Kaisercraft for a bit more interest on the card.

That it for now, thanks for stopping by.




ETA: Adding this into Simon Says Stamp anything goes challenge too.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2017/06/pp347-theme-from-jaydee.html

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sticky Note

Hi everyone.  My mojo has been missing these last few days. Everything that I've tried to make went into the trash. Here is a fun shaker card that actually came together, after several tries.


Isn't this frog super cute? It's from Your Next Stamp. I stamped it in Versafine, heat embossed it and then colored with Copic's. He is glued to the front of the acetate so that the beads and glitter float behind him. Which makes the sentiment (came with the stamp set) fun.

Adding this to the Inkspirational designers choice challenge of windows.

Thanks for stopping by.





Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Born to be Wild



It’s time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we were challenged to follow this sketch.


Here is what I did with it.  The motorcycle and sentiment can be found on plate #9100 or by themselves.


Used silver metallic cardstock and silver mirror cardstock to go with the bike theme of chrome and metal. Same with the silver self adhesive pearls. 

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!
Don’t forget… Take part in one weekly challenge or all of them. The more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a
Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.




Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CAS graduation card

Hi everyone.  Playing in two challenges today. Less is more recipe week is to use Shimmer. I started off using a piece of shimmer cardstock to create this clean and simple graduation card.


Cardstock and the congrats sentiment stamp are from Papertrey, Ink. I picked up these really cute graduation stickers from Doodlebug Designs at Impress Cards and Crafts.

I stamped the sentiment several times using my Nano Stampaholic to get it as dark as I could on the slippery shimmery cardstock.

Entering this into Addicted to CAS: code word Graduation

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.






Monday, May 29, 2017

Congrats!

Hello. Playing in the sketch challenge over at The Paper Players today.


Cherry blossom stamp is from Inspired by Stamping. Stamped in versafine, heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then colored with Copic's.

Sentiment stamp is from Pretty Pink Posh. The old, old, old designer paper is from Dena's closet from Colorbok. It's a double sided 8 x 8 paper pack that I've hoarded for years.  Wish they still made it, sigh!

Thanks for stopping by!





Project of the week - Black Magic






Hi everyone, it’s my turn to provide a project of the week over at The House That Stamps Built. I decided to go with the Black Magic technique this time around. 

 Supplies needed:
·         White pigment ink
·         Heat embosser
·         Solid stamps
·         Black or dark cardstock
·         Colored pencils















Stamp your solid images in white pigment ink and heat set. Then color with colored pencils. The technique can call for outlining or adding lines and dots with a white gel pen or pencil, but I decided to keep it clean and simple.


I really like breaking out of my normal coloring rut and doing something different now and again, and this technique is a good way to make images really pop.



I heat embossed the sentiment using white detail embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by!