Monday, May 29, 2017

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!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Anything goes - get well



It’s time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we were challenged with Anything goes.
I used one of the jars and only one of the flowers in the bouquet that is found on plate #9700. I just used a copic friendly black marker directly on the stamp. Long rectangle dies from Spellbinder used to frame it up and I also used the scalloped dies that match the set.  Pink and white polka dot designer paper is from lasting impressions. I cut it to 4 x 5.25 and backed it with some fun foam so that it would add some dimension to the card.  This turned out to be a bit of a girlie get well card, but I love the colors.

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, May 21, 2017

Stipple Butterfly


Hello, everyone.  Here is my latest creation for two challenges today. I originally had this mounted on a white card base, but the tree back ground just got lost, so I switched it up to black.


I have no idea who makes this tree limb back ground stamp. I got it at a stamp fair and forgot to mark it. I used Mojito green ink from Fresh Ink to stamp it with. Cut it up, added some fum foam to the back and stuck it on.

Recognize this butterfly? It's the retired stipple butterfly from Stamin Up! I stamped it on Fabriano hot press watercolor paper (recent purchase off of Amazon, cheaper than Arches, works the same) and used the Zig real brush water color pens and a water brush to color this beauty up. Fussy cut it out, added wire antenna's along with some foam square for dimension and called it done.


OK, back to my weekend chores now. Thanks for stopping by!
 

 











 Challenges:
Freshly made sketches
The Paper Players

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Just a note

Hello. Sharing a quick card and post today.


Stamped in Versafine ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then colored with Copic's. Stamp is from Mama Elephant.

Kept it clean and simple and let the image be the star.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Photo Inspiration



It’s time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we were challenged to use the photo below as a starting point for inspiration.


I used both the color and the flowers to come up with my card. My yellow is a little lighter than the photo, but it still works.  I used the solid mum stamp again and the sentiment is from the plate 8600. I did also use an impression plate on the white card base in the back ground. It's faint, but in real life that wrought iron impression looks really cool.

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!