Friday, February 28, 2014
A little friend is having a birthday on the first of March. This set by Inky Antics seemed a perfect choice. Next time I think I'll put the party hat a little further down in the middle of the card, but the rainbow paper seemed a good fit for the hat. All the images were colored in with Copic markers. You'll be seeing lots of birthday cards in March. It's the month of birthdays!
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Have I mentioned how much Gelatos and I have become friends? I've really come to appreciate and enjoy using these handy little sticks of color. They helped make a quick background for these Wow stamps. The first thing to do was to run the sticks of color over the paper. The using a reservoir pen, the color was blended and smoothed. There are really so many was to "water" gelatos. You can use your finger, a brush, a mister spray, etc. I chose the reservoir pen because we are doing this card as a free Make It Take It today at Angela's Happy Stamper store. It seemed the least messy way to water the paper. The stamps were inked with Versa Fine and added once the paper was dry. Come join the fun today if you can.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
More clovers today but these are from Memory Box. They were inked with Momento Luxe and then an extra Celtic stamp was dry stamped onto the ink to create the design you see in each clover. The Master Board was used under the brown strip. The same technique was used to layer the three stips at the top upon which the St. Pat. stamp was inked over the strips.
Monday, February 24, 2014
We had a good time in our Master Board class last week. During class I showed the Master Board and cards we'll be doing next month. Here is the first of three cards. The Master board pieces were used in the strips at the bottom of the card and for the clovers. An Impression Obsession background stamp created the texture on the green card. Some extra shading was done in the corners and on the clover leaves. The board was done with washi tape and Momento Luxe pads.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
This is the last in the "Bird" series of canvases that I've been doing. After gessoing the canvas, gelatos were applied, then the printed paper. Book text was used on each canvas as background. On this canvas, the text was used to create the main image. We've been doing the canvases as Mini Lessons at Angela's Happy Stamper Store. You can look for this one on the store class schedule.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Got another zentangle done. It was all hand drawn and then colored in with Copics. I used this die cut since it matched the loops in the tangle image. The strip of paper pulls in the pink from the flowers. One pin gem was placed in the middle of the flower. Makes a nice generic card, although I think it's going to be turned into a birthday card for a young friend of mine.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Well, after doing all those Valentine's for everyone, I still needed to do one for my hubby! He's not much for the Grunge look, so opted for this set from Unity. He loves to cook, so thought this would be a good one for him. I added lots of washi tape to go with the card.
Friday, February 14, 2014
And here we are at the big day. Hope it's a good one for you. Added to this card is a saying by Pink Ink. A paint brush was dipped in a pink Dylusion spray bottle and then flicked onto the card. Helps liven up the background and goes with the saying.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
We're loading up the week with lots of "loooove" as we head into the final stretch to Valentine's Day. I'm having way to much fun figuring out ways to use my stencil and sprayed hearts. Mixed in with the heart today is an image from a Hero Arts set, and also a background image by Diana Wakely. Pulled out my colored staples to help finish off this card.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
We got in some big square stamps that have 3 images and a message on them. You can stamp it all at once and make a big square card with all the images together. However, when I saw the stamp, all sorts of variations came to mind that you could do with the images. I took the stamp and Versamarked it and then embossed the images with embossing powder. One square was cut out and mounted on this card. Added some adhesive dots at the bottom to attach the flag. The message was moved to the inside of the card. Will show another card I got out of the same stamp.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Here is another card with the sprayed hearts. Crafter's Workshop stencils were used with the sprays. On this card the smaller heart was placed on top of the larger heart with foam tape so there is some dimension between the hearts. It's hard to see that in this picture. An extra piece of scrap sprayed paper was placed under the hearts. The saying is by Hero Arts and was inked with Brillance "Moonlight White".
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
I made these hearts for the Hostess bags we gave out to customers who came last Saturday to our Open House at Angel's Happy Stamper Store. Happily for me, I was having so much fun making them, I ended up with extras! Been putting them to good use by using them on Valentine's day cards. Used a couple of background stamps with dye inks and foam taped the hearts on. The hearts were cut from an Accucut die. The paper was sprayed first with Dylusion sprays in light colors. Then a Crafter's Warehouse stencils were placed over the paper and dark sprays were used. Once the paper was dry, then they were run through the Accucut.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
I'm slowly coming back to the land of the living. Not quite up to a full day at our Open House at Angela's Happy Stamper today, but wanted to alert you to it if you can go. There will be free demos going all morning, paid Make It Take It's in the afternoon, food, and two stamp companies highlighted. Prizes and presents will also be presented! I'll be in for the afternoon to help with one of the projects. Don't worry, I'm not sick, just not up to full strength yet. You won't catch anything from me but enthusiasm for ways to have more fun with stamping!