Thursday, April 24, 2008

Upcoming stamp camp

Hi everyone!
I am posting a couple of samples of projects we will be doing at my workshop this weekend. I did a 6" x 6" scrapbook page, and a Photo Wallet.

This one uses the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Papers and the Close to Cocoa Prints DP. I paper pierced the outside of the Soft Sky Textured CS. I used the Photo Corner Punch on the Afternoon Tea DP for the top left.
The Sentiment is from the Loonies for Littles promo, and the medallion is from True Friend, with a Build-A-Brad in the middle.

For the photo wallet, I tried not to make the colours too girly, since the stamp set is more on the feminine side.

I used the stamp set Always (one of my fav's).
The main wallet is Blue Bayou Textured CS, and on the inside (see other pic), I used Gable Green and Sahara Sand CS.

For the flowers on the band, I stamped 3 of them in Gable Green Classic Ink, cut them out, and in the middle of each flower, I glued on clusters of the green micro beads from the Bead Duos in the catty. Those little things get EVERYWHERE.

When you open the little flaps, that's where you would find the 3 pictures mounted.

Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

My First Tilda

Hello All,

Well, I just ordered a couple of stamps from Magnolia, and I got them in the mail, so I had to ink one up. Here, Tilda is in a field.

For the background, it is Sanded from SU, with sponging around the edges. I used the corner rounder punch to scallop the bottom. The stamp on the right is from Close to My Heart (faux ribbon stamp).

For the ovals, I used my Nestabilities with my Cuttlebug and layered a few of them.

I watercoloured Tilda with my Aqua Painter and ink pad lids, and then popped her out on Dimensionals (you can't tell in the picture). For her wings, I used a 2-way glue pen and white Fun Flock, so they're fuzzy. Love that stuff...too bad SU doesn't sell it.

SS: Magnolia, Sanded BG, Close to My Heart (don't know the name)
CS: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Almost Amethyst
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Various ink pad lids
Other: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Corner Rounder Punch, Sponges, Aqua Painter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Fun Flock.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

TLC162 Paper Tole Crab

Hi All,

I have done another Challenge over at SCS.

TLC162: Paper Tole. This is where you would stamp one main image, and then stamp the same image one or two more times on a different sheet. Then cut them out, and layer them on top of the main image to get a pop-out 3-D effect.

Catch: NO FLOWERS....what?

When I went up to my stamping room to find a set with no flowers to layer, I almost came up short. As you can see, I have layered the crab's claws.

For the circles, I used my Nestabilities with my Cuttlebug. I put little black dots over 3 of the layers on the card for more interest.


SS: Crab & Company, Cheesecloth BG (retired)

CS: Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla, Dashing Designer Paper (retired), Real Red

Ink: Basic Black, Very Vanilla Craft, Real Red

Other: SU Corner Punch (retired), Aqua Painter, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

White Plus only 1 colour...Groovy Guava of course!

So, I have done another challenge from over at SCS. It is LSC162 (Limited Supplies Challenge #162). The challenge was to use any tools, embellishments, layers, etc that you wanted...but, you can only use white + one other colour. AND, you weren't allowed to do monochromatic cards either (that's where you have lots of different shades of one colour)...nope, just white + 1. I chose Groovy Guava because I LOVE it, and because I had a pack of Groovy Guava Prints Designer Paper I wanted to use.

I hope it's not considered cheating if I coloured in the image with a couple of other colours...not too sure.

On the left half of the card, I used my Cuttlebug with the Distressed embossing folder. On the right hand, I used the DP, and a white panel with the definition from Bloomin' Beautiful stamped all over it. I did a lot of sponging and ink swiping across the panels to make it look distressed.

I raised a couple of the flowers up on pop dots, and covered them with Crystal Effects to get a bit of 3-D shine. I also outlined the main image with my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to get more definition and "Pop".

Hope you like it!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Rub-ons + Colour Challenge

Well, it has been a slight break since my last post...okay, a huge break.

I decided to participate in challenges for this week, and to feel really great about myself, I crammed 3 challenges into 1 card.
CC160: Colour Challenge was to use Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss, and Apricot Appeal.
SC170: Sketch Challenge using a card base and 2 main panels.
WT160: Ways to Use it Challenge was to find a way to use your Rub-ons!...the main flower image and the sentiment are rub-ons here.

SS: Friendship Blooms (Sale-A-Bration 2008 set), Dry Brush Jumbo Wheel.
CS: Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel, Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cameo Coral, Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal
Other: Love and Happiness Rub-ons (Sale-A-Bration 2008), Jumbo Eyelets Antique Brass, Brads from Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Moss Grosgrain Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, Sponges