Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Challenge #164 Back in the Day at Shopping Our Stash

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Remember the tools you used when you first started crafting, well dig deep into that closet and revisit them.Shopping Our Stash wants you to go back in the day and use them to make your project.
I have been crafting for a while so I went back to the Coluzzle boy it makes me appreciate my die cutting machine.in case you don’t know what I am talking about here is a picture.
I did take my eyelet setter with me but only had tiny eyelets to use and they just didn’t work with my flowers.
I stamped the flowers and leaves, coloured with my watercolour pencils and a blender pen. now before  glimmer mists I use to use and still do Opal liquid pearls mixed with water to make a glaze it gives a nice sheen. Again before die cutting machines there were only scissors so I fussy cut them all out then popped the flowers up.
The finished inside of the card ready for the next birthday.
Thanks for looking today and you know you want to go back to  basics and join us at SOSS for the challenge.

It’s Tuesday!! It’s a NEW Challenge!! Embossing…..

Dry embossing, wet embossing how about BOTH!!! Challenge #40 at Clear it Out Tuesday is to use some embossing on your creation.the Sponsor is from Stamp Art by Kathryne, I just love her super cute little girls they are fun to colour but she has so much more in her store
Talk about clearing out that white lacy oval was kicking around in my scrap box for at least three weeks or more, so finally found a home for it. and it’s perfect.
Close up of the embossing, I used the cherry blossom folder from Cuttle bug.
showing you the happy Birthday I heat embossed with pewter
I hope you enjoyed my card today and thanks for stopping by, now dig out those folders or embossing powder you know you want to enter this great challenge.,

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Z is for Zoo..challenge #14 at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Another great challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stamp Z is for Zoo, so we want to see and animal or animal prints on your creation.,
Check out the rules on the blog and while you are there check out the fabulous projects the rest of the Sisters have made. So here is what I came up with.
I stamped the Giraffe (from the Artful Stamper) with versamark watermark and embossed it in detail black. coloured with copics then did the rip thing (a stress reliever) Added the brads and some white fibre, I pretty much followed the sketch shown on the web site.
Close up of the face detail.
Finished inside it carries through the design from the front minus the ripping.
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you can find time to get the |oo stuff together and make us a creation so we can ooh and aah  over it.
Have a fantastic weekend!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Splish Splash I was Taking a Bath…….

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Well not really but I did get out the “wet” products, The theme for challenge #163 at Shopping Our Stash is Splish, Splash and it mans to use a wet element on your project.Twinkling H20s, water colours, glimmer mists, check with the blog on more ideas. I had so many ideas but I decided on making two cards, the first I made a background with  Shaving cream & re-inkers. on shiny cardstock.
I love how this turned out, it reminds me of a wild storm. The boats are layered under the background and framed with the oval.
close up of the sailboats.
And now for the second card I wanted to use something I had only used in a class, I googled how to use it and this is what I came up with.using Silks Acrylic Glaze.

I smeared the glaze on  my silicone pad and inked the Hero Arts Flower Bursts Pattern background stamp then set it aside to dry as once dry it is permanent. Next step was to take a dab more of the glaze and add water to it then painted over the whole image,‘
I can’t remember the name of this punch from Stampin’up  but you can find the tutorial on how to make a coloured base for it HERE.
Since this is a thank you card the inside is blank so I can write a personal note inside.
Thanks for stopping by today  and I hope you can find some time to join us in the Splish Splash challenge.

Who’s Ready to Get Sketchy?

Clear  it Out Tuesday is ready!!! Challenge # 39 is a sketch head over to the blog and get all the rules and have a peek at the sketch, while there see what the other DT members have done with it. the sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps. the image I used  is a  Friday Freebie a couple of weeks ago
This image is called Beach Monkey Swim and isn’t he the cutest thing in his little water wings.
Here is the Sketch to follow
sketch 1-CIO

I think this is a fabulous sketch and I enjoyed playing with it, I think I will be using this one more often too,.
Close up of the brads and chevron folder I used.

Inside of the card.
T|he patterned paper I used is from McMahon Designs and left over from a project last summer
thanks for joining me today and head over to the CIOT blog and join in the fun of using our sketch you know you want to.

Monday, August 4, 2014

All That Jazz Challenge #92 at the Cheerful Stamp Pad

Happy Civic holiday to all my Canadian friends and readers. Today is supposed to be a great day here in SWO.
Challenge #92 at the Cheerful Stamp Pad is All That Jazz which means musical instruments. The sponsor for the challenge is Stitchy Bear Stamps and the image I picked from the great images is a set of drums. My son and grandsons love playing them so it was only natural that I made them into a masculine card.
I chose to print it in Black and accent it with gray and silver. The sentiment is a die cut and since I didn’t bring any alpha stamps with me I cut an extra birthday to make the and.
Here is a close up of the made up “and”
The inside sentiment is also from the same grouping of instruments and perfect for this card.
I hope you will join us for the All That Jazz  challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Monday!!