Saturday, August 17, 2019

Mojo Monday Sketch 520

There is only one more day to play along in the Mojo Monday Sketch, when I saw the sketch I thought I would use it to make a card for my nephew's birthday.  I used an art impression stamp set.

This was a fun sketch and worked perfectly with these stamps, I colored them with markers and hand cut them all out. I tried to mimic the pattern in the paper for the parachute :)

Art Impressions - His & Hers Flying High stamp set, fussy cut
Sassafras - Apple Jack paper
Spellbinders - Baby buntings die
Nuvo drops - pale gold

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and have a wonderful and creative weekend,


Friday, August 16, 2019

Barn Mouse

Over at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog they are having a back to school or anything goes challenge, I don't need a back to school card but I thought I would share this cute mouse celebrating a birthday in the barn :) I bought this barn door slider die at the Stamping convention and I am finally getting around to using it.  Every one I could find people were only using a sentiment on each side and I wanted to do an image on one side and the sentiment on the other, that is where this cute mouse came in, his little tail goes to the other side, but I didn't mind that.

When you slide the door over it reveals the sentiment.

I used a wood embossing folder for the door, rubbed my ink on the raised portions and added some nail marks with my sharpie pen. The little door handle comes with the die kit.

Creek Bank Creations - Barn Door Die
Stampabilities - Amanda blows candle stamp, colored w/markers
Crafters Companion - Wood grain embossing folder
Spellbinders - A2 matting basics B die
Hot off the press - Life happens greetings

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

New Technique

The next challenge is to try a new to you technique. Now I bought some Alcohol lift ink a while ago and have never tried it. Tim Holtz did a whole video on it, you can watch it HERE. So I thought this challenge was good to get me to give it a try.

I used a few colors of my new alcohol pearl inks and one of the old alcohol inks.  I can't see a lot of shimmer in it but wonder if I should have used more ink as my base.  I like the results of the first one where I lifted the inks off my background.

I added some corrugated paper and jute to hang my tag from.

Alcohol Pearl inks - Villainous, enchanted and envy
Alcohol ink - Latte
Hero Arts - Leaf Cluster stamp
DCWV - Corrugate Neutrals paper
Spellbinders - back to basics tag
Taylored Expressions - Many mini occasions sentiment stamp

I didn't want a plain background to stamp the ink I had lifted off the first background so I used a striped grey pattern paper to stamp it onto, maybe you would be able to see it better if it had been on a plain background.

I made a frame around it using washi tape and I mittered the corners. Added a punched dragonfly and a sentiment.

Alcohol Pearl inks - Villainous, enchanted and envy
Alcohol ink - Latte
Hero Arts - Leaf Cluster stamp
EK Success - Dragonfly punch
Tim Holtz - Rose design tape (washi)
Gina Marie stamps - Birthday words

I like how you can get two cards out of one technique.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Old Supplies

Next challenge was to use our old products, before I had many stamps and dies I use to buy stickers for my cards, these are from 2001. I added a die cut heart to stamp my sentiment and add the flower sticker. For the background I added a few dots with my extra fine sharpie marker.

Sweetwater stickers
Sassafras - Mix and mend paper
Bobunny - sentiment stamps
Dots on background with sharpie pen

Do you have old stickers leftover from your scrapbooking and cardmaking?

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Monday, August 12, 2019

two of the same

Our next challenge in the group was to use a stamp or die in two different ways.  Many of you may know of the Twofer card challenge blog. They have the same thing with different themes, too bad this times wasn't flowers I could have made these for both.  I went with a new stamp that I had purchased. First I started off trying the no line watercoloring, and it actually turned out this time, I am not sure if it is because I used some Daniel Smith watercoloring paints, or that I am finally getting it, I plan on trying other supplies and seeing if I do as well.

This is a large stamp, I made a 5x7 card with this one. The flowers I stamped using Spun Sugar distress ink and stamped the butterfly using Old Paper distress ink.  The sentiment I used memento dye ink.

Hot off the press - watecolor roses stamp
Daniel Smith - Holiday Palette paints
Prima - Fairy Flora collection paper
Spellbinders - 5x7 matting basics A&B dies
Iced silver sequins

The next card I just used a portion of the stamp and only colored one set of the flowers, using colored pencils this time.

Hot off the press - Watercolor roses stamp, colored w/pencils
Memory Box - Stitched circle layers die
Spellbinders - Big Scalloped circles lg die
My mind's eye - The sweetest thing paper
Our daily bread designs- mini tag sentiments stamp
Liquid pearls - Lemon Yellow

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