I had fun with this project today. I used Quite A Catch stamps from Gina K Designs to stamp my sea “Animals” ! Now stay with me, this is my story and today they are sea “Animals” in my book! I colored with LuminArte Powdered pigments. Then fussy cut out and mounted on a clear acetate circle, then applied a black sticky backed foam circle frame, then topped with another clear acetate circle and finally topped it off with a circle gold metalic paper frame cut with 2 Spellbinders circle dies . For the anchoring band I embossed gold metalic paper with Tiny Bubbles by Cuttlebug and then applied Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks by Ranger
As you can see on the left I used Aileens Tacky Glue to the frames and Score Tape to the back of the “animals” to stick on the project.
SimonSays: Animal Antics (Wed.)
I love all things Decoupage and Dabbling with Paints, two of my favorite techniques! I incorporated both for today’s Journal cover. First I used acrylic paints to finger paint and a little brush stroking to make my sky and land. Then I used the bird and tree stencils from a discontinued Ditto screen set called Double Vision from Hampton Art. I painted Gel Mediums Molding Paste by Golden on to the screens and applied them to the sky & grass. This gave the bird a wonderful veiny texture. I then used Pearlescent water colors by Artist’s Loft found at Michaels to outline the bird and highlight her body, as well as highlighting parts of the tree. I cut the wings on the lower right corner with Wings of Hope by SPELLBINDERS
I stamped Life is a Journey from Technique Tuesday (retired stamp) across the meadow.
SimonSays: Winged Things – Monday
Stamploration: Stamps & Your Favorite Technique
VSSweetIdeas: VSC #22 – Technique
For today’s card I stamped the cross from the discontinued Christ Is Risen by Nina Bracket I got the stamps from Gina K Designs. I stamped on metalic paper with Stazon ink. The corners were die cut with Decorative Corners made for Our Daily Bread Designs by Spellbinders.
The central oval focal was cut out with Floral Ovalsby Spellbinders.
SimonSays: Happy Easter /and or Sweet Treats
StampTV: STV14MON15 – Metal Challenge
TheHouseThatStampsBuilt: DCC49 – Easter
I stamped Life is a Journey from Technique Tuesday on the path. I stamped the bicycle with Bicycle by Sizzix Hero Arts. And then cut it out with the die. I then cut out 2 bicycles with cardstock and glued them together & placed inside the cutout to give some height to the stamped bicycle when it was glued on top.
For the road signs I stamped on my left over background paper and cut out JOURNEY (from Life is a Journey from Technique Tuesday) with 2 arrow dies in the Bicycle by Sizzix Hero Arts set, to indicate the CHOICES in our JOURNEY. I cut out the lamp post with Hardware Findings by Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix.
SimonSays: Journey (Monday)
ABlogNamedHero: Build a background & use a Sentiment
For today’s card I stamped the focal image on watercolor paper and heat embossed with gold EP and painted the butterflies with Pearlescent water colors by Artist’s Loft found at Michaels. . Then I cut out using Wavy Rectangles by Spellbinders.(Can’t find them on Spellbinders shop any longer, but still at Wal Mart.) I then used the next smaller die and “imbossed” only inside the cut out piece. Then I painted the outside boarder that was formed with Pearlescent water colors by Artist’s Loft found at Michaels. Next I cut 3 pieces of sticky backed foam with the 2nd, 3rd and 4th smallest dies and adhered the largest to the back of the water color paper and the next smaller foam on top & ending with the smallest.
OurDailyBread: Rain or Water (or use water technique or aqua color)
MyFavoriteThings: MFTWSC170 – Get Sketchy
As seen on the right: First I stamped the smallest medallion with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Shamrock Green EP. You can see the mask below the stamp that I used next to mask the small green medallion before I stamped with the larger stamp which was centered over the mask. as seen on the left.
Next I used Marvelous Squaresdies by Spellbinders as seen below to the left. First I taped the single die to the paper and then ran it through my Big Shot with the embossing pad and embossing only sandwich to “impress” the shape into the cardstock and then I used the largest die to cut out the entire piece. I placed the small square die back in the impression and sponged Shabby Shutters Distress Ink by Tim Holtz/Ranger all around the die. This left a white boarder which I then sponged lightly with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink by Tim Holtz/Ranger and I also sponged Frayed Burlap around the outside edges of the outside shape. I stamped & heat embossed the sentiment in the center with gold EP.
Then I adhered to the deep green metalic Recollections CS from Michael’s
JustRightStampers: Fri Chal #118 – Behind The Mask
LovesRubberStampsChallenges: Ch #97 – Anything Goes
SimonSays: (mon) - Anything Goes
DTP: Direct to Paper inking is one of my favorite techniques and I used it in my project today. To create the background paper, I stamped with the bluebonnet stamp from Stately Flowers 1 by Melanie Muenchinger found at Gina K Designs on StampTV. I then sponged with Tim Holtz Distress inks. For the focal flowerI heat embossed with black EP and painted with Pearlescent water colors by Artist’s Loft found at Michaels. I then sponged around all edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink by Tim Holtz. Focal was cut out using Marvelous Squares Nestabilities by Spellbinders.
The sentiment was cut out using Timeless Rectangle Nestabilities by Spellbinders.
StampTV: STV14MON13 – Celebrate Spring
ModSquadChallengeBlog: DIY – Make your own Background
MyFavoriteThings: Color Palette Ch #4
VsSweetIdeas: VSC Ch #22 – Technique
STAMPlorations: April Challenge – Stamps and your Favorite Technique
LovesRubberSpampsChallenge: Ch #97 – Anything Goes
To make my own designer paper for the background, I sponged Tim Holtz Distress Inks onto a piece of Kraft cardstock. I then stamped the Birthday Chalkboard by Our Daily Bread with Versamark and heat embossed with black EP. (I had to fuss around with a ratty sponge & Versamark to achieve the distressed area around the outside boarder of the chalkboard) For the sentiment I used the Faith stampset by Our Daily Bread. I Matted with black and adhered to a piece of the same kraft cardstock.
OurDailyBread: Anniversary Challenge #4 – Have Fun with ODB stamps
MyFavoriteThings: April Color Palette Ch.#4
SimonSays: Happy Birthday (Wed)
ModSquadChallengeBlog: DIY – Make your own designer paper
ABlogNamedHero: Ch#41 – Build A Background
I was in TX for 6 weeks in Feb & March helping my daughter-in-law and family after her surgery on her left hand. Between both hands this was the 10th surgery in the last 15 months. It was tough on her, but she is mending and her faith keeps growing in the Great Physician, praise God! This card is dedicated to her journey and her faith!
Stamp set: Hope is Faith by Gina K Designs
I die cut the clear butterfly with Wings of Hope from Spellbinders and then applied alcohol ink and attached to the butterfly that was stamped with Gina K Designs stamp called Hope is Faith and colored with Copics markers. As you can see the stamped butterfly is peeking out from behind the alcohol inked clear acrylic butterfly. (I re-used acrylic packaging material for the clear butterfly) A simple knot & wala.
StampTV: STV14MON12 - Knots
SimonSays: Transparent Layers – Monday
TheHouseThatStampsBuilt: Repeat Impressions DCC326 – Things with Wings
This is my new favorite stamp by Just Rite Paper Craft called Tufted Vintage Labels Seven Background Stamp and it is a WHOPPING 4 1/2″ X 5 3/4″! Truely a wonderful stamp! I stamped with purple and added violet jewels that look purple in the photo.
This is for my son and daughter-in-law’s 15th Anniversary! Prayers for Love and Blessings this year and for the next 70+ years at least!
JustRiteStampers: Chal. #113 – In The Background
AddALittleDazzle: Dazzling Diva Chal. #10 – Anything Goes
Flourishes: Timeless Tuesday #256 – 2014 Pantone Color