(2018 c9) Ellen Hutson Mondo Hydrangea, DCWV The Adhesive Fabric, Distress Oxide

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I adhered a sheet of DCWV The Adhesive Fabric 6×6 to a piece of white cardstock and stamped  Mondo Hydrangea from Essentials by Ellen Hutson with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold WOW Embossing Powder . I masked the hydrangea and sprayed the background with Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist, Kiwi (the link is to Amazon & it may not be good for very long, so you can also find on Ebay & Etsy).  

To color the fabric Hydrangea, I smooshed Distress Inks by Ranger:  Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade & Shabby Shutters onto a piece of acetate and added water to color each flower petal.  Then I mounted on a pattern cardstock from my stash of papers and mounted on a shimmery metalic cardstock.

Challenges Entered:

EllenHutson:  Pin Sights Chal. (use EH  product) (Jan 18-30)E Hutson Jan 2018 Pin Sights.png

Stamplorations:  January Challenge: Theme & or Sketch (except I made mine square)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed) Add a Sentiment (Jan 17-23)

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #318 – #319 (Jan 17 – 30)

TheDailyMarker: 30 Day Coloring Challenge (Jan 15 – Feb 23) {colored with Distress Inks}

 

 

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(2018 c8) Alte New, Distress Oxide Inks

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The background was made with Distress Oxide Inks by RangerFossilized Amber, Spiced Marmelade & Pickled Raspberry.  The Celebrate square used Worn Lipstick for first layer, that was stamped with Painted Greetings by Alte New using Versamark and heat embossed with clear WOW Embossing Powder  Then I smushed  Distress Inks by Ranger Pickled Raspberry on my craft mat and added water to water color the Celebrate piece.  Then I cut it out with Spellbinders Scalloped Squares Lg Etched Dies S4-127.  I stamped Just For You with the same stamp set by Alte New.

Challenges Entered:

CropStop:  January Link Party #36 (use a company they sell){I used Ranger, Spellbinders, WOW} (Jan 1 – Feb 4)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed) Add a Sentiment (Jan 17-23)

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #318 – #319 (Jan 17 – 30)

AlteNew:  January 1018 Inspiration (Jan 1-31)Alte New Inspiration-Challenge-2018-01

TheDailyMarker: 30 Day Coloring Challenge (Jan 15 – Feb 23) {colored with Distress Oxide Ink)

Stamplorations:  Jan. CAS Anything Goes – Opt. Twist Silver (Jan 4-31)cas-022-january2018

ScrapyLand:  Chal. #82 – Anything Goes (use a brand they sell: I used Spellbinders) (Jan 17 – Feb 4)

(1018 c7) Hero Arts, Layered Peacock, Distress Oxide

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I used my NEW Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock CM126 today with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger .  The second layer on the tail was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with a blue WOW embossing powder, the third layer on body and tail used gold EP. I cut a mask for the peacock & then sponged the background with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger  and spritzed with water to activate. Then cut out with Spellbinders Mega Ovals.

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The right boarder was cut with the retired Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Triple Scallop E8-003 die (but it can be found on Ebay).   Then I gave it sparkle by covering with Zig Wink Of Stella.  The sentiment was stamped with a 2016  Recollections Valentine Flamingo Stamp & Die set from Michaels (these sets discontinue yearly, but can be found on places like Ebay & Etsy).  The feathers on the upper left were cut with Little B Die Autumn LIB-Die-100466.  The feathers on the right were cut with Xcut Die Mini Peacock Feather XCU 503075.

Challenges Entered!

CropStop:  January Link Party #36 (use a company they sell){I used Little B, Ranger, Spellbinders, WOW, Zig} (Jan 1 – Feb 4)

Stamplorations:  Jan. CAS Anything Goes – Opt. Twist Silver (Jan 4-31)cas-022-january2018

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon) Birds of a Feather (Jan 15 – 21)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed) Add a Sentiment (Jan 17-23)

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #318 – #319 (Jan 17 – 30)

PowerPoppy: Power & Spark Challenge – Grab a Map with Pagemaps.com (Jan 5-31)Power-and-Spark_Graphic_Jan18      Page Maps jan18_vert_1 

ScrapyLand:  Chal. #82 – Anything Goes (use a brand they sell: I used Xcut & Little B) (Jan 17 – Feb 4)

 

(2018 c6) Rainbow CELEBRATE

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The Rainbow Colored CELEBRATE panel was stamped with Painted Greetings by Alte New using Versamark and heat embossed with  white WOW Embossing Powder and then sponged with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger. It was zig-zagged onto a sunset sky pattern paper.  Happy Birthday is from the same stamp set.  The printed vellum heart was cut out with a very old (these were my first cutting system) Fiskars Hearts Shape Template 4855 (It can still be found on Ebay).  I used a spray adhesive to attach the heart.

Challenges Entered:

AlteNew:  January 1018 InspirationAlte New Inspiration-Challenge-2018-01

CardChallenges: (MFT) The Birthday Project – Celebrate Good Times  (Jan 18-Feb 4)

ModSquad:  Rainbows Jan 17 – 23)

SimonSays: Add A Sentiment (Jan 17- 23)

PowerPoppy: Power & Spark Challenge – Grab a Map with Pagemaps.com (Jan 5-31)Power-and-Spark_Graphic_Jan18     Page maps jan18_square_1

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #318 – #319 (Jan 17 – 30)

(2018 c5) Beauty & the Beast Anniversary Hanger

 

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This 8 X 8 inch hanger is for my 40 year old son and his wife (they are still KIDS  to me). They loved BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and have given each other special reminders of the movie over the years (my daughter-in-law even painted a picture featuring the rose)

I’ve had the background pattern paper in my stash since 2002) It was from Sandy Lion copyrighted 2002 and I can no longer find it online, but there are lots of new Disney papers to choose from.  I used heart pattern vellum for my first layer, then leaf pattern vellum and the sentiment was stamped with a retired stamp company (Marks Finest Papers) set called Out On The Town and heat embossed with Black WOW, then cut out with Spellbinders Shapeabilities Nested Pennants (these are very hard to find, Oldies but Goodies){I had to modify the tag by only cutting out the fishtail end and then cutting the long straight portion with an exacto knife}.   As you can see on the inset picture I cut out the rose with my brand NEW die: (Xcut  xcu 503076 Mini Die Rose) several t

imes in different colors.  For the pink rose and the yellow rose on the right, I embossed the die into green paper and fussy-cut out along the outside boarder and then inserted the colored flower with 2 different tones.  Then I covered the outline of the pink rose with the Wink of Stella Marker for a little sparkle and the inside pieces with clear Wink of Stella.
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Challenges Entered:

Frilly&Funky:  3 is Not a Crowd (Jan 3-16)

CropStop:  January Link Party #36 – Use a company they sell (Ranger Stickles, Spellbinders, WOW) (Jan 1 – Feb 4)

DieCutDivas: Do or use Something New (my new Xcut Rose die)

Stamplorations:  January Challenge: Theme & or Sketch (except I made mine square)

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #316-317 (Jan 3-16)

PowerPoppy: Power & Spark Challenge – Grab a Map with Pagemaps.comPower-and-Spark_Graphic_Jan18          Page Maps jan18_square_2

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed) Use Pattern Paper (Jan 10 – 16)

DiesRUs:  Chal #89 – Kids Kards (This is a Disney theme hanger for my oldest KID)

MixedMediaMonthlyChallenge:  MMMC #44 – Ring in The NEW

TheDailyMarker: 30 Day Coloring Challenge (Jan 15 – Feb 23) {colored with Wink of Stella}

(2018 c4) Pink Lady Bug Valentine

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I used 7 die sets for today’s card and many are old & best found on Ebay or Amazon.  The boarder with heart cut-outs is Spellbinders Edgeabilities – Classic Petal Die Set E8-006 
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The vellum heart on the far left is Spellbindes Die D-Lites Vines of Passion S2-022 and it was edged with pink Wink of Stella Marker for a little sparkle.  Underneath the vellum heart you can see the discontinued #S4235 Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags wgich can be found on Ebay & Amazon still.  The lady bug is from Xcut Dinky Die CU 503372 Ladybird (This is my NEW die) (Why they would call a Lady Bug – a Ladybird is a mystery to me!) It was used on the inside of the card also as you can see on the right,  The sentiment heart was cut out of DCWV Specialty Materials Traditional Holiday Stack .  It is also a NEW die:  Xcut Dinky Mini Die Love You Heart XCU 503620 (this die is also the base for the Lady Bug)  The  striped designer paper on the right was cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four S4-190.  The designer paper from my stash with the little pink Lady Bugs was cut with Lifestyle Crafts – Quickutz – Nesting Lace Circles Dies. A larger circles was used inside the card. The sentiment was from Hero Arts DC 175 Love Stamp and Cut and heat embossed with white EP and cut with another set that is outdated but can be found on Ebay & Amazon called Spellbinders Shapeabilities Nested Lacey Pennants S5-029.

Challenges Entered:

DieCutDivas:  Do or use something NEW (Love You Heart & Ladybird dies by XCut) (Jan 1-31)

CasUalFridaysChallenge:  CFC190 – All that Glitters (Jan 5-15)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed.) Use Pattern Paper

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #316-317 (Jan 3-16)

PowerPoppy: Power & Spark Challenge – Grab a Map with Pagemaps.comPage Maps jan18_horz_4        Power-and-Spark_Graphic_Jan18    

 

 

(2018 c3) Winter Blues with Kind Thoughts

 

 

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I love using a white cardstock as a scratch paper when I am inking frames and die cut panels.  It gives random and sometimes NEAT patterns that I can use on a later project. For today’s background I used one of these that had been sponged with Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink by Ranger  using frames from Postage Stamp Edge Frames by Simon Says Stamp    Here is the post where I sponged frames for shaker ornaments)

I stamped all the snowflakes from these 3 Hamilton Arts stamp & die sets: SC0714 Penguin stamp & die set by Hampton Arts ,  SC0713 Snowflake stamp & die set by Hampton Arts , & SC0738 Snowman stamp & die set by Hampton Arts (I could only find this set on ebay even though I found it at one of my local craft stores)  First I stamped all the snowflakes at one time with my MISTI with Versamark & heat embossed with  Sparkly/Glittery WOW Embossing Powder.  Then I stamped 2 more times with Color Box White Frost pigment ink.

The cup of cocoa is a FREE Digi at Stamplorations  and was printed in black on vellum and immediately heat embossed with Clear EP. (The ink jet ink will remain wet on the vellum long enough for the embossing powder to stick)  The sentiment from Hero Arts CL911 Acts of Kindness stamp set was stamped with Versamark Watermark Ink by Tsukineko and then heat embossed with WOW Embossing Powder.

Challenges Entered:

Stamplorations:  January Challenge: Theme & or Sketch

Stamplorations:  Never Ending – Anything Goes (Use a Stamplorations product – Winter Cup free digi)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.) Winter Blues  (Jan 8-14)

CasUalFridaysChallenge:  CFC190 – All that Glitters (Jan 5-15)

WordArtWednesday:  Chal. #316-317 (Jan 3-16)

CropStop:  January Link Party #36 – Use a company they sell (Ranger Distress Inks, Versamark by Tsukineko) (Jan 1 – Feb 4)

PowerPoppy: Power & Spark Challenge – Grab a Map with Pagemaps.comPower-and-Spark_Graphic_Jan18         page maps.c jan18_horz_1

(2018 c2) Unicorn Valentine

Today I used old designer papers from my stash.  And this is the first time I have used my NEWXCut XCU503029 Unicorn Mini Die set (the link is to the European company, but I have found them in the USA in a local store in Oregon) and the Spellbinders Media Mixage MD1-002 Squares One.  The sentiment was from Hero Arts DC 175 Love Stamp and Cut and heat embossed with red glitter embossing powder.

Each Unicorn body was covered with Wink of Stella Marker for a little sparkle.  The Shiny Silver manes, tails, horns and stars were cut from DCWV Metalic Stack from Joann Craft Store.

Challenges Entered:

CasUalFridaysChallenge:  CFC190 – All that Glitters (Jan 5-15)

DiesRUsChallenge:  Chal.#88 – Anything Goes (Jan 1 – 13)

DieCutDivas:  Do or use something NEW (Unicorn die by XCut) (Jan 1-31)

Frilly&Funky:  3 is Not a Crowd (Jan 3-16)

CardChallenges:  (MFT)  Sketch 366 (Jan 3-9)

Stamplorations:  Jan. CAS Anything Goes – Opt. Twist Silver (Jan 4-31)cas-022-january2018

(2018 c1) Flamingo Anniversary

I first stamped the flamingos from my NEW stamp  set:  Lawn Fawn called Flamingo Togetheand colored with Copics and then covered with Versamark pen and heat embossed 3 times with clear EP. I cut 2 sun rays for a stencil and inked with Fossilied Amber Distress Oxide ink and again heat embossed the rays.  I sponged the sand, ocean and sky with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger , (they can be found at Crop Stop too).  (The clear embossing resists the ink) The three trees were stamped with my Misti Stamping Tool and cut out with Flamingo Together Lawn Cuts dies. The hearts representing the sun were cut with Spellbinders Media MiXage One Heart  die. The waves were added with a White Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen.

Challenges Entered:

DiesRUsChallenge:  Chal.#88 – Anything Goes (Jan 1 – 13)

DieCutDivas: Do or use Something New (my new flamingo set)

FrillyAndFunky:  Three is not a Crowd (3 palm trees) (Jan 3-16)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed) Something New (Jan 3-9)

CropStop:  January Link Party #36 – Use a company they sell (Ranger Distress Inks) (Jan 1 – Feb 4)

Here’s a great Give-A-Way from Janette Klausen

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go to her Instagram post for details: click on her name to go there:    Janette Klausen