Author Archive: memalagene

(2017 c48) Turtle Journal Cover

Another Journal cover.  The stamps are from a company that has gone out of business, but can still be found on ebay and other sites, or if interested in gently used stamps I might be talked into selling some of mine. The turtles are from Shello Stamp Set from Mark’s Finest Papers Stamp Shop.  The sea shells …

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(2017 c47) Christmas Inlay Dies

 My Favorite Things is having a great week of inspiration on Camp Create 2017    Today I stamped the sentiment with Unity Stamp Co.’s Magic of Christmas  Next I sponged the background with regular Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger.  Then I cut the snowflakes: Impression Obsession Snowflakes (DIE024-X) out of the background as well as cutting on plain white cardstock …

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(2017 c46) Friend, Flower Clusters, Distress Oxide

Background sponged with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger Fossilized Amber,  Pealed Pain, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Faded Jeans. Then spritzed with water and dried then sponged again and spritzed again., giving a watercolor effect for the background. Dies used:  Paper Smooches – Cute Clusters,  Little B – Sentiments, Hello was cut out twice, glued together and coated with …

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(2017 c45) Summer Butterfly

Background watercolor paper was colored with blue Color Burst by Ken Oliver , then cut out with Sizzix Thinlits Dies, Mixed Media by Tim Holtz 660220.  Another watercolor paper was colored with orange Color Burst and cut out The Happy Birthday  with Sentiments Three by Spellbinders as well as the butterfly  by Spellbinders called Die D-Lites Outrageous Butterfly S2-069 . Challenges entered: DieCutDivas:  Anything Goes …

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(2017 c44) Dies Only – Spellbinders

  Die Set:  Retired Spellbinders set:   Nestabilities Labels 6, six (Can still be found on Ebay & Amazon) This is the outside of a Dies only an Easter card.  The inside has a stamped sentiment.  As you can see on the inside all the dies on the front were inset so they show on the inside too. Challenges Entered: …

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(2017 c43) Ellen Hutson & Avery Elle

The Bouquet from Avery Elle called Thanks A Bunch was stamped with VersaColor:  Orhid, Rose Red, Sage, Bamboo.  The sentiment from Ellen Hutson stamp set called Mondo Hydrangea was stamped and heat embossed onto a heat resistant 3M Transparency Film for High Temperature Laser Copiers.  The transparency film was cut an inch longer than the embossed background & I scored on both ends and folded so that …

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(2017 c 42) Alte New & Lawn Fawn Birthday

For the flowers I used Stamps and Dies by Alte New called Panted Flowers.  I used my Misti to stamp the flower layers with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmelade, Fired Brick and the leaves with Pealed Paint.    T he background was inked with Cracked Pistachio and Broken China and then spattered with water.  The gold Mirrored …

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(2017 c41) Water & Wings plus Tissue Stamping

The background for this Journal cover was watercolored on watercolor paper with cheap Crayola watercolors.  Then I stamped the images on tissue paper and colored with Copics markers. The cranes were gently covered on the backside with white paint (so that the water wouldn’t show through as much through the tissue when decopauged to the …

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(2017 c40) Foil it up, Coffee

I Copied my dies on white paper then took them to Kinkos and had them Printed  on the Toner Copier onto black cardstock. Then put them through my heat laminator to “foil”, I cut out with my Nestabilities Labels 14 die, which left a foiled edge on the negative hole. On watercolor paper using my …

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(2017 c39) Poinsettia Christmas Shaker

  Peaceful Poinsettias by Taylored Expressions were stamped with Versamark and Heat embossed with Gold EP.  Then I masked with Art Masking Fluid by Windsor & Newton.  For the background I watered down Color Burst Liquid Metals by Ken Oliver and spattered several colors. Next I peeled off the masking and colored the flowers with mixtures of the …

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