(2017 c19) Essentials by Ellen, Oxide Distress Inks

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The focal points were cut from DCWV 6×6:  The Foiled Cardstock MS-019-00003.  The dies are from Essentials by Ellen called: Wild Garden by Julie Ebersole EEDIEJ=019-15  & Positive Word by Julie Ebersole EEDIEJ-042-16

Challenges Entered:

EssentialsByEllenHutson: March – Pin Sights ChallengeEllenH March 17

SimonSaysStamp(Wed.) Bit O Green

HappyLittleStampersAnything Goes with Dies

AAACardsCAS Game #85 – Oscar Red Carpet

WordArtWednesdayCh # 274-275 Anything Goes

challenge_graphic_Mar16_animated_150#thedailymarker30day

(2017 c18) Unity Stamps, Distress Oxide Watercolor Background

I am so jazzed, this card got a little shout out on Unity Blog from Maria Lavine You can see HERE

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(2017 c17) Crazy Birds

When I was a little girl, I had a CRAZY Parakeet for a pet. Here’s my card with Tim Holtz Crazy Birds set 561218 colored with Copics.(2017 c17) Crazy Birds on Oxide Distress Background.jpg

The background was colored by blotting watercolor paper on my craft mat that had water misted onto Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger: Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Cracked Pistachio & Iced Spruce. I glued the birds on and attached balloons cut from paper scraps with Spiral Circle Pull Card 916 by Elizabeth Crafts  and strung metallic threads down to the birdie. I then outlined the balloons with Pentouch Gold Extra Fine Point pen by Sakura. (Awesome pen, it flows beautifully!)

Finally I added Gold Metalic Creative Medium by Imagine Crafts around the edges and mounted on my card base.

Challenges Entered:

DieCutCivas:  For the love of Animals/Pets

(2017 c16) Off The Edge, Oxide Distress Inks

Another Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger card!

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The background was made by smushing  Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger: Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood & Worn Lipstick  on my craft mat and then spraying with water & smushing my watercolor paper into the color & drying and OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAsmushing another color & smushing etc etc. For the flower panel I used  Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood & Frayed Burlap distress Markers to color flower stamps from Hampton Arts Botanical by SIZZIX stamp & die set and stamped with my Misti Stamping Tool after spritzing with water.  Then I cut on the left side of the flowers with Stitched Scene Builder Edgers dies by Frantic Stamper I Stamped 2 of the flowers again  with Fossilized Amber & Faded Jeans Oxide Ink and cut out with the coordinating dies & glued them to the edge of the flower panel. (See a closeup on the right for the OFF THE EDGE FLOWERS and the stitched boarder die)

Challenges Entered:

CasUalFridays:  CFC169 – Off The Edge

TuesdayThrowdown:  TT333 – Thinking of You

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.) Make your own Background

(2017 c15) Distress Oxide Ink, Unity Stamp, SSS & Hero Arts Prayers

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First I taped off the center area with painters tape and then stamped with Unity’s Heavy Chevy and heat embossed with white EP. then I dropped in watered down  Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger: Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Worn Lipstick.  I removed tape & flicked the diluted colors with the loaded paintbrush all over, concentrating in the center mostly. The sentiment was cut from DCWV Shimmers Paper with Prayers by Simon Says Stamp & Hero Arts. I added silver sequins that I colored with Terra Cotta Alcohol Ink by Ranger.

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHero:  Bling It Up

TuesdayThrowdown:  TT333 – Thinking of You

ModSquad:  Song Inspiration (The Prayer)

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon.) Make your own Background

(2017 c14) Ellen Hutson & Paper Smooches

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I used Cute Cluster flower die by Paper Smooches to cut the flower out 5 times to get all the “Pieced” elements in different colors. ( I can combine the leftovers to make other flower combos. The dark green base was cut with Spellbinders Labels Eighteen DieThe sentiment is from the stamp set from Ellen Hutson called Mondo Hydrangea.

Challenges Entered:

EssentialsByEllenHutson: Mix It Up Challenge with Paper SmoochesEbE Mix it up Chall

PaperSmooches:  March 2017 Chal – Greenery

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SimonSaysStamp: Work It Wednesday – Green

SugarPeasDesignsMix It Up Chal.#29302017-sugarpeadesign

(2017 c13) Bleaching plus coloring #3, Penny Black Stamp

Experiment #3 – Bleaching an image and then coloring.

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Today’s Experiment #3 starts with a Linen Textured Cardstock from The Paper Company/Crafts and Creativity (I can’t remember where I got it and am finding it hard to find on the web.)

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I used the Misti Stamping Tool to stamp the green cardstock with straight bleach 3 times. (I just used a paintbrush to cover the stamp image). You can see the bleached paper on the right.  I thoroughly dried and then placed in same position in the Misti again.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint,

 Forrest Moss,  Spiced Marmelade, Pickled Persimon

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 & Barn Door Red.  I brushed the colors on the stamp from Penny Black stamp called First Waltz then spritzed with water and stamped.   Unlike Experiment #2, I only spritzed  and stamped ONE TIME!  You notice how much color is still on the stamp on left…….there will be an upcoming post with samples of Second and Third Generation Stamping on other cardstock … so STAY TUNED!  Last I stamped the sentiment from Our Daily Bread called Scripture Collection 1.

 

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  Work It Wednesday – Green

Cas-UalFridays:  One Layer Wonder

ModSquadChallenge: Bleaching with (add) Color

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #272 – 273 ANYTHING GOES

Bleaching plus coloring #2, Penny Black Stamp

Experiment #2 – Bleaching an image and then coloring.

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I started with watercolor paper & I used Powdered Pigments called Brusho Crystal Colors: Ultramarine Blue. Then used the same procedure as  previous post of Experiment #1.

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I used the Misti Stamping Tool to stamp the purple cardstock with straight bleach 3 times. (I just used a paintbrush to cover the stamp image). You can see the bleached paper on the right.  I thoroughly dried and then placed in same position in the Misti again. (the px on right was taken just after I had stamped the tulips over the bleached area)  I used Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Mowed Lawn, Peeled

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Paint, Forrest Moss, Spun Sugar, Pickled Raspberry, Seedless Preserves. I brushed the colors on the stamp from Penny Black stamp called First Waltz.   I stamped and dried several times to achieve the final result.

The butterfly is from Cheery Lynn Designs called Exotic Butterfly smal #2 (DL 113) & was cut from another Brusho colored watercolor paper.  The sentiment was cut with Tim Holtz Alterations Die set called Celebrate by Sizzix.

Challenges Entered:

ModSquadChallenge: Bleaching with (add) Color

AAACards: CAS Game #84 – Watercoloraaacards-84

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #272 – 273 ANYTHING GOES

TheArtisticStamperCreativeTeam:  Springtime

TuesdayThrowdown: #332- Things With Wings

#thedailymarker30daychallenge_graphic_Mar16_animated_150

(2017 c11) Bleaching plus coloring #1, Penny Black Stamp

This was a fun experiment with Bleaching an image and then coloring.

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I used the Misti Stamping Tool to stamp the purple cardstock with straight bleach 3 times. (I just used a paintbrush to cover the stamp image). You can see the wet bleached paper on the right.  I thoroughly dried and then placed in same position in the Misti again. Then I used Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forrest Moss, Spun Sugar, Pickled Raspberry, Seedless Preserves. I brushed the colors on the stamp from Penny

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Black called First Waltz . Then I spritzed the image with a fine  water spray to “watercolor”.   On the next picture on the right you can see how it stamped. I framed it with Resplendent Rectangles by Spellbinders Cutting out in two colors of shimmery paper. I will be trying this out with other papers.

The sentiment was cut with Tim Holtz Alterations Die set called Celebrate by Sizzix.

Challenges Entered:

ModSquadChallenge: Bleaching with (add) Color

AAACards: CAS Game #84 – Watercoloraaacards-84

SimonSaysStamp: Work It Wednesday – Feb 2017 – GREEN

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #272 – 273 ANYTHING GOES

TheArtisticStamperCreativeTeam:  Springtime

SugarPeaDesigns:  Mix it Up Chal #29 – SPDMIU29302017-sugarpeadesign

FlickrLoveHandmadeCardsATCs&: 2017 March Chal/Bringing Spring Smiles

challenge_graphic_Mar16_animated_150#thedailymarker30day

(2017 c10) Bicycle on Pop Can Pennant

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This was a fun experiment! First I cut the pendant with Sizzix Hero Arts Bicycle 657782 set out of a flattened soda pop can.  I stamped the bicycles with the stamps from the set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with black EP on the inside of the aluminum can.

I cut out the stamped aluminum can and straight sided cardstock frames with Spellbinders Shapeabilities Nested Pennants (these are very hard to find, Oldies but Goodies).  Then I cut the scalloped frame with Spellbinders Shapeabilities Nested Lacey Pennants 

I stamped “On the Road” on the background paper and heat embossed with clear EP.  The paper is an old one called Road Signs 31034 from my stash. (from discontinued company Sticker Studio)  The only images are the signs on the left of paper.  I think this qualifies for clean & simple because the clear embossing on background isn’t bold (leaving lots of white space, actually “cream” space and the 2 pennants are pretty simple.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  (Monday) Transport it

ABlogNamedHero:  CAS – Use Hero Arts Product