Monday, August 20, 2012

Mojo Monday - coloring with a gifted imaged

A friend stamped this little guy on his tricycle and gave it to me to color. I've been trying to improve my coloring skills and this little image was just irresistible! I colored him with my Blender Pen and lifted the ink colors by scribbling a variety of Markers onto the lid of a stamp case. The layout is from today's Mojo Monday 255.

I used my AquaPainter to flood around the image with Daffodil Delight and a Sponge Dauber to darken the edges with More Mustard. I also added Dazzling Detail over the chevrons on his sweater and the handle bar streamers.


Stamp:Mo Manning for Stamping Bella
Cardstock: So Saffron, Real Red, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Variety of Markers
Accessories: Chevron and Polka Dot TIEF, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Brights Button, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Blender Pen, AquaPainter, Dazzling Detail

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

From My Heart - 2013 In Colors Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple

This is one of the cards we made at one of my Stamp Camp last month. I am so in love with these new In Colors - Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple! And how about the From My Heart stamp set with its coordination to some the Framelits from Stampin' Up! Also, this Apothecary Accents Framelit coordinates with one the Paper Piercing Templates - I love that!

I stamped the image from the stamp set From My Heart in Midnight Muse ink (and yes I DO LOVE the new Firm Foam ink pads!) onto Whisper White. Then I layered the larger die from Apothecary Accents Framelits over the stamped image. That is one of the nicest things about the Framelits - you can stamp first, die cut second. To be sure the Framelit stays centered over the stamped image, I put a Post-it note over it to lightly hold it in place while I run it through the Big Shot. The Post-it removes from the die cut easily with no residue.  I sprayed it with a light spray of Shimmer Paint Champagne and rubbing alcohol to give it a little shimmer. Finally, I used one of the Paper Piercing Templates to paper pierce around the enge of the stamped die cut.

TIP: Don't overspray your stamped images with this mix or the ink will run and smear a bit. A few light spritz's from about 8 inches is just right.

I ran the card base of Midnight Muse through the Big Shot machine with one of the Adorning Accents Folders. To finish the card, I tied a knot in a length of Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon. Then I pushed both ends through the holes of a Vintage Faceted Button. I punched two holes in the Raspberry Ripple cardstock with the 1/16" Punch and threaded the ribbon through this layer to keep it more secure.

Stamps: From My Heart
Inks: Midnight Muse, Champagne Shimmer Paint
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Adorning Accents Folders, Vintage Faceted Button, Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon, Paper Piercing Templates, 1/16" Punch

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Countryside - Man's Birthday card

 I played with watercoloring this truck from the Countryside stamp set from Stampin' Up! today. I colored three different images with my Aqua Painter and Markers and here is a card with one of them. First I stamped the image in Basic Black Craft Ink onto the Water Color Paper from Stampin' Up! Then I Heat Embossed this with Clear Embossing Powder. Embossing the image I am going to color always helps me - and I need all the help I can get when it comes to coloring!

I used several different Markers, including Midnight Muse, Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple from the new In Colors, as well as Cajun Craze and Early Espresso. I scribble the brush tip of the Marker onto the lid of my stamp set to lay down ink. Then I use the Aqua Painter to use this ink for coloring the image. When everything was dry, I added some Dazzling Detail to the apples in the back of the truck and then used a Crumb Cake Marker in the Spritzer Tool to add some speckles.

{Inside} I had water colored another small image of the water spigot from this same stamp set, so I used it for the inside of this card. I am linking this card to the Operation Write Home Blog - be sure to check them out!

Stamps: Countryside, Bring On the Cake
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Comfort Cafe, Water Color Paper
Ink: Basic Black Craft,  Assorted Markers
Accessories: Argyle TIEF, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Neutrals Brads

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Winter Memories - Holiday Mini Catalog - Christmas Card Club

This card uses some of the new items from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog that just debuted, including a new Holiday Frame Texture Embossing Folder, and this new stamp set, Winter Memories. I added just a touch of water coloring on these beautiful skates and a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the holly. 

Christmas Cards! It's time to start on these so you can have at least one item check off your Christmas 'To Do' List! And I have a great class to help you with that - Christmas Card Club!

This is the perfect, short-term club commitment for you to create beautiful handmade Christmas cards, even if you don't feel like you have the time to design and create them on your own. We will meet once a month during September, October and November to create 12 Christmas cards each month—4 each of 3 different designs—for a total of 36 beautiful holiday cards at the end of the three sessions. These lovely cards will feature a variety of techniques, fun folds, and lots of Christmas bling! in a range of styles and colors. Christmas Card Club sessions will be Sunday nights.  Cost is just $20 per person per month for the three month commitment. If you pay $60 in full before our first Christmas Club night, I will include a FREE package of Rhinestone Jewels!

If you’d like to join me in being prepared for the holidays by having your hand stamped Christmas cards completed by Thanksgiving, and want have a fun night out once a month, this is YOUR Club!
If you RSVP with a friend, I will have a gift for you both the first night. : ) I have limited space so be sure to RSVP soon! RSVP through my Events Calendar.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

MDS 2 and August Specials!

It's Here! The release of My Digital Studio 2 from Stampin' Up! and a FREE 30 Day Trial! Make something cool and print it with our 31 Days of Savings - 31% off 31 options! This includes Digital Content and Print Options!

Check out the details here - Stampin' Up! MDS2 Promotions
and take the "Guilty" out of your Guilty Pleasure!

MDS2 includes these new features:

  • New software functionality: MDS 2 includes 75 new design tools that will give you even more options for your digital designing. It's a user friendly, intuitive program designed specifically for digital scrapbooking, card making, and d├ęcor projects with extensive design features and functionality, multiple output options, photo editing capabilities, and multimedia options such as hot spot links, music, narration, and video to your projects. You can view a list of the 75 new features here.
  • Exclusive Stampin' Up! colors: Perfect for making hybrid (projects that combine traditional Stampin' Up! products layered on top of digital creations) projects.
  • Print services: Using our print service guarantees a match to Stampin' Up!'s exclusive colors. The only way to take advantage of our high quality professional print services is to upload your projects through your software. If you have downloaded content for use in other applications, you will not be able to use our professional print services

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