Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ribbit! Eat what Bugs You

I had fun with this color blocked Froggie Beach Baby, from a gift from Whimsey Stamps   The beach babe is colored in prismacolor pencils, and touched with nuvo crystal drops.  The color blocks are created from three interlocking Spellbinder dies cut from paper in my stash. 
I am going to do this one again with a different background and a sentiment that will read "Frogs get wet even when it rains." for a get well card.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Say Cheese---Pleeeeze

This is a Stampendous (Penny Black)  Stamp  called "Say Cheese" (from SSS)  I just love her little furry critters.  This little mouse is done with copics and the rest of the camera with wink of stella silver and delicata inks. Artpiece is mounted on craft card stock.  "Smile" is printed from Karen Schuls "Rise and Shine" kit.

Something funny happened on the way to the project.  The stamp came in today and I couldn't wait to play with it. I had a TERRIBLE time getting the release acetate off it. And when I did the image and its glue left a sticky mess on the foam behind it.  So I figured well, I'll just put it back together and then use double stick removable tape in my Misti when I want to stamp it.  It was THEN THAT I SAW that I had pulled the soft plastic off its glued on base and realized that there was another thin piece of plastic I hadn't seen attached.  SO this stamp wasn't trimmed around the foam at all, rather on a rectangle that you CAN see in the picture below.  This really works SO much better in the Misti than the shaped foam mount stamps because it is easier to peel off when you are finished--although a whole lot bigger.  HEY PENNY BLACK and STAMPENDOUS.  Would you COLOR the film for me---any color, just not clear! 
 Now THAT'S a  FIRST!

Kind Soul Hello

This is another watercolor technique that I included in the BIPS SIG demonstrations.   I used Wplus9's beautiful Kind Soul floral stamp which is a very big stamp.  It has been trimmed for this card. It is black embossed on watercolor paper and then colored with watercolor pencils, painted water color, watercolor crayons and distress markers.  Finished with sequins and tiny rhinestones, the Hello is Memory Boxes  Little Halo Hello (1896) which coordinates with Memory Box   Clear Sentiments of Hello stamps.  The papers are black and Watermelon  Wonder by SU.


The BIPS SIG

In the summertime the PnP Club meets in small Special Interest Groups.  There was a class on creating backgrounds of all kinds, focusing on watercolors, distress oxide inks, and stenciling.  We were swimming with ideas through the three hour class, so little money angel fish adorned some blue ocean waves backgrounds that were  created through the nine background techniques Priss taught at the SIG


We used watercolors paints, watercolor pencils, crayons and markers, distress ink, distress oxide inks and most fun of all was using Color Burst (by Ken Oliver) dry watercolor powders that produce WOW's every time they are activated. Background paper is by Karen  Schulz in her kit Love Yourself.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Skly's the Limit

Birthday Greetings and the Sky's the Limit at what you can do and accomplish, R. C.  Have a magnificent and wonderful day and year.  Created with SU stampset, and SSS Cloud template, embossing powders, and textured paper 




Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Aurora Wings Linnea Sprite

The Linnea flower is the "flower of Sweden."  The name is of Scandanivian origin meaning "lime or linden tree."  This tiny pinkish-lavender mountain flower was named after the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who is the inventor of the universally recognized system of classifying plants and animals.

This sweet little sprite was created by Mitzi Sato Wiuff She's colored in prismacolor pencils and mounted on a watercolor background.  The Thinking of you sentiment is a sticker from Pop-ups-etc. The borders are also silver stickers.



Three little Candles

With SO MANY possibilities!  The principal dies I used were Wrapped Stich Rectangles 30094 by 5Craft Dies), Little  Candle Trio (99857 by Memory Box) and Stitched Holly Leaves (99263 by Memory Box.  The greetings are not complete on some of them, but I will use vellum, acetate or stickers to finish.




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fairy Kisses and Wishes

The Poppy stamps River Faerie and Thoughtful Faerie are used for this birthday card placed on windows over a piece of DP from my stash.  The "Elegant Lines" EF provides the nests for  Wink of Stella and rhinestone and moon glass accents.   The Fairy sentiment is designed by Tracy Wray.  The ribbon is from my stash and the black border is created with sticker lines.  There is a heavy coating of  Wink of Stella in the debossed areas of the EF pttern and in the 2" punched color block windows.



The Birches for Autumn and Winter

This "Autumn Run" card was created with a background created in photoshop and printed on glossy photo paper. The Birch trees are edged in walnut stain distress ink and are cut from the Tim Holtz Die, Birch Trees. The two deer are  from the tiny Jumping Deer Trio die by Memory Box.   The tiny leaves are a maple leaf punch that is about 1/4inch.


The Tim Holtz Birch die is used below over a winter scene background from a photograph.  The little cardinals are from SU "Thougtful Trees".  The cardstock is SU real red and the ribbon is grosgrain.  The trees are burnished with distress ink.   The Season's Greetings Sentiment is a sticker from Pop Ups Etc.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Owl Card

This Shape card was created with Spellbinder's Fold-a-Long Owl Label. (661138)  The background is craft cardstock, and the  DP is by SU.  Eyes and beak accents are glitter paper. Pearl accents and Silver Wink of Stella are on the wings.  This Die requires careful paper choice, because the "reverse" or opposite right and left pieces are not available in the die, so you must flip cardstock to get the reverse shape.  This does not work well on plain cardstock because of the subtle differences beside front and back, and is only marginally successful with DP.  Options are NOT to face/cover the front folds of the owl at all, and use stamped designs if you wish.  It's a fun card to make but disappointing that a critical die is not included in the six die set.  I will use one of my Friendship stamps olr a personal note on the inside