Thursday, July 30, 2015

Stampotique Challenge "Under the Sea"

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog. I'm a little late posting this week's challenge over at Stampotique Originals but since I've been on vacation it's taken me a bit to get all caught up.
This week Kristen is our hostess and she has chosen the theme
"Under the Sea"
This is what Kristen says about this week's challenge:
"This week is my week as hostess and the ocean is my happy place. It is calm and soothing and I love the sound of the waves. So this week, I challenge you to create an ocean themed project. I can't wait to see what you come up with."

For my project this week, I decided to create a card for someone special as a thank you.

Here is my card for this week

and a close up

For this card I used a stamp by Daniel Torrente called Smushasha

Come on by the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog and join us in this fun challenge. You could end up winning a 30.00 gift certificate to the online store

Have a great day!!!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Altered Puzzles Week 12 - Back from Vacation

Welcome back everyone, I am home from a 15 day vacation and am pumped to get going on this challenge once again.
My family and I took  much needed vacation to California and we had a great time while we were there.

Now that I'm back let's get started on the next two pieces. 

Here are the links to the previous posts for this challenge

Our Facebook group is here:
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I am doing these two pieces completely different, fir the first piece I took a doily and placed it over my piece

Next I used my archival ink and a sponge tool to add blue

This is how it turned out, I love it!

I then added a bit of white with a paintbrush and white acrylic paint. I didn't use my white gel pen here because the gel pen doesn't work well over the gesso and ink

I also added a bit of torn wash tape

I used a Wendy Vecchi flower stamp to stamp some flowers and also colored them in with Copic Markers. I then cut them out

I also stamped my words onto scratch cardstock and cut them out. 

Here is my first piece, I used glue dots to adhere my flowers and rolled up the petals to give it a dimensional look

For the second piece I started with some distress ink for the background, I applied the mini ink directly onto the background

I then used a brown color for the edges, this time I applied with a ink blender tool

Next I spritzed water onto my fingers and dripped it onto my background

I then used archival ink and stamped a scroll word stamp onto the background
Check out that background too, after I used the water it came out so cool!!

I then used a Stamping Up stamp to add some flowers to the bottom

For my center piece, I stamped some grapes onto cardstock and heat embossed, I then colored them with copic markers
I then cut them out

I applied my sentiment and my grapes to the background using dimensionals

Here is my finished second piece

and here are my pieces together

and my entire puzzle

Check back next week for the final two pieces!! Have fun with your pieces this week and cya soon

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Stampotique Challenge 204 - Twinchies

Hello and welcome back to the blog today. Wednesday means another challenge over at Stampotique's Designer Challenge Blog YAY!! 

Our hostess this week is Janet Klein and her challenge is "Twinchies"
Here is what Janet has to say about this challenge:
"Twinchies are small works of art that measure 2 x 2". Create a set of twinchies using your favorite stampotique stamps"

For this particular challenge I decided to do a journal page with quite a few twinchies. 
This page reminds me of the Brady Bunch but I called them "The Crazy Bunch" haha!

I used Stampotique Stamps:
4 Dwarfy Gnomes and Goat Monster - By Kira Nichols
Blessed Skellie - By Roc Nicholas
Young Ignis - By Magda Polokow
Moth Fab - By Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente
Waltzing Fleur - By Janet Klein

This was such a fun page to create with all the Stampotique images. I hope you will come by the Designer's Blog and join us this week, you could win a 30.00 gift card for the online store.
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Stampotique Challenge 203 - Use Attatchers

Welcome back to the blog today, we are into another challenge at Stampotique's Challenge Blog and Kathi is our hostess.
She is asking us to use Attachers on our projects this week.
Here is what Kathi says about this challenge:

"Use attachers, the older the better. Thinking of eyelets, brads, staples, etc. Bonus points if someone uses all three. Extra super bonus points if someone attaches Stampotique images to each other."

I decided to create a Birthday card for my mom, her birthday is on July the 4th and I always make her a red, white and blue card of some sort. 
This time I wanted to go in a completely different direction. She loves to garden and loves having flowers growing in her yard so I decided to do a card with that in mind

I used Stampotique Stamps:
Sing with words on the side and Kate's Angel - By Artist Kate Crane
I only used the wing from "Kate's Angel" I wanted my gal to have angel wings
Hat Cube - By Artist Daniel Torrente

I really love how this card came out and I simply attached my orange card stock to the yellow with the mini stapler by Tim Holtz. The sunflower is a Memory Box die that I just fell in love with.

I hope you will come by the Stampotique's Challenge Blog this week and join us for this fun challenge. 

Take care and Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Roc Nicholas Design Team

Hello all and welcome back to the blog. Today is the 7th of the month and that means it's my turn to make something for the Roc Nicholas Design Team
Make sure to check out all of Roc's stamps over at the online Stampotique Store
They are so fun to use, I just love them

For today's post I decided to do a journal spread. I used my Dylusions larger journal today so I'd have plenty of space for all of my stamps
This page started out as just a mess of paint and crackle paste and all kind of things. LOL

You can see the white crackle paste better here, I love it!

I used all of Roc's sentiment stamps that I have in my possession for this. (except one) I simply stamped them onto paper and added them to my background

I can't tell you how much I just love this page now that it's done. The colors are bold and all the stamps really give the page life. 
I hope you have a wonderful day!!! 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Altered Puzzle Week 11

Hello and welcome back to another week of the Altered puzzle. We are onto week 11 and only have two more weeks to go after this one. Unfortunately, you will have to wait until August for the last two weeks of this challenge. I will be on vacation until after July 27th so I will resume the tutorials when I return and we will finish the puzzle up in August. 

Here are the links to the previous posts for this challenge

Our Facebook group is here:
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For this week's pieces I wanted to do something fun and quirky so I painted both of my background yellow
Yellow is a fun color, that's why I went with yellow.

For my first puzzle piece I used a stencil along with Archival ink

I then used another stencil to draw some arrows
(later I added more of the first stencil)

After I did those two steps, I forgot to take photos again BUT.. all I did was stamp a sentiment I got from a Tim Holtz Stamp set and I used images from
Vera Lane Studio - By Artist Janet Klein
I simply printed them onto cardstock and then colored them with copic markers. I then cut them out. 
I also used one image from Stampotique called  Hat Cube By Artist Daniel Torrente
Here is my finished first piece

For my next puzzle piece, I decided to do a Minion, love those minions. My background really reminded me of a minion head LOL
I started out by making several different sizes and colors of circles. 
These are the circles I created

Once my eyes were put together I also created the overalls by just cutting some blue paper and adding stitching with my white gel pen.

I also added some hair by cutting out some really thin and tiny pieces of black paper

I punched out another smaller circle from black paper and cut it down to create my little smile for my minion

Next Iglued everything down and added his goggle straps
It's hard to see his hair in the photo but here is my finished minion.

and here are the two pieces together

I'm having some issues with my photo library on my MAC so I wasn't able to add my "signature" to my photos.

Here is the final puzzle together so far. Only two more weeks to go until we are done!!! I hope your as excited as I am. 
Again, I'm on vacation thru the end go July so we will pick up in August again. This will give people time to catch up too.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stampotique Designer's Challenge - Use Ribbon

Happy Wednesday everyone, it's time for another challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog
and this week our hostess is Corrie and she is asking us to "Use Ribbon" This week

Here is what Corrie says about this challenge:

"I struggle to use ribbon in my projects but I do like it. So I want you to show me what you do with ribbon. Have fun! Corrie"

I figured I'd make a card for this challenge. I love adding ribbon to cards. Here is my project:

It's kind of hard to see in the photo but that plate at the bottom says "Friendship" 
I used Stampotique stamps:

French Journal Page - By artist France Papillon
Crow Line - By artist Janet Klein

Come on over and join us this week for this fun challenge.