Thursday, September 6, 2018

IO stamps Thursday Designer Challenge- Colours of the Rainbow

Good Morning!!!! Hope you're enjoying these first days of Autumn!

This weeks challenge is all colours of the Rainbow. Today I have two quick cards to share. I'll get the links to the inks a little later today, but i'm on the fly this morning. 
This first one displays fall in all its splendor! I love how Mother Nature Paints a Beautiful Rainbow of Colour across the landscape in Autumn, my favourite time of year!!!

I created the leaves by stamping first in golden rod ink, then orange, cherry red and a touch of tan.
Good grief, I love my Misti!

This card uses your typical bright and cheery rainbow colours and was easy peasy to make!!!

The stamps I used here are

one of the stamps from Seth Apters Grunge Grid set

Here's who's hopping today!

Be sure to leave your creation on the IO blog for a chance to win some stamping bucks!!!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Technique Junkies Stamps September Release Blog Hop

Good Morning!!!

Welcome to the Technique Junkies Stamps September release Blog hop.
If you've been hopping already, you have arrived from my sweet friend Ceal's Blog 

I have a couple of spooky creations to share with you today! So exciting because I LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween cards!!!

For this card I combined three stamps

Old Wall, which I stamped in IO Tan Ink. 

I then took a Burnt Sienna Copic and dabbed some onto my colourless blender in order to deepen the shadows a bit.

I stamped the Ephemeral Crow onto some Blue Designer Paper and cut it out from the background
Lastly, I took the Trick or Treat Banner and stamped that onto mustard Designer Paper. I added some Copic Marker in the shadows to create more dimension

The Designer Paper is an older one from Graphic 45. Oldies but Goodies!!!!!

I seem to be all about the ATC Coins these days!!!! They are so fun to create!!!

I used BOO Convention as my main image for the coin after painting the chipboard in black and adding green stripes!

I shaded the Ghoulish Gaggle of Ghosties with Copic Marker and then added some
Nuvo Glow Drops in Apple Sour (Mmmm sounds like a Martini in the making!)

Here is what it looks like in the dark!

Don't forget to Check out all the September Release Hop Stamps which you can purchase at a discount for the next several days!

If there's something else you just HAVE to HAVE! please feel free to use my discount code on any of the products, except those listed below!

Now hop on over to my super duper pal Jeanne's Blog to see her neat creations!

Have an amazing day!

XX's and Oh's

Friday, August 17, 2018

Emerald Creek and Stencil Girl Blog Hop

Good Morning!

Welcome to the Emerald Creek and Stencil Girl Blog Hop!
I feel incredibly blessed to have been asked to participate in this hop with such a group of intensely talented artists!

If you have been hopping already, you've probably arrived from Katelyn's Blog

IF not, today's hop starts at Debi Adams Blog

For my piece today, I combined several stencil girl stencils, along with Emerald Creek's Baked Textures and embossing powders  to create this fun Journal Cover.

I started with a 8x8 piece of corrugated cardboard and collaged some scrap designer papers on with gel medium, sealing it all in with a coat of white gesso. 
I then sprayed the background using Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss in Ocean Depth  Dolphin Cove , Lucious Lawn and Harvest Sunset

Next, Using some texture paste and the Bare branch Thicket and Mermaid Stencils and Masks I added more texture. I added some more Dolphin Cove Spray to the upper bordre and some Worn Saddle  over the sandy area. To add even more dimension, I sprinkled Dirty Sand Baked Texture over that area.

Next I took the Mermaid from the Mermaid Stencils and Masks and Sprayed over with Mixed Metal Shimmering Bliss. Sooooo pretty!!!!!!!

After all that was done, I started to embellish with Die Cuts, adding even more dimension to them with Patina Oxide on the ships window, Ancient Amber  on the Sea Salad! and Chunky Rust on the ships wheel.  I had this great idea to make the Broken window, but wasn't sure if it would work. You should have heard the squeals of delight here when it did.

Sooooooo, how did I do it? I cut a small circle in Acetate (yep, that's why I was almost certain it wouldn't work. I figured I'd melt it down or set the house on fire! But it did!!!!  So, as I was saying, I cut the circle from acetate and then cut it in half leaving a jagged edge. I took a smidgen of tape runner and taped the acetate down to a piece of cardstock. I inked up the acetate piece with versamark and sprinkled Vanilla  Sugar Embossing Powder on it . Oh my gosh. It smelled good enough to eat!!!!

I just took my time and heated it from underneath. It eventually all melted without melting the acetate! SCORE!!!!!!!! After it dried I took a piece of sanding blog and roughed it up a bit!!!!

Lastly, but not Leastly {GRIN} I added the sentiment, which is from one of Seth Apters Collections available at Impression Obsession Stamps. It's called Journal Jargon 4

Thanks for stopping by and having a peek at this piece I designed for you!!!!

I LOVED working with the wonderful Emerald Creek and Stencil Girl Products!!!

Here's more details on the Blog Hop Giveaway:

One lucky winner will receive $50 in Gift Certificates to Emerald Creek
StencilGirl® Products!
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
XX's and Oh's


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Impression Obsession Stamps Thursday Challenge-It's a guy thing

Good Morning!!!!

I'm excited to share my card with you today because It's a card I created for Jon's birthday.
Yep, Jonathon turned 22 on the 7th of August. Where did the time go?

It's fitting this week's challenge is to make a manly card 

I used the Pocket Watch as my main focal point
I cut the die out onto some green cardstock and then embossed it twice with Seth Apters Baked Texture in Ancient Amber. I cut a smaller circle for the middle and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Timeless Classic stamp set. I let that dry a touch and then embossed it three times with Baked Texture in Vintage Beeswax. I used a week bit of the Ancient Amber on the wooden "love" cutout as well. 

For the background, I inked up a white cardback with Tim Holtz Oxide inks and then  used Seth Apter's Inside Out Stencil  to add some dimension. Then I embossed the panel with the 3-D Foundry embossing folder I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I added some little bits and bobs for interest and then sprinkled and heated up little puddles of Ancient Amber here and there!!!  The negative is an actual photograph of Jon, when he was a baby :)

I dare say the Birthday Boy Liked it!

Be sure to link up your Masculine Creations on the Impression Obsession Blog

Here's who's playing today~~~

XX's and Oh's


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Technique Junkies Stamps August Release Blog Hop

Happy August Release Day!
If you’ve come from my dear friend Ceal's Blog you are in the right place. If not head to the Technique Junkies Blog for the start of the hop.
We have 18 new stamps in the Technique Junkies line!
All of the August 2018 New Release stamps are 15% off
through August 8th! We can all use a little bargain, right?
No codes needed, just put them in your shopping cart and
the discount will be applied at checkout.

We also have a brand new EXCLUSIVE Technique Junkies product!
Introducing Shimmering Bliss! 

25 colors of shimmering dye based ink sprays that are perfect for stencils, techniques and any time you want to add shimmer to your projects! There are 20 beautiful intense colors and 5 "Topper colors" that are a clear spray loaded with sparkly mica to either use on top of other colors or alone. 

For example,  I started with a Staples Shipping Tag and sprayed it with Worn Saddle and Chestnut Mare.  Then I took some Harvest Sunset and Sprayed it onto some embossed black cardstock. I tell you, the pictures don't quite do it justice. It is totally YUMMO and I cant wait to share more samples with you soon~

If you love sparkle you will want to try Shimmering Bliss!

Now on to my sunflowery confection~~~

I used the masking technique to stamp a field of pretty sunflowers using the Single Sunflower Stamp

Here's a little closeup of my colouring...... After colouring with Copics, I dabbed in some Irresitable drops in black and did some Signo White Gel Pen highlights.

Added the Tag I created with the Shimmering Bliss Spray
I cut the little words from two of the sentiments in the Mae West Sentiments and mounted them on the tag with some foam tape.

Feel free to use my discount for any of the other stamps in the shoppe~

What about this African Beauty Image. I have to tell you, this is a Beautiful Image
I had to display her over this gorgeous Flower Texture Collage background, which I stamped in Navy Blue Ink over a Gel Pressed background. 

I have to say I love this image....... I think I already said it, but I'll say it again!!!

I LOVE this image. She is a strong and beautiful woman

Well, as Bugs Bunny, or was it Elmer Fudd Says.........

That's all folks~~~

Be sure to hope on over to one of my Besties Jeanne's Blog, because I'm sure she has something AMAZING to share~~~

XX's and Oh's

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge

Good Morning!!!!

Who doesn't love making Holiday Cards??? I know, I sure do
Someone was posting the shopping days until Christmas on Facebook the other day and it made me chuckle! I'm not in THAT much of a hurry for Christmas to come, but I do enjoy getting a head start on my Christmas Cards!!! Soooo I'm hoping this challenge gets you motivated for making your Holiday cards, what ever holiday you celebrate and enjoy!

For my Christmas Card I used the very pretty Vintage Tree cover a card  stamp as my base. I wanted to do the card in a Vintagy sort of way, so I chose to stamp Teal Ink onto some Soft Sky cardstock.
Keeping this theme in mind, I chose Snowman Wreath for my main image. I stamped the image in Seafoam in order to get lineless coloured look. I LOVE the IO Hybrid Inks because they are perfect for this technique. They don't smudge and dry quickly!!! YUMMY!!!!!

So I coloured the little fellow in Copic Marker, Adding some Signo Gel Pen Snowflakes and highlights! Super fun!!!!

Lastly I added a few little sequins and rather than doing a big sentiment, I stamped the twenty-five
stamp to drive it home! lol.... I am so silly!

Anyhooooo, would love to see your creations. 
Be sure to link them up HERE for a chance to win a nice little gift certificate

and for more inspiration, visit........

Happy Holiday Stamping

XX's and Oh's


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Impression Obsession Fall Winter release blog hop day 4

Good Morning!!!

Sorry I'm late to the hop this morning! I was having some trouble with my computer, but it's all good now!!!! I'm back to Halloween today to share this little spooky confection!!!!

I enjoyed creating the night sky with Tim Holtz distress inks.

Mitra is releasing some pretty fine shadow stamps this time around including:

Birch Forest Solid (Can you tell this is going to be one of my faves?)
The sign from Bat with Sign Die

This is the last day of the hop, so be sure you get around and leave some love on the blogs and you could win a great prize!!!!

Have a wonderful day!

XX's and Oh's
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