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
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