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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hey, Spring Chickie!

This is my entry into Color Challenge 617 and Sketch Challenge 627.  Using Stampin' Up colors; Old Olive, Blushing Bride, and Pink Pirouette to watercolor the Hey, Chick stamped image.  Sentiment is computer generated.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Faux Cloisonne

This is for TLC619 - Everything Old is New Again. Judy (stampingqueenjar) challenged us to select a technique from 2016 and use it again. I selected TLC589 Faux Cloisonne. 

I painted a piece of Tyvek with Gesso, when it dried, I coated it with Viva Inka Gold in Lime Green Metallic and Champagne. Then I stamped the painted Tyvek with the Hero Arts Leafy Vines stamp in Versamark and heat set gold embossing powder. 

When heating the Tyvek it shrinks and curls, I smoothed it out by running it through the big shot between two pieces of copy paper then glued it to a piece of black that I had outlined in Versamark and gold embossing powder, once again I ran this through the big shot to get it to adhere.

I don't subscribe to magazines, but did have a local Food and Wine magazine that comes once a year in our local paper, I selected some beautiful photos of heirloom tomatoes for my rose and leaves.
Love die cut is from SU Sunshine Wishes

Congratulations! In the General Stamping forum, you're in the FAVORITES for the week ending January 8. See post # 6.

Moonlight Sail

Paper:     Stampin' Up Basic Black and Gray, Smoky Slate
Stamps:  Stampin' Up Sail Away (retired)
Ink:  StazOn Black, Stampin' Up Craft White

Stamped the Sail Away stamp in StazOn black ink then covered with post it tape. Punched out a 2" circle and filled in with White Craft ink, die cut clouds from The Great Outdoors dies and filled in with white ink. Drew a horizon line and added some white gelly pen to the waves. 

Typed sentiment and die cut with banner die.

Background piece is from a Kleenex box, I just liked the colors and cut down the side of the box to use on this card.

This card was chosen as a favorite of the week by two of my peers at splitcoaststampers:

Congratulations! In the General Stamping forum, you're in the FAVORITES for the week ending January 8. See post #1 and #27

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Oh So Succulent Get Well Card

Stamps:  Stampin' Up Oh So Succulent, All About Everything
Papers:  Tip Top Taupe, Basic Black, Watercolor
Inks:  SU Watercolor pencils and Blender Pen, Versafine and Stazon

Hey, Chick

Hey, Chick another Sale-A-Bration free stamp set from Stampin' Up.

Stamps:  Hey, Chick, Shore Thing (Retired)
Papers:  Old Olive, Basic Black, Watercolor
Inks:  Stampin' Up Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen

So Detailed Happy Anniversary

Stamps:  Stampin' Up Everything Eleanor and Memorable Moments (Retired)
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride
Ink, Versafine Black, Tip Top Taupe
Misc.:  Falling Petals Embossing Folder, Oval dies, Crumb Cake Ribbon

Beautiful You In A Rainy Mediterranean Moment

Stamps:  Stampin' Up Beautiful You and Mediterranean Moments
Paper:  Watercolor, Heavy White, Basic Black
Inks:  Watercolor pencils, blender pen, Blush marker

Happy Birthday Tasty Truck

Happy Birthday cupcake delivered in a Tasty Truck.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up Tasty Trucks, Sea Street (retired)
Papers:  Watermelon Wonder
Inks:  Stazon Black, Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen

Hot Dog Tasty Truck

A sweet little Dachshund chasing after a Tasty Hot Dog Truck.

Stampin' UpTasty Trucks from the 2017 Sale-A-Bration brochure (purchase $50 worth of Stampin' Up products and select a free item from their Sale-A-Bration brochure), you can't beat free, right!

Stamps:  Tasty Trucks (hand drawn and fuzzy cut doggie)
Papers:  Heavy White, Pool Party, Project Life card
Inks:  Watercolor pencils, blender pen

Nailed It - Thank You

Here is a CAS thank you card using the Nailed It stamp set and matching dies, new in the Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog for 2017.  

Stamps:  Stampin' Up Nailed It and French Foilage
Papers:  Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Inks:  Stampin' Up's new Watercolor pencils and Blender Pens, Stazon Black

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2017 Year of the Rooster

This is for Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #82 - 2017 Year of the Rooster hosted by Jeannie here:

Basic Black Card Stock
Kraft Card Stock
Cricut Cuttlebug Chickenwire Embossing Folder
Die Cuts with a View dsp
Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks stamp set
Checkered Ribbon
Tim Holtz, Ranger, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Stampin' Up Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen

Monday, December 26, 2016

Asian Paper Lantern

This is also for Technique Lover's Challenge TLC618 Festive Paper Lantern. 

I die cut the Bo Bunny Serenade paper with the Stampin' Up Curvy Keepsake Box die, two pieces of the paper were punched out with the Mosaic Punch and adhered together over some black thread with a tassel attached.

Festive Paper Lanterns

This card is for Technique Lover's Challenge; TLC618 Festive Paper Lanterns.

I made a thank you card with a basic black card base, Graphic 45 Bird Song Collection dsp, Dies by Dave floral edge die.

Stampin' Up Cups & Kettle Dies used for lantern tops and tassels, Stitch Oval die for sentiment from Weather Together stamp set.

Vase stamp is from SU Gifts of the Orient stamp set (retired). Seed beads and black string/thread.

Congratulations! In the General Stamping forum, you're in the FAVORITES BEST OF 2016. See post #21.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Warm Winter Wishes Hot Cocoa Packet Holder

It's the First Day of Winter!  So to keep my peeps snuggly and warm, I made these Hot Cocoa Packet Holders.  As a special treat, a stick of Annie B's Salted Caramel was tied to the side of each packet.

Card stock:  Stampin' Up Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake; Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder; Snowflake Card Dies (retired); Kraft Rope Trim.

Card stock was cut at 5.5" x 8.5" folded in half, run through the Big Shot in the embossing folder, taped closed at the bottom, two holes were punched on the right side, threaded with the rope trim and tied around the caramel candy.  Snowflakes were adhered and embellished with jewels.

Sentiment is from SU Winter Memories (retired) cut out with Snowflake Card banner die.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Mixed Media Background With Cling Wrap

Lydia (Understand Blue) is hosting the MIX-ability challenge MIX202 over at, so I thought I would give it a shot and get a little dirty, actually it wasn't too bad. Loved scrunching up the plastic wrap over my wet paints, was very hard to wait for it to dry because ideas for the embellishments kept leaping into my head. I used some sparkly snowflakes so as not to cover over the design. I settled on a sentiment from Nov. 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit, Mistletoe & Holly.

I used dabs of Red, Green and Yellow acrylic paints, Aztec Gold, Blue Russet and Spring Green PearlEx powders on a piece of plastic wrap, spritzed with water, placed shimmery card stock into the "mess" flipped it over and scrunched the clear plastic wrap, set aside to dry.  Pulled off the plastic wrap and added the snowflake dies.  I inked up the snowflakes with Wink of Stella.

This is also for the CC613 Color Challenge, Yellow, Red and Green.

Here is link to Lydia's instructional video for this technique:

Take a look and play along.