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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mermaid Wishes

I punched various sized holes in a clear transparent sheet and followed the directions given in Helen Hannum's tutorial for Shining Spheres over at Splitcoaststampers.

I then painted the bubbles with SU Whisper White Craft Ink and patted them with a little Marina Mist ink to add a shadow.  The smaller bubbles were stamped in white, with some being outlined in a black Faber Castell Pitt artist pen for contrast, I also added some Glossy Accents here and there to make the bubbles shine.

The waves were hand drawn in pencil, cut out and outlined in black and white inks.

The mermaid was stamped onto SU Whisper White and colored with SU markers then fussy cut.

After I photographed the image, I decided to go back and add some Wink of Stella to the mermaid to give her a shiny glow.

Stamp sets:  Artful Inkables - A Bird's Song and Fun Stamper's Journey - Mermaid Wishes.
Paper:  SU Baja Breeze, Marina Mist and Whisper White
Inks:  SU Craft White, Blush Blossom, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz and Marina Mist.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Enjoy The Little Things

This 6 1/2" square wall plaque featuring a Rose Wonder.

I cased this idea from Billie Moan of Rambling Rose Studio.  Her plaque with instructions can be found here:

I changed up my plaque by using the following Stampin' Up stamp sets and inks:

Awesomely Artistic (fern leaves and splatter) Old Olive and Watermelon Wonder
Best Thoughts, Retired (Butterfly) Sweet Sugarplum and Hello Honey
Birthday Blossoms (little flowers on right edge) Sweet Sugarplum and gold Stickles
Clearly for You, Retired (No. 5) Archival Black
French Script, Retired (French Script) Archival Black
Layering Love (Sentiment) Archival Black and Flirty Flamingo
Nature Walk, Retired (Bee) Archival Black, Hello Honey and Wink of Stella
Rose Wonder (Rose and Leaves) Archival Black, Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder
Timeless Textures (Edges) Crumb Cake

The edge of my plaque is wrapped in Black and White polka dotted Washi Tape and I punched a hole in the back box to hang on the wall with a tack or pin.

A shout out to Billie for this awesome idea.

Stampin' Up 2016-17 Catalog Launch Party

My invitation sent out to all of my customers for the Stampin' Up 2016-17 Catalog launch party.  We had a great turn out with lots of food, fun and laughter.  I used the new Pop of Paradise stamp set along with various die cuts.  The card is a try fold held closed by the leaf and flower.

Here are some more photos of our event:

Make and takes featured Jar of Love, Thoughtful Banners and Pop of Paradise.

Display of new stamp sets, dies, Paper Pumpkin, etc.

Display of new 2016-18 In Colors

Display of paper packs and stamp sets


Stampin' Up Flourishing Phrases and Falling Flowers

For this month's order delivery bags, I used a combination of the Flourishing Phrases and Falling Flowers Bundles.

Flourish stamps from both sets were used for the background, stamped in Archival Black ink and colored with Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz markers.  The die cut flowers are from the Flourishing Phrases bundle cut from Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango card stock.  The center Jewel Basics were colored with a black Copic marker.  The Sentiment is also from Flourishing Phrases set.