My stamping adventures

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Another cup of tea

stamps used:  my hand carved tea cup, sayings by My Sentiments exactly,  Stampington and Co.
Here are some more tea cards I created with my hand carved tea cup.  It's fun to go back and bring life to an old image and that is what I did with this image.  hope you like it.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Seas the Day

stamps used:  Stampin' Up
Made a bookmark/tag and a couple of shell cards just for the fun of it.  I have sent out the colorful shell card to my niece just because.  I have found with this stamp set I like the two step stamping with the shells but having a bit of issues with the sand dollar.  guess I just have to keep practicing to get better.  was just having fun with the colors ... did use the new greens, of course!  
To all our southern friends ... be safe.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

tea anyone?

stamps used:  tea cups/pots hand carved by me, teabag paper by Stampington&Co., time for tea by Stampassions, if you are Stampourri!
I had fun with these hand carved images that I carved years ago and decided to pull them out to play.  I pulled them out for two reasons ... 1. I saw a canvas painting that looked similar to my carvings.  
2.  I wanted to make a bunch of cards to share with a family member for a thank you gift.
I went to town and think I made almost 20 cards and postcards.  They are simple designs but very satisfying because I carved the main images and it's fun to create with something you did from start to finish. I used a variety of ink pads from Adirondack to Stampin'Up.  Basically any inks work with stamps you carve so go for it.  Now it's time to get out your carving rubber and make some stamps!  and if you do please leave me a comment so I can see what you created.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Art Journal wk#35 Collage

week #35 - Collage
stamps used:  Stamper's Anon., dylusions, MFP
Yeah! for me.  I'm all caught up again for my art journal challenge.  this week is collage which sometimes for me a bit out of my comfort zone but I like the way this page turned out.  I looked around my craft table and just used what was there so first I glued down a piece of printed deli paper.  This deli paper is used as placemats at a restaurant in MA that friends and I ate at when we were away for a weekend.  next I glued on some stamped images I had colored and fussy cut that are in a container on my table.  I added some washi tape because let's face it we all have rolls of it!  last I stamped the umbrella...colored it in with chalks....stamped clouds but they were getting lost so I paper pieced them to make them pop.  done and done!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Art journal wk#34 - Mosaic/Patchwork

week #34 - Mosaic/Patchwork
For this art journal page I just added pieces of backgrounds I had created and pieces of pattern papers.  Believe it or not there is no stamping whatsoever on this page!  the two words are just hand written.
that's it for this page.....very different for me...out of my comfort zone but sometimes that works.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Art Journal wk#33 - fairy tales

stamps used:  Her Majesty (The Queens Ink)
We are at week #33 already and I'm actually caught up just haven't post all of them, yet.  I have two more to post after this one to be up to date...will do that this week so you will be bombarded with my art journal pages for the rest of the week.  
week #33 prompt was Fairy Tales or mythology
I choice to do the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.  I stamped my images in VersaFine onyx black ink then got out my trusty stipple brush to add some color around the images.  simple but I think effective.  
thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, August 28, 2017

9 card Fall sampler

9 card Fall samplers without frames
top to bottom: Holly, Kelly, Me 

top to bottom: Cathy, Denise, Theresa

9 card Fall samplers all framed
The new thing with my local card swapping group is making these 9 card samplers.  This one is Fall/Autumn themed but we also did a Summer one.
Below in this post is a quick video or you can go to Sue Wisniewski - YouTube  to see it with still shots in the video.  let me know what you think of this type of video with still shots.....this is the first one I did so they will get better.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

stamping with friends

stamps used:  Stampin' Up
Yesterday afternoon went stamping with a couple of friends and created these wonderful cards.  Hard for me to pick out my favorite because I like them all pretty much the same.  The lighthouse and tulip stamp sets are top on my list then there is the daisy stamp set with the punch!  Now my friends know that for a while all I used to stamp were dragonflies ..... this dragonfly is a die!  there's a solid and a detailed die then you put them together and you have a wonderful dragonfly.  Last is the cup of ice-cream ... now who doesn't like ice-cream and with sprinkles no less.  a good time had by all.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Last of duoprinting with chlorophyll ... maybe!

stamps used:   Altenew butterflies, words by MFP
O.K. I have probably said this before ... this is the last of duoprinting with chlorophyll but don't think I ever showed these cards.  I took the prints made them into cards then decided they needed something more.  I had stamped and die cut a bunch of Altenew butterflies so I mounted them on the rest of the cards I had duoprinted.  I like the touch of the butterflies, don't you?  BUT don't think this will really be the end of this technique because Fall is coming with the turning of the leaves ... and ... what colors!  I think they will print up wonderfully but time will tell.
you can see more of my duoprinting with chlorophyll at here, here, and here.  

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Art Journal wk # 32 - water

week # 32 Water
stamps used:  Fred Mullett, StampaRosa, StarvingArtiststamps
stencil: Simon Says wave stencil
I am liking the simple journal pages I'm doing lately since this challenge is a year long one.  For this water prompt I stamped this beautiful if you can call an octopus beautiful ... yes, I can.  Anyway I stamped him with black ink then did the wave stencil all around him.  stamped the two sayings and called it a day.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Art journal wk#31 Mandala

week #31 - Mandala
Here is my take on the mandala prompt.  I have a Stencil Girl mandala stencils so I wanted to try out the distress oxide inks on black so ....... I painted my page with dylusions black paint and let it dry overnight.  I placed the stencil on the painted black page and went to town with distress oxides: antique linen, twisted citron and spiced marmalade.  it looks much better in real life.  will be playing more with oxides on black.  on the top corners I stamped MFP medallion with white pigment ink and just hand wrote mandala and date with dylusions white paint pen.  

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fun flap card

stamps used:  Altenew butterflies
This is a fun fold card that has a flap on the bottom front of the card to open.  
base card = 4 1/4" x 11
score and fold at 5 1/2"
1.  cut top of front of the card to create the bottom flap of the card.
2.  adhere pattern paper to front flap.
3.  cut squares of red, kraft and white cardstocks.  adhere together.  adhere to front flap on a diagonal to look like a diamond shape.
4.  stamp and die cut Altenew butterfly.  mount to diamond shape on front of card.
5.  inside of card - adhere a strip of kraft and white cardstock.
6.  stamp and die cut small Altenew butterflies.  adhere to inside of card.
Right now this card is sentiment free but when I'm ready to send it I will stamp a sentiment.