My stamping adventures

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Swimming around

Did one of my favorite techniques for this card...blending distress inks with blending tool then dropping water over it to create what I call faux bleach bubbles.  I tried adding little white dots with distress stain picket fence and dylusions white spray but they didn't show up at all so I got out my old 3 dots on a peg stamp and added some white dots with pigment white ink and YEAH that worked.  hopefully you can see them in the photo (click photo to make bigger) to see more detail.  add color to beta fish with distress markers including picket fence (look on fins) and some prisma glitter just for fun.  my new thing is adding sequins but not sure I've got the hang of them, yet.  Oh, well it is what it is.
entering in the following challenges:
1.  The House That Stamps Built - blues
2.  Simon Monday Challenge Blog - anything goes
3.  That Craft Place Challenge - nautical
4.  Love to Scrap! challenge - anything goes
card details:
stamps - Repeat Impressions stamps
inks - Ranger distress inks broken china, salty ocean, chipped sapphire
Colorbox frost white pigment ink
sequins, prisma glitter

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Summer is almost gone

Yes, it's hard to believe but summer is coming to an end but that's o.k. because next is autumn.  For today we will stay in summer with my summer cards that I sent out to friends and family starting with something a little different for me.....long cards.  You know it's fun for a change to make cards that are unexpected for me and that's these long cards.  I found some slimline envelopes in my stash and thought it would be good to use them!  you know my motto for this year....use what you have if you can.  Also used stamps I haven't touched in years!  they are from Lasting Impressions with Panache.  enjoy the rest of the weekend.  looks like a nice day outside our window.
entering in the following challenges:
1.  That Craft Place - nautical
2.  Simon Says Wednesday challenge - summer

Friday, August 15, 2014

MFP August blog hop - Dear Santa and Brrrr

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
August Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Aug. 12
Crows and Scarecrow 
Featured Aug. 13
Hydrangea
 Featured Aug. 14
Keys
Featured Aug. 15
Dear Santa and Brrrr





these two cards are on MFP blog.










Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All six winners will be announced on 
Aug. 16, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) 
The deadline for 
commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Aug. 15, 2014

I am officially on the first two days of the hop and the last two I'm on my own.  what that means is commenting here today will only be for me but please do because I like to hear what you have to say.
This month my theme is layers!  yes, I'm going to try to put a dent in all the decorative papers I have by using them this month for my cards!  I'll let you know at the end of our hop how I did.  lol!  Well, it's the last day of the hop and I said I would let you know if I put a dent into my stash of decorative papers......NO!  still have a lot more to go.  Maybe I should stop buying them!!!



It's fun to get a jump on making holiday cards!
Used a lot of sparkle and shine on this Santa.







Here's the Design Team:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

MFP August blog hop - Keys

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
August Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured Aug. 12
Crows and Scarecrow 
Featured Aug. 13
Hydrangea
 Featured Aug. 14
Keys




this card is on MFP blog.







Featured Aug. 15
Dear Santa and Brrrr
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All six winners will be announced on 
Aug. 16, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) 
The deadline for 
commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Aug. 15, 2014
I am officially on the first two days of the hop and the last two I'm on my own.  what that means is commenting here today will only be for me but please do because I like to hear what you have to say.
This month my theme is layers!  yes, I'm going to try to put a dent in all the decorative papers I have by using them this month for my cards!  I'll let you know at the end of our hop how I did.  lol!

Here's the Design Team:
Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.