My stamping adventures

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Art Journal adventure - silhouette

stamps:  MFP fairy and sayings, Hot Potatoes mushrooms, chandelier, MoonRose woman saying, SU be yourself
stencils Ranger Dyan Reaveley
This time for the prompt of silhouette I did a two page layout but did the pages differently so they are separate from each other.  the fairy page is all stamped then blended with distress ink. the actual fairy stamp is an outline image...I just took a sharpie to make it solid.  the woman page is stenciled with Dyan Reaveley green and purple paints then doodled around each figure.  the chandelier and sayings are stamped.
I'm having fun with this journal adventure....as long as the prompts keep coming I will try to continue.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

I do like tags

stamps:  Stampotique
stencils: Ranger Dyan Reavely stencils/masks
these tags started out as playtime with Ranger distress oxides ink pads. you can see my playtime with these ink pads in this post including a video on Sue Wisniewski - YouTube .  I kept the tags simple to show off the backgrounds and the images......on the purple tag the spider web in the corner was just hand drawn so don't go looking for a stamp....teeheeehee.  
entering in the following challenge:
1.  Stampotique - Stampotique tag SDC #269
2.  Crafty Creations Challenges - anything goes
3.  Retro rubber challenge blog - anything goes

Friday, March 17, 2017

Gray not green

stamps: Stampotique
I know it's St. Patrick's Day and I should be showing off some green but it just didn't work out that way for me here.  Check out this card I used embossing powder......not one but three colors!  decided to start using supplies that I have and I have a lot of embossing powders from way back ...... clear to just abut any color of the rainbow and more!  on this card I used the basics ... gold, clear and silver.  found some gold washi tape so cut out a banner and added that but finding it hard to stick to ep ... will have to put some liquid glue under it to make it stick.  stamped Gooseneck girl on some gray cardstock ... added a little color with Prisma color pencils then fussy cut her and mounted to the card.  Oh yeah, the background color under the stamped card is distress oxide background I did.  you can see all about those backgrounds here in this post and there is a video from Sue Wisniewski - YouTube showing how I played with the distress oxides.  time for me to go get my hair cut and do a couple of errands.  have a lucky day! 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

no more snow!

die cuts from SU swirly bird set.
stamped hat/scarf stamped at a friend's house so don't know the company.
background is an embossing folder

Here is a fun snowman card.  Hopefully we have had our last snowfall for the year!!!  As my friends know I'm not a winter person and always say I would have been happy if my parents emigrated to the south instead of here on the northeast.....but it is what it is and here I am sitting through ...... like I said ... hopefully the last snowfall of the year.  

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Paper piecing fun

for the owl tag I paper pieced the cute owl for halloween.  glued him to a cut down tag I did some distress oxide coloring.

I decided to join in a challenge where the theme is paper piecing...mainly because I haven't done that technique in ages.  Paper piecing is a fun technique where you do just like the name of the technique...paper piece.  stamp an image onto pattern paper then cut out specific pieces of the image and glue them onto the stamp image.
I paper pieced this sweet girl's snowsuit, scarf and hat.  next I did some select color with my Prisma color pencils.  the background is some playing around with distress oxide ink pads. layered the paper pieced piece onto a white note card with the same pattern paper used for paper piecing. 


this last card uses the same sweet girl but I used up the left over pieces from the other card.  the only paper piecing on this one is the coat, scarf and hat.  again did a little select prisma color pencil coloring.  check out her face...tried to make it a little blue with pink cheeks....she's been out in the snow a long time.  teeheeehee

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Art Journal - caught up!

 this layout is transform the edge which I did with my Dyan journal block.  if you look to the right you can see the curvy edge.
this two page layout is travel but because the two pages before were the transformed edge you can see them here, too.  the page on the left is a cut wavy edge but the right side is not cut just a wavy edge that is like it was stenciled. 
Both sets of layouts were colored with distress inks, blending tool, stamped and a little select coloring.  the images are from lots of companies:  LIWP, SU, MFP and Stamper's Anon. The little postmarks and postage style stamps aren't mark so I don't remember what company...they have to be 15 to 17 years old.  

Monday, March 6, 2017

distress oxide play time

Played with Ranger distress oxide ink pads...right now I only have four of them:  peeled paint, worn lipstick, wilted violet and spiced marmalade.   I smooshed the inks on my craft sheet...spritz with water then dragged tags and cards in it but I also used Perfect Pearl mists to instead of water.  I will make these samples into cards later in the week.
I did a video showing my playtime with these colors of distress oxides ... you can watch it at the bottom of this post or go to Sue Wisniewski - YouTube to watch it.










Saturday, March 4, 2017

Art Journal Adventure - time

Prompt for this layout is time related.  did a little collage and lots of stamping for this layout.  got out old stamps and even included a tag I created a while ago that fits right into the time theme.  I am enjoying this art journaling with the prompts...you see when I'm left on my own I seem to leave the journals and stick to my comfort zone ... which is cards, postcards and tags.  I'm not one for writing down my feelings and such but doing these art pages is fun.  besides the fact I'm getting out paints supplies that I haven't touched in years so this is a good thing!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Doodles away

Doodles, doodles and more doodles!  I know now-a-days it is called Zentangles but I have been doodling since I was a kid in my notebooks.  wish I had kept them but unfortunately a lot of my doodles, even poems I wrote and photos were thrown away by someone who will remain nameless because don't want to get into it here.....this is my place for happy stamping and my art.  First the images were stamped then I just doodled away inside of the images.  I did take a 30 minute zentangle class a month ago just to get the basics of that technique and to me (my opinion) it is doodling.  we were even told to make up our own designs inside the images, so that is basically what I did, but I will say we were given a sheet with some designs to work off that was good for a starting point.  I like to do straight or wavy lines mostly but have been branching out with circles.  I need to add sentiments to these cards to complete them.  what do you think?  leave me a comment to let me know what you think ..... zentangles or doodle?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Art Journal adventure - text underneath

This is my layout for text underneath.  I did it this way because before I used the masks and added the black paint it was just too busy for me ... but now I like it.  You can still see the stamped words underneath in the masked areas and a little under the black paint to.....that is in person you can see through the black paint.  this week the prompt is all about time so guess I'll think about it a little then jump in!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

art journal - here comes the sun/subtle

 Here are two more page layouts in my art journal adventure.  the prompts this time are here comes the sun and use subtle colors.  for the sun layout I used my blending tool with distress inks....basically the colors of the sun....yellows and orange...after that I did some stenciling and doodling and of course ..... you know me the die heart stamper sooooooooo I stamped a sun and saying.
sun layout details:
stamps - MFP stamps
stencils - wendy, dylusions and crafters

For my layout with subtle colors again I blended colors with my distress inks.  next I used a couple of TH stencils then stamped owl, sayings and that fun stitched block.  to finish it I taped on a piece of burlap ribbon which I pulled apart a bit for more texture....was going for a nest effect.
subtle layout details:
stamps - Stampers' Anon.
TH stencils


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

year of the rooster art journal-door

 hear is my art journal page layout for the prompt - feature a door.  I took it literally and made a door out of stamped cardstock then added some chickens inside the door when you open it.  for these pages I just slapped on dylusions paints with a brayer so it also gives the background some texture.  see more of my art journal pages here. 
---got this door idea from Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie