My stamping adventures

Thursday, July 30, 2015

more Background Check

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Here are some more backgrounds from the Background Check online class I'm doing this week.  the two samples on top are distress inks and a background stamp with VersaMark ink on top.  looks much better in person....the VersaMark ink soaks into the distress inks and has the effect of bleaching.  the sample on the bottom was supposed to be a baby wipe technique but mine were too dry so I ended up just spritzing water through the stencil for another faux bleaching effect.  next step for that one you are supposed to run it through Big Kick with the stencil for an embossing folder look...really need more practice top make that happen.
sample details:
background stamp - Impression Obsession roses
stencil by Tim Holtz - THS037 Splotches

MFPStamps Christmas in July blog hop day three

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS. YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT to the July 31st post FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 
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 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Christmas stamp sets. Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each
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blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) Try one of the 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be
announced on AUG. 15, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 and posting pics of your projects is Friday Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM
EST.

Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois


This month for our Christmas in July blog hop my theme is fun folds!  Today I'm showcasing the stamp set Dear Santa with a couple of easel cards.  A center easel card (look to the left) ..... check out his beard....it's full of sequins!  not one of my normal embellishments.  On my square easel card (look to the right) his beard is all glitter.  Next see what Toni is creating.





Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team

Lois  
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MFPStamps Christmas in July blog hop day two

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT to the July 31st post FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please
Hop along with us!! 

 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Christmas stamp sets. Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each
day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the
blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) Try one of the 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be
announced on AUG. 15, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 and posting pics of your projects is Friday Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM
EST.

Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois

video




This month for our Christmas in July blog hop my theme is fun folds!  Today I'm showcasing the stamp set Snowflakes.  These cards are called corner fold cards....they are easy, fun and unique.  Hope you like them as much as I do. Check out the short video to see how it opens. Next check out what Toni has for you to see.






Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team

Lois  
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Background Check day 2

Today it is all about plaids, white pigment ink, dye inks and resist techniques.  The card with the swirls and starburst images is stamped first with dye inks then over stamped with white pigment ink.  it's hard to see in the pic but it is a cool effect.  the diamond one is first stamped with white pigment ink, after it's dry over stamp and to the side with dye inks.  the plaid one is first stamped with grey ink then blend bright colors over the plaid background image.  Didn't do any resist techniques as of yet because I've done them a lot in the past but will get to them sooner or later.

MFPStamps Christmas in July blog hop day one

WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, JULY 28-31 FOR CHRISTMAS FUN, TUTORIALS AND INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT to the July 31st post FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please
Hop along with us!! 

 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Christmas stamp sets. Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each
day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the
blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) Try one of the 3 tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be
announced on AUG. 15, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 and posting pics of your projects is Friday Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM
EST.

Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois

This month for our Christmas in July blog hop my theme is fun folds!
 Today I'm showcasing the stamp set Nutcrackers with two fun folds.....a tall pop up card and for my second card a twisted easel card.  Continue on to Toni's blog to see her Christmas ideas.





Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team

Lois  
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Background Check - day 1

 Today was the first day for the Background Check online class and here are my homework samples.  Blended the inks with  Ranger blending tool on both of these samples.  The one on the right has some basic masking done on it.






The 2 samples on the left have lots of distress inks blended on the cardstock.  For the one with all the colors I sprayed the Hero Arts background stamp with Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists biscotti.  In person you can see all the shine....now the brown one is using the same stamp but with just water for a faux bleach effect.  The 2 cards on the right is the smooshing technique on watercolor paper.  Looking forward to tomorrow's lesson.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

faux postage re-visited

I was rooting through my drawers looking for something (who knows what) and came across my templates for faux postage.....needless to say I forgot what I was looking for and decided to make some faux postage.  besides finding the templates there were a bunch of perforated sticky back faux postage sheets sooooooooo why not finally USE them!  why have I been saving them for so many years!  this is one of three sheets done so far....going to do one more then tear them apart and use them for a local card swap I belong to where we have 20 members which means making 20 cards.  Think I have plenty to make the cards plus a few extra to create cards to send to a few friends/family.
Besides finding all the things to make faux postage I pulled out my stipple brushes to do all the coloring and stamps I haven't used in years.  Those little people are from Zetti...remember that stamp company?   It's fun to re-visit an old idea!  so go look in your draws and see what you find to re-discover!  Might even add making faux postage to an upcoming card class I'm doing in October...what do you think?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

I am a limited edition

This is a limited edition!  don't think I could draw her again as good as it came out.  I can't believe how my faces are evolving as I do a new one.....each one is my favorite at the time I draw her and this one is no exception.  I sketched her then colored her with pastel pencils....gotta love pastel pencils they are so forgiving.  since this is in my art journal.....the background is dylusions ink sprays and if you look close you can see the stencils I used on this page.  I do like the way the figure stencil is just a shadow in the background.....worked out better then I expected.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Legs, legs, legs!

Just a fun journal page with Dyan's  dylusions inks, stencils and those leg stamps!  the saying is an old stamp I've had for years by PostModernDesign...not sure if they are even still in business.  anyway I stamped it on white cardstock then drew lines around sections of the saying and cut them out.

Friday, July 17, 2015

July tag

Here's my interpretation of Tim's tag for July which is mainly covering tag with decorative paper then water coloring with distress markers.  couldn't resist using one of the crazy birds again for my tag this month.  don't have all the markers so used what I had so that is why this bird is red....she kinda looks embarrassed doesn't she?  added some Ranger Glossy Accents on her eyes to make them pop more than they already do.  I don't sew sooooo I used Ranger black enamel accents to make faux stitches around my tag.  I know I've mentioned this before that I don't really go into all the metal embellishments so I just got out some of my TH tissue tape to add to the top of the tag then just faux stitched over it.  couldn't resist going into my funny sayings drawer and found this one that I thought worked.
entering in the following challenges:
1.  12 tags of 2015 july - distress water coloring
2.  Crazy 4 challenges - critters
3.  Simon Says Wed. challenge - get in shape
4.  Simon Says Mon. challenge - anything goes
5.  That Craft Place challenge - anything goes mixed media

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Christmas in July card swap

This month at Maggie's Place card swap theme is Christmas in July.  If
you click on photo you can see the names on the cards.  So many great ideas for Christmas cards.  Mine is the velvet stamping....haven't done that technique in years.  Used a bold image from Hot Potatoes.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

shy face

Another attempt of me drawing a face and painting but again I painted over dylusions ink which react to water/liquid.  But I do like this gal with her closed eyes and housed on her head.  I don't know why I stamped houses coming out of her head ..... maybe just because the stamps were in front of me.