My stamping adventures

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fun with my friend and Dyan Reaveley

Had fun getting inky ...... no painty with my friend on Sunday when we took an all day class with Dyan Reaveley.  We did different paint techniques in a small journal all day!  I really like Dyan's paints!  they dry fast!  they are semi-opaque and they layer on top of each other without getting muddy no matter what colors you use!  Look to the left and you can see the cover (stretched out for photo) of my small journal.  I did the color block technique and a little doodling but it's not done.  All the pages are a work in process because basically we just did a bunch of the background pages in the journal all day in class.  Look to the right and see my first attempt at the baby wipe technique.  With all the layering you wouldn't even know if I messed up or not.  Still haven't found a really good white gel pen but have picked up a couple of different white paint pens I want to try out in my journal.  I'll let you know how they work for me after I play with them some more.  I never thought I would get lost in doodling in a journal but I did!  yesterday I had to bring my hubby to dr's so I stayed out in the car with my journal and a paint pen and before I knew it an hour had past!!!  guess I'm really starting to like this journaling at least Dyan's way.....no writing mussy thoughts just playing.  will be back with more soon.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Background Sketchbook - colorized ribbon

I started coloring ribbon years ago when I didn't have the color ribbon I wanted for my cards.  For the instructions here that I did back in 2011.  I used Ranger distress stains and ink pads but you can do it with just about any ink or paints.  If you use paint you just need to water it down to make it fluid.  Just play with whatever you have and see what colors you come up with for your ribbons.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Background Sketchbook - perfect pearls

The best part about Ranger Perfect Pearls is they have a binding agent in them so you don't have to add anything to them to get them to adhere to your project.....in fact you can just spray some water sprinkle on PP and they will stick!  On this page in my Background Sketchbook is a simple way to add color to a stamped image with PP.  All you have to do is ink up your image with VersaMark ink, stamp it then sprinkle on different colors of PP....with a soft brush you will more or less burnish in the PP colors then with a tissue buff your piece to remove any excess PP left on the cardstock.  easy as that!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Background Sketchbook - faux barnwood

Another oldie but goodie technique.  It really does look like peeling off paint on wood.  With this technique you can use any color acrylic paint for different type of wood.  Here used brown paint for the background then pink paint on top....used pink because at the time it was handy.  try it out and let me know how yours' comes out.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter...Spring is here!

It's Easter and that means Spring has sprung!!!  let's keep it that way ....yes, I'm talking to you...Mother Nature!  here's the gate fold card I made this time around.  Look at me getting out my HouseMouse stamp and even remembered that I carved a couple of jelly beans.  the jelly beans are not perfect but they work for me.
happy easter!

Friday, April 3, 2015

MFP Stamp blog hop - Mushroom Selections

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
March Blog Hop

 We're a little late this month due to delivery of our new stamps. 
But we made it before the end of the month so let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured March 31
Gardenia
Featured April 01
Pirates
Featured April 02
Pirates 2
Featured April 03
Mushroom Selections

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new 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.) The winner will be announced on April 04, 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 is Friday April 03, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

It's blog hop time!  this is always a fun time because we all get to see new stamps and what our design team members create.  You know me I like to have a theme so this month my theme is the Bokeh technique...it's fun and dramatic. I did a page in my Background Sketchbook for Bokeh technique here that you can read instructions. Please continue on with the hop for more inspiration.
Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

MFP Stamp blog hop - Pirates 2

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
March Blog Hop

 We're a little late this month due to delivery of our new stamps. 
But we made it before the end of the month so let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured March 31
Gardenia
Featured April 01
Pirates
Featured April 02
Pirates 2
Featured April 03
Mushroom Selections
Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new 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.) The winner will be announced on April 04, 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 is Friday April 03, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

It's blog hop time!  this is always a fun time because we all get to see new stamps and what our design team members create.  You know me I like to have a theme so this month my theme is the Bokeh technique...it's fun and dramatic. You can see instructions here in my Background Sketchbook. Please continue on with the hop for more inspiration.
Let's get started !!



Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MFP Stamp blog hop - Pirates

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
March Blog Hop

 We're a little late this month due to delivery of our new stamps. 
But we made it before the end of the month so let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured March 31
Gardenia
Featured April 01
Pirates
Featured April 02
Pirates 2
Featured April 03
Mushroom Selections

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new 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.) The winner will be announced on April 04, 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 is Friday April 03, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

It's blog hop time!  this is always a fun time because we all get to see new stamps and what our design team members create.  You know me I like to have a theme so this month my theme is the Bokeh technique...it's fun and dramatic. You can see instructions here in my Background Sketchbook. Please continue on with the hop for more inspiration.
Let's get started !!



Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

MFP Stamp March blog hop - Gardenia

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
March Blog Hop

 We're a little late this month due to delivery of our new stamps. 
But we made it before the end of the month so let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured March 31
Gardenia
Featured April 01
Pirates
Featured April 02
Pirates 2
Featured April 03
Mushroom Selections
Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new 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.) The winner will be announced on April 04, 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 is Friday April 03, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

It's blog hop time!  this is always a fun time because we all get to see new stamps and what our design team members create.  You know me I like to have a theme so this month my theme is the Bokeh technique...it's fun and dramatic.  You can see instructions here in my Background Sketchbook.  Please continue on with the hop for more inspiration.
Let's get started !!



Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Background Sketchbook - bokeh

Have been playing around with the Bokeh technique a lot lately.....when it first came out I didn't think much of it but now I LIKE it!  and there are so many ways to create this technique.  Here in my sketchbook I'm showing two variations with instructions.  I used some old stamps I have in my collection from Lost Coast Designs.  That company can be a little weird but I like them......also have their set of Alice in Wonderland images as you can see on my sketchbook page. See more of my bokeh samples coming March 31st through April 3rd during MFP Stamp Shop blog hop.  please stop by and leave comments on all the design team's blogs for a chance to win a set of stamps.

Monday, March 23, 2015

50 Shades of Green once more with Bokeh

Here is another take on the Bokeh technique.  This time I just did faded out dots on a piece of white cardstock then layered onto a white note card.  All images are from Lost Coast Design
   

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring or not


here's a picture this morning and then this afternoon.  I sure hope this is the end of all this snow this year.....like I've said before.....enough is enough!  although don't mind it when it starts to melts in the afternoon.  I'm really ready for spring....how about you?