My stamping adventures

Friday, July 3, 2015

I've fallen and ....

can't get up!  sorry to say this happened to my friend last week.  talked to her on Sunday and found out she is o.k. but has a bump on her head plus a concussion so she is resting a lot.  she was lucky she didn't break anything!  anyway I made this card for her and sent it out the other day...she has a very good sense of humor so I know it will put a smile on her face...at least I hope so.

card details:
stamps:  toilet - RBBB, mirror and sink - GASS, fallen lady - RRR (that's all on wood), saying - RBBB, floor - hand drawn
prisma color pencils
SU paper punches

Saturday, June 27, 2015

my first face

I drew my first face!  not too bad for my first attempt.  I watched a video by Dina Wakley who made it look easy so I decided to try it.  not too shabby.  I like it which surprises me.  Dina shows and gives a few easy suggestions to draw a face and that is what I did.  I drew this face in my large dylusions journal over a page that I had done with Dyan's sprays and stencils.  keep in mind this is just a pencil sketched drawing.  I think I will be doing this again.

Friday, June 26, 2015

MFP Stamp June blog hop - Pots and Vases 2

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop
Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured June 23
Paper Doll Chuck
Featured June 24
 Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting
Featured June 25
 Background Diamonds and Flowers
Featured June 26
Pots and Vases 2
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 winners will be
announced on June 26, 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 June 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.



It's June ... my month!  O.K. for this month my main theme is alcohol inks and did a little paper piecing.  It's been years since I got out my alcohol inks so I thought it was time to dust them off and use them!  as you know if you visit my blog in my header I say Ink It!  Stamp It!  Use It! so I'm taking my own advise and using it!  This stamp set is a great companion to last month Pots and Vases stamp set.  Last month I went a little crazy putting those cute Animal Birthdays critters in the pots but this time I stayed tradition.  On the tag I used the evergreen branch from Joyous Season stamp set and on my card the little flowers are from Calendar 2013 stamp set.  Go to Toni's blog to continue.

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Sue - you are here
Hope you enjoyed the hop.  Go to MFP Stamp blog to see the winners on Saturday.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

MFP Stamp June blog hop - Background Diamonds and Flowers

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop
Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured June 23
Paper Doll Chuck
Featured June 24
 Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting
Featured June 25
 Background Diamonds and Flowers
Featured June 26
Pots and Vases 2
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 winners will be
announced on June 26, 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 June 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.




It's June ... my month!  O.K. for this month my main theme is alcohol inks.  It's been years since I got out my alcohol inks so I thought it was time to dust them off and use them!  as you know if you visit my blog in my header I say Ink It!  Stamp It!  Use It! so I'm taking my own advise and using it!  This background image stands alone beautifully! Continue on to Toni's blog to see what she created with this background image.

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MFP Stamp June blog hop - Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop
Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured June 23
Paper Doll Chuck
Featured June 24
 Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting
Featured June 25
 Background Diamonds and Flowers
Featured June 26
Pots and Vases 2
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 winners will be
announced on June 26, 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 June 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.



It's June ... my month!  O.K. for this month my main theme is alcohol inks and did a little paper piecing.  It's been years since I got out my alcohol inks so I thought it was time to dust them off and use them!  as you know if you visit my blog in my header I say Ink It!  Stamp It!  Use It! so I'm taking my own advise and using it!  Had fun with this set and made a blue formal wedding suit (saying from Lily of the Valley stamp set) for the man in your life.  After the wedding he can put on his hunting clothes to put food on the table.  Now it's time to go to Toni's blog to view her outfits.

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MFP Stamp June blog hop - Paper Doll Chuck

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop
Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:
Featured June 23
Paper Doll Chuck
Featured June 24
 Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting
Featured June 25
 Background Diamonds and Flowers
Featured June 26
Pots and Vases 2
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 winners will be
announced on June 26, 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 June 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

It's June ... my month!  O.K. for this month my main theme is alcohol inks
and did a little paper piecing.  It's been years since I got out my alcohol inks so I thought it was time to dust them off and use them!  as you know if you visit my blog in my header I say Ink It!  Stamp It!  Use It! so I'm taking my own advise and using it!
Today it's all about Chuck! and a little help from his friends I mean other stamp sets for sayings in this case Now Showing and Vintage Fashion.  On Chuck's card ..... he is a removable bookmark.  Continue to Toni's blog to see what Chuck is doing there.

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Lois  
Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

collage style stamps

 Sometimes it's fun to just stamp a big collage style image over a technique.  Look to your left to see the same image used on the Bokeh technique....two different ways.  Look to your right to see another collage image first stamped onto an alcohol ink (polish stone tech.) background, stamped a second time on a piece of white cardstock.  Next did the spotlight technique and if you look at the second version of spotlighting....it's the punched out piece used for the first card.
bokeh cards:
stamp: Just for Fun
inks: Ranger Adirondack butterscotch, carmel, terra-cotta and Colorbox pigment white frost
handmade circle stencil

spotlight cards:
stamp: Just for Fun
inks: Ranger archival black and Alcohol inks
circle paper punches

Friday, June 19, 2015

Resist with peacock

Was creating a card for a swap this month and decided to go with an oldie but goodie technique.....resist!  you do the resist technique in many ways but for this time around I did the old favorite of clear embossing and sponging color.  here are a couple of cards I created.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Playing with masking tape

Went to a friend's house to play...yes, a play date just like we were kids!  we played with masking tape,(ordinary masking tape you can get anywhere...Lowe's, even some grocery stores) acrylic paints, stencils and stamps(Hot Potato stamps! haven't used them in years!  what fun!)...Of course! can't play without stamping!  basically we put the tape down onto our craft sheet, painted a base color over the masking tape and let it dry.  After it is dry you just start stamping with the same old acrylic paints in a random fashion all over the masking tape strips you put on craft sheet.  when all is dry you carefully remove one of the masking strips and tape it to a piece of postcard size cardstock or any cardstock for a base.  you can cut it to size when you are all done.  back to technique.....remove another strip of masking tape but you take every other strip and tape it to cardstock base.  you are making a ..... oh, no!  having a brain freeze...what did my friend call it....ABSTRACT effect....yeah brain is back!  or what I like to call the Picasso look.  after all is tape done you cut to whatever size you want...postcard (4" x 6"), ATC, tags then finished decorating or add some more stamping to bring it all together.  clear as mud, right?  check out the pics then you can get the idea.


Monday, June 15, 2015

MFP Stamps May card swap

Over on MFPStamps Speedy TV we do card swaps and the last one was in May.  The theme was spring so I stamped our Huge Blooms and saying on a Bokeh background.  You can see my explanation of the Bokeh technique here ...it's a page out of my Background Sketchbook.  If you have the time stop over to Speedy TV and check things out....it's free.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Big tag with my bird

Had this tag on my table just asking to be finished.  I had the background done with all the dylusion sprays and stencils but that was it...it's been on my table for a month!  so it was time to do something with it.  Added the dylusion leaf stencil around the tag and the spider plus the bees that are Dyan Reaveley stamp images.  The bird is my carving that is colored with Ranger distress inks using their blending tool.  it's an easy peasy coloring technique.

Friday, June 12, 2015

my carved bird

The other night I was sitting in front of the T.V., as usual and decided to do something so I got out my carving supplies so I could re-do a carving I started a year ago.  Last June I carved three birds but never stamped them on anything because I really didn't like the way the came out so I got them out and re-carved them.  This time I carved out the inside of the birds so when it is stamped I could color them and now I like them better.  I did a two pages in my large dylusions journal...I like the way they came out.  If you know me you know I like green and these pages prove that!  Used Dyan Reaveley's dylusion sprays, paint, stencils and stamps except for my carved bird all other stamps are hers'.  Colored my bird by using Ranger blending tools and distress inks.  I like they way it came out.