My stamping adventures

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Art Journal Adventure wk #19 - colors outside comfort zone

Wk #19 colors outside comfort zone
stamps used:  rose by Endless Creations, flock of birds by Stampscapes, A kind of summer by Uptown Rubber stamps
inks used:  Ranger distress ink lemonade and worn lipstick
colors out of my comfort zone here are yellow and pink.
I started by just swiping the lemonade ink pad on the page then worn lipstick.  
next I stamped images with black ink.  I'll give you one guess why there is pattern paper on this page layout.........what's your guess?  leave comment and I'll check in a couple of days to see if you figured it out.
these colors really are out of my comfort zone although I'm not hating this layout but would like it a lot better if there was some greens, blues, purples or browns.  thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Art Journal wk #18 scallops

week #18 - scallops
stamps used:  JFF stamps
for my layout this time I used some circle die cuts I had saved in a baggie on my table.  I figured, why not use what is in front of me so I got out my baggie of die cuts and went to town.  behind the stamped out fussy cut images I first sponged on some acrylic paint, let it dry then, blended some color around the paint.  the paint acts like a resist to the sponged on ink. after that I,  just doodled around the paint.  I taped on the stamped images and next, just wrote out the words and hand cut them.  and of course, being me ..... I'm now 2 weeks behind but will catch up soon.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

stamps used:  Stampscapes
I punched out a small circle to make a mask for the moon.  next I stamped all the images with a basic black ink.
for the background I ripped text weight paper then sponged the colors to form the clouds.
layered the stamp piece on black then onto kraft cardstock.
A Happy Mother's Day to all of you!
and to all beautiful sunsets and sunrises!

Friday, May 12, 2017

local may card swap

Masculine cards
Good cards, good company and good food!
we had a lot of fun at our "pot luck" May card swap meeting as you can see from both the pictures above.  theme for this month was masculine ..... look at all the great ideas that we all came up with for this theme.  I always look forward to our meeting and I'm sure next month will be another fun time.

Monday, May 8, 2017

wk #17 art journal - Hand

Week #17 - Hand
what I did was trace my hands then stamped the eye and face in each hand.  meaning each hand is watching or seeing what each other are doing.  around the stamped images inside the hands, I did some doodling for the fun of it.  added some stickle glitter for the nails and blended a couple of colors around the hands.  simple but effective....don't you think?  I do.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Perfect pearl flowers

stamps used:  Altenew Remember This stamp set
ink used:  VersaMark
supplies:  Ranger Perfect Pearls and liquid pearls
pattern papers
This is an old technique with a twist.  first stamp with VersaMark ink, dust with perfect pearls then stamp over with VersaMark ink to remove some of the perfect pearls.  you get this beautiful shimmery colored flowers ... oh yes, I stamped on colored cardstocks and believe it or not my favorite is not the black or dark brown but the kraft!  the shimmery perfect pearl on it is beautiful now on the other two I used the gold and silver perfect pearls which are beautiful but the kraft just make me happy this time.  for more details on this technique you can visit Jennifer McGuire  blog. to finish off my cards I did what I like to call crooked cards which is just a matter of layering the stamped piece on colored cardstock then laying on note card and cutting off the excess. add some dots with liquid pearls...a tip is to add the dots of liquid pearls then tap the underside of the cardstock to round the dots.  have fun trying this technique and please show me what you create.
Ink It! Stamp It! Use It!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Space...final frontier ... spaceship

Continuing with the Star Trek theme here are a couple of slider cards.  top card is a penny slider  done basically all in black ink.  the clouds in the background on both cards is an old stamp from ASITH that I have had for years and use quite a bit.  bottom card is a pull slider with the clouds in blue ink.  you can go to Sue Wisniewski - YouTube to watch other sliders I've done.  here is a ribbon slider card and a penny spinner card I did a while back.  

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Space ... the final frontier

stamps used:  Stamp Oasis(star trek but might be out of business), Moon Rose (lines), Rubber Stamps of America (starship postmark-out of business)
Sorry that most of these stamps are unfortunately...out of business but who knows maybe you can do a search and find them somewhere.  They are in my stash and I just wanted to play with them mainly because, the post office came out with the Star Trek stamps.  and at times it's fun to get out the old and bring them back to life so that is what I did.  these are simple but, I think effective cards that are stamped and colored with Prisma color pencils.  I made three sets of these cards to give to my postal workers at my local post office which is actually a sub office because it is so small and I know the workers by name in fact I used to bowl with one of them.  So today live long and prosper.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Art Journal - blank page syndrome

stamps used:  Altenew and dylusions
week #16 - blank page syndrome
the idea for this layout was to start out by layering some kind of written paper on the blank journal pages.  I used this printed deli paper that my friends and I got at a restaurant that the waitress so generously gave us a few sheets.  they used them as place mats on the tables.  after I glued the printed deli sheet on my journal I swiped some  Ranger paint dabbers on it...walked away from it and let it dry to think on what else I wanted to do.  I kept it simple by fussy cutting out some Altenew laying flowers and adhering them on one side then fussy cut out dylusions sayings and adhered them to the other side and called it a day.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hey chick pivot cards


I have a couple of still pictures and a quick video showing how this card just pops out!




 stamps used - SU
SU DSP
this card idea has been out for quite a while now but I finally sat down and made a few of these pivot cards!  they are so much fun.  there are a lot of you tube videos out there with all the instructions so I won't bore you with all the same information.  just go out there and have fun!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Year of the Rooster art journal

week #15 curvy and/or round elements
dylusions paints, sayings, black paint pen and distress oxide ink pad
hand carved bird
flying geese - stampscapes
Just had fun with this journal page layout by doodling circles around where I used the round blending tool and dabbed or pushed down to make circles of paint.  as always with me, I used what was out and at hand on or around my craft table so that's why the dylusions paints and distress wilted violet oxide ink pad.  I did a water-wash with the oxide ink inside the figure 8's I drew.  oh, yes that bird is also my creation that I carved a while back.  stamped dylusions quirky sayings just for the fun of it.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

7 layers of tags

stamps used:  MFP stamps
stencil:  Dina Wakely faces (only used part of it)
inks:  distress and gelatos
There is a lot going on here on these two tags.  there was a challenge on one little tag challenge on facebook group I belong to and the hostess called 7 layers....well...not sure if mine are 7 layers but close.  let's count and see:  1. blended color  2. stamping  3.  washi tape  4.  doodling  5.  stencil  6.  pattern paper  7.  self sticking gems ... think that is about it.  didn't do them exactly like she did but still it is collage style.  that's it for today.  enjoy the sunshine if you have any where you are.