My stamping adventures

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
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.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

It's Easter time

 stamps used:  HouseMouse and JFFstamps
supplies:  Prisma color pencils, colored cs, ribbon, die cut tag, embossing folder
Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter!
enjoy your time with family and friends.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Fun with tags

 stamps used: Limited Edition, Stampotique, dylusions and hand carved bird
dylusions sprays, stencils and paints
washi tapes
still in my green and purple mode with these two large tags.  the silhouette tag has a couple of masks/stencils on it with some washi tapes and ink blending with regular distress and oxide on it.
the bird tag has the ink sprays dripping down it for dimension and fun.  I carved the bird a while ago so it is a bit primitive but I like it and that is a good thing otherwise I would use it...right?  I did stamp the little daisies (co. unknown) with distress wilted violet oxide inks...I'm liking those inks! also got out a couple of spotted/splatter stamps that I've had forever ... think the cluster one is by Printworks which is out of business, unfortunately.  Oh, yeah I colored in my carved bird with dylusions white paint and beak is prisma orange color pencil.  tie on some twine and or ribbon to finish off tag.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Art Journal Adventure - vertical and horizontal lines

stamps by - Diamonds(out of business), American Art Stamp, Toomuchfun Rubberstamps, Verses Rubber Stamps, Stampers Anonymous, Burton Morris, JFF
Week #14 - include strong vertical and horizontal elements
This layout is a mix of stamping and masking to create all the vertical and horizontal lines.  Also used washi tapes to create horizontal lines along with stamps then threw in some stamped sayings just because I could.  did some doodle lines around the horizontal lines just for fun.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Art Journal Adventure - home

row of houses - JFF stamps
balloons - peg stamps by Stamps by Judith
tree and home sweet home - MFP stamps
It's a dangerous saying - Stampers Anonymous
Week #13 Home
For this layout I went bright colors...just the mood I was in and what was close at hand.  started off by spraying my pages with dylusions ink sprays so that means the pages get wet and I have to be patient and let them dry!  needless to say I did let them dry but that meant I left it for a couple of days on my table before I went back to finish it.  but before that I decided to stamp a tag and the sayings on separate pieces of cardstock to use on my journal page layout.  oh yeah, I was making a couple of birthday cards in between so that is why all the balloons.  let me know what you think.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Art Journal Adventure - open

This is week #12 - prompt Opening for the Art Journal Adventure the year of the rooster. I started out on these pages by dusting color with an Elf brush......used a couple of blue inks.  next I stamped the open minded head (old stamp-don't know the company) with black ink and add some color with my Prisma color pencils.  stamped mini birds and moths coming out of his mind and stenciled faces.  on the opposite page did the same dusting with the blue inks.....stamped OPEN your mind with three different alphabet sets.  stamped the same moths on this page along with stenciling the same face then blended some distress oxide violet ink around the edges to finish off the pages.

Monday, April 3, 2017


Had fun at my local stamp group ... we had a nice get together at Panera and swapped out our nature cards.  our cards are a mix of different stamps and ideas that always impress and show off all our talents.
Sometimes we get a little extra from one of our members and this month Kelly surprised us with a cute bunny bag full of candy.
hope you enjoyed this little look at our group

Sunday, March 26, 2017

drip it and distress it

girl stamp:  Stampotique Gooseneck
rose:  Rubber Stamp Tapestry
daisy:  Stampourri!
saying: Rubber Poet
This tag started out just spraying dylusions and letting it drip down the tag but couldn't stop it dried I stamped gooseneck but she didn't stamp well because I cut the tag out of canvas paper which has a texture surface.  what to do so I stamped her again on a separate piece of cardstock, colored here with zig clean markers then fussy cut her and adhered her to the tag.  tag was still too plain so I stamped a few flowers for fun with distress oxide ink...still didn't look finished so when all else fails blend more ink...oxide ink that is!  drop on some water to create water spots then stamp saying on separate piece of cardstock...draw lines around saying then fussy cut it and adhere to tag.....viola!  done!  what do you think?
entering in following challenge:
1.  Stampotique Designers Challenge - SDC269

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 long as the prompts keep coming I will try to continue.