Monday, August 25, 2014

Crackle Painted Square

Finally made cards with the crackle painted squares from the Aug. 13th Stampfest.

Note: Aug. 26, 2014...I made another one after reading
Diane's suggestion to add pattern tissue.
These are very fun to make...
cutting out the little dresses is like playing with paper dolls!

Materials use
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Haberdashery CMS105
Stampin' Up!-Patterns of Friendhip
Wendy Vecchi-A Form of Art LSC048
Distress-pumice stone, antique linen, 
Memories-soft rose
Stampin' Up!-pretty in pink, rose romance, rose red, 
creamy caramel, close to cocoa
gable green, green galore,
soft sky, blue bayou

Old book paper
Jacquard Lumiere and some old, thick crackle paints
Lace and cream burlap

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Grey and Yellow

I'm on a grey and yellow "kick" having fun working with 
doilies, dry embossing, tulle and burlap.

Materials Used:
Old music paper, doily, burlap, tulle, square brad
Inks: Distress Scattered Straw, Stampin' Up! Going Grey, and Versafine inks
 Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug embossing folder
Daisy edge punch by Martha Stewart

Friday, August 22, 2014

Doll Stamp

I bought this "Julie Nutting Mixed Media Doll Six" cling rubber stamp on a vacation. Aren't stamps great souvenirs!
Lynette gave me the idea of using a doily for the skirt 
and for shortening the doll stamp so it would fit on a 5-1/2 inch tall card.

I was inspired by Krista's Blog and Christine's Blog while working on these vertical cards.
Cardstock base cut to 8 x 9" and folded to 4 x 9".
They will fit in a standard business envelope (4-1/8" x 9-1/2")

 Materials used:
old printed paper, doilies, gemstones, lace
Stampabilities, Stampers Anonymous and Stampin' Up! Stamps
Versafine Onxy Black Ink
Jacquard Lumiere Metallic Silver paint
"You" Cuttlebug embossing folder
Crystal Effects
Distress Markers

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Anniversary Card

This anniversary card was made with the matte board square that Lynette gave me. 
I stamped one of SU's old Ornamentals stamps using Lumiere paint.
Having fun with the cream burlap.

Here is the inside view.

Materials used:
Printworks, Stampabilities, Stampin' Up! Stamps
Versafine Onxy Black Ink
Jacquard Lumiere Metallic Silver paint
Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug embossing folder
Heart punch by Family Treasures

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stampfest with Lynette Aug. 13, 2014

Lynette and I spent the day stamping and at my house on Wednesday.
We visited over coffee and brownies...
worked on our stamping crafts
had  lunch, 
then cheese, crackers and wine...
then supper.
The husbands went for a bike ride, then watched old movies.

Here is  Lumiere painted matte board squares to which Tim Holtz Crackle paints were added.
Once dry, Inka Gold Copper and Platinum were rubbed into the pieces. The color emphasizes the "cracks".
Now I need to figure out how I can use them on a card!

Lynette pulled out her Julie Nutting Mixed Media Doll and placed it on her dry embossed piece.
I love how the media doll looks on that background. I see a CASE coming.
On this background, (working from the bottom up) the first layer was gesso, 
then Lumiere, 
then it was sanded.
Inka Gold Platinum was rubbed on after that.

A sampling of backgrounds. The blue/yellow ones are Lumiere. 
The yellow/green and yellow/orange had been made previously with distress inks, 
then perfect paper plus a neutral Pearl Ex mixture was painted over that for a subtle sheen.

I liked how Lynette created a background of circles with a stencil she found.

Here is my card, inspired by Hetty Sanders's Creative Stampin4You blog.
Sponged Distress squeezed lemonade, wild honey and peacock feathers over the circle stencil. 
Stamped the tiny bees from Hero Arts cleardesign Month May stamp set. 
A turqouise strip was dry embossed with Bees-Quickcuts Lifestyle folder.

Added Lumiere to a previous background. 
Added unusual beads and an easy bow that Tim Holtz made by wrapping the ribbon around your hand 3 times, cutting it, cinching in the center and tying it with another piece.

Added creamy burlap and a home made lace bow.

I CASEd Lynette's idea of making tabs for my altered book.

And here is the Crown Jewel of the day. 
Lynette's 7 Gypsies printer's tray!
She created and added the last few pieces Wednesday.
I like this so much that I want one now! 
She makes her ATC sized masterpieces removable so she can change out the artwork!
How cool is that!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Flower Card Inspiration

My friend, Lynette, sent me this darling card. I love the design and colors. 

I just had to CASE it.

Hero Arts- Thinking of You #CL140
Inkadinkado- Harelquin background
Stampin' Up!-Fast & Fabulous

Inks:  Stampin' Up!-Bliss Blue and Creamy Caramel

Colored Pencils

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Journey Altered Book Layouts

This June, Lynette and I worked with some stencils and Dylusions sprays on our altered books.
We both like to use the sprays outside, as the spray seems to go everywhere.
Also, we don't have to put everything in a box to try and contain the spray.
For these tree stencils, I sprayed the left side, then closed the book. 
The ink on top of the stencil created the right image.
Here is my virtual journey, through the trees.

Materials used:
Dylusions sprays

Brilliance Platinum Planet ink on black paper for the airplane
and Distress &  Stampin' Up! Inks

Heidi Grace Cherrywood Lane
Stampers Anonymous Newsy Bird K5-1114
Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Set-Classics #1 
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous-Lost and Found
Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection-The Journey

Monday, August 11, 2014

Burlap on Z-Fold Card

For my third Z-fold card, I'm using some creamy white burlap along with torn music paper.
I stamped Michael Strong's mini flower with soft rose Memories ink, then fussy cut it.
Added some punched sprigs for leaves and a strip for the birthday sentiment. 
Used distress pumice stone and Memories soft stone on the paper edges as shown.
Click on images for a larger view.

Here's a side view.

...and a close up of the front.

More info on the card dimensions here. My inspiration is Hetty's card on her Craft Chaos blog.

Stamps: Michael Strong and Stampabilities
Inks: Memories, Versafine and Tim Holtz Distress
Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing folder
McGill Designer Pine punch

Friday, August 8, 2014

Z-Fold Card with Dimensional Flower

I made another Z-fold card with pretty flowers that my friend, Jane, gave me. Jane is one of the most generous people! She sent me a whole bunch of these SU flowers, in a variety of colors. They were all fussy cut and many were fastened together with dimensional foam. This one is stamped in Stampin' Up!'s  Real Red ink. The leaves sprig was made with SU's Sweetest Stem, a gift from another generous friend, Lynette!

Here is a side view.

...And a view from the front
When open, the card rests on a raised embossed layer. 
There is space behind this for a sentiment.

More info on the card dimensions here. My inspiration is Hetty's card on her Craft Chaos blog.

Happy Birthday stamp from Stampendous
Floral Fantasy embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Z-Fold Card

This Z-fold card was inspired by Hetty's card on her Craft Chaos website.
It stays upright so nicely. It reminds me of the easel card design

I used Hetty's dimensions for the paper pieces, except for the front-mine is wider.
Working from the bottom up the paper dimensions are:
4.25 x 5.5" for the brown base
4 x 10.5" for the long green layer that is folded in half crosswise, 
then folded up at the 1/4 mark.
I made a crease to find the "fold spot", then used my score board.
Front layer-
3.75 x 5" for the brown base
3.5 x 4.75" for the green paper.
Vary this according to your card design.

I added a separate piece for the inside, cutting it at a width so that the top part would be the "resting place" of the top.

Here it is closed. You can use your creativity to make your own variations! 
Thanks Hetty for your inspiration!

Stamps used:
Wendy Vecci Studio 490-
Homemade Art SCS031
A Form of Art LSC048

Inks used:
Distress wild honey, rusty hinge, spiced marmalade
Stampin' Up! Close to Cocoa

Distress markers: 
spiced marmalade, black soot.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pin-Inspired Printed Paper Card

So happy to use up some printed paper scraps. 
My inspiration: "just helen" blog found via Pinterest.
The card base is kraft, the bow is raffia and the stamp is from a set of 4 called Message Circles--
which is becoming one of my favorite sets lately.