Monday, September 25, 2017

Masculine Monday #38

I 'RUFF' YOU


I spent the weekend with some of my family and two dogs. One of the 
dogs has an incredible amount of personality and is amazingly smart. On the drive home I stopped at Michaels and saw that the Tim Holtz Dog Talk stamp, die and embossing folder bundle was on sale. Well, I had to get it. 
Look at the face on this little guy!



Since I was away all weekend and didn't get home until 8 last night I wanted to make a fairly quick and easy card. I wasn't sure how I was going to use my new set but I knew that I was going to use it.

So, with no plan in mind I stamped one of the dogs onto some watercolor 
paper. I used some of my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers and a little red from
 my Gansai Tambi watercolors for the hearts.
After I colored the dog I decided to add the hearts and a simple background.
I die cut the piece with a stitched framelit (probably the MOST USED item in my craft room) and added it to the card base with some craft foam.

The sentiment is from the same set. I heat embossed it with white onto some black card stock and popped it up with some craft foam.

To finish it off I added some Crystal Effects to the eyes.



Here's a look at the stamps, dies and the folder that you get in this 
set. Look at the faces on those dogs - so cute!! This set will see a lot of
love in my craft room. I've got a few ideas to try out.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


supplies:
stamps: Dog Talk (Tim Holtz)
ink: Midnight (CP Designs), Aqua Markers - Flint, Peat, Bark, Bamble, Lake Blue and Sage (Spectrum Noir), Gansai Tambai paints - N0.36 red (Kuretake), versamark (SU)
paper: basic black (SU), 140lb coldpress watercolor (Canson)
accessories: stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn), white embossing powder (SU), craft foam (Michaels), crystal effects (SU)


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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Peace on Earth



It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and this 
week the theme is 'Nativity'.
I colored the Nativity Play digital image from Maureen Manning with 
Prismacolor pencil crayons and then die cut it with a tag die. I covered the
 hole of the tag with the sentiment. I liked how covering the hole gave it a
 more 'church-y' feel. At least to me it did.
The sentiment is embossed in gold and then everything is put onto some
 Wood Texture DSP to give the feel of walls in a stable.




Click HERE to see what the other DT members have created to
 inspire you.

See you in the gallery!

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



supplies:
stamps: Greetings of the Season (SU retired)
digital image: Nativity Play (Maureen Manning)
ink: Versamark (SU)
paper: Whisper White Thick (SU), Wood Textures DSP (SU)
accessories: pencil crayons (Prismacolor), gold embossing powder (SU), Tag's Etc Dies (CP Designs), 1 3/4" circle punch (SU), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn), craft foam (Michaels)


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fun With Spectrum Noir

We're having a fun challenge at StampNation this week and there's an amazing prize package from Spectrum Noir waiting to be won.
The challenge is to use water on your creations.



This was my first time using the Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers so I thought I would just play with them a bit before I made anything. I stamped some flowers onto some watercolor paper and then tried a few combinations of some Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers. The colors aren't ones I would typically gravitate to for flowers but I loved how they turned out so much so that I turned them into the card above.


For the card below I stamped the wreath with versamark,  heat set it with gold embossing powder and then used the Aqua Markers to color it in. 
The sentiment was stamped with versamark onto soft suede card stock and then heat set it with white embossing powder. I used craft foam to add it to the card.



Now for the prize package.
Check this out!
The wreath I used is in the stamp set on the top right and both the sentiments are from the set on the bottom left.



Now it's your turn.
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Click HERE to learn more about it and how to join.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



supplies:
stamps: Love (Spectrum Noir), Just Because (Spectrum Noir), Peony Bouquet (Altenew)
ink: Midnight (CP Designs), versamark (SU), Aqua Markers - Sandstone, Tawny, Bramble, Pleat, Lake Blue and Flint (Spectrum Noir)
paper: Whisper White thick (SU), Soft Suede (SU)
accessories: gold embossing powder (SU), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn), craft foam (Michaels)



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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Pastel Party at The Card Concept




We're having a pastel party at The Card Concept this week. This challenge
took me outside my comfort zone. Pastel colors are not something I gravitate to in any way. Not in my decorating, not in the clothes that I wear and not in my crafting. When I think of pastels I think of babies which is great because when I saw the inspiration photo my first thought was baby card.



How does this photo inspire you?
I'd love to see how.
Click HERE to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then I 
hope to see your card in the gallery.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



supplies:
stamps: Bookcase Builder (SU), Background Blocks (Concord & 9th), Sentiment (Studio G)
ink: Blushing Bride (SU), Soft Sky (SU), So Saffron (SU), Mint Macaron (SU), Crumb Cake (SU)
accessories: stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn), craft foam (Michaels)

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Masculine Monday #37 - This Will Only Hurt A Little Bit



I just bought the Get Well stamp set from Art Impressions and couldn't wait to have some fun with it.
First I stamped the images using my MISTI and added some pencil lines for the floor. I colored everything in with my Prismacolor pencil crayons. Next I masked off the images and the floor and sponged the background with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I put the card back into my MISTI and re-stamped the images to make the lines crisper. 

My daughter made the clock for the wall

The inside of the card says
Hope you'll soon be
fully re-covered!

I'm playing along with the CAS on Friday challenge - the theme is to use 
your pencils or markers.


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


supplies:
stamps: Get Well (Art Impressions)
ink: versafine onyx black
paper: Whisper White Thick (SU), Basic Black (SU)
accessories: pencil crayons (Prismacolor), Extra Fine Ebony marker (Recollections)


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Take Flight

When I saw that the theme for the Less is More challenge was 'Take Flight'
I instantly thought of this image from the Beautiful You stamp set from
Stampin' Up.


She's dancing in the puddles but looking like she wants to fly. As if she 
doesn't have a worry in the world and she's ready to soar and conquer 
it all.



This is definitely a CAS card. 
One layer with minimal stamping and even less
coloring. I used just a white pencil crayon and added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to the dress. It's hard to see in the pics but it looks really pretty in person.

Originally I was going to use kraft card stock but then I spotted some blue in my stash and it instantly made me think of the sky.

I am also adding this to the CAS on Friday challenge where the theme is
to use pencils or markers.


  

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


supplies:
stamps: Beautful You (Stampin' UP)
ink: memento tuxedo black
paper: soft sky (Stampin' Up)
accessories: white pencil crayon (Prismacolor), Sparkle Pen (Spectrum Noir)


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Monday, September 11, 2017

Masculine Monday #36 - I Screwed Up!



I screwed up while making this card. 
You can see a little bit of what's left of the smudge under the embossed sentiment. I was going to start over but then realized the screw up gave me a couple of ideas on how to add more detail. I love when a screw up actually improves the card.

The sentiment is from a retired SU set called Nailed It.
I used my MISTI to ink it up, slide the paper up and stamp it again. I repeated the process leaving a gap to add the screw. 
I embossed the sentiment in white onto early espresso card stock (same color as the card base) and punched it out with the word window punch.

I used rolled up glue dots tucked underneath the screw to make it stick.

Adding the white lines around the frame helped to pull in the embossed sentiment and to give it a more masculine look - it looks more like a leather frame to me now. Popping it up helps it to look more like an actual frame.




Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

supplies:
stamps: Nailed It (SU)
ink: Icing On The Cake (CP Designs), versamark
paper: Early Espresso (SU), Basic Black (SU), Wood Texture DSP (SU)
accessories: a drywall screw (husbands workshop), stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn), white gel pen (Sakura), Word Window Punch (SU), White Embossing Powder (SU), glue dots (SU), craft foam (Michaels)


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