Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Viva Las VegaStamps! DT Tryout

I’ve been waiting for this call for a while now and YAY! it’s finally time.  VLVS is having a Design Team call and I would LOVE to be part of their team.  I believe they have the coolest stamps ever!

So, I would like to present my three project entries.

This 4 x 6 card was made with Viva Las Vegas Stamps’ Charred Wood Background stamp, emerald embossing powder, white fringe, and fussy-cut images.

  “Tropical Paradise”
For this 4 x 6, I used their Parasol Lady in Chair stamp which I stamped and colored with pencils.  I then used alcohol ink (for the background), colored seashells, netting, and glitter, along with sequins, birds, and a paper umbrella from Gauche Alchemy’s Blue Streak kit.

“Ooh La La”
These pair of matching tags were made from several Tim Holtz stamps.  I used Distress Ink in Weathered Wood  for the background and Fired Brick, Weathered Wood and Tattered Rose along with Martha Stewart’s Black ink pad to stamp the images .  These were one of my more “grungier” projects.

Working with stamps are a blast! 

Until later……………..
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Recycling Rocks–Challenge Time!

Well another week, another project SmileGauche Alchemy has teamed up with Lessology to show how recycling can be fun and crafty.   The August challenge is called Fun With Envelopes and you have to use a recycled envelope in some way as part of your project.

Here’s mine:

I took one of those mailing envelopes that has the bubble wrap built in, punched out butterflies and rings with a Sizzix die and used them and Gauche’s Pink Parts Mixed Media Color Kit to make a gift envelope for a little girl.

It really surprised me how well the punched shapes worked.  Single they have the bubble wrap built in, there was no need for foam cushions – they raised themselves off the paper.  I used Dylusions mists to color the shapes and only those of you that read my blog (well & Gauche’s & Lessology’s) will ever know they were from envelopes.

I almost forgot to mention this.  All entries in the challenge will have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Gauche Alchemy store!  So don’t forget to enter your project HERE.

Let me tell you, this has opened up some new crafting avenues.  Shapes that don’t need foam dots to pop them out!  WAY COOL!

Until later………………………………..

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Welcome to the Circus Digital ATC

Good morning everyone.  I was recently selected to join the SoArtful Design Inspiration Team (YAY me!).  Each month, we issue challenges to our followers and August’s challenge is the Circus, using red & white stripes, blue, and yellow.  Visit the SoArtful Challenges blog for more details and to submit your entry (& to receive some great inspiration from our designers).

Here’s my first contribution to the design team.  It’s a digital ATC with images from Deviant Scrap artists Pink Lottery, Rucola Designs, Hidden Vintage Studios, Beth Rimmer, and Krysty Scrap Designs.  I don’t have mad digital illustration skills, but I think it turned out quite nicely.

Circus ATC

Hope you like it!

Until later………………………………

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Challenge Accepted! August Collage Challenge from Green Paper

Just a real quick post and then back to cooking supper. 

Green Paper challenged us blog readers to use at least part of each of the three pictures below.  One lucky winner will receive an Antique French Dictionary image collection.


Well, I was up to the challenge!  Here is my entry:

It’s a 4 x 6 made using the three images, some lace, some frayed cotton material, and a touch of Stickles (can never go wrong there!).   I did cut down the map some and rearranged a few of its elements.  The tickets gave me pause but I finally figured them out.  Of course, I had to fussy-cut the girl out along with some of the flora. 

It’s definitely not my best work ever, but considering what little came out of my studio this weekend, I consider it a triumph.   It was not a productive weekend, but there’s always tomorrow!

Until later…………………

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