Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Serendipity Princess Zara Art Journal ~ FotoBella DT

      Hello! I'm back with another page done in my art journal, using Bo Bunny's Serendipity Collection featuring the Princess Zara Stamp from Prima Marketing for the FotoBella Design Team!




     It was so fun and relaxing coloring her with my Prima Marketing Watercolor Brush/Pen and Distress Inks, along with the woodgrain stamping done with Bo Bunny's Rough It Up Stamp from FotoBella.com



     For a step-by-step tutorial on how this page came together, visit the FotoBella Blog. Thanks for looking!

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Rise and Shine Birthday Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     My mom has always loved chickens and roosters, so I definitely had her in mind with the Rise and Shine Cling Mounted Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, when making her birthday card this year!




     After stamping the Rise and Shine image twice with permanent black ink onto white cardstock, I colored it with Distress Inks, and fussy-cut the rooster from the second image. 



     Then I mounted the first image onto black cardstock with punched edges, and popped up the fussy-cut rooster over the ribbon, recycling the kraft bag behind it. 




     Using the same water stamping technique as my last post found here, and the same Rays of Hope Cling Mounted Stamp, I just changed the colors of my Distress Inks, and tucked it behind the kraft bag. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the rays using the Sophisticated Sentiments Unmounted Rubber Stamp. 




     All of the flowers were stamped twice, colored with Distress Inks, and layered and curled using the My Sunshine Stamp. I love how they look against the gingham, stamped with the Gingham Background Stamp using Palette Inks ( Bordeaux, Moulin Rouge, and L'Amore Red ) for an ombre look. 




     I finished it off with distressed edges, and machine stitching. Thanks for looking, and shop Red Rubber Designs for these stamps and more! 

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Rise and Shine Birthday Card (Sneak Peek) ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Thursday! My mom's love of chickens and roosters definitely inspired her birthday card this year, featuring the Rise and Shine Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs! I recycled a small kraft bag to showcase it.



     Using the same Water Stamping Technique that I shared on my last Red Rubber Designs Blog post, with the same Rays of Hope stamp, I just changed the colors of my Distress Inks. Please view today's post here to see the results, and how I combined the Gingham Background, My Sunshine, and Sophisticated Sentiments Unmounted Stamps from Red Rubber Designs to create this special card!

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

You are Amazing Bo Bunny "Serendipity" LO ~ FotoBella DT

     Hello! Today I have a layout to share of my niece using Bo Bunny's Serendipity Collection from FotoBella.com.



     I started with the photo by tearing the edges along the top and sides, and coloring them with Tattered Rose Distress Ink using my Blending Tool. Then I fussy-cut her dress and feet along the bottom so I could place her on the nest that comes in the Noteworthy pack. 




     Right behind the photo is one of the larger pieces of paper that comes in the Ephemera, and from one of the smaller pieces, I cut her name out with my Cricut Expression. Then I used my blending tool again to color the bottoms of the letters with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, and gave them a coat of Cotton Candy Stickles. The tag that it's on was cut from a sheet included in the Bonus 12 X 12 Paper Bundle.




     Then I used the banner from the Layered Chipboard as my title. 




     Most of the embellishments on here are from the Noteworthy pack, including the flowers, butterflies, and arrows. For some dimension, I decided to curl the flowers, butterflies, and feather on the large arrow.



     I gave the butterflies some antennae with the Bo Bunny Flutter Stamp.



      Along the left side and over a couple of layers of distressed papers, I used Prima Marketing's Doily Stencil with White Gesso and some glitter. And of course, I finished off the distressed edges with some machine stitching.




     Thanks for looking, and shop FotoBella.com to get this collection and so much more!

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ahoy Maties Layout ~ FotoBella DT

      Ahoy! Unfortunately I wasn't able to post this earlier because of technical difficulties, (my laptop broke, and had to be taken in) but I'm up and running again with twice the speed and memory. So here's a page I created from white cardstock using some goodies from FotoBella.com.



     My design inspiration came from this great sketch at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia.



     I started by masking off the left side with some tape, and applying Postbox Red Dylusions Paint to the Tim Holtz Zigzag Stencil. Then I masked the other side, and used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to feather out London Blue Dylusions Paint. It kinda reminds me of a lighthouse.

 


      Next came a few spritzes of Broken China Distress Spray Stain along the top left and bottom right. Then I added splashes with the Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil, and some more London Blue Dylusions Paint.



     The netting was stamped with Prima Marketing's Finnabair Net & Wire Stamp using Ranger's Jet Black Archival Ink. Then I used some papers from Bo Bunny's Pop Quiz Ephemera to create the banners, adding a couple of Pop Quiz Stickers to them.



     For the titlework, I used Bo Bunny's Pop Quiz Chipboard with some more London Blue Dylusions Paint applied to the upper letters.



     Then I finished it off with some buttons and hand-stitched circles.


     Thanks for looking, and shop Fotobella.com for all of your scrapping needs!

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Rays of Hope Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Hello! I hope you're enjoying the weekend! I'm back to share this quick and easy card made with Distress Inks and water stamping.



     On a piece of white cardstock, I used my blending tool to apply Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, and Wilted Violet Distress Inks in a half circular motion.



     Then I sprayed my Rays of Hope Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs with water and pressed down. This stamp is perfect for this technique! When it dried, I outlined it with some hand-stitching.



     The sentiment was stamped in black with the Say Hello Unmounted Stamp. Then I backed it with another piece of cardstock colored with the same Distress Inks.



Thanks for looking!

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rays of Hope Card (Sneak Peek) ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Have you ever tried stamping with water and Distress Inks? Click on the Red Rubber Designs Blog to see my post featuring the Rays of Hope Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp, and the sentiment stamped with the Say Hello Unmounted Stamp from Red Rubber Designs.



     Thanks for looking!

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Explore the Lake LO ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Hello! I'm back with this layout of my son, just in the knick of time for some July challenges featuring a couple of stamps from Red Rubber Designs!



     My design inspiration started with this sketch from Stuck?!sketches with some old scraps of Kaisercraft wood papers attached to white cardstock with some small metal brads in the corners.




     Next came a layer of Prima Heavy White Gesso applied to the papers and background. Once dry, I used the TCW Texturized and Well Rounded Stencils all over the background, and again waited for the gesso to dry before having fun with Lindy's Stamp Gang July Color Challenge.


      Everything on this page was colored with sprays and magicals, and the stamping embossed with Midnight Pewter Embossing Powder. To bring out the fencing from the photo, I used the Chicken Wire Background Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp, stamped onto a Tim Holtz Manila Tag and the black cardstock mounting it, before distressing the edges.



     The title came from the July More Than Words Challenge to use the word EXPLORE, done with a mix of old alpha stickers and buttons.



     The creative challenge was to use arrows which I embossed with the Elegant Arrows Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp. Then I finished it off with some hand stitching.



     Such a fun color palette, and awesome texture from the gesso and magicals! Thanks for looking!



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Sprays:                                          Magicals:                   Midnight Powder Embossing Powder

Yellow Rose of Texas                     Go Greased Lightnin'
Ponderosa Pines Olive                    Drop Dead Diva







Thursday, July 27, 2017

Black and White Anniversary Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     My 16th wedding anniversary is coming up soon, so I made a black and white card for my husband, featuring a variety of stamps from Red Rubber Designs.



     I divided the card in half with black embossing on white cardstock, and white embossing on black cardstock. stamping the background with the Background Stripes Unmounted Rubber Stamp. Then I masked "16" onto each piece with some Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (Sidewalk Chalk and Blazing Black). before taping the backs together.



     The big heart was embossed with the I Heart You Unmounted Stamp, and the smaller ones with the Sweet Goodies Accessories Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set.



      For the sentiment, I used the Contemporary Greetings Unmounted Rubber Stamp, with the diamond border underneath embossed with the Showy Strips Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp. Then I  finished it all up with some hand-stitching.



 Thanks for looking, and shop Red Rubber Designs to get these stamps and SO many more! 

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City Crafter ~ Something beginning with S (sprays, stitching, sheer ribbon, and sixteen)

Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ You've got the Edge ( I distressed and stitched my edges)