Saturday, August 27, 2016

Bay Bliss Layout

     Happy weekend! Sharing a layout I did with a photo I took of Monterey Bay, California last summer.

     I changed the hue a little, cooling the colors with more purples and pinks to go with this month's Mood Board Challenge at Scrap Africa. I was inspired by the whole board, from the gorgeous colors, to the flowers, butterfly, ocean, and glass, which I replicated with my flower centers.

     My design inspiration came from the beautiful August 15th Sketch at Stuck Sketches.

     The background was colored with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals (Prima Donna Purple and Sassy Sapphire) and Sprays (Afternoon Delight Denim and Witch's Potion Purple). The rest was done with stencils masked with inks, and embossed with Ranger's Rainbow Sparkle Embossing Powder, which I also used to stamp and emboss the stitching, flowers, and butterflies. I used the Well-Rounded Stencil from TCW to mask the black along the left of the photo, and to create the waves on the tag. 

     Around the hole of the tag, I rubbed some Platinum Inka-Gold before adding my fibers. Then I used the Butterfly Collage Stencil, also from TCW, to ink the circles with Distress Inks (Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, and Blueprint Sketch) before adding the embossing powder. The butterflies were layered and embossed with black ink using Bo Bunny's Flutter Stamp and also colored with Distress Inks.

     The netting I got from my mom was perfect for this page, and has flecks of silver in it.

     The banners were cut from purple and blue vellum, and the edges embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Queen Sheba's Silver Embossing Powder. I used Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and Wilted Violet Distress Ink to ink and emboss the edges of the matting, which I popped up with Pop Dots. 

     The title was masked with Tim Holtz' Cargo Stencil using Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks. Then I embossed the stitching underneath with Bo Bunny's Stitches Stamp. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


A Vintage Journey ~ Stencil It (I used 3 different stencils)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Charming Gardens Birthday Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Thursday! Sharing a shabby birthday card featuring the Charming Gardens and Charming Gardeners Cling Mounted Stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

     I was inspired by this fabulous Sketch #151 @ Feeling Sketchy

     Instead of staggering frames, I decided to make a window out of kraft board. The outside frame measures 7", and the inner window panes are 2" X 3". After covering it with gesso, I applied several coats of paint using a fairly dry brush, and then lightly went over the paint layers and edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Finally, I backed the window with a piece of clear acetate. 

     To create the garden scene, I stamped 3 images from the Charming Gardens and Charming Gardeners stamps with Burnt Umber Palette Ink onto white cardstock. I colored everything in with Distress Inks, water, and sprays. Then I added a strip of fencing that I got from my Martha Stewart border punch, using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink again around the edges. For the sentiment, I used the Darling Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set with Starry Night Palette Ink.

     The background was spritzed with some blue and green sprays, with machine stitching around the edges. The bricks were done with a stencil and white gesso, and painted with 3 different shades of grey. Then I used Shaded Lilac Distress Ink to dye a strip of lace, making a loop on the left. I used Petaloo flowers, and colored the 2 smaller ones with sprays and Distress Inks. Finally I added some vintage buttons.

Thanks for looking and stopping by!



Ooh La La Creations ~ Challenge #211 Three Embellishments ( I used 3 garden stamps, 3 buttons, 3 flowers, and made 3 window panes.)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Eclectic Rainbow Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     I always have fun when I'm playing with color, and used the rainbow to create this card with Distress Inks and stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     My design inspiration came from Sketch #150 at Feeling Sketchy, as I love combining cards with tags.

     I started with a Tim Holtz Manilla Tag that I applied Distress Inks (Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet) to with my blending tool. Then I dripped water from a paintbrush over each color, and let it run down the tag. Once dry, I stamped the dragonflies using the Everyday Eclectic Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set. Then I stamped and layered my flower on top with the Nothing Is Better Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, coloring it with Distress Inks. Behind the tag I used Distress Inks again onto white cardstock, blended my colors, (Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet) and used black gesso to create the stripes with the Tim Holtz Stripes Stencil. Behind the stripes I used a piece of green mesh that I had saved from some fruit. I can never throw those away. Lol!

     I used the same ink and dripping water technique on the pocket, machine stitching the edges in black. The striped gesso piece was stitched along the edges with a rainbow thread. Then I stamped the black flower with the Natural Dream Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp, and the smaller flowers with the Floral Collage Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp

      Finally, for the sentiment, I used the Darling Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, stamped in black. 

Thanks for your visit!



Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ancient Map Coasters ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     This set of coasters is so fun and easy to make for the world traveler in your life! Six come in a pack, but I only used four for the tutorial that you can find on the Red Rubber Designs Blog.

    You'll need the Ancient Map Background and Sweet Goodies Squares stamps, along with the Square 4" Black Coasters, all from Red Rubber Designs, to make this coaster set with gift tag, made from torn bits of tissue paper. For the rest of the supplies with step-by step directions and photos, please click here

Thanks for looking!