Thursday, September 29, 2016

Owl Card

    Happy Thursday!  I'm back with another Halloween card to share with you with embossed stamping!

     The design was based on Sketch #1 for the September Card Sketch Challenge @

      To make the purple sky, I used my blending tool with Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet Distress Inks, so I could dip a brush in water to make the clouds. Then I used an old toothbrush dipped in water to make my stars, in addition to the small, orange  pieces of bling.

     The owl stamp from Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale, was stamped in black, and embossed with Ranger's Clear Embossing Powder, along with the diamond border. Then I used Prima's Circle Stitch stamp to highlight the moon. I used Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to color the owl, using a marker for the beak and eyes. Finally I added this sparkly black flower, which I made years ago, adding orange bling to the center.

     Thanks for looking, and stopping by!



Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ~ Powder Power (I used clear embossing powder for all of my stamping).

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Halloween Card Preview ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy first day of Fall! My favorite season, with Halloween being my favorite holiday, I created this card with stamped and embossed images from Red Rubber Designs. Here's a sneak peak, but the whole card can be found on the Red Rubber Designs Blog.

Thanks for looking!



Friday, September 9, 2016

Avila Pier Layout ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     I had so much fun making the background on this layout, featuring the So Splattered Cling Mounted Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!

     My design inspiration came from this awesome Sketch no. 78 from Scrap Africa

     All of the colors on this page were done using Lindy's Stamp Gang Go Greased Lightnin' Magicals, which happens to be the palette for the September Color Challenge. It's also the first set of Magicals that I accidently bought, as I had ordered the sprays, but was SO glad that I decided to keep them and try them out instead.

     I started by spraying my background with Lindy's Stamp Gang Treasure Island Aqua onto watercolor paper. Then I mixed some clear gesso with my Magicals, and applied them with a brush in a circle/spiral design. Once dry I sprinkled more of the powder over my design, spraying it with water. Then I mixed Danny Zuko's Denim with white gesso to use with TCW Butterfly Collage Stencil, after placing my photos. At first it was too light, so I added more powder, sprayed with water, to create some of the darker blues. I love the splash on the stencil, and added part of it over my photos! To further enhance the splashes, I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Purely White Embossing Powder with the So Splattered Cling Mounted Stamp Set from Red Rubber Designs.

     The circles were hand-stitched using all 5 colors from the palette. Then I added a circle of rope in between the stitching for some texture. To make the palm trees, I cut them with my Cricut Expression using the Life Is A Beach cartridge onto cream cardstock. I tore apart a piece of the same rope, and wrapped it around the trunks, covering it with clear gesso. Once dry, I colored it with Sandra Dee Sepia Magical powder. Then I covered the palm fronds with a coat of clear gesso, and drew some lines in the centers of the fronds before coloring it with Greased Lightnin' Green.

     All of the Petaloo Textured Flowers and butterfly  were also colored with this Magical set, along with the titlework, which was also cut from the Life Is A Beach Cricut Cartridge.

     Finally I added some enamel dots to my page for the September This or That Challenge.

Thanks so much for looking!



This Or That Challenge ~ I used 7 enamel dots.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Showy Strips Birthday Card Preview ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     With so many September birthdays this month, I decided to feature some fun and bold stamps from Red Rubber Designs using some blue bling to mimic "sapphires",  the birthstone for September. I made this card from black and white cardstock, with lots of embossed stamping in black and white, to really make the bling stand out.

     For details, close-ups, and to view my full card, please visit the Red Rubber Designs Blog! Thanks for looking!

Red Rubber Designs Stamps: