Tuesday, February 28, 2017

"Time for Tea" at Try it on Tuesday ~ Guest Designer

     I was so excited and honored to make top 5 for the first challenge (A Tissue Challenge) of the year at Try it on Tuesday! I love their blog and always find so much inspiration there! So of course I accepted when I was invited to be a Guest Designer for them. As soon as I found out the theme was "Time for Tea" I knew I was going to make something for my mom who's a tea lover, unlike her coffee loving daughter. Lol!

     I started the background with some sprays, and applied White Prima Gesso to the bottom half with the Tim Holtz "Lace" Stencil.  Once dry, I sprayed it again randomly using the Tim Holtz "Splatters" Stencil, even over the gesso, Then I used the "Lace" Stencil again to lightly apply White Linen Dylusions Paint. After everything was completely dry, I stamped over the top half with my new Prima Marketing Salvage District #2 Stamp, and embossed and fussy-cut the rest with some old ones.

     I was actually lucky enough to receive boxes and bags full of stamps and scrapping supplies from my husband's co worker awhile ago, and the teacup and flower stamps were among them. It was my first time using them, stamped with Ranger's Jet Black Archival Ink, and colored with Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (Cathedral Pines Green, Witch's Potion Purple, and Afternoon Delight Denim) and Distress Spray Stains (Wilted Violet and Brushed Pewter) using a paintbrush. Then I gave the teacup a coat of Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Crazing, which produced this beautiful antiqued porcelain effect, which I also used on the clocks. After fussy-cutting it, I popped it up over a strip of sheer ribbon.

     All of the embossing was done with Ranger's Silver Embossing Powder, and the clocks were paper-pieced with strands of pearls going through them.

    Then I distressed and machined stitched the edges, and hand-stitched the butterfly antennae using a metallic silver thread.

     Says "Tea Time" to me! I'd love to see your take over at Try it on Tuesday! Thanks again for having me!!



Monday, February 27, 2017

Carta Bella Flora no.1 Awning Tutorial ~ FotoBella DT

     The beautiful Carta Bella Flora no. 1  12 X 12 Collection Kit from FotoBella.com was perfect to scrap these Mother's Day photos! I even made an awning out of the striped paper, with full directions and step-by step photos on the FotoBella Blog.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Carta Bella no.1 Thank You Cards ~ FotoBella DT

     It's always a great idea to have some extra cards on hand, but especially Thank You cards, as you never know when you may need one! So I have a couple to share using Carta Bella's Flora no. 1 12 X 12 Collection KitEphemera, and Petaloo's Mixed Blossoms from FotoBella.com.

     The heavyweight papers were perfect for distressing and machine stitching! I used the "thank you" sticker from the kit, adding it to the popped up die from the Ephemera. The Petaloo Mixed Blossoms look like they came right off of the papers.

     I had the strips of lace in my own stash, and lightly glued them down before stitching.

     The edges of this die were done with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and my Blending Tool

     Thank YOU for looking, and shop Fotobella.com for all of these supplies and more!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Brick & Rose Thank You Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing a Thank You Card that I made with some stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

     The bricks were made from a Prima stencil and gesso, and colored with Distress Spray Stains (Vintage Photo and Antique Linen). Once dry, I added some Distress Embossing Powder (Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy) on top for some gritty texture. Then I tore and machine stitched the side edges. 

     I did a lot of fussy-cutting with the roses, stamped with the Charcoal Flowers Cling Mounted Stamp Set, and colored with sprays. Then I arranged them around the gold frame, embossed onto black cardstock with the Fanciful Vintage Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set. 

     To mimic the bricks in the background, I tore around the edges of the stamped and paper pieced Rose Wine Labels, and popped it up for more dimension. The sentiment fit perfectly inside, and was stamped with the Savvy Sayings Unmounted Stamp Set.

     Thank you for your visit, and shop Red Rubber Designs for all of these stamps and more! 



Monday, February 13, 2017

Cupcake Birthday Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Birthday to my wonderful son who turned 15 today! I made some of his favorite cupcakes on this card using stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     My design inspiration came from Card Sketch #91 @ Sketch ~N~Scrap!

     I started by stamping the background with the Gingham Background Unmounted Rubber Stamp. Then I used Distress Spray Stains to make the tag on the left, masking the numbers with Distress Inks. The hearts and circles, along with the cupcakes, were stamped with the Sweet Day Cupcake Unmounted Stamp Set. Each cupcake was frosted with gesso, where I added small beads while wet, for some sprinkles. The cherry and kiss were coated with Glossy Accents.

     The other tag was stamped with the Background Stripes Unmounted Stamp using Candied Apple  Distress Ink. I colored all of the cupcakes with Distress Spray Stains, adding some to my gesso with the kiss popped on top. The cupcakes stamped with the silver liners originally come with a butterfly on top, but was easy to mask out with the gesso.

     Then I popped up the peppermint (my son's FAVE) stamped with the Sugar Coated Sweetness
stamp. I finished it up with silver hand-stitching right under the sentiment stamped with the Sweet Sayings stamp.

Thanks for looking!



Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine's Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     I'm back to share my full Valentine's Card with you, made for the Red Rubber Designs Design Team, and for my husband!

     I was inspired by Sketch #1 used for the February Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.

     All of the stamping on this card was embossed in black and white for a dramatic effect! Behind the red heart I used the So Splattered Cling Mounted Stamp Set from Red Rubber Designs, adding a strip of sheer ribbon to it.

     Everything else was embossed with the Love & Friendship Unmounted Stamp Set, minus the adorable cherub couple that I masked out of the hearts. As cute as they were, it felt too cute for my husband. Lol!  So I colored the heart with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical (Rizzo's Rowdy Red), and embossed some of the script again in white where the couple would've been. Then I finished it up with some machine stitching, 




Thursday, February 9, 2017

Valentine's Card Preview ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     With less than a week until Valentine's Day, I created a card for my husband featuring the Love & Friendship Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set from Red Rubber Designs! But I did it in an unusual way! To find out, and to see the entire card, please visit the Red Rubber Designs Blog.

     Red Rubber Designs Stamps:

Friday, February 3, 2017

Go Red For Women ~ FotoBella DT

     Are you wearing red today? It's National Wear Red Day, so I created another page in my art journal honoring women for the FotoBella Design Team.

     The dress and background were painted with Dylusions Paints (Postbox Red, Cherry Pie, and Pomegranate Seed) using a baby wipe. Then I used the Tim Holtz Fade Dot Stencil with a Blending Tool and Ranger's Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder to give the illusion of  twinkling lights.

      The heart was cut from white cardstock and stamped with Prima's Garden Fable Stamp using Ranger's Jet Black Archival Ink. Then I masked RED with my old Tim Holtz Alphabet Mask, sprayed it with Candied Apple Distress Spray Stain, and embossed the edges in gold.

     Then I did some paper piecing to create this fabulous dress using my Julie Nutting Lorena Doll Stamp. Her skin was colored with a marker, with some mist on her cheeks, and her hair colored with Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stains. Then I ruffled some sheer ribbon along the bottom of her dress, and created a shawl using the ribbon symbol.

     The final touch was embossing some gold heart earrings using the Bo Bunny Stitches Stamp.

     Thanks for stopping by, and stop by FotoBella to shop by color for all of your RED needs!