Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bingo Birthday Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing the birthday card that I made for my dad, using mixed media and some fun stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     I started by lightly coating the background with white gesso. and stamping the Bingo Pieces and Background Soup Cling Mounted Stamps with permanent black ink. Then I glued down some buttons and covered them and the background with a heavier coat of gesso. After waiting for it to dry, and coloring it with Distress Spray Stains, I realized that I had covered a lot of my stamping. So I re-stamped the Bingo Pieces onto white tissue paper, and applied it over the buttons with Tim Holtz' Distress Collage Medium Vintage. Then I embossed copper along the edges and button rims.

     I just used the numbers from the Bingo Card, and colored it with Distress Inks. The brown strip from the DCVW 8 X 8 Neutrals Cardstock Stack was colored with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and embossed with copper using the Sophisticated Sentiments Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set.

      The compass was paper pieced and stamped with the Every Road Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, embossed again with copper, including the small brad in the center. Then I backed all of my pieces with some recycled netting. Thanks for looking!




Monday, March 20, 2017

Hello, Spring ~ FotoBella DT

     Today is officially the first day of Spring, bringing warmer temperatures and new growth. Since I'm fairly new to Distress Crayons, I decided to play with them again in my art journal, using Bo Bunny's Secret Garden Ephemera, Noteworthy, and Chipboard from

     From the Ephemera, I tore some strips from the book page, inking the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink using my Blending Tool. Then I stamped over them and the background with Prima Marketing's Garden Fable Stamp using Ranger's Jet Black Archival Ink. After a few spritzes of Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain, I went over everything with a coat of Prima Marketing's Clear Gesso to prime it for the Distress Crayons

     From Set #1, I used Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron, from Set #2, Chipped Sapphire, Peeled Paint, and Seedless Preserves, and from Set #3, Antique Linen and Black Soot. Some areas along the right didn't blend so well, but could'v been from not enough gesso. So I used a baby wipe to lighten up some of my colors, and to rub through Tim Holtz' Blossom Stencil. 

      The patterned paper in the middle comes in Bo Bunny's Secret Garden Ephemera. I tore along the edges, and went over them with Black Soot Distress Crayon, blending it with my fingers. Then I added the glittery bird and Hello, Spring banner from the Noteworthy.

     Finally I added the Chipboard strip of grass, next to the grasshopper that I colored with my Distress Crayons! 

     Stop by for these supplies and more! Thanks for looking!


Monday, March 13, 2017

Carta Bella Flora no.1 Quilted Layout ~ FotoBella DT

    Hello and welcome to my blog! I'm back with a layout to share with you featuring Carta Bella's Flora no. 1 12 X 12 Collection Kit from FotoBella! The feminine, floral papers and colors go so well with the bold stripes, to create this quilted design that even non stitchers can make.

     Just visit the FotoBella Blog for a full tutorial, with step-by-step photos and directions on making this page, with real or faux stitching! 

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Be Fabulous Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Sunday! I'm back to show you my full card featuring the Be Fabulous Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set from Red Rubber Designs!

      I love the background, which was made with a couple of Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals (Greased Lightnin' Green and Drop Dead Gorgeous Green) and some water! After seeing the results I couldn't hide it behind a blue piece of paper, which was my original intentions. So I went green instead, and simplified my design.

     Even though I changed the main color, at least in my head, I took inspiration from this months palette at House of Cards.

     All of the black stamping was embossed in glitter, and colored with Distress Inks. Then I popped up the main image for dimension.

     You would never know that the larger lattice design on the left comes from a different stamp, but was embossed with the For Everything Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, matching the lattice from the main image perfectly! 

     Thanks for your visit, and visit Red Rubber Designs to take advantage of this GREAT sale, while supplies last! 



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Be Fabulous Card Preview ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     The Be Fabulous Unmounted Stamp Set from Red Rubber Designs is perfect for Spring with the flowers and bees, and is featured on a card that I made for the Design Team! You would never guess that the larger lattice along the left comes from a different set, but was embossed with the For Everything Unmounted Stamp Set on a background made from LSG Magicals. Here's a sneak peek, but to see the full magical effects of my card, you'll have to visit the Red Rubber Designs Blog!

     Right now there's a fabulous sale going on, so why not grab both of these stamps while supplies last!


Saturday, March 4, 2017

International Scrapbook Day Tag ~ FotoBella DT

     Happy International Scrapbook Day! I have a fun tag to share with you using some goodies from

     I started with a Ranger Manila Tag #8 and gave it a coat of Prima White Gesso. Once dry, I applied it again to random areas of my Ranger Shatter Stencil to create a faux textured wall colored with Distress Inks (Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke) and Distress Crayons #3 (Antique Linen and Hickory Smoke). Then I finished the edges with Distress Embossing Powder (Brushed Corduroy). The window and wood palette were stamped with Prima's Old Town Stamp, and the butterflies with Prima's Rust & Dust Stamp. 

     I colored all of the stamping with Distress Inks, and popped up the wooden crate to use as a window box for the flowers. The cream one is Petaloo's Darjeeling Teastained Flowers, and the blue ones are older Prima ones.

     Thanks for looking, and check out the FotoBella Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team created!