Monthly Archives: April 2015

The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes

It’s the fifth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built Anything Goes challenge.  This doesn’t come around too often, but it’s your time to do anything you wish.  You have until Tuesday, May 5th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

For my card today I wanted to celebrate spring.  Here in New York, it’s been a long time coming!  I started by stamping the Repeat Impressions “My Sunshine 8402-M with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink so I could color it with Copics.  This stamp comes with the sentiment, which you can choose to use, or not.  If you don’t want to use the sentiment, simply cover it with scotch tape, then apply your ink and remove the tape.

To create the background I used B91, V20 and Zero markers.  The die is Lawn Fawn’s Journaling tag as well as Lawn Fawn’s 6 x 6 paper pack, “Bright Side” collection. The circle, flag, and rectangle dies are all from My Favorite Things. I finished it off with a few gems applied in a series of three.

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Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner! If you use a Repeat Impressions Stamp in your design, you’ll get an extra entry!

Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

 

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Technique Junkies Journal Page

Hey Junkies!  Today I’m sharing a page I made in my art journal using a few gorgeous Technique Junkies Stamps called, Let’s Face It 1 – #P006Classy Swirls #S505, and Mae West Sentiments #PS004.

I started by stamping the Let’s Face It on book paper with archival ink and colored her in with Silks. To make the background I used a brayer to add Dina Wakely acrylic paint and stamped the Classy Swirls also with archival ink, but this time in Cobalt Blue. I didn’t use the entire stamp, but portions of it while just holding it in my hand. I then added some molding paste through stencils and applied the face on with gel medium.  I splattered both black and gold ink as well as edged the page with gold Krylon.  To highlight the molding paste I took Viva’s Inka Gold Metallic Rub and applied it direct to paper with my fingers. I love that gold shimmer.  To ground my picture I added some Faber Castell Pitt Pen around the image and smoothed it out with my fingers.  Because there was gel medium on the page if you work quickly, it moves well and allows that shadow to be developed without harsh lines.

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I sure hope you’ve had a chance to visit the new Technique Junkies site as well as the Design Team blog, where there are some great tutorials.

Signing off for now,

The Crafty Nurse!

 

Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #35 – Shabby Chic

Happy Saturday friends!  It’s time to go Shabby Chic for the new Open-Minded Crafting Challenge.  It’s not a style I do much of, but sure enjoy seeing. The challenge will run through Friday, May 8th with our winners being chosen randomly.  We also have some great sponsors offering terrific prizes for our challenge and the design team will be highlighting their favorites to be featured on the blog.

Here are our sponsors:

PpinkyBadge_zps486187ffPrize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

2015sponsorbadge- eastwindPrize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

AllDressedUp_zps92362a8dPrize: 2 Images of Winners Choice

Kith & KinPrize: 5 Images of Winners Choice

For inspiration, I used an All Dressed Up image called, “Sweetie Pie”.  I colored her with Copic Markers and used a My Minds Eye paper pack.  The stitched rectangle die is My Favorite Things and I finished off by distressing the edges and adding a few gems.

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Come on over and enter a card.  I can’t want to see your Shabby Chic!

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Love to Scrap: ATG

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Sketch Saturday Challenge #358

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by our own Niki who is offering a special prize package for our random winner. Thanks Niki!  You have until Friday, May 1st for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose the adorable WPlus9 stamp called, “Miss You Lots.”   I colored her with Copic Markers using the video sample from Dawn of Wplus9.  I used a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die as well as a My Favorite Things Blueprint scallop die.  I finished her off with some hemp ribbon I had in my stash.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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The House That Stamps Built: Sketch Challenge

It’s the fourth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built sketch challenge.  You have until Tuesday, April 28th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

Here’s the Sketch:

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For my card today I broke out my favorite Kuretake watercolors.  I started by stamping the Repeat Impressions Shade of the Elm 2908-I with archival ink to ensure it didn’t bleed. The paper pack is My Minds Eye “Remarkable” collection. The square die is from Lifestyle Crafts.  I finished the card with the Repeat Impressions Sentiment, “A Happy Hello 9717-C”.

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Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner!

Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

 

Technique Junkies – Meow…

Happy Tuesday Friends.  Today I’m bringing another fun April release stamp from Technique Junkies called, Kitty Profile #S625.  I heat embossed the background with white powder then sprayed it with Dylusions ink in, melted chocolate, squeezed orange, and polished jade.

The sentiment is “Forever and a day SD599,” which I used only a portion of. To do this I took some tape and covered the portion of the stamp I didn’t want, then inked it and removed the tape before stamping.  This ensures you don’t get any ink on the portion of the stamp you don’t want. I’ve also been known to commit stamp surgery but cutting apart stamps makes most people nervous.  LOL.

The card stock is some beautiful Club Scrap paper.  I cut out the image with the Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die.

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Come on over to the Junkies Design Team Blog and sign up for some great inspiration.

 

Cards in Envy Challenge – Pretty in Pink!

Who doesn’t love pink?  I know I sure do.  For this Cards in Envy Challenge I brought out my sprays and stencils, which to me, gives lots of texture without adding bulk.  Remember, at Cards in Envy we ask that you make your card fit into a standard A2 card, which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

I created the card base using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Spray over a floral stencil. It’s hard to tell, but it’s really shimmery.  I then stamped the Wendy Vecchi “Perfect Peony” with black archival ink and applied the sentiment from Avery Elle called “Laurels”.  I finished the card with some gold thread.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us some Pretty in Pink cards!

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Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #100 – Birthday Fun!

Happy Saturday Friends!  It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) challenge and the theme for this entry is Birthday Fun. At SAS4Kids, we are so fortunate to have spectacular sponsors for our challenges and this week is no different.  I’d also like to mention if you are interested in bringing some joy into the lives of kids who are ill and hospitalized, we’d love for you to send in some of your cards for the kids; here’s how.

Now let’s get on to those great sponsors:

1) Lacy Sunshine: Prize is 3 images of winners choice

2) Bugaboo: Prize is 7 images of winners choice

3) Fred She Said:  Prize is $10.00 Gift Certificate

 

My first card today features the Lacy Sunshine image, “Eleanor Chillin.'”  I colored her with Copic Markers and used the Dear Lizzy “Neapolitan” collection. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, “Sugar Rush.”

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My second inspiration card uses a digital image from Bugaboo called, “Peaches Balloon.”  The bright Doodlebug “Take Note” paper pack really works perfectly for this birthday image.  I colored Peaches with Copic Markers and used the My Favorite Things circle and stitched rectangle dies to accent her.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and I can’t wait to see your Birthday Fun cards!

 

Sketch Saturday Challenge #357

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Little Claire, who is offering 9 digital images as a prize to our random winner.  WOW, thanks Little Claire.  You have until Friday, April 25th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose the Little Claire digital image, “Camelia”, which I colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment, square, and label dies are from My Favorite Things.  I finished off the embellishments with some lemon bakers twine.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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Technique Junkies Inspiration!

Hello Friends!  Today I’m showing off another April release stamp from Technique Junkies.  In addition I’d encourage you to come on over to the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog and subscribe so you too can enjoy all the designers inspiration.

Today I’ve made a card using the Technique Junkies April/May 2011 Newsletter called, Blended Blotches.  I began by stamping the April Release flower called, “Flourished Floral – #S627” in Archival Black Ink.  I then scribbled a few similar colors of Inktense pencils on the background and applied water to move ink.  To color the flower, I reversed the process and pulled ink directly from the Inktense Pencils. That way you get really vibrant colors.  I finished off my card by adding the Technique Junkies sentiment from, “Things I want to do – #S546″ and splattered some black ink across the card.

April Release - #S627 Flourished Floral & #S546 Things I want to do-wm

I hope you’ve had a chance to check out the new Technique Junkies website. It’s really easy to find what you need now by using the search bar at the top.

Happy Thursday!

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