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Lindy’s Stamp Gang March 2015 Color Challenge

Today I worked on the May 2015, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Challenge.

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I used Flat Fabio Magical Mica in, “Frency’s Pink Pouf”, Flat Fabio Spay in Ocean Breeze Blue, Starburst Sprays in, Silent Night Silver, and Clam Bake Beige, and Magical Mica in Hydrangea Blue.    I also used Angel Wings Mauve and Dessert Moon Turquoise Embossing Powder.

I started by spritzing and stenciling my card base with the above colors.  I used an embossing folder on the entire base and then framed it with Inca Gold in Blue.  I added some ephemera, which I put embossing powder on and colored my flowers using above sprays. The rainbow is from gold ferro and is a stencil from Simon Says Stamp.   I spritzed more color on and finished the card off with pearls on a wooden veneer piece colored with Ocean Breeze Blue.

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Lindy’s Stamp Gang April Color Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!  I’ve been taking the next Exploring Art Journaling Course by Christine Urias of Scraptime.  Christine does a great job and providing some new techniques and combinations for art journaling.  Today, instead of using the technique as described with Heavy Body Gesso and Acrylics, I decided to use the Heavy Body Gesso with Lindy’s Stamp Gang products so I can enter my page into the April Color Challenge.

I started the page with a basic layer of gesso then added the heavy body gesso through a stencil and allowed it to dry.  I then applied all five of the colors with a paint brush to lay down a background.  To get the colors to mix, I sprayed them with a little water.

Lindy’s products are so versatile and I was able to combined sprays, hot shots, and magical mica’s in Pink Lady Pink Flat Fabio Spray, Tilt-a-wheel Teal Hot Shot, Summer Lovin’ Sun Magical Mica, Greased Lightnin’ Green Spray, and Magnolia Magenta Gold Spray.

Then I took all the colors again and splattered them over the entire page.  To add depth, I added Staz-on in Ganache with a foam applicator to the top and edges of the page.  The sentiment is a stencil from Dina Wakely.  I didn’t add any more because I really liked how the stencil popped with that heavy gesso.  Great technique Christine!

5-Day 3 - Heavy Gesso & Lindy's

 

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Technique Junkies New Website, Blog Hop and DT Announcement!

I am thrilled to announce that Technique Junkies is launching their new website today!  If you are not familiar with Technique Junkies Stamps, they are individually handmade, high-quality, cling, red rubber stamps.  Here’s a link to how Technique Junkies Stamps are made.

To celebrate the new website and the Technique Junkies April stamp release, I’m also excited to announce that I will be part of the new Technique Junkies Design Team, YEAH!!!!!  I couldn’t be more thrilled.

I’ve been a member of Technique Junkies for several years and have thoroughly enjoyed the techniques offered.  I’d encourage you to come on over the the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog and subscribe so you too can enjoy some inky goodness.

Now, let’s get to hopping.  So that you don’t miss any of the fun, I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

If you are arriving from Marilyn Hughes’ Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous page Marilyn!

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Pam DeChellis

Marilyn Hughes 

Kathy Stacy – Me!

Robin Redd

Beth Norman 

Jane Bosi 

Gini Cagle 

Jerri Jones 

Sally Lynn MacDonald

Pat Huntoon 

I’ve used the April Release, “Nesting Bird – #MC001” and “Be Silly – #SDX001″ for my first card.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and used the “Head over Heels” 6 x 6 paper pack by Lily Bee Design.  The base, flag and circle dies are from My Favorite Things.

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My second card features “Lovers Silhouette -#SD636”.   I heat embossed clear powder over black Versafine ink.  I then chose four different Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Mica colors and watercolored them in an ombre pattern.  I die cut Ellen Hutson’s Brushstroke Love Die and inlayed it into the embossed image.  The frame is a My Favorite Things Die and the paper pack is Fancy Pants “Love” collection.

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My third April release card features some super cool flowers called, “Darling Blossoms – #S615.”  I used Gelatos in a direct to paper method, then added highlights with Pitt Brush Pens in corresponding colors and white.  The sentiment is from the versatile sentiment set called, “Things I Want To Do #S546.” I then finished it off with a spritz of homemade pearlized spray.

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I sure hope you enjoy the hop and get a chance to stop by the new Technique Junkies website to check out all the fun new stamps.  As a special treat all Technique Junkies stamps will be 15% off from April 1-8. Happy Hopping!

 

The House That Stamps Built: Color Challenge

It’s the first Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built color challenge!   The colors for our challenge put me in mind of spring and Easter – a much needed thought with this cold weather!  You have until Tuesday, March 10th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

Here are this weeks colors:

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For my card I’ve created a Springy Easter scene using Repeat Impressions stamps, “My Sunshine 8402-M“, “Grass Border 1507-J”, and “Easter Egg (lg) 4504-M”.  I colored the Easter eggs with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Mica’s mixed with a little water to make a watercolor paint.  I also used some glaze pens to embellish the eggs. The grass was stamped with Hero Arts shadow inks and the sky was created with Pan Pastels and a handmade cloud stencil.   Last, I popped up a My Favorite Things frame die on foam tape and called it done.

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.

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Mixed Media Card

Inspired by the A Day For Daisies challenge using the butterfly ADFD images.  The coloring is Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Mica’s and Sprays in Freaky Franken-Lime, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Witches Potion Purple and Summer Lovin’ Sun.  I also used Molding Paste colored with the magical’s and sprayed through stencils created by Simon Says Stamp leaf die.  The frame is Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle and the sentiment is Papertrey Ink.  I finished off by distressing the edges with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.

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Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Challenge February 2015

I have been buying Lindy’s Stamp Gang products for over 10 years now and I love them as much today as I did when I got my first “moon shadows”.  This months color scheme for the Lindy’s February 2015 Color Challenge is very vibrant so instead of doing full sprays on my card, I spattered.   I stenciled the heart using 3D molding paste mixed with Black Orchid Black magical mica (I think this is discontinued as I couldn’t find in the store).  This isn’t the black that was called for in the challenge, but it was the only color I didn’t have on hand out of the 5 chosen, so I improvised.  I then splattered Caribbean Blue  Flat Fabio, Bougainvillea Fuchsia Starburst, Pretty in Pink Pink Starburst, and Frozen Jack Frost making sure to dry in between each  layer. That helps so the colors don’t muddy.   I also created my own stencil mask using the Simon Says Stamp “Clustered Leaf Die”.  I based my design on the Freshly Made sketch below.

Here is the color palette:

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The Paper Shelter: Valentine

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Crafty Sentiments; Include a Heart

House of Cards: Love

Fusion: Heartful

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Outlawz Feb Color Challenge

CAS-ual Friday

Lindy Doodle

Happy Sunday!  Today I put together the “milk” challenge at Doodle Pantry and the January Lindy’s Stamp Gang color challenge.  I didn’t have a specific “milk” digi, so I took license and used one with ice cream which is made from milk.  For the inks, I used Lindy’s Magical’s in Cape Code Coral, Sprays in Jazzy’ Jivin’ Purple, Don’t eat Yellow Snow, and Pop Rock Purple.

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The Doodle Pantry Challenge also had an option to use brads or buttons so I added a brad from the depths of my stash.  As far as technique, I white heat embossed the “Life of the Party Dots” from Hero Arts/Basic Grey, then wet some 140lb Strathmore watercolor paper with water, diluted the magicals and applied the inks sporadically to the wet paper to mix.  The circle is die cut from the stitched circles at My Favorite Things and embossed with a Darice folder.  The ribbon is a freebie from Ellen Hutson which she sends you with each and every order.  Isn’t that generous?

Doodle Pantry using Lindy's

 

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Lindy’s Stamp Gang December Color Challenge: Card 2

I spent this lovely Sunday morning playing with my Lindy’s Stamp Gang products.  I used the December color challenge as a starting point to create two different cards that I will post separately for entry purposes.  The Sprays I used were Opal Sea Oats, Tibetan Poppy Teal, and Azure Sea Asters.  The magical Mica’s used were Rizzo’s Rowdy Red and T-Bird Turquoise.   I also used Lindy’s Midnight Teal embossing powder over the heart charm, also from Lindy’s.  The background also has Molding Cream by Viva Decor in pearl used with stencils, some I Am Roses flowers colored with the above colors and some Tim Holtz embellishments and ribbon.  The red hearts are cut from a Simon Says Stamp heart die using grunge paper and colored with Gesso and Rizzo’s Rowdy Red Magical.

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Card 2:

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Lindy’s Stamp Gang December Color Challenge

I spent this lovely Sunday morning playing with my Lindy’s Stamp Gang products.  I used the December color challenge as a starting point to create two different cards that I will post separately for entry purposes.  The Sprays I used were Opal Sea Oats, Tibetan Poppy Teal, and Azure Sea Asters.  The magical Mica’s used were Rizzo’s Rowdy Red and T-Bird Turquoise.   I also used Lindy’s Midnight Teal embossing powder over the heart charm, also from Lindy’s.  The background also has Molding Cream by Viva Decor in pearl used with stencils, some I Am Roses flowers colored with the above colors and some Tim Holtz embellishments and ribbon.  The red hearts are cut from a Simon Says Stamp heart die using grunge paper and colored with Gesso and Rizzo’s Rowdy Red Magical.

Here’s the inspiration picture:

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Here’s my Entry:

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Operation Write Home Sketch 244 & Our Daily Bread December Challenge

Happy Saturday!  I’ve finished the majority of my Christmas cards and now able to get back to some generalized crafting.  Today I am using Operation Write Home’s Sketch 244 for the December Our Daily Bread challenge that calls for primary colors.  Love cards are always needed at OWH so I used some Lilly Bee design paper and a Paper Smooches sentiment to make this card.  The wood elements are Studio Calico and painted with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Magical’s (non-shimmer).  Each entry in the ODB challenge will help with shipping costs so please join us in this challenge.

Dec ODBD & Sketch

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