Friday, February 12, 2016

Brusho Burst Technique

I sprinkled a tiny bit of Brusho crystals (red, yellow and orange) onto watercolor paper, then spritzed some water and tiled panel to make colors run...then blotted off excess water/color.
I used a die by memory box "Madera Corner" and a word die by Marianne Creatables "Just For You". Layered this panel on a black card and called it good.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Very Vellum

I'm back!  Moving took a looonnng time.  I want to share a simple vellum card I made for a friend's

 I cut a vellum panel with a stitched rectangle die as a base.
 Next I used gold mirror cardstock to diecut some circles.
Then I diecut various foliage dies from white tissue paper 
(wanted them to stand out against the vellum)
Lastly a saying stamp was added as well as a small ribbon.

My sample uses saying stamp by Prickley Pear stamped with 
Delicata Golden Glitz ink, dies by Simon Says Stamp "Stitched Rectangles"
and "Circle Loops" as well as dies by memorybox "Prim Poppy"
and Cheery Lynn Designs "Ferns".
I weaved the foliage through the rings for added texture. I 
needed a wedding card, but this would also do well for a sympathy card
using a different verse of course.

I am entering this into the current white-on-white challenge at
Less Is More....wish me luck?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Gesso Gets Gelatos Technique

Very simple: I colored stamp with Gelatos and then applied Gesso over it all, stamped and let dry. The Gesso presses out to make a sort of "frame" around the image. In the middle of a move right now and cannot find any of my supplies.....

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Never Give Up!

I used an old chalk background for this card, embossing 
that cool SAM lizard, cutting it out and popping up with foam tape. 
All stamps are by 
Stamp A Mania

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th Technique!!

Distress Paint Backgrounds


Several colors of Distress Paints
paper of choice (watercolor works but I used plain card stock)
heat tool
water spritzer
acrylic scrap


1)  Scribble several coordinating colors of Distress Paint onto a scrap of acrylic or other non-stick sheet.

2)  Spritz with water to allow colors to run and bleed together, tipping acrylic if needed.

3)  Lay card stock on top of paints and apply pressure to transfer colors; repeat if necessary.

4)  Heat until dry and over stamp if desired.

My sample uses stamps by Marks Finest Papers, dies by SB.  I confess that I grabbed this paper panel and smooched into my combined paints before realizing I had already stamped image in Tuxedo Black ink by Memento.  I liked how it turned out so kept going.  Therefore:  it matters not whether you stamp first or last IMO   The "sun" was sponged with Distress Inks and then stamped with Memento Tux Black ink.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

2 Hoppy Frogs

I have been really busy lately as we are moving to a new home.
Packing and getting the new house built etc has kept me
hopping just like these 2 green guys.

Stamps are from
Marks Finest Papers and grass die by memorybox.
The rest is all from my stash.

My first attempt at making a fiber bow with a button
topper is a bit skewed but I had fun trying and that
is what it's all about.....

Sunday, May 18, 2014

SSS Die Crazy

This monochromatic card was made
for a swap using stencils but I realized I had also
used a die so that makes it eligible for the
"Die Crazy"

I airbrushed Copic YR24 over a stencil by
"Texture Brilliant"
on some cream stock
and cut a die by poppystamps 
"Tilda Swirl"
and popped it with foam tape.
The verse by Stampin' Up! was 
used as it fit the space just right.
Thanks for stopping by.