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.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CAS Thanks

I was going thru my spray mists to see which
ones worked and somehow this card happened.
I sprayed 3 colors of Memories Mists, stamped a floral image 
(by Prairie Rubber Stamps) 3 times, added some
corresponding colors with Copic markers and
some small bling stickers by Momenta.
Topped it off with a verse by Inky Antics
for a OLC!

I am entering this into the current challenges over at:
ATCAS "Off The Edge"
Casual Friday "3 Thirds"
LIM "One Layer Thank You"

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Coneflower-a South Dakota Native

The Coneflower-a South Dakota Native

I was messing with some dies the other day and this card was born.
I cut a SB Nestie "Matting Basics" a little
off-kilter from a panel stamped with a custom stamp
given to me by a friend.
This image is dear to me as it depicts one of the
native wildflowers we have growing all over our 

I trimmed the panel so some of the underlaying
color showed and popped up the outer portion for 

Pretty sweet and simple!
I'm entering this in this week's challenge over at
as it calls for 3 colors or 3 shades of 1 color.
Thanks for stopping by.