Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Selective Stamping with Misti

Selective Stamping

I used my Misti to stamp image, then inked only parts with darker color to imitate the "2 step stamp" method with a plain simple step stamp. As long as I was imitating I did up an "imitation" bow also....

Thursday, May 18, 2017

This Bud's For You

I see I have been neglecting my blog bad!

This CAS card is very simple yet striking IMO.
I used a frame die & a circle die both are by
Simon Says Stamp.
I colored the vines with Copic markers and also
the tiny white fabric roses by Offray
The verse stamp is by Art Gone Wild
(I could not resist using this)

Thanks for looking and for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Simple Circle Flowers

This technique makes flower shapes from simple 
circles....different folds and inks make different floral shapes.  
I used smaller circles for the flower "buds" and 3 larger circles 
for the fully bloomed one.
Circle dies by Spellbinders and flourish
die by Cheery Lynn
I used fancy scissors for the buds
I sponged Distress inks on both sides of my circles
before folding them into flower shapes
The verse stamp is by Our Daily Bread

Friday, October 14, 2016

Perky Pumpkins

I lined up the circle die and stamped thru 
the circles so images are inside. 
I added vines with micro glue dots. Done!

Stamps by picture show and dies by 
The Paper Cut and Cheery Lynn

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Visual Artistry

I masked with low-tack tape (still tore my paper a bit) and smudged PanPastels, then stamped with Memento and sprayed fixative. Added color to butterflies with Spectrum Aquas.
One layer cards are always a challenge for me, wonder why that is?
Stamps by Tim Holtz

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Technique: Galaxy Backgrounds

I began blending distress inks with a TH blending tool in a circular motion, then edged with black. I spritzed some water and flicked some Luna Lights inks on for stars.  
I think the white spots emulate the galaxy "look" and add lots of depth to the finished work. I added a computer generated saying and some silver fibers behind to stand in for moon rings.....not sure I like it but it's there now.
Using a different combo of ink colors will generate a whole different look!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Rainbow Sunshine

I sponged Distress inks on white glossy, inked over some stencils and layered the black diecut (by Tailored Expressions), then I cut the word twice (black & white) offset it and popped it up.
I am hoping the colors mimic a rainbow and the center circle a sun. I missed last week as I had a houseful of grandkids underfoot.....