Monday, June 30, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Dreaming of Snow!

It's Christmas in July at Sweet Stamps- at least on the blog anyway! All Christmas stamps are 15% off!   I had fun with one of our older techniques of the month, Embossed Embossing.

  I brayered Distress Embossing Ink over the raised snowflakes, then used Fantasy Ivory Fine Detail EP over that- it is very sparkly IRL. The image is colored with Copics. The snowflake embellishment is one of the Piccolo accent sets HERE. I embossed the snowflake with Turquoise Lagoon Enamel EP.

Here is the list of products I used from the store:

We have a weekly challenge and a monthly technique challenge. The monthly challenge 6/15-7/14  is Painters Tape. Our winners are chosen by and if you use a Sweet Stamps image, your entry will count x's 2!

Sweet Stamps has a Pintrest board HERE

Sweet Stamps has a Facebook group HERE

Challenges for my card:
Sparkle and Sprinkle- AG with Glitter/EP or flocking
Use your Stuff- Use Veneer or Chipboard on your card- snowflake : )
Amusing- Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox- Christmas in July

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Card Mania- Circles

Circles is the theme at Card Mania for challenge #50. You have 2 weeks to make a card with Circles and join in!  Whiff of Joy is the Sponsor for this challenge.

  I used the sweet digital image from Whiff of Joy called Angel Maya with a Star. I colored the image with Copics. I added Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add shimmer to the wings and the stars.
 The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I made this card for an online papercrafting friend who can use a prayer or two right now. I kept it CAS so I can mail it. My P.O. is terrible for charging me extra if there are any lumps or bumps at all!
  The die with the 'holy' circles is the Large Circle Burst die by Memory Box. I fussy cut the image and popped it up on dimensionals.
 The circle card base is a die from the Silhouette online store- cut with the Cameo.


Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

Sunday, June 29, 2014

TJ ATC Swap #2

The 2nd TJ ATC swap is back and it was another fun one. The requirement is just to use a TJ technique from a newsletter or any CD.
I made 2 sets of ATC

 This is the Faux Metallic Gelato technique and the image is Stampendous - colored with Copics, and SU sentiment.

  This is called the Whitewash Chic technique, also from the Artistic effects CD. Sentiment is Technique Junkies Stamps (formerly known as Stamp Camp).

Next, Barb I, also made 2 ATC's:
 Lt- Splattered Bleach (Feb/March 2013) and Rt- Ribbon Tab (Dec/Jan 12-13)

 Beth C:
Tie Die Circles (April/May 2014)

Cheryl R. made:

 Pieced Zines (2/2010)

Cindy T made:
Ancient Paper (Dec/Jan 09-10)

 Dawn T made:
 Bubble wrap Stamp & Embossed

Holly made 2 ATC's:

 Lt Pearly Gelato Wash (4/2014) and Rt-Line Pop (12/2012)

Juliet A made:

 Penciled Twinks (2/2008)

and Lynne W made:

 Bandana (8/08)

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

S is for Steampunk @ Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

 I am joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers as a Guest Designer for their Steampunk challenge which begins today. The challenge lasts for 2 weeks- I hope you will give it a go-it was quite a challenge for me- my 1st Steampunk card-ever!!! a Guest Designer , I decided to be snarky and use a non- traditional color for a Steampunk themed card- Purple it is : )

  The image is colored with Copic markers- it is a digi from Saturated Canary- she is named Mali. I have not seen the movie and decided to not google her- just let my imagination go with the flow.......  I added a touch of purples in the dress & wings....I had a blast with this card. The background eggplant Envy SU cardstock is embossed and Highlighted with SU Eggplant Envy ink. The next layer is Faux Metallic Gelato's from the Technique Junkies new Artistic effects CD.

Here is a close up of the butterfly:
The image is lightly colored with Copics and a touch of Wink of Stella added for shimmer.

 Thanks for having me ladies- what an honor!  Please stop at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and see what the Snarky Stampers have created for the Steampunk challenge.

As You Like It-  Favorite die and why- I love the way the coved dies work together- but love the feminine feel to the white one with the image on it : )
DRS Designs- It's New- My SC Mali image and the Steampunk gears
ScrapbookerPhD- Add Texture
Southern Girls- Punches and Die Cuts
Sisterhood of Crafters- Monochromatic
Bunny Zoe Crafts- Layers
Simon Says Stamp- Something you should use more- Gelato's!
Use Your Stuff- Texture

 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Summer

Summer is the theme at Sweet Stamps for our weekly challenge this week. I got out my Watercolors and tried something new from Technique Junkies- Splattered Ombre Watercolors- it is the TJ 'technique of the week'. 
 Oh, there is nothing like seeing butterflies in all different colors!  I stamped and embossed the image using fine detail EP, then stamped it again and water colored the butterflies- and added a touch of Wink of Stella shimmer : ). The background technique was done according to the tutorial, then I stamped the elegant corner image in the medium size, and after I was done stamping, I spritzed the page with a tad bit of water to soften up the look.  After I was done water coloring the image, I took a touch of the blue Peerless Watercolor and mixed it with a bit of water and aded a little touch of an outline all around the image.

Here is a close-up of the dimension and sparkle : )
Please note- Blogger keeps removing the bottom portion of my post with challenges- I will keep adding them back in......

 Products from Store that I used:

We have weekly and Monthly challenges- if you use a Sweet Stamps image, your entry counts twice.  The winners are chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!    Our Monthly challenge from 6/16-7/14 is Painters tape.

***Sweet Stamps is on Pintrest- I love stopping by here for inspiration***

***Sweet Stamps is also on Facebook HERE***

Addicted to Stamps and More- Anything Goes
Crafty Creations- Things with Wings
MFP Speedy TV- Simple Salutations
Penny's Paper Crafty- Embossing
Simon Says Stamp- Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps- Tic, Tac, Toe-Summer, Die Cut, Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day,

Year of the Horse Vase

I decided to make an Asian themed card for a challenge to make a Flower Pot at MFP:

 Since it is the Year of the Horse in China, I made a vase with a circle punch and added the top of the SU ornament punch. I highlighted the vase with a white paint pen- and that is a challenge this month at the Oriental Stamp Art (aka OSA) Yahoo Group. I colored the flowers with Copics and added Sakura Gelly roll pen for shimmer in the centers of the flowers. The background Kraft cardstock also has Kanji stamped onto it.

All images Mark's Finest Papers

Speedy and Fox Friends - Flower Pot
Paperminutes- Asain
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes+ Use Pink

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown- Dino-Mite

 At Tuesday Throwdown the challenge this week is Dino- Mite, aka dinosaurs. The sponsor this week is MyGrafico.

  The images are all printed, colored with Copics and fussy cut. I used the Copic Texturizing technique to add texture using the "0" Copic refill and a towel.  I made a center step card using a die-HERE. The grass is a Cheery Lynn die HERE.

 I am going to use this card as a Thank You card for a Dino-mite party my Aunt and Uncle threw for our family reunion last weekend! I think this would be a great set of images for a new addition to a family as well. Or, for a 'Big" birthday with a sentiment like, "You're How Old???"........ Hehehe  Or, for a childs Birthday party invite..........

Ditzie Digi Design- Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time- Anything Goes
Opus Gluei- Animals
Sentimental Sundays- When I Grow Up
Stamping Sensations- Animal Antics
A Little Bit Crafty- Childs Play

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Congrats Grad -2014

I have a few Grad cards to make this year, so had fun using the Reverse Washi technique by the Technique Junkies.
 I love the fun technique and the background of the various Washi tapes. I used school colors Orange and Black. The images are by Denami Designs. The Congrats circle is separate from the owl. I fussy cut the owl and popped it up.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Anything Goes+ New Release Stamps

 Anything Goes is the theme at Sweet Stamps for our weekly challenge this week.  The Design Team created with another *New Release*   I used a set called Jacob Fishing.

 I colored the image with Copics- and Sponged in the sky with Spots Tidal Wave and Nassau Blue.  On the sand and for the overalls, I used 'Copic texturizing' with the Copic '0' and an old towel. I added some white Signo pen lines in the water.
  I had a piece of DP - wrong color of course- I loved the pattern of swirls and text on it, so I used Sweet Stamps Swirls and Written Text to add similar accents. I added a strip of this on the inside of the card as well.
  The little fish has 3 layers, and I used the Gloss Glaze and glitter to make it a fun accent.  I learned how to make this using a Technique Junkies technique called Glazed Paper Accent. (Paper Perfection CD is where I learned that. )

 Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used to create this card:

We have weekly and Monthly challenges- if you use a Sweet Stamps image, your entry counts twice.  The winners are chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!    Our Monthly challenge from 6/16-7/14 is Painters tape.

***Sweet Stamps is on Pintrest- I love stopping by here for inspiration***

***Sweet Stamps is also on Facebook HERE***

Glitter & Sparkle- Dad/Male
A Little Bit Crafty- Childs Play
Crafting Musketeers- Stamped Image
Word Art Wednesday- Anything Goes
Craft-room Challenge- Sun, Surf, Sand

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