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Saturday, January 31, 2009

January 31st, 2009

The Inspiration challenge for today is located here

I have chosen to use a retired background stamp called RIOT OF PETALS to create both of these cards.

Stamp set: Riot of Petals, short & sweet

Ink: Momento Bamboo Leaves

Paper: white, close to cocoa

accessories: Brads, Ribbon

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations, Riot of petals

TAC Company Small Sunflower

Ink: Moment Tuxedo Black, Always Artichoke

paper: blush Blossoms, close to cocoa

Accessories: ribbon, MS fence punch

January 30th, 2009

The month is almost over and I have been really busy getting a few cards ready to send out. February and March have a lot of family birthdays, as well as some other occasions.

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations

Ink: Red Riding Hood

Paper: White, Designer pattern paper

Accessories: Jumbo wheel (retired) basic Outline

All Images today ar Stampin' Up! ©

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lexicon of Love

This is from the new Stampin' Up! called Lexicon of Love.

Stamp Set: Lexicon of Love

Ink: Old Olive, Close to cocoa, Encore Gold, Creamy Caramel

Paper, Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie, Close to cocoa, white

Accessories: Punches, nestabilities, ribbon, brads

Technique: I used the technique called marbled something...It consists of taping a piece of cardstock to the top of a SU box (plastic) adding two or three small drops of reinkers including a gold or silver to the inside of the box, add three marbles to the ink side, close, shake, flip and wah lah...marbled paper, I then mist it with rubbing alcohol to soften the effect.

Way's to use it-challenge for 1/29/09

The challenge for today was alcohol. Yes we use it to make cards as well as an occasional "Nip"..OK may just some of us for sure.

In both of the following cards I created the background paper with a technique called POLISHED STONE
I tried to make the colors very subtle.

Stamp Set: Backwoods-New Release from Stampin' Up!©
Sincere Salutations

Close to cocoa, brocade blue, baja breeze, mellow moss, pacific point, encore silver, and...Copic markers were used to color the fish

Papers: Garden Green, mellow moss, white

Accessories: Versamark with gold Embossing powder, Ribbon

Technique: Polished stone and to create the brown around the elk I just dragged the paper over the ink pad in specfic directions

Stamp Set: Backwoods-New Release from Stampin' Up!
©, Sincere Salutations

Papers: Self created background paper, kraft, white

Ink: mellow moss, brocade blue, encore silver, baja breeze...and copic markers to color the fish

Accessories: River Rock Double stitched ribbon (retired-SU)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday January 28, 09

The CARD SKETCH Challenge for today was really great.

Stamp Set: Dear Friend-New Level one Hostess Set

paper: Regal rose, Garden Green, White, Fun patterned paper

Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Copic Markers for coloring the rose, brads (white and rose red), ribbon Organdy, Nestabilities, & Big Shot

Both the horizontal panel and the image are raised up on dimensional.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday 1/27..color challenge


A dear friend of mine just became a TAC demo and I got this Hibiscus stamp from her today.

I used copics to color the flower using a pale green (yg11-Mignonette) and a light blue (B00-Frost Blue) to create Baja Breeze. I added just a bit of pacific point and blended it with a colorless blender.

I outline the entire image with a cool gray (C-1).

I used a jumbo wheel (It's beautiful) for the background flowers

Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, white

Accessories: Paper piercer, Ribbon

Here is another one that I made using the challenge colors:
Stamp Set: Level 3 Hostess Set-Dream A Little

Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Garden Green

Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Garden Green

Monday- Try a new Technique

Wow the challenge for today was really new for me. This is the first time that I have made a card with pleats.

Stamp Set: Eastern Influences
Paper: Raspberry Twist DSP
Pink Pirouette

Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Sunday Featured Stamper-Vicki Gould

The featured Stamper for this week is the Very Talented Vicki Gould. These are the 3 cards that I CASEd from her gallery. If you go to my gallery on SCS you will find all of the information regarding the changes I made and what parts I didnt.

Thanks for looking and thanks for stopping by.