Thursday, December 7, 2017

Merry Christmas Die Cuts!

Are you finished with your Christmas Cards?

This is one of my last Christmas cards for 2017 and I Love it!
Such a fun way to end the year:-)

There was still one NBUS die from my T.H. Mixed Media Christmas 
Dies set just waiting to be used.  Also a pretty Alcohol Inks on Acetate background with shades of  green,
that was sitting next to the die.  They were meant for each other!

 Merry Christmas to all my 2017 Stamping friends!

Sharing a Close Up of the shine and glitter!


As many of you know...I Love Alcohol Inks on Acetate with Tissue Paper background.
And I love Dies.  I die cut the holly leaves and berries (notice the detached holly pieces) and set aside.

Next I die cut the leaves and berries on SU Thick Whisper White CS and then die cut the border using Penny Black "Antique Frames" (largest) die.

Then die cut the same Antique Frame on another piece of SU WW CS to attach under the die cut holly layer.  Then the fun began..adding all the die cut pieces like a jigsaw puzzle.

I wanted red not green berries, so I die cut the holly leaves again using SU Cherry Cobbler CS
and carefully placed the red berries.  All the inlay pieces were attached with SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Next I die cut my sentiment with Poppystamps "Old Fashioned Merry Christmas" Die using Cherry Cobbler twice for Merry and Green Alcohol Ink scrap twice with WW CS for Christmas.
Attached 2nd layer to Merry and Christmas and then attached to card.

Popped up main image with Fun Foam and Done!
Love the results.

Enjoy and Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday Season with family and friends!

Hugs,

Adding to Less is More #357 Red & Green.

Time Out Challenge #98: Home Sweet Home Photo..inspired by colors.


Splitcoaststampers F4A407 Merry December Challenge!


  
Supplies:
Stamps: None
Paper: SU Thick and regular Whisper White. Acetate and Tissue Paper.
Inks: T.H. Alcohol Inks: shades of green.
Accessories: T.H. Mixed Media Christmas Dies. Poppystamps Old Fashioned Merry Christmas Dies. Penny Black Antique Frames Dies. SU Fine Tip Glue Pen. Fun foam ($ store)


Saturday, December 2, 2017

December CAS Watercolour Anything Goes!

I am still in the making Christmas Cards Mode, our December CAS Watercolour Anything Goes Challenge is perfect for adding more Christmas Cards!

I am so excited that my friend Hideko (Papercraft Boutique) is our Guest Designer this month.  Be sure and check out her beautiful card along with our DT's cards.


Here is my No-Line Watercoloured "Perfect Pear"!


I had so much fun watercoloring my Penny Black "Perfect Pear" image using Distress Inks.
I began by placing my Arches Hot Press watercolor paper in MISTI.
I placed my stamp on the paper and closed MISTI door and then opened to begin coloring this beautiful stamp with Distress Inks.

I inked up the entire stamp with Tea Dye Distress Ink and stamped onto Hot Press paper.  This was dark enough to show all the details of the stamp.  Next I swiped Peeled Paint onto my craft mat and used my SU Aqua Painter to paint only my leaves adding more color to areas of leaves I wanted darker.
When done I added Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade to the lighter areas for a touch of Fall color using the same technique.

Then I began watercoloring the pear using Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon starting with the light and then onto the darker shades.
Next I used Vintage Photo to watercolor the stem of the pear.
Then used  Prisma color pencils to add veins to the leaves and lightly outline the pear.

The stamp has a few splatters and I drew a few more using SU Delightful Dijon marker.
Next I stamped the Noel using Vintage Photo.

I placed my Penny Black Antique Frame over my finished pear and die cut the image cutting off just
a bit of the bottom leaves and decided then to cut the next size larger die for a frame.
The main image is popped up on fun foam.

I showed my card to my DH, Denny and he said, "You painted that...?  That is
the most gorgeous card you have ever made..well, at least in the top 5!"
That made my day!

I have hidden the card in a safe place and it will be Denny's Christmas card.
We will both be happy...now I can keep my card in the family:-)

Enjoy and Happy Holiday Stamping.
You have until the 24th to join the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
Hugs...


Adding to December CAS Mix Up: Stamping + 2 items of Your  Choice.
I used stamping + no-line watercoloring and die cuts.




Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black "Perfect Pear". HLS "Mixed Christmas Sentiment" 
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White card base.  Arches Hot Press watercolour paper.
Inks: T.H. Distress Inks:Tea Dye, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade. SU Delightful Dijon marker.
Accessories: MISTI, SU Aqua Painter, craft mat, Prisma Color pencils.  PB Antique Frames Dies.

Friday, December 1, 2017

CAS Mix Up December - Your Choice

Our last month of CAS Mix Up Challenges for 2017. Hosted this month by Loll!

Ina (Little Bits of Craft) is our crafty Guest Designer for December.
Be sure to check out her beauty and the DT's samples.


Stamping + Monoprint Stenciling, Heat Embossing, Die Cutting and Dry Embossing
are my choices!


Close Up showing Heat Embossed sentiment and holly Stenciled Monoprint!



Here is my Stencil Monoprint Technique.

Turned over ARTplorations Mini Holly Stencil onto my craft mat and swiped the back of stencil with Distress Oxide Inks:
 Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Charm.

Spritzed ink liberally with water.  Then placed CUTplorations ATC Tag Builder Die Cut, Strathmore Bristol paper layer over inked stencil.  Used a paper towel to rub firmly over the paper to get a good impression of the Holly Stencil.
If you look closely to the photos you will see the holly and berries designs.
I really like the 3 shades of green too.

Next I placed my background in MISTI and stamped the STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas "Christmas in the Heart" sentiment with Versamark, removed from MISTI and heat embossed with SU Cherry Cobbler EB powder.

Framed with SU Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and popped up with fun foam onto SU "Softly Falling" Dry Embossed Whisper White layer.
Attached to SU Thick Whisper White card base and done.

I was inspired after seeing Karen's (Snippets) recent Christmas Stencil Monoprint Card to use a Stencil Monoprint design for a Christmas Card.
Here is Karen's beauty! Thank you for the inspiration my friend.



I made a 2nd card using Typografia Christmas "Peace, Love and Joy".  Two quick and easy cards for my stash.  Getting very close to enough cards:-)  Then I can start baking!!

Enjoy and do come and play along with us at CAS Mix Up until the 24th..."Your Choice"!

Happy Holiday preparations my friends.  Hugs

Adding to STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes.


SSS Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.


Less is More #356 Let it Shine Heat EB sentiment Shines!


CAS on Friday #122 Christmas


Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas "Christmas in the Heart".
Paper: SU Thick and Regular Whisper White.  Strathmore Bristol.
Inks: T. H. Distress Oxides: Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover. Versamark.
Accessories: ARTplorations Mini Holly Stencil. CUTplorations Mini Holly Stencil. Craft Mat, SU Cherry Cobbler EB powder. Heat Tool, SU Softly Falling EB folder. Fun Foam ($ store)

Sunday, November 26, 2017

STAMPlorations 3rd Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop & wishlist linky party!



Here is the Blog Hop Link with all the details to play along
and the many amazing prizes!


Here is my Thankful for you card using a new favorite Shirley Bee's "Layered Leaves" stamp set!
I do not have any of the fabulous new STAMPlorations stamps...yet!



Using 3 dies made my CAS design so fun and easy.

I used CUTplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies" for the frame.  Added Die-namics Rectangle Peek-A-Boo Window Die.
CUTplorations "Stitched Thankful" Die for my 3rd die cute image.

I used Loll Thompson's Splash Watercolour Background technique to make a background for the stamped and fussy cut "Layered Leaves" by Shirley Bee, die cut Peek-A-Boo Window and die cut Thankful.

I used Distress Oxide inks: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple for my background.  Using one color at a time onto craft mat and spritzing with water then splashed with Strathmore Mixed Media paper, drying between layers.  I love the pretty watercolor effect.

Next I attached the small frame using Tomboy liquid glue and popped up the fussy cut leaves with dimensionals.  Then attached the Thankful and next stamped the SSS  "Lots of Thanks"  sentiment.

Such a fun and easy Thankful CAS card.

Be sure and check out Shery's amazing Blog Hop and wishlist linky party. 

And the Thanksgiving Sale information!


There are gorgeous samples by 36 blog hop stampers using all the new stamp sets and typografia stamps.  You will be impressed.

Hugs and Happy Holiday Stamping my friends.

Adding to STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes.


CUTplorations November Theme challenge..I was inspired by the leaf.


Timeout Challenge #97 Inspired by Words.



Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations "Layered Leaves" by Shirley Bee.  SSS "Lots of Thanks".
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.
Inks: T.H. Distress Oxides: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple.  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: CUTplorations  Stitched Thankful and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.  Die-namics from MFT Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window. Craft mat, Spritzer, heat tool. Dimensionals, Tombow liquid glue.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Day 12 Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll & Friends!

Loll's 2017 Christmas Tag event has been another Huge Success!  So much amazing Inspiration by Loll and her Guest Designers and Gallery!  Day 12 is no exception.  

Loll's card is gorgeous and her Guest Designer, Nancy S (stiz2003) who has a fabulous Splitcoaststampers Gallery is an amazing mixed media artist!  

Be sure and check out Day 12 and their gorgeous tags!


Today..the 17th is the last day for Loll's tag event showcasing a tag by Loll and her Guest Designer,  but you still have until the 24th to post your tags.

The Guidelines for the challenge are that it must be a mixed media Christmas Tag (any style, any size), which includes stamping, plus at least two mixed media elements (techniques or products.)

Here is my 12th mixed media Christmas Tag!  Enjoy...



I am sharing my "Peace on Earth" Tag, that I wish for everyday of  the year!
If only the world could be a kind, generous, loving place like our stamping world!


I used CUTplorations Luggage Die (lg) to die cut my tag out of Arches Mixed Media paper.
I then sponged on Barn Door Distress Ink until my tag was well saturated.
Next I stenciled Artplorations Retro Circles by spritzing with water for a ghosting effect.

Then I stamped and heat embossed STAMPlorations "Poinsettia Row" using Versamark and SU Black EB powder.

To add more texture I placed a star stencil that Loll had made me over my tag and spread on Golden's Molding Paste with my palette knife.  Then let dry.

I die cut my CUTplorations Peace on Earth Phrase Die from a Brushos watercolored scrap from my UFO box.  Attached with SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Added a SU grosgrain stitched ribbon and spritzed the entire tag with a glitter spray that I make with water and drop of Kuretake Frost White Paint. Very glittery and shiny IRL.

Thank you again sweet Loll for hosting your Inspiring and fun Christmas Tag Event!
We are all closer now to being ready for the holidays because of you:-)  Hugs.

Happy Holidays and Peace on Earth my friends.

I am adding my tag to 






Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations Poinsettia Row Stamp
Paper: Arches Mixed Media 140#
Inks: T.H. Distress Ink Barn Door.  Brushos: Brilliant Blue, Sailboat Blue.  Versamark
Accessories: CUTplorations Luggage Tag Die (lg). SU black eb powder and heat tool, Fine tip glue pen. Ranger Sponge tool. ARTplorations Retro Circles stencil.  Stars stencil by Loll. SU ribbon.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Day 11 Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll & Friends!

Day 11 of Loll's Tag Event featuring Loll's Gorgeous poinsettia tag and her Guest Designer Linda's (Life in the Craft Lane) Glittery Snowflake Tag!
Be sure and check out Loll and Linda's Blogs.  So much Tag Inspiration and more...


Tomorrow..the 17th is the last day for Loll's tag event showcasing a tag by Loll and her Guest Designer,  but you still have until the 24th to post your tags.

The Guidelines for the challenge are that it must be a mixed media Christmas Tag (any style, any size), which includes stamping, plus at least two mixed media elements (techniques or products.)

Here is my Day 11 Peace, Love & Joy Tag!


I used some favorite Christmas products on this tag and a favorite color combo!

CUTplorations Luggage Tag Die Cut (large), new STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas Stamp.."Peace, Love and Joy" and ARTplorations mini Holly Stencil.

I used a favorite color combo: SU Crumb Cake card stock, Cherry Cobbler EB powder, marker and ribbon (ret) and Gumball Green marker (ret).

I die cut the tag, heat embossed the sentiment and then stenciled the holly.  Next I added the ribbon and twine.  I die cut another tag with Cherry Cobbler CS and attached to the back of front tag.

A really quick and easy tag that went together exactly as I had imagined:-)

Happy Holiday Tag making my friends.  Hugs...

Adding to STAMPlorations  November Mixed Media Challenge





Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas: Peace, Love and Joy.
Paper: SU Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler CS
Inks: Versamark. SU Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green (ret)
Accessories: SU Cherry Cobbler EB powder, MISTI, heat tool, ARTplorations mini holly stencil, SU Cherry Cobbler ribbon (ret). Twine from my stash., Wink of Stella on stenciled holly. 



CAS Watercolour Holiday Reminder!

The month is flying by as the Holiday Season is right around the corner!



Here is my Be Jolly This Christmas card!


I am having so much fun with my 3 new "Layered Holly", "Layered Snowman" and "Layered Leaves" stamp sets designed by Shirley (shirley-bee's stamping stuff) for STAMPlorations!
Fun and Creative samples by Shirley using her new sets.

You would never guess my background was designed using..."Layered Snowman" stamp set!  I used the solid and lined stamps that are 2 different sizes.  The small circle for the snowman's head and large circle for his body!  A very versatile and fun stamp set!

I used my MISTI to place my stamps.  Stamping 1st with the solid stamps using Distress Inks and spritzing with water onto Strathmore Bristol paper.  I used Candy Apple, Lucky Clover, Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves and Fired Brick.  Stamped lined stamps and sentiment with Archival Jet Black.

Next a sponged and spritzed with water a piece of scrap watercolor paper using Candied Apple and Lucky Clover and die cut with CUTplorations Be Jolly die.  I die cut another layer with black cardstock to give it a subtle shadow.

Before attaching my die cut sentiment I die cut my background with Memory Box Stitched Rectangle and popped up with fun foam onto my SU Thick Whisper White card base.  Then attached Be Jolly with  SU Fine Tip Glue pen and weighted down with acrylic block.

Done and loved the fun Christmas design hope you do too:-)

You have until the 24th to play along with our CAS Watercolour Holiday Challenge. Be sure and check out the gorgeous cards by our DT and Guest Designer Ina (little bits of craft)

Happy Holiday stamping my friends...Hugs!

Adding STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes



Supplies: 
Stamps: STAMPlorations Layered Snowman (circles), Layered Holly (This Christmas).
Paper: SU Whisper White card base.  Strathmore Bristol. and SU Basic Black.
Inks: T.H. Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Lucky Clover, Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves and Fired Brick. Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: CUTplorations  Be Jolly Die. MB Stitched Rectangles. SU Fine Tip Glue Pen. Fun Foam.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Day 10 Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll & Friends!

Another fun Christmas tag for Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas event!

Loll's Day 10 snowflake tag and her Guest Designer Darnell's snowflake tag are Gorgeous!
Be sure and check them out!


Here is my tag with UFO pieces:-)


After seeing so many of Bonnie's (Stamping with Klass) Christmas Tags using pieces from her UFO (Unfinished Objects) I started searching my boxes for neglected pieces.

I found this tag using Arches Cold Press paper that I had cut into a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle and cut the diagonal corners.  I used a piece of scrap CS to make my template,  which I have kept.

I had sponged with Distress Inks with blue and green colors. I added the stenciled snow using Golden's Molding Paste.  When dry I used my UFO alcohol ink with tissue paper backing die cut trees that were extras from a previous project.  The large tree is popped up. The smaller tree attached with Tombow liquid glue.

Then stamped the PB sentiment using Archival Jet Black ink and layered over a sentiment that was smeared, but made a nice black border.  Added SU Lost Lagoon silk ribbon (ret) and done.

Thanks Bonnie for inspiring me to make a quick tag that I really like:-) 

The Guidelines for the challenge are that it must be a mixed media Christmas Tag (any style/any size),  which includes stamping, plus at least two mixed media elements (techniques or products.)

There will be samples by Loll and her Guest Designer until Friday the 17th, but you have until the 24th to link your tags to the challenge. There are many gorgeous tags in the challenge gallery too.   It is so much fun getting our tags done ahead of the holidays!

Happy Holidays my friends!  Hugs..

Adding to STAMPlorations November Mixed Media Challenge



Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black Holiday Snippets
Paper: Arches 140# Cold Press. SU Thick Whisper White..sentiment.  Acetate Sheet and tissue paper for trees. 
Inks: T.H. Distress Ink..colors..blue and green.do not remember names.  T. H. Alcohol Inks.
Accessories: Impression Obsession Fir Trees dies (lg and small). Snowflake stencil my friend Loll made for me:-)  Golden's Molding Paste. Dimensionals. SU Lost Lagoon ribbon (ret)

My Tag was chosen as an Honourable Mention!
Thank you Judge Jeremy:-)


CAS Mix Up November Glitter Reminder

The Holiday Season is Flying By....

Our CAS Mix Up Stamping + Glitter + Your Choice is perfect for catching up on your Christmas Stash!


Here is my Season's Greetings Card with a Red Glimmer paper frame!
Stamping + Glimmer Paper + Die Cut and Layered Stamping!


I am having so much fun with 3 new stamp sets designed by Shirley Bampton designer for STAMPlortions.  I used "Layered Snowman" for my ornaments.  I used the snowman's head stamp!
I loved the ornament card Shirley made for her STAMPlorations Spotlight sample.

I reconstituted Brushos on my craft mat to color directly on the solid stamp with my aqua painter.  Istamped onto Strathmore Bristol paper using my MISTI.  I used Brushos: Scarlet, Emerald Green and Brilliant Blue.  Archival Black ink to stamp the outline stamp and the snowman arm for the hanger.  I just extended the hanger a little longer to reach the sentiment!

Next I used MISTI to stamp the Season's Greeting,  which is from Shirley's Layered Holly set.  Added Wink of Stella to the ornaments and white twine bows with silver brads from my stash.

I wanted more glitter and remembered my SU Red Glimmer.  I added as a glittery frame after die cutting the Stitched Rectangle frame.  Then attached to my SU Thick Whisper White Card Base with Fun Foam and Done!  So fun using stamps for a creative way..thanks to Shirley's Inspiration.

Hope you get to play along with our CAS Mix Up November Challenge.  You have until the 24th to play along.  Be sure and check out the DT and our Guest Designer Robyn's awesome cards.  Happy Holiday Stamping my friends.  Hugs...

Adding to STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes .

STAMPlorations Spotlight Project: Shirley's Layered Stamp Sets.


STAMPlorations CAS Nov. Anything CAS..no Twist



Supplies
Stamps: STAMPlorations "Layered Snowman" and  'Layered Holly"       '
Paper: Strathmore Bristol.  SU Thick Whisper White
Inks: Brushos: Scarlet, Emerald Green and Brilliant Blue. Archival Black
Accessories: MISTI. Craft Mat, spritzer, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle die, Brads from stash, SU White Twine.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Day 9 Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll & Friends!

Loll's Day 9 Twelve Tags of Christmas!

Loll's Guest Designer today is the Amazing BozenaA (ArtCardBox)!
Be sure and check out Loll and BozenaA's Elegant Tags!


Here is my Snow Flurries "Layered Snowman" Tag!

I have had so much fun creating with Shirley's (shirley-bee's stamping stuff) new layered stamp sets.  This time I used her Layered Snowman and actually made a snowman:-)  

I started with a #8 Manila tag sponging with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  
It was darker than I wanted so covered with a light layer of White Gesso medium.

Placed tag in MISTI and stamped the body and head solid stamps using Archival black on the edges.
Next I watercolored with SU Smoky Slate using aqua painter.
Then stamped the body and head with the lined stamps using Archival Black ink.

The fun part was adding my snowmans accessories...lined arms, coal buttons, eyes and carrots and top hat!  The hat I fussy cut! I used only the lined arm stamps and the rest of the accessories I used both the solid and lined stamps.

I finished my tag with the CUTplorations Stitched Snow Hills Dies, Snow Flurries Sentiment stamped with black ink and SU snowflakes embellishments (ret) and SU ribbon and twine.

The Guidelines for the challenge are that it must be a mixed media Christmas Tag (any style/any size),  which includes stamping, plus at least two mixed media elements (techniques or products).

There will be samples by Loll and her Guest Designer every day until the 17th,  but you have until the 24th to link your tags to the challenge.  It is so great to get tags done ahead of the holidays!

Happy Holidays my friends, Hugs..Adding to STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes.


Supplies:
Stamps: Layered Snowman by Shirley for STAMPlorations.  Snowman and sentiment.
Paper: Ranger #8 Manila Tag. SU Thick Whisper White 
Inks: Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Hickory Smoke and Faded Jeans.  Archival Jet Black. SU Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango.
Accessories: MISTI. CUTplorations Stitched Snow Hills Dies. SU papersnips, snowflake embellishments (ret), fine tip glue pen and white twine and ribbon (ret). Goldens white gesso.