Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Peace on Earth!

I so wish for "Peace on Earth" every day of the year!

Another CAS Mix Up December Your Choice Christmas Card!
You have until the 24th to play along.

Here is my final 2017 Christmas Card..Happy Holidays dear friends!
Stamping + Die Cuts, Inlaid Die Cuts and Stenciling.

Another quick and easy CAS design using one of ARTplorations new stencils by Sanna: "Christmas Trees 1" stencil.  

I sponged using Distress Inks: Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn.  
Then die cut using MB Stitched Rectangle die.

I found this beautiful Alcohol ink T.H. Woodland Die tree in my stash.
I die cut a 2nd tree using SU Gold Foil and inlaid
in the alcohol ink tree.

I attached tree with Tombow liquid glue over my stenciled layer.
Stamped and fussy cut my sentiment,
popped up using fun foam onto my main image and Done.

I sincerely wish for Peace on Earth dear friends.
Happy Holidays and Hugs...

Adding to STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes.

STAMPlorations CAS December Challenge: CAS Optional Twist..Gold.

 CUTplorations Dec. Challenge: CUTplorations Photo Inspiration..inspired by tree.

Entering CAS on Sunday #123 Challenge: Christmas!

Stamps: SU Holly Jolly Greetings..sentiment.
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White and Gold Foil CS. Yupo.
Inks: T.H. Distress Inks: Shabby Shutter and Mowed Lawn.  Ranger Alcohol Inks: greens and mixative gold.
Accessories: T.H. Woodlands Dies. MB Stitched Rectangle die. Fun Foam. Tombow glue. 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

CAS Watercolour December Reminder

Our December CAS Watercolour  Reminder Cards.

You will be inspired by our talented DT and Guest Designer Hideko (Papercraft Boutique).
Be sure and visit their blogs for all their beautiful details!

What?  Not a Christmas Card?
I just had to play with my new Sanna Libbert Stencil from ARTlorations.

I was inspired by Shirley's (shirley-bee's stamping stuff) fun card!

Here is my version !

I began by taping down the 4 masked pieces from Sanna's "Senecio 1" stencil/mask 
onto Strathmore Bristol Paper using painter's tape.
Then sprinkled 7 different Brushos onto the paper and spritzed with water.

I used Shirley's tip to use a kitchen paper roll to dab the excess water.
Worked Great!  Then when dry I removed the masks
and die cut with CUTplorations Crazy Running Stitch Die and added my stamped sentiment.

Next I used my 05 Art Pen to draw outlines around the flower images and lines to make them pop!

Next added fun foam to my main image and popped up onto my die cut card front.
I was so pleased with my colorful card thanks to Sanna and Shirley. .
Thank you my dear friends.

You still have until the 24th to play along with our CAS December Watercolour Challenge.  The winners will be announced on the 28th.  Happy Holidays to all!

Adding to STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes.

STAMPlorations Dec. CAS Challenge: No option.

CAS Mix Up Dec. Stamping + 2 Your choice..Die Cuts, Masking/Stencil, Brushos Watercoloring.

Stamps: STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White.  Strathmore Bristol.
Inks: Brushos 7 colors.  Archival Jet Black.  T.H. Distress Ink: Wild Honey.
Accessories:  ARTplorations Sanna Lippert Designs Stencil: Senecio 1 mask. 05 Art Pen, SU spritzer, painters tape, fun foam.

Friday, December 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up December Reminder-Your Choice

Time already for our December CAS Mix Up Reminder Samples
by our Design Team and talented Guest Designer, Ina (Little Bits of Craft).
You will be Inspired!

You still have until the 24th to play along in our last 2017 CAS Mix Up Challenge!

Here is my Christmas Card using Stamping + Alcohol Inks on Acetate with Tissue Paper + Die Cuts.

My card design is a CASE of  This Christmas Card I made in August CASE'ing my girlfriend, Christine.  I have been getting wonderful use out of my Alcohol Inks on Acetate with Tissue Paper backgrounds in my stash.

Check out Loll's Tissue Paper Watercolouring & Techniques Video.

For a Detailed Description of my background click on my link.

I added die cuts for the frame, background, snow bank and trees.
Fun and Easy CAS design for a last minute Christmas card.

Hope you are done or close to being done with your holiday preparations.
Happy Holidays my friends.  Hugs.

I am adding to CAS-usual Fridays CFC189 Dreaming of a White Christmas.

Stamps: STAMPlorations Warm Hands, Warm Hearts.
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Acetate and White Crinkled Tissue Paper.
Inks: T.H. Alcohol Inks..green tones.  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle medium die, ATC Tag Builder die and Stitched Snow Hills Die.  Impression Obsession Fir Trees. SU Fine Tip Glue Pen, dimensionals, rhinestone and retired snowflake.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CAS Mix Up Christmas in the Heart!

Another last minute Christmas Card!

Adding to CAS Mix Up December Stamping + Your Choice.

Here is my Stamping + Stenciling + Heat Embossing and Die Cutting Christmas Card!

Such a quick and easy CAS design using one of ARTplorations new stencils by Sanna: "Christmas Trees 1" stencil.  I sponged using Distress Inks Iced Spruce.

Placed in MISTI and stamped STAMPlorations  Typografia Christmas: Christmas in the Heart 
using Versamark ink.  Then removed from MISTI and heat embossed 
with SU Cherry Cobbler EB powder.

Next Die Cut the piece with MB Stitched Rectangles die 
and framed with SU Cherry Cobbler CS.

Popped up using fun foam onto SU Thick Whisper White CS and Done:-)
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!

You have until the 24th to play along at CAS Mix Up.  Your Choice is perfect for the holidays.  

Adding to STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes.

STAMPlorations CAS Dec Challenge without option.

SSS Blog Monday Challenge: Christmas/Winter Holidays.

Stamps: STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas: Christmas in the Heart.
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler CS.
Inks: Distress Ink: Iced Spruce. Versamark.
Accessories: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die. ARTplorations Sanna Christmas Trees 1 Stencil. sponge blender. SU Cherry Cobbler EB powder and heat tool. EB buddy. Fun foam ($ store).

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!


Adding to Less is More #357 Red & Green.

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

Splitcoaststampers F4A407 Merry December Challenge!

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.

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

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

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.

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 

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.