Friday, 13 January 2017

STAMPlorations Tutorial~ Fun with Smooshing!

Good afternoon crafty friends, I'm over on the STAMPlorations blog today with a fun tutorial for a Bookmark using the "Smooshing" Technique. 

I've laminated it to make it durable so it holds up to my book travels. ;o)
You can catch the full step-by-step tutorial here.  


Sunday, 8 January 2017

STAMPlorations~ January Challenge!

Happy Sunday crafty friends! It's that time again...
A new challengestarts today at STAMPlorations! :o)

The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card! Just remember you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. You have until the end of the month to play!   

Here are some ATC's I made using ARTplorations  Stained Glass stencil and STAMPlorations Art MarksBold Sentiments: Create Bold sentiments:Explore stamp sets.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper that I had dipped into water with alcohol inks. I then blended over the Stained Glass Stencil in Mermaid Lagoon, Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks. I stamped randomly with stamps from the ART MARKS set and then sentiments from the CREATE and EXPLORE Bold Sentiments set in Jet Black Archival Ink. I finished with some Washi Tape and Ebony Black NuvoDrops. My finished ATC's were then matted to black cardstock as I love how it grounds and makes the design bolder. 

Here's a closer look at them:

ARTplorations: Stained Glass

There, we are another fun make using the fabulous stamps and stencils from STAMPlorations. :o) I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty and join in our challenge. 

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The Perfect Blend

Good Morning and happy Wednesday Friends!

Today, I'm here to share a lil' card I made using the Stampin' Up! "Perfect Blend" Set.
Here is my card:
I started with a piece of watercolor paper and blended Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. I added some water droplets  and stamped dots in Vintage Photo for some added texture. 

I then stamped the Coffee Cup in Vintage Photo and the sleeve in Mowed Lawn and used my Waterbrush Pen to blend. I fussy cut them out and added coffee beans to the sleeve....Mmmmm Coffee!! I adhered the cup onto my card and finished with the fun sentiment in Walnut Stain and some washi tape. 

and here's the inside of my card with just the coffee beans.

Thanks for stoppin' by and I hope I've inspired you to grab a cuppa and get Crafty!