Friday, 20 October 2017

STAMPlorations~ Fun with Distress Oxides Tutorial

Good afternoon everyone, Amy here, with a couple tags using ARTplorations Stencil and Distress Oxide Inks. 

I started by applying some Distress Oxide Inks onto a non-stick craft sheet and spritzing with water. Take your Watercolor panel sheet and smoosh thru/dab into the ink colors. Dry in between color layers.

Keep applying colors and layers until you are satisfied with the background.I then splattered the oxides onto my panel with fan brush. Let dry completely.

Use the Manila Tags second larges die to cut out two tags from your panel. Apply Black Soot Distress Oxide thru the Forest of Leaves Stencil.

Cut two pieces of 2x2 white cardstock and two pieces of black cardstock cut at 2.25'x2.25'. Stamp the floral image from the Lotus Love stamp set onto the white cardstock with Jet Black Archival Ink.

Stamp sentiments from Trendy Feathers 2 stamp set using Distress Oxides to bring in color from the background. Adhere your panels onto your tags and embellish with Washi Tape. 

Cut  2 more tags using the Largest of the Manila Tags
from black cardstock and adhere to your smaller tag. Add enamel dots matching the Distress Oxide colors from sentiment onto your image panel and finish the tag with ribbon, twine and button.

Don't forget you can use code STAMPGIRLAMY to save 20% in the STAMPlorations online shop. :o)
STAMPlorations products used:

Other products used: Distress Oxides, Watercolor paper, TH Blending Tool, Non-stick Craft Mat, Water Spritzer, Jet Black Archival Ink, Glue, White & Black Cardstock,  Enamel Dots, Twine, Ribbon, Button 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

TAGplorations~ Coffee for all seasons

Morning crafty friends, I'm back for
The DT has made gorgeous tags for your inspiration, be sure to check them out here and leave them some luv!

This month it's all about FALL and the optional twist is: use Red, Gold and Orange in your tag!

Here's my tag featuring TAGplorations Manila Tags Die along with STAMPlorations Coffee For All Seasons Stamp set. 

I started by spritzing my Largest
Manila Tag with water and layering Twinkling H20's in Orange, Gold and Reds. I then stamped the AUTUMN Coffee image from the Coffee For All Seasons Stamp set onto water color using Memento Sepia Brown ink. Once dry, I colored the main focal images (pumpkin and coffee cup) with the same Twinkling H20's. I layered it onto gold shimmer paper and burlap and adhered to my card with some orange leaves peeking out. 

I finished by embossing the sentiment with Gold EP and adding twine and crochet ribbon from my stash.

There is still time for you to join us for this Month's fun challenge and I can't wait to see your FALL INSPIRED tags!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

STAMPlorations~Sunday Stencil #103

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm sharing ATC's  I made for STAMPlorations Sunday Stencil #103. The designers have created some fabulous mixed media projects to inspire you. You can find them  here so be sure to check them out and leave them some luv! :o) 

Today I used ARTplorations Super Bubbles Stencil along with sentiments from Art Is STAMPlorations Stamp Set. 

I started with a sheet of Watercolor paper and used Distress Paints in Peeled Paint and Abandoned Coral to created my background color. I them used orange and green Posca Pens thru the Super Bubbles Stencil and outlined them with white and black gel pens. I cut my ATC's to 2.25x3.25 to allow for a border and stamped the sentiments using Jet Black Archival Ink. I outlined the main words using White Gel Pen so they popped! I then added some eye washi tape from Jane Davenport and adhered them to black cardstock cut to ATC size (2.5x3.5). Some Black Nuvo Drops finished them off.

Here's a closer look at them. 

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

STAMPlorations~ Motivate Blog Hop!

Good morning crafty Friends, STAMPlorations is having a blog hop to showcase the stunning Typografia MOTIVATE sure to check them all out. 

Prize: One commenter will win their choice of 3..yes 3!! Typografia Motivate stamps! The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers' be sure to comment on all of them!

Winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 17.

That's not all though...all  Typografia Motivate stamps are 5% off during this hop and if you  use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get another 20% that's 25% total....woohoo!! 

 I used Create the Future, Do What You Can and Great Love to create a set of 3 adorable Tags with great motivational messages! 

I started with the largest CUTplorations Manila Tags and covered them with Script DP from Recollections. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age them. I added some Lindy's Stamp Gang "Steampunk Sepia" Starburst Spray for a bit of distressing and added the doily, twine and vintage photos. I embossed the Typografia Motivate Sentiments onto Kraft using Gold, Copper and Champagne Embossing Powders and fussy cut them out. Sequins and Linen Ribbon finished them off. 

Using Create the Future

Using Do What You Can

and lastly, using  Great Love

I sure hope I've helped MOTIVATE you to get crafty today! Don't forget to comment on all the designers makes to be eligible for the prize and have fun shopping using code "STAMPGIRLAMY". 

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

TAGplorations~ Be Thankful

Woohoo! It's the very first TAGplorations Challenge!

Yay! I do love me some tags and now STAMPlorations is featuring a monthly TAGplorations challenge with a theme and optional twist!
This month it's all about FALL and the optional twist is: use Red, Gold and Orange in your tag!

Here's my tag featuring TAGplorations Tags 1Uppercase AlphaLowecase Alpha and Thankful Dies along with STAMPlorations Be Thankful Stamp set. 

I started by stamping the  Be Thankful Image directly onto a Kraft Tag cut from Tags 1 Die set in Memento  London Fog ink. I then colored the image with Prismacolor pencils in reds and oranges. 

I cut out the sentiments from a piece of cardstock I used Fired Brick Distress Oxide to color. I inked the edges of the tag with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a gold button and Orange twine finished off the tag. :o)

I sure hope you join us for this fun challenge and I can't wait to see your FALL INSPIRED tags!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

STAMPlorations~ Choose Happy

We're back! So excited to be starting up the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Monthly Challenge again! 
Just remember to use a stencil in your make (and it cannot be a card) to be eligible to win. 

So here's a tag I made using Weaving ARTplorations Stencil, Dogwood Large and Noteworthy 2 STAMPlorations stamp sets:
I started with a Watercolor Tag which I then used Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides to create my background. I then used same distress oxides on another sheet of watercolor paper and stamped the Large Dogwood image several times and fussy cut the flowers. I stamped the image with Jet Black Archival Ink onto the tag and colored the stem with Brown Posca Pen

I added the sentiment from Noteworthy 2 set and doodled with a white Uni-Ball Gel Pen. I molded the flowers for some dimension with a stylus and added them onto the tag. I love the added dimension this added. :o)

Thursday, 24 August 2017


Hello, crafty friends, I'm here with my last post for Little Blue Button Stamps, It's been such a pleasure working with Olga's adorable images! Thank you Olga for everything! 

Today I have a lil' CAS Card using Miss Lilly Snap Digital Image. 

How cute is she??? 

Here's my lil' card:
I used My Mind's Eye Designer papers and cut out some of the "Photo's" and stamped the Smile Sentiment from a Hampton Arts SC0641 set. 

I colored her with Spectrum Noir Markers and adhered her to my card with 3D foam tape. I also added a little Glossy Accents on her eyes and Camera lens for some added dimension. 

and here's the inside using the same designer papers and stamp set. 

I sure hope I've inspired you today, and Happy Craftin'!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

LBBS~ Donut Worry...

Good morning crafty friends, today I'm super excited to share with you my make for
Here's a lil' tag using Donuts Digital Stamps which is one of the two  new releases this month.You get 2 DELICIOUS Donuts in this little set!

Here is my card:
As soon as I saw this yummy donut, I knew I wanted to make it into a shaped card.
 I printed one copy onto Kraft Paper and one copy onto Neenah Smooth Solar White Cardstock. Before cutting out the one on Kraft paper, I lined up another Kraft sheet and cut out the image. This gave me the backing to the Donut card. I then scored the backing about a 1/2' from the top and used scor-tape to adhere to my card front. 

I colored the Donut Topping on the White CS and fussy cut out, I also added some shading to my donut on the Kraft paper using Spectrum Noir Markers. I edged all the edges with FC Black Pitt Pen and then embossed with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) to give it a GLAZED look. I stamped my sentiment from the Two Paper Divas "Just Donuts" Stamp set (retired) onto Pink CS and adhered across my donut.

There we have it...a fun and delicious shaped card! Be sure to check out the other beautiful creations from the DT and leave them some love!

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today!

Monday, 24 July 2017

LBBS~ Caffeine Please!

Hello, crafty friends, today I have a lil' tag using one of the Cute Panda Images that Olga has in the Little Blue Button Shop!

Isn't he adorable??? 

Here's my tag I made with a background I made using Distress Oxides In Black Soot and Candied Apple:

I highlighted him with some greys in Spectrum Noir Markers and fussy cut him out. I then added some enamel dots in Black Nuvo and used Glossy Accents on his glasses for some added dimension. 
I adhered him to the tag with 3D foam tape
A coffee sentiment from Little Darlings and some Washi Tape finished it off. 

And there we have it, a cute little tag for a coffee loving friend!

I sure hope I've inspired you today. 

Happy craftin'!