Monday, February 27, 2012

Stamp and Create Stampavie Product Spotlight

This weeks product spotlight at Stamp and Create is Stampavie Stamps. All stampavie stamps except for the upcoming CHA 2012 release are on sale!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show...One more go.

I decided to have nother go at my Simon Says Stamp and Go, Take your pick London Paris or New York. I am learning that smaller is better when it comes to mixed media. I took the same elements that I used in yesterdays piece and took it down a few inches. I stamped and then scanned the quote so I could shrink it to stick in an Ornate frame. The crown is made from Grunge board and painted with Gold Acrylic Paint.

Still having issues with my camera. I am not liking my fuzzy pics.

This is going for 2 challenges:

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mixed Media experiment....

 I need waaaaay more practice at this mixed media stuff.

I learned about the Simon Say Stamp and Show Take Your Pick London, Paris or New York challenge on this post by Shelly. Then another Heidi told me about it by leaving a comment on my recent London Calling Post. But that project didn't qualify for the challenge since it was posted prior to that challege being announced. I loved all the techniques that Candy used in her Gorgeous Cherrio Creation, especially the Union Jack Background. So I got inky. I tried various types of inks on my Artistic Outpost Union Jack, acrylic, distress reinkers, my new distress markers. I scanned them and resized to fit on this 6"x6" canvas board. Glued it on, covered with antique linen stain. I took one of the Union Jacks, cut it out with the Love Struck Heart and covered it with Rock Candy Crackle. I stamped various other images from Tim Holtz and Artistic Outpost. I'm not too keen on the final result. The Lions look too fuzzy. I took Ranger Silver adhesive paper, stuck it to some thin chipboard and die cut it with a crown sizzix die and embossed it with a swiss dots folder. Added the heart and a smaller crown. (Another entry for the Inspiration Emporium Put a Heart on it Challenge) The numbers were covered with sparkly embossing powder (think Diamonds for the Queens Jubilee). I added the red and white flowers to signify the Rose of England. I do see myself doing a smaller version of this piece. It might turn out better now that I know how various inks work when combined with other inks.

I stocked up on various sizes of canvas boards today so I plan on practising this mixed media stuff more. It is really fun. I love the vintage photos that people use in their creations. But I want to use images that have some significance to me. I went looking through some old family albums and have some pictures I am going to scan for future projects. I will have to break out the old slide viewer since a number of pictures I want are on slides.  I love the image of the girl that Candy used in her project. It reminds me of the Queen's Silver Jubilee back in 1977. I vaguely remember it as I was 4 at the time and do remember seeing the Queen on tour.

Thank you to the Simon Says Stamp and Show team for giving me so much inspiration.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wishes are the Magic

I've got a fun little journal to show you today. I have been having fun altering various Tim Holtz metal embellishments using my Melting Pot and embossing powder. A technique I saw on Tammy Tutrow's blog.  The quote gave me an excuse to add the extra hearts and enter this into the "Put a Heart on it" challenge over at the Inspiration Emporium.

Supplies Use:
Paper: My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side-Two

For the past few years, I have been making cards. Sometime they are given to a specific person, but most of the time they have been put with an envelope, wrapped in a plastic protective bag and then put in a bucket to be sold. I did one craft show last November and sold 1 card to a family friend. I have sold a few in my Etsy store.  I have decided to take a break from card making and try my hand at other creative forms of paper crafting and also spend some time refocusing on othe areas of my life. I am envisioning this journal as an art journal to help guide me through the next several months. I still love (and plan) to colour all of those cute images, most of which I buy from Stamp and Create. But instead as ending up on cards, they might end up as a journal page or cute wall hanging.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Stamp and Create Product Spotlight......

Welcome back to Stamp and Create!
A quick reminder that today is a postal holiday.
All order that were placed this weekend will ship out on Tuesday.
We are back this week with a new Product Spotlight Sale and Weekly Candy.
Now we have a new Weekly Candy...
**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create's Store Logo in the side bar of your blog and link it to
The candy end Sunday, Feb 26th at 7pm EST
And now we have the Product Spotlight Sale of the week...
This week all Paper are sale 25% off!
Due to the weight of the paper, this sale is going to be LIMITED to US customers only!
Any international orders will be subject to increased shipping costs.
The amazing design team have created some gorgeous samples using some of the papers on sale this week...
I added 2 hearts to it so I can enter my card into the Inspiration Emporium "Put a Heart on it Challenge"  My third entry...can you tell I really want the prize!
I am not sure why my picture is fuzzy...I need to investigate.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Rule Britannia

I'm Back with a second Great Britain themed project. I had so much fun making my London Calling project, I kept on going. I used the Penny Black Houses of Parliment stamp and added the title of the song Rule, Britannia! I love the little Union Jack tooth pick flags I found online.  I probably should have made my roses using grunge paper, but I don't like using it because it gives me a headache. I am in the process of airing it out to reduce the smell. Hopefully, I will be able to use it more frequently! This is my second entry for the Inspiration Emporium "Put a Heart on It" Challenge.

Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Crown from Mini Ornates Stamp Set
Distress Inks:Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood,
Distress Stains:Fired Brick, Faded Jeans
Christmas Red Stickles
Penny Black Houses of Parliment
Wild Orchid Flowers
May Arts 1/2" White Crinkle Ribbon
Scor Tape
Glitter Ritz Fine Glitter: Regal Red, Canadian Blue, White

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London Calling

2012 is a great year to be English! The Queen is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee (marking 60 years on the Throne!) and London is hosting the 2012 Olympics!  I see a lot of Union Jacks in my future!

I love the new London 2012 stamps by Penny Black. I used two of them in this 5"x7" wall hanging. I got the idea for the Union Jack Heart from this post by Shelly Hickox. First, I placed an order for the London Underground stamp set from Artistic Outpost. But I wanted to get crafty immediately so I created my own Union Jack using Scor Tape and various colours of fine glitter.  I die cut the heart using a sizzix tipsy heart die. I then used her Glitter UTEE technique she demonstrated in this post on her blog.   I love how the heart turned out! I also love the Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon Tape I made to look like pictures a tourist would take around London. I got the idea from Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas 2009 Day 9.


Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz:
Distress Stains:Fired Brick, Faded Jeans
Black Soot Core'dinations
Penny Black Double Decker Bus
Penny Black Tower Bridge
Copic Markers
Wild Orchid Flowers
May Arts 1/2" White Crinkle Ribbon
Sizzix Tipsy Heart
Scor Tape
Glitter Ritz Fine Glitter: Regal Red, Canadian Blue. White

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Will it be a Boy or a Girl?

Over at Stamp and Create the Product Spotlight is on Babies! I have a cousin whose wife is expecting sometime in February. I made two cards since they don't know is the baby will be a boy or a girl. I can sell the extra one in my Etsy Store :-)

For these two baby cards Heidi used Popcorn the Bear Bundle of Joy. The paper is Prima Marketing Pixie Glen. She also used, May Arts Silk Ribbon in  Light Blue and Pink, Melissa Frances With All My Heart Resin pieces painted with cream acrylic paint, Kaisercraft Coconut mini paper blooms, Flower spacers #2 and baby carriage charms.

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Stamp and Create Valentine's Day & Love

Over at Stamp and Create, we are back with a new Monthly Challenge!!
The new challenge is:
Valentine's Day / Love

Once random participant will win a $25 Gift Certificate to Stamp and Create.
The new Product Spotlight Sale at Stamp and Create:
This week all Valentines/Love designs are on sale up to 25% off!!

I also made this Valentine's Day Tag using High Hopes The Love Bandit and Whimsy Love Mini Tickets cut out with the Whimsy Shapeology Mini Ticket Die. The paper is Echo Park Yours Truly. She also used C.C. Designs Cutters Heart and Scalloped Heart Die, Sew Easy Fancy Floss Bakers Twine Neutrals and Primary, a Heart 2 Charm. I made the hearts using Melissa Frances With all my Heart Resin ornamants and ice resin. You can read about how I made them on this post.

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