August 29, 2014

Love is a Canvas - Bloggers Challenge:Buttons

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Back to School Challenge!  The challenge this week is Buttons.

My card features products from Our Daily Bread Designs, and includes a sneak peek of a few of the NEW products being released on Monday, September 1st.


The quote is from the NEW Stitches stamp set (to be released on Monday), stamped in Espresso on Vanilla card stock and die cut using one of the dies from the ODBD Custom Vintage Flourish Pattern Die. The stamped panel is layered on an Espresso panel that was die cut using the ODBD Custom Antique Labels and Border Dies. The beautiful papers are from the ODBD Soulful Stitches Collection, and the doily is from the ODBD Custom Doily Dies, these two products are also part of the September Release!  I've also added an Espresso Border die cut using the ODBD Custom Beautiful Borders Dies, and the scissors under my Button are die cut from Espresso card stock using the scissor die in the ODBD Custom Apron and Tools Die. After the scissors were die cut and embossed, I rubbed on some Metallic Rub Ons to give an aged metal look. To further embellish I added the Button, Vintage Brown Seam Binding and Zva Creative Crystal Pearls.

Details:
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Stitches
Ink - Espresso, Ranger Gathered Twigs
Card Stock - Espresso, Vanilla
Other - ODBD Custom Vintage Flourish Pattern Die/Antique Labels and Border Die/Doily Die/Apron and Tools Die, Soulful Stitches Paper Collection, Ink Blending Tool, Dimensionals, Vintage Brown Seam Binding, Metallic Rub Ons, Big Shot, Button, Glue Dots, Stick Pin, Zva Creative Crystal Gems, Scor-Pal

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Button Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

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August 27, 2014

Friends Forever - Artistic Outpost DT August Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Design Team August Blog Hop! Each month, the fabulous designers at Artistic Outpost showcase projects created with various Artistic Outpost stamp sets/Themes, this month, the DT Blog Hop theme is Designers Choice.

I created a Mixed Media card using the Artistic Outpost Paperboy, Generation Redux and Chalk It Up stamp sets.



To create my background panel, I used the Gelli Plate, stencils from Just A Trace and The Crafters Workshop along with DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Coastal Waters, Flamingo, Cotton Ball and Orange Sherbet to print on top of a piece of My Mind's Eye pattern paper.  Once the background was dry, I stamped images from the Generation Redux stamp set in Black Archival, and added circles to the background using Gesso.

The trio of girls is from the Paperboy stamp set, stamped in Black Archival on White card stock, and masked with Eclipse Tape, then stamped with one of the images from the Generation Redux set. To add color to the image, I used STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils. The words are from the Chalk It Up set, stamped in Black Archival on scraps of the printed background.  The fishtail was cut from scraps of the printed panel and Black card stock using Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Pennants Die.

You still have a few more days to play along with the Show us your AO Art Challenge for a chance to win an Artistic Outpost Gift Certificate.  Click here for more details, we would LOVE to see what you have been creating with AO stamps!

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Generation Redux, Chalk It Up, Paperboy
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Pink, Black, White
Other - Spellbinders Circle Dies, Big Shot, Ink Blending Tool, Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Pennants Die, My Mind's Eye pattern paper, Gelli Arts Plate, DecoArt Americana Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint (Coastal Waters, Orange Sherbet, Flamingo, Cotton Ball)/Gesso, Eclipse Tape

Looking for more inspiration using Artistic Outpost stamps, you can see the other designers projects on the Artistic Outpost Blog, or click on their names below to visit their blogs:


Terry * Tracy * Gerrie *  Lisa (you are here) * KateLinda

Don't forget from now through Saturday, August 30, 2014, 11:00PM EDT, you can save 20% on ALL Artistic Outpost stamp sets when you use code DOGDAYS at checkout! Details can be found here.  AO's parent company, Our Daily Bread Designs and sister company, North Coast Creations are also having a sale this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

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August 25, 2014

For You - MOJO360

Happy Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday! Inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, I used Authentique paper along with Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Gift stamp set to create my card.  If I keep up at this pace, I might actually have my cards done and in the mail before Christmas!


Details:
Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Gift
Card Stock - White, Black
Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Cherry Cobbler, Olive
Other - Tim Holtz Snowflake Alterations Embossing Folder, White Seam Binding, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Ink Blending Tool, Spellbinder Petite Oval Dies, Big Shot, Button, Authentique Believe pattern paper

Thanks so much for stopping by, for more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration, be sure to visit the other Design Team Members: 
 Connie • Lynn • Maria 

Have a wonderful week!
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August 22, 2014

Back to School in Style - Bloggers Challenge


Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Birthday Challenge!  The challenge this week is Back to School (open to your interpretation).

Every girl needs a trendy new purse for the new school year....some need a few!  I used SVG Cuts Luxury Handbags Kit, My Mind's Eye and Bo Bunny pattern papers and the Silhouette Cameo to create these cute Hobo style purses.


While I don't have girls, I thought they'd make cute gifts for my boys girlfriends as they are both headed back to college this week. 


Bo Bunny Pattern Papers

My Mind's Eye Pattern Papers


Details:
SVG Cuts Luxury Handbags Kit (Hobo Style Purse)
Paper - Bo Bunny and My Mind's Eye pattern paper
Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Silhouette Cameo, Scor-Tape, Brads, Buttons, Twine, Ink Blending Tool, Glue Dots

Additional Challenges Entered - Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Back to School, CCEE1434 - Back to School

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August 21, 2014

A Life without Dreams


I have another Mixed Media card to share today using my well loved Julie Nutting Doll stamp.  All pattern papers are from Prima, I pieced together a few papers for the background panel and applied DecoArt Modeling Paste to a stencil and stenciled the top left panel. Using a "stitch" stamp from Unity, I added the faux stitching using Ranger Black Archival Ink.  The Julie Nutting Doll is stamped on scraps of Prima pattern paper, then I paper pieced her shoes, dress and bow.  The sentiment is from Ranger, stamped in Black Archival on scraps of the pattern paper.  The doll and sentiment are adhered to the base card using Decou-Page.  I applied DecoArt Gesso to the top of a paint cap to randomly add the circles to the background.

Details:
Stamps - Prima (Julie Nutting Doll), Ranger (Dylusions line), Unity (Stitch)
Card Stock - Pink, Black
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - DecoArt Gesso/Modeling Paste/Decou-Page, The Crafters Workshop stencil, Prima pattern paper, Ink Blending Tool

Challenges Entered - Mixed Media Challenge #3 Stencils with Modeling PasteEcletic Paperie - EmbossingSimon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

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