October 24, 2014

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Welcome to North Coast Creations October Release! This month, North Coast Creations is releasing two Christmas stamp sets and one Thanksgiving stamp set. Continue reading below to find out how you can win one of two North Coast Creations $10 Gift Certificates good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. 

Today, I'm sharing two cards created with the Santa's List stamp set.

This card also uses the sleigh from Santa's Sleigh stamp set, along with Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Paper Collection 2014 and ODBD Custom Dies (see supply list below).  The images were stamped in Black Archival on Vanilla card stock, colored with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor pencils, blending the color with Gamsol, then additional color was added with Watercolor Markers.

Stamps - North Coast Creations Santa's List, Santa's Sleigh
Card Stock - Black, Soft Sky
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Markers
Other - Gamsol, STAEDTLER Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, Ink Blending Tool, Dimensionals, Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Paper Collection 2014, Spica Glitter Pen, Glue Dots, Silver Cording, ODBD Custom Circle Ornaments Die, ODBD Custom Matting Circles Dies, ODBD Custom Pennant Dies, Button, Silver Gem

My next card also uses the ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2014, Santa is stamped in Black Archival on scraps of the pattern paper, and colored the same way as my previous card.

Stamps - North Coast Creations Santa's List
Card Stock - Black, Soft Sky
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Markers
Other - Gamsol, STAEDTLER Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, Ink Blending Tool, Dimensionals, Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Paper Collection 2014, Spica Glitter Pen

Product available from North Coast Creations:

Product available from Our Daily Bread Designs:

Prize Details:
Two randomly selected winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate to North Coast Creations, good towards the purchase of NCC stamps,  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until October 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win!   Winners will be posted October 27th, on the North Coast Creations Blog, so be sure to check back there to see if you are one of the winners! 

For more inspiration using the October Release you can see the other Designers projects on the North Coast Creations Blog, or visit their blog links below:

Lisa  * Lori * Dawn * Julie * Sandee * Amber * Stacy

For additional inspiration, you can also follow North Coast Creations on Pinterest and "like" them on Facebook!

Thanks for stopping by! 
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Home Decor Fall Leaves - Bloggers Challenge

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Stencil Challenge, I always love to see what other people are creating with stencils, the challenge this week is Fall Leaves.

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons, as I love to watch the colors change on the trees! For the challenge this week, I used real leaves on my Gelli Arts Plate along with DecoArt Paints and stamps/dies from Our Daily Bread Designs to add leaves to a home decor piece.

Here is what my Gelli Print panel looked like after stamping the leaves from the Autumn Blessings stamp set.  The leaves were die cut using the Fall Leaves and Acorn Die, scrunched a bit, then added to the jar using Pop Up Glue Dots.  The verse is from God's Timing stamp set, stamped in Black Archival Ink on Vanilla card stock then die cut with the Vintage Labels Die.  All Autumn and Thanksgiving stamp and Custom Dies are on sale at ODBD through Saturday, October 26th, 2014, click here for more details.

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Autumn Blessings
Ink - Ranger Black Archival
Card Stock - Mixed Media, Vanilla
Other - Brayer, Gelli Arts Plate, Big Shot, ODBD Custom Fall Leaves and Acorn Dies, Deco Art Mixed Media Paint, Leaves Backyard

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 Fall Leaves 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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October 22, 2014

Vintage Santa

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Design Team October 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 Winter or Christmas.

To create my card I used a stamp from the Snowy Woods stamp set along with Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies and pattern paper from the Christmas Paper Collection 2014.  This is one of my favorite Christmas sets from Artistic Outpost, there are three wonderful vintage Santa's, a beautiful Christmas Door, old-fashioned sleigh, presents you can stack on the sleigh, snowflakes and some wonderful Christmas sentiments!  I've made many of my Christmas cards with this set!
I only wanted the Santa on the circle, so I used a SAMJ to stamp the image in Ranger Coffee Archival on a scrap of the pattern paper, then die cut the panel using the Circle Ornaments Die.  I layered my stamped image on a Gold panel that was die cut using the Matting Circles Dies.

To embellish I added a Seam Binding Bow, Gold Cord, Paper Buttons and Dew Drops.  The buttons were cut from the pattern paper and Gold card stock using the button dies from the Matting Circle Dies and the berries from the Peaceful Poinsettias Die.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods
Card Stock - Soft Sky, Brushed Gold
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Gold Cord, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Seam Binding, Dew Drops, Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Paper Collections 2014, ODBD Custom Beautiful Borders Dies/Matting Circles Dies/Circle Ornaments Dies/Peaceful Poinsettias Die, Ink Blending Tool

If you are 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:

Tracy * Terry * Kate * Lisa (you are here) Gerrie * Linda 

Thanks for stopping by!
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October 21, 2014

All Hallows' Eve

I'm excited to share my Halloween projects with today using the Craftwell eBrushstencils, markers, stamps and SVG Cuts Catacomb Manor SVG Kit. I created a coordinating Halloween card, gift box and altered Home Decor piece.

Here's what my project pieces and home decor piece looked like before adding details with the eBrush, stencils and stamps.

Working on a non-stick craft mat for easy clean up, I used the eBrush and the Sharpie Adapter, along with a Black marker from STAEDTLER to add stenciling to the pattern paper panels using the Shattered Glass Stencil.

I used a Silver Fine Tip Sharpie and the eBrush to add the same stencil to the Black card stock panels.

To add color to the skull die cut panels and the Home Decor skull, I used the eBrush with the Sharpie Adapter and Neon Sharpies, spraying the color through a flower stencil.  After the flowers were added, I added more stenciling using the eBrush, Black marker and Shattered Glass Stencil, then randomly stamped a few spiders in Archival Black ink using the Gothic 31 (retired) stamp set from Artistic Outpost.

Here's a close-up of the card, I love the shimmer of the Silver Marker.  I embellished the box and card with Zva Creative Crystal Gems.

When airbrushing the projects, I wanted some of the areas to have flecks of Black, thus the random stray dots you see.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Gothic 31 stamp set
Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Ranger Black Archival
Card Stock - Black, Vanilla
Other - Craftwell eBrush, Sharpie Adapter, Sharpie Neon Markers/Silver Marker, STAEDTLER Mars Graphic Marker, Skull, Dimensionals, Zva Creative Crystal Gems, Tim Holtz Shattered Glass Stencil, Non Stick Craft Mat, Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal, Graphic 45 Pattern Paper, Silhouette Cameo, SVG Cuts Catacomb Manor Kit, Ink Blending Tool

If you missed my post last week, here's the Halloween Jack 0' Lantern I created that coordinates with these projects, it also uses the eBrush and SVG Cuts Fright Night SVG Kit.  More details can be found here.

I hope my projects have inspired you to so some Halloween crafting!

Thanks for visiting today!

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October 20, 2014

Belated Birthday - MOJO368

Happy Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday! Inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, I used Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step 'Lil Elephant and 3 Step Autumn Squirrel stamp sets along with Bo Bunny Paper to create my card.

Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Autumn Squirrel, Muli Step 'Lil Elephant
Card Stock -Vanilla, Espresso
Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Chocolate Chip, Rust, Caramel
Other - Spellbinders Circle Dies/Oval Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Vintage Brown Seam Binding, Twine, Button, Bo Bunny Pattern Paper

Color Recipe:
Squirrel  - #3 Chocolate, #2 Rust, #1 Caramel

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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