July 23, 2014

Vintage Santa - MOJO355


When better to start your Christmas cards, than July!  If I keep this up, I may actually have mine ready to mail early, instead of scrambling at the last minute to get them out the door!

Inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, I created my Mixed Media card using one of my favorite images from the Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods plate. I stamped the image in Black Archival on a scrap of Authentique pattern paper, die cut the panel with Spellbinders Circle Dies, then sponged the edges with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to age the panel.  Wanting to add a bit more aging, I applied Ranger Crackle paint, and sprinkled on some Dry Glitter for added sparkle.




The papers from the Authentique paper pad, where a bit bright for my vintage card, so I applied Gesso to a Snowflake Stencil, once dry, I embossed the panel with a Snowflake Embossing Folder, and sponged the raised area with Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.  Again, wanting to age the panels further, I applied Crackle Paint and Dry Glitter.

To embellish, I die cut the fishtail panels using the ODBD Custom Pennants Die from Black card stock and scraps of pattern paper, adhered Black Ribbon with Twine accented with a Poinsettia, and the added the Black scallop border using the ODBD Custom Beautiful Borders Dies.

If you're looking to get a jump start on your Christmas projects, for a limited time you can save 25% on all Christmas/Winter stamp plates at Artistic Outpost.  Click here for more details!  AO's parent and sister companies, Our Daily Bread Designs and North Coast Creations are also having their Christmas in July Sale!

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Black, Kraft
Other - ODBD Custom Pennants Die, ODBD Custom Beautiful Borders Dies, Gesso, Snowflake Embossing Folder, Twine, Black Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Dry Glitter, Ink Blending Tool, Crackle Paint, Poinsettia Flower, Big Shot, Authentique Pattern Paper, Spellbinder Circle Dies

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July 18, 2014

Braver...Stronger...Smarter - Bloggers Challenge meets MOJO354

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Pennants or Fishtails Challenge!  The challenge this week is Quotes.

I love to use Quotes on my projects, today, I'm using one of my favorite quotes from the Artistic Outpost Typography plate.


Inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, I created the layers on my card using Our Daily Bread Designs Blushing Rose Paper Collection, stamping the larger panel with the Artistic Outpost Ephemera Background Stamp, then layering the panels on Espresso card stock.  The quote from the Typography plate is stamped in Espresso on a scrap of the pattern paper, then die cut using Spellbinders Circle Dies and layered on an Espresso Circle.  To embellish I added Zva Creative Crystal Gems, a Mini Rose, Doily, Vintage Brown Seam Binding and die cuts using the ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage Die.

If you didn't hear the news, Artistic Outpost is now open under new ownership!  You can read more details here on the Artistic Outpost Blog!

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Typography, Ephemera Backgrounds
Card Stock - Rose, Espresso, Olive
Ink - Espresso, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - ODBD Custom Fancy Foliage Dies, ODBD Blushing Rose Paper Collection, Spellbinders Circle Dies, Dimensionals, Ink Blending Tool, Zva Creative Crystal Gems/Mini Rose, Vintage Brown Seam Binding

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 Quotes 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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July 13, 2014

For Baby - Bedtime Stories Gift Bag and Card

I was in need of a Gift Bag for a baby gift and a "big brother" card, and thought the Mother Goose Gift Bag and Humpty Dumpty Card from SVG Cuts Bedtime Stories SVG Kit would be just perfect.  I as thrilled with the way these came out, the extra details in the SVG Kits are always perefct!

Both of my projects use paper collections from Graphic 45.  The Humpty Dumpty card using the Old Curiosity Shoppe Collection and the Mother Goose Gift Bag uses the Little Darlings Collection.  All pieces were cut using the Silhouette Cameo.

Here's a closer look at Humpty Dumpty  All pieces are sponged with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  For stability, I cut the card base from Kraft card stock, and then added the pieces from the kit cut from the G45 papers and card stock, popping up some of the panels on dimensionals.


Details:
SVG Cuts Bedtimes Stories Kit - Humpty Dumpty Card
Card Stock - White, Gray, Black, Blush, Kraft
Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Dimensionals, Quickie Glue Pen, Silhouette Cameo, Scor-Tape, Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection, Ink Blending Tool

Here's the Mother Goose Gift Bag

A close up of Mother Goose 


Details:
SVG Cuts Bedtimes Stories Kit - Mother Goose Gift Bag
Card Stock - White, Pumpkin, Black
Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Graphic 45 Little Darlings Collection, Ink Blending Tool, Dimensionals, Quickie Glue Pen, Silver Gems, Dimensionals, Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal

Challenge Entered - Simon Says Monday Challenge - Start from Scratch

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July 11, 2014

Bloggers Challenge - Pennants or Fishtails


Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Red, White and Blue Challenge!  The challenge this week is Pennants or Fishtails (open to your interpretation).

I was going to use Fishtail "dies" for a card project, but opted to go the Mixed Media route, using the Gelli Plate and Fish stamps from Fred B. Mullett.

To create the background panel, I applied DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Coastal Waters, Citron Green and Orange Sherbet to my Gelli Arts Plate, then added the Dottie and Jacks Stencils from Just a Trace, and randomly stamped the fish images from Fred B. Mullett directly onto my plate.  Stamping directly onto the Gelli Plate left more of a "bleached" image when I pulled my print. (Sorry for the dark photo of the pulled print  - but I wanted you to see the results of stamping onto the Gelli Arts Plate.)  Be sure to clean your stamps immediately if you try this so you are not scrubbing paint from your stamps!


Once the background panel was completely dry, I stamped the images again using Ranger Black Archival Ink.



Details:
Stamps - Fred B. Mullett
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Mixed Media Paper, Bermuda Breeze, Black
Other - Brayer, Gelli Arts Plate, DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Coastal Waters, Citron Green and Orange Sherbet, Just A Trace Dottie Stencil, Ink Blending Tool



Don't forget to enter the STAEDTLER Summer Giveaway for your chance to win this fabulous STAEDTLER Prize package! More details can be found here.  



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 Pennants or Fishtails 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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July 10, 2014

STAEDTLER Summer Prize Giveaway

Would you like to win this fabulous STAEDTLER prize package?  

The STAEDTLER Summer Prize Giveaway has a retail value of $30.00 and includes:
  • 12 pc Karat Watercolor Crayons
  •  6 pc Triplus Fineliner Pastel set 
  • 1 package of FIMO air dry clay

Here's how you can enter to win:
Simply create a project, using at least one STAEDTLER product along with any other supplies, then use InLinkz tool at the bottom of my post to add your project.  Projects must be added by July 30, 2014 to be considered for this giveaway. Please no back linking to older projects you may have previously shared on your blog or online gallery. 

When posting on your blog be sure to mention that you are creating your project for the STAEDTLER Summer Prize Giveaway and list the STAEDTLER product(s) you are using.  One winner will be chosen randomly from all entries received on my blog.  The random winner will be posted here on my blog on July 31, 2014, so please be sure to check back to see if you have won! 

Please note that this giveaway is only open to residents in the US and Canada, and is sponsored by STAEDTLER. 

We can't wait to see what you create! 

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