Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Stampin' Two Days in a Row!

I was able to stamp another card today! I am so excited...maybe I can get more creative! This is last weeks Splitcoast Color Challenge and today's Sketch Challenge.

Here are the links to both... and It is a pretty simple card, but I was able to play a bit and that is all that matters to me! The colors were Barely Banana, Wild Wasabi, & Blue Bayou. Of course, I went to look in my cardstock file and I was really low on the Barely Banana so I won't be able to use this as a January stamp camp, unless I order it today... I used some Crystal Affects to add something to the Banana Blossoms...not sure if you can see it. If i could do it again, I would add a background stamp to the Barely Banana. Thanks for looking and let me know what you think!

Finally Got to Stamp!!! I was finally able to stamp a little bit yesterday! I stamped the Splitcoast Color Challenge. Here are the details if you would like to know... Anyway, the colors were Rose Red, Apricot Appeal and Sage Shadow. So I decided to pull out my new set...Time Well Spent...and put a card together. I left the card blank so that I could add a sentiment later. I used several of the stamps as background on the colors. I didn't use any colors but those specified in the challenge (except for Very Vanilla). I couldn't find my Rose Red marker, so I used the Blender Pen to color in the butterfly. I also sponged Rose Red around the butterfly to make it pop a little more. I hope you like it!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Gifts I Made for C'mas

I made these two tiles for my parents and my brother and his wife for Christmas. My brother and I only exchange gifts for the kids, but I wanted to use some of my talents and give them something for their kitchens.

I was so excited that they turned out the way I wanted! I stamped the images with Black Staz-on and proceeded to sponge the outline of the tile with craft ink. I wasn't even sure if it would work...totally playing here! Well it worked! I wanted an aged look and it seemed to have worked...also gave it an Italian feel...Tuscan colors! Used Really Rust craft ink and a sponge and just kept on going until it looked right. Then I used another sponge and blended in More Mustard. I colored in the images with SU! Watercolor pencils and used the Blender pens to bring the color to life. When it was complete, I sprayed with Krylon spray and popped some felt dots on the back to save the wood.

I hope you like them!

HELLO 2008

I know...I have been MIA...well I haven't been stamping much either! The holidays and family took away my stampin' time! I plan on being back and full strength this week!

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