Monday, September 30, 2013

Love Deeply




I'm stamping for the Simon Says Monday Challenge: Say It With Stamps. 


My stamp set is by Close To My Heart. Although the stamp set is called Spring, I have used fall colors in my stamping.

I inked the largest flower stamp with several shades of the Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink colors.




The verse on the tag says "All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." - Helen Keller
I used many layers of distress ink on the edges of the tag. It turned out pretty cute, I am happy with the tag and love the verse. - Judy

Supplies:
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Designer Series Archival Ink: Red Geranium, Orange Blossom, Cornflower Blue
Ranger Archival Ink: Monarch Orange, Coffee, Olive
Distress Stains: squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, wild honey, barn door, gathered twigs





Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Stamping On Bark

I saved some of the bark from our River Birch tree and have been stamping on it for this project. The bark is very delicate and fine, it is not a thick bark. Take a look at my hanging art piece.



I started with a piece a corrugated cardboard that I sprayed with several layers and colors of ink using the heat tool between layers. Paints and stains were also used on the cardboard.  The bark was also sprayed with ink but very little Distress Ink was use since the bark was so delicate, I was afraid the bark would tear if I used a blending tool. The bird and branch were sprayed with ink then run through an embossing folder and dabbed with paint.
I used a die-cut on another small piece of bark after I had sprayed the piece with inks. Then I stamped on it and just hoped the stamping would show.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I love the verse: It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see - Henry David Thoreau. 




Additional stamping was done on the larger piece of bark before the assembly of layers of the project. It was so delicate to work with but I am happy with the outcome.












Thanks for stopping by - Judy

Supplies: 
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Mallard, Pumpkin Spice, Tiger Lily 
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists : Heirloom Gold
Dylusions Ink Spray: Squeezed Orange, 
Distress Paint: picket fence, vintage photo, peeled paint
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers: Cloudy Blue, Pool
Distress Stains: vintage photo, gathered twigs
Graphic 45 Stamp & Die Cut
Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection Stampers Anonymous

Challenges:
Simon Monday Challenge: Stamping on anything but plain paper
Ink on My Fingers: Sunday Stamper Week 275 - Hang On Sloopy

Linking to:
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Love Potion Easel Card

The challenge this week at Simon Says Monday Challenge is Embossed. As you know, I have been busy creating projects and I haven't made a single card but today I am making a Halloween card and a small easel so it can sit up.

I dry embossed the checkerboard folder after I inked the inside top portion of it with Watering Can ink (the gray was great to work with). It's one of the new Archival colors. Then after the embossing, I distressed the raised checkerboards with the Orange Blossom Archival. I am so pleased with the look!
The stamps were stamped with clear embossing ink and embossing powders. The two bottles were a mixture of black and green powders, the Love Potion sign was a mix of brown, orange and black powders; the spells book was all black. 

The flying clock was a mix of orange, brown, and black embossing powders. 
The inside and back of the card were finished with additional checkerboard dry embossing and heat embossing powders on the captions, skull, bird cage, and candle. 

 The easel was added to allow the card to stand up, the wings were popped up to hold back the card.

Supplies:
Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders Checkerboard & Cracked Set
Ranger Archival Inks: Watering Can, Orange Blossom and Monarch Orange
Ranger Emboss It Clear Embossing Ink Pad
Ranger Super Find Detail Black Embossing Powder
Zing Embossing Powder: Leaf, Apricot, and Chestnut

Stamps:
Hampton Art - Graphic 45
Inkadinkadoo


Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Embossed


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Halloween Tag

Gosh, selecting a favorite stamping all star could be a tough one but one of my favorites is Stamper Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Apothecary. 


To feature this set, I have created a Halloween tag. 

I used some of my favorite Distress Stains and brayered them on the tag, dried it with a heat tool, then flicked some water on the tab for an interesting effect and again hit it with the heat tool.                                                     The edges of the tag were stained multiple times with Distress Stains.


Happy Halloween was stamped using a Ranger Embossing Pad and Ranger Super Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder.
The skull was stamped using the same process as the Happy Halloween except it was stamped on white paper then cut out and glued on with Glossy Accents. 

The skeleton Chitchat Verbiages was distressed with Distress Stains and added to the tag. 

The rope was frayed, sprayed and added to the tag. I thought it kind of looked like hair.

There you have it my Halloween Tag. - Judy

Supplies:
Distress Stains: Gathered Twiggs, Seedless Preserves and Wild Honey.
Tim Holtz - idea-ology Seasonal Chitchat Verbiages
Ranger Embossing Pad
Ranger Super Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents
Stamper Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Apothecary
Tag

Link to:
Simon Monday Challenge: Stamping All-Stars