Friday, October 26, 2007
This week's challenge was actually a vintage Halloween image, but I liked the layout so my Whipper Snapper joyful pup was born!
Last weeks challenge was a painted gourd, so I used a C/B image for the background texture and the focal image from Baroque Motiffs.
Considering that I "through" them together within the last hour, I'm pretty happy with both of them :)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I was playing around tonight and came up with this. I'm not sure whether I like it or not!
I know that there is probably a name for this, it isn't a new technique, but I don't know what it's called. So for lack of a better name, here's my "Chalk De-Coloring" directions.
- I started my background on More Mustard C/S.
- I used a cotton ball and "swiped" chalks, quite heavily over it. I used Garden Green and Elegant Eggplant chalks.
- Then I inked up my stamp with VersaMark, stamped the image and "pulled" the chalk back off the C/S.
- "Seal" the chalks with cheap hairspray.
- I finished my focal image by stamping the same stamp into my VersaMark, then onto my Garden Green pad - tada! Instant "embossable" image!
- Then I embossed with clear embossing powder, sponged around it, added the ribbon, and punched out the word with my 3/4" circle punch and matted it onto a 1" circle punch
That's it, whadda think?
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
What about this color combo? One of my favorite color combo's right now is:
So here's the challenge folks, make a card that is done in these colors and let me see what you come up with!
For this card the background is a Cuttlebug b/g (another WishRak wish) the Coffee for the focal image is from the Like it a Latte set (another granted wish.) The "foam" on top is Liquid Applique' that I sprinkled just a touch of glitter on before heat setting it. The cup itself is covered in Crystal effects which I had let dry overnight, but the strangest thing happened when I added the L.A. and heat set it. The dried C.E. began to "bubble" and "texturize" so I just kinda went with the whole thing, I'm really liking all of the texture in this card.
Now...What should I do with this?
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
A few of my friends will be seeing this card in action next week at my monthly technique club.
As all my friends know I've been coveting a Cuddlebug, however it just hasn't been in the budget! So in the meantime I've dusted off my light box and my Brass templates. The background of my focal piece is what I'm calling "Watercolor Rainbow" for lack of another name. I'm sure some other wonder stamper has already done this but I'll share what I did.
- The Celery base is stamped with the Canvas Background stamp.
- The Turquoise layer is Dry Embossed with the Classy Brass Circles Template, then over stamped again with the Canvas Background.
- The Apricot layer is also stamped with Canvas
- The Focal layer is Watercolor paper, which I scribbled all over with my Watercolor crayons, then sprayed with water until it was very wet. Then I just used my fingers to move the color around where I wanted it.
- I then just stamped and embellished as normal!
- Ta Da!!! This all there was to it!
Soon I hope to start posting card and Scrapbook sketch challenges for you, so stay tuned....