Thursday, January 21, 2016

Stampin Friends Lots Of Love Blog Hop

Welcome to Stampin Friends Lots Of Love Blog Hop it's our first hop for 2016!
I hope everyone the enjoyed the holidays with family and friends.
We are so happy to be back sharing our creations with you.

We have a line up of super talented designers and I'm sure you will be wowed!
If you just arrived from Carolina's Blog thank you for continuing with the hop!
If you missed her blog click the Previous button to check out her amazing creations.
We are excited to have three Awesome Guest Hoppers this month that you should definitely check out!

I started this card with a piece of Neenah Solar White 110 lb card stock cut 4 1/4" x 11" folded in half. I stamped my image from Stamping Bella Amanda Is Amazing in MFT black ink and colored it with Copics. My sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Only You and stamped in the same ink

 I used SSS Mini Hearts die and cut hearts from MFT Tickled Pink and Cotton Candy and adhered them to my card..
I think I have a hang up on water color paper.Lately it seems to be my go to paper.
This card obviously was started with it. I stamped my Flamingos from Newtons Nook Flirty Flamingos using Versa Fine Black Onyx ink. Then I masked them off and painted the large a small hearts with Tim Holtz Festive Berries. Love was stamped using Versa Fine Black Onyx. I used MFT Blueprints 13, 24 and 25 to cut each layer with a stitched border. The watercolor piece was popped up on fun foam and I finished putting my layers together.

 For my project  I used Memory Box Plush Heart and Plush Baby Heart dies and cut several valentine felt colors. I also used SSS Mini Hearts and cut some from the same colors. I stitched them together with batting in between, I stitch some accent hearts on and glued others. I stitched loops on the top and strung them on red jute twine which I tied in a knot around each loop to hold them in place.

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I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed my creations. I'd love to hear from you in the comments section and feel free to follow me and checkout my other post. Up next is Mslissa just click the Next button to continue on the hop and see what awesome creations she has in store for you! This is not goodbye but see ya later!

  1. Elizabeth Jeanne 
  2. Steph Jandrow 
  3. Leanne Johnson 
  4. Mandy Reedyk 
  5. Carolina Evans 
  6.  Deana Benson- YOU ARE HERE!
  7. Melissa Thomas
  8. Kirsteen Gil
  9. Kathie Rotti 
  10. Lynn Streifert 
  11. Siara Acdal 
  12. Andrea Tracy-Tucker 
  13. Sarah Devendorf 
  14. Andrea Pancrazio
  15. Kim Smith 
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Embossed Delicate Pretty Poppies

A friend of mine was in a terrible accident. I thought I would make her a card to brighten her day a bit.

I started off with a piece of watercolor paper and heat embossed the flowers from MFT's Delicate Pretty Poppies with WOW Bright White ep. The stems were done with a moss green. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to water color my card front. 

The sentiments are stamped using MFT black ink. I cut the card front and MFT's Lemon Drop piece using MFT Blueprints 24 & 25. Then I dry embossed the water color piece with Anna Griffin's Malelasse embossing folder and mounted my card front on the piece of MFT Lemon Drop card stock. The finished piece was glued to a Neenah Solar White card base.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Laura's Loft Absolutely Inspiring Challenge LLC2

Welcome to our 1st challenge for 2016!
 We hope you have as much fun as we have had creating with the Resist Technique.
I can't wait to see all your creations. 

Laura's Loft is giving away  a $25 gift card to the winner of the challenge!

and a $15 Avery Elle Gift Certificate to the second winner!

To enter to win these prizes go to Laura's Loft Blog and enter your creations in the Inlinkz.
All entries need to be linked through  Inlinkz by 11:55 pm Jan.29, 2016 .
Winners will be anounced Jan. 31, 2016

Here are some of my creations I made using the Resist Technique.

 I started this card with a piece of watercolor paper. I stamped images from Avery Elle More Stories in versa mark.I wanted the bunnies to face each other so I took a piece of quilting template material and stamped the bunny on it. I flipped it over and put it in place and rubbed really well to transfer the reversed image.

 For my resist I sprinkled Wow Bright White embossing powder over my Versa Mark and heat embossed it so it would resist the ink. The sentiment and banner were heat embossed using SU pool party. I painted my background and images with a water brush and SSS inks.
After I finished and it was dry I die cut my finished piece and a piece of MFT Cool As A Cucumber with MFT Blueprints stitched border.
 This card started with a piece of watercolor paper. Then I stamped Altenew Painted Poppies using Versa Mark. I heat embossed these images with Black Embossing Powder to create a resist. I wet the flower areas with a water brush and stamped them using Tim Holtz Candied Apple, Barn Door, and Mowed lawn.

 I water colored the background with Mowed Lawn. my sentiments were curved to go along the stems and were stamped with MFT Black. I finished it with some sequins and mounted it on MFT Wild Cherry and Gumball Green card stock.
This card was also done on watercolor paper. I stamped my images in Versa Mark and heat embossed with WOW bright white ep. Then water colored with Tim Holtz distress inks in Lucky Clover and Blueprint. The sentiment is die cut from black card stock. I added sequins from Design Creative Bling Joyeux Noel mix. To finish I mounted it on a Neenah Solar White card base.
I hope you enjoyed this challenge as much as I did and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations! Its always exciting to see what other people do!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Snowman With Altitude

I've wanted to create something with this snowman for quiet sometime. I just love BoBunny's Altitude collection!

I started with a piece of card stock from the ephemera pack. Then I trimmed down a piece from the 6x6 pad that had snowy words on it. i balled it up then smoothed it out and distressed the edges. To give it that worn antique look I ran the Tim Holtz distress ink ground espresso around the edges and dabbed a paper towel on the pad and lightly brushed it over the front then glued it in place. I applied Lite blue Modelier Creme and Platinum Ferro to the card stock.I distressed the edges of the lets build a snowman and hit it with early espresso.  My snowman was glued down along with the Lets build a snowman and let it snow tags. There were small snowflakes in the ephemera that I placed some clear buttons over. The last touches were using a wonky chevron stencil and applying BoBunny Silver Glitter Paste and some Glossy Accents then coloring the Glossy Accents after it dried with a black copic. The finished card front is mounted on Burgundy card stock.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mix Media Artsy Valentine

Playing with mixed media is so much fun. You can make a mess look beautiful. I just recently started dabbling in this. I think I hesitated getting into this because I don't like not having control, but I found it is so much fun seeing how it all reacts to each other.
I started with a piece of Strathmore water color paper and taped it down. I added Tim Hltz Distress Ink to dry paper (the colors are in the picture below). This was then misted with water. I let it sit while the inks did their work. To help dry it I used a heat tool. Next I chose some rub on images from BoBunny Love Letters Collection and applied them. Then I mixed Tim Holtz Ground Espresso with Ferro Platinum and applied it to my card front. I finished it up by stamping a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Out Loud and mounting the finished piece on SU Bermuda Bay card stock. The more I look at this the more I love it.

Thank you so much for spending time with me. I hope you enjoyed what I created. Check back soon I usually post about once a week. This is not goodbye but see ya later!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Laura's Loft Love Grows Here Shop and Hop

 So happy to be hopping with Laura over at Laura's Loft today. I hope everyone enjoyed their Holidays! We have some wonderful things to share with you today. If you arrived here from Laura's blog I know you enjoyed what she created for you. If not you can click on the previous button below and it will take you there so you can check her out!
We have an absolutely awesome guest designer this month!
     Laura is having a GIVEAWAY and the winner gets this awesome prize!! 
   The details of Laura's GIVEAWAY are at the bottom of my blog.
Let's not forget Christmas Stamps & Dies are 45% OFF and if you spend $75 get $10 off with a coupon code available on Laura's Loft!

I started this card by Water coloring my background on watercolor paper. I stamped the bots from MFT's Bionic Bots with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored them with Copics. I added Clear Wink Of Stella to the girl bot.. I used Simon Says Stamp Sketched Heart die and cut various coordinating card stock which i adhered to my watercolor piece.

 I punched tiny hearts from the same colors. Next I heat embossed my sentiment on a strip of vellum in black Ep. To finish my card I mounted the bots, hearts and vellum then added glossy accents to some of the hearts,

This card started with a piece of Neenah Solar white card stock and some clear contact paper that I die cut 2 different sized hearts out of to use the negative as a mask. After laying the contact paper in place I began stamping different sentiments and music notes from CAS-ual Fridays Love Notes in SSS Hydrangea, Hollyhock and MFT Lavender Fields. After peeling off the mask I heat embossed music notes using Ranger Liquid Platinum ep. I die cut the Treble Clef, Double Note and Heart Note Fri-dies in Black then just the hearts in MFT Silver Sparkle. I adhered these hearts to the notes. I stamped the music score in black ink on vellum. After adhering everything to my cards front I mounted it to black card stock then MFT Periwinkle then SU Pink Passion.

This card was the most fun. I started with a piece of SU Very Vanilla card stock and die cut CAS-ual Fridays Lovely Links to create a background I could do paper inlay on. To get the rest of my pieces I used these same dies and cut SU Sunshine, Pool Party, Real Red and Bermuda Bay. I attacked a piece of Stick It to a piece of Neenah Solar White then attached my Very Vanilla piece and started inlaying the different colors. I die cut Avery Elle Simply Said Love and Simply Said You out of black card stock and adhered them to the front. I finished by mounting this on SU Bermuda Bay card stock.

I wanted to make valentines that would be used and therefor preserved. I die cut Shrinky Dink material using heart dies and Avery Elle Wonky Stitches. I stamped my sentiments using Altenew Super Script 2, Avery Elle Simply Said Love, TGF Flutter Heart and Avery Elle Laurels on the slick side with black Stazon. The matte side I stamped using Avery Elle Laurels, The Greeting farm Flutter Heart and Newton's Nook Newton's Christmas Cuddles. some were stamped with Simon Says Stamp inks and some I colored with copics. I layed then on my metal schim plate and used my heat tool to shrink them. I finished them by hot gluing a magnet to the back.  

1. Laura   
2. Deana Benson - You Are Here!!
5. Emma Hall 
7. Kim

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