My stamping adventures

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tea and sympathy

stamps used:  teapot hand carved, saying MFP
I carved this teapot years ago, and decided it was time to bring out my box of carved images to life again.  I used the pink rubber that you can get at the craft stores in the art section.  
Here is a photo of the teapot and some other tea related images I carved.  I've used different materials over the years for carving as you can see in this photo.  so get out your carving tools and rubber and carve away!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Yeti for Christmas?

stamps used:  MFT (My Favorite Things)
supplies used:  decorative papers, circle dies, Prisma color pencils
If you are like me you have a baggie full of cardstock scraps and another baggie full of decorative paper scraps.  admit it ... you do ... just like me.  
For these cards I got out those baggies and made some Christmas cards with a new (new to me) stamp set from MFT called Beast of Friends.  I saw it and just couldn't resist it.  
No real dimensions for the cards because I was trying to use up my scraps needless to say I still have full baggies but did use up some of the scraps.  The yeti is colored very simply with Prisma color pencils ... just wanted to add a little color and yes, I did do one of the Yeti's with a green face!  I just had to ... it wouldn't be me if I didn't do something green!  hope you like these easy peasy cards.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

can you take it?

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.
supplies:  SU ribbons, candle
I know more soot stamping!  but I can't help myself ... once I get hooked on a technique I have to take it to it's limits.  I think this will be enough for now, because I need to finish up my Christmas cards.
For written instructions go to this post here ... for video go to this post or go to my you-tube channel .  I will be showing holiday or winter cards soon.  thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Glitter cardinal

stamps used:  MFP, JustForFun stamps
supplies used:  acetate, glitter, pattern papers
1.  stamp bird with Staz-On black ink on acetate.  allow to dry a few minutes.
2.  on back add glitter glue and glitters.  allow to dry for at least an hour.
3.  layer glittered piece on cardstock.
4.  adhere pattern papers and glitter piece to card.
5.  stamp and cut out saying on separate piece of cardstock.  layer on colored cardstock and tape to card.
6.  add ribbon if desired.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Soot stamping with video

stamps used:  Unity Stamp co.
supplies used:  candle, glossy cardstock, ribbon/twine, pattern paper
Some more soot stamping to show you and a video, too.  The video is short and sweet just so you can see how you actually do the soot stamping technique.  For basic written instructions go to this blog post.  
Now on to the video here in this post or at my you-tube channel.
enjoy and if you do this technique show me what you did.
come back again soon.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.
This is an adorable turkey and I had a lot of fun making these cards.  I created circle cards using die cut circles...did some paper piecing on the feathers of the turkey...colored him with my Prisma color pencils.  For me this was an easy card but fun!  Oh yes, since it was an unusual size card I ended up making my own envelopes on the envelope maker...stamped a steaming hot pie on it and called it a day.
Enjoy your day or week with family and friends this Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Art journal week #40 Triangles and #41 Halloween

wk #40 (left side) Triangles
stamp used:  Just For Fun faux post cube
Stamped the triangle side three times to create a fun tree.  drew in a tree trunk, added some color with Pebbles chalks.  Oh, yes also drew a snow hill at the bottom of each of the trees and sponged on some more of the chalks.  easy peasy!
wk #41 (right side) Halloween
stamps used:  Just For Fun
stamped the spider web with grey ink down the page making sure to connect each one.  spiders were stamped with black ink along with "Beware"...Happy Halloween was stamped with grey ink.  The coffin was stamped on brown cardstock then fussy cut ..... stamped the bones hand on white cardstock and fussy cut them, then glued them inside the coffin.  glued the coffin with bones hands on the journal page.  got out a blending tool and added some dark spooky color along the page to finish it off.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Soot stamping

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.
Krylon Clear Matte finish spray
glossy cardstock
basic instructions:
1.  burn surface of glossy cardstock with candle.
2.  stamp dry stamp into soot.
3.  remove stamp to reveal the image on card.  the dry stamp removes soot.
4.  spray card in a well ventilated area or outside with Krylon spray.
5.  allow to air dry and repeat step #4.
6.  finish card with ribbon and cardstock.
come back soon for more soot stamping.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Art Journal week #38 Abundance and #39 Changing seasons

wk #38 (left side) Abundance
stamps used:  Penny Black
Stamped the saying in the bottom corner first then got out some fun bright color inks, and randomly stamped the butterflies.  simple and sweet.
wk #39 (right side) Changing seasons
stamps used:  Stamps by Judith leaf, Fred Mullett maple leaves, Stamp Francisco face, SU leaf w/punch
The square on the bottom with face and leaves is left over from another project so I figured why not use it!  stamped the leaves along the left side just for fun.  all the words are hand written.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Stamp on silk

stamps used:  Unity stamps
Was going through my stash and found some silk scarves so figured ... why not? ... stamp on them ... so ... I did!  
Got out acrylic paints and went to town just stamping randomly on the scarf.  For the top scarf I just stamped images with acrylic paints then added ribbon and beads to the ends.  The bottom scarf I found some fabric color wash sprays and sprayed the white scarf.  It's a little dark but that is because of the color washes.  After it was dry I again stamped images with acrylic paints ...... added ribbon and beads to the ends and they are done!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Art Journal wk #36 Wing It and #37 Trash to treasure

week #36 (left side) Wing It
stamps used:  Joggles bird, MFP wings/sayings
week #37 (right side) Trash to treasure
I have been very bad with sharing my art journal pages from the weekly challenge I am participating in for the year.  So it is time to start playing catch up here.
wk #36 Wing It page
first I stamped the wings with grey ink a few times on the page.  blended some color with distress inks on separate piece of cardstock and over stamp the wings on it.  fussy cut the wings and adhered to the page.  stamped bird on separate piece of cardstock, added some color with blending tool and distress inks.  stamped the bird a second time on some pattern paper and did some paper piecing.  set her (the bird) aside stamped bigger wings on some of the left over cardstock I blended distress ink on to and fussy cut the big wings out and adhered to page.  adhered bird over the big wings.  stamped a couple of the sayings on the page and called it a day for this page.
wk #37 Trash to treasure
Now for this page I did all die cuts I had left over from other projects.  simple but to the point.
I have a small plastic container on my table with left over pieces ... whether they are die cuts, stamped images or whatever....and I have them in front of me so if I need it I have it.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Paper piecing and more

stamp used:  Unity stamp co.
Stamped Unity Constance Angie girl with VersaFine black ink on white cardstock then stamped her again onto pattern paper and cut out sections or the whole image to paper piece it onto the stamped girl on the white cardstock.  Paper piecing is a simple and easy way to add color and patterns to an image.  add some twine or ribbon for extra dimension and I also did some spot coloring with my Prisma color pencils on one of the cards.  Oh yeah, did I forget to mention I made them into circle cards.  To do that just place circle die on a folded piece of cardstock.....what you do is place the circle die hanging off the folded edge just a little so when you die cut it, it stays a folded card just in the shape of a circle.