My stamping adventures

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Audition post for Sin City stamps

I'm applying for a spot on Sin City stamps co.  They want to see at least five examples of my work/art past and present so I'm going to show my favorites over the past year with links to original posts.
shaving cream technique uses foam shaving cream, re-inkers, combs for stirring and a lot of imagination.
this is a fun technique with everyday supplies.  you can see more here on this post and here including a video showing and explaining how I created these fun backgrounds.

stamping on kraft cardstock and coloring with Prisma color pencils.  I like to use lots of colors when coloring with my Prisma color pencils to create a feeling in the card.
see examples of my coloring on this post , here, and here.
pop-up card - there are all kinds of pop up cards and I like to try them all.
check out this simple pop up  I did a few years ago.  another ice day pop up card.
using stipple brushes or blending tools make beautiful backgrounds.  stipple brushes and blending tools are "tools" to make all kinds of different backgrounds and manipulate all types of inks.
In the seahorse card I used stipple brushes for the blue watery background.  You can see more on this card here.   check these Halloween cards in this post to see how I blended all the colors in the background and please watch the video.
shaker cards are fun and interactive cards.  you can fill them with just about anything from glitter, sequins, charms and even candy!
see more shakers here
there are so many styles of sliders as in this example, it uses pennies for weight to make the image spin.  there is also what I call the old fashion slider in which you use a ribbon to pull the image across the card.
more sliders here  
I hope these examples show my talents in stamping so I may be considered to be on the Sin City stamps design team.  good luck to all that apply.

Twisted triple time stamping with video

stamps - MFP stamps
inks - Ranger and SU
I thought it would be fun to bring back the technique Triple time stamping with a twist.  The twist is just that ... the cards are placed in a twisted fashion on the card.  I think it is a fun change on this technique that has been around for a few years.  what do you think?  
please watch video at the bottom of this post or at Sue Wisniewski - YouTube
cream cardstock layers - 2 x 3 1/4, 3 x 4 1/4, 4 x 5 1/4
goldenrod layer - 2 1/4 x 3 1/2
purple layer - 3 1/4 x 4 1/2
base card (before folding) - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2

Saturday, November 26, 2016

One more Thanksgiving wish

Here's another fun Thanksgiving card I made to wish:  pumpkin spice and everything nice!  I do like that fun owl with blue bird on his head for good luck but that saying is the best.  ☺
card details:
stamps - Unity stamp co.
prisma color pencils

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family.  I made cards early in the month then forgot so they didn't get sent out till just this Monday.  Hopefully they found their way on time.  I'm thankful all year for my family and friends.  still have those adorable HouseMouse running around that are colored with Prisma color pencils.  the other two designs use decorative pattern papers and punches.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Ice days are here!

Yes, the ice has arrived here in CT.  they had to close one of the bridges .... yesterday, I think it was.  I didn't have any where to go so not sure which day.  sometimes I go for days without needing to go out but in this day and age with all the electronics you hear about things almost immediately. that's how I found out....facebook.  Anyway thought this card is appropriate for the occasion.  It's a pop up card with the igloos and penguin fussy cut and mounted to mountains of snow and ice.  all images from Starving Artistamps  what I like about these stamps (not affiliated with company just like them) is that they are deeply etched red rubber.  sometimes you just have to get out the rubber.  today most of the stamp sets are clear so you have to make sure you have a cushion to stamp, or specific ink so it doesn't hurt the stamp ... BUT with rubber you can just stamp, have fun, and not worry about anything.  rubber hold up to most everything.  guess you can tell I'm a fan of red rubber stamps opposed to clear stamps.
today it's a little cold but seems to be ice free so go out and have fun.☺

Friday, November 18, 2016

Published in RSM

Playing with Tags. Stampers transformed tags in a variety of shapes and sizes, creating artwork that's sometimes unexpected, sometimes amusing, and always a joy to experience. Sharing techniques and inspiration, this section may have you joining the tag-making bandwagon. The tags send colorful and positive messages. Tag on!
 Have a great day by Sue Wisniewski. (Stamp credits: All—Just for Fun.)

It's a kick to be published in a magazine and this time is no different.  My tag is the one with the houses and all the distress inks.  Please if you get a chance check out RSM magazine to see my tag and all the other great tags including my friend Wanda's tag which is on the same page with mine...  see more of her art here .

Thursday, November 17, 2016

watching the super moon

Well, like everyone this week our furry little HouseMouse went out to view the super moon.  I have to say it was a beautiful moon.  These two cards are simple but effective.....don't you think?  I used my favorite coloring medium which is ... if you keep up with my blog then you know it's Prisma color pencils.  Used the same colors on both cards but the only difference is the color cardstock...kraft is deep and luscious look...white is more dramatic and bright.  which is your favorite?
This stamp is from a company called Stampa Rosa that is unfortunately out of business but I believe the company Stampendous has picked some of the HouseMouse designs which is great.  I've always liked these little critters. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Peek a boo gate fold

here's a look at a what I believe is called a Peek a
boo gate fold card.  Basically what I did is fold a card into a gate fold then trim off a little for the peek a boo section.  It is fun to open and reveal the hidden image. did some coloring with color pencils.
stamps by Bart's Ink (out of business but still favorite of mine for quirky images)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Postcards in the mail

I stopped making postcards for a while but I'm back making them!  and I'm having lots of fun doing it.  these postcards are going out in the mail to Love Notes group I belong to on facebook.
I used lots of different stamps ... a couple from Unity stamp co. , TH birdcage die and even a photo of a grave stone from our local cemetery walk we did a couple of weeks ago.  hope they are enjoyed by all that get them.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


did a couple of simple cards.....stamped HouseMouse image then colored with ..... if you read my blog ..... my favorite coloring medium is Prisma color pencils.  I find with color pencils I can layer colors to add dimension to my images.  what is your favorite coloring medium?

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!  
have fun and be safe.
used the swirly bird stamps and dies again on these cards.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Almost Halloween

 Only a couple more days till Halloween when the children put on their costumes and have fun ... trick or treating.  Here are a couple of HouseMouse cards that I colored with my favorite coloring medium...Prisma color pencils.   Like it says on the card ... have a spooktacular Halloween!