Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chapel Road Stamps Inspiration

Tonight was really a night for experimenting in my studio, and I came up with this canvas tag. I cut it from my bolt of canvas using the Tim Holtz tag die. Then the fun began. The center panel image is from Chapel Road's da Vinci Botanicals - and was stamped using Staz-on ink. I had just gotten the new Faber- Castell Gelatos - and I used them to color the images. To fill in the background, I used Faber-Castell's Big Brush pen - and then misted the whole thing with water. This let my colors spread out in cool watercolor effects. For the tag base, I colored it with Glimmer Mist. Then I sewed the flower panel to the tag base. I used stamps from the Fern set to overstamp the two pieces of fabric. I colored the Gelatos directly to the stamp, misted it with water and stamped. I wrote Spring on the side of the tag, and added some embellishments. For the final touch, I sprayed the floral image with Helmar Vellum adhesive and sprinkled it with a light dusting of glitter. I love getting to play with new goodies! I think I will keep working on some of these techniques much more.

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Anything But a Card

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Belles n Whistles - SweetArt Girls & Fairy Friends Collections Hop

Hi! and welcome to the

SweetArt Girls & Fairy Friends Collections Blog Hop

You should have arrived from the very talented Vicki's blog - if you just stumbled across this hop, you will want to start at the Belles n Whistles blog.

We have so many adorable stamps to show you today. The stamps are already in the store, ready to ship to you!

Make sure to leave comments on each blog, because we are giving away lots of stamps! One commenter from my blog will get to chose one of the stamps that I am sharing with you today, and we will send it to you. If that isn't enough to get you excited, how about this....One person will be chosen from the comments on the Belles n Whistles blog to win a gift certificate for $65 - to choose which ever BnW stamps they would like! Wow! Summer is so generous! The winners will be announced on Friday, April 8th.

So now, onto the cards! My first card highlights the Fairy Fond Thoughts stamp. I think this sweet little fairy has just been flitting around so much, she just needed to sit on this toadstool and relax!

Challenges for this card:

Sketch Saturday: sketch

Stamptacular Sunday: Buttons, Bling, Blooms

Paper Sundaes: Spring Blossoms

The second stamp that I want to show you today is Little Friend. I think this is just perfect for spring cards!


Wild Orchid: sketch

Copic Creations: Favorite Technique

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Do you have a favorite stamp yet? Which collection do you like the most? I know, I can you pick favorites when they are all so cute?

I know Kathy will have some fabulous inspiration for you - so hop on over. (she is the last stop before you finish up back at the BnW blog)

Blog hop order: (Hop starts at the BnW blog)
Gini - You are here now

It's Hip to be Square!

At Flower Soft, we are challenging you to be square (a square card at least!) If you would like to play along, just be sure to add your entry at SCS and add the keyword FSC26.

It was really fun making these stems of flowers for my card. I used the FS wires, added the glue and sprinkled original FS in lavender, violet and pale green over it. The vase is a topper from the Summer Glass Vases - and I just cut it out. The scalloped oval is from the Lavender Paper Craft kit - and was cut using the matching large scalloped ovals nestability.

This is such an easy challenge - just be sure to add any Flower Soft product to be eligible for an awesome prize.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Beary Scrap's April Sketch

We have another great sketch for you at the Beary Scrap! I found a really cool technique using embossing powders and copics and wanted to try it out. It's the Copics Glimmer technique and was really fun and different. For my papers, I used Basic Grey's Curio. The stamps were from Tim Holtz. Also, I made the flower using Tim's Tattered Florals die from Sizzix.

We hope you will play along with us!

Copic Creations: your favorite copic technique
Crop Stop: Shine On