Saturday, January 19, 2013

Words or Whatever Chipboard Debut!

I've been stalking my mailman for days, and finally my much anticipated box of chipboard from Wow -Words or Whatever  arrived.  I immediately sat down and started playing with all of the goodies.  If you are not familar with this line, you need to check it out! They have a wonderful selection of chippies - and an incredible line of heavy duty templates - AltaMATZ.  If you are looking for a source in the US - I noticed that Lindy's Stamp Gang has a nice selction!

This is a picture of me and my sister (about 40 years ago - yikes!) For the base, I misted the corners using the AltaMATZ 6 x6 Doily Corner .  The title was painted with gesso, and then spritzed and glazed with Glimmermist and Glimmer Glaze. My flourish was inked with Clearsnap Chalk ink, and then I stamped the background with a script stamp Hampton Arts/Graphic 45 Ladies Diary 1.

The flowers were stamped with the Hampton Art/ Doodlebug Sweet Background.

Be sure and check out the Wow - Words or Whatever Blog - for tons of lovely inspiration.  Our challenges will be starting back next month, so you might want to stock up now, so you will be ready to play along.


Words or Whatever:
 Me and My Sister title; Flourish; , leaves, AltaMatz Doily Corner
Hampton Art:
Doodlebug Sweet Background; Graphic 45 Ladies Diary 1
Clearsnap Ink
 Mix'd Media Inkz - Leather;Color Box Fluid Chalk- Chestnut Roan; Olive Pastel
May Arts Ribbon
1.5" Crochet
Heartfelt Creations
 Clear cardstock
Bo Bunny Patterned Papers - Little Miss
Want2Scrap Pearls
Tattered Angels: Glimmermist; Glimmer Glaze

Friday, January 18, 2013

Time Is Precious

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing projects that I made for Hampton Art's Winter CHA release.  This card shows off one of the newest designs from 7gypsies. Be sure to keep watching the Hampton Art blog to see more of the new release!

Hampton Art 7gypsies licensed stamps: Time is Precious (SC0522)
Top Boss Watermark Ink
Smooch Ink: Gold Lame
May Arts Ribbon
Gold Embossing Powder
Spellbinders: Standard Circles Large
WorldWin Papers Cardstock
Kaisercraft Patterned Papers: Check In Collection
Adhesives: GlueArts Glue Glider Pro – Perma Tac; Zipdry; Scor-tape

1. Stamp the watch on a lightly patterned paper using the watermark ink. Emboss with gold embossing powder, then fussy cut. Stamp the hands of the watch using black ink.
2. Arrange the layers of the card as shown. Use Scor-tape to adhere the ribbon in a straight line. Glue the watch over the layers.
3. Emboss the sentiment in the upper right corner of the card, using the gold powder.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products:
HCPC Melodious Songbird Precut Set
HCPC 3303 - Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD - Layered Scalloped Posy Die
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
HCD 729 Decorative Blossom Corner
HCDP1 229 Countryside Evening Paper Collection
Spellbinders Labels 28
Want2Scrap Pearls
May Arts Ribbon
Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inkz: Honey, Patina
Copic Markers: B93, B95, B97, E31,E34, E53, YG25

Stamp the Meldious Songbird on Cryogen White paper.  Position Spellbinders Labels 28, so that the branches fill the label (the bird's head will be off of the label), and cut.While the paper is still in the die, ink the entire space using the  ink, then color the leaves and flowers using Copics. Remove the stamped image, and ink over the entire paper with  ink (going into the white border area as well).  Stamp another image of the bird and color and fussy cut.  Use dimensional foam to attach to base image. Add a small pearl for the eye. Stamp 7 of the smallest Posy Patch flowers and cut with the corresponding die.  Ink the edges with the blue ink.  Shape the petals and add to the base image.  Tuck small die cuts from the Layered Scalloped Posy die behind each side of the label 28, and mount on a rectangle of patterned paper.  Tuck the corner of the Decorative Blossom Corner underneath the bottom of the rectangle and add a bow.  Mount onto a 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" piece of dark blue patterned paper and attach to a 6" x 6" cream card base.

Monday, January 14, 2013