7/14/18

Slate signs with Rinea Foiled Papers

Hi everyone, Steph here with some mini summer signs perfect for a beach cottage.  The Patriotic Foiled Paper Varity Pack  includes 12 - 6" x 12" sheets.


I found some 5" x 7" slate signs that I thought would be perfect for mini signs



I began by die cutting a chair from both Glossy Ruby Red/Gold and Starstruck Silver Foiled papers.




Cutting RELAX from the Silver Starstruck chair, I placed it atop the Ruby Red layer.   To add a distressed effect to the chair, I inked each of the chair slats with black ink. 


I felt the chair did not stand out as much as I wanted it, so I die cut a large oval from Starstruck Sapphire Blue and adhered it to the slate.


For dimension, I placed foam adhesives behind the chair before adding it to the oval.


I used the same foils for the next sign, die cutting a large oval from Starstruck Sapphire Blue.


The fish was die cut from Glossy Silver/Gold and Glossy Ruby Red/Gold.  So it would stand out, I placed Glossy Ruby Red behind the Silver fish, and pulled up on his fins.  Several of the letters were then cut from the Glossy Ruby Red and adhered to the Glossy Silver letters.  Finally, a gem  was added to the fish's eye.

To finish, I inked the edges of each slate with blue ink.

Thanks for stopping by.


7/11/18

Thanks for Everything with Just For Fun RUbber Stamps

Hi everyone I've got a new card on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog using some great stamps from the store to create my card.



I love this image - Grey Heron at Water's Edge.  I colored the mage with Memento Markers (opting for a pink heron instead of grey), then added additional color with VersaMagic Inks.  


Using scraps from my stash, I assembled the card.  Then I matted the stamped panel with cardstock and placed it.  The sentiment,  from Sentiments 3, was stamped in black ink and matted with a scrap of cardstock.  Then it was place on the card with foam adhesives.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


7/10/18

Trees by Creative Vision Stamps

Hi everyone, I've created a new card using stamps from Creative Vision Stamps.


I'm using the Tree Without Leaves (SM).  Placing it on the MISTI, I inked the stamp with Brilliance inks.


I repeated the process, stamping the tree 3 times on my panel.  Then I stamped it a fourth time and die cut it so it would be prominent on the card.  


Finally, I added wrapped twine around the card and added dew drops to the trees for additional dimension.



You can shop at www.creativevisionstamps.com using my code (Steph10) to receive 10% off your next order of $20.00 or more.  Simply enter my code at checkout.  It's valid on regular priced items only, does not count toward shipping and taxes and cannot be used with the custom stamp service.

Thanks for stopping by.


Steph

7/8/18

Fly High Stenciled Cards

Hi everyone, I've got some new cards on the ExpresionsCraft blog using stencils to create backgrounds.  Stencils can be used to create amazing, one of a kind, patterns for your cards.



Using the new Vintage Style Stencil, I placed it on white cardstock and spritzed it with several colors of Fireworks! by Imagine. Then I flipped over the inked stencil onto another piece of cardstock and used a brayer to release the ink creating a negative effect. The photo on the left is the original spritzed stencil.  Next I matted each piece with cardstock.


I inked the Leafy Wreath embellishments with Brilliance Gold Ink.


I stamped butterflies from the Happy Fly stamp set and colored them with Memento Markers.  I die cut each and matted with a larger die, then added the Leafy Wreath around the butterflies.



 The panel were wrapped with ribbon and twine and the butterfly pieces were added.  



Fly High was stamped, inked and matted then added to the cards.


Thanks for stopping by.


Steph



7/6/18

Fancy Friend Card with Creative Vision Stamps

Hi everyone, I've created a new card using stamps from Creative Vision Stamps.



I love pink and brown and felt these papers worked well together.  I added 2 large white flowers to the center.  I stamped the phrase on white cardstock and die cut it to fit a swirly label which was mounted on the flowers with foam adhesives.


You can shop at www.creativevisionstamps.com using my code (Steph10) to receive 10% off your next order of $20.00 or more.  Simply enter my code at checkout.  It's valid on regular priced items only, does not count toward shipping and taxes and cannot be used with the custom stamp service.

Thanks for stopping by.


Steph

7/5/18

Mixed Media Winged Canvas

Hi everyone, I've got a fun mixed media winged canvas on the Makin's ClayⓇ blog.


Supplies:
The Crafter's Workshop Stencil
Canvas 
Gesso
Prima Molds
Whisker Graphics Twine


I started by conditioning white clay.  I placed the clay in the molds creating an assortment of wings, keys and locks.  I planned on using the wings for this project and put aside the extra items for future projects.


VersaMagic Ink adds beautiful color to clay so I used Purple Hydrangea Ink to ink the wings.  With the detailing on the wings, the effect is amazing.


Then I used Brilliance Galaxy Gold and Cosmic Copper on the lock and key.


I put my clay elements aside then worked on the canvas.  I painted Paint a 6" x 6" canvas with black gesso.  Once dry,  I placed a stencil on top and used Imagine's Creative Medium in Silver, Gold and Purple to add color and texture.  Creative Mediums are creamy pastes that are beautiful and striking on dark backgrounds.


Once the canvas dried, I placed the elements on the canvas, moving them around till I was happy with the layout.  I glued the wings to the canvas leaving some space between them and added the lock on top.  I had a little room, so I tucked tiny flowers in the space between the wings. 


 In the opposite corner, I adhered the key, tying them together with twine.


Finally, I dabbed and blended the 3 colors of Creative Mediums around the edges of the canvas creating a metallic effect.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


7/4/18

Create Sign with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone,  I'm on the Clear Scraps blog working with some of the products found in the Clear Scraps July kit. This kit includes a Wood album, Create word, 2 XL acrylic shapes along with Bo Bunny Mood collection, Echo Park Good Day Collection, Me & My Big Idea Summer planner and Eyelet Outlet embellishments.

I've used the  XL  acrylic panel to create a creative wall hanging.



 
 
I began by removing the film from one side of the acrylic panel and painting that side.  Once dry I removed the acrylic film from the other side.  I die cut the red and white Echo Park paper into a large circle to fit the acrylic panel.
 

Next, I painted the Create word with blue paint.
 


For additional dimension I used randomly added molding paste through a stencil.  Once dry, I repainted the word.
 

I thought this sign would make a great decoration in my studio, so I started collecting an assortment of items to add to the sign.
 
 

I was going to throw away this old dried out paint brush, but I thought it would give a fun effect to my sign.

Then I added some extra clay elements I previously created.






Finally I added some jute so I could hang this in my Studio.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Journal Pages with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog working with the Clear Scraps July kit.  This kit includes a Wood album, Create word, 2 XL acrylic shapes along with Bo Bunny Mood collection, Echo Park Good Day Collection, Me & My Big Ideas Summer planner and Eyelet Outlet embellishments.

I've used the Summer Planner kit to create a 2 page journal spread.


With all the fun elements included with the July kit, journal pages come together easily.  Stop by the Clear Scraps blog for more details.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph








Gone Fishin' with Proxxon Tools

Hi everyone, I'm on the Proxxon blog using assorted tools to create a new sign.


I began by drawing a fish on a piece of plywood.


Using the Scroll Saw, I cut around the pattern.



I used the Delta Sander to sand the fish.



I painted the fish with Plaid FolkArt Coastal Texture Paints in High Tide, Largo Blue and Seal Grey, blending the colors together.


I used a stencil with Plaid FolkArt Coastal Texture Paints in Sand Dollar for some texture.


To decorate, I added an assortment of metal gears and washers around the fish.  Then I added dew drops and a wiggly eye to finish.



Didn't he turn out awesome?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph




7/3/18

Our Friendship with Creative Vision Stamps

Hi everyone, I've created a new card using stamps from Creative Vision Stamps.



The stamp is from the Friendship to Cherish stamp set which was placed behind a striped panel that had been die cut.  A frame was die cut and added as a border.  Leaves were die cut and added to the card with tiny flowers.



You can shop at www.creativevisionstamps.com using my code (Steph10) to receive 10% off your next order of $20.00 or more.  Simply enter my code at checkout.  It's valid on regular priced items only, does not count toward shipping and taxes and cannot be used with the custom stamp service.

Thanks for stopping by.


Steph

7/2/18

Summer layout with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog working with the Clear Scraps July kit.  This kit includes a Wood album, Create word, 2 XL acrylic shapes along with Bo Bunny Mood collection, Echo Park Good Day Collection, Me & My Big Idea Summer planner and Eyelet Outlet embellishments

Using the XL scalloped acrylic shape, I created a summer layout.


Remove the film from one side and paint that side.  Leaving the film in place on one side ensures you don't get paint on the other side.


Once the paint dries, remove the film from the other side.  Cut paper 10" x 10" and adhere to the unpainted side.  Mat 2 sheets from the BoBunny pad with navy cardstock and adhere them on a slight angle.


Select one photo and mat with cardstock.  Select 3 stickers from the Echo Park collection and arrange on die cuts and place around the photo.


I placed mesh in the corner and added some Makin's Clay seashells on top.  Then I spritzed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.




Then I added some additional mesh to the alternative corner.



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph