Wednesday, 15 November 2017

STAMPlorations~ Give Thanks Blog Hop!

There's a big  happening over at STAMPlorations today!

We have a lot of designers with some wonderful GIVING THANKS makes and some amazing prizes! There's also a linky party for you to share your THANKFUL/GRATEFUL makes, so be sure to hop along and link up!

Today I have 2 tags using alcohol inks and the new Gratitude is the Blossom - Typografia Thankful and Something to be Thankful for - Typografia Thankful stamp sets. 

I created backgrounds using different warm colors of Alcohol Inks and cut them out using TAGplorations- Tags 1. I then stamped the  Gratitude is the Blossom - Typografia Thankful and Something to be Thankful for - Typografia Thankful sentiments with Jet Black Archival ink and added some doodles using Metallic Sharpie pens. Some Skittles finished them off. 

I also used flowers from the Large Dogwood stamp set and fussy cut them out for my Gratitude Tag

I hope you've enjoyed my hop on to Helen Gullett's page for her lovely tag!

Here's the  Blog Hop order in case you are just joining in:

and don't forget

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

TAGplorations~ Home Sweet Home

Woohoo! It's time for another TAGplorations Challenge!

Yay! I do love me some tags and now STAMPlorations is featuring a monthly TAGplorations challenge with a theme and optional twist!
This month it's all about GRATITUDE and the optional twist is: Polka Dots!

Here's my tag album featuring TAGplorations Tags 1Uppercase AlphaLowecase Alpha and  Clustered Hearts Dies along with STAMPlorations Houses & Art Marks, Stamp sets. 

I started by cutting 2 of the larges tags from the Tags 1 die set from chipboard. I covered the tags with some pale design paper and gave it a gesso wash. I applied Distress Oxides in Broken China, Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint , by sponging the colors directly to the tags to create my scenes. I stamped some stamps from the Art Marks set for some added dimension and used a text stamp from my stash for another layer. 

I used my new Jane Davenport Aqua Pastels on watercolored paper and once dry, stamped the houses from the Houses stamp set. I fussy cut them out and adhered them to the tags. I do love the stripes of vibrant colors. Love, love, love! :o)

I cut out the "HOME SWEET HOME" using the Uppercase AlphaLowecase Alpha and  Clustered Hearts Dies and glued them to the tags with Tombow Clear glue. 

I hole punched the side holes to connect my album with small binder rings which I colored with alcohol pens in blue and green. Some black ribbon tied it all together. lol!

I sure hope you join us for this fun challenge and I can't wait to see your FALL INSPIRED tags!

Don't forget you can use code STAMPGIRLAMY to save 20% in the STAMPlorations online shop. :o)

Sunday, 5 November 2017

STAMPlorations~ Peace, Love, Joy ATC's

Yay! It's time for another STAMPlorations Mixed Media Monthly Challenge again! 
Just remember to use a stencil in your make (and it cannot be a card) to be eligible to win. 

So here's some ATC's  I made using Plaid Maker ARTplorations Stencil,  Noteworthy 2 STAMPlorations stamp set & Peace Love Joy CUTplorations Die:

I stared with some Mixed  Media Paper and applied Distress Oxides in Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet and Black Soot. I  layered the Oxides by drying in between each color layer. 

I then cut my 3 ATC's to 2.25'x3.25' and applied Black Soot and Seedless Preserve Distress Oxides thru the  Plaid Maker Stencil. I added some Washi Tapes for added dimension. 

I then embossed part of sentiments from the Noteworthy 2 stamp set with White Embossing Powder and added parts of the Peace Love Joy word die cut from black cardstock. 

I finished by adhering my ATC pieces to black cardstock bases cut to ATC size of 2.5'x3.5'. Some Dimensional dots in purples finished off the ATC's. 

I really had a lot of fun layering my ATC's with colors, washi tape and dimensional pieces. I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today and that you join us in this fun challenge. 

Don't forget you can use code STAMPGIRLAMY to save 20% in the STAMPlorations online shop. :o)