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Friday, 29 December 2017

STAMPlorations~ Monochromatic Tag Tutorial


Good afternoon everyone, I have a new tutorial up at the STAMPlorations blog today, for a fun little Monochromatic Tag using Distress Paints. 


You can view the step-by-step Tutorial here

Here's my tag:

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today!

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



 

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Monster Mash Up!

Hello crafty friends! I hope y'all had a wonderful Holiday Season!
With the cold upon us, I decided I wanted some bright and fun little ATC's. 

What's more fun then some little monster's? hehehe. 
Here's my little Monster Mash Up using Monster Party from Create a Smile Stamps and Recollections I'm a Little Monster Collection. I won the Monster Party set at the beginning of the year and have not used them yet..why? I don't know...I think they are so adorable! But I found in cleaning my craftroom, I have quite a few stamps and art supplies I don't use...so that's my New Year's Resolution...to start USING MY STASH!! hehehe


I also am practicing my watercoloring...it's daunting for me, but I had a lot of fun making these little guys. I started by stamping the Monsters in Memento London Fog ink onto Canson Cold Press Watercolor paper. I then applied Distress Inks onto a Clear Stamping Block and used them to color up my little monsters. I used a white Signo Gel Pen for highlights and then fussy cut them out. 

I created my backgrounds using Distress Paints (Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Red Brick, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon) by swiping from the top or bottom edge into the center of the card. 


I applied Seedless Preserves Distress Ink thru a TCW Mini Gothic Romance Stencil and then stamped using Tim Holtz Reflections Number stamp  with Jet Black Archival Ink. I also stamped a netted stamp to create more texture in my background. Unfortunately, I don't have the company name for the stamp as I got it at a craft swap. 

I also stampedDylusions Clearly Borders , Doodled Delight and  Which Way Stamps onto book paper and then colored the Arrows and Doodled Delights with Distress Inks. I then fussy cut them all out and adhered them to my ATC's with Matte Medium.


 I then glued my Monsters to the ATC's with Tombow Mono Aqua Glue as I didn't want the watercolors to reactivate. I then adhered my ATC's to the black cardstock cut to the regular ATC size of 3.5'x2.5'.

 and here's the final lil' SLEEPY head...lol.

Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope I've inspired you with my Monster Mash Up!


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

TAGplorations~ O' Christmas Tree...

Morning crafty friends, I'm back for a special edition of the



It's special because there is also a blog hop along with the challenge this month! There are some amazing prizes up for grabs, so be sure to check it all out here! The DT has made gorgeous tags for your inspiration, so be sure to check them out here and leave them some luv!

This month it's all about CHRISTMAS and the optional twist is: GLITTER

Here's my lil' gift tags featuring CUTplorations Tags 1 . I started with my base cut from Mixed Media Paper and then applied Distress Oxides in Fired Brick and Picked Raspberry. I then applied some water splatters to create some texture in my background. I stamped and die cut the trees from the Trendy Christmas Trees stamp set and the Trendy Christmas Trees Coordinating Dies set from GLITTER paper...I do love me some glitter! lol!



 I  stamped the sentiments from the Trendy Christmas Trees stamp set in coordinating Brilliance Inks and stamped a "To" and "From", which are from a Hero Arts set, in Archival ink. I adhered the trees to the tags and gave the center trees more dimension by adhering them with foam tape.  I then finished with a splash of Prima Gold Foil Bloom Spray, some Gingham ribbon and a Tim Holtz Mirrored Star.

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)

Happy Holidays and see  y'all in the New Year! xx







Sunday, 17 December 2017

STAMPlorations: Sunday Stencil 105~ Christmas Shaker Tag

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm sharing a lil
 gift shaker tag I made for STAMPlorations Sunday Stencil #105. The designers have created some fabulous mixed media projects to inspire you. You can find them  hereso be sure to check them out and leave them some luv! :o) 

Today I made a gift tag using  Tags 1 as my base, with ARTplorations Ethnic Organic Two Stencil  which I used with Versamark thru the stencil and embossed in white EP. I then created an ombre effect with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors in blues. 


I then added a doily and circle die cut from my stash and added the cute lil' gift box shaker I created using the CUTplorations  Gift Builder 2 die set. I finished with sentiments from the STAMPlorations Trendy Christmas Trees &  Noteworthy 2 stamps sets onto a piece of vellum I die cut with a smaller Tags 1 die and attached it to my tag with silver cord from my stash. 

Don't forget there is still time to join in the Monthly Challenge here.  

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)

Happy Holidays and see  y'all in the New Year! xx




Tuesday, 5 December 2017

TAGplorations~ December Challenge

oohoo! It's time for another TAGplorations Challenge ...PLUS IT"S A BLOG HOP!!!!

Yay! I do love me some tags and this month it's all about CHRISTMAS and the optional twist isGlitter!

AND with the Blog Hop comes many prizes:
- Comment on the December TAGplorations challenge post and designers' blogs for a chance to win a $15 GC to the store

- 1 player randomly drawn from all entries will win a $20 GC to the store
- 1 player randomly drawn from all entries will win her choice of 1 Tag Dies set from the store


Please remember: 
-You can link up as many projects as you want, but only 1 project per blog post please.  
- Projects can be anything but it must feature a TAG
- STAMPlorations product is not required

and here's my tag featuring CUTplorations Manila Tags and the Peace Love Joy Dies. 



I started with the largest Manila Tags die and then  added strips of American Crafts Glitter Tape horizontally across my tag. I then added a Spellbinders Large Snowflake die.



I then cut out the Sentiment using the Peace Love Joy Die 4 times. 3 times onto white cardstock and once onto Red Glitter Cardstock from Recollections. I glued all 4 together so that my sentiment would have some definition. A wood veneer snowflake from Michael's painted in Liquitex Gold Paint finished it off. 


I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)





Sunday, 3 December 2017

STAMPlorations~ Be the YOU you WANT to be

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 a tag  I made using Floral Flutes Stencil along with the largest Manila Tags die and Noteworthy 2 Stamp set.


I started by covering the largest Manila Tags die cut with old book paper. I then added Vintage Photo and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides thru the Floral Flutes stencil. I then added some Floral Vine Die Cuts from Spellbinders and Cottage Cutz and splattered some Prima Gold Foil Color Bloom Spray


I then added a little Tim Holtz Paper Doll and stamped a sentiment from the  Noteworthy 2 Stamp set with Ganache StazOn Midi Ink onto a small tag from the Manila Tags die set. I finished with a metal embellie and button from my stash. 

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

STAMPlorations~ Sanna's Stencil Release Hop!

Woohoo! STAMPlorations is having a Hop showcasing the lovely Sanna Lippert's Stencil Designs!

Be sure to  check out all her amazing designs...trust me, you'll LOVE THEM!! 

I used Trees 1 and Flowers 2 and made an art journal page:




I used my Mini Art Journal ..which was a kiddies MDF book. I applied DecoArt NEON acrylic paints  with a brayer. Once dry, I applied a little white gesso with the brayer to soften the background. I then created a Circle mask from acetate and used the same bright acrylic paints thru the FLOWERS 2 stencil . This mask allowed for me to create the "flower bubbles" on my page. 

I then used black acrylic paint thru the TREES 1 Stencil as I felt my page needed some black. I then used my Jane Davenport pen around my "bubbles" and doodled to highlight them. 
I finished with my sentiment from Create Bold Sentiments set and the CUTplorations Uppercase Die set

I sure hope I've inspired you today and be sure to continue hoppin' as there are some AMAZING prizes up for grabs:  one winner of $20 gift certificate and two winners will win their choice of 3 Sanna Lippert Designs stencils! Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs so be sure to leave comments along the way!


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

STAMPlorations~25 Days of Christmas

Good morning and welcome to day 22 of
25 days of Christmas Tags blog hop event organized by Tracey over at her In My CreativeOpinion blog!

Today, the STAMPlorations gals are showcasing their Christmas tags and here are my 2 tags using Jingle Bells.




First, I created a tag by stamping the sentiment in alternating colors to create a background onto a Tags 1.


Then colored and fussy cut one of the bells with SN Markers and used Glossy Accents . A ribbon and embellie finished it off.

Next I embossed a Bell Image with White EP and then blended Distress Inks onto a Manilla Tag diecut and splattered some water onto it for texture.


I then colored the image with watercolors and fussy cut out and finished with a Gingham ribbon.

I sure hope I've inspired you today and don't forget to keep hoppin'!

Don't forget you can go back and start from HERE if you started from my blog
– for the overview of all featured teams/days,
 go HERE
– if you want to see the rules on how to play along, go 
HERE to the main post






Tuesday, 21 November 2017

TAGplorations~ Thankful

Morning crafty friends, I'm back for

The DT has made gorgeous tags for your inspiration, be sure to check them out here and leave them some luv!

This month it's all about GRATITUDE and the optional twist is: Polkadots! 

Here's my tag featuring TAGplorations using CUTplorations Manila Tags and Thankful Word die alond with a sentiment from the STAMPlorations Be Thankful Stamp set.
 I layered pieces of MME Design Paper onto my tag in different tones or pink and blue and inked the torn edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. I stamped the sentiment with Sepia Archival Ink and added some Twine and washi tapes for texture. 

The Thankful Word Die and Butterfly from my stash finished it off along with a twine bow!



There is still time for you to join us for this Month's fun challenge and I can't wait to see your GRATITUDE INSPIRED tags!

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)








Monday, 20 November 2017

STAMPlorations~ Smooshing with Watercolors Journal Page


Good afternoon everyone, I have a new tutorial up at the STAMPlorations blog today, for a fun art journal page using the Smooshing Technique and watercolors!


You can view the step-by-step Tutorial here

Here's my Art Journal page using Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors with the Smooshing Technique:



I hope I've inspired you to give the smooshing Technique a try!



Sunday, 19 November 2017

STAMPlorations~ Sunday Stencil #104

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm sharing a coffee inspired tag I made for STAMPlorations Sunday Stencil #104. The designers have created some fabulous mixed media projects to inspire you. You can find them  here so be sure to check them out and leave them some luv! :o) 

Today I used ARTplorations Super Bubbles Stencil, the CUTplorations Manila Tags Die along with sentiments from After Coffee STAMPlorations Stamp Set. 

I started with a tag using the Manila Tag Die  cut from Kraft paper. I then blended Fired Brick and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides thru the Super Bubbles Stencil.  I stamped a splatter stamp from Stampin' Up! with Sepia Archival Ink to add some fine texture to the background.


I then Stamped the coffee cup onto water color paper with Sepia Archival Ink and used Distress Crayons in Vintage Photo and Walnut stain to color and highlight it. Fussy cut it out and adhered to my card. Added some steam lines with Brown Pitt Brush Pen and stamped the Sentiment with Ganache StazOn...supposed to be brown but looks black doesn't it? LOL!

Finished with Crinkle ribbon colored with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink and a little Coffee Charm from my stash. 

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)



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 makes...now 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



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