Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SDC 274 Oldie But A Goodie

So, awhile back I realized I had lost one of my most favorite Stampotique quotes and I was so bummed! When this challenge came up the first thing I lamented to myself that this sentiment would have been perfect. Thankfully, I was able to find it and I was so excited! It was the perfect sentiment for this beautiful tea cup from our latest release.

I used a blank wooden piece and created this plaque hanger. It was such a joy to work with this sentiment and this new tea cup. I tried to use subtle colors and make it feel like a tea party. And of course, flowers and twine.

I used gelatos to water color the tea cup and inks and a nail file to distress the edges of the papers and make it feel shabby chic.I really loved how it turned out and this may find its way to my mother for Mother's Day. ;)

Be sure to check out our entire new release and stay tuned for next month's release as well! We hope you enjoy this challenge and, as always, you can see the rest of the design team's work on our Designer Challenge Blog, or on my sidebar here :)


Tea Cup: Stampotique
Enjoy Today: Stampotique
Faber Castell Gelatos
Prima Flowers
Decorative Papers
Memento Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Twine
Adhesive Gems and Pearls

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Word Up Weekend Ya'LL!!

Word up weekend time once again and I am here with a more masculine card and colors way out of my comfort zone but in the end I sure loved it.

I really love this image from Daniel Torrente (Cranium). I thought this sentiment went perfectly. For the background I used another image from Stampotique (Smile) and only stamped his head over and over to make it look like he had voices in is head as well as Bla Bla sentiment. All of these stamps are from Stampotique. I love how this card ended up coming together in the end.


Cranium (stampotique)
Quotes #1 (Stampotique)
Smile (Stampotique)
Bla Bla Bla (Stampotique)
Memento Ink
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Watercolor Pencils
Dove Blender Pen
Various sequins and veneers

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Word Up Weekend!

Its the weekend....and I need coffee...I imagine most of you do as well.  This time around for Word Up Weekend I created a ATC using one of our new release sentiments. It is so perfect and I believe I will find myself using it a lot.

For the ATC itself, I used Yupo paper and alcohol inks. This side of the paper was originally my mess up but the more I looked at the design the more it grew on me. I also liked that they were colors outside of my normal theme. And guys, can you believe that I pulled out my VELLUM?!?! WOW!! I colored this lil guy with gelatos as well.
Really enjoyed creating this card and can't wait to make more projects with this fun and quirky sentiment! Have a great weekend guys!!

Ingredients Used:

Smile, Stampotique
Phrase Cube #2, Stampotique
Yupo Paper
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink
Faber Castell Gelatos
Color Box Black Ink
Ranger Archival Black Ink

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Word Up Weekend

Here we are again! Another great day to show off our awesome sentiments over at Stampotique!

This week I am showcasing 2 new stamps from our latest release. A sentiment and an image. I used them to make 2 new ATCs.
For the background I used Magic Shaker in Black Forest Black from Lindy's Stamp gang, who, Stampotique has partnered with recently. I LOVE all of the colors in that shaker! I can't wait to buy more!

I colored Isabelle with Crayola colored pencils. The image reminded me of a little girl and how she may draw herself so I used simple coloring to add to that whimsy. I also left the background simple to let the image and sentiment be front and center.
And, of course, the sentiment NEEDED sequins.Just sayin....Don't let anyone dull your sparkle.. ;) I hope these make you smile and, who knows?? One of these may find their way to you someday!


Phrase Cube #2: Stampotique
Isabelle: Stampotique
Magical Shaker, Black Forest Black, Lindy's Stamp Gang
Strathmore Paper, Bristol Smooth
Crayola Colored Pencils
Ranger Black Ink

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

For The Boys: SDC 273

Sometimes when I need to make something masculine I get a bit stumped. Not because I have no boys or men in my life, son is a bit different than some boys. He loves Legos and action figures but can't stand most sports and would rather play My Little Pony than throw a football most of the time, which, I am entirely okay with.

THIS time, however, I was really inspired. My son received this gift card and holder for Christmas from his great aunt and I was immediately sure I had to make one. Like, HAD to. The rocket takes off! That's awesome!
So, much to my son's dismay, I messed it up to reverse engineer it. He will survive, I wager. ;)

Anyway, I broke out the designer paper and got to work. One I was able to get a working prototype everything was a breeze. I, of course, used Stampotique's ADORABLE rocket ship and I used my favorite Stampotique quote for the front. And see those planets behind the rocket? They are actually from one of our recent releases. It is actually a neat stamp with sweet circles with different patterns but I decided to re-purpose them.
 Now, to save it for an occasion. Maybe for my baby boy. ;) Or....I might keep it....cause I kinda love it. Hhaa. Anyone else have this problem when they craft? Be sure to participate in our challenge case then you have a chance to WIN stuff! So....DO It!


Rocket Ship: Stampotique
Live For Today Quote: Stampotique
Patterned Circles: Stampotique
Kraft Kuts Paper by Jodi Sanford (Fancy Pants Designs)
Core'D Nations Green Card Stock
Versa Magic "Tea Leaves" Ink
Color Box Black Ink
Faber Casteall Gelatos
Bakers Twine
Wood Veneers

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Word Up Weekend!

So, this week my word up weekend post is a bit more serious. Sympathy cards are not something we like to think about having a need for, but it IS something that is needed. I am, however, still just outside the box enough to not use calm colors I WILL be creating something more calm but not this time.

In the past when someone close to me passed away I really felt like the endless parade of bland cards, while sweet and thoughtful, were just as depressing as the thing I was going through. That is why I used bright colors for this card. While we know that someone you care about passing on is an incredibly sad thing, a bright spot in your day while grieving can mean the world.

So, out came the copics. It took a few tries to get the look I was going for. Too long with no practice! I MUST put that on my list of things to do this year. COLOR with my COPICS more!
In the end, I used one of my Dylusions backgrounds I really loved the purple with the yellow and how it set off the wing circle. Did I mention that this sentiment circle is from our latest May release? The wing AND the sentiment come together. 2 for 1? Yes!!
I figured that the stamps needed to speak for themselves so I tried to keep the card simple over-all. I hope against hope that I will never need to use this card, but if the time does come when this card is needed, I hope that the person receiving it will enjoy the bright spot in their day.

Sympathy Circle: Stampotique
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Color Box Ink
Copic Markers
Bakers Twine
Adhesive Gems