Monday, August 28, 2017

Dare to Get Dirty Post #6

Today I'm sharing the last 10 cards I made for the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.  

Challenge:  No Tools Allowed - Use your fingers
For my background, I rubbed Crackled Texture paste over a white panel, sprinkled it with Distress Glitter and let it dry. Then pressed the panel onto my craft mat where I had spread Distress Oxide inks that were spritzed with water. After drying that with my heat tool, I rubbed Distress Vintage Photo over the top with my finger to accent the crackle. I die cut the Hello 3 times and adhered it over the panel.

Challenge:  Be inspired by two Pinterest Boards (floral or Christmas)
 I antiqued my Vintage Santa by stamping him in Potting Soil ink and then sponging around him with Ranger Distress Tea Dye and Old Paper Inks. I then flicked water from the palm of my hand onto the panel to get waterspots. I added a sticker sentiment and a little holly sprig cut from a larger sticker from K and Co. I used a Copic to give Santa his pink cheeks!
I'm linking this card below to:
August Rudolph Days Challenge
anything Christmas 

Challenge:  Washi Wonderful

Challenge:  Use Numbers Anywhere, Anyway
I used the SCS Pop Up Box Tutorial - love these cards. My grandnephew is turning 7 in Sept and loves dinosaurs - I knew I wanted to make this pop up for him.
I'm linking this card to below to:
Seize the Birthday

Challenge:  Sketch
I made my background using shaving cream and re-inkers.
I'm linking this card below to:
Happy Little Stampers

Challenge:  Because We Love You -  Use at least one heart.

Challenge:  Butterflies
another card using shaving cream and reinkers for the background!

Challenge:  Shake it Up - Shaker Card

Challenge:  Fussy and Floral
I stamped my images with Archival black ink and then colored them with Distress Crayons using a brush and water. I stamped the bloom again coloring just the center part of the flower. I fussy cut the images and layered them with foam dots inside the die cut dots framing.
I'm linking this card below to:
House of Cards
Floral Images and/or colors

Challenge:  Inspired by the Fan Club -  Pinterest board of fans

Hello Hello Hello
Paper:  White, Green Parakeet, Simply Chartreuse, Lemon Tart - PTI 
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxides Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste, Mustard Seed Distress Glitter - Ranger, 

Tis the Season
Stamps: Christmas Memories - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate - PTI 
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Potting Soil, Ranger Distress Tea Dye and Old Paper 
Accessories:  Idea-ology Metallic Stickers/Holiday Talk, water (for flicking), Holly Sprig - K and Company.

Wild and Crazy Day
Stamps: It's a Jungle out there - PTI (retired?)
Paper:   White, Vintage Cream, True Black - PTI
Ink:   Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, True Black - PTI 
Accessories: It's a Jungle Out there Dies - PTI, Washi Tape, foam dots 

Landon is 7!
Stamps: Dino Things - Stamplorations
Paper:  green - Prism, Rustic Cream - PTI, DP Arcaic Dino - Basic Grey
Ink:  Dark Chocolate - PTI
Accessories:   Numbers Die - PTI, Idea-ology Boneyard, Bakers Twine, foam dots.

Thinking of You
Stamps: A Year of Sweet Sentiments - Taylored Expressions 
Paper: Aqua Mist, Prairie Grass, white - PTI, Close to Cocoa - SU 
Ink:  SU Reinkers Soft Sky, Mellow Moss, Sahara Sand, Archival Jet Black 
Accessories: shaving Cream, paper plate, Dies - Hibiscus MFT, Flag It - Taylored Expressions, foam dots, Tombow Adhesive, Rhinestones - Kaiser Craft    

Love is All You Need
Stamps: Wonderful Words: Love - PTI
Paper: white, aqua mist - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides - PTI
Accessories: Wonky Stitches Die - Avery Elle, crystals - St. Tropez/Prima

Happy Birthday Butterfly
Stamps: Keep it Simple Birthday II - PTI
Paper: white, aqua mist - PTI
Ink:True Black - PTI, SU reinkers Soft Sky, Mellow Moss, Sahara Sand
Accessories:Shaving Cream, paper plate, Detailed Mini Butterflies die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Mix and Mat Flourishes Die - PTI, rhinestone - Kaiser Craft 

Shake Up Your Birthday
Stamps: Keep it Simple Birthday II - PTI
Paper: white, Winter Wisteria, clear acetate - PTI, DP unknown
Ink:True Black - PTI
Accessories:Shakers and Sprinkles Make it Market Kit - PTI (foam, frame die, sprinkles)

Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart
Stamps:  In Bloom - PTI, Better Things - Technique Junkies
Paper:white, Ocean Tides - PTI
Ink:Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Ranger Distress Crayons - Forest Moss and Iced Spruce, foam dots, Mix and Mat Flourishes die - PTI 

Thinking of You
Stamps:Asian Garden - Waltzingmouse
Paper:white, pure poppy - PTI, DP Brioche/Memory Box
Ink: True Black - PTI        

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sizzix Maker Challenge - Using Eileen Hull's Heartfelt House Pocket Die

Have you seen the Sizzix Maker Challenge?  You can find it HERE
There is a great prize for a lucky winner! (see end of my post) To join in on the challenge, you need to use Eileen Hull's Heartfelt House Pocket Stitchlits die.  You can also use the Stitchy Flowers & Leaf die and Birds & Butterflies die if you'd like to. But the main focus should be the House/Pocket Die.  

I used the House Pocket die and also the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf die.  I made a patchwork home using the house pocket die and some of Tim Holtz' Textiles and I added flowers using the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Die.  I layered it all onto a 6" x 8" burlap panel.
A home has always been an important place for me.  I lived in the same house growing up until I got married and my parents continued to live there the rest of their lives.  I have since lived in one apartment and two houses but I always make where ever I live mine by decorating with things I love.
I die cut all the pieces out of the cloth and then cut them out of Grunge Board and glued the cloth to the board to add firmness and dimension to the individual pieces.
I colored two square Idea-ology Fragments with Butterscotch and Sunshine Yellow Alcohol Inks for the glass in the windows.  I just glued the fabric window cuts over the glass.  I added an Idea-ology Hitch Fastener for the doorknob.
I cut several Stitched Flowers out of Core-dinations paper and layered them together using 
Idea-ology Hex Fasteners.  I added some Idea-ology Big Chat Stickers and Letter Press letters
Here you can see the dimension on the windows and door (I added foam tape behind the door) - the roof is also raised above the house base.
 (I cut a separate roof portion of the house die so I could layer it).
I love my little house!  and I'll display it in my big house!
Here is the prize, which includes Eileen's fabulous Journal die:
You can see more details of the challenge here:
and you can enter your photo of your project here:
(Select the Eileen Hull Maker Challenge)
You can't win if you don't join in!
Paper:  Core-dinations
Ink:  Adirondack Alcohol Inks Butterscotch and Sunshine Yellow
Accessories:  House Pocket Die, Stitchy Flowers and Leaf die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Tim Holtz TextilesIdea-ology Grunge Board, 6"x8" Burlap Panel, Letter Press, Fragments, Hitch Fastener, Hex Fasterners, Big Chat Stickers, Alcohol Blending Solution, Tombow Glue, foam tape.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Dare to Get Dirty Post #5

Sharing 5 more cards I made for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.
Challenge:  Sea Life

Challenge: Sparkling Geometrics
Linking this card to:
Challenge: I dare you to use paint
(Dabbed white acrylic paint over stencil, let dry then sponged with ink, masking bottom)
Challenge:  Must Shave
(shaving cream with re-inkers dropped on top, scooped some up onto used gift card, then spread over stencil)
Challenge: Zodiac
Sea life
Stamps: Sea Life - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Beauty by the Sea - Sweet N Sassy Stamps
Paperwhite, rustic cream, Tropical Teal - PTI  
Ink:Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo, Twisted Cintron, Abandoned Coral, Wendy Vecchi Archival Potting Soil, True Black - PTI
Accessories:water mister, dew drops, foam dots

Let the Good Times Roll
Stamps:  Party Time - Stamplorations  
Paper:  white, black - PTI, blue sparkle paper - JoAnn 
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories: circles die - Ali Express, circle punch - SU, foam dots

May All Your Wishes Come True
Stamps:Just Desserts Sentiments - PTI
Paper: Mixed Media Card - Ranger, white - PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Abandoned Coral
Accessories:white acrylic paint, foam applicator, Scribbles Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Sequins - Neat and Tangled

Praying for You
Stamps:Boutique Borders: Sympathy Stamp Set - PTI
Paper: white, Prairie Grass, Aqua Mist - PTI
Ink: SU Reinkers Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Mellow Moss, Prairie Grass - PTI
Accessories:  Shaving cream, used gift card, Architecture de Feuilles Stencil - Carabella Studio, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, paper plate.

Your Birthday Star
Stamps:Star Gazer Additions - PTI
Paper: White, Enchanted Evening - PTI, brushed gold - SU
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: gold embossing powder, heat tool

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Playing with Stencils

Today I'm playing with layering stencils.
I layered my stencils on a tag and after finishing it, I cut it into 2 pieces and so was able to make 2 cards!
The first uses a smaller piece and is framed by a stamp.  This is a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card.
 Close up
My 2nd card uses a larger piece of the finished tag and is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
 Close up of the stenciling
Here are photos of the steps I used in creating my layered stencils
First I used white acrylic paint through one of Tim's mini stencils pouncing the ink on with a sponge applicator on a blending tool.
 Be sure to wash your stencil and sponge immediately after use.
then I layered a mini leaf stencil over the words using Distress Dried Marigold ink
I layered a mini grid stencil over the tag using Crushed Olive Distress Ink
I sponged over the edges with Ground Espresso Distress ink
and I sponged over the whole tag with Seedless Preserves and Scattered Straw.  I used a baby wipe over the acrylic paint to remove any ink laying on top of that stenciling.
then I stamped over the stenciling with Archival Jet Black Ink.
I flicked water onto the tag to create water spots.
Here's the fun stamp set I used

I'm linking my cards to: 

Stamps:  Mini Halloween - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  #8 Manila Tag - Ranger, Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Ground Expresso, Crushed Olive, Seedless Preserves, Old Paper,.
Accessories:  round sponge applicator and Blending Tool - Ranger, Tim Holtz Mini Stencils - leaves, grid, lost and found, water.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up Challenge - August Mid Month Reminder - Alcohol Inks

I'm here today to play again with Alcohol Inks!  and to remind everyone that there's still time to join in on the CAS Mix Up Challenge - Last day to link up is August 24th!
So for this card I used stamps, alcohol inks (AI) on Yupo paper, die cuts, sequins and embossing on the sentiment!
There are links to several You Tube Videos on ways to use AI's over on the CAS Mix Up blog - for this card I used this video for my technique:  
 Inlaid Die Cutting with Alcohol Inks by Catherine Pooler 

Here's a close up of the lovely effect of the AI's on Yupo.  
First I dabbed Butterscotch and Wild Plum AI's over a sheet of Yupo using a felt pad with the applicator handle.  Then I added Alcohol Blending Solution to the felt and dabbed again to blend it better and to get these lovely bubbles!
I die cut a portion of the Dandelion Fluff in the circle and removed it from the circle.  I die cut the full flower from black card and layered it inside the circle.  I put tape on the back to hold the piece in.  
I embossed the sentiment on a strip of card using Silver Pearl Embossing powder.
And I just had to use the negative of the die cut to make a 2nd card - where the circle is black and the inlaid die cut flower is the AI piece.
So please join us over at the CAS Mix Up Challenge and show us how you use Alcohol Inks! 
(use of alcohol ink markers like Copics are allowed too!)  
You'll find lots of DT inspiration, the rules of the challenge and Mr. Linky here.  You have until 8/24!

Stamps:  Ways to Say: with Sympathy - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, Yupo
Ink:  Versamark, Alcohol Inks Butterscotch, Wild Plum, Alcohol Blending Solution.
Accessories:  dies - Stitched Mats Circles - Lil Inker, Dandelion Fluff - Elizabeth Craft Designs, foam dots, Glue Pen, Silver Pearl Embossing Powder - Ranger, Sequins - Neat and Tangled, Felt pad and applicator handle - Ranger.