Adventurous Bird

Technique Junkies Stamps, Gelatos Direct, Tiny Bird

Hello friends.  Today I have a card that uses gelatos and is a technique called Gelatos Direct which can be found on the Technique Junkie’s Bodacious Background CD.

I love the softness of the background so that my stamped images really pop.  Today I stamped out my bird image in black, but I usually colour my stamp with Tombow markers and huff on the stamp then stamp it out.

Have a great week!

Posted on : Mar 24 2015
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How Stamps are Made

Pat Huntoon produced a quick video of how stamps are made.  I found it very interesting and wanted to share.


Posted on : Mar 16 2015
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Agate background, Sunflowers and Dragonflies

Happy Sunday friends.

I belong to a forum for cardmakers called Artsy Inkers and there is a challenge put on by Far North to use our alcohol inks, and this is what I came up with.  We would love to have new cardmakers join our forum.  We are mostly made up of people displaced with the closing of Two Peas in a Bucket last year.

My main image is from Chocolate Baroque and the sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!

I made this card for a coworker who finds out on Tuesday if the deal on her first house goes through.  I’m being optimistic that the deal will go through.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a great week.

Posted on : Mar 15 2015
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Chocolate Baroque Klimt Panel

Chocolat Baroque Zentangle

Hello friends.  Are you enjoying this nice weather?  In two short weeks I leave to visit my family in Atlanta Georgia, leaving the snow behind in Southern Ontario, Canada.

I recently purchased the Klimt Panel Stamp from Chocolate Baroque and had so much fun colouring it.  It took approximately three hours to colour and shade it with my Prismacolor pencil crayons.  I think I will colour another one while I’m on vacation.  The trickiest part of colouring this stamp was deciding on the colours to use.

I’m entering my card in the March “Anything Goes” Craft Stamper contest.  I love the Craft Stamper magazine and get so excited when my subscription arrives.  It is a magazine based out of the UK, and the same with Chocolate Baroque.

Do you enjoy colouring or using outline stamps?

Posted on : Mar 13 2015
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Triple the Fun

Technique Junkies Stamps, Triple the Fun

Hi folks.  Today I’m here with the Triple the Fun technique from the February 2013 issue.  Where does the time go?  It seems like yesterday I was filming this technique for the Newsletter.

My pretty butterflies are from Technique Junkies Stamps and are coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.  I matted the layers with Stampn’ Up’s Rich Razzelberry, one of my favourite colours.

Thank you for stopping by.

Posted on : Mar 10 2015
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Collaged Circles

Technique Junkies Stamps, Collaged Circles

Hello friends.  It’s so nice to have it warming up here in Southern Ontario.  I’m actually getting out for some walks after a brutal two weeks of -40 degrees C.  To keep warm I stayed in my stamp room and stamped up a storm.

I created this Collage Circles card, using a Technique Junkies stamp.  This technique can be found on the Designer Paper Perfection CD which can be purchased on the upper right hand side of my bar.

What have you been doing with this nicer weather?

Posted on : Mar 10 2015
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Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 259

Leprichon card_Sunflowers and Dragonflies

Sweet Sketches 245

I’m entering my card in the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 259, using their SSSC245 sketch.

Stamps:  La La Land Crafts, coloured with Copic Markers and fussy cut.

Posted on : Mar 09 2015
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Rolled Background

Technique Junkies Stamps, Rolled Backgrounds

Hello folks.  Are you having a nice week so far?

I brought out an old technique called Rolled Backgrounds from the February 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  It seems like yesterday I was filming this technique.  Where did those two years go?  The trick to this technique is to use a good tacky glue that adheres quickly.

Stamp:  Technique Junkies Stamps

Posted on : Mar 03 2015
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Angelic Outlined Resist

Technique Junkies Stamps, Outlined Resist 2

Oh how I love these two stamps.  They are two of my favourites.  I had fun colouring this angel with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS, and paired it with my background stamping, using the Outlined Resist technique.

I’ve got my mojo back BIG time and can say I have ten cards done and ready to be uploaded.  I’ve been a stamping machine.

Stay warm. That arctic air has been very cold.

Stamps:  Technique Junkies Stamps

Posted on : Feb 24 2015
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Chocolate Baroque

Chocolate Baroque

Good morning friends.  The sun is shining and the temperatures are -25 degrees C, but with the sunshine it doesn’t seem so bad.

I used my new Chocolate Baroque bird stamp and coloured it with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.  My background is called 180 degrees and is from the Technique Junkie Newsletter’s Bodacious Background Stamps which you can order by clicking on the tab to the upper right on my blog.

I’m very pleased with how the background coordinates so well with my image.

I’ve been matting everything in black lately and I really like the impact it gives.

Stay warm my friends. Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps:  Chocolate Baroque and Technique Junkies Stamps

Posted on : Feb 20 2015
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