Hello folks! I don’t know about you, but I’ve found my mojo and have been stamping and doing a lot of colouring. I have to say that this card came out just as I envisioned and I’m so pleased with it. So please, that I’m going to make 20 of them for my Christmas cards.
Technique Junkies is celebrating 30 Days of Christmas cards on their blog. Pat, so generously, is selling all Christmas stamps at 20% off until October 31st. You can see all the Christmas goodness here.
I hope you have fun selecting some Christmas stamps while they are on sale.
Today adult colouring books are popular, but I say who needs them when I can colour stamps. I get so much enjoyment colouring stamps such as this one called Vintage Botanicals Collage from Technique Junkies.
I coloured my image with Prismacolor Pencil Crayons and odorless mineral spirits. I love to turn on the tv and watch my shows while colouring.
I hope you’re having a good week. I just went back to work after an awesome week’s vacation. Got so much accomplished including joining the gym and went to my first Octoberfest. Al painted one wall in my stamproom a pretty pinky purple. I will show you the results once I find curtains and get them hung.
Take care friends.
Oh happy day! Look what I won from Hetty at Craft Chaos. It was such a delight to win coffee stickers and Hetty’s beautiful card. I LOVE owls and anything coffee just like Hetty. Her owl stamp is from Michael Strong. I love how she tucked the coffee cup under the wing of the owl. The background is so beautiful too.
Thanks Hetty. You made my day!
Hello dear friends. Today I’m showcasing a Technique Junkies October release called Incrediball Canning Jar Set with Cottage Cutz sunflower die (which I recently received from my dear friend Nancy). This jar set comes with Incrediball Labels, set of 5.
Until October 9th you can buy this canning jar set and all October releases at 15%.
Have an incrediball day!
Here in Canada, Thanksgiving is on October 12th. Al and I have a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend planned. On Saturday we are going to my cousin’s for dinner (I’m bringing my homemade perogis and a pumpkin cheesecake) and then we are going to partake in Octoberfest. Kitchener is the place to be for Octoberfest, and I’ve never been and am so excited.
On Sunday we’re going to a friend’s house for Thanksgiving dinner and again I’m taking our homemade perogis.
As a thank you for hosting us I made Thanksgiving cards. Sadly, the photo didn’t capture the Cracked Glass technique I used. This image was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS. The edges were distressed with orange SU ink.
I hope my fellow Canadian’s have a fabulous Thanksgiving.
Hello and welcome to Technique Junkies October blog hop. Today I’m highlighting two stamps: Oak Relief and Hawk,Small. You won’t want to miss a thing so start at the Design Junkies blog where the inspiration begins. If you came from the talented Sally Lynn MacDonald’s blog, you’re on the right track. Doesn’t Sally have cool work? I love her sense of style.
My first card uses Oak Relief. Steps to make my background:
- Cut black glossy cardstock at 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Dabble dots of Mica Gloss on top of the black glossy cardstock
- With your brayer, move the colour around the cardstock
- Let dry (it dries quickly)
- Using an embossing buddy rub all over the surface of the cardstock
- Stamp out Oak Relief stamp with VersaMark
- Sprinkle with gold embossing powder
- Heat set
- Cut a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ mat and adhere your Mica Gloss card to the mat
- Decorate as desired
- For my sunflower I cut out a Spellbinders sunflower and layered with orange, rust, and burgundy inks
- Using a flower making tool (it has a ball on the end), I rolled the inside of the flowers to bend the petals upwards
- I cut out a leaf from the Sunflower Spellbinders set and then sponged a darker green on the petal and adheared using Speed-Sew glue
- Last, Flower Soft was added to the centre of the flower
My second card uses two stamps. My background uses Pressed Stains technique from the April 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I think this technique is perfect for the Oak Relief background stamp. Next, I used my Prismacolor pencil crayons to colour the Hawk, small and used the Whisped Frames technique, also from the Technique Junkie Newsletter, to surround my image. Last, I cut out an orange leaf using a Spellbinders leaf. With it being autumn, I thought orange would be a great colour to use.
Please note that October release stamps are 15% off through October 9th. The discount will show up in your shopping cart at checkout.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you find this hop inspirational.
Boo to my fellow stampers! Black Cat is such a versatile stamp–there is so many ways to use this stamp. I love the way it looks in front of my clouds. I added Cuttlebug dies with it.
I live in an apartment and when I see all the things that one can use to decorate up their yard in their house I pine for living in a house. Halloween decorating seems to be becoming a big thing. Do you decorate?
My aunt is in love with butterflies so I created a birthday card for her by stamping white ink over top of black card stock and colouring with Prismacolor pencil crayons. Blending was done by colouring the lighter colour over top of the darker colour.
Paper: Paper Garden.ca
I had two birthdays to make cards for, so I made two of these. I stamped out with white ink and coloured with Prismacolor Pencil Crayons over top. No odorless mineral spirits were used. I simply blended by colouring the lighter colour over top of the darker colour.
Stamp: Inkadinkado flourish and SU sentiment.
Happy Birthday Mom and Terry Ann!
As you read this, I will be on a train for five hours. I’m going to spend time with my daughter and her husband. Sarah, my daughter, asked to have “mom time.” There’s no better feeling than someone asking to spend time with you. She promised me a game or two of scrabble which is what we play when we can. Tonight I am going to enjoy my birthday present from Sarah. We are taking a painting class. I chose to take the class that paints the Toronto skyline at night with a reflection in the water. We get to have a drink or two while we are painting, so the evening will be extremely fun!
On Friday I’m spending the day with Sarah’s father-in-law who promised to show me around China town. What a fun day that will be! Sarah has to work (for Free the Children) so she won’t be joining us. If you happened to catch We Day on TV, Free the Children is the business that puts it on.
Then, on Saturday, Sarah bought us tickets to attend the Food and Wine show with all kinds of famous Canadians in attendance. She bought us bracelets so we can sample the food and drinks.
Poor Al will be home alone. He’ll probably be relieved I’m gone so he can have a relaxing weekend as I often have a honey-do list. LOL.
Well, I had a lot to say. I promise to post some pictures of my weekend and my painting.
Boo to all you readers. Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to scare your friends then to send them a scary card using Black Cat. I paired Halloween Cuttlebug dies with this stamp. Trees are Spellbinders leaves.
The shaving cream technique has been around for a long time, but what hasn’t been around is using black as part of this technique. The one nice thing about this technique is that you can add three or four pieces of paper on top of the shaving cream technique before you have to add new ink.
I used a second generation background, as I discovered that by using Memento black ink didn’t cover the stamp well enough to end up with a dark image, so here I used black StazOn which gave beautiful coverage.
Now on to the tutorial…
Supplies: dish/plate/tray, foam shaving cream, alcohol ink/ink refills/food colouring, stick/straw, spatula, black StazOn
Spray a thick layer of foam shaving cream into a container/plate or tray
Drop colours of ink into shaving cream
Using a stick/straw, move colour around
Lay your paper on top of shaving cream and move paper around a little so all areas are covered
Using your spatula, scrape off all of the shaving cream
Your piece will show the ink placement
Once fully dried, stamp out your image and embellish and finish your card as desired
I hope I inspired you to try this fun technique out. Boo!