Sunday, March 25, 2012

I made it I made it!

If you remember a few blog post past on a card for the Design Team try out for Viva Las Vegastamps! Well I'm am happy to tell you that I am made the cut! The 3rd time is the charm! and to think i wasn't going to try out again this round. I'm nerves and excited about this new adventure. Click on the blue to see the rest of the team members.
Here is a quick little card I made. I used a piece from the Retro Collage by recollections. I stamped the Poodle glasses  in  black versafine ink pad. colored with colored pencils. on white cardstock backed with black cardstock. attached everything With Miracle tape.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Playing with Alcohol inks on photo paper

A few weeks ago I wanted to see how clear embossing resist would work with alcohol inks. I had some backgrounds that I have done on photo paper months ago. The first one I did I used the Umbrella man from the clear stamp set I have from Tim Holt. Stamped him in clear ink pad and embossed with clear UTEE. It did bubble up a bit bit not too bad, and I could cover.I used my brayer with black memento ink pad and brayered over it. I took a baby wipe the black ink off the embossed image. Then I noticed that some alcohol ink was coming up too. I was like hmmm. wiped up a little more. The I took some yellow home made spray that was yellow and smooshed it around the atc with my finger. It was a bit sticky due to whatever is on the photo paper, but as it dries it will no longer be sticky. It looked really cool! I then stamped the sentiment that goes with umbrella man. spread the paper with some yellow and blue to match.

The middle atc was the first one I did as described above.
Then I wanted to play some more. I took a bunch of backgrounds I made and stamped them with different stamps from that set. the 2 on either side I used the clock. Basically did the same as described as above but this time I took off a lot more acohol ink off. Sprayed with a bunch on Lindy's sprays . The one on the left I used the ticket stamp. And stamped umbrella man on white cardstock and sprayed with magenta homemade spray and yellow spray to try and match the colors of the atc. that one isn't done yet. The one on the right I stamped the birds on a wire. I stamped umbrella man again on white card stock and sprayed with colors to match the atc background. Cut him out and glued him down and stamped the sentiment then sprayed it to match the atc.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Viva Las Vegas DT tryout

I am once again trying out for the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team. You can check their blog here

This card kinda evolved quickly. The background is the technique Tim Holtz did during the 12 tags of Chirstmas. I've done this technique before, as you saw in other blog posts. Its a fun one.

I put some metal tape on a peice of paper which is 4 x6, as this was going to a postcard for Darcy's postcard challenge, if the one I was doing doing go right. Well 2nd postcard I was working on, as the 1st one bombed.  Not wanting to waste it I deiced to play.

I used 4 different craft paints. Neon pink,  hot pink by Craft Smart; hot pink by folk art, and Brilliant Magenta Matt Acrylic by Blick's. After it dried I sanded it. I then used Black Soot distress ink over it. and poured clear UTEE over it and zapped the heat gun.

I then looked around my desk and saw a picture I printed of me when I was a baby wearing a Micky Mouse hat. I knew I had this stamp by VLVS that would go good with it. I went and grabbed that stamp. stamped it on white card stock in the black soot distress ink pad, because it was handy. lol I cut out the photo and went over the edges in black soot. attached the photo with foam tape. did the same with the sentiment.  It needed something else, I knew I had smaller pics of the same photo. Cut 2 out and also cut a different one I have. edge all in black soot. glued one of the ones like the big picture, and then put foam tape on the other one over that one. the other picayune I put glue on one part and foam tape on the other.

Mounted it with black card stock and then matted that on a white cardstock base.  I kinda like it. :)

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Secert Sister box swap goodies I made for my partner

Mid week last week I think it was we were all watching Laurel doing an impromptu ustream where she was altering a cricut cartage box. Some how along the way a secret sister box swap was born. I went back and for about joining, my deal was postage, but I dove in and joined the swap. it was a quick deadline to join the swap.

The details of the swap was to decorate a box ( you can either make a box or use one you have) and then fill it with handmade stuff or stuff in your stash. NO BUYING!

We got our swap partners on late Friday night. :P and of course the little over achiever that I am (funny i was never one in school LOL) I did most of my crafting all day Saturday and some on Sunday too. Some things in the box that were hand made were made way before this swap even excited, and needed a home. I mailed it off on Tuesday( I would of mailed if off Monday, but time got away from me. :P)and everyone is mad at me for finishing so fast. :P My partner got it today (as of this post writing its Thursday March 1st). So the video is uploading on you tube and I am writing this blog post. :) and everything is UIU!  =D

I did not make the box. It would not be pretty and frustrating if I did. lol The box is a candy box that is about 10 inches long and 5 inches wide. give or take a quarter inch. I used the breath paper collection by Prima. Top of the box I smashed some bottle caps and glued in 2 pics from back of a calender in them. The flourishes are grundge board elements dots. painted in 2 greens. The domino I made way before the swap.

I made a couple of domino's. One I turned into a pendant, the stamp I got as a freebie from custom crops. The other domino the stamp is by Stamp Clinic.

I made a tag. The paper is Retro Mod stack by DCWV. The images are by bugaboo digis. I added lace I had gotten from thrift store at the bottom. And the ribbon at top i got from Dar in a RAK and I colored it with Rudolf Nose Red and Bucket O Blood Red by Lindy's.

I made 2 altered CD's. the first one I used the Retro Mod stack by DCWV and I used a digi stamp from Meljen's designs. The 2nd CD I just used some pages Restoration Hardware catalog and stamped some gears with gear dies cut from foam.

I made a little envelope mini useing the stack the deck binding. I made the envelopes with papers I got from Felicia in a rak and used the Create a lope envelope templates. I gave her 6 other envelopes in brown tones and made her another mini one in red that I did not take pictures of.

I made a 5 x 7 canvas. I did a base layer of red. added some music paper and tissue paper. then a layer of green craft paint. then more tissue paper, and some water down black craft paint. then I covered all the layers up with adding the images on it. lol. The baby is from a calender, the flower and licence plate is scrapbook paper scraps. The tree is a chipboard die cut resist from Hampton art that i used distress inks on it.

And the last thing I made was this book. I saw it in an old scrapbook magazine. I looked at it and was like I can do that. So I did. I used 8 coffee filers and sprayed them with various lindy sprays and other sprays. Papers for the covers are from Breath collection by Prima again. Also for the cover I used some lace that was dyed with dark chocolate truffle starburst stain by lindy's and a sticker lace. and I used some stickers that were in my sticker stash, that I stuck on card stock and cut out and used foam tape on them. Glued 2 coffee filters to each of the inside covers. Then a strip of glue in the middle of the filter.