Gingersnap Coffee & Cream Entry

Another challenge for the hot beverage month over at the Gingersnap Creations Blog! This time it’s all about using the colors coffee and cream! I used to not be a fan of brown, until a few years back when brown was making it’s comeback in fashion, home decor, and crafts. It’s definately not the brown color combos from the 70’s! I love browns, tans, mixed with blues, pinks, and turquoise. But this time we can only use cream with brown, and to me it says elegant. I made a card base with brown, and stamped the swirl MSE stamp with brown pigment ink and embossed with clear. I love stamping on patterned paper, and my new Basic Grey was used here. I used my spellbinders dies for the labels, and the sentiment is from Unity stamped with the same brown ink. The ribbon and twine is from May Arts. Love their ribbons! So head over to Gingersnap Creations and check out everyone’s art! Thanks for stopping by!


C of C #29 Entry

Weathered wood is the technique this week at Linda’s StudioL3 Blog go check it out! I only have 4 of Tim’s texture fades, so I chose the Bingo card for this one. I think it came out well this time. The label at the bottom was cut with my spellbinders die, and weathered it too. The sentiment is one from my Ippity set. I made the chain links with some wire I had. The butterflies were added for color. They were made with AI on glossy cardstock. Stamped with another Ippity stamp, and cut them out, and used glossy accents to attach them to the ‘wood’! I used vintage photo color on everything. There are already lots of cool artwork posted, so go have a look!

Under the Sea Dezinaworld Spot Prize Challenge!

June’s theme this week for her challenge is under the sea. Click here for all the details, and see everyone else’s art. Art. Now, that word to me makes me think of painters, people who can draw, do collages, and 3d objects. This piece I made is as close to art as I get. I don’t think of myself as an artist. I am an advanced paper crafter! Some blogs I follow have some real artists for sure, and I love seeing their work! This pop up card took me 2 hours to make, and kind of reminds me of a kids project! All the sea creatures are stampin up stamps that my sister in law gave me, and have never used! I colored each one in with markers, and cut them out. I do love the ocean background. I used alcohol ink in stonewashed, pearl mixative, and a stampin up reinker. It came out well! The rest? Well just interpet as you will. Can’t wait to see what everyone else makes over there. Their are some very good digital artists! Go check it!

Gingersnaps Redhead Challenge

Gingersnaps blog challenge is tea bag folding. I’ve never done this type and it’s quite simple. Click here to get more info, and the template! I used double sided paper on mine, and with cotton candy stickles, followed the pattern of the paper. This did wrinkle up the paper some since it’s not heavyweight. I cut two labels from my spellbinders die, and stamped with one of my Ippity stamps. I used pop dots on the back of the label, so the flap tucks behind it. And what a better gift to a friend than putting a stamp inside! I taped a piece of clear plastic to the inside so the cling stamp would cling! If the paper hadn’t wrinkled I would have stamped the inside, so I left it plain. Can’t wait to see everyone else’s bags!

ccc #28 fragments!

Well, this one was really fun! I had to go to our local Jo-Ann’s and get the fragments, cause I’ve not used these, only memory glass. They were on clearance there! As was some of Tim’s other items! I hope they are making room for new stuff, and not quit selling it! So, anyway, I got busy with these fun little things, and as I was working I thought it would be nice to make myself some wearable art. And I love the sound they make when they clang(is that a word?!) together! I used cranberry, meadow, and eggplant AI. I have trouble with my Archival ink drying on plastic or acetate. The only color I have is green, so maybe the black only works, or this is old ink. But it dried some, and made it work for me. Check Linda’s blog here for info on entering, or checking out all the other amazing art this week!!

Better late than never for the CCC challenge!

Well, I made it! Barely. Masking is not my better skill, so I’ve put it off till today! I did achieve to do a scrapbook page with this technique! Check Linda’s blog here to see what it’s all about! And, honestly, I have none of Tim’s masks, no reinkers, so I made do with what I have. The stencil is from Tattered Angels, and I used a discontinued Stampin Up reinker. A little smooch spritz also joined the mix. There are 2 pics because my husband has my camera out ice fishing today, so I had to scan in my 12×12 page. It came out pretty good though, and I’ll put it into the scrapbook that only my 4 year old and I look at!!

Time to check out everyone else’s art!