Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Lighthouse Silhouette from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps

Did you ever record a craft making video for You Tube but either accidentally delete it or the video gets corrupted?  Yesterday both of those things happened to me! The file corruption actually happened twice!  It is very frustrating when you put your heart and soul into video and talk to yourself (narrate) for 30 plus minutes each time.  I felt as if nothing could go right.

Then I began to play with this beautiful stamp from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps and the beautiful scene went very well. And though I was not able to make a video (our internet was acting up), I was able to capture a good photo in full daylight of the finished product.

This is an amazing stamp. It is very dramatic and punches a powerful impact.

I used distress oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral. This probably wasn't such a good idea on my part. These inks react with water, and I used Staz On to stamp the image. So, even though I hit the background panel with a heat gun, the ink reacted and stayed splotchy no matter how many times I hit it with the heat gun and re inked.  As a result,  I had to color the image in with a permanent marker. The next time I make this card I will use a different ink!   I completed the look with a black mat on craft card stock.

I have a few additional Blue Knight Rubber Stamps that I will be featuring on my Blog. Please let me know what you think!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Swirly Bloom Stamplorations Stencil

I enjoyed making this card and thinking about warmer summer days to come.

I used a stencil "Swirly Bloom" 
  ARTplorations [stencil] by Stamplorations to create the background.

l also used Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze in Tangerine and Lemon over the stencil to create a 3D background on the card panel. 

After the Glitter Glaze dried, I stamped the Lemon STAMPlorations clear stamp using Brutus Monroe raven detail in.  I colored the lemon in using various colors of alcohol markers. 

I die cut the sentiment "Sunshine and smiles" by Ultimate Crafts in orange and three times in white.  I glued the three white sentiments together and the orange one on top of those.  This created a stacked sentiment and gave it a 3D effect.  I took a piece of scrap paper (light yellow with polka dots) and torn it to fit a scrap piece of cardboard that I had in my stash.  

Link to the MODSQUAD challenge:

Linking to:
Mod Squad Challenge: use a stencil (Stamplorations Swirly Bloom Stencil in the background)  http://modsquadchallenge.com/use-a-stencil/

Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge: use a stencil (Stamplorations Swirly Bloom Stencil)   https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/search/label/mixed%20media%20challenge

Stamplorations Never Ending Challenge: Anything Goes Challenge Stamplorations products (Lemon Stamp and Swirly Bloom Stencil)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Another card for the ModSquad Challenge

 This is another card I entered into the Mod Squad Challenge this week.

It features three feathers from Unity Stamps. The ink is three different Ombre Ink Pads from Hero Arts.  The Sentiment is embossed with Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder in Raven.

Here's the link to the Mod Squad Challenge:

Mod Squad Challenge – Design in 3’s

This card was made as an entry into the Mod Squad Challenge.

"They say that odd numbers are pleasing to the eye, so this week’s challenge to have 3 items on your entry as the focal image."

I created this card with Unity Stamp Company red rubber stamps from the July 2018 Kit of the Month "Stand Tall" and with Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigments.

Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigments are highly pigmented liquid water colors.

Link back to Mod Squad Challenge:  Kitchen Sink Stamps Mod Squad Challenge Page:

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