Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sunday scrappin'

No, not scrapbooking--scrappin! I determined that at least once a week I need to play with my "leftover" stash, which is now quite considerable in quantity! The first picture above shows some inchies I made with a stamped, embossed Kokopelli image I found. I made a background for the Kokopelli with some printed vellum and painted the edges with gold Lumiere paint. The second is a card I made entirely from leftovers I found from past projects, jazzing it up a bit with some gold hole-less beads and some pressed real flowers. The stamped flowers were the first piece I picked up from my stash--a repeatedly stamped Hero Arts flower showing how chalk ink gets lighter as you stamp it without re-inking. The bottom striped pieced is Magenta scrabook paper, stamped with a Hero Arts greeting. I rough cut the zig-zag edging. The side scrap is stamped with Hero Arts grid in Ranger Adirondack cranberry ink, zig-zagged the edges, and added tiny little flowers I cut from another scrapbook paper piece. I then added the gold beads with diamond glaze to the centers.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Plaid Background

I loved making this plaid background! I used Hero Arts Box Plaid S5369 and inked it first all over with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mustard. I then colored about every third stripe with the edge of a Rusty Hinge pad. Then I turned the stamp a quarter way around and inked every third stripe with Barn Door. I then misted the colors and stamped on a white card. After it dried I cut the squares out and edged them with the Barn Door pad, streaking a little extra red on some parts of the squares. I then set the squares into a tile background using some dimensional adhesive of varying heights. Big dog, saying, and potholders also from Hero Arts. Chef's hat from Cat's Pajamas. Oh, I used the following Copics to color the dog: E15, E33, E57, and E55. I started with the darkest color around the edges of the dog, put the lightest color, which is a little pinkish, around the front part of his face, and then blended away. He is stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento, which adds to the brown color.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Take it Easy!

It's June! Summertime is here, and the livin' is easy! I hope you will be enjoying some time stamping and scrapbooking your summer adventures--camping, swimming, vacationing--live in the moment, like the card at left says! This card will be featured in Card Factory this Saturday at Stamp Antonio Arts. I used an Amuse notecard, pre-printed transparency from Teresa Collins, stamps from Hero Arts.
Speaking of Stamp Antonio, you need to know it will be moving to a shopping center near the intesection of Lockhill Selma and Loop1604. The move is scheduled for the end of this month, and we are hoping it will be easy for you to join us there! I am way excited about the move--two classrooms and an innovative store layout. We will be beefing up our class schedules, allowing space and time for fabric arts, papermaking, and children's classes, as well as our usual lineup of events. We will of course continue Artist Night Out, with some new features, like a full size refrigerator stocked with drinks and snacks for sale. (No Sonic or Starbucks yet nearby.) And of course our Hero Club will be in full swing. Our first event will be the Amuseapalooza with Geeta Suggs. Great things on the horizon!