My stamping adventures

Friday, January 19, 2018

Art journal wk #49 create a list

week #49 create a list
stamps used:  bird on left hand carved by me, bird on right by Joggles
Really made this layout simple by using pages from paper pads.  stamped and cut out birds and adhered to the pages and done.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Art journal week#48 Splash

stamps used:  Stampscapes
Week #48 theme: Splash
I guess because these layouts are toward the end of the year I kept them simple.  Color palate is blue for this theme ... nothing out of the ordinary there and water theme stamps.  The stencils used on the left page is a design stencil that I have in my stash and I thought it looked like waves.  
That's all there is for today.  Thank you for stopping by ... see you again soon.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Art journal wk# 47 Thanksgiving

stamps used:  Altenew stamps
simple two page layout for Thanksgiving theme using this wonderful leaf layering stamp set from Altenew.  I had to use green inks first, of course then for the second page layout I used rust and yellow inks.  stamp the sayings from the same stamp set and done!

Monday, January 8, 2018

winter 9 squares

There are nine 3 1/2" squares on a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock.  This is my set of 9 squares but only one is mine...confused?  I belong to a local card swap group and this month instead of cards we decided to do these fun squares with a winter theme.  I put everyone's names on the squares ..... mine is the penguins in the middle.  I haven't put mine in a frame, yet.  
I also took a photo of Jeanne's (one of our members) squares but see how nice it looks in a frame.
You can see we put our squares in different places but all is good.  Jeanne also put her square in the middle.
This was a fun change from our normal card swap.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Art Journal week #46 clowns

week #46 - Clowns
Clowns is not my favorite theme but I went for it by grabbing a couple of images off the internet.  Why, do you ask did I not stamp?  I'll tell you in all my vast collection of stamps there is not one clown image.  But if you look closely you will see I did sample something.  do you see it yet?  the stitch circle is a stamp that I made into balloons by drawing the string with the bow.  
BTW who remembers watching BOZO the clown on T.V. when you were a child?  I do!  Have fun.
Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Art journal adventure wk#44 eyes and #45 birds

Two more weeks added to my yearly art journal.
Left side - week #44 theme Eyes
I started this page by just brayering some green paint ... I'll tell you a secret... I brayered the paint because I really started this page with an idea that I would draw my own eyes.  Well, that didn't work and if you look close you will see a hand drawn eye under the green paint.  So then of course, I went to my stamps and found an old cube stamp with these eyes in squares.  after that I went into my stash of papers and found a sheet with what look like postage stamps of eyes so there you have my eye themed page.
Right side - week #45 theme Birds
First I stamped two birds of which I had hand carved a couple of years ago.  why I used a rust color is beyond me .... just happen to be handy.  then back to that stash of papers where I found the postage eyes; I found bird postage so why not just continue with added it to my birds page.
thank you for stopping by.  more of my art journal pages to follow.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

art journal adventure wk #42 puzzled #43 outward from the center


I have been lacking in showing my art journal so here are a couple of layouts.

Left side theme is puzzled.  I used an old tool called Tiles template and yes, this one is of a puzzle.  I laid out the plastic puzzle piece then one by one removed a piece and stippled color.....till all the pieces of the template were colored on the page.  I stamped a big octopus with grey ink, saying with black ink and shells with green ink to finish the page.

Right side theme is outward from the center so I just drew a spiral starting in the center out to the page edge.  not fancy just done.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

stamps used:  Unity stamp co.
supplies used:  pattern papers, dies, Prisma color pencils.

Made a bunch of these cards using up some of 6 x 6 pattern papers.  basically I just cut up the pattern papers then adhered them to cards and added stamped images that I colored with my Prisma color pencils.  simple but effective cards ... at least I think so.
Enjoy the day and the holiday week.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas shakers

stamps used:  My Favorite Things Beast Friends, MOMR snow globe, unknown co. crystal ball
supplies used:  foam mounting tape, snow glitter, confetti, Prisma color pencils, stencils, acetate

Yes, I made a few shakers this year even though my husband fondly said, "shakers are so 1960!"  but I replied, "they are making a come back!"  it is true I haven't made a shaker in years so it was fun to bring back an oldie but goodie.  Since it has been so long since I made a shaker I did forget a few of the tricks ... tips ... so needless to say the first one was not a keeper.  teeheeheeee  Once I got back into the swing of making them it all came back to me.  I'm sure they will be appreciated by the precipitants.  
Happy Holidays to you and yours

Thursday, December 21, 2017

tags for holiday

supplies used:  TH sizzix candle die, fern and flower punches, Nuvo liquid dots, pattern papers
check it out!!! not one stamp used on these tags ... they could also be used for bookmarks.
I actually punched out these candles at a friend's house and made maybe six cards with them ... you will see cards in another post soon.  I had these candles left over and didn't need anymore cards so I figured why not use them for tags so I did.
Happy First day of Winter!   let's just hope our winter is mild this year and no 2 to 3 feet of snow.
thanks for stopping by ... come back again soon.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tea and sympathy

stamps used:  teapot hand carved, saying MFP
I carved this teapot years ago, and decided it was time to bring out my box of carved images to life again.  I used the pink rubber that you can get at the craft stores in the art section.  
Here is a photo of the teapot and some other tea related images I carved.  I've used different materials over the years for carving as you can see in this photo.  so get out your carving tools and rubber and carve away!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Yeti for Christmas?

stamps used:  MFT (My Favorite Things)
supplies used:  decorative papers, circle dies, Prisma color pencils
If you are like me you have a baggie full of cardstock scraps and another baggie full of decorative paper scraps.  admit it ... you do ... just like me.  
For these cards I got out those baggies and made some Christmas cards with a new (new to me) stamp set from MFT called Beast of Friends.  I saw it and just couldn't resist it.  
No real dimensions for the cards because I was trying to use up my scraps needless to say I still have full baggies but did use up some of the scraps.  The yeti is colored very simply with Prisma color pencils ... just wanted to add a little color and yes, I did do one of the Yeti's with a green face!  I just had to ... it wouldn't be me if I didn't do something green!  hope you like these easy peasy cards.