My stamping adventures

Monday, February 19, 2018

Crooked layered cards with video

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stamps used:  Rose bud/sayings by Altenew, background images by Hero Arts, Hot Potatoes, Magenta
This is my way of making what I like to call Crooked layered cards.  My way is just go for it and no measuring.  
If you would like to see how I created the layered backgrounds please go to this post with video or here to see another sample plus more links to yet more samples.
You can watch video below in this post or at my you-tube channel.

sorry for quick ending my battery ran out.  I will have another video with a little more information for these cards soon.
Thank you for stopping by and please come back again soon for more on this technique.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Layered backgrounds and video

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stamps used:  Map (blue) - unmounted unknown co., design images (green) - Unity stamp co.
I call this Layered background technique.  
1.  stamp image with white pigment ink.  allow to dry completely
2.  blend ink over white images.
3.  over stamp with white pigment ink and dye ink.
You can see how to do this technique in video in this post or at my you-tube channel.
if you like this video please give it a thumbs up.  I will be posting completed cards and more videos on how I created them very soon.  
thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

stamps used:  Stamper's Anon., Starving Artiststamps, Stamps by Judith
supplies used:  SU falling heart embossing folder, vellum
For one of my Valentines I went a little quirky with the crazy birds.  The second card I went old school with what I call Charlie Brown's tree.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Marvelous whale

stamps used:  Unity stamps
Last card with this background technique (in shades of grey) which, you can see more information on my posts here here and here.  Basically I stamped and embossed the bubbles with white pigment ink and white embossing powder.  next I blended distress hickory smoke and black soot inks over the embossed bubbles.  After that I stamped the little cluster of flowers with white pigment ink for more interest on the background then I die cut it out with a circle die.  Adhered the background circle to white note card, stamped and fussy cut the whale then mounted to card.  stamped saying and punched out with a label punch and adhered to note card.  I like this technique!  will be doing it more but next time with colors ... colors soon to come.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

bowl of comfort

stamps used:  Unity stamps

Yet another blended black background with white pigment ink and over stamping.  This one is a get well card with the set of bowls stamped, fussy cut then adhered to note card.  I stamped bowls again and fussy cut the center bowls and mounted them on top of row of bowls.
see more about this technique on my posts here and here.  

Friday, February 9, 2018

beautiful flower

stamps used:  Unity stamps
For this card I made a background that I saw on Jennifer McGuire's post where you stamp an image or big background stamp with white pigment ink and let it dry.  I stamped the big dragonfly with white pigment ink and after it dried overnight I blended on distress black soot ink.  I over stamped the cloud with same white pigment ink (although in photo it looks blue) and flower burst with black ink.  I then die cut the background with circle die and adhered it to white note card.  stamped the stem with black ink on the note card over the circle background then stamped and fussy cut flowers out and adhered to note card.  used a embossing powder puff then stamped saying with white pigment ink then embossed with white embossing powder.
I like the way this card came out.
You can another sample of this technique using embossing ink and powder in this post.  please come back soon to see more with this technique.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Hello friend

stamps used:  Unity Stamps
I did a fun technique from Jennifer McGuire's post where you stamp in white ink, let it dry then over stamp with same white pigment ink and/or dye ink.  on my piece I stamped and white embossed the bubbles then blended distress hickory smoke ink ... after that I over stamped the little flower cluster with white pigment ink.  After all that I die cut out a circle cutting off the side and bottom just for fun.  adhered cut out circle shape onto white note card ... stamped mermaid on separate piece of white cardstock and fussy cut her out then mounted to card.  hard to see in photo but I added some shimmer with my shimmer pen then stamped saying with black ink.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Art journal wk#52 - endings/beginnings

week #52 
theme: Endings and Beginnings
stamps used:  Stamping Up
In the idea of keeping it simple I stamped the ladies on separate piece of cardstock and layered onto colored cardstock.  stamped the squiggle background image with the same color I colored the ladies then over stamped the saying with black ink.
This is the last layout for this art journal.  I'm proud of myself (even if I do say so myself) for finishing the whole year!  hope you have enjoyed this journey with me.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Art Journal wk#51 Trees

Week #51 - Trees
stamps used:  Stampscapes
Kept this theme of trees black and white.  Went into my Stampscapes draw to look for images with trees ... big and small.  started out stamping the cabin in the woods then added some extra evergreen trees and a bare limb hanging off the top of the page.  The second side of the layout just has bare limbs hanging out all over the page with a swarm of birds flying in the air.
Toward the end of this journal I did start to keep it simple but sometimes simple is the way to go.  I knew if I kept trying to be artsy with different techniques and such I would have never finished this project and I did want to finish it.  don't get me wrong I still have a couple other art journals with techniques and only half full so they will be continuous but for this journal it is done and I am happy I followed thru the whole year.  Last pages will be shown very soon.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Art Journal wk#50 Quotes

week #50 Quotes
stamps used:  Paula Best Einstein group
Almost done showing all my pages from this year long art journal challenge.  Looked in my stash of rubber stamps and found these quotes from Einstein and thought ... there I go ... quotes for my art journal.  First I swiped on some color then got out one of my many alphabet stamp sets and spelled out quotes.  stamped the quotes on white cardstock and layered onto black and green cardstocks then adhered to pages.  did a little doodling around the quotes and done.

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.