Tuesday, May 24, 2016

MFP Wild West BLOG HOP day 1 COWGIRLS RULE

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP



The Wild Wild West
 BLOG HOP
Ride em Cow Boys!!
and Girls!



JOIN US EACH DAY, May 24-27 FOR SOME RIDING HORSES FUN. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND DT INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT to the May 27th POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop WESTERNED THEMED STAMP SETS Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) Try one of the tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the May 27 post. The winners will be announced on June 11, 2016 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is Friday June 10, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
May 25-- Faux Wood Technique by Marilynn
May 27-- Technique by Sandy

Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Cowboy Fun projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by June 10th and 
check back on June 11, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 


I used Cowgirls Rule set. I stamped the horse and girl onto wood grain dp. I also stamped them on white card stock and water colored them. I fussy cut them out cutting off the reigns because I knew the one on the dp would have it. It made fussy cutting it out so much easier. I added silver metallic rub to parts of the saddle. I used a die to cut out the image. I went around the edges with an old marker that had run out of ink ages ago. I dipped the end of the marker into glycerin and then just drew around the edges and then added silver embossing powder. I added lace and pearls and burlap. (cause little girls in the wild west can be feminine and outdoorsy at the same time) I stamped the sign and hung it using a brad and twine. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sympathy card

This last week I had a lot of requests for certain types of cards. I had graduation, birthday, wedding, baby cards and a sympathy card to make. It is so much easier for me to make cards for happy occasions. I kept putting off making a sympathy card, but I knew I had to just do it. I used MOJO Monday sketch. 449  to make my card. I used UNITY - Here today here tomorrow set (butterfly) and VERVE -Forever in our hearts.  I substituted the butterfly for the circle on the layout. I took the square panel and covered it with lace and burlap. The long vertical panel in the sketch, I used gold netting ribbon. I put a layer of cheesecloth over all of that. I embossed a piece of tea stained cardstock and added gold metallic rub to the raised areas. I added pearls and brads to finish up my card.  I am sharing this card with
Addicted to Stamps Challenge 127 (To use lace and pearls on a project)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Graduation Card

I needed a graduation card for my pastor's son. I have known I would need this card for a long, long time, but didn't make it until the day of his graduation party. I think there is a lesson about procrastination in there somewhere. I needed ideas fast so I went to pintrest, which led me to this post on this blog by FAIRLY CRAFTY. 
 I used her card as a starting point, because I was really in a hurry to finish, I didn't follow her directions. I just looked at her photos and I crafted my card.
This is how my card looked when I first finished it. With a pocket under the cap.

 
I was going to put cash in the pocket but at the last minute decided to put a gift card in. And of course it was too big for the pocket.  So after making an envelope for the gift card, I added "class of 2016" and I colored one corner of the envelope black to line up with the card.

 
 Inside view of pocket holding envelope with gift card inside.

I think I might make some more of these and next time follow her directions, but I am happy about how my card turned out.

I'm sharing it with DL.ART Thankful Thursday 180.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Framed Fairy


This week's  splitcoaststampers MIXability challenge is to FRAME IT UP. I made my frame using faux barnwood technique. I made another little fairy dancer. For her dress I cut roses from the dress dp. I added quilled roses, ribbon, pearls, rhinestones and embossed wings.




Floral Fairy Dancers

A Day for Daisies challenge #147 was to PAINT IT UP.

Using the wonderful digi image that they provided, I made two cards. I turned the little dancer into a fairy by adding wings. I made the wings by embossing a butterfly with a psychedelic transparent embossing powder. I added glamour dust to add that extra sparkle.  On both cards after I printed the girl, I made a mask for her and used a toothbrush dipped in white acrylic paint to splatter the cardstock.

 On this first card. I paper pieced the skirt and colored her in with prisma colored pencils. I stamped the little circles with Lizzie Anne FUNKY FLORAL stamp. I added dots of glamour dust to the circles. I also stamped little dandelions at the bottom. They are from MFP set called NATURE'S BRUSHSTROKES. I stamped them with white ink and added glamour dust to them as well. I added quilled roses. Pearls, lace, brads and cheesecloth finished it off.

For my second card, I thought it would be neat to have the fairy holding a cup of coffee. Because I printed her on the green cardstock I paper piece not only the skirt but the girl as well. I printed her on white cardstock and watercolored her. I added rhinestones for her necklace.
 I stamped the music notes ) STAMPlorations MINI MIXED MEDIA BACKGROUNDS. I also stamped the FUNKY FLORAL circles and dandelions. I added silver INKAGOLD metallic rub to the circles. I edges them with glamour dust. For this fairy I added extra glitter to the wings to make them really sparkle.


I made it into an easel card. I have been working on my hand lettering of sentiments. It isn't perfect, but practice will get me closer to it.


 These cards are also for:
TUESDAY THROWDOWN - EMBOSSING
and
DRAGONFLY JOURNEYS -DANCE WITH FAIRIES

Friday, May 13, 2016

Flowers on the Wall bring butterflies.

Today's Mix-ABILITY challenge is to be inspired by wallpaper. MIX172
 While, my wallpaper card wasn't inspired by any specific wallpaper, I was thinking repeating squares and I was also thinking about this old song .
 I stamped the butterfly on a piece of kraft cardstock. I masked it and stamped an old SU little frame stamp. I didn't draw lines, or measure to make them line up. I wanted them to be a little random. But hey since we were thinking about wallpaper, I pulled out some drywall tape. I masked the butterfly and rubbed gold metallic rub over the the tape.

This photo shows the metallic rub
I put the mask down again and stamped a little flower from  Lizzie Anne Funky Floral set. I stamped the flower in all the squares.

To color my butterfly I used 4 different colors of blue crayola markers that I scribbled onto an acetate folder. I sprayed the scribbles and water colored the butterfly starting from lightest blue to darkest blue.
When done with the blues, I went over the top with a thin coat of the metallic rub to make the butterfly shimmer.
On the back of the card. I drew two lines with a ruler and a black ink pen. I stamped the "post card" sentiment from MFP set called ALL POSTAL.
I added dots of glue and glitter to the centers of the flowers. I also painted with the metallic rub on the petals of the flowers. I stamped one little "HELLO"from the Funky Floral set to finish the card.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Praying for you- Poppies

 The splitcoaststampers color challenge today CC582
used these colors.
I tried my best to match. This is what I pulled
 from my paper stash to start my card.

Here is what I created.

 I did cracked glass technique on the poppies at the suggestion of my daughter. My friend Pam had a freak accident at her house last night where a cabinet fell off the wall. I broke some glasses. She was pretty sad. My daughter thought doing cracked glass might make her smile. This card is going to my friend Grace as she continues in her fight against cancer. It has Romans 8:28 stamped on the green panels. I am trying to practice my hand lettering. Only way to get better is to practice, practice, practice and practice some more.


Friday, May 6, 2016

Believe...

The Mix-Abily challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers MIX171 
is to put fluffies on your card. That could be a fluffy image as a focal point or actually use something fluffy on your card. I was stumped at first until my friend Terri said "pom-poms" I knew I had some fluffy pom-poms somewhere in my stash. So after a few mins of searching I found them. After that, the card just kinda took over and told me what it wanted to look like.   I love the sparkle with the glitter, the gold paint and the sequins. I also love the little caterpillar. But my favorite par is the letter I. I love how it has the words "Individual" and "Interesting" around it.  It describes my style.