Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MFP Stamp shop January Blog Hop day 2




Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 January Blog Hop. 

 We're doing something different to start out the new year. We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Design Team will show you their "Favorite" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive their choice of one of the "Favorite" Stamp Sets we have featured.

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win a "Favorite" Set of your choice! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) The winner will be announced on 
Jan. 31, 2015 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 is 10 PM EST on Friday Jan. 30, 2014

Let's get started!!
Here's the Design Team:

Pat 
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Come on back tomorrow for more FAVORITES!! 

  One of my all time favorite MFP sets is:



JAVA TIME



 These first two cards are ones I made last year with this set.

I made this card this week using the smaller cup from the set.
I also used the coffee rings stamp. I combined the coffee cup image with burlap, puzzle pieces, cheesecloth and a little wooden piece that says "Coffee Time" I stamped the cup and  rings with black stazon ink. I watercolored the cup. I added gold wink of stella to the cup as well as copper metallic sharpie marker. I took three puzzle pieces and on the back side of the piece, one I painted with cream acrylic paint, one I used Inka gold copper metallic rub and the last one I took a black sharpie marker and colored it in. I like the texture that the burlap and cheescloth and sewing add to the card. Thanks for taking a look.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MFP stamp shop January Blog hop


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 January Blog Hop. 

 We're doing something different to start out the new year. We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Design Team will show you their "Favorite" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive their choice of one of the "Favorite" Stamp Sets we have featured.

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win a "Favorite" Set of your choice! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) The winner will be announced on 
Jan. 31, 2015 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 is 10 PM EST on Friday Jan. 30, 2014

Let's get started!!
Here's the Design Team:

Pat 
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Come on back tomorrow for more FAVORITES!! 

The stamp set that was one of my favorites was

POLKA DOT COUNTRY.
The chicken makes for a great get well card. I stamped the chicken with black stazon ink. I watercolored it to match my designer paper. I took some of the matching designer paper to make a little tissue box that pops ups inside the card. I like the font for the sentiment from another MFP set called:


BIRDS AND TREES



Friday, January 16, 2015

Love makes the world go 'ROUND

Today for the mixed media challenge at Splitcoaststampers.com, MIX 103 Repeat,peat,peat. The challenge was to take a shape and repeat it on your card in different ways. I chose the circle for my shape. I made a circle shaped card,. circle shaped gears, circle shaped polka dotted dp from ADORNit called Mint pixie dots, little circle dots from SU itty bitty background stamp and finally the circle sequins.
 

This card represents a lot of love from stampin' friends.
The supplies I used on this card were gifts from stamping friends.
Pam- copper inka gold
Jennifer- sentiment stamp, and sequins
Debra - brown envelop that I punched little hearts out of
Paula- Chipboard letters
Angela- die for cutting gears
Terri - for the connection she made with ADORNit for the dp.
 

Can't you just feel the love?
I can.
I really liked how the letters turned out. I inked them with a teal colored ink and then rubbed the copper inka gold on the top. I also stamped with the inka gold.I put some on a lid and added some water and it was easy then to stamp with it.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy Static Electricity Day. A SHOCKING MIXED MEDIA CHALLENGE

Today I get the honor of being the mixed media hostess on Splitcoaststampers.com.  MIX102

National Static Electricity day is celebrated January 9th.  I thought it would be fun to see what creative ways we could use our mixed media to create a representation of static electricity on our projects. I looked at several images of static electricity for my inspiration. 




So my mixed media challenge for you today is to use 2 or more different mediums to add random squiggly lines on your project. You can drizzle paint, scribble with markers or colored pencils, splatter ink or paint, Glue twine or string to your project. Let your creativity SPARK, just make some static electricity.



How I made my card for today, was I took embroidery floss. I put the floss over my white cardstock. I then sprayed the cardstock with several blues, silver and gold paints. When it dried, I lifted the floss up and where the floss was, masked the cardstock and left random white lines.






 Embroidery floss on cardstock.


 I sprayed it with silver paint


I then sprayed it with light blue, sky blue and electric blue paint.


Then I sprayed gold paint.


After letting the paint dry enough so it wouldn't smear, I lifted the embroidery floss off of the cardstock. What was left were masked areas of white that made me think of static electricity.









I had my friend Pam help me with an example.

Monday, January 5, 2015

ADORNit Blog Hop

It is my pleasure to join the ADORNit blog hop. 
If you came to my blog from Pam's blog then you are in the right place. 

The products that ADORNit gave me to use are unique and fun the first projects I made were these two coasters. 

I used one of the  BE AWESOME art paintables.
 I used watercolors to paint them. I then mod podged  it to a tile coaster.

I made this second one using one of the  LADYBUGS paintable.

I waterolored it as and mod podged it as well.

ADORNit also has fantastic fabric. 

I used BURNISHED MUSTARD to make some hand warmers.
I used a flower die cut to cut the flowers. I sewed a circle in the middles
I filled them with rice. I zig zaged around the edges to give them a tattered look.



I made this wall calendar using OWN KIND WONDERFUL PAINTABLE  
I also used an ADORNit wood bracket shape.I painted it and added BEIGE DAMASK 
I sprayed the base with gold shimmer spray paint too.  



I used more art printables to make these two desk calendars. 




I am the last one on the hop. So my letter should be the last clue you collect. My letter is"Y".
Hope you have fun hopping along with us.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Mix100 tone hue shade tint

It is hard to believe that Splitcoaststampers is having it's 100 mixability challenge today. It is a challenge to play with tone hue shade and tint. THIS ARTICLE really helped me to define these terms and helped me decide what to do for the challenge. 

I took a bottle of paint called. "Laguna" it is a turquoise colored paint. I poured 4 puddles of the paint onto an acetate report folder. To one puddle I added white paint. To another I added black paint. and To still another I added both white and black and I left one puddle alone.  I took a piece of cardstock that I had printed a digital grunge paper in black and grays. I wanted to add the colors to this grunge paper but not in small brushstrokes, So I took a paper towel and dipped it into the puddles. I pounced the paint on a scrap piece first to get most of the paint off and to let the texture of the paper towel show through the paint. I did this with all four puddles of the paint.

This photo shows the painted grunge cardstock.



My good friend Debra gave me a butterfly stamp for Christmas. She knows how much I love butterflies. I love that it has script at the bottom of the stamp. I stamped it using black stazon ink. I watercolored the butterfly and greenery. I also watercolored the script. I tried to match the four colors on the background with my watercolor. To get the difference in watercolor you add more water to make it lighter instead of using white paint. When this panel was dry I went around the edges with a gold Sharpie metallic marker. I added gold fabric paint to the butterfly and I added  smooch to the four corners. I finished my card off with some black cardstock, gold thread and cheesecloth. 






Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Glitter Sisters

 This year has brought many blessings and surprises. One of the biggest blessings has been the friendships that have developed between the ladies on Mountain Plains Crafters. I was blessed to get to meet Terri in real life. These ladies are my crafting sisters. The other day, after talking about how we are crafting sisters, Jennifer said glitter is thicker than blood. I said we should make glitter cards in honor of our friendship. 
 I knew I wanted to make poinsettias on my card with red glitter. I was going to use red cardstock with red glitter,  But when it came time to get started,  I decided to use my encyclopedia pages with my die cut. I scribbled with tombow  liquid glue I sprinkled red glitter over the scribbles.
I used gold thread in my sewing machine to add some interest to the background and to add the  cheesecloth When I was done sewing I sprayed the whole card with gold shimmer paint. This photo shows how the gold shimmer paint looks on the black cardstock.


 I added Aleene's tacky glue to the center of the flowers and put some gold beads. 



The cheesecloth, drywall tape, and encyclopedia pages made a very non-traditional looking card, but I really like how it came together. Kind of like our friendship. We are all really different in our tastes and styles and experiences, but when we come together it just works. 

 

Check out what my craft sisters have made. HERE.