Monday, May 27, 2013

Glitter and Lemons?

As a Designer on the Get Inky! Design Team this is my spin on our Glitter challenge going on at our challenge blog.  I made this summery card with the intention of it being used as an all girls (sorry guys) only crafty party invitation.   The outside reads "When life gives you lemons" and the inside reads; "Make lemonade".  Both sentiments are from the "Joyful Jars" cling stamp set from Blue Moon.

The sentiment on the face of the card was stamped with Barn Door red Distress ink by Ranger, and I stamped it onto a digital stamp "Banner" from Get Inky! for Blue Moon Creation.  The papers I used are from my stash of G 45 Bathing Beauties papers. I made the lacey border on the papers' edges with a Creative Memories border maker and Scallops cartridge.  The mini pom pom trim and the dotted swiss ribbon trims are both from Stampin' Up!.  Note that the little brads holding up the banner are tall glasses of lemonade, these were from my own stash.  I used the jar and the handle stamp from the Joyful Jars Cling Stamps collection from Get Inky!  I stamped with black Archival ink onto some scraps of plastic left over from some packaging.  I traced the outline of both images with a black glaze pen to add some relief.  Once the ink was dry I added   extra fine glitters by Glitter Ritz.  The lemonade in the jar is actually just the bottom part of the jar which I stamped onto a scrap of card stock and coloured with pencils.  The ice cubes and lemon wedges are also stamps from the Joyful Jars collection which I stamped onto white card stock, coloured with glaze pens and added Glitter ritz. The ice cubes and lemons are under the plastic and over the lemonade to give it that 3-D look.  I used dimensional foam and some paper manipulating techniques to give the lemonade a concave look and adhered the plastic and papers together with Glossy Accents.  The whole jar is fixed to the card with dimensional foam.

I hope that this gives you some inspiration on how to use stamps and glitter.  Please check out the challenge blog and give it a try!  Also, join us from Saturday June 1 to 3 for our very first Blog Hop!  We are all very excited about this.  

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Turquoise Rain

Hi everyone, here is my art journal page that I made earlier this week as it was raining and I was feeling down.  It continued to rain all week but I am not down anymore.  I made this page by spraying on several shades of Dylusions mists and water.  I also splattered some diluted acrylic paints.  I wrote the poem about Rain and added a digital image from Bugaboo designs which I coloured with my copics and colouring pencils.  I drew the large raindrops and decorated them with some Turquoise Stickles.  As a Designer on the Team for The All That Stickles Blog  I made this for the Linky party.  Go and see what the other gals have done and join the party.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ice Cream Blog Hop

Welcome to the Ice Cream Shoppe Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!

Summer is almost here... and that means it's almost time for 
summer's favorite treat... ice cream! Bring on the cool scoops of your favorite ice cream flavor,  ( mine happens to be Heavenly Hash) the never-ending list of toppings, and of course, you can't forget the cherry on top!
Today the All that Stickles design team has created many different
 ice cream-themed projects for you to savor. :) And what's our 
favorite topping?! Stickles, of course!

For my project, I made...

a box type drawer for storing my overflow of die cutting cartridges.

It all started with this left over box from a gift set of bath products I had.  The bottom of the box seemed too cute to toss into the recycling bin.  I kept the box for a while not knowing what I would do with it.  In the process of re reorganizing my studio and in the spirit of this blog hop I remembered my cute box.  It turned out to be the perfect size to fit on my new shelf just below my die cutting machine and it holds my cartridges just right.  I decided to bling up the ice cream and candy just because it is my studio and it is kind of the only spot in my house that has pink girly stuff!  I also dug out some fun little ice cream cones that had been repurposed from some pony tail elastics.  I collect all sorts of things, cause you never know!

For the bling I chose these yummy Stickles:  Candy Cane; Cotton Candy; Icicles: Pink; Orange Peel and Fruit Punch.  I added some dabs here and there and some dots along the top on the pink fringy banner.

This is a closer view of my stickles work.

Finally I just had to add a stickle cherry to the top of one of the little ice cream cones, and some stickle sprinkles for good measure.  Using my hot glue gun I affixed this little gem on to the front center of my new box drawer, to use as a pull knob.

I had fun making this and it is really useful.  I hope that you enjoyed my project.  Keep hopping along to see what my team mates have created.  They are talented gals!  Also if you would like to stay in the know about my other projects please leave a comment below AND leave your email in the follow by email box on the left.

Thanks for visiting.

We have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday May 22nd at All that Stickles.

5 Digi Stamps of Winner's Choice

1 Stamp Set of Winner's Choice

$15 Gift Certificate for Digital Stamps

10 Digis of Winner's Choice

Your next stop is Julie's blog.

Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks for hopping! :) Don't forget to check out our Cotton Candy Linky Party!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cupcakes in the studio...

I have been busy re organizing in my studio lately, but paused a while to continue working on this mixed media canvas I had started.  It is a fun piece that I wanted to use the digital stamp image: "Cupcake Curls", from Get Inky! for Blue Moon Creation.  I download the cupcake and printed it onto regular copy paper three times and cut out the different components.  I transferred one image directly to the canvas and then I proceeded to adding the layers of collaged old book pages from a vintage Betty Crocker Children's Party cookbook. I also added some pieces of torn cupcake liners.  With gelatos and glimmer mists and paints I worked up the background.  I cut out a red cupcake base from some scrap thick scrapbooking paper that I ran through a paper crimper to give it that cupcake liner look.  The frosting I made with white paint, gesso a heat gun and then white puffy paint and more heat gun.  I added Cotton Candy coloured Stickles by Ranger as sprinkles.  The cherry on top is a faux ruby heart gem.  The ribbon around the base is from my stash.  The fork at the bottom is a party remnant.

I hope you enjoy!