Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Playing with the Cameo....

Happy Wednesday. I have a layout that I wanted to share that I did over the holidays....

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my title and the Santa Claus. I LOVE MY CAMEO. I also cut out my flower with it.

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Zig Zag ...Embossing Love!

Happy Day! I am sitting here with my coffee and 90's Pop Music playing on Pandora. A fun way to start my day! ...and of course being able to share another fun card. It is super simple, with only one technique: embossing.
I used Adirondack Embossing Powders from Ranger: Red Pepper & Butterscotch. I laid out two pieces of paper, one for each color. After stamping my background stamp with Versamark, I sprinkled one color on sporadically and then knocked it off. I then came in with the second color and did the same. I embossed the heart the same way. I then adhered it with a pop-dot.
Both stamps are from Hero Arts new releases! Love the new stamps!!!

Have a creative day!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Stamp + Water = Love

Happy Monday... Today I have such a fun technique to share! I stumbled across it while playing in my studio this weekend...
Here is the card I made:

...and here is the technique!
I started with watercolor paper and stained it with Distress Stains.

 Next... this is the fun part!!!
I stamped my background stamp... are you ready??? using water!
I laid the stamp down, with the rubber facing up, and misted it with water. I then laid my paper face down on top of the stamp and used a stamp press to apply pressure.

 Because Distress Stains react with water the image shows...

You can use this technique with Distress Ink too! Hope you have been inspired!
Happy Creating!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Coloring Crayon Resist

Happy Saturday! Today I want to share a technique I recently learned.
Here is a card that I made using it...

It is a fun resist technique using coloring crayons!
Take a stamp and face it rubber side up. Lay your paper on top and rub the crayon over it. Just like we use to do when we were kids and would rub leaf patterns on to paper! I used a white crayon on my project. I then used Broken China Distress Ink and inked it up.. the crayon resisted the ink!

I can't wait to see what it looks like using colors! Have fun creating this weekend!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Paper Patch Crafts & Pineapple Drinks

Happy Tuesday! Today I have a layout to share! I did this for a sketch contest that is going on over at Paper Patch Crafts Facebook Page. The challenge is to create a layout based on the following sketch:

 ...and here is what I did with it!

Me and My Pineapple Drink! These are pictures from a luau we went to in Maui. It was so much fun. The paper I used is paper that I bought in Hawaii at a local scrapbook store there: Island Paperie. It is designed and made in Hawaii! The shells you see are real, they are from a necklace I had. The two flowers in the bottom right hand corner are stamped and color with Copics.... these are stamps I bought in Hawaii too!

Hope you have a creative day!