Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer Time Fun Challenge

This has been a fun challenge and you can join in, check on the Dream It Up blog to see what you can win. A couple of weeks ago Louise Healy did an interesting double glitter technique using Tim Holtz Distress powders and I decided this week that I might give it a try.

I did something a little different, for the background I didn't use a stencil. I used double sided mounting paper which is available from Dreamweaver. I started off by mounting a piece of card stock to one side of the mounting paper, then I turned it over and cut a wavy line on the resist paper (don't cut all the way through you just want to cut the resist paper) and carefully removed just that portion. I then sprinkled Frayed Burlap Distress Powders to make it look like sand and heated the powder with my heat gun. Next I cut a straight line at the half way mark, I sprinkled this area with Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter using Silver, Wingfield Blue and Robin's Egg Blue, this became my water. The last half of the card ws sprinkled with Blue Jeans distress powders. When that was finished I used my spatula and regular embossing paste to make the foam on the beach.
I set this aside to dry and while this was happening I taped my stencil LL329 Beach Chair onto a piece of white card stock and rouged in color using a small stencil brush and the following Momento inks: Tangelo, Danube Blue and Gray Flannel. I used the Picasso LL332 to mask the umbrella to keep the blue and orange stripes from getting the colors muddied.
I hope you are all having a great summer, see you next week.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Classes at Scrapbook Territory

Dreamweaver Molten Magic

Florals and Dragonfly with Copic Markers
On July 28th I will be teaching two classes at Scrapbook Territory. Dreamweaver Molten Magic and Florals and Dragonfly with copic markers. Check in with the store for more details.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Southwest Summer

Our challenge this month is summer fun, this card reminds so much of Tucson where my Mom and Sister live. It is a vibrant town full of color and wonderful designs.

For the background I started by pasting the Mosaic Swirls background on pale yellow card stock with regular embossing paste. Remove the stencil, clean and set the pasted background away to dry. Next I took some light blue card stock and dry embossed the Cactus in Pot stencil (LL 492) with the big shot. Leaving the stencil in place color using pan pastels. Cut down and place on layer of rust card stock.
THe background should now be dry, reposition the Mosaic stencil over the pasted area and rouge in the following colors: Morocco, Tangelo, Cantelope and Dandelion all inks are by Momento. When done layer onto rust card stock then layer the cactus in pot to the background.
While I am truly a California girl, I love and appreciate the beauty that the desert offers.
Hop on over to the Dream It Up blog and check out the stencil you can win if you send us your wonderful creation. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Life's a beach !!!!

Our challenge this month is Summer Fun and what's more fun then the beach. I have been looking at my paper this week trying to decide what I was going to do. I found this fun paper in my stash from Graphic 45 called Oceania. It's from the Tropical Travelogue collection. Now that I picked the paper it was time to decide what stencils to use I decided on the Sand Dollar (LS12), The Nautilus (LS 4) and the Sea Turtle (LM 179). I stencil the nautilus and the sand dollar onto Coordinations Color Core card stock (Harbor)  with Stampin UP's Whisper White Pigment ink. When the ink was dry I ran the sea turtle stencil through my big shot to dry emboss it onto  the paper, then I sanded with a sanding block, letting the core color show through. I layer it all together. Then I added 3 Aqua rhinestones and I used navy twine to tie on the little shovel and bucket charm. I'm hoping that while my boss is on vacation next week that maybe I can get in a little beach time. I hope everyone is having a great summer.
Don't forget to play along with our challenge, You could win a great new stencil.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thursday......Really ?

I can't believe it is already Thursday and I don't have a post ready. I hope this is not  a sign of how this month is going to go. My daughter Rachel is having a small surgical procedure done today and I guess this has been on my mind this week. Please keep in your prayers. Lucky for me I had this card done that I am teaching in a couple of weeks at Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley.
I used the Cypress Tree stencil (LG 650 ). The first thing I did was to distress the paper using Adirondack Denim ink leaving a white area in the middle. I then taped down my stencil and pasted the image with Black Matte Paste, remove and clean the stencil. When the image was dry I repositioned the stencil and pounced on some glue ( Palette Stamp and Stick Glue Pad) using a jumbo dauber keeping the glue just around the edges. I then painted on the Metallic F/X, the colors I used were Kiwi and Cocoa. I added some Stampendous Mica pieces from their Frantage collection at the bottom of the tree. This tree takes me to the beach and that definately says Summer to me.
I hope you'll play along in our Summer Fun Challenge, just go to the Dream it Up blog and link your creation to Mr. Linky or e-mail your card to Lynell's e-mail and she will get it onto the blog. My computer is having an issue today so to see what you can win go to the Dream It Up blog and check it out, a sneak peek of a new stencil coming out at CHA.