Saturday, September 24, 2022
Friday, September 23, 2022
I've been so impressed by the depth and detail in embossing folders lately.
Sunday, September 18, 2022
- Load your MISTI with stamps of choice - I used Altenew's Leaf Clusters - and your favorite watercolor cardstock. [my current favorite is Fabriano hot press]
- Grab your daubers or blending sponges and choose some Distress Oxides that make you happy - I was thinking Autumn today.
- Add ink directly to the stamp as you'd like then give the stamps a spritz of water using a fine misting bottle like TH Mini Mister
- Close the lid of your MISTI wait a few seconds and have a second panel of paper at the ready - you won't believe it, but you will get a second stamping!
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022
Thursday, September 15, 2022
I dug really deep to find that tube of Dina Wakley gesso that was included in a Simon kit YEARS ago!
I've only ever used it to create white splatter, so I was happy when Hilary chose it for their CAS Mix Up September 2022 challenge! Then I watched all the videos to see the possibilities... the very last video sparked a little idea!
Out came a never-before-used stencil set from Pinkfresh Studio called Wintry Forest - intended for ink, I just used gesso for every layer and ended up pouring fine glitter over the last one for a little sparkle. Yikes! it took more than a day as each layer of gesso had to dry before I could add the next! When all the drying was done, I blended Speckled Egg DOX over the entire thing, then spritzed it with water [good thing I started off with watercolor paper!] and dabbed off the excess. The skyline took the ink beautifully but the gesso-ed areas were just a bit stained by the ink ... here's the result:
I'm not thoroughly convinced this was a huge success, but it is kinda pretty. One more card for the Christmas stash - that's always a good thing!
A quick reminder to get your sparkle on at The Flower Challenge, my friends!
I have tons of sparkly foiled backgrounds made from the leftovers in my stash! One of them came in handy for another way to add sparkle to your cards!
See that flutterby peek-a-booing?
My Concord & 9th sentiment was created using the die to foil and the shadow die to cut!
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
No, I haven't lost it! In fact, I just found the perfect sentiment to complete the
'echo, echo, echo'
I wanted to play along with Just us Girls!
Would you believe this is my FIRST TIME entering the JUGS Challenge?? Between Carol's challenge, and a need for a fun birthday card I finally got 'er done! Sorry it took me so long my friends!
Monday, September 12, 2022
Friday, September 9, 2022
Monday, September 5, 2022
Sunday, September 4, 2022
Hello my friends! Time for a new challenge from The Flower Challenge - and time to get your sparkle on!!
The lovely flowers where this little bird is perched was calling [or cooing?] for a bit of sparkle today! Here's a closeup so you can see that bit of stickle-sparkle in action...
Friday, September 2, 2022
I have had such fun with that technique of adding ink to stamps with daubers, spritzing, and stamping I learned from Dawn at Wplus9! I decided to take another look at my stash to find other sets that would benefit from this same technique! My Altenew floral stash had plenty to work/play with!
Here's a peek at what you'll find over at the Doodlebugs Blog today: