Showing posts with label Stampotique. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stampotique. Show all posts

Friday, September 15, 2017

CAS Mix Up Challenge - Watercolour Wash - Mid Month Reminder!

I'm here today to remind everyone that there's still time to join in the September CAS Mix Up Challenge
You have until Sept 24th to link up your watercolour wash CAS card.
There are several YouTube videos on watercolour wash over at the challenge blog so you can learn a new technique in the process!  We're always looking for new ways to be creative on our cards right?!

For my reminder card I used stamping, watercolour wash, wet embossing, dry embossing, Nuvo Jewel Drops and sequins!
I stamped my sweet Agatha Flower from Stampotique and the Monet quote from PaperArtsy using Archival Jet Black ink on a panel of watercolor paper.  I quickly covered the stampings with clear embossing powder and heat embossed them.  I did a water colour wash over the background with blue and green watercolor paints and water.  After the background dried, I water coloured the flower girl image  
(I had a little color bleed off her hair - oops! Oh well, no art is perfect right??)

 I added Orange Marmalade and Key Lime Nuvo Jewel Drops to the flower center and stem for a little gloss and dimension. 
 (Trying to show the gloss in this close up)
 So please join us and link up your watercolour wash CAS card up over at the CAS Mix Up Challenge blog!  

Stamps:  Trees and Flowers - Eclectica3 Alison Bomber - Paper Artsy, Flower Girl - Stampotique
Paper:  Canson Watercolor Paper, White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, watercolor paints, water, paint brushes, painters tape (to mask edge), Heritage Embossing folder - Provo Craft, Vintage Chic Sequins - Lucy's Shop, Key Lime and Orange Marmalade Nuvo Jewel Drops.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

July Destination Inspiration Post

I have a post up over at A Vintage Journey today -  I'm at the train station at Terminal #4 of this month's journey using these supplies in our travel bags:

1.  Product - Flower Dies
2.  Technique - Any marbling technique
3.  Color - Purple   (sounds like a movie doesn't it?!)
4.  Substrate - Glossy Card.

Here is what I made using the content of my travel bag.
and here's the back
Please check out my tutorial over at A Vintage Journey to see how I put this together!

I'm linking my project to:
Things with Wings (I have a bird on the sentiment banner)

Stamps:  Mini Bouquet - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, A Little Garden and It was the Sweetest - Stampotique.
Paper:  Gloss Paper - Ranger, Kraft Core Cordinations.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Stains Picket Fence, Wilted Violet and Twisted Cintron, Tiny Houses Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Flower Garden and Mini Bouquet Framelit dies - Tim Holtz, Grass strip die - MFT, Bird Punch - Martha Stewart, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, mini sander - Ranger, water mister, Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers, Clippings Stickers, Layers/Botanicals, Paper Dolls, Quote Chips, foam dots, Tombow Glue, slice of birch tree, Black Stabilo pencil, Black Embossing Powder, edge distresser.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Garden in Every Childhood Journal

Have you seen all of the wonderful journals using Eileen Hull's Sizzix Journal die over on Eileen's blog this month?  The Inspiration Team has been on overdrive!  And today I'm sharing mine.
and back
And if you'd like to see "how" there are lots of photos to come!
I die cut the journal out of Cream Little Sizzles Matboard using Eileen Hull's Sizzix Journal die.  Then I started inking the sides by rubbing Distress Oxide Inks onto my craft mat, spritzing with water and then dragging the journal pieces through it.  
The first color was Worn Lipstick.
 The second color was Spiced Marmelade
The third color was Fossilized Amber.  I inked all sides using the same mix of colors. 
(sorry the lighting was slightly different on my work table when I took the 3 photos below)
 To add a little shimmer to my covers - I sprayed them with Wendy Vecchi Buttercup Mica Spray. (not sure you can see it here?!)
I also inked some white card at the same time wiping up left overs on the mat figuring I might use some on my inside pages.
I assembled my journal gluing the two edges together being sure the holes lined up.  I looped 2 pieces of gold elastic cord through the top and bottom holes knotting them on the outside. These will hold the pages inside the journal.  I pushed two pieces of wrinkled seam tape, folded in half, through the middle hole, knotting it inside. 
(I had to punch the middle hole a little bigger to fit the double ribbon) 
These will be used to tie the journal shut.
Here's the knot of ribbon in the center between the two signatures. 
(Since the pages are tissue the bulk of the knot in the middle doesn't affect the pages.)
Now to choose what kind of pages I wanted inside my journal.  I decided to use some of Tim's Tissue Wrap in varying sizes.  I colored some Tissue Wrap Terminology using the same Distress Oxides I used on my covers.
And I used Brushos in Ultramarine and Orange to color some Tissue Wrap Melange.
I started by cutting the pages 7 1/2" wide by 9 1/4" tall - I cut some to 7 1/2" x 5 1/4" as I like to mix the size of papers in my journals.  
(I adjusted the width again after putting the journal all together as the pages extended beyond the edge of the cover a little bit!)
I got out some more of Eileen's Sizzix Dies to use in decorating my journal and it's pages.  I cut flowers using Stitchy Flowers and Leaf, butterflies from Birds and Butterflies out of Kraft Core Cordinations, made some pockets using House/Pocket Stitchlets cut from white Paper Leather from Sizzix, and cut the word SUNSHINE on one envelope using Word Stitchlets.  I colored around the SUNSHINE cut-out using Distress Crayons in Scattered Straw and Shabby Shutters.
Then I turned my attention to the cover.  I stamped this lovely There is a Garden stamp from Stampotique onto a piece of Sticky Back Canvas.  Then I die cut it along with a piece of Terminology Tissue Wrap using Tim's Arch Frame.  I adhered the sentiment to the tissue and the tissue to the cover.
I had cut all the flowers out of Kraft Core Cordinations paper - so I sanded each piece a little bit being careful not to tear the petals.
I layered several sizes and colors of petals together, joined them with an orange brad and layered them onto the cover using foam dots.  I also added some Botanicals Remnant Rubs, Design Tape, and Small Talk/Occasions stickers - all from Idea-ology.
Then I started adding things to my pages.  The Being Happy stamp on the inside cover is from Wendy Vecchi's Forever Art set, the flower is a Botanical Remnant Rub. 
On the right side - I made this panel by running a leaf from a Solomon's Seal plant in my garden through my Vagabond.  I learned about this technique on Splitcoaststampers - called Duoprinting with Chlorophyll  (a modern version of pressing flowers!)
you need:
Plants from your yard (practice to see which ones work best - some are too wet, some too dry)
Die cutting machine
Paper towels
Printer Paper
Cardstock or watercolor paper (I used white cardstock)

Fold the copy paper in half. Build the following sandwich: cutting plate, paper towel, folded copy paper (open), piece of cardstock, plant.
Place a second piece of cardstock on top of the plant. Close the folded copy paper (so the cardstock pieces and plant are inside the copy paper like a book), and place second cutting plate on top. Run through die cutting machine on the normal setting you use for thin steel dies.

I stamped over the plant print with a stamp from Stampotique and added a bird Remnant Rub.  I sponged the edges of the panel with Distress Spiced Marmalade and adhered it to the page with double sided tape. 

Here's a close up of the 2nd print I got from these Solomon's Seal leaves that I used on another page of my journal with A Little Garden stamp from Stampotique.
Another page - this is a leaf from my Bleeding Heart plant and Living is not Enough stamp from Stampotique.
One more page using Geranium leaves
and a sentiment stamp from Wendy Vecchi's Forever Art set.   I die cut a butterfly from the Tissue wrap with Eileen's Birds and Butterflies die set adhering it on the left page.  
A close up of the geranium leaves.
I stamped this sweet Agatha Flower stamp from Stampotique onto one of the panels I inked when making my covers.  The sentiment is from Wendy Vecchi's Trademark Art set.
I used the pockets I made with Eileen's House/Pocket Stitchlits die on two pages.  
On this one I added a die cut layered butterfly from Birds and Butterflies, attaching it to the envelope with an orange brad.  I used a strip of Idea-ology Design tape across the top and sponged the edges with Distress Spiced Marmalade ink.  I adhered it to the page with double sided tape.  I die cut 2 wildflowers using Tim's Wildflower dies and inserted them into the envelope adding a Big Chat sticker beside them.  
As stated above - I colored around the SUNSHINE cut-out using Distress Crayons in Scattered Straw and Shabby Shutters. Since I didn't embroider the word I needed to color it to be seen)
I put another die cut pocket on the inside of the back cover inserting some feathers found around my bird feeder into the top of the envelope.  I added a Clippings sticker (if they were let to fly away) and Small Talk Occasions sticker (nature's wonder) as well as a die cut butterfly.
A final finished view!

I hope I have inspired you to try creating your own journal! (and not put you to sleep with all my photos!)  I appreciate any and all comments left here!  Remember to check out Eileen's blog to see all of the July posts about Journals using her wonderful new die!  Happy Journaling!

I'm also linking my garden journal to:
Inspired by the flowers
Things with Wings
(Birds on front and back covers, bird and butterflies and bird feathers on inside pages)

Stamps:  There is a Garden, Living is not enough, Girl with flower, A little garden - Stampotique, Being Happy and Don't Wait from Forever Art set, Remeber This from Trademark Art Set - Wendy Vecchi Studio 490.  
Paper:  Cream Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, White Paper Leather - Sizzix, Kraft Core Coredinations, Natural Sticky back Canvas - Ranger.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxides Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber,  Ranger Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Eileen Hull/Sizzix Journal Die, House/Pocket Stitchlets, Stitchy Flowers and Leaf, Word Stitchlits, Birds and Butterflies; Tim Holtz/Alterations Arch Frame, Wild flowers die; Distress Crayons Shabby Shutters and Scattered Straw - Ranger, Idea-ology Tissue Wrap Melange and Terminology, Remnant Rubs/Botanicals, Design Tape, Small Talk/Occasions, Big Chat, Clippings Sticker, Brushos Orange and Ultramarine, gold elastic cord - Michaels, Mica Spray Butercup - Wendy Vecchi/Ranger, foam dots, wrinkled seam tape, double sided tape, Gel Medium - Ranger, Mini sander - Ranger.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Eileen Hull Inspiration Team - Stampotique Collaboration 3rd Post

This month Eileen Hull's Sizzix Inspiration Team is joining with Stampotique!   We were happily supplied with 6 Stampotique stamps of our choice - so you will see lots of variety over on Eileen's blog every Tuesday in June!

Today is my third post this month for the collaboration -  and I'm excited to share with you the project I made!
(if you missed them - you can see my first project here and my 2nd project here)
I love to store my craft supplies in artistic containers - it brightens up my work space and gives me visual pleasure!    I used Eileen's Vase 3D Sizzix die for this container to hold my 12 Ranger Distress Crayons!  I die cut the Vase out of black mat board.  Then I laid Tim Holtz Burlap Stencil over it and embossed it using Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste -  I kept moving the stencil to fill the whole area - not worrying if it didn't cover everywhere or got smudged a little here and there!
I set the die cut aside to dry and stamped this sweet Mela image from Stampotique onto white card, colored it with some Copics (BG10, R20, RV06, YR07, E00 and colorless blender) and then fussy cut around her.
When the stenciled paste was dry (within an hour) - I assembled the vase per the instructions - using ScorTape on one end piece and the bottom piece.
I  glued a Quote Chip on one panel, letting it stick out straight as it is quite thick and would crack if bent.  I glued Mela's shoulder to the edge of the Quote Chip and also put a foam dot behind her tummy, attaching her lightly to the vase as well.
I left her arms, legs and feet loose - liking the free form look of it. 
This will certainly brighten up my work space and bring a smile to my face whenever I see Mela standing there handing me a crayon!

I hope I have inspired you to check out all the fun stamps over at Stampotique as well as all of Eileen Hull's wonderful Sizzix Dies!
You will find all of the Inspiration Teams' projects over at Eileen's blog during the month of June!

I'm also linking my project to:

#32  Put a Stencil on It

Words with Meaning
Hearts (Mela has a big heart on her dress, and my heart is in creating art!)
Stamps:  Mela - Stampotique
Paper:  black mat board - Sizzix, white cardstock- Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Vase 3D die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Idea-ology Quote Chips, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing paste, Burlap Stencil - Tim Holtz, Copics - BG10, R20, RV06, YR07, E00, colorless blender.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Eileen Hull Inspiration Team - 2nd Post - Stampotique Collaboration

Today I'm posting my 2nd project as part of the Eileen Hull's Sizzix Inspiration Team's collaboration with Stampotique.   
(if you missed it -  click here to see last week's post).
This week, I made a coffee cup using Eileen's Mug and Spoon Die (SO sorry this mug die is now retired) as well as her Box - Make it 3D die to make it dimensional!
I started by stamping Stampotique's Wild Flowers stamp onto watercolor paper using Archival Black Ink so it wouldn't run when I added water.   I brushed water over the stamping and then started coloring with more water on my brush and paints.
When I finished coloring the image - I spritzed a little water over the whole image, wiped off the excess and dried with my heat tool.
I die cut 2 mugs - and then laid the image over the die (carefully to hopefully center it well!) and die cut the image.  I adhered the image to the mug.  I like to have dimension for the cup lip - so I die cut just the top of the mug and trimmed to fit.  I stamped the Plant Kindness sentiment on the strip and adhered it to the top of the mug.
I sponged everything with Ranger Distress Tea Dye Ink.    Here you can also see the piece I cut from the Box Make it 3D die - that will be the sides of the mug.  I only sponged down the center so the Scortape would stick to the tabs.
I've adhered one side to the back -  and then will do the front.
Here it is all put together -  with a 6 loop bow of wrinkled seam tape tied through both handles.
I left the back plain - just sponged with the Tea Dye Distress.
The sentiment goes perfectly with this image.
I added pink Tiny Twinkles to some of the flowers.
I've got some packaged biscotti that will fit nicely inside the mug for gift giving.  It would also hold a gift card or other small gift.
 You will find lovely inspired projects all month long over at Eileen's blog - where she will gather the projects from the Inspiration Team using Stampotique stamps and Eileen's dies!  I hope you'll check them out!

I'm also linking my project to the following:
#36  Put a Stamp on it

Stamps:  Wild Flowers, Plant Kindness - Stampotique
Paper:  Cream Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, Arches Watercolor Paper.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories:  Mug and Spoon Die, Box Make it 3D - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, water color paints, water, brush, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Scor Tape, Tombow Glue.