Monday, March 28, 2011

QKD Challenge March week 2

For the 2nd week of March we had a sketch challenge over on QKD. Here's the sketch...

And here's my take on the sketch. The papers are from CTMH and I used one of the girls from the Deadling sets from QKD in the creepie cuties collection. I stamped her with chocolate ink and then colored her in with pencils.

~happy stamping~

Sunday, March 27, 2011

QKD Challenge March week 3

For week 3 over at Queen Kat Designs, the challenge was a photo inspiration. Here is the photo.....

Wicked shoes right?! Don't you love them!!! I was inspired to pull out my shoes stamps, which I have tons of. (During the day I work for a catalog company and I'm the coordinator for the shoe catalog, so I collect shoe stamps instead of real shoes.)

Anywho.... I decided on this stamp, I have no idea who the vendor could be so if you know please let me know so I can give credit. First I stamped the image in black ink and I knew I wanted to add some bling since the photo inspiration had so much eye candy going on. So I put down a layer of liquid glass from CTMH (love that stuff) and then pulled out some beads. Then after making my selections I carefully placed them into the liquid glass. After I was done adding beads I still had some empty space on the shoe so I used glitter glue in several different colors to fill in. Then I used a blue gel pen to color in the bottom and heel of the shoe for extra color and shine. I framed the shoe with black CS then stamped my sentiment on another piece of white framed by the black card base.

Super fun! I think I'll be adding beads to more projects :)

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~happy stamping~

QKD Challenge March week 4

For week 4 over at Queen Kat Designs we had a color challenge. We were to use mint, ivory and coral in our project. Well let me tell you I had to go through all my stuff for paper that would fit close enough to those colors. I have nothing in mint so the closest I could find is sweet leaf. So finally I found this wonderful paper from CTMH in the Twitterpated paper pack. I started with an ivory card base then added a layer of sweet leaf then a layer of the texture paper. Then I stamped my little hedgehog in chocolate ink on another piece of ivory CS and after distressing the edges with sweet leaf ink layered him on sorbet (closest to coral I found in my stash) CS. After searching for sorbet color ribbon with no luck decided on chocolate ribbon. I think it turned out pretty cute. ~happy stamping~

Monday, March 21, 2011

SDC26: Animals, insects or birds

This challenge is for Stampotique Designers Blog. The theme this week is to use animals, birds or insects on your project . I had so much fun learning a new technique for the last Stampotique challenge (see previous post) that I wanted to try it again.

The technique is faux barnwood and you can see it much better on this sample than on my first attempt :) . I started with cobalt blue acrylic paint with a top layer of white paint. I cut this to size and mounted on orange CS. I stamped the dragonfly (SU!) in orange and it's hard to see here, but I outlined the wings with glitter glue to add some shimmer. I used a scallop punch to make some flowers from some book pages and then distressed them with orange ink to tie into the base card and dragonfly.

Thanks for stopping by!

~happy stamping~

Triple Tiara Challenge week one

The theme for the March week one T3 challenge over at Queen Kat Designs Blog  (yes I'm a couple weeks behind) ... is to use alcohol inks or destress inks. So that inspired me to break out my Alcohol Inks that I've had about forever but never took out of the package.

The colors I used are from the Nature Walk set - butterscotch, wild plum and stream. After applying the inks I used blending solution. I'm really pleased at how this turned out and can't wait to get more ink colors :) I attatched this CS onto a black card base. I used Jet Black StazOn to stamp my skeleton from Paula Best onto white glossy CS and cut out. I decided not to color in the skeleton because I didn't want the detail to get lost and thought with the colorful background having it just black and white really makes it pop.

~happy stamping~

Monday, March 7, 2011

SDC25: Faux Barnwood Technique

For this Stampotique Designers Challenge they wanted us to use the Faux Barnwood Technique or another technique from Technique Junkies.

For my card I started with the color plum for my base coat then orchid for the top. I stamped Glimmering Hope in black in then colored with pencils and cut her out. I also used a purple gel pen to help set off some of the lines in her dress and outline her bow and star. I punched 3 small flowers from some text pages then added a pink gem in the middle of each. I dont know if it was because I was drying it or because it was on cardstock but the crackles turned out smaller then my first attempt that I did in my journal so they are not as noticeable unless it's in your hands, but I still liked the way it turned out and this is a super easy and fun technique.

I added some ribbons and wrote "I feel pretty" because that's the song that's always in my head when I use this stamp :)
Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to check out the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog because the design team has some awesome samples with this technique.