Friday, November 3, 2017

Stamp Off Challenge Colorful Seasons Sketch

Hey friends.  Thank you for joining Susan, Buffy and
myself for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This is our
first for November.  Time sure is flying.

This week, we have a wonderful sketch challenge.
Sketch challenges are my favorite, and I prefer "simple"
sketches, so that you have a good base to build on.

I tried to orient this card vertically, but the elements 
worked better on a horizontal orientation.  I wanted to
create a fall card with some glitz, so used a lot of gold components.
The leaf images from Colorful Seasons (p 147) were spritzed and stamped in different colors, on watercolor paper.  Once dry,
I gold embossed the leaf images over top.  I gold embossed
the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp 
set (p 24) on to black c/s, to create some drama.

These components were layered on to a strip of 
Bundle of Love Specialty DSP on page 189.  Finally, the
card base was run through the Brick Wall Textured
Impressions Embossing Folder.  I colored candy dots
with a gold Sharpee Marker

I hope that you liked our sketch.  Remember to check
out the lovely projects created by Buffy and Susan.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Stampin' Blends You've Got This

Welcome!   Happy day after Halloween.

Today is a good one.  The Stamping' Blends go on sale!
The Stamping' Blends are alcohol markers that are a 
blast to color with.  We have a set of 12 available for 
your coloring pleasure.

This is a sample of coloring with the Stamping' Blends,
with the flower from You've Got This on page 101.
I used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and 
Calypso Coral on Whisper White.  They blend beautifully.

If you want more information on the Stamping' Blends,
Please check out this video from Stamping' Up!

Also be sure to check out this video on the 
Color Me Happy kit and set, available while supplies
last only.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Stamping Blends meet Colorful Seasons

Since the Stamping Blends are going to be released on
November 1st, I thought that I'd share another card
with you.  This is a very simple card, given the right tools!
I used the Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie Stamping' Blends
to color in the leaves.

The Colorful Seasons set on page 147, paired with the Seasonal
Layers Thinlits on page 216 will get the job done for you,
in any weather.  The Old Olive layer was run through the
Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (p 211).
The strip of Woodland Textures Designer Series Stack on page
187 is a great backdrop for the leaves.