Friday, January 12, 2018

Stamp Off Bird Banter Sketch Challenge

We are off and running in 2018, with a new Stamp Off
Challenge and new Occassions and SAB product.
Let me tell you, Buffy, Susan and I are excited!

Today, Susan designed a really wonderful sketch challenge, 
that allows for so many creative options.  

For this challenge, I decided to flip the sketch,
to make it look more like this toucan from Bird Banter
(on page 42) is perched on the Color Theory
Designer Series Paper Stack layer.  He prefers
the higher ground, so that he can survey his lands.   

I colored the toucan with
Stampin' Blends and then added sparkle with some
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (p 200).  He is perched on
some Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, rather than the
traditional leaf or branch.

Now that you've seen my sketch, please click over
to the challenge cards offered by Buffy and Susan.
They are so creative, and you will love their projects.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Amazing Butterfly Thinlits Brusho Card

I'm really excited about the Occasions and SAB (free items
to select from, with a $50 product purchase) products
that I get to play with.  They offer some mind-bending
creative opportunities.  The Brusho Crystal Colour, on page 26
is one of my favorites.  Brusho can be used/applied in at least
3-4 different ways, so that you can create a variety of
watercolor effects.  It kind of gives you the options of 
maximum control, or wild abandon.  

In this example, I sprinkled 3 Brusho Crystal colors on watercolor 
paper and then spritzed it with water.  I then let that try naturally.
The "amazing" sentiment comes from the Celebrate You
Thinlits Dies on page 17 of the SAB brochure.  This set
of Thinlits is outstanding, specially when paired with the
coordinating Amazing You set on page 16.  

I added the lovely die from the Butterflies Thinlits on
page 215 of the annual catty.  The red layer was run through the
Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impression
Embossing Folder on page 211.  I hope you enjoy
this project!  If you want more information on Brusho Crystals, please view the SU video below.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Bubble Over with Bottles and Bubbles Framelits

The Bubble Over set, with Bottles and Bubbles Framelits
Dies, on page 32 (Occasions catalog) is a dandy bundle.
First, it offers masculine card and scrapbook options.
Second, it is awfully darn cute!  The straw with the bendy
texture, bottle caps with texture, are the extras that 
make a card special.

If you would like more information,
please check out this video from Stampin' Up!