Sunday, July 31, 2011

Studio 490 Fun

I just love Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 products!!!  I've used her stamps and Art Parts on these cards combined with some Tim products (grunge, printed paper, butterfly and flower dies, Ideaology) and, of course, Ranger products... Distress Inks and Stains, Archival Inks, Paint Dabbers, and manila cardstock. 

Art Parts on this first card - flowers, stem, frame, scallop borders, ink bottle.  Butterfly punched from grunge.  Kraft resist paper for the background.  

The second card again uses flowers and stem art parts.  Paper from the Crowded Attic stack.

This last card uses manila cardstock colored with Distress Stain and then stamped for the background.  Bottle and scallop borders are Art Parts.  Paint brushes are stamped on grungeboard, cut out, inked and paint added to the bristles.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Brayer Is Not Sad Anymore

I hadn't used any of my brayers in a long time.  While we were in Minnesota the beginning of June we stopped at a stamp store not far from my mom's and my hubby some some cards using Stampscapes and thought they were really nice.  I've had a few stampscape stamps for many years but not really used them.  

Along comes Father's Day and I wanted to make a card for my wonderful husband so I pulled out my brayer, some white glossy paper, a Kaleidacolor pad (blue breeze) and one of my Stampscapes and proceeded to make this first card.  I also stamped the Hero Arts Love stamp along the bottom coloring in the hearts between the words.  A simple card but he likes it. 

Well I just couldn't stop with one :-))    Our daughter's birthday is also in June and I made this card for her.  After brayering on the color I flicked it with water, blotted and dried.  The weed-like image is a Hero Arts Stamp.  The bird and saying are Tim Holtz.  And Ideology token to finish it off.    

I also made her an atc.  Glaze pen added to the dots of the weed and also some glitter gems.

Our boys go to camp for a week in June and I always mail them a card.  This next card was for Nick, our 17 year old that loves music.  Again I brayered on the color, stamped over it with a music image, flicked it with water, blotted and dried.  The scripture is an Our Daily Bread Design stamp.  The butterfly is cut from Studio 490 Clearly For Art using Tim's small butterfly die and inked with alcohol inks.

And this next card was for Tim, our 14 year old that also likes music but is also into vehicles and 4-wheelers etc.  He is always saying we should paint our house bright orange - ha!!!  So I used a Studio 490 Art Part old car that has a matching stamp and embossed the image on the art part with a bright orange embossing powder.  The "belt" image is also Studio 490.  The scripture stamp is Our Daily Bread Designs.  Ranger's white Accents to make the dots around the background.  A fine tip black pen to make the squiggles below the belt.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Created Byhand Challenge

This weeks challenge (details here or here)  is to use 2 colors.. I chose Distress Inks wild honey and worn lipstick... and, ya, I used gold Krylon on edges.

Using and ink blending tool, I inked the #8 manila tag with both colors, spritzed on some water from a distance and dried it giving it a mottled look.  Stamped the butterflies with worn lipstick and the quote with Archival Ink jet black.

The hearts were stamped with worn lipstick and embossed with clear embossing powder, cut out, inked over with wild honey and edged with the gold Krylon pen.

The silk ribbon was colored with worn lipstick.  The adornment heart was colored with salmon alcohol ink as were the white sticky back pearls. I also went around the edges of the adornment heart with gold Krylon.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

And the Winners Are.............

But First :-))  I want to thank each and every one of you for visiting, for commenting, for bringing joy to my life!!!!  You are a blessing to me!!!  I wish I could send each of you a package!!!  But know that I am sending you invisible ((HUGS)).... be sure and catch them!!!


The first blog candy post HERE  --  the winner is Gloria L.

Gloria L. said...

It's a bird... It's a plane... It's ........... your imagination running free!


The 1st Class post and candy HERE  -- the winner is Jodi

Jodi said...

Sooooo cool!!!!! I love the color combos you chose. The piece just pops! 


The 2nd Class post and candy HERE  -- the winner is Nelda

Nelda said...

Absolutely precious project you did! Love it! Love it! Nelda in TN


The 3rd Class post and candy HERE  -- the winner is McStamper

 McStamper said...
I love your jewelry. Thanks for a chance to win.


The 4th Class post and candy HERE  -- the winner is Netty

Netty said...

Oh wow your configuration box is totally fab Wanda. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x


The final blog candy post HERE  -- the winner is Georgee

Georgee said...

Wanda, I have enjoyed this week with you so much thanks to your generous spirit. If I don't win any blog candy I still came away a winner. Thanks for your inspiration and overwhelming generosity.


Winners, please email me at the address listed in my left side bar with your name and address and I'll get your packages mailed.  

Friday, July 1, 2011

It only seems fitting..........

Since I started with a blog candy post before sharing each class I think it only right to end with a Blog Candy post... or would you rather I didn't :-))  I'm giving away what you see in the picture... the tiny attacher is used (works great), but since I won an autographed tiny attacher during the Compendium of Curiosities challenges I don't really need two and I'm giving away the one I already had along with refills.  There is also a Retro Grunge paper stack, iron gate On-The-Edge die, and two Quietfire Design rubber stamps.  Now all the things I've been collecting for quite some time to use for blog candy will be going to new homes and I can start all over :-))  I hope you've enjoyed the week!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For a chance to win just leave one comment on this post (everyone may enter) and I will pick a winner on Sunday, July 3rd.