Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sunsational Stamps Swim Time Fun

Greetings crafty friends. LeeAnn here today with my latest inspiration project. This one is using the Swim/Beach/Ocean theme.
For this project I used 2 of our great stamps:
Cool Cari:
Cool Caleb:

The first thing I did was use tumbled glass distress ink to formulate the summer sky look. After printing the images, I cut away the raft from Caleb and the ball from Cari. using some rectangular stitched dies and lawn fawn grass and hillside stamps I cut the landscaping and pool. I placed Caleb and Cari in the pool and the raft and ball outside in an arrangement that made me happy. 

All images colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers:
Tree: DG3, LG2, GB7, TN3, EB5
Pool Float: FL2, FL3
Beach Ball: DR6, TB5
Body: FS2, FS3
Caleb's Hair, Eyes: TN3, TN4
Caleb's Float: LG5, DG1, TB4
Caleb's Goggles: DG1
Cari's Hair: LY2, CT2
Cari's Eyes: TB4
Cari's Float: FL1, PL1, IG1
Cari's Goggles: PL1
Background Sky: Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

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Joy Clair Fathers Day Inspiration

Greetings crafty friends. LeeAnn here today with a little Father's Day Inspiration using the Father's Day set from Joy Clair.




The process used is as follows:
  • The card base is 4.25" x 5.5", the black later is 4" x 5.25" and the top layer is 3.75" x 5".
  • Using Warm Sand color Powderpuff Chalking ink I created the sand trap. I then covered it with post-it tape. 
  • I then used Jade and Seafoam Powderpuff Chalking inks to create the green.
  • Once this was dry (doesn't take these inks long) I used Versafine Onyx Black to stamp the imaged sentiment in the upper right corner. 
  • Once I was sure the sentiment was dry, I used double sided tear tape to adhere all the panels together and my project was complete. 
I hope you have enjoyed this project and it has given you inspiration to use this set to make cards for yourself. 


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #243- Holiday

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. Today I am here with Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge #243 Holiday Theme. I chose a Christmas card for my project and looked through my stamps to see which set I wanted to use. I chose a Mama Elephant set called Over the Rainbow. This set came with four dies and eight stamps, and let me say they stamp and cut quite easily.



Using Archival Black I stamped out my images and then My sentiment (Lawn Fawn Winter Unicorn Set) was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black Once my images were dry I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the Unicorn and Rainbow. The Castle was colored with Wink of Stella Silver and Black. The clouds and background were completed using Fireworks! Summer Sky. My background is made using Tim Holtz Watercolor paper.

I hope this has given you the inspiration needed to join us in this weeks challenge. I really look forward to seeing all the entries.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Air Smiles


Greetings friends and fellow crafters. I'm here today with an entry I made for the May challenge over at A Blog Named Hero's blog. The sponsor this month is Honey Bee Stamps. Link up #30

So, going through my Hero Arts stamps I decided that this set from 2013 would be great since summer is almost here, and I am ready.

Special Delivery



Image result for hero arts let's chill clear stamps

So, after going through my stash and finding the sets I wanted to use, I made my plan.  Using watercolor paper and my distress inks I went to work. The beachy area is completed using Wild Honey and Dried Marigold. The water area is Mermaid Lagoon, and the sky is a combination of Broken China and Tumbled Glass. 
Once it was dry I used a cross stitched globe die to cut out the section for my shaker. 
I stamped the Palm  Tree, Crab, Bird, Plane, and banner with Gina K Black Onyx Permanent Dye Ink and used my Scan n Cut to cut out the images. 
Using my Zig CCRB Markers I colored the images.
The Crab is in the shaker section with all the little shimmery shells. I used double stick tape and tear tape to adhere all my elements together. 
I hope you have enjoyed my project, the list of supplies used is here:

Hero Arts Let's Chill stamp set
Honey Bee Special Delivery stamp set
Hero Arts Distress Inks
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Gina K Permanent Black Onyx
Kat Scrappiness mini Pearlescent Seashell Sequins
Lifestyle Letterpress Crafting Media Sheets
Globe dies

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Quick Quotes- On Lake Time

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. I'm here with Quick Quotes today with a special project. Let me tell you the stamp sets from Dare2BArtzy were the inspiration for this project, and this paper and ink from Quick Quotes was absolutely perfect to bring it together. 

Items Used were a paper from Anchor's Away and Adventure Awaits, Clock set from Amazon, 2 Dare2BArtzy stamp sets, Brother Scan N Cut and 2 Powderpuff inks. 

Using my stamp positioner I stamped out the images I wanted to use including the sentiment. The sentiment and the paddles were stamped using Mocha Mama Powderpuff Ink.

The lemon slices and lemonade jars were stamped using Buttercup Powderpuff Ink. I then placed foam squares on the back of each image and used double stick tape for the sentiment panel which was cut from Anchors Aweigh AW100. The background is made using Adventure Awaits AD103. 




 My finished product. I am so happy with my clock. My husband loves it and wants to put in the living room, but in my craft room, it will stay for now. 

Supply List from Quick Quotes:

I hope you have enjoyed this project. I'll be back later in the month with another stamping project. Be sure to come back tomorrow and see what our next great designer has in store for you. 




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spring Flowers #rrcb62

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a project I made for the Retro Rubber challenge blog with the theme of Spring Flowers. If you are not familiar with Retro Rubber, the stamps used must be at least one year old or older. The stamp set I am using for this project is Art Impressions-Hampton Arts SC0650 dated 10-06-2014.



Making this project I stamped the lady (daughter said she looks like A Scary Movie Grandma) and the plants, then used my Scan n Cut to cut them out.

Once that was done my Spectrum Noirs went to work:
Slippers and Scarf- HB3
Dress- GG1
Apron/Pocket- CG4/CG2
Gloves- LG3
Water Can- IG3/IG5
Skin- FS2/FS2/PP2
Flower Pots- OR1/GB3
Flowers- CR1/PP2/HB2
Background concrete- Hickory Smoke Distress Ink
Sky-Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Top Sky Layer- Summer Sky Fireworks spray
Cloud Die from Die Cuts & More
Flower Box rectangle- Kat Scrappiness
Fence- Unbranded die from Ebay

I hope you enjoyed my post, please come back soon to see my next project.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Joy Clair Hello Sentiments-Lets Celebrate

Greetings crafty friends. LeeAnn here with two projects I made using the new Hello Sentiments and Let's Celebrate stamp sets.
 

I am using our technique of the month of Layers for these projects, and really had a bit of fun.

For this first project, my recipe to make is:



  • 4.25" x 5.5" white card base
  • 4" x 5.25" purple layer
  • 3.75" x 5" embossed layer using Cuttlebug "thanks" embossing folder.
  • 4.5" ribbon strip tacked on each side and knotted to one side
  • 3" purple circle layer
  • 2.5" white circle layer, position the stamps on this layer for best fit, and stamp using Memento Grape Jelly ink. 
  • use double stick tear tape to adhere the circle layers together and trim off the bottom 1" 
  • adhere all layers together using double stick tear tape. 
  • at this point this project is complete
For my second project many of the steps were the same:


  • 4.25" x 5.5" card base in black
  • 4" x 5" white layer embossed with 2" run through "Tiny Dots" embossing folder, and pattern paper layer 3" x 3.75"
  • red ribbon 4.75" long knotted on one side
  • 3" black circle layer
  • 2.5" white circle layer, stamp 2 balloons in the background using Memento Gray Flannel, and 1 heart balloon to layer, Color using Memento London Fog and Lady Bug markers, leaving accent lighting. Color the balloon ribbons using the same colors. Happy Birthday sentiment is also stamped using Gray Flannel.
  • Adhere panels together using tear tape, attach heart balloon using foam dots, and the balloon ribbons using On Point Glue. 
I hope you have enjoyed my projects today, I really had a great time making them and see more of this style in my future.