Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Fireworks

Hello Stampers!

I had a great day yesterday.  We went for a walk in the morning. Then we went to the pool for a few hours.  After that we spent the day at the house. I worked on my knitting and actually finished a shawl I had brought with me.  I had started the shawl about a year ago. I am working on finishing some projects I have on my needles.

Today is the last day of the 30 day coloring challenge.










For my last coloring challenge I decided to use the blown ink technique.  I used the inspiration challenge for my coloring challenge today.

For the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have an inspiration challenge.



When I think of the 4th of July I think of fireworks.  I decided to see if I could use the blown ink technique to create fireworks. I used the shimmery card stock and added one drop of ink and worked it before adding the next drop.  I did find I got a better effect if I blew straight down on the drop and
blew real hard.  Here is my completed project.


















inside of card and envelope















Stampin' Up supplies used to make my card

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We would love to have you join us and play along.  What inspiration can you find in the photo?  Grab your supplies and head on over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog and join us!  

Thanks for visiting me today.  It will be another Relaxing day today.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, June 29, 2015

Celebrate Blown Ink

Good Morning Ladies!

Well there is only 1 day left to the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. 












I hope you have enjoyed seeing my creations as much as I have enjoyed coloring over the past month.  For my coloring today I did some blown ink on a window sheet.  I used the modified technique on this one.


Today is the challenge at Mary Jo's Technostamper.  This week her sketch was rather challenging for me.  I wondered how I was going to use this sketch.

      

I started looking at my blown ink panel and realized it I flipped it the 3 tags at the bottom could be the 3 fingers hanging down.  I decided I was going to take some liberty with the sketch and use my blown ink panel.  All I had to do was to add a horizontal element and my card was done.  Here is what my final creation looked like.

inside of card and envelope

 Stampin' Up supplies used to make my card
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Want to see what the other ladies created using this sketch?  Head on over to Mary Jo's blog - Technostamper and check them out.  We would love you to play along with us.   

Thanks for visiting me today.  Take some time to be creative today.  Have a Marvelous Monday!


Robbie

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Colorful Flowers

Hello Stampers!

Well I am headed to North Carolina today.  I am so looking forward to spending time with my friend.  It will be a relaxing week and a great time to get caught up.  We don't have any plans to do anything as it will be based on the weather.  I am hoping it won't be too hot so we can do some things.

Today is day 28 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.












For my coloring today I decided to do some sponging on watercolor paper and then spritzed it with water.  Here is what the panel looked like when it was dry.
















After I had my panel created I decided to see what I could do with it.  I checked out my challenge blogs and found a fun sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps.       














I thought this sketch would be perfect to show off the panel as it was.  I cut the panel down making sure to use the part that I liked the most.  After I cut it down, I decided to back it with black to make it pop.  Then I decided to add a layer of Tempting Turquoise that I embossed with the hexagon embossing folder.  If I put it together and here is what the finished creation looks like.




















inside of card and envelope

















Stampin' Up supplies used to make my card

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Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you stay cool today.  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Colorful Hello

Hello Everyone!

I had a productive day yesterday.  I finished my English Garden card set for an upcoming class.  I also made several cards for this week including today's card.  I still have a few cards to make which I will work on today.

I am finishing up my coloring for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.












I really have enjoyed my time coloring this month.  I think I have especially enjoyed working with water coloring.  My card today used a strip of watercolor paper I had left over when I cut down my paper for the a watercolor spritz technique.  I found a sketch challenge that would work perfect for this strip at CAS Colours & Sketches.     



When I had made my paper, I laid this strip in the ink on my teflon mat.  For this one I set the paper aside to dry and did not spritz it with extra water.  I then used it for the strip element in the sketch.  I added one of my current favorite sentiments.  Here is what my creation looked like.




















inside of card and envelope
















Stampin' Up supplies used to make my card

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Thanks for visiting me today.  We are supposed to have lots of heavy rain today.  It will be a perfect day to spend in my craft room being creative and dry.  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Paper Plunge - Monochromatic

Happy Friday Everyone!

I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend.  I am heading to my friend's in North Carolina for a week.  I am so looking forward to seeing her and spending time chatting.  I will have a post for you each day so make sure you check in to see what I created for you.

Only 5 days left for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.












I am loving all the different coloring I am seeing as other participate in this challenge.

Today is also the challenge at The Paper Plunge.  This week we have a monochromatic challenge.  We were to create a monochromatic card.  I thought I would do some sponge coloring of some embossed flowers and combine it with some stamping of some solid images.  I chose to use Wisteria Wonder.  Here is my coloring panel.

    














After I had my panel created I decided to cut out around the flowers and mount it on a piece of Wisteria Wonder card stock.  Before I mounted it I added some 1/8 inch silver taffeta ribbon.  Then I needed a sentiment and since I had a request for some birthday cards I decided to make this one a birthday card.  After I stamped the sentiment I punched it out with the Duo Ticket punch.  Here is what my final creation looked like.





















inside of card and envelope
















Stampin' Up supplies used on my card

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Make sure you check out the other creations on The Paper Plunge blog .  There are some very talented ladies on this team.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you take some time to be creative today.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Colorful Roses

Good Morning Everyone!

Well yesterday I did not get half of what I wanted to get done.  I had hoped to get several cards made.  I did get my card for today and a few others but that was it.  I am so behind!

We are slowly closing in on the end of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.












I have enjoyed this session also.  It has really helped me to try some new techniques and different ways of coloring.  Helps me think outside the box.

Today I thought about the fact that I had made an inlaid butterfly with coloring behind it.  I remembered I had a rose plate that creates a small panel with cut out roses.  I thought I would use that idea for my card today.

I began my taking my piece of white and masking off an edge so that the center space was the size of the completed rose panel.  I then sponged on Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, and Tangerine Tango in a random pattern.  Here is what the panel looked like when I was finished.



















Next I cut our my rose panel and I decided to use Basic Black.  I wanted the dramatic effect so that is why I chose black.  I then mounted my rose panel on top of my sponged area lining up the edges as close as possible.  I wanted to really emphasize the dramatic effect so I mounted this onto a piece of Tangerine Tango.  I added my ribbon at the top and chose the gold taffeta to give it a little bling.  My sentiment went on the bottom.  This was then mounted onto my card base.  My card was done.  Here is what my completed project looks like.























inside of card and envelope



















Stampin' Up supplies used on my card

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Thanks for visiting me today.  I have to work at the college tonight for a little bit so I am hoping to be able to come home and play after that.  Have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Different colors

Hello Stampers!

Wow yesterday was a whirl wind.  I had the retirement village ladies in the morning.  Then I had an acupuncture appointment midday.  I came home with all intents and purposes of spending the day in my craft room.  I started cleaning the bathrooms and then Jess had a conference call so she asked me to watch Remi.  After her call she had to go to the store and pick up Zoie.  I had Remi.  She slept some so I was able to go into my craft room for a short amount of time.  When she got back with Zoie I was able to again spend a little bit of time in my craft room.  When dinner was over she needed to go see her Grandmother who is in the hospital.  She took Zoie but I had Remi again.  She slept a little but then I moved her into the craft room and continued to work on my cards.  When Jess got back she took Remi and I was able to work some more in my craft room.

Today is the Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  This week Helen chose our picture.















Stampin' Up color matches











I will be honest with you I did not know what I was going to do with these colors.  I don't want to keep using Blushing Bride all the time.  I am not a fan of Pumpkin Pie nor Cajun Craze.  So I decided to color the flower with Pumpkin Pie.  I did not like the looks so I added some Real Red.  That looked bad so I colored the entire flower over with the red.  So now I have a mixture and not sure what color it is.  I think it looks good but you will have to tell me what you think.  Here is the flower I created using the color challenge.



I totally forgot to take my picture before I cut it out.  Now that I have the flower cut out, I wanted to mount it on an oval.  I tried Pumpkin Pie but did not like that.  I tried red and did not like that.  I put it on white and decided to go with that.  Now I have the focal point so I had to create the card.  I pulled out the Pumpkin Pie again and decided it looked good on that now so I added a layer of Pumpkin Pie that I embossed with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  I then added some Painted Blooms cotton twine (love this twine, it is so soft and easy to work with) and mounted it on my card base.  Here is what my final card looked like.


inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used on my card

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I know you are wondering what the other ladies did with these colors.  Hop on over to Amanda's blog - Our Crafty Playdate to see what she created.  Make sure you leave her some love!    

Thanks for visiting me today.  I don't have a lot going on today so I am hoping to really spend a lot of time in my craft room.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Striped Wishes

Hello Ladies!

Well we had a great time at the demo dinner last night.  There were only 6 of us when it was supposed to be 10.  Not sure what happened to the other 4 but we carried on and made some decisions.

Today I ran across a watercolor wash idea that I decided to try for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.












I started with a piece of Shimmery White card stock.  I created a watercolor wash where I added 3 drops of reinker to 12 drops of water.  I then used a paintbrush to paint diagonal stripes on the card stock.  I did the yellow stripes first then went back and added the red stripes.  I then let it dry.  Here is what I had.

















After that I masked off the bottom part of the image and inked up the flower image with Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped it on the striped image.  I then mounted this onto a piece of Real Red card stock and mounted it onto a Whisper White card base.  I stamped the sentiment onto the card stock and used the decorative label punch to punch it out and using dimensionals to add it to my card.  Here is what my final creation looked like.




















inside of card and envelope

















Stampin' Up supplies used on my card

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog



Thanks for visiting me today. I have some things to do this morning, but the afternoon is free so I will be in my craft room.  Have a Terrific Tuesday.

Robbie

Monday, June 22, 2015

Another Attempt at Blown Ink

Happy Monday Stampers!

I hope you all had a great weekend!  I got a lot done yesterday.  I have a hair appointment today and tonight I have a demo dinner so not much will get done today.  I have a lot to do before I leave for North Carolina on Sunday.  I will be very busy this week!

Today I decided to revisit the blowing ink through a straw.  So for my 30 Day Coloring Challenge and did another sample.












This time I again used a window sheet.  I dropped my ink on and then blew it around using a straw.  When I was happy with it, I took a piece of watercolor paper and laid it on top of the color.   I then took it off and spritzed with a little water.  I still got the look of the blown ink with some blending.


After I had my panel created and it was dry I mounted it onto a Tempting Turquoise card base.  I thought it needed some bling so I took my silver thread and looped it.  I then stamped a sentiment and punched it out and mounted it on top of the loops.  To finish the card, I punched some flowers and sponged the edges.  Here is what my final creation looks like.



inside of card and envelope



Stampin' Up supplies used on my card
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Thanks for visiting me today.  I am looking forward to meeting up with some other demos tonight.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Another Caught in Crystal

Hello Everyone!

Well the recital was fun but too long.  Zoie was so cute on stage.  She kept waving to her mother.  At the end for the finale she was done and just wanted her mommy.  She was not having any part of it.  She was glad when it was over and just wanted to go home.

My card today uses a technique I did earlier for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.











I decided to try the Caught in Crystal technique again.


















I again used a dark color and I really think this technique would be better with lighter colors.  When it was done and dried I really liked the finished look but I knew that stamping on it with Staz-on would not show up since it was dark.  I decided to stamp a sentiment in white and emboss it.  That way I could still see the beautiful colors.  I also remembered to add glitter this time and boy does it glisten.  Here is the finished card.






















inside of card and envelope













Stampin' Up supplies used on my card

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be spending a lot of time in craft room today.  I have a lot to get done since I did not do anything yesterday.  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Watercolor Wash

Happy Weekend Stampers!

Well today is Zoie's dance recital.  I am so excited to see it as Jess said during the dress rehearsal she was a riot.  I am hoping she does just as well for the real thing.  They only had 3 little girls in the class.  One of the girls cried the whole time and would not get up on the stage.  Jess thinks it will end up to be a duo with just the 2 girls doing the routines.  Time will tell tomorrow.

Have you been following my coloring for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge?












Today I remembered a technique that I did not have on my list.  I have heard it referred to Watercolor Wash but I am not certain if that is the correct name.  Basically you emboss your image in white on a colored cardstock.  I had seen several cards with this done but I had not seen one done in black.  I decided to try it.  After you emboss your image you use a blender pen and paint the inside of the image with white craft ink.  Once the white is dry, you then come back and paint over the white with a color.  I tried several colors but the one that worked the best was Melon Mambo so went with it.

















I had hoped the image would have been better on the black.  It almost seems to be neon even though it isn't.  After my image was dry, I put my card together.  Here is what my final card looked like.





















 inside of card and envelope















 Stampin' Up Supplies used on my card

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Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope the weather in your area is nice that you can enjoy a great Father's Day Weekend.  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Paper Plunge - Wetlands Birthday

Happy Friday Everyone!

Well I made a huge mistake yesterday.  I made my card before I went to the yarn store.  I was sitting there knitting away when I realized tomorrow is The Paper Plunge challenge.  Needless to say I came home and quickly checked out our challenge and made another card.  Then in my haste to make my card I totally forgot to take a picture of my coloring for today.











Since I had to make a card very quickly, I tried to think of something I could do fairly quickly.  I decided to do some coloring on my acrylic block.  I took my block and colored Crumb Cake on the bottom.  Then I colored some Marina Mist.  The next layer up was Pool Party.  I finished it up with a loose layer of So Saffron.  When I spritzed it with water and let it dry I did not like the look.  So I pulled out my block and markers and added more Crumb Cake and Marina Mist.  Here is what the finished piece - minus the birds - looked like.




























Our Challenge this week at The Paper Plunge is Manly Man.  We were to create a masculine card.  I love the Wetlands set for masculine cards.  Since I had a request for some birthday card, I decided to make a masculine birthday card.   Here is what my final creation looked like.






















inside of card and envelope















Stampin' Up supplies used on my card

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I have several ladies coming today for my One Sheet Wonder Note Cards class.  It will be fun to play with them.  I also need to get my Paper Pumpkin put together with my alternative ideas so we can meet for that one.

Thanks for visiting me today.  We have Zoie's dance recital on Saturday.  I am sure it will be a fun day.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie