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February 2010

Clean and Simple Andre’ Carrying The Watermelon

I haven’t gotten to stamp much over the last couple of weeks. That darn job just gets in the way.  I had some fun on Sunday creating this little scene using Stampavie Sarah Kay’s Andre’ Carrying the Watermelon and placing it on a clean and simple white background.  I rarely stamp and watercolor on plain white cardstock as the colors never seem as vibrant to me as on watercolor paper so I was happily surprised at how bright this turned out to be.

KC Sarah Kay Andre' Carrying Watermelon

I stamped the image on white cardstock and again on printer paper to create a mask.  I created a deckled mask just a little smaller than the image layer so I could frame the scene with a clean white border. I watercolored the images with a brush and reinkers, masked the image and sponged on the ground and sky area.   I thought the gingham was the perfect embellishment for this simple card and the sentiment was perfect for this happy pair.

Here’s a closer view.  Isn’t he adorable with that big melon?

KC Sarah Kay Andre' Carrying Watermelon close up

Stamps:  Stampavie Sarah Kay Andre’ Carrying the Watermelon

Paper:  Papertrey White

Ink:  Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Fired Brick, Tea Dye, Butterscotch, More Mustard, Bashful Blue

Accessories:  Gingham, Deckle Nestabilities, Brushes, Sponges


CHA Samples….Day 34

This is my last CHA sample post in the 40 Days of CHA.  I had a wonderful time playing with the new Sarah Kay images.  They are adorable and lots of fun to create into scenes.

My first project was made using Bernadette Admiring Spring Flowers. I created a simple one layer scene around the stamped image.  I loved the pink polka dot paper paired with the embossed dotted layer and felt they were a perfect match for the sweet spring flower scene.

KC Sarah Kay Bernadette Spring Flowers CHA

There was lots of sparkle added to this project but you can’t really see it even in the closer view.

KC Sarah Kay Bernadette Spring Flowers CHA close up

My second project was created with Josephine In The Watermelon Patch.  I stamped the image on a large piece of watercolor paper, painted and created a scene around it and then cut a frame around it using a craft knife and snips.  I wanted to pop the scene up over a green background for dimension.

KC Sarah Kay Josephine Watermelon Patch CHA

The closer view will show the dimension a little better.

KC Sarah Kay Josephine Watermelon Patch CHA close

If you would like to check out all of the design team CHA release projects just hop on over to the Stampavie Design Team Blog.


Lunch with LilLuvsStampin and CHA Sample…Day 26

Hi everyone.  I had a big treat today because I got to have lunch with my dear friend and Rubbernecker design team mate Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin). Charlene and her husband come to visit Mickey Mouse every winter and this is our fourth year to get to visit with each other.  She came and met me at my work and we had a great time although just not long enough. Oh….and….stamping did come up a couple of times in the conversation. I took my camera with me so we could get a picture of us together again.

KC Kittie and Charlene 021010

I feel bad for Charlene and Terry since our Florida weather has not been very cooperative.  They left the snow in Michigan to find some Florida sunshine and all they have gotten is cold and rainy weather.  Charlene…..next year come near the end of March.

CHA Sample….Day 26  

Today is the 26th day of  Stampavie CHA samples.  I am sharing a project with a Helz Cuppleditch image called Easter Scenery.

KC Helz Easter Scenry CHA

I stamped the image on watercolor paper and then again on scrap paper to have for additional layers to pop up.  I watercolored the images with a brush and reinkers and sponged the area around the image for highlight.  I colored and cut out several of the additional images and popped them up to create dimension and added a few touches of stickles for sparkle.

Here is a closer view.

KC Helz Easter Scenry CHA close up

I hope you will go over to the Stampavie Design Team Blog and check out the other wonderful posts.


Colorful Neighborhood and Shop Your Favorite Stores

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There hasn’t been much stamping at my house this past week.  I did get to play in the SCS’s Featured Stamper Challenge yesterday where we honored Barbara Anders as our inspiration artist.  She is better known as Bar in the stamping community. I was inspired by Barbara’s sweet little neighborhood project I’ll Leave the Light On.

I loved Barbara’s little row of houses with the laundry lines between two of the houses.  I thought the Neighborhood and House images from the Rubbernecker Fun Stuff Collection would be perfect to create a little neighborhood of my own. Instead of laundry lines and I decided to draw telephone poles and wires in the background with my artist pen.

KC Neighborhood 5

I wanted to create my project on a single layer for simplicity so I stamped the images on a Fabriano note card and heat set. I used a medium brush to paint plain water all around the houses for the sky and grass areas but allowed no water to touch inside the house images and creating a sort of protective barrier. This created a nice wet area to apply the watery blue, yellow and green ink to frame in the neighborhood. I heat dried the whole area and then watercolored the houses. I thought the yellow rick rack and button were just the perfect embellishment to finish off this colorful neighborhood scene.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker KK Originals Fun Stuff Collection The Neighborhood and House     Paper:  Fabriano    Ink:  Ranger Aqua, Pink Sherbet, Lemonade, Cloudy Blue, Juniper, Salmon, Peeled Paint   Accessories:  Rick Rack, Waterproof Artist Pen, Button, Brushes, Satin


Stampavie CHA Image Samples- Day 18

Hello everyone!  Today is Day 18 of Stampavie’s 40 days of CHA samples.  And today I’m sharing a few projects with a couple darling images by Penny Johnson.  They are so sweet.

My first project is made with Love Bubbles.  The couple is so adorable and so much fun to color. I stamped the image on watercolor paper, painted with a brush using water and reinkers and cut them out to pop up on the crisp white background.  I love the pink multi loop  bow and think it is the perfect embellishment for these lovers.

KC Penny Johnson Love Bubbles CHA

Here’s a closer view.

KC Penny Johnson Love Bubbles CHA close up

My second project is made using a sweet little girl image called Penelope.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper and created a  delicate soft green and yellow scene around her. I loved painting this sweet image and especially the floral bouquet. The  amethyst and white frame and white multi loop seemed the perfect way to finish this card.

KC Penny Johnson Penelope CHA

If you look closely you can see the hint of sparkle on the flowers.

KC Penny Johnson Penelope CHA close up

Stop by the Stampavie Design Team Blog to see some of the other wonderful projects made by our team using these sweet new images.