I get so much pleasure and relaxation out of stamping. For me it is a great way to put my thoughts to something fun and creative and to relieve the stress of the work week. Here are my projects for this week.
The SCS Technique Lovers Challenge was to create a project based on a childhood memory. My fondest childhood memory is of our family going to Cape Hatteras, NC every summer. I stamped the light house and masked. I sponged in the sand, water and sky area and stamped the birds and added sand texture with a sand dune image found. Both images are found in the Kittie Kits Beach Master. I added sea foam by applying Liquid Appliqué and dabbing it with my finger before heating to prevent what I call the dreaded blobs. I used an olive marker to hand sketch the little sea oats. I lightly painted the lighthouse and finished my card with the red paper and gingham for contrast to all the aqua.
I created this sweet home project for the SCS Tuesday Teapot Challenge. I stamped the house, fence and tree images on watercolor paper, painted and cut out. I created a sky background with a sponge and cloud template on plain white cardstock. I created hedges along the fence and walk with a marker and added little red flowers to match the red of the roof and drapes. I mounted the roof and fence over the cloud layer with mounting tape and applied the trees in front of the fence. I love the white scalloped border on the red background and the red and white gingham.
I love creating scenes around sweet images. These Stampavie Tina Wenke images are so darling and I wanted them to be the main focus of the project. I stamped the images on a single layer of cardstock and masked. I sponged on the grass area and filled in the texture of grass and flower with the fern stamp from my Kittie Kits Outdoor Master. I painted the images, sponged in a little yellow to high light the sky area and then applied the ribbon.
Bunnies For Sale!! I stepped out of my scene box to create this fun card with the quilted background and flowers to enhance this basket full of bunnies. I painted the image and cut out. I created the quilt squares with a Nestabilities die and punched the flowers and greenery sprigs with punches. I love the faces on those floppy eared bunnies.
I love to create bouquets with flower images. This tulip image from the Rubbernecker Easter Collection is so sweet and called to me. I added color to the stamp with Regal Rose and Old Olive marker and stamped five of them on watercolor paper. I heat set the ink and colored in the images using a blender pen and two colors of green, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint, and three colors of pink, Shell Pink, Regal Rose and Rose Red. I cut the flowers out and started applying them to the white oval to create a small bouquet. I love the contrast of the bright pink and green in front of the stark white background. I love the pink and green designer paper combination for the background and thought the perfect finishing touch was the green satin ribbon to carry on the green stems.
Stamps: Stampendous Cape Hatteras Light, Kittie Kits Beach Master
Paper: Soft Sky, Watercolor, White, Red, Retired SU DP
Ink: Aqua, Latte, Going Gray, Brilliance Black
Accessories: Brushes, Olive Marker, Sponges, Gingham
Stamps: Papertrey Boards and Beams
Paper: Watercolor, Red, Bashful Blue, White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Fired Brick, Slate, Bashful Blue, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo
Accessories: Sponges, Snips, Gingham, Border Punch, Mounting Tape, Olive and Red Marker
Stamps: Stampavie Tina Wenke Giving Flowers, Kittie Kits Outdoor Master
Ink: Black, Latte, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Almost Amethyst, Rose Red, Barely Banana
Accessories: Ribbon, Brushes, Sponges, Border Punch
Stamps: Rubbernecker Easter Bunnies for Sale
Paper: Papertrey Designer, White, Watercolor
Ink: Black, Cameo Coral, Latte, Vintage Photo, Shabby Shutters
Accessories: Brushes, Craft Knife, Glue Dots, Flower Punch, Buttons, MS Evergreen Punch, Nesties
Stamps: Rubbernecker Easter Collection Tulips
Paper: White, Watercolor, Olive, Pink, SU Retired DP
Ink: Regal Rose, Peeled Paint, Pink Sherbet, Rose Red, Shabby Shutters
Accessories: Snips, Markers- Regal Rose and Old Olive, Nesties, Satin, Mounting Tape, Glue Dots