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May 2010

Weekend Stamping Fun

Please check out my Stamps and Accessory Sale. I have reduced prices in hopes of clearing out my stamping area.

Did you think I fell off the face of the earth? The past couple of work weeks have been busy and I went for almost two weeks without getting my fingers inky.  That sure is a long time for me.  I enjoyed lots of fun stamping time this weekend and want to share my projects.

KC Gillian Roberts Being Together

I created this darling little fence scene for the Stampavie Design Team Blog Challenge to create a project using our favorite colors.  I love red and olive green and use that color combination frequently.  I thought it was a perfect color combination to use with Stampavie Gillian Roberts Being Together image. The image actually has an open sided fence but I stamped the fence section a few times and cut out  to create a full fence section for my scene.  I stamped and painted the complete image and cut out to pop up over my pasture scene.  I sketched in the fence and tree in the distance and sponged in the green grass with a sponge and added texture with my mini fern stamp from my Kittie Kits Outdoor Master. I sponged in the sky area using my retired Stampin’ Up cloud template.  I thought the red gingham was the perfect finishing touch.

KC Floral Silhouettes 7

The Sunday SCS Featured Stamper challenge featured my friend and fellow Rubbernecker design team mate Cathleen Torina aka ctorina. Cathleen has a gorgeous and elegant stamping style that I find so inspiring and intimidating but I took the challenge and came up with this project.  I created my flower with several graduated sizes of scalloped circles cut with Nestabilities from designer paper. I created the label with a Spellbinders label die and stamped it using one of the new Floral images at Rubbernecker and added the tiny butterflies.  I used  pearls to embellish the butterflies and the flower center.  This style is way out of my comfort zone but I enjoyed the challenge and am fairly pleased with the outcome.  Check out the Spellbinders sale Rubbernecker Stamps but you better hurry because it is ending today.

KC Day at the Beach 3

I love the little racing sailboats out on the ocean in this project from the Kittie Kits Day at the Beach.  I wanted there to be contrast with all the red and blue in the boats, cloud and water so left the sky perfectly crisp white.  I thought the red and white striped ribbon was the perfect embellishment for this nautical project.

KC Get Well 2

Finally, I have a little quick and easy get well card from the Rubbernecker Get Well collection with nurse bear serving up her chicken soup accompanied with her little bottle of medicine.  She would make anyone feel better.

I hope you enjoy your week and hope you can find time for some fun stamping!!

Stamping Fun

Please check out my Stamp and Accessory Sale.  I have REDUCED PRICES in hopes of clearing more stuff out my stamp area.


I want to share the projects I was able to make this past week and weekend. 

KC Sarah Kay Zoe Gazing at Butterfly

I accidentally stumbled onto the Shadow Box Challenge at Paper Cubed while gallery surfing on SCS and was inspired to create a project around Sarah Kay’s Zoe. I went to the SCS Resources and found a Shadow Box tutorial for directions.  I modified my project a little but love how it turned out.  I created a scene on both the inside and framed outside layer as well as a center layer using sponges, cloud template, artist pen and my Kittie Kits mini fern image.  I stamped Zoe on a separate piece of watercolor paper, painted with a brush and reinkers mixed with water and cut out.  I popped the image up on the center layer and mounted that layer onto the back panel of the shadow box with mounting tape. I love how sweet this project turned out.

KC Floral Silhouettes 6

I love the new Rubbernecker Floral Collection, especially the image that I used for this project.  I used olive and pink markers to apply color to the silhouette image, misted with water and stamped on parchment paper.  I used a brush to apply watered down reinker to fill in the petals and leaves and then added a darker pink to add depth.  The punched border and multi loop bow were the perfect way to finish off this simple card.

KC Tina Wenke Wish Upon a Star 2 with Glitter added

I made this darling Stampavie Tina Wenke project for the sketch challenge on SCS.  I love the images sitting on their little blanket gazing up at the moon and stars.  I masked off a the scalloped square with post it notes to create a white frame and sponged in the sky and grass area. I stamped and painted the images with reinkers and a brush and then cut out to pop up over the main layer. I added glitter for a soft sparkle of embellishment and finished with the bright orange grosgrain bow.

KC Vintage Skyline

I used the newly released Skyline image from the Rubbernecker Vintage Collection. I stamped the image with Brilliance Chocolate on parchment paper and heat set.  I applied a light wash of color to highlight and make the image pop.  It was a fun and fast project and I like that there isn’t lots of stuff on the card to distract from the main image.

I hope you all have a great week and are able to have some fun time getting your fingers inky.