Wednesday, January 26, 2011


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In keeping with the January “LOVE” theme at One Crazy Stamper, I chose the Magnolia Stamp called “Loves Me Tilda, available at One Crazy Stamper  now, for a price that can’t be beat.
The following materials were used:
Copics:  Hair:  YR21; Y18; Y28 
Skin:  R00; E01; R20;
Shirt:  RV91; RV95; R10  Pants and Socks:  BG93; BG96; YG91 
Bench:  E 70; E74; E53 
Shoes: C0 C04;
Flower: Y18; YR65
Spellbinders:  Label Fourteen
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
from Stash:  DP, Ribbon,  Cardstock
Note:  After I had stamped the image I realized I had forgotten to stamp anything for her to sit on, so I used my X-acto knife to cut her legs free, and slipped the reconstructed stool under her. Whew! 
I’m entering this card into the Mojo Monday Sketch 175
One Crazy Stamper “Love” challenge.

~ Rubber hugs, Inky wishes ~siggyhaycock

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fanciful Flourishes

My order from One Crazy Stamper came today – and in it, the Fanciful Flourishes Set.  When I looked at the stamp set, the technique that came to mind was one that we learned from an SU Stamp Club and created by our uber-talented Cheryl. She is amazing!P1110762 copy
Please forgive my photography for this one – the sponging looks so white, but in real life it is quite vibrant.  This one seemed to be the least washed out.
My card is 5” x 5” using SU cardstock:  Navy, Black, and Whisper White. Another layer was  blue glimmer paper from an unknown source.  I stamped the White with elements from  Fanciful Flourishes in Black Stazon .
Note:   (remember when using Stazon with acrylic stamps – clean your stamps right away with a good stamp cleaner that will condition your stamps). 
I then sponged the squares with Faded Jeans and Antique Linen Distress Inks.  The heart was stamped in Broken China and covered with Glossy Accents, sprinkling clear glitter on it while still wet.  I stamped a script stamp onto the white sponged pieces with Pumice Stone and layered.  The “With Love” sentiment, from the set,  was fussy cut and sponged to give dimension.
I added 3 clear Dew Drops, which were coloured with  Copic B39.
Hope you’ll give this technique a try – it has a very vintage dimensional look.  siggyhaycock
~ Rubber hugs, Inky wishes ~

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Love Never Melts

Meet “Siku and Shiya” two little Eskimo children  (I’m assuming that they are Eskimo, forgive me if that is politically incorrect). When I first saw this stamp at One Crazy Stamper, from Stampavie, I knew exactly what I wanted to do to fit perfectly into the “LOVE” theme for Jan. at One Crazy Stamper.P1110758 copy
My card measures 5 1/2” x 4 1/8”.  I used copics R00, R20, E21 R24, R28, B00, B66 and B69.  Also used C0 and C4 for shading and Tim Holtz distress inks (Broken China and Tattered Rose) for sponging around the heart.
Stickles, ribbon, Love stickers, and snowflakes from stash.
P1110757 copyThe surprise is the way the card opens – it “breaks open”.  The tutorial for a Break-a-way Card can be found on my blog.

Tip: I matted my decorated cardfront onto Not Quite Navy (SU), cut another identical mat and used repositionable tape to adhere both mats together with the card front facing up.  I then cut the two exactly in half vertically  to get the four identically sized pieces for the break-a-way card.
Follow the link to enter the challenge at One Crazy Stamper for the chance to win a fantastic prize. siggyhaycock
~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~

Friday, January 7, 2011

Whole Latte Love

P1110744   Anyone who knows me accepts my crafting addictions…………..but may not know that I do have another non-crafting addiction.   Chai Tea Latte……..  I buy the Chai Tea by the case, milk by the gallon and treat myself to one-a-day “Grande, no fat, decaf, Chai Tea Latte with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top………. YUMMMMMEEEEE!  P1110747 copy
My card this week features a stamp from YOUR NEXT STAMP and to coincide with the February challenge at ONE CRAZY STAMPER’S being “LOVE” – Well, here is my “Whole Latte Love”.
 mmmmmmmm, I can almost taste the wonderful hot spicy milk throgh the spicy froth on top….
P1110751The cup from Your Last Stamp, was shaded using Copics:  E50; E51; E53, the hearts using R35 and R39, applying Glossy Accents to them and sprinkling with ultra fine glitter.
I created the froth using White Opal Liquid Pearls, waited for it to dry, then shaded it with E70 and E71 to achieve the look of Chai Tea froth.  The same copics were used to simulate the table to ground the cup.
Remember to stop by the One Crazy Stamper challenge blog and enter your “Love” card for a chance of a $25 Gift Certificate for the One Crazy Stamper store!!
Until next time  ~ rubber hugz, inky wishes ~siggyhaycock