Monday, November 26, 2012

Krafty Kate

Hi all, Madge here with a project using "Krafty Kate"   How appropriate for that "crafty person" on your  card list any time of the year!
Materials used:  Xpress It Blend Cardstock; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink; Tim Holtz, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink; Copic Markers:  R00, E11, R20, W0, W2, Y26, Y28, R39, R22, YG91.YG93,YG95,YG97, BG00; White gel pen; Ice White Viva Decor Pearl PenSpellbinders, Lables 23; Papers from BoBunny "Noel" collection. Buttons, snowflake punch and ribbon from stash.
I am entering the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly challenge - Ribbons and Pearls
TTCRD 46 - anything goes 
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes 
Loves  Rubber Stamps - anything goes

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Whimsy's Holly

Hi all,  Madge here for another Wonderful Wednesday.  I was very reluctant to post my project for this week as Shari (our Terrific Tuesday girl), did a absolutely marvelous project using the same image.  (We both have excellent taste - !!  Amazing how two images the same can turn out so differently. 
I stamped my image on Copic Xpress It Blend Cardstock, with Tuxedo Black Memeno ink, colored it with copics and die cut the image.  Barn Door distress ink was sponged onto the die cut to give it a bit of color.  I also added some machine sewing and then sponged on Versamark and applied White Embossing Powder.
P1010846 copy
Materials used:
Holly from Whimsy Stamps
Xpress It Blend Cardstock;
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Sketch Markers
 Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Barn Door)
White Viva Decor pen;
Spellbinders and Memory Box dies
White Embossing Powder

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Choppers in Motion Tutorial

Hi all, for another Wednesday at One Crazy Stamper.  Since it is my turn to post a tutorial for the OCS DT, I have chosen to show you what I did to create a "motion" scene.

I am using a High Hopes stamp called "Choppers Chillaxin" available at One Crazy Stamper for an insanely low price, as are all One Crazy Stamper's items.   6 chillax copy

Here is my finished card.  I kept it very simple with layers and a few embellishments. 

Now, on with the Tutorial. 



1)  Stamp your image on far right or far left of piece of white Cardstock  (depending on where you want your image to finish up).

1)  Stamp your image on far left or far right depending on where you want your image to end up.



2)  Stamp your image onto a Post-it Note making sure you stamp on the top side of the sticky part. (this will allow you to temporarily adhere your mask to the stamped image.2 chillax copy





3)  Cut the right or left side of your mask depending on which side you want your image to come from.3 chillax copy  No need to be perfect - just a "roughy cut outside the lines".





4)  Place your mask over your stamped image.4 chillax






5)  There is no need to re-ink your stamp for your second image - just "huff" on the ink to refresh it.  Stamp your second image.   I didn't align my images as I wanted them to appear to move and jiggle up and down with the motion of the waves.5) Instead of reinking your stamp - huff on it to get a slightly lighter image than the first one.  Repeat for third image.

6)  Stamp your image for the 3rd time - huffing on your stamp once again.  The image does not have to be "all there", it should be just a blur.

7)  Proceed to color your image.  The first image you stamped will be in full color.   P1010868

The second image will be in lighter, and the third image will be a "blur of color", very pale in comparison to the first image.

Here is a larger version of my finished card.  I kept the embellishments very simple and purposely rough cut around the image and placed it tilted on the paper to give the illusion of bouncing around on the waves.6 chillax copy

I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial, if you have any questions, feel free to email me. 

Materials: High Hopes Choppers Chillaxin stamp, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Xpress It Blend cardstock, Copic Markers: Water;  B000, B02. B97, B95  Chopper;  E47, E39, E15, E70, E71     Tube;  YR000, YR21, YR12, E11, YR38, R08, R14


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Silver Fairy

Hi all, for a NEW Challenge at One Crazy Stamper and the chance for you to show us your stuff!!  The Challenge is "anything goes"!!!  Can't wait to see what you submit.
My project for this new challenge is using a Whimsy Stamp called Silver Fairy.
I stamped the image onto Xpress It Blend Cardstock, colored her with copics, and die cut in around the image leaving the wings free. P1010809 Speaking of wings - she does have more than the image because I masked the main image and stamped her wings over top, giving her lots of beautiful wings - and more for me to color. 
The Spellbinders Die Cuts I used are:  A-2 Fancy Ribbon Threader and Floral Ovals.  I loved coloring this image - using reds is not as easy as the other colors.  The picture shows a beige on her wings, but it is actually a Stardust pen, which shows as a hint of glimmer IRL.   Loved the way she turned out. I swiped my VersaMark pad over the  Fancy Ribbon Threader die, and heat embossed it with White.   It is hard to see in the picture, but I intertwined a clear organza ribbon around the matted die cut, nipping it under the die cut at intervals to give it a twisted appearance and tying the ends into a bow in the lower left corner.  (I thought the coral was a bit too stark.  Of course, it wouldn't be a frilly, fancy card without flowers and sprigs of green!!  The card base (5 1/2 x 11 - folded in half) was sponged with a coral to blend in.