Thursday, October 22, 2015

"Thinking of You"

I live on the Oregon coast & recently we had a storm with some killer waves breaking over the South Jetty.  It attracted surfers  & I thought this card really reminded me of why I love living here so much.

On the pattern paper & coordinating cardstock I stamped in black ink the Stamptangle Water Splash (#E 3877).  I cut out the 4 splashes on cardstock & attached them a little off center over the pattern paper.
The sentiment is from 1 Unmounted Sentiments set (#UMS7018). Finally the Paddle Boarder stamp (#D3875) & my signature Shrink-it (aka Shrinky Dinks) seagulls.  I love adding them to all my ocean/seashore cards or art work.  It gives them a fun 3-D effect.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Witchy Poo

In October it is never too early for Halloween & this "Good Witch" stamp (#F3880) is just so darn cute not to use now.

Back in the day, paper piecing was HUGE.  It was like paper dolls for grownups.  I loved paper piecing so much I taught a lot of my classes at my scrapbook store in Roseburg, OR (#Roseburg Strong).  This stamp was perfect to paper piece.

I first stamped my witch on ivory cardstock, again on pattern paper for the dress & a third time for the wand.

I colored her hat, hair, socks & shoes.  The rest was just a cut & paste. Cut a little off the clothes on the first ivory witch.  The clothes will fit better.

 The two bats were Hanging Bat lg. & sm. (#A3866 & A 3885).  "Happy Halloween" is from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted  Set (#UMS7018).  Sponge your pieces, add a little Stickles, which I prefer to brush on rather than glop (is that a word?) on & it is good to go.

Hope you all like my "Charmed" card!

Monday, October 5, 2015

In the great state of Oregon you can really feel Fall in the air.  That was my inspiration for today's post.  The cards are simply CAS.  The stamps used are Just For Fun Stamps.

I am really in to stencils & masks, so I made a mask using the Stamptangle Maple Leaf (#E3860). I sprayed Walnut Ink Spray on the background, stamped the sentiment from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted  Set (#UMS7018). 

I used alcohol ink & canned air to make the background for the Maple Leaf .

Using the mask for the 2nd card I sprayed 2 more colors on the leaf & matted it in orange. The background stamp is Tattered Screen (#G3861). Rip, sponge & add ribbon & the cards are finished.