Thursday, July 12, 2018

Bee Happy

      Hello stampers! I'm always happy when I'm working with color, and of course using my Red Rubber Designs Stamps, featuring quite a few, on this double spread in my art journal! 


      After coloring the background with Lindy's Gang Magicals and Sprays, I used Lindy's Purely White Embossing Powder with the Script Background Unmounted Stamp over both pages. The rest of the stamping was embossed with Lindy's Midnight Pewter Embossing Powder. Then I used the Distressed Typewriter Bet Stamp (no longer available) to spell Bee, framed with one of the Rose Wine Labels, that I backed with clear acetate colored with Butterscotch Alcohol Ink. 


             "Happy" was embossed with the Vintage Greetings Unmounted Stamp (also unavailable), and colored like the rest of the stamping, with Lindy's Magicals and Sprays. The Beautiful Butterflies and bees were curled, with some Clear Wink of Stella added to the wings for a touch of sparkle.


     The bees and flowers with the beads added to them, were stamped with the Be Fabulous Unmounted Rubber Stamp. 


     Then I stamped the other flowers with the Floral Collage Cling Mounted Stamp, to go with the script on the background. The lattice design behind them was embossed with the For Everything Unmounted Stamp. 
          
   
I had so much fun creating this happy spread! Thanks for looking!


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Distressed Typewriter Bet
Vintage Greetings




Thursday, June 28, 2018

Dude Card

     Happy Thursday! Drea here, with a card for all of those surfer dudes, featuring the That Guy Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!


     It's made from torn colored cardstocks, that I applied gesso to, using a palette knife to create waves. Then I went over it with some Lindy's Gang sprays, and Emerald Creek Embossing Powders, before adding beads, adhered with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel. 


     The starfish was embossed with the Under the Sea Unmounted Rubber Stamp, which is no longer available, but can be digitally downloaded here, @ Pickled Potpourri Designs. Thanks for stopping by!


     
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sew Thoughtful

I have accepted the challenge to color something every day in June.  It doesn't even have to be a full card, just spend 10 minutes or so coloring something.  I decided it would be fun to create my own patterned paper with the button in the Sew Thoughtful stamp set by Red Rubber Designs.  


 Once I had my patterned paper I stamped the image and die cut the top layer.  I added a horizontal line to ground the dress form then colored a few spots with a violet marker. More and more I am drawn to clean layers so I decided to go with a clean layers style versus a shabby chic or vintage style for this card. 


The sentiment fits nicely in the center of the top layer with the angled edge.


 Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Relax and Fish Shaker Card

     Father's Day is this Sunday, so I'm featuring the Relax and Fish Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, on this shaker card that I made for my dad, colored with Distress Inks. The corrugated paper started out blue, and along with the circle, got three layers of Emerald Creek powders (Deep Sea, Cool Lagoon, and Fractured Ice), to create the beautiful shimmer and depth of color, found in a lake. 


     I also embossed EC Fractured Ice onto the fish, and added sequins, before sealing up my window, made from clear acetate paper.


      Then I used the Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil, with Prima Marketing's Clear Gesso, sprinkled with Glass Glitter and more sequins, to mimic a splash.


          Even though I made this card for Father's Day, it could also be used for other occasions, like birthdays, retirement, or just to show you care. Thanks for looking!


       
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Memories Canvas

     Have you ever had such a precious and meaningful photo, that you're afraid to scrap it?  My mom, who rarely ever asks me to scrap photos for her, actually printed and gave me this photo many months ago, of her and her dad, who passed away a few years ago from Alzheimer's, to get to whenever inspiration strikes. Finally putting my fears aside, I decided to mount it on canvas, using a variety of stamps from Red Rubber Designs.


     The newspaper that my grandpa's standing on in the photo, inspired the text that I stamped over torn strips of white tissue paper, with the Well Defined Backgrounds and Define It Rubber Stamps. Then I adhered them with Prima's Soft Matte Gel, covering the sides as well. Once dry, I aged it with some Lindy's Sprays (Brushed Nickel and Black Orchid Silver), followed by a coat of Emerald Creek's Fractured Ice EP to seal the strips, and for some sparkle and shine. 


     After tearing around the edges of the photo, I adhered it to the center of my canvas. Then I framed half of it, using black gesso and a stencil, also followed by a coat of Fractured Ice EP. Next, I used my fingers to dab over the stenciling and rest of the raised texture from the tissue paper, with Prima's Brushed Iron Metallique Wax. The Dusty Attic corner chipboard piece was made from a combination of all three (black gesso,  Metallique Wax with the addition of Old Silver,  and coated with Fractured Ice EP).  All of the flowers were embossed onto white cardstock with the Charcoal Flowers Cling Mounted Stamp, and shaded with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. 


     Since the title was embossed over all of texture that I created, using the Memories Unmounted Rubber Stamp, it came out faded and illegible, all three times, but is fitting for the horrible disease that my grandpa suffered from. All of his broken and fragmented memories are represented by the Prima Frosted Mica Flakes, that I adhered one by one, with Glossy Accents around the rest of the canvas and photo. 


     I'm happy to say that mom was beyond thrilled with the results! 


     
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