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Monday, November 30, 2015

Michael Strong Stamps- Day 1

Waving hello!  I hope you did not gain any weight over the Thanksgiving weekend : )

 Anyway, I belong to a Yahoo Group for creative folks that like to use Michael Strong Stamps. In this group, we volunteer to post daily cards for inspiration : )  Each day of the week we volunteer, and Thursday is a tutorial project.

  I used a lilly stamp on the background, and the large lilly image was stamped, embossed with white EP and colored with Copic markers. I love the tone on tone colors and the softness of this card.

Challenges:
Amusing Challenge- AG
Addicted to CAS- Dimension
Brown Sugar- pearls

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Washi Kindness


Another Kindness card:


 The sentiment is from Create with TLC. I cut the snowflake with Paper Temptress shimmery cardstock- closeup:

 The snowflake cardstock is Poison Ivory and is a tiny bit off white- and very shimmery IRL. The Die is from Memory Box (Sweet STamps carries them).  The background is another Washi tape background  (Washi Flip Flop from Technique Junkies Washi Tape CD), like the one I made for my previous post.

Challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts- Sparkle (snowflake)
Word Art Wednesday-AG
A Snowflakes Promise- Winter/Christmas

We have a White weekend here- with between 6-8 inches of snow.

 This was just a week ago

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Washi Kindness card

I wanted to make some Kindness Cards, and use up some stash at the same time....


I was able to use up some of my Washi stash- made a few of these backgrounds, so you will see more of them in the near future. This Washi Flip Flop technique is from the TJ Washi Tape and Ribbon CD. I used SU Embrace Life (retired) for the flowers and the sentiment is from Technique Junkies.

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- AG
Crafting by Designs- 3 of something- sequins, flowers
Word Art Wednesdays- AG
Aud Sentiments- AG with a Sentiment
Craft Rocket- AG with a Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Precious Friends

 I am looking at some of my older stamps, and really am finding many that need to see ink : )


This is an older stamp by Stampendous from the Precious Moments line- called Friends. I stamped the image and colored with Copics.  I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday using DP from a few years ago by Prima. The cardstock is by SU.

Challenges:
Crafty Addicts- Use a Die Cut
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Die Cutting Divas- Die cut + Button
Marker Pop- Any Shape but Rectangle

 I had to color another, and had to get some more pink in.....
 This is retired older DP by Basic Grey- I love these colors.  More Copic coloring....  I love this sweet stamp : )  I have absolutely no clue where the sentiment is from. The sentiment and the scallop are all one. I colored the scallops in pinks and added shimmer using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen on the l ittlecircles.  Can you see the pink rhinestones in the upper Rt corner?  I used the Sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for this card.

 I have a sinus infection and lost my voice earlier this week. I had to work today, so spent yesterday on voice rest ( I normally talk lots... ).  So, I thought coloring would be a great way to keep myself occupied.

Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks- ribbon
Simon Says Stamp- Thinking of You
Artistic Inspiration- AG + Feminine

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Oriental Boat

At the Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo Group, there was a swap for cards with a boat theme.
 I used a pre-colored image from Ginny at Maxam Made Studio and matched some Washi and cardstock to finish off the card.

 Interesting, without the blue cardstock to back the boat, more yellow pops out of the Washi, doesn't it?

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Wax/Encaustic/Crayon ATC's

My ATC group swapped Wax/Encaustic/Crayon ATC's in October.  I used Crayons for mine.... You can click to enlarge them for a better look.





Images by TH- Crazy Birds, Vera Lang digi's and Dyan Reaveley bird.

My ATC;s- HOW TO:
Scribble crayons on my pre-cut ATC's
Crumble up the ATC
Next, take a darker color and highlight the lines formed by the crumpling

Next, Iron the ATC- I placed it in between Deli paper.  You can use paper- you just DO NOT want to get wax on the iron plate.
 These are my finished ATC bases.



Here are the swaps:
Lt- Linda (Wax)
Rt- Harriet (Encaustic)

Rt- Debbie (Wax)
Lt- Diane S (Encaustic)

Top- Cindy- Encaustic Wax BG with Silver embossed trees
Bottom- Mary W- the back has Black and Orange dripped Waxes


Top- Joanne
Bottom- extra collage ATC Mary W

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Love Many Things

I put together another card with the HYYCT challenge 1531A from SCS in mind. The theme is Stop and Smell the Roses.

 I found a card kit while moving my stamping room, and decided to put it together. This was a prize from Ginny Maxam from Maxam Made Studio a very long time ago...... I do not know where the sweet image came from- it was in the kit. I colored it with Copics and fussy cut her out. The green border was also in the kit. I added butterflies from a technique piece of TJ leftover shimmery pink and gold, and added rhinestones to the centers. I added a bow and some sequins as well.

Challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons- Girly
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Craft-Dee-Bowz- AG using handmade bow

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, November 2, 2015

Vase ATC

For the October Oriental Stamp Art ATC swap, the theme was Vase.  Here is the ATC I created:

  I used Distress Inks on the background, some Stenciling, overstamping with Asian Kanji. I stamped the Vase image (company UK) using Versamark and then Distress ink, and embossed it with clear EP.  I added a Sweet Stamps floral image. I stamped the image a 2nd time, and fussy cut out those little flowers and added them to the top.

Sweet Stamps has an Anything Goes challenge. Brown Sugar has a challenge calling for flowers.

 Here is the beautiful ATC I received in exchange from Sandy N. :


 The shimmer and glimmer is amazing on this beautiful ATC IRL.

I am in Ky with my parents for a few days. Wish they lived closer.......  Here is a pic of them:

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly