Sunday, December 12, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Unfortunately my Santa is rather large making it difficult to add other large elements but I used several techniques and lots of different products. After stamping Santa I white ink to all the appropriate parts including under the hat fur when dry I added white sparkly fluff. Stickles covers the red part of the hat. I used watercolor pencils for the face and and a Spica gold pen to trim the eye glass rims and glossy accents for the lens. A white ribbon was added at the top of the tag and a metal snowflake charm (punch from a holiday Coke Can) and 3 jingle bells embellish the top of the charm. Fiskars postage stamp scissors adds to the look of the Dec 25 stamped image.
I do not have lots of the materials for day 3 and 4 so I jumped in and combined the inspiration from the tutorials. Sorry my camera is not seeing the bird with the strong metallic red as IRL. I attached a piece of Ranger's sheet adhesive to the back of the metal before using Tim's die for the bird. I had embossed some fun texture on it's body and accented with Ranger's white enamel. The base is also metal. Stamped snowflakes with Pearl dabber paint. No tissue paper tape here so the flower was made with alcohol ink on vellum. I heated the red ribbon to add some curl.
Friday, December 3, 2010
So I grabbed my distress reinkers the blank felt and while I don't have Tim's stamps that he used today, I found one of his ATC collage stamp's of santa. Inking the details of the stamp was was a little difficult but once it was finished and I started stamping I found it much more successful than directly inking the stamp as I have done in the past. Wow, I quickly realized this is a much faster way to produce stamp multiple colored images.
My next ink pad is for another ATC chickadee collage stamp by Red Lead Paperworks that got me started on Tim's 2010 tags.
Special thanks to many other sites for are sponsoring related challenges: Simon Says Stamp and Show (terriffic weekly challenges), Ellen Hutson's CLASSroom features 12 days of Christmas tags with a feminine touch, Fiskateers (a great general crafting website that regularly offers challenges).
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Watercolor inking techniques-
Playing with distress ink-kissing stamps
Background-inking acrylic stamp block and misting-stamping on watercolor paper
Distress ink play with embossing powders-
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
This first card is an inspiration card for the challenge I hosted. Acetate Kissing is creating a polished stone background with alcohol inks. They stamping an image with alcohol inks and removing the ink quickly resulting in a clear image.
Another more tradition kissing challenge involved inking up a large foam stamp, stamping with an inked background stamp and putting it on paper. Here I edged the card with the new Fiskar's border punch.
Quirkiness card challenge: This card called for some serious fun! I added some dimension with the Fiskar's paper crimper as I did some paper piecing.
Just do it...I tried a technique I had on my to do list for a very long time-watercolor pens on the back of cut n dry foam, misting and stamping.
A Christmas hanger made with a center of a recylced soda can....alcohol ink base, crimped and embossed then image is added wit final detail of hanger and snow and sitting it in a mini real pile for the photo. Yes, it is winter here :-)
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
This bright and bold flower comes from Hero Arts.
The winner of Fiskateer's blog hop is............
Peg left the comment saying......
Those are so pretty. Makes me even more excited for fall.
September 11, 2010 7:51 PM
If you get me your address I can mail out your RAK by the end of the week.
Thanks again for stopping in!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
For years I have enjoyed expressing my creativity by making stamped cards. I love getting inky and exploring all I can do with ink. I particularly enjoy making my own card backgrounds. For me it is a great stress reducer after a hard day at work.
Like many of my cards this one began as is a single piece of white cardstock. The clock is a Tim Holtz mask and is sprayed with a homemade perfect pearls mist. The rest of the images are stamped on to this background. The bird and word happiness comes from:
For the birds
Here the Canadian Geese are leaving in flocks of 100's each day to find warmer weather. The golden leaves on my birch trees are beginning to fall but I miss the red and orange colors of trees that grow further south so I make some of my own. Let me share with you the details of these cards-the background is blended spiced marmalade and wild honey distress inks by Ranger. This background and the center layer are both sprayed with sunflower perfect pearls mixed with spiced marmalade reinker mix and water in a homemade mister.
The tag is covered with Distress crackle paint-shabby shutters. When the crackle is completely dry I add a layer of blended spiced marmalade and wild honey to fill in the edges and highlight the cracks. I stamped the black image with archival ink.
I make the leaves in batches so I can incorporate them into cards throughout the fall season. I begin by making sheets of Polished Stone with alcohol inks on glossy paper. Then I stamp leaves on them with Stazon Ink. For added shine I fin them with a coat of glossy accents and while it is still wet I add a light sprinkling of fine glitter. That is really hard to see in photos but oh so fun in person. The tag string is colored with distress ink on the blender tool.
The above tags were designed to also meet this month's challenge requirements at my friend Anne's blog-Gaal Creative. She is currently featuring lots of information on alcohol inks and other Ranger Ink products.
Here is a variation on the leaf theme with many of the same tedhniques.
While my time is limited I still jump into a few other crafting delights including sewing, home dec, metal art and many other craft and gardening projects. Hope you stop by my blog at other times to see what project I am working on.
Please continue on to the next blog Patti Behan 3651
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Enjoy your inky moments!...Jan
final weeks of the Retake on Thinking Inking
challenges and swaps. It has been so-o much fun to learn more techniques and uses for all these fun products.
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Semi-Gloss Paints on sticky back canvas as well as gold dimensional paint.
Playing with perfect pearls-stamping, making pearlized mists and spraying over masks, as well as splattering. Love the pearlized mists!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
During CHA the Fiskateers website hosted a weekend challenge event for those who were still at home. I really like working with the color orange so it was fun for me to jump into their theme color contests. Here's some cards I made for that event.
Pulled blender tool down top and bottom.
Distress ink pads direct to the paper.
I used a Tim Holtz stencil for this clock and misted with a homemade pearl mist. Most of the stamps in this card series are from Fiskar's bird and flower acrylic sets.
A final card for the button challenge.
Over at my friend Anne's website, Gaal's Creative she has been posting many of her incredibly creative tags she is making throughout the Remake on Thinking Inking Challenges. Monthly she hosts a challenge and this month's topic is distress inks so I made a distress resist card for the challenge before the August 16 deadline.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
The Stampendous Challenge this week is to use Class-A'Peel stickers. Stampendous sells a wide variety of these stickers but I only had 1 option since I live in an isolated community with only 3 stores that sell some stamping items within a 400 mile radius. So I used what was on hand-a beautiful set of butterflies in flight. I tried the sticker background technique. Adhering one side of Therm O Web Peel N' Stick to cardstock and uncover the surface sticky side to attach the butterfly and glitter. I found this thin-line sticker difficult for me to adhere to the sticky surface. As I tried to lay out the butterfly flat in another area the other side would go limp. I am sure I held my breathe for several minutes while I was biting my tongue LOL!! After the butterfly was secure I poured glitter over the entire piece and gently pressed it onto the sticky surface to make sure all areas were filled with glitter. Unfortunately the solid coverage it not create a dramatic effect I had hoped for in my minds eye. So I turned to the site's video resource and realized I should have used the jumbo stickers as Fran used in the video...what a difference!