Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fiskateers Orange Blog Hop Sept 10-11

Blog Hop Post-I hope you have just enjoyed Laura Bray’s blog. If you a looking for the beginning of this blog hop it starts at the Fiskar’s blog



Sharing the Passion of Crafting





Welcome to my home! Come on in and have a cup of your favorite warm drink while we chat about crafting.




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:



Fiskar's set
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.



Your comments are most appreciated... a random drawing will be made for a RAK and the winner will be posted on Sunday, Sept 12. Thanks for sharing your passion for crafting by stopping in.




Please continue on to the next blog Patti Behan 3651

77 comments:

  1. I am a leaf fan in the Fall. These are incredible to say the least. Thanks for the tutorial on how you did this. A must try.

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  2. oh I love the bird stamps .. Karin H #6470

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  3. Oh My Jan, your art always blows me away! Love those leaves! They look so real!

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  4. GORGEOUS card! I'm happy that I am a follower now! 7120

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  5. Absolutely beautiful and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. great work!

    just hopping by to say hello to my fellow blog hop participant!!! :)

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  7. I love the leaf cards. You could do a smaller version and make placecards for a Thanksgiving table.

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  8. Hi, Jan! Such gorgeous creations! I love, love, LOVE your fall colors here! Truly adore the addition of the Shabby Shutters Distress Crackle Paint ... I wouldn't have thought to use it, but it really makes the warmer colors pop! And adds such wonderful texture! Thanks so much for participating in my challenge! :-)

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  9. Wow! I see we love a lot of the same products. Your work is GORGEOUS. Love the crackle behind your maple leaf. And now I need to go trackdown that set of Fiskars "for the birds" stamps. I LOVE bird stamps!

    Thanks for the creative inspiration. You are quite the crafty Fiskateer!

    Genevieve #839 (fellow bloghop participant)

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  10. These were lovely fall/autumn projects. New fiskateer #7351

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  11. I love your style...thanks for the inspiration! I'll be back!

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  12. wow...so very pretty . all of it

    Go Orange!
    Stayce #2985
    www.staycedewid.com

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  13. Love all the projects on your blog!
    Tona #4437

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  14. How lovely and so creative. Nice work.
    Cheryl #4362

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  15. I have fallen for your leaf ! :) They are gorgeous ! you have many, many gorgeous projects on your blog ! TFS

    patty 2832

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  16. I have fallen for your leaf ! :) They are gorgeous ! you have many, many gorgeous projects on your blog ! TFS

    patty 2832

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  17. I have fallen for your leaf ! :) They are gorgeous ! you have many, many gorgeous projects on your blog ! TFS

    patty 2832

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  18. I love that For The Birds stamp set! Beautiful! gotta get my hands on that!
    Thanks for the fun stop on the hop!

    Tifany #5942

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  19. Love the bird stamps

    Joan Fiskateer 808

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  20. something isn't working right- let's try this again.

    these are sooo pretty. I like the masking, although I've not really done it. it's pretty.

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  21. Oh, I love your leaves...makes me long for fall, which comes around January down here in Fla! We'll keep your Canada geese safe until they come back up to you. donna m. #7352

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  22. I love the pretty fall colors, gorgeous cards!

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  23. ok, real leaves don't look as good as yours! Amazing leaves...truly amazing.!

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  24. Love the cards - very pretty! And i especially love how you posed the cards on the paper trimmer :-)

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  25. Gorgeous cards! I love your techniques and will be stopping by your blog often. Thank you so much for all the info!

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  26. Love the bird card!!!! but the leaves..so nice!!!

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  27. Great pojects. I will be back need to learn how to make that leaf theme thank you card.


    Ashani # 4682

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  28. your card is so adorable. great work and layering.

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  29. Wow those projects and leaves are incredible. Thanks for sharing your talent. - marla#3291

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  30. Wow! I just love your leaf! You have incrible talent. TFS
    CarolN 6158

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  31. I seriously need to follow you!! I love what you did on those cards. I am just beginning to play with Ranger Alcohol Inks and Distress Inks. Love, love , love what you have done.

    I am a basketmaker too!!! I go to NC Basketmakers convention every year. Who were your teachers.

    Also, I lived in Hawaii for 25 years but couldn't stay. 49th and 50th state represented here!!

    Joanne
    #7173

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  32. Wonderful fall projects. I like the leaf card the best.

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  33. Great projects! I really like your leaves! They're beautiful!
    Dot #6703

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  34. Stunning cards.

    Christine C #2264

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  35. Beautiful artwork! What a wonderful fall inspiration!

    Katherine #6847

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  36. Fabulous work as always, Jan. I'm amazed at the leaves. I don't think i have ever punched or die cut shapes from AI pieces. Such a gorgeous effect. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  37. These cards are just amazing!! you are very talented.


    New to many of these blogs and am having fun hopping.

    mjmarmo@comcast.net

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  38. Great textures. Love the crackle. Really love the Happiness card

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  39. Your leaves really make me long for some cooler weather. Unfortunately here in the south it will be a while before that happens. :) Thanks for offering a rak.
    ~Bonnie in SC #7278

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  40. Beautiful! Love it all

    Mary #5509

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  41. Love your cards Jan, especially the leaves and the gorgeous Autumn colours!!!
    It is spring here now and our flowers are just starting to bloom.
    ... will definitely be coming back to visit, see more of your projects and to learn some new techniques :o)

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  42. Beautiful cards. What a wonderfully, crafty, Fiskateer project. Thanks for sharing your creativity. #6243

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  43. They are just beautiful. What an amazing talent you have. I am so glad for this blog hop and the chance to find such wonderful inspiration.

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  44. Beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  45. Your card and tags are creative, I love all the techniques you used, thank you for such a fun blog hop.
    Donna#4454

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  46. Very nice the cards are wonderful

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  47. Oh my gosh! What beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing! I'm going to follow you, so I'll be back! Jessica #5319

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  48. Love, love your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!

    Patti #3651

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  49. It has been an absolute pleasure this morning to come here and see what you created for the blog hop...That birdie/masking is AMAZING. All are but that one is lovely :)
    Deb♥

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  50. Loving that card. ..

    Michelle 3624

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  51. oh wow!!!!!!!! i love love love your tags!!! they are all gorgeous!!!

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  52. Gorgeous cards and you know (I think) that I also love the soda can bag below. So awesome!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Angela 009

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  53. Love the tags. The colors are perfect.

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  54. Lovely cards!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  55. wow your projects are beautiful, I love them
    #3609

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  56. Stunning, as always, Jan! Just beautiful!!!

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  57. Wow! Your projects are so beautiful! I LOVE those leaves!

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  58. I am not a big fall leaf fan but I love these

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  59. The techniques you use to make your projects...crackle, layering... make your work awesome! Love those leaves.

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  60. love love LOVE your leaf cards! The crackle really adds to the fall effect.

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  63. The bird stamps are wonderful.


    Kim 5612

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  64. Your cards are stunning! Absolutely beautiful!

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  65. I am in love with the Orange cards. Your work was just superb. I love using Glossy Accents and Tim Holtz products.

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  66. Those are so pretty. Makes me even more excited for fall.

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  67. You last card with the crackle background gave me an idea on how to use some crackle paint I have. thanks for the inspiration.
    Fiskateer #1485

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  68. I love the leaf on the card---it looks so real! Thanks for sharing your technique, I am going to try it.
    Karen #4500

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  69. O wow The COLORS Are beautiful.. I will be back!! Thank UUUU

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  70. Beautiful Leaves. Hope you will share a tutorial on them. Lucinda #7098

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  71. I love your projects! Your leaves are beautiful.

    sandy 4165

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  72. Love the tags. The colors look beautiful and the leaf and bird stamps go perfectly with your creations. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee #5977

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  73. beautiful work. I love that bird. suz 6135

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  74. I came from the Gaal Creative blog - just wanted to say how much I love your entry! Good luck!

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