Category Archives: Shopping Our Stash

Give Thanks

  • Stamp/Stencil set – Stampers Anonymous: Studio490 Wendy Vecchi “Autumn Harvest”
  • Sentiment – Hero Arts CL987 “Color Layering Grateful Leaves”
  • Die – Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Scalloped Square Stackables”
  • Ranger Distress inks
  • Ranger Distress markers
  • Handmade paper – Black Ink
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This image was created with a stamp and stencil set. First I stamped it with black ink and then I applied Ranger Distress inks through the stencil to color the image. I used Distress markers to color the tall vegetation in the background. I framed it with the Lawn Fawn die-cut and layered all on top of the lovely handmade paper by Black Ink. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge:  Shopping Our Stash #323 – Give Thanks

 

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Framed Thanks

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  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp –
    • “Quadrangle Frames”
    • “Thanks”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny
  • Solid cardstock – Bazzill
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs

I created this card without doing any stamping, which is fun to do once in awhile (but I do love my stamping!). This is a very simple design and could qualify as a masculine card. I made it in response to the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #52: “Cut it Out,” which is to use die cuts on a card. The Shopping our Stash Challenge #265 is to use a word die and on this card, the sentiment is the focal point. That’s it for now. Thanks for visiting.


Crocus Mixed Media Card

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  • Stamp – Technique Tuesday “Greenhouse Crocus”
  • Die – Technique Tuesday “Crocus”
  • Ranger – Dina Wakley Media Clear Gesso
  • Ranger – Texture Paste – Transparent Matte
  • Patterned paper – 7 Gypsies
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
  • Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray – White Linen
  • Tim Holtz Stencil – Dot Fade
  • Zig Clean Color markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents
  • Ribbon – Michael’s

I created the background for this card when I made a number of them a couple of weeks ago. There are layers of gesso, texture paste, and inks on patterned paper. To see details, check out my previous post.

I stamped this pretty crocus and then watercolored it with Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush. I then cut it out using the matching die and completed watercoloring the edges of the image before popping it up on the background. This qualified me for the Shopping our Stash Challenge #241 – White Out (No white paper showing)! It also fits the bill for the Mixed Media Mojo March 2016 Challenge: Springtime and Watercolor. Since we have crocus flowers popping up right now, this seemed appropriate for this time of year: almost Spring! Thanks for visiting.


Ooh La La

ooh-la-la-Valentine

  • Stamps – Poppystamps “Ooh La La” clear set
  • Dies –
    • Poppystamps “Ooh La La” and “Ivy Tendrils”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents and BoBunny
  • Copic markers

What could be better than a little round Valentine on which to place this Parisian penguin scene? It is perfect for Poppystamps Challenge #17 Crazy in Love. I colored the die cut elements with Copics. This also fits the bill for the Shopping our Stash Challenge #238 Bent out of Shape, to make a shaped card. Shaped cards are perfect for Valentines. Thanks for visiting today and Happy Valentine’s Day!


Holiday Treat Box

ChristmasTreatBox

  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
    • Impression Obsession “Snowflakes”
  • Patterned paper – S E I – Noel: Frigid Lights
  • Vellum – Silver – Paper Accents
  • Gemstone – Mark Richards Ltd.

Today for Black Friday I hosted a Make and Take at Runaway Art Studio. It was a little treat box made from fChristmasTreatBoxOpenour paper circles–very simple! I got the idea from the Hero Arts blog. When you use double-sided paper, it makes a nicely finished little box. I’ve had this paper in my stash for a while and Runaway had some left so we featured it and some other holiday papers from previous years for folks to choose from when they came to create the box. I’d had the snowflake die for a couple of years as well, but there’s nothing like a nice, intricate snowflake!

I am entering this in the Shopping our Stash Challenge #229, which is to create a project with materials from your stash with no stamping. This is just die-cuts and paper!

This would be a perfect favor for place settings or a nice little teacher or co-worker gift. And once the cutting is finished, it is very quick to put together. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Thanks from a shiny fox

SOS-Thanks-Foxy

  • Dies:
    • Spellbinders “Foxy” and Labels One”
    • Simon Says Stamp “Thanks”
  • Metallic Gold cardstock
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, and Picked Raspberry
  • Doodlebug sequins
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

First, I created the multi-colored background by painting with Distress Inks and water, and then spritzed it with a little more water to get some nice spots! Then I die-cut it and the fox and sentiment and put them altogether. I unified it with more metallic gold by adding the sequins. I mounted the pieces on black to make the colors pop. The Shopping our Stash Challenge #228 is Thanks, which appropriate since Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away. Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Retro Sketch #179–and put a bird on it!

retrosketch-179-birdonit

  • Stamps –
    • Ranger/Dina Wakley Media “Scribbly Birds”
    • Printworks “Thank You”
  • Patterned papers – KaiserCraft “Outdoor Trail” 6-1/2″ paper pad
  • Ranger Distress inks – Squeezed Lemonade, Bundled Sage and Dried Marigold
  • Wood button – Prima Marketing
  • Enamel dots – Teresa Collins – Orange
  • Twine – Little B – Naturals
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Kraft paper

I created this card with one of the cute bird images by Dina Wakley. First I applied Ranger Distress inks to the paper, blending the three colors in a somewhat random manner. Then I stamped the image onto the inked cardstock and cut it out. This background paper is spot varnished, so it has a real sheen to it (I think you can see it in the photo). I used the current challenge sketch at Retro Sketches (#179) and also will enter this in the Shopping Our Stash #217: Put a Bird on it! Using inspiration from the sketch to put this card together was pretty fun. Thanks for visiting today.