Friday, 29 December 2017

STAMPlorations~ Monochromatic Tag Tutorial


Good afternoon everyone, I have a new tutorial up at the STAMPlorations blog today, for a fun little Monochromatic Tag using Distress Paints. 


You can view the step-by-step Tutorial here

Here's my tag:

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today!

Don't forget you can use code STAMPGIRLAMY to save 20% in the STAMPlorations online shop. :o)



 

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Monster Mash Up!

Hello crafty friends! I hope y'all had a wonderful Holiday Season!
With the cold upon us, I decided I wanted some bright and fun little ATC's. 

What's more fun then some little monster's? hehehe. 
Here's my little Monster Mash Up using Monster Party from Create a Smile Stamps and Recollections I'm a Little Monster Collection. I won the Monster Party set at the beginning of the year and have not used them yet..why? I don't know...I think they are so adorable! But I found in cleaning my craftroom, I have quite a few stamps and art supplies I don't use...so that's my New Year's Resolution...to start USING MY STASH!! hehehe


I also am practicing my watercoloring...it's daunting for me, but I had a lot of fun making these little guys. I started by stamping the Monsters in Memento London Fog ink onto Canson Cold Press Watercolor paper. I then applied Distress Inks onto a Clear Stamping Block and used them to color up my little monsters. I used a white Signo Gel Pen for highlights and then fussy cut them out. 

I created my backgrounds using Distress Paints (Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Red Brick, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon) by swiping from the top or bottom edge into the center of the card. 


I applied Seedless Preserves Distress Ink thru a TCW Mini Gothic Romance Stencil and then stamped using Tim Holtz Reflections Number stamp  with Jet Black Archival Ink. I also stamped a netted stamp to create more texture in my background. Unfortunately, I don't have the company name for the stamp as I got it at a craft swap. 

I also stampedDylusions Clearly Borders , Doodled Delight and  Which Way Stamps onto book paper and then colored the Arrows and Doodled Delights with Distress Inks. I then fussy cut them all out and adhered them to my ATC's with Matte Medium.


 I then glued my Monsters to the ATC's with Tombow Mono Aqua Glue as I didn't want the watercolors to reactivate. I then adhered my ATC's to the black cardstock cut to the regular ATC size of 3.5'x2.5'.

 and here's the final lil' SLEEPY head...lol.

Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope I've inspired you with my Monster Mash Up!


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

TAGplorations~ O' Christmas Tree...

Morning crafty friends, I'm back for a special edition of the



It's special because there is also a blog hop along with the challenge this month! There are some amazing prizes up for grabs, so be sure to check it all out here! The DT has made gorgeous tags for your inspiration, so be sure to check them out here and leave them some luv!

This month it's all about CHRISTMAS and the optional twist is: GLITTER

Here's my lil' gift tags featuring CUTplorations Tags 1 . I started with my base cut from Mixed Media Paper and then applied Distress Oxides in Fired Brick and Picked Raspberry. I then applied some water splatters to create some texture in my background. I stamped and die cut the trees from the Trendy Christmas Trees stamp set and the Trendy Christmas Trees Coordinating Dies set from GLITTER paper...I do love me some glitter! lol!



 I  stamped the sentiments from the Trendy Christmas Trees stamp set in coordinating Brilliance Inks and stamped a "To" and "From", which are from a Hero Arts set, in Archival ink. I adhered the trees to the tags and gave the center trees more dimension by adhering them with foam tape.  I then finished with a splash of Prima Gold Foil Bloom Spray, some Gingham ribbon and a Tim Holtz Mirrored Star.

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)

Happy Holidays and see  y'all in the New Year! xx







Sunday, 17 December 2017

STAMPlorations: Sunday Stencil 105~ Christmas Shaker Tag

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm sharing a lil
 gift shaker tag I made for STAMPlorations Sunday Stencil #105. The designers have created some fabulous mixed media projects to inspire you. You can find them  hereso be sure to check them out and leave them some luv! :o) 

Today I made a gift tag using  Tags 1 as my base, with ARTplorations Ethnic Organic Two Stencil  which I used with Versamark thru the stencil and embossed in white EP. I then created an ombre effect with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors in blues. 


I then added a doily and circle die cut from my stash and added the cute lil' gift box shaker I created using the CUTplorations  Gift Builder 2 die set. I finished with sentiments from the STAMPlorations Trendy Christmas Trees &  Noteworthy 2 stamps sets onto a piece of vellum I die cut with a smaller Tags 1 die and attached it to my tag with silver cord from my stash. 

Don't forget there is still time to join in the Monthly Challenge here.  

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)

Happy Holidays and see  y'all in the New Year! xx




Tuesday, 5 December 2017

TAGplorations~ December Challenge

oohoo! It's time for another TAGplorations Challenge ...PLUS IT"S A BLOG HOP!!!!

Yay! I do love me some tags and this month it's all about CHRISTMAS and the optional twist isGlitter!

AND with the Blog Hop comes many prizes:
- Comment on the December TAGplorations challenge post and designers' blogs for a chance to win a $15 GC to the store

- 1 player randomly drawn from all entries will win a $20 GC to the store
- 1 player randomly drawn from all entries will win her choice of 1 Tag Dies set from the store


Please remember: 
-You can link up as many projects as you want, but only 1 project per blog post please.  
- Projects can be anything but it must feature a TAG
- STAMPlorations product is not required

and here's my tag featuring CUTplorations Manila Tags and the Peace Love Joy Dies. 



I started with the largest Manila Tags die and then  added strips of American Crafts Glitter Tape horizontally across my tag. I then added a Spellbinders Large Snowflake die.



I then cut out the Sentiment using the Peace Love Joy Die 4 times. 3 times onto white cardstock and once onto Red Glitter Cardstock from Recollections. I glued all 4 together so that my sentiment would have some definition. A wood veneer snowflake from Michael's painted in Liquitex Gold Paint finished it off. 


I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)





Sunday, 3 December 2017

STAMPlorations~ Be the YOU you WANT to be

Yay! It's time for another STAMPlorations Mixed Media Monthly Challenge again! 
Just remember to use a stencil in your make (and it cannot be a card) to be eligible to win. 

So here's a tag  I made using Floral Flutes Stencil along with the largest Manila Tags die and Noteworthy 2 Stamp set.


I started by covering the largest Manila Tags die cut with old book paper. I then added Vintage Photo and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides thru the Floral Flutes stencil. I then added some Floral Vine Die Cuts from Spellbinders and Cottage Cutz and splattered some Prima Gold Foil Color Bloom Spray


I then added a little Tim Holtz Paper Doll and stamped a sentiment from the  Noteworthy 2 Stamp set with Ganache StazOn Midi Ink onto a small tag from the Manila Tags die set. I finished with a metal embellie and button from my stash. 

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)


STAMPlorations~ Be Bold, Be True, Be You

Happy Sunday everyone! It's time for another Today, I'm sharing a lil'  Mixed Media Hanger I made for  STAMPlorations  ...