Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sing for Challenges

This card is a double blog challenge card.
I was able to try out both the Color Throwdown challenge and the Card Positioning Systems sketch.
The Colors:

The Sketch:
The card:

  • Stamps: Victorian Leaf Pannel (SKU:484); and Scooter Kid: Scott (SKU:570-07) both from Rubbernecker Stamp Company;
  • Ink: StazOn-Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Spiced Marmalade (background on the tangerine panel); Adirondack marker;
  • Paper: Patterned paper from My Mind's Eye and unknown cardstock;
  • Accessories: small flower punch; foam tape; alphabet dies from Sizzix; Prismacolor colored pencils; 
This little guy was a blast to color!  Stay tuned for more Scooter Kids cards!   FUN!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thanks so much!

One of the best parts of rubberstamping is that you are not locked into using a image as it was intended.
This card should be a group of chicks…but I was feeling bluebirds!
thanks so much birdies
And with a few strokes of my colored pencils…chicks become cute little bluebirds!
  • Stamps: Chick w/ Chicklettes (SKU:565-06); thanks so much (SKU:565-18) both from Rubbernecker Stamp Company;
  • Ink: StazOn Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Antique Linen (for edges);
  • Paper: Bazzill Cardstock and patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket; Die Cut cardstock;
  • Accessories: Colored pencils; border punch (EK Success); Paper roses (Martha Stewart); Ink Blending Tool; Sandpaper;
I am grateful you chose to stop at my blog, today!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Some Water Coloring

This is a water coloring technique that I haven’t used in quite a while…
faith hope love sm
I stamped the image (Rose Ornament {SKU: 551}) with VersaMark onto water color paper. I then wet each area with plain water, then painted with diluted stamp pad re-inkers.  This is an easy way to watercolor since each area is “contained”.
Also with this card…I used the main image as an accent/background stamp.  I stamped it twice on the card base and stamped and embossed it on the patterned paper accent strip across the card.
  • Stamps: Rose Ornament (SKU: 551); sentiment from the Garden Tree Set (SKU:559) both from Rubbernecker Stamp Company;
  • Ink: VersaMark and Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Pad (Broken China—for the backgound);
  • Paper: Bazzill Cardstock; Watercolor paper; DCWV patterned paper;
  • Accessories: Gold embossing powder; Spellbinders dies; foam tape;
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

More Animals!

This first one was just for fun…just playing around with the image. 

I VERY rarely stamp an outline stamp in something other than brown or black…but if you don’t try…you never know what will happen.

fun from top to bottom

I stamped the giraffe and sentiment with a pigment ink (Stampin’ Up!’s “Craft” ink in Rose Red).  Pigment inks are very slow to dry since they sit on top of the paper rather than soaking in (as a dye ink would).  So I heat set the ink.  This allowed me to use my colored pencils (+ baby oil for blending) and let me handle the piece without fear of smudging.

Other Details:

  • Stamps: Giraffe (SKU:569-13); Top to Bottom(SKU: 568-12) both from Rubbernecker Stamp Company;
  • Ink: Stampin’ Up!’s “Craft” ink in Rose Red
  • Paper: Studio G card—deconstructed; Bazzill cardstock;
  • Accessories: circle and corner rounder punches; colored pencils; foam tape;


This is just a correction of the card from THIS post. Open-mouthed smile

All better now!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Friday, June 03, 2011

Animal FUN!



Rubbernecker Stamp Company has some BRAND NEW and SUPER fun animal images!  I was inspired this week by them!



This little kitty is just too sweet.  I colored him with colored pencils.


Stamps:  Cat (SKU:569-20) and Purrfectly (SKU:568-15) all from Rubbernecker Stamp Company;

Ink: StazOn Jet Black;

Paper: Cardstocks from We-R-Memory Keepers; Bazzill, and DCWV;

Accessories: Felt flowers, buttons, foam tape; colored pencils; (note I “thread” my buttons with a thin strip of cardstock)

nice giraffe

More colored pencils with this little big guy!


Stamps:  Giraffe (SKU:569-13) and nice thing to do (SKU: 565-17) all from Rubbernecker Stamp Company;

Ink: Fluid Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan and Dark Brown

Papers: Bazzill Cardstock and Cosmo Cricket;

Accessories: Foam Tape, colored pencils; plastic flower, button (note I “thread” my buttons with a thin strip of cardstock)


My youngest daughter talked me into this little guy!!


Stamps: Lemur (SKU:569-16), hangin around (SKU:568-15), and Garden Tree Set (SKU:559);

all from Rubbernecker Stamp Company;

Ink: Fluid Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan and Dark Brown;

Papers: unknown designer paper and die cut cardstock; Bazzill cardstock;

Accessories: Colored pencils; foam tape;

(can you see where I “messed up”???  Oh, well, just another excuse to use this guy again. Winking smile)


What are you going to do with these cute stamps?????

Thanks for stopping by my blog, today!