Thursday, July 2, 2015

By the Sea with Dreamweaver and Me!

I'm on vacation at this time, taking an Alaskan cruise, and sightseeing in Vancouver, Canada, as well. So, this will be a quickie! My card today features the Humu Fish stencil from Dreamweaver, stentangled and colored in aqua. The background is the Mosaic Swirls, paste-embossed in Matte Black. Across the center is one of my favorite May Arts products, the web/mesh ribbon.

Here are links to those playing for Dreamweaver Thursday:

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Under the Sea with Stampendous and Me!

Wouldn't this be fun? All the magic of a mermaid riding on a golden seahorse, through swirls of blue and green and branches of coral!

I tried to capture that feeling with this "window on the sea" card. I die cut a window on the card front, stamped the Cling Coral Tree with Black StazOn ink, and added sprinkles of Crushed Glass Glitter.

The inside was the Seahorse Ride image stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento, and colored with Chameleon Markers, on the Stampendous Mixed Media White cardstock.

The final touch was the Dreamweaver Nautilus, machine embossed on orange cardstock, brushed with ink, cut out and adhered to the front along with an ink stenciled oval of the Nautilus and the Cling Near the Sea sentiment from Stampendous.

For more inspiration, visit the Stampendous blog.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Woodware: Friendship

This week the Woodware Team is all about celebrating friendship. The card I'm posting is in honor of my good friend, Dorothy Adam, who lives in Scotland, works for Woodware UK, is in  charge of our blog team, and an awesome person. So much fun and funny packed into one person. Her favorite color is purple, and this card has plenty of purple!

The base card is a deep muted purple, ink-stenciled with the Dreamweaver Small Cathedral Window stencil. Two panels have been has been stamped using the Stampendous Cling Vintage Note, and a bit more of the Cathedral Window stenciled on its corner. The second panel was created using the Stampendous Creative Palette. Various drops of Dreamweaver Color Solutions Alcohol Inks were dropped on the surface of the palette, and thinned with the blending solution, which encourages the inks to swirl and combine a bit. The colors that I used for this were Iceberg, Lemoncello, Sugarplum, Mojito Green, and Cosmo Pink. I placed a panel of white cardstock over the surface to transfer the beautiful colors, and set it aside to dry. I sopped up a bit of the yellow onto the previous panel so that the rolled corner would be bright and sunny. Once dry, I stamped the Stampendous Cling Blossom Bunch in black ink over the surface of the focal panel. I Fran•tag├ęd it a bit by sprinkling Stampendous Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel and Amethyst Color Fragments together, and heated from underneath for unique texture.

I have these fun colored file clips from a local office supply store that I used to add the "Life is better with friends" sentiment from the Perfectly Clear Life Words set. A beautiful yellow silk bow was my final touch!