Friday, January 30, 2015

Embossing Paste and Watercolor

Hello Sweeties!  Lisa here with you today and I'm sharing a card that plays along with the newest challenge: Embossing Paste and Stencils!  I LOVE playing with embossing paste and stencils, they have become one of my go tos for adding texture to my projects... so needless to say I was excited by the new challenge and had to play along!  Check it out:

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To create this background I first went over my stencil with clear embossing paste and set it with my heat tool.  You could let it air dry, but I was much too impatient hehehe!  I then went over it with some peerless watercolors.  I love that you can give your background any color with this technique.

Can't wait to see what you create!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Watercolors and stencils

Hi- Shelly waving hello to everyone!  I decided to get out the watercolors and give them a go with a stencil and embossing paste.

 I used the Peerless watercolors and the Geo Triangles stencil. First, secure the stencil (use painters tape or Washi...). I used the Dark Green color (which is the main background color) and applied that all over the background thru the stencil.  I removed the stencil and added splashes of Wisteria Violet and Japonice Scarlet and Dk Gray using a wet paintbrush and flicks of the paintbrush.
 I replaced the stencil and added white Embossing Paste here and there.
 The Embossing Paste added a little texture to the background.  Once dry, I watercolored over the areas of dry embossing paste again using Dark Green. I added a little more color over that with a Copic marker. Be patient and let the embossing paste dry- if you want a bubbly look- you can use the heat gun- but if you do not want a bubbly look- be patient : )
  The Billy Painting Happy Birthday image was stamped, colored with Copics and fussy cut- then added on Dimensionals to the card.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Blossoms and Paisley

Happy Wednesday from Roxie!

The blossoms and background image are from the Always on My Mind set.  I colored the blossoms with Chameleon Pens, dry embossed them and popped them up on foam tape then added acrylic centers.  The panel is also popped up on foam tape.

Chameleon Pens color: PR4 and I held the color nib to the blender solution for 4 to 5 counts on the larger blossoms and 3 on the smaller.  Also BK4 to color the blossom edges.

Images: SweetStamps: Always on My Mind
Paper: Remember When - black textured, all others unknown
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog
Accessories: Eyelet Outlet & Brads - acrylic stickers, Diamond Stickles for butterfly body and designer paper flowers
Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers, Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife, Martha Stewart - scor board, butterfly punches, Quickutz - panel dies, large stems, Cuttlebug - small stems Spellbinder - border die

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Stencils and Paste

 Hello friends!
I'm loving the technique challenge this week, how about YOU?!
Use Stencils and Embossing Paste
You can get a very dramatic effect with such a small amount of paste added to any project.
I used Dylusions Calyspo Teal on top of the wet paste for this look.
Thanks for stopping by today!
God Bless!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Challenge #206 - Stencils and Paste

Hello Sweet Stamp Friends!
Happy Monday!!

Time for another weekly challenge!

Our theme is....
Stencils and Embossing Paste

Guest Designer.... 
Wow!  So beautiful!!
We've enjoyed Donna's lovely creations this month!  THANKS!!

DT Sweeties projects...

Have you seen all of our fun Stencils?
Check them out here!!

We'd love to see your beautiful creations, so come play along! {Cards, ATCs, scrapbook pages, mixed media, altered art, etc.} You could win a $10 shopping spree for goodies at's online store by playing along in our challenge! 

Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.

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***Check back throughout the week for more inspiration from our DT Sweeties!!***

Happy Stamping! 
Have a super sweet week!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

With Love

Hi everyone-
Sorry for the late posting... I thought, that I had already pre-scheduled my card to go live..ooops!!
That just goes to show you what kind of week it's been!!
This week at SweetStamps challenge is: HEARTS
So my card today, I am really played with my stamps.  I am using the two biggest birds in the "Tweethearts" stamp set.  I extended the legs on the one bird, so that his rump wouldn't be sitting on the grass.  I created my subtle cloud background using Broken China distress ink.  Then I stamped "Grassy Hill" and colored using Copics (YG97, 17, G14, 43).  Using a post it note, I covered the top part of the bird, and stamped just the legs.  I cleaned off the stamp really good, reinked just the body of the bird.  Then using a ruler and Memento Tuxedo marker, I connected the body to the feet!!
I fussy cut the next bird out and positioned it so it looks like it's giving a kiss, or rather a peck!! 
Really like the way it all came together and I hope that you do too. 
Thanks for stopping by today!!  See you soon.

Friday, January 23, 2015

I Love...

this new stamp! Hi!  Lisa here today and Happy Friday!  I'm playing along with the newest challenge here on the blog: Hearts...

This beautiful and intricate heart stamp is from one of the Clear Stamp Sets: Spring Time Doodles.  I started by die cutting my decorative circle and "smooshing" it in distress ink that I had watered down on my craft mat.  Next I stamped and heat embossed the heart image.  I tied some ribbon behind it and adhered it to some patterned paper.  I then added a large doily behind it for a little more texture and romantic feel.  Finally I stamped the sentiment in the right hand lower corner and added some pearls/rhinestones.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you make for our challenge!!!
Happy Crafting!