Friday, October 31, 2014

TCW and VLVS! {A blog hop} Day 5

Hello friends! Welcome to the blog this week where we're having a big ol' delicious blog hop/product swap with those fantastically talented people at The Crafter's Workshop.

The week has come to end, and we're so thankful you've been visiting us! Please stop by and see what the team has been up to this week : Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday
And for our final day we have Tera Callihan joining us with this FAB ATC trio :

Visit her blog for details.



We also have Tina Walker with :

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And stop by The Crafter's Workshop blog to see the last days worth of pieces from them. Don't forget to comment and let everyone know how great their work has been this week!! We'll draw two winners from two separate blogs to win a LB o' Rubber!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

TCW and VLVS! {A blog hop} Day 4

Hello friends! Welcome to Day 4 of the blog this week where we're having a big ol' delicious blog hop/product swap with those fantastically talented people at The Crafter's Workshop.


Visit through the end of the week to be inspired and see tons of projects featuring The Crafter's Workshop stencils and Viva Las VegaStamps! rubber stamps. Be sure to comment along the way and be entered to win prizes at the end :)

Today resident DT member Amy Lassiter is joining us to inspire you with this beauty of a 12x12:

TCW439 Retrobursts | TCW455 Love Post | TCW467 Live Love Laugh
Visit her blog to see details.

And visit The Crafter's Workshop blog to see what those talented artists are up to. We'll see you back here tomorrow for the final day and more projects by our Design Team.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

TCW and VLVS! {A blog hop} Day 3

Hello friends! Welcome to Day 3 of the blog this week where we're having a big ol' delicious blog hop/product swap with those fantastically talented people at The Crafter's Workshop.


Visit through the week to be inspired and see tons of projects featuring The Crafter's Workshop stencils and Viva Las VegaStamps! rubber stamps. Be sure to comment along the way and be entered to win prizes at the end :)

Today Natasha Serova is inspiring us with a fun graphic card :

Visit her blog for more details.

And visit The Crafter's Workshop blog to see what those talented artists are up to. We'll see you back here tomorrow with another project by our Design Team.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TCW and VLVS! {A blog hop} Day 2

Hello friends! Welcome to Day 2 of the blog this week where we're having a big ol' delicious blog hop/product swap with those fantastically talented people at The Crafter's Workshop.

Visit through the week to be inspired and see tons of projects featuring The Crafter's Workshop stencils and Viva Las VegaStamps! rubber stamps. Be sure to comment along the way and be entered to win prizes at the end :)

Today we have the superbly talented Hermine Koster with a beautiful Christmas themed piece:


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and the just as talented Glenda Tkalac with a glorious Art Journal Page:

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Now stop by The Crafter's Workshop to see what they're up to! Don't forget to visit us back here tomorrow and through the end of the week :)

Monday, October 27, 2014

TCW and VLVS! {A blog hop}

Hello friends! Welcome to the blog this week where we're having a big ol' delicious blog hop/product swap with those fantastically talented people at The Crafter's Workshop.


Visit through the week to be inspired and see tons of projects featuring The Crafter's Workshop stencils and Viva Las VegaStamps! rubber stamps. Be sure to comment along the way and be entered to win prizes at the end :) 

Today we have DeeDee up with a tag:


Stop by her blog for all the details and visit The Crafter's Workshop blog to see what those talented artists are up to. We'll see you back here tomorrow for more projects by our Design Team.

Friday, October 24, 2014

GDT : Shanna Shands x2

Hey everyone. Shanna here again. I am excited to share my last guest designer project with you that I created for Viva Las Vegas Stamps.

I am beyond excited to share with you a fun card I created. I got to play with a lot of mixed media products on this card. But the stamps just make it really come to life.




I used these two stamps from the plate numbered 1436. They were both stamped using Archival ink! I cut them out and mounted them to my card using some cardboard from a shipping box.


For my background I started with some twinkling h2o's, but once it was dry used a brick wall stencil and some light modeling paste. Once that dried I added some Distress Paint splatter to make the back funky and fun.


Also I couldn't help but to add flowers. I don't know why but it screamed at me add flowers!

I am so thankful DeeDee let me be a guest this month and I had fun sharing with you all and hope that you gained some inspiration! Have an awesome crafty day!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fun with my new Gelli plate

I finally got myself a Gelli plate and had some fun with it!  I'm still a total novice when it comes to using the Gelli plate as this is my first project but I had fun and got messy none the less!  I started off by squirting 3 different colors of bright paint onto my Gelli plate and using my brayer to put the colors all over the plate
Then I laid the Gelli plate down onto my clean page and with my hand smoothed it down to get the paint to transfer.  As you can see by the circles I also used some stencils with black paint.
I also used more stencils with different colors of paint directly onto my Gelli plate and then transferred the plate onto the page again.  At one point I put white paint onto my Gelli plate and then lightly drew some squiggles and then transferred it onto the page, I thought that was kind of neat!
Here is my finished journal page:
 I love the bright fun colors and loved playing with the Gelli plate! Here are some close ups


The stamps I used for this project were the hitchhiker stamp, the row of stars, the star pin, the not all who wander are lost, on the flip side and the chevrons.

I hope you enjoyed my journal page and until next time,

Glenda

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Elephant is in the room, Art Journal page

Hello and Happy Wednesday!!  Tina Walker here today!

Today, I am sharing an Art Journal page, full of texture, color, and fun!  If you have seen several of my past posts, you know that one of my favorite techniques is to create Art Journal pages using Gelli Plate Prints.  I love the  instant background you achieve with the prints and I love to embellish them to create an art journal or doodle page.


To create my art journal page, I enhanced the circle design to add more texture and interest.

But before I did this, I created my focal point....the stamped, embossed elephants.  I LOVE this Whimsical Elephant stamp.


I added color to each elephant using Gelly Roll Pens.  (love these).  They have a great opaque, bright color and are perfect!


Once the pen dried, I started added texture and embellishing the circle design.  To do this, I punched a circle from a scrap piece of cardstock to use as a mask.  I then stamped within the punched shape.  This only added the stamped image to the circle.


Super easy, but effective.


The stamping added great texture and interest to the plain background.  I love this technique and will be using it again.

Stamps used:
Dictionary Page
Design Crosses
Lacy Lines




I hope you enjoyed my page today!  I am always looking for new stamp techniques.  Please share them with us.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween is coming!

Hi Hermine here, this time with a Halloween card, in spite of the fact we don't celebrate Halloween overhere I love the images.


step 1: stamp Skeleton punk/tombstone 860 and skeleton punkess/tombstone867 next to each other, make masks and put on.
step 2: stamp  Apothecary Cabinet 19515, make a mask and put on.
step 3: stamp the barbed wire 19513
step 4: stamp raven in witch hat 19509 on top of the Barbed wire, make  a mask and put on.
step 5: stamp text You've got my under 19265 and striped spider 19508 and spider on web line 19263
step 6: make sure all the masks are still on your car, then sponge with several colours distress ink the background. Remove the masks and colour the images with distress ink and waterbrush.
step 7: Pur on masks again and make some fog/mist with Memento Luxe Wedding Dress. Take off masks.


Hope you like my card, I surely love making it.


Warmly Hermine


Used stamps:
Skeleton punk/tombstone 860
Skeleton punkeews/tombstone 867
Apothecary Cabinet 19515
Barbed wire 19513
Raven in witch Hat 19509
striped spider 19508
You've got my under 19262
Spider on web line 19263

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Simple Wish

Hi everyone :)

DeeDee here today! I'm always very fond of "CAS" cards (Clean and Simple) because they SEEM like they should be quick to put together, and quick to get the point across, and perfect for little notes here n there. That being said, I can never do them. EVER. 

However, that doesn't mean I don't attempt them. So, here is my stab at a CAS card for a local friend who was doing some healing : 


The base of the card is Nature Walk from 7 Dots Studio with a layer of punched watercolor paper on top. There's a bit of gray watercolor paint in the next layer (Which I think puts me over the CAS limit already! hah.) 



Then I've taken the Blowing Dandelion with Extra Seed and stamped only the seed across the card in two colors; Versafine Black and Versafine Smoky Gray from our friends @ ImagineCRAFTS. The sentiment was hand written on coordinating watercolor paper and adhered down.

Are you any good at CAS cards? I feel about midway successful with this one. I'll be giving them a go again soon :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

foxy!

Hi Hermine here, this time I made a little tutorial, hope you like it.



step 1: Take a piece of cardstock, spray some water at the top of the cardstock, then throw in some Brusho powder, spray some more water and hold your card up straight so it can run down.

step 2: stamp Cute fox in coat 19158 wit Stazon, then draw some circles, below you find a tutorial on how to do this. Then stamp You color my world  19344, also with Stazon.

step 3: take a fantastic and some bleech and take the color away in the fox. Give the fox some color with water color pencils.

step 4: finish off with some white accents with a sharpie.

And now the tutorial:



step 1: take a transparant sheet and a circle cutter and cut different sizes circles. This way you can choose with size you need.


step 2: take a hole puncher and punch different sizes dots out of a scrap piece of foam.


step 3: glue the dots onto sticks.



step 4: for this tutorial I took a blanc card but in my sample I did this step after I had stamped. Take your transparant sheet, decide which size you want and draw the circles with a black fineliner, do this three times but moving the transparant sheet a little.


step 5: take you toothpicks with the dots on it and Stazon Black, dip the sticks into the ink and stamp around your circle.


step 6: because I hate to waiste perfectly good things I finished my sample fot the tutorial off with the same stamps I used above, but now using my stencil as a mask as well and sponged the inner side, masking off the fox first. And as you can see if you changed the way of working around, you get a completely different result.

Warmly Hermine


Used materials:



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

September Winners

Hi hi folks!! We've got a couple WINNERS to announce from our September Challenge!

By popular vote the talented Harikini is our winner!


She's used our  
and  

Harikini please feel free to use the following image on your blog as our voted winner!!


And our RANDOM winner is Carla.

Congrats both ladies, please email me @ deedee430@gmail.com with your shipping address to collect your rubber!

And don't forget to enter to win in our SPOOKY October Challenge.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sun(ny)day

Hello all, Nataliya is here :)
We in the midst of an Indian summer and all around sooooo beautiful...
yellow and orange leaves glow in the rays of the bright sun...

And apparently, that is what inspired me to create this card. It's sunny and cheerful as the weather outside  :)

And it's so shiny!


oh yeah :)


To create the background I used texture paste and stencil. I painted everything with a few shimmer sprays and added stampig (Writing Background 4 x 4)
I cut out the sun (Sun Rays/Big 2 1/4 x 2 1/4) and pasted it on the 3D adhesive tape



Have a sunny day!