Friday, March 29, 2013

Clearsnap + VLVS! Final Day!!

WOW! What a week jam packed with BEAUTIFUL inspiration!!

Here's a GIANT thank you to Clearsnap for partnering up with us :) Both design teams have presented some beautiful work using their inks and our stamps!

It's a sweet sadness that I get to share with you today.. the final day of our collaboration! At least it's one more chance to revel in beauty.

So one more time... I'm sharing THREE projects with you today!!

The first by Sandra Strait!

VLVS! Stamps

Art Is The Last 1 1/2 x 1 1/2

Charred Wood BackGround 4 1/2 x 5 3/4

Clearsnap Colorbox Inkpads
Archival dye-Gooseberry, Coral, Key Lime Pie
Fluid Chalk-Peach Pastel,,Aquamarine, Alabaster
Clearsnap Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink-Molasses, Green Apple
5x7 Vellum Bristol paper, Golden Clear Granular gel medium, Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder,

White gel pen, 3D foam dots, Palette knife, Ink blending tools--bullet and brush tips.
 To create this beauty she says "Recently I've been painting landscapes using inkpads for color.  When I was allowed to choose some products from Clearsnap for this blog hop, I went hunting through the catalog for just the right colors to match a photo that I had.

I blocked in all the colors by pouncing the inkpads where needed.  I dotted part of the Charred Wood stamp and embossed it to create ripples in the water (whichh doesn't show well in the scans). Then I loaded up a brush tip ink blending tool with Gooseberry and Aquamarine to draw the trees. I added more colors with the ink blending tools and when satisfied, I slathered on the granular gel medium.  When it was dry, I colored it with the molasses smooch, and added some Green Apple smooch for the leaves.  When you hold it up to the light the smooch glimmers as though the sun is shining through.  The last step was to stamp the 'Art is the last form of magic that exists' on a seperate piece of paper and adhere it with 3D foam dots.  Including drying time for the gel medium to dry, this took about 45 minutes to do."
Second we have Lyneen:

  Lyneen says "Spray Smooch Spritz on Kromcote Cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 for base background.  Use star shaped puncinella and ColorBox Raspberry Ink with finger dauber. Cut in half to make two cards.  Stamped images with ColorBox Chocolate Ink and hear embossed with VLVS! Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder.  Highlight images with Smooch. Trim with May Arts fibers. "

She's used the following supplies:

Kromcote Cardstock
Miracle Tape
Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder
Chevron Banner
Walkies for Otto
Large Flying Bird
Men in Balloon Basket

Clearsnap Products:
Smooch Spritz - Pink Sprinkles
Smooch - Mocha
Smooch - Silver Fox
Smooch - Gold Lame
ColorBox Chocolate Ink
ColorBox Raspberry Ink

And we're rounding off the week with Pinky!

 Pinky says these cards are easy peasy and that's great because they're sarcastic, witty, snarky, and so perfect for SO many of our closest friends! Whip a couple up and pop 'em in the mail!
Products Used:
Clearsnap Colorbox Inks
VLVS Plate 1404
Clear Scraps acrylic
Bazzill Cardstock
Miracle Tape 1/4"

1. Trim Acrylic to 4X6.
2. Trim Bazzill to 4X7.
3. Punch Bazzill edge.
4. Use bone folder to fold card at 6" mark.
5. Adhere to acrylic using Miracle Tape.
6. Using Colorbox ink pads, VLVS images and white cardstock. Graduate color on stamp and stamp onto white card stock.
Repeat with second word image.
7. Adhere stamped phrase to front of card.

Here's a great big THANK YOU to everyone who's participated this week and everyone who's shown up to be inspired.

Don't forget both Clearnsap and VLVS! are having giveaways.. comment all week long for a chance to win your choice of a plate o' rubber.. and enter Clearsna's rafflecopter giveaway for some of their favorite inks!!


chaddy233 said...

love these projects!
I've gotta check out that smooch spritz...

mary lozinak said...

Sandra-your work is always so beautiful. I LOVE the first one!!

mary lozinak said...

Sandra-your work is always so beautiful. I LOVE the first one!!

Sandra Strait said...

Three fantastic projects, if I say so myself!

Nancy Y said...

Awesome projects and stamps! Thank you for the fun hop and all the inspiration!
Nancy xx :D

dharmabum1966 said...

Oh I love the cards by Pinky! Nothing warms my heart like a big dose of sarcasm!

Mare said...

I love these projects!

Tammy L said...

These are wicked! That scene from Sandra is amazing. I love the colors in Lyneen's cards and the stamps she used were really great! I love the simplicity of Pinky's cards. They would be so easy to mass produce for any occasion but I especially love the stamps! I love making sassy cards!

Anonymous said...

Those cards are great. I have several people I would send them to. Love the alterted pieces. they are very pretty. Thanks for having the hop. I have enjoyed it and have gotten a lot of good ideas.

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terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

funny card!!

Anonymous said...

I love visiting your blog-- it inspires me to pull out my own toys and create :D

Ananda said...

I love all your steampunk stamps!

Abby said...

I love all the project I've seen!! Such talented people using awesome products!! I sure do hope I get time to stamp soon, I've been inspired!!xoxo

Denise Bryant said...

Great projects today... love the snarky sentiments!
Fun pairing of Clearsnap and VLVS this week... lots of great ideas on the blogs!

Squiddy said...

More wonderful ideas and techniques to play with - I am SOOOOO glad I've now got a computer in my crafting room - from screen to desk without forgetting what I was inspired to try :)

Kim said...

Loved seeing them. Very inspired!!

sharon g said...

The hit man card is a crack up!!!!

Natasha G.P. said...

Too funny. It caught me off guard, that's for sure. Nice job.

Gina Shillitani said...

Those card sentiments are too funny!

by belle said...

Great projects ladies!!! What a great week of inspiration!!

Robin B. said...

Love the projects, thanks for all the inspiration this week!

Barb Wagar said...

They made some really nice cards with those stamps!