8/18/17

Lighted Pumpkin

Hi everyone, I'm on the Proxxon blog today with an altered pumpkin.  I picked up this pumpkin sign last year knowing that I would be altering it this year.



I began by using the Delta Sander to create some texture on the pumpkin


I used the drill press to drill holes around the pumpkin. 


The drill press is so easy to use and I drilled holes around the edge.


Then I painted it with FolkArt Milk Paint in Tavern Ale.  Next, I dry brushed FolkArt Brushed Metal acrylic paint in Brushed Gold. 


While waiting for the pumpkin to dry, I created leaves from Makin'sⓇ clay.  After embossing texture on the leaves with Makin's Texture Sheets, I added assorted colors of  FolkArt paint, blending the colors with a baby wipe. 


Then I adhered the leaves to the pumpkin top and added some raffia. 


To finish the base, I adhered mesh along the bottom edge of the pumpkin and placed raffia on top.


Then I simply inserted the lights through the drilled holes.

This will be a great feature for Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


8/17/17

Mixed Media Altered Notebook

Hi everyone, my newest post on the Rinea Inspires blog is an altered notebook. 


I covered the front cover with Copper/Copper Star Struck Foiled Paper.  Then, I edged it with a strip of Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.


Next, I placed a stencil on top and covered it with molding paste.


Once I removed the stencil, I had this gorgeous effect.  And, the molding paste did not take long to dry!   It looks amazing!


To the corner I added assorted sizes of Petaloo flowers.


Next, I spritzed the cover with assorted colors of Tattered Angels Mists to add some touches of color to the molding paste.  They didn't take long to dry either!


Using an intricate Heatfelt Creations Decorative Oval die, I die cut Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.


I stamped a Prima doll stamp on white cardstock and again on Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  I fussy cut the dress from the Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and added it to the main image which I also fussy cut.   Using Beacon Adhesives I adhered the die cut oval to the cover, then added the doll on top with foam adhesives for dimension.


What do you think?  Would you end up using this altered notebook or just hold onto it because it looks to pretty to use?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph





Joy Clair Blog Hop - Day 2

It's Day 2 of the Joy Clair Blog Hop and we have so many different stamp sets to share.  Remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE
in our corporate blog and in ALL designers blogs.
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You should have arrived here from Lori's blog.  If you get lost along the way you can always start back at the Joy Clair Blog.

Today, I'm using the Noah's Ark stamp set.

 

Consisting of 10 stamps, I've used an assortment of them to create bookmarks.



I cut white cardstock 2" x 7", then stamped assorted images on each.  I used black ink to stamp the clouds on the two outer bookmarks, then used gray ink to stamp the clouds and animals on the center bookmark.


Blue ink was used to stamp the assorted phrases in the center of each bookmark  as well as the water under the ark on the last bookmark.  Then brown ink was used for the arks.



To finish, I added Whiskers Twine to each.

Just leave your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day!
 
Here is the complete list of the  Blog Hop:
 
Steph Ackerman  -  YOU ARE HERE
 
Thank you for join us and don't forget to follow us on our social media venues to be the first to hear the news, sales, promotions and giveaways!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.



Steph


8/16/17

Joy Clair Blog Hop - Day 1

It's Day 1 of the Joy Clair Blog Hop and we have so many different stamp sets to share. 
Let's start the fun with the creativity and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE in our corporate blog and in ALL designers blog.

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You should have arrived here from Lori's blog.  If you get lost along the way you can always start back at the Joy Clair Blog.

Today, I'm working with the Fall Leaves stamp set.



Since these stamps consist of 2 parts - the leaves and the veins, I found it best to use the Misti to get accurate stamping.  I placed the leaves and sentiment where I wanted them on a cardstock panel, then closed the Misti.


I inked the stamps in assorted colors of Powderpuff Ink from Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company.  Then reclosed the Misti to stamp the images.  I repeated this process to add additional colors.


Placing the second stamp layers on top of the stamped images, I reclosed the Misti to pick them up.  Inking with black ink, I then closed the Misti.  You can see how the veins are perfectly aligned with the first images. 

I matted the panel with kraft cardstock, then wrapped the panel with twine.  The panel was added to pattern paper matted with kraft cardstock then added to the card.  Fall in Love was stamped, die cut, matted with a larger die and added to the card with foam adhesives over the twine.



My next card was created in the same manner.  I wanted a vertical card, so I wrapped twine along the side of the card.  A striped panel was added to the card and the stamped panel was matted and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.


The sentiment was stamped in several colors of Powderpuff Ink, die cut and matted with a larger die before being added to the card with foam adhesives.



 Just leave your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day!
Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:
Steph Ackerman - YOU ARE HERE
Jessica Pascarella  GO HERE NEXT
Tomorrow you will see the entire Color by Faith Collection and all the New Background sets!!!


Thank you for join us and don't forget to follow us on our social media venues to be the first to hear the news, sales, promotions and giveaways!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.



Steph

8/15/17

Happy New Year

Hi everyone.    It's Tuesday and it's my turn on the Topflight Stamp blog.  If you haven't checked out the Topflight store yet, you need to see the variety of stamps in the store.  They have some amazing stamps from all over the world.

The theme this week is Christmas and I'm using Stitched Angel Ornaments Stamp set from Creative Expressions. This set comes from England!





Please stop by the Topflight Stamp blog for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


It's a Daisy Hello

I've got a new post on the Sunsational Stamps blog

I've used Daisy today as the focal point of my card.  I colored her with colored pencils, then die cut her and added her to the card.



Stop by the Sunsational Stamps blog for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

8/12/17

Clear Scraps Summer Layout

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog with a summer layout using the August kit.  This kit includes a Chip Scallop Album, Anchor and Helm chip shapes, small Acrylic Banner embellishments, Viva Decor Inka Gold Rose, and papers and stickers from Bo Bunny.  I used the small Acrylic Banner embellishments to create a title for my layout.



Stop by the blog to see how I used the amazing products from this month's kit.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph










8/9/17

Thanks Lighthouse

Hi everyone, I'm on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog today with  a fun watercolored card.



The background stamp is the Michelangelo background which I stamped in brown ink then matted it with red and navy cardstock.  I chose to water color the Lighthouse image using chalk inks and a water brush.  Next, I die cut the image into an oval shape and matted it with a larger die using navy cardstock. I placed the lighthouse over the background and added the panel to a red card.



Finally, I added the sentiment from the Sentiments 3 stamp collection.



Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Clear Scraps Cruise Album

Hi everyone today I'm creating with the Clear Scraps August kit.  This kit includes a Chip Scallop Album, Anchor and Helm chip shapes, small Acrylic Banner embellishments, Viva Decor Inka Gold Rose, and papers and stickers from Bo Bunny.  I used the Chip Scalloped Album to create a cruise album.

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I bean by painting each chipboard page and the chipboard elements with gesso. Next I painted some Viva Decor Inka Rose Gold along the scalloped edges.

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I used the chipboard pages as stencils and cut papers to fit each page.  Photos were used as pockets on the pages and tags were inserted with additional photos.

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I tore papers for the front cover then added some gauze to the edge.  I wanted the Helm from the chip shapes as the main element on the front cove.  I painted it with silver paint and added touches of brown ink.  A large brad holds it to the front page. 

I stamped and die cut some shells and added them amongst the gauze.  Cruisin' 2017 was die cut and added around the Helm.

Thanks for stopping by.


Steph


8/8/17

Back to School with Bowdabra

Hi everyone, I'm on the Bowdabra blog with a school themed package.


Rather than just handing over the school supplies, I used the Bowdabra to create pretty bows.  I wrapped a selection of  supplies then added fun bows.



Pop by the Bowdabra blog for all the details.

I hope these little packages will brighten up their day.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

ATSM Challenge #254




Hi everyone, it's a new challenge at ATSM and this week it's all bout clean and simple.



l chose to tear my top layer and place it on a checkered paper. 


Then I stamped my sentiment, die cut and added it across a strip across the center of the card.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph









8/7/17

Christmas Penguins with Joy Clair Stamps

Hi everyone, Steph here today and I'm using an older stamp set from Joy Clair - Christmas Penguins.  These little guys are adorable and make for some fun Christmas cards.



Consisting of 10 different Penguin stamps, this is an adorable stamp set.  I selected two penguins I wanted to use then stamped them in black ink on white cardstock.  I added a touch of color to his beak as well as the Christmas ornaments and Christmas lights with Copic Markers.


The cards were created from green cardstock and cut 4 1/4" x 11".  As I wanted top folding cards, I scored the panel at 5 1/2".  Red cardstock was cut 4" x 5 1/4" and the pattern paper was cut a little bit smaller.  After inking the panels with red ink, I adhered the panels to the red cardstock.



Whisker Graphics twine was wrapped around each panel and the panels were added to the green card with foam adhesives.  After coloring the penguins, I used Spellbinders dies to die cut them.   I also inked the oval with red ink then matted the images with larger dies.  As I wanted the images to pop, I added them to the cards over the twine with foam adhesives.



Merry Christmas is from the Cozy Snowman Wishes stamp set.  I also stamped it in black ink on scraps of white cardstock.  After inking the sentiments, I matted them with red cardstock before adding to the cards with foam adhesives for dimension.

Aren't they adorable? I see lots of penguins in my Christmas cards this year.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph













8/6/17

Playing in the Sand Tag

Hi everyone Steph here creating with the Clear Scraps August kit.  This kit includes a Chip Scallop Album, Anchor and Helm chip shapes, small Acrylic Banner embellishments, Viva Decor Inka Gold Rose, and papers and stickers from Bo Bunny.

I used one of the pages from the Chip Scalloped Album to create a fun summer tag.

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After gessoing the panel, I used the panel as a stencil and cut blue cardstock to fit.  Then I cut Bo Bunny pattern paper as my top layer.

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Using VIva Décor Inka Gold Rose, I painted some gauze.  I also painted the silver painted chip elements before adding them to the tag.

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Next, I stamped and fussy cut the beach girl and dressed her with some Bo Bunny papers which I inked with VIva Décor Inka Gold Rose.  I placed her on the panel with foam adhesives, then added the anchor and phrase to the left side.

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Finally, I stamped and die cut some shells to finish off the beach effect.

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Thanks for stopping by today

Steph