Sunday, January 24, 2016
Hello Shades of Stamping readers. It has been an extensive time since I posted any of my work on this blog. I am happy to be back crafting. I have been working on an Herbal Medicine Course and thus my crafting time had to take a back seat.
A customer requested me to make her some cards with a religious influence. I came up with the idea of Stained Glass with an Ornate Cross.
Rubber Stamp – Rubber Stampede
Cardstock Vellum (heavy weight)
White - Ultra Smooth Cardstock.
Black and Copper Embossing Powder
Black Pigment Ink and Versa Mark Ink Pad
Ornate Cathedral Stained Glass merged perfectly with Spellbinder Shapeabilities Pendants Fleur De Lis.
I created another background cross that would compliment the stained glass window image, I cut off one corner of the die to attach to the bottom of the image.
The Fleur De Lis die cut was created by applying the art medium of gesso to heavy confetti card stock and allowing drying thoroughly for a day. The subsequent ink medium applied to the dried card stock was a collection of different colors of Ranger Alcohol inks; applied by means of a pouncing technique using their awesome blender tool. This technique provokes a very stimulating complexity of colors which cannot be seen by the camera.
The Stain Glass Cross image was Wet embossed on Vellum Cardstock and color applied on the backside using Prima Marketing Water ColorPencils and Blender Pens…
I simply mixed colors and made the correct combinations on plastic work-mat and then picked up the paint with the blender pen…In this process, less is always better. Have some q-tips and small pieces of paper towel handy to remove excess color. The color should pop out along the embossed line but be somewhat subdued in the middle areas. I played around with two images before I achieved the technique.
Allow the vellum pieces to dry and then applied the embossed piece to white ultra-smooth cardstock using velum tape very sparingly …this white cardstock enhances the color from the backside to be more prominent…stained glass look.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
"SIMON SAYS WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE - Make Your Own Background (Water Color Distress Backgrounds for Cards)
Hello Shades of Stamping readers, Connie Paxman here from Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan.
Be sure to stop by Simon Says Blog - Wednesday Challenge and feast your crafting appetite on the what other challenge players created
I have to share today, five Cards I created using Water Colors and Dry Embossing; I made these cards for one of my customers.
First, I must say, water color paints are by far my favorite art medium.
Water Color paints allows for an inherent freedom of expression. The paints, blamelessly stream where they may, into indiscriminate color formations. There are no mistakes and each piece brings about its own personality. This, is my passion, to create with no rules and go with the flow. For added dimension, I ran the pieces through my Big Shot machine using Dry Embossing Folders. After dry embossing the water color pieces, I gently sanded off the raised portion of water color. Voila and another expression is born.
WARNING: THIS TECHIQUE IS VERY ADDICTING
SUPPLIES IN THIS PROJECT:
Stamps: Stampin Up
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Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Hello readers of Shades of Stamping.
My theme, is a scrapbook layout using
Basic Grey's fabulous "Kioshi" paper line. The darling subjects are my grandchildren who are two precious angels. My word art conveys what is in a grandmother's heart.
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Friday, November 14, 2014
Greetings Shades of Stamping readers, it is Friday and today I am sharing a Scrapbook page I did of my beautiful grandaughter Julie. I love scrapbooking School photos. I call these pages quick and simple to complete, as the market has the perfect paper and embellishments for fall and school. In no time you can have your keepsakes beautifully embellished and scrapbooked.
Today I am playing along with Lisa Somerville's Blogger's Challenge. Lisa challenged us to an open interpretation of the task, "ALTER IT". Take a tour of Lisa's site, scroll down to the bottom of the post and click on the pictures to see what other challenge players created.
My translation of 'alter it' is incorporating recycling using chipboard from a cereal boxes. I diecut the chipboard using Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Die - Honey Comb (#695430); painted with Acrylic Paints, Gesso and finished off with Tim Holtz Distress Stains 'Broken China' paints.
The word September is from Riff Raff Designs was painted in similar fashion.
I was thrilled to find this wonderful and simply perfect patterned paper by:
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Friday, October 31, 2014
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I decided to attempt an inspiring version of this month's Sketch Challenge at Creative Scrappers.
Take a tour over to their blog and you will find some wonderful and talented Scrapbookers. Christine Davidson and her team are so talented.
Supplies Used for this Layout:
Patterned Paper: Rusty Pickle- Chocolate Covered Cherries-Marashino Cherries
American Crafts- Words Thickers Chipboard Stickers-Glitter
Stampin Up Cardstock
Prima Marketing: Say it in Crystals
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Hello Readers, Connie here and I am happy to share with you a scrapbook layout of my wonderful Family. Autum Splendor is my favorite time of the year.
I have not scrapbooked for a few years and decided to take the plunge and follow along with Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine's October Challenge.
Here is the sketch and click here if you wish to play along.
Supplies Used for this Project:
Pattern Paper: Magenta Apples Collection - Fresh from Harvest
Stampin Up Cardstock
Stampin Up Ribbon- Seaside
Cosmo Cricket: Snorkel Umbrella's More Fish in the Sea
Prima Marketing: Junkyard Findings - Heart Gears
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix: Chevron # 659428
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Friday, March 7, 2014
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From nostalgic paper dolls of the past, to the innovative leading edge of paper piecing in the craft world; Julie Nutting Doll stamps by Prima , have rocked the visionary imagination of our youth.
You do not have to poses an aptitude for drawing: just stamp, cut, paste and color. You can allow the creative - juices flow while having fun embellishing these adorable gals.
THE FLOWER AND THE ORNATE FRAME ARE CLOTH MATERIAL ADHERED TO THE DIECUT USING THE ADHESIVE -
POOMPH BY COATS