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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mountain Plains Crafters "giving thanks design team" DIY November Blog Hop

Good day out there in cyberland!  Today is the first day of our November Do It Yourself blog hop. Each of us designers is showcasing a homemade project. You have to go check out MPC here.
I started with a 10 x 10 canvas that I purchased at Micheals...it is stretched over wood and made a mixed media canvas. I started by painting the edges in the green acrylic paint. Next, I chose designer papers from Primas 6 x 6 Fairy Flora. I mod podged all the paper on and added some paint in various colors to edges. Next, I chose some chipboard...key, lock device, flourish and the fancy butterfly. All of the embellishments were added with Tombow's mono glue (Tombow is the ONLY glue for me). After painting the flourish in cream, I stamped the itty bitty from Unity Handwritten on it. I stamped the lock device in brown and stamped Gorgeous grunge in cream on it and the key was done in cream and a stamp from SU The Open Sea stamped in burnt umber. Added some more stamping with acrylic paints (be sure to immediately clean your stamps off with warm water and a brush). Here are the Unity Sets I used in putting this together: Itty bittys-Here today/Here tomorrow, Passion changes everything, Embrace You, Bitty Backgrounds KOTM 6/14. I added a variety of flowers and touched them up with acrylic paints, flourish butterfly trails done in rhinestones, a piece of lace, a piece of burlap and an organza bow in cream that I heated to distress it. This was very fun for me. I wish I was good at videotaping...maybe someday.
Head on over to Jennifer's blog here and give her some love!
 Be sure and visit each design team member's blog and leave a comment, then enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.  Come back tomorrow to MPC to finish the hop!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Splitcoaststampers CC504, Mojo Monday 371

I truly am not sure just how many photos I've taken of this card to try and capture the glitter. It keeps capturing only the glitter that I don't want it to capture!!!! You know what I mean? I give up.
I made this for the Mojo Monday blog 371 sketch challenge and it can be found here. I am all about tilted panels so this was right up my alley....I DO have issues with measuring though. I also did this for Splitcoaststampers color challenge CC504 which is calypso coral, crisp cantaloupe and crumb cake. The dessert was to do emboss resist. MariLynn and I then challenged one another to a recipe...I picked two and she picked two. I chose lace and pearls and she chose text (not sentiment) and glitter. That being said....I couldn't get the dang glitter to photograph...so much prettier IRL. I stamped Unity's itty bitty handwritten on white card stock in burnt umber and then stamped Designs by Ryn forest floor in versa mark and embossed with clear ep. Using sponges, I put on the color challenge colors. Kraft was used for the bg and the borders were done with crisp cantaloupe. A woodgrain ef for layer behind homemade dp and dainty pearls applied there. I also put a pearl in the center of the antique brad. As usual, the card is much prettier IRL!
Check out the challenges!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mojo Monday Sketch challenge MOJO370, MFP color challenge 42

My friend MariLynn is a major source of my inspiration these days and I sincerely thank her for that. Today we decided that we would use the mojo Monday sketch and SCS sketch challenge today and use the same items on both creations. Also, I did MFP's color challenge of rust (dusty durango), green (true thyme) and blue (baja breeze). I have one done thus far and am super happy with how it came out. I just ordered this stamp from Ryn Creations~Forest Floor. I did the polished stone technique for the bg and then stamped the Forest Floor in staz-on. I made the mojo sketch vertical. The burlap embossing folder, a fun lacey scalloped edge punch, twine, a tag with the sentiment from SU! Short & Sweet. Now to make the other card.

Take care,


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Coffee lovers...a day late!

I made this to enter into the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for coffee day. I didn't make it! Oh well!
 I used MFP's Oh, Beans from 2012. I stamped the cups on dp and fussy cut and made my own dp with the background sentiment. Some more dp and a fancy cut out for my sentiment along with ribbon and a rhinestone brad. The edges were sponged with burnt umber.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MPC Autumn challenge

Good morning and happy day to everyone out there in blogland!  My card was made for the Autumn challenge over on the Mountain Plains Crafters blog. I used the Unity August 2014 KOTM. I stamped the images in burnt umber on dp and watercolored the leaves. I then sponged the edges with burnt umber as well. A fun punched edge and some twine.
I have had a wild and crazy summer!  Lots of things happening in the Stang household.l

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mountain Plains Crafters Christmas in July Blog Hop

For my first card, I used Peaceful Wishes by SU!. Probably one of my all time favorite sets. I stamped the pine boughs first by painting on the spruce smooch paint. Heated it to speed drying and then stamped the pinecones in Color Box Saddle ink and the twigs were done that way, too with some real red for the berries. The sentiment stamp was painted with smooch paint, too. After it was all dry, I used the champagne Smooch Spritz for an all over shimmer. Comment for your chance to win these products shown in photo.
My second creation, I used this darling set from Unity...Snow Much Fun. I painted the trees in smooch spruce, the sled and bg done in the saddle ink and then a layer of champagne smooch spritz done over image.


Head over to Terri's blog next here.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SplitCoast Stampers CC476

I made this for the color challenge over on split coast.  The colors are wisteria wonder, pear pizzazz and primrose petal and for dessert, gold metallic rub.  Photographed weird! I used markers to color the stamps and then spritzed with water before stamping. Embossed image and then put gold metallic rub where I pleased. Didn't like the white in the bg so sponged on the pear pizzazz. Butterfly done in all the colors and some gold, too and then a clear coat of shine painted over it. Some sheer ribbon to finish it off and heated to distress it some. I used Unity Stamps...donna peony and art & possibility.