Saturday, September 20, 2014

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #17 - D is for Distressing!

Hello crafty peeps! It's time for a new challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS!

Sister Lee really outdid herself with this fantabulous graphic of Edna in "The Scream"!
LOVE IT!

This fortnight is brought to you by the letter D: as in Distressing! The Sisters would love to see how you distress your card or projects! Halloween cards are perfect for this technique, so that's what I made:


 Here's the inside:

I tried coloring images on kraft paper using Prismacolor pencils. I love how this came out! I used my distressing tool on every panel. I joked to my Sisters that I thought I dulled all the blades on just this card! LOL! All edges were inked using Walnut Stain DI. My card is based on Sweet Sunday Sketch #236. The DP and ribbon are recent purchases, but everything else I used on this card I've had for a while. 

Now it's your turn. Just make a card or project using distressing and link it up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Be sure to check out what my teammies and our newest Queen of Snark: Sandra, dreamed up to inspire you and leave them some bloggy love! 

Thanks for stopping by, now go forth and get your craft on! 

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Inkadinkado - All Hallow's Eve
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Walnut Stain
DP: G45 - An Eerie Tale
CS: Recollections
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils; Tonic/TH - distressing tool; Michael's - ribbon; MME - Enamel Dots; Martha Stewart - alpha stickers; Fray Check
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Recollections - red tape




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SHOPPING OUR STASH #169 - Who's Who?

Good morning all! Time again for a brand new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! We want you to use either a photograph OR a stamped image of a person on your card or project. Got it? Cool beans! Here's my card:


 Here's the inside:

I stamped and colored this image a few months ago, and only got around to using it now. Anyone else do that? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? On the inside, I decided to use the negative die cut of the lacey oval. (Why? Why not! ☺) 

Now it's your turn. Create a card or project using a photo or stamped image of a person. Don't forget to link it up at Shopping Our Stash! While there, please check out what my teammies dreamed up to inspire you, and leave some love on their blogs! 

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and have fun!

Chris
supplies
Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Balloon Kaylee
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Tumbled Glass
DP: DCWV - Summer Magic Stack
CS: Darice; Copic X-Press It
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Ranger - Glossy Accents; Sakura - white Gelly Roll pen; Grand Calibur, Std Lg & Lacey Oval Nesties; rhinestones from stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Glue Dots




Monday, September 15, 2014

Thanks a bunch!

Hello peeps! I have another card I'd like to share with you. I'm playing along with this week's Just Us Girls #258 - using water coloring. Here's what I came up with:


 the inside:



I tried my hand at water coloring using Distress Inks and a water color pen. I think it turned out pretty good. ☺ Using water color paper, I cut it to size then masked around the edges with washi tape. so that I'd end up with a slight border around it. I filled in one color at a time, letting them air dry before starting the next color. I could have used my heat gun on it, but was afraid that it would push the colors outside the lines. It looks like many colors were used, but there's actually only five inks used on this. Whoa! What? Yep. I just love how this turned out, and will be trying this technique again for sure!

That's it for now. Thanks for popping in, and I hope you have a great day! FYI, Just Us Girls is also having a DT call, so I'm throwing my hat into the ring. Wish me luck! 

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Stampendous - Daisy Thanks; Paper Smooches - Many Thanks
Ink: Staz On - Jet Black; Ranger DI - Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo; Memento - Tuxedo Black, Teal Zeal
CS: Strathmore - water color paper; Paper Smooches (teal); scraps
Accessories: water brush; rhinestones from my stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent; Glue Dots; Scotch foam mounting tape

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thanks!

Hello peeps! Got a card I want to share quick like with you all. I was in need of a couple thank you cards, and this is one of two I made. I used the colors from Color Throwdown #309:


 Here's the inside:

 and the colors:

A bit of masking, A bit of second generation stamping. Stacked die cuts for some dimension. It's all good!

Hoping you have a fantastic day today! Thanks for stopping by!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Leafy Greens, Botanicals 2, Many Thanks
Ink: Ranger DI - Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint; Memento - Gray Flannel
CS: Darice
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Taylored Expressions - Thanks Die; Recollections - rhinestones; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

SHOPPING OUR STASH # 168 - Chicken!

Hello peeps! (LOL! That seems funny considering this challenge name!) It's time for a new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH! September is Chicken Month according to http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/september.htm. But we'll make it easy for you: make a card or project that features a chicken OR any bird (but not the middle finger kind!) How simple is that?! Here's my card:


 here's the inside:

This is about as close to a one layer card as I'll ever get. I stamped the card base with a chevron stamp. (I really like the red on red) The brown and yellow die cuts were in the "made for something else but decided not to use, but kept, because I'm sure I'll use it for something else" pile. The chicken and chicks were stamped, colored and fussy cut. I actually stamped and colored the chicken twice. I stamped just the legs on the yellow panel, then added the one complete chicken layer with thin foam squares, then just the head with more foam squares for dimension. (did that make sense? Hope so) Some more stamping finishes the inside. 

Now it's your turn. Make a card or project featuring a chicken or any bird (but not the middle finger kind!), and link it up at Shopping Our Stash! Don't forget to check out what my teammies made! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantabulous day!

Challenges: 



Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Green Acres; hullabaloo; Hero Arts - chevron background 
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Rhubarb Stalk
CS: Core'Dinations (red); scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches - Duo Dies 1; Cuttlebug EF; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent; thin 3D foam squares




Saturday, September 6, 2014

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #16 - O is for One (color)


Good Saturday morning to you! It's time for another fun challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS! This fortnight, we challenge you to make a card or project using ONE color. You can use neutrals in your project (white, kraft, beige, black), but make sure your focal color is predominant. Here's the card I made:


 Here is the inside:

I chose to use gold as my color. This card turned out so much better than I imagined, that I couldn't bare to snark up the inside. ;) I used a NBUS stamp and heat embossed it in gold. It was an experiment, since it's really detailed, and I wasn't sure if the embossing would blur it out or not. I think it turned out pretty good! The card base is covered with a panel of gold glitter paper, then the main panel on top of that. I had that little bitty extra space at the bottom, so I broke out the Sew Easy and sewed on a gold snowflake border. Kinda went well with the snow scene, I thought. ☺ The sentiment on the inside is also heat embossed. Once that was adhered, I went around the panel with a gold Gelly Roll pen. (Because there could never be enough gold piled on this card! LOL!)

 Here is another pic that shows all the shiny!

Ready to play along? Of course you are! Pick a color, any color, and make sure you link up your card or project at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. If you get a chance, please check out my teammies' blogs to see what fabulous creations they came up with! Thanks for hanging out here for a while. I hope you have a great day!

Hey, look at that, I made a gold Christmas card. Looks like I'll be entering this over at Jingle Belles for the "Baby it's GOLD outside" challenge. ☺

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Impression Obsession - Winter Scene 2; MFT - Seasonal Sentiments
Ink: Versamark
DP: DCWV - gold glitter paper
CS: Recollections (kraft); Darice (white)
Accessories: Stampendous - Pearl Lustre Champagne EP; heat gun; WRMK - Sew Easy; DMC floss; Sakura - gold Gelly Roll pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

SHOPPING OUR STASH #167: Don't Crimp My Style

Good morning peeps! Can you believe it's September already? Is it just me, or is this year just whooshing by? Next thing you know, you'll be hearing people wishing you a Merry Christmas! No! Too soon!!! LOL! 

Well, now that I stepped off the soapbox, I'll let you in on the new challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH - as our clever subtitle suggests, we want you to use a paper crimper, OR a piece of corrugated cardboard/paper OR rik rak (because it's wavy ribbon). Here's my card, and look at that, it's a Christmas card! LOL!


 and the inside:

Everything on this card is at least 2 years old. One item, the corrugated cardboard is even recycled. Bonus! Don't you just love a great challenge blog where you are encouraged to use your old stuff!? Seriously, it takes the pressure off of always having to buy the "newest/hippest/trendiest" product on the market. Plus, it makes space for all the new stuff you want to get! LOL! 

I inked and distressed the background paper. I also inked the edges of the corrugated cardboard. Then it was simply a matter of placing the dimensional sticker on, tying floss on the chipboard sentiment and adhering that to the card also. On the inside, I stamped a sentiment and inked the edges of the panel before adhering. I really like this sketch from Case this Sketch #90. It's very versatile and I think I'll be using it again.

Now it's time for you to break out that old crimping tool, or find a cardboard box to rip some corrugated cardboard from, and don't forget you can use rik rak ribbon! Just link up your creation at Shopping Our Stash so we can check you out! Please be sure to stop by and leave some love on my teammate's blogs! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Inkadinkado - Holiday Wishes
Ink: Ranger DI - walnut stain; Memento - Rich Cocoa
DP: G45 - Christmas Emporium
CS: Bazzill (green); scraps
Accessories: G45 - chipboard tag; Anna Griffin - holly sticker; recycled cardboard; DMC floss; Tonic/TH - distressing tool
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares