Sunday, August 28, 2011

Silhouette Birthday

Quirky Crafts Challenges     Challenge 18- Flourishes and Embossing

Hope everyone is surviving whatever kind of weather you're getting. 
Today I was asked to be Guest Designer at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog and of course, I accepted. This is my second Guest Spot at their very fun challenge blog. Not only do you get to enter the challenge, but you also get to go back on Friday after you've entered and vote for you favorite entry. They always have great prizes. This week the generous sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digistamps Store . You will find tons of variety at their shop. 
The pretty Hat Silhouette-Feather Flourish digi is one of their generous gifts to the Design Team and Guest Designers. You need to hop over and see what the other Design Team members did with their choices, lots of great inspiration. My fellow Guest Designer used the same digi I did, but she dolled her's up much more than I did. 
I printed the digi and the sentiment on SU Brushed Silver card stock and heat set the ink so I wouldn't get smears. I ran the main mat of Brushed Silver through the D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder and corner rounded the corners. I then positioned a Nellie Snellen Multi Frame die over the digi and cut her out, attached her to a large black oval and attached the silver dots at the points of the scallops. 
I created the sentiment tage using the SU Word Window punch and I found a tip on Mary Fish's blog on how to get more use out of the SU Decorative Label punch. Mary has all kinds of videos on YouTube, they are called One Minute To Wow and does she ever WOW us with some very clever tips. Be sure to click on the link I left and check her out.
To finish off the card I used SU dimensionals to pop up the Silhouette frame and the sentiment tag for a simply elegant birthday card. 
Come on over to the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog for a fun challenge this week, you too could win some great digis and a Guest Designer spot.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sailing Wishes

A Happy Tuesday Morning To Everyone! Now that I am able to sit and type instead of lay and limp, it feels like I have been away for much longer than a couple of weeks.
Today I finished this easel card using the new stamp set Beach Babes from Rogue Redhead Designs. Shar has brought us another very versatile set of stamps. 
I also decided to use the Rebel Challenge that's going on until Sept 4th to spice up this card. 
The challenge is Wet and Dry Embossing, both of which I love to use.
I used VersaMark ink,  Night of Navy ink and clear embossing powder to heat emboss the sail boat, anchor, and sentiment and the Wen's Window Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss the panel behind the sail boat. I used metallic rub-on to bring out the dry embossing to match the brads. 
This makes a great masculine card. 
Come on over to Rogue Redhead Designs and play along in the Rebel Challenge, all challenge junkies are welcome.

Supplies: 4" X 5 1/2" easel card, Papers: SU-Night of Navy, Naturals White card stock, Karen Foster designer paper, Ink: SU-Night of Navy, Crumb Cake,  VersaMark Ink, Stamps: Rogue Redhead Designs Designs-Beach Babes, Clear Dollar Stamps-Designer Dies#170000, Spellbinders Nestabilities-Labels Ten, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Wen's Window, Craf-T metallic rub-ons, The Paper Studio Spare Parts-tiny brads, SU dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, August 22, 2011

Gutsy Diva

ATC Sisterhood     Your Inner Diva Challenge #11

Before I begin about the Gutsy Diva above, I have been missing in action the last 2 weeks first because my 
back went out and second because we've had all kinds of people in and out of the house helping with my Mom's therapy. So many things to handle when you are caring for an invalid. But, onward and upward, my back is better and we are down to one therapist now, so things are smoothing out so I think I can get some 
studio time again.
Now onto this Gutsy little Diva. I'm pretty sure I found this challenge ATC Sisterhood from Sharon, she's always coming up with new challenges that she has found and since I've been starting to delve into ATC's lately, I've been looking for sites pretaining to them. This is a good one. They are having a blog hop with Kenny K sponsoring it, he's got some really neat digis. I've also been into to Steampunk lately so this gal is Scarlet West from Kenny K's Steampunk Burlesque series of digis. If I was ever a gutsy, busty, adventurous gal, I might look like her. ;-)
If you're up for some small pieces of art, hop over to ATC Sisterhood and participate in their blog hop and check out their challenges. If you're a challenge addict like me you won't want to pass up a good challenge.

Supplies: 3 1/2" X 2 1/2" brown ATC-Marco's Papers, Papers: unknown small tag, SU-Naturals card stock, Stamps:  Kenny K-Scarlet West digi, Whimsy Stamps-Ticket Sentiments, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Sepia, Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, Tim Holtz idea-ology-memo pins, SU dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Vintage Beach Babes

Rogue Redhead Designs    Rogue Crew Member Post with New Stamp Release
A good Tuesday Morning to every one. I hope it is not as hot wherever you are as it is here in N. Texas.
However, this is summer and what a great new stamp release set that Shar at Rogue Redhead Designs has come up with for us. The whole set is called Beach Babes. You will be able to stamp all kinds of summery scenes with this set. 
This is just one of the stamps from the set. All together there are: one large background stamp, which I used around the edges of this scene, and 10 assorted figures, five sentiments, and two borders. The next exciting news is the Shar has put the new release on sale for $17.60, that is 20% off the regular price of $22.00 until Sept. 6.
Today I was going for a Vintage Post Card feel with this card and on the inside I'm thinking of putting something like Wish you were here, or hope you had a super beachy vacation. 
I first embossed the Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, second from the largest die, on the front of this 4" X 5 1/2" cream card. I stamped the children in sepia, then stamped them again on Eclipse masking tape. I carefully cut them out and masked  over the first stamped image. With the straight edge of a sponge I used Distress Inks to drag straight across to make the sand, water, and sky, then did some dabbing on the sand. When you carefully peel off the mask you have set the children at the beach.  I then water colored the children with the Distress Inks. I masked over the whole scene and stamped the large background stamp and sponged the edges to blend all together. The ferns are a Martha Stewart punch, and the shells in the corners are free clip art, cut out and softly inked around the edges.
Here's a list of the Distress Inks I used to create this soft vintage beach scene:
worn lipstick, stormy sky, dusty concord, faded jeans, broken china, barn door, mustard seed spiced marmalade, scattered straw, antique linen, bundled sage, pumice stone, tea dye, tattered rose. 
I hope my card wets your appetite to hop over and check out what the rest of the team is doing with the new set of stamps from Rogue Redhead Designs. You'll be able to round out the rest of your summer with some wonderful creations using these stamps.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥