Good morning!  How many of you have been checking out Tim Holtz’ 12 Tags of Christmas?  He never ceases to amaze and inspire me! I used yesterday’s alcohol ink technique on my card today.  I guess you could say this is my take of Tag #2, with a little bit of inspiration from Wendy Vecchi thrown in.

This card is also for today’s Rubbernecker Blogger Challenge, Nix the Ribbon.  This week’s challenge is hosted by Bev Gerard, and you can find all the info and deets on the Rubbernecker Blog.

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I made the background using Eggplant, Stream and Gold Metallic Alcohol Inks.  I smeared them on my Ranger Craft Sheet, added some Alcohol Blending Solution and then swirled and swiped white glossy cardstock through the mixture.  I loved the results so much, and it actually reminded me of snow, ice and northern lights.  Here’s where I decided to add a Grunge Board tree, inspired by the Grunge Board flowers made by Wendy Vecchi.  I stamped the tree image three separate times on a piece of plain Grunge Board.  I cut them out, each time leaving off one layer of the tree.  Each individual piece was inked with Pine Needles Distress Ink and then Gold Stickles were added to the exposed areas for each layer.  It’s hard to see in this picture, but the ends of each layer are curled up to add some fun dimension.

Instead of using Grunge Board for my sentiment, I die cut a piece of light weight chipboard with the Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trios, applied my ink and then embossed the sentiment.  Since we were to use no ribbon in today’s challenge, I went digging through my button collection for some old buttons, and tied them on using gold cord.

  • Stamps: Rubbernecker Winter Holiday – Tree With Snow set SKU:52-0206; Stamp Oasis Graphics – Music Background SKU:543 SO and Winter Holiday – Season’s Sentiments SKU:153 SO from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: White Glossy; SU Elegant Eggplant and Baja Breeze
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black; Embossing, Pine Needles, Dusty Concord, Broken China, Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress; Stream, Eggplant and Gold Metallic Alcohol Inks
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio Shapeabilities; Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Gold Stickles, Queen’s Gold EP, Alcohol Ink Blending Solution, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool; Tim Holtz idea-ology Plain Grunge Board; Venture Foam Tape; Gold Cord, Old Buttons; Light Weight Chipboard

Have a great day and remember

Take the path less traveled – there’s always an adventure waiting for you!

Hey, Smiley from millan.net.  I hope you had a great day yesterday!  I was just a bit lazy . . . lying on the couch, napping, lying on the couch, napping, blah blah blah.  I sure as hell didn’t get much done, but oh what a great day!

Today is another Rubbernecker Blogger Challenge.  Tami gave us an excellent sketch, which you can check out on the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog.  I hope that you join us and play along this week!

I used a new stamp on my card today.  I actually didn’t have this one, BUT while I was at Bev’s it was lying on the table with a few stamped images.  I started to take the stamped images, but the stamp actually made it into my bag instead.  Anyhoo, I wanted to follow the sketch (since it’s such a great one), and left my second panel plain.  I’m not sure about this and almost put a grunge flourish on it before I took the pic.  I wasn’t too sure about that either, and decided to continue to look at the card for a few days.  I’ll make up my mind later on if I should add something or not.

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The image panel started as white paper and then color was added by swiping the ink pads on my craft sheet, misting with water and adding layers of color, ironing in between the layers.  The edges of the image panel were distressed using scissors.  I tell you this so that you can see the difference between the results of the scissors and that of the distressing tool.  The panel behind the image was distressed with the tool.  Big difference!  When I want a more aged distressed look, I go for the scissors!  The images were colored with distress reinkers and a paint brush.  I decided to use up some of the letters in my mini Grunge collection for the sentiment.  They were first covered with Distress Crackle Paint, leaving space in between the paint.  When the letters dried, I went back over them with distress ink.  The sentiment is adhered to a Spellbinders die cut with glossy accents.  Fun card to work on!!!

  • Stamps:  Stamp Oasis Holiday Collection:  Pine Cone Montage from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, BasicGrey Figgy; SU Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze
  • Ink: Ranger Broken China, Vintage Photo Brushed Corduroy and Pine Needles Distress; and Archival Jet Black
  • Accessories: Clover Craft Iron; Sewing Machine; Ranger Craft Sheet, Peeled Paint Distress Crackle Paint, Ink Blending Tool, Mini Mister, Glossy Accents; Tonic Tim Holtz Scissors and Distress Tool; Tim Holtz idea-ology Mini Grunge Board; Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ribbon Tags Trio; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Brads; Cotton Twill; Venture Foam Mounting Tape

Have a great day and I look forward to seeing what you do with this sketch!

Happy Friday!  It’s rainy here today with a nip in the air – a perfect day to spend indoors stamping.  I haven’t done a Splitcoaststampers Challenge in what seems like weeks.  Actually it probably has been weeks with my traveling and all.  I’ve checked in on them every day this week, but the mojo has failed me.

All week long, the challenges have been in honor and celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  They have gone PINK!  Since this is a cause near and dear to me, I couldn’t let another day go by without participating.

I think this is the first time that I have combined more than two challenges into one card.  Today, I’ve combined four: the Color Challenge to use Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip; the Sketch Challenge; the Ways to Use it Challenge to use just one word; and today’s Limited Supply Challenge to use leaves.

A few months ago I went to Cincinnati Stampaway with some friends, and bought a few of the new Studio 490 sets.  I met the designer, Wendy Vecchi, at Winter CHA and was in total awe of her designs.  I was so excited at Summer CHA to see that she had released sets incorporating her unique style with chipboard and grunge board.  Today I finally broke them in and put a little ink on them!

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Let’s start with the Grunge Board leaves and flowers first.  I stamped the images on the Grunge Board, cut them out, and then inked the leaves with Kiwi Kiss and the flowers with Worn Lipstick.  An idea-ology Hitch Fastener holds the petals of the flower together.  The background papers started as white.  To give them color, I swiped both Pink Pirouette and Worn Lipstick on my Ranger Craft Sheet, misted the ink with water and laid my paper in the ink to pick up the color.  Using a craft iron, I ironed over the paper to dry it.  This process was continued to keep adding layers of color to the white paper.  The sentiment, dream, was part of a phrase that I masked, inking only the one word to stamp on the third panel.

  • Stamps: Studio 490 Dreams of Art, Flower Art and Ticket to Art from Stampers Anonymous
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Chocolate Chip
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Coffee, Worn Lipstick and Vintage Photo Distress; SU Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss
  • Accessories: Tim Holt idea-ology Plain Grunge Board and Hitch Fastener; Ranger Mini Mister, Gold Perfect Pearls and Inkssential Ink Blending Tool; Tonic Tim Holtz Distressing Tool; Clover Craft Iron; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Venture Foam Tape; Ribbon

Have a little fun today and stamp trying something new!

Good morning!  Smiley from millan.net Tomorrow’s the big day when I head to Dallas and I can’t wait to visit with all the Texas girls!  That leaves today, which is Tuesday, and of course that means its Treasure Hunt Tuesday at Rubbernecker.  You can find all the deets on the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog!

I don’t have much to show you today.  I was in the studio working on my Blogger Challenge Card for tomorrow when I was called upon to work on some demos for the weekend.  I firmed up some new items for my alcohol ink demo, then went to work on a new demo.  We needed another demo for the booth, and this is what I came up with —
a bit monochromatic stamping, using three colors in the same family.

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  • Stamps: Stamp Oasis Background Collection:  White Floral Background SKU:26 SO GM and Stamp Oasis Petite Word Set: Petite Can’t Express SKU:2000-03 from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: White Shipping Tag
  • Ink: Ranger Adirondack Peach Bellini, Sunset Orange and Terra Cotta Pigment, and Archival Jet Black
  • Accessories: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grunge Board Elements; Ranger Ink Blending Tool, Glossy Accents and Inkssentials White Opaque Pen; Ribbon

I guess that’s about it for today.  I’m hoping to be back a little later with something a bit different to show you.  In the meantime, have a great day!

Good morning and Happy Wednesday!  Smiley from millan.net Can you believe that it’s Wednesday already?  I know I can’t, but then again, I’m still chasing myself around the house! Smiley from millan.net

Today is the Rubbernecker Blog Challenge.  You can find more deets on the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog.  The challenge this week is to use Grunge Board or Chip Board.  I chose to work with Grunge Board and had a great time getting my fingers all inky!  Actually, this isn’t even a card, but a 5.5 x 5.5 panel that I’m hoping to find a frame for.  Better yet, it may become the focal point on another project.  Who knows where this will end up!  All of a sudden I can see a large canvas with many different project boards on it – .

Grunge Heart Panel

The heart was inked with Fired Brick and then highlighted with Aged Mahogany.  The keyhole and key were first painted with Scattered Straw Distress Crackle Paint and then when it was dry, inked with Peeled Paint.  To add more dimension to these pieces, they were lightly dabbed with a Gold Paint Dabber and then highlighted with Vintage Photo.

The background paper is a 5.5 x 5.5 piece of Very Vanilla that was distressed by adding layers of color and drying in between each layer with an iron.  There is a light spray of Vintage Photo/Pearl Pearlized Distress Mist that was diluted with more water and ironed to dry.  I wanted this background to look like an old piece of paper that had been folded and refolded for years.  The ribbon was melted with a candle lighter.  The final project is mounted on a 5.5 x 5.5 square of cardboard.

  • Stamps: Stamp Oasis Sentiment Collection: Adventure Text SKU:167 SO from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: SU Very Vanilla; Cardboard
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black; Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, and Old Paper Distress
  • Accessories: Tim Holtz idea-ology Grunge Board Elements, Philosophy Tag, Jump Ring and Trinket Pin; Ranger Inkssential Ink Blending Tool, Mini Mister, Scattered Straw Distress Crackle Paint, Gold Paint Dabber, Pearl Perfect Pearls; Venture Foam Tape; Tonic Tim Holtz Distress Tool; Iron; Ribbon; Candle Lighter

Here’s hoping you have a great day today and that you come play along with the challenge.

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