Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Created by There She Goes Clear Stamps at 3:00 AM
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Today is day three of the There She Goes blog hop challenges where you have a chance to win the stamp set being previewed today by the Trendsetters! All you have to do is go to each of the participating Trendsetters blogs and comment on their sneak peek post. After you have commented on everyone's blog, hop back over to the TSG Blog where you can enter your name into the Mister Linky located at the bottom of the post.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Chem. 101 is a 3”x4” mini set that includes a total of 10 sentiment stamps and will sell for $7
I have included a short tutorial on how to make your cut out images look more polished using the Chemistry & Chem. 101 stamps sets. Enjoy!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Stamps- Let's Get Together (There She Goes)
Paper- Kraft, White, Very Vanilla
Ink- Momento Tuxedo Black, Close To Cocoa, Mellow Moss
Accessories- Dimensionals, blender pen, SU markers
Friday, March 19, 2010
You guys have been waiting all week to find out what the big announcement(s) that TSG is going to be making and now you only have a few more hours to wait! Join us tonight right here on the TSG Forum to make sure you are among the first to find out what all of the excitement is about! Everyone is welcome (even if you have never been to the TSG Forum before) and we love to meet new people :)
Thursday, March 18, 2010
All of the images were stamped on watercolor paper with versamark and embossed with black embossing powder. I then water colored with a regular old paint brush, SU inks and markers before cutting out and layering the different images. This was the first card that I made using this technique and I have since learned a great tip. After you are done coloring/ cutting your images, go back and use a marker along the edges. It will hide the white cardstock from showing and give the images a cleaner look. You can obviously tell that I didn't do that on this card lol!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I can't take all the credit though ;) As I'm sure you might be able to tell, I was greatly inspired by Kim's amazing watercoloring skills as well as by her use of color and stitching. I have been a watercoloring fool all weekend and I am loving it!! I have been doing a lot of experimenting with using both SU inks and markers and the results are fabulous :) I have a new favorite way to color now! And of course we can't forget about Mercy's great sketch! This sketch was nice and simple and perfect to showcase these bright colors and fun images. These two aren't called Trendsetters for nothing ya know ;)
For each of the DP's, I cut to size, stitched, sponged edges, added a black and white mat then adhered to card base. All of the images are from the Make A Wish set and were stamped onto watercolor paper with versamark then heat embossed with black embossing powder. I did this at least 3 times for most of the images. I then colored the images using a paintbrush and SU inks & markers. The images were cut out (some were cut apart) and adhered back together using various thicknesses of dimensionals. The circle was die cut with a Nestability, I kept the white paper in the metal frame while I sponged the light blue so that the edges would stay nice and bright white before adhering to the black scallop circle. One final touch that I added after the card was completed, was to take the SU markers and run them along the edges of all of the cut images to give them a cleaner look. Obviously, it would have been way easier if I had thought of this before actually adhering them to the card lol!
I made this card for my FIL's birthday. I can't even tell you how hard it was to let it leave my craft room but don't worry, it wasn't long before it came back :) Matt brought it back home after we left his parents so that he can build a frame for it. Isn't he so sweet? So for now, it is sitting in my light box, with all of the lights shining on it like a spotlight lol!!
Stamps- Make A Wish (There She Goes)
Paper- Black, white, DP by Imaginisce, watercolor
Ink- VersaMark, Momento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky, various SU inks for watercoloring
Accessories- Dimensionals, sewing machine, paint brush, sponge, black embossing powder, nestabilities, SU Markers
Monday, March 15, 2010
Good morning everyone and happy Monday! The card that I have to share with you today was made for a combo of two different challenges. The first challenge is this week's TSG challenge which is a sketch brought to us by our Trendsetter of the week- Danielle! The second challenge is the TLC challenge that Holly hosts over on Splitcoast which was to create custom DP.
To create the custom DP, I stamped the images (from Bear Hugs) with Momento Tuxedo Black onto Very Vanilla cardstock then colored them with a blender pen and SU inks to patch the coordinating designer paper.
For the bear, I stamped the bear image a few times with VersaMark onto watercolor paper, embossed with black embossing powder then water colored the pieces I wanted with a paintbrush and SU inks & markers. I then cut out the different pieces and adhered them together using dimensionals.
I sponged the edges of all the DP's with Chocolate Chip ink.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
But no worries, I finally found my way back up to civilization :) I have been busy this week doing a lot of organizing, scheduling and working ahead to so that I can try to find a better balance between my work and family. Right now I spend waaaaay more time working than with family and that needs to change! I have finally realised that as much as I would love to do everything on my own (and the fact that I hate asking for help!) I simply can't. There just is not enough hours in the day to be a business owner/post office runner/ secretary/school bus/child care provider/artist/illustrator/wife/mother/domestic goddess/cook/pet sitter etc. So I put together a list of things that could easily be done by someone else and brought up the idea to the Trendsetters. These wonderful group of ladies stepped up without hesitation and within a few hours I had all of the jobs taken over! I can't even tell you how much of a relief it is to have some of my work load taken off my hands. So I would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to my wonderful Trendsetters! Not only are you ladies the most talented stampers, but you have big hearts too!
So now that I was able to get a ton of stuff done this week thanks to my little elves ;), I actually had some time over the last couple of days to stamp! To make up for my absence on the blog lately, I have scheduled a whole week of cards to share with you! I absolutely love the cards that I have created and I think that my mojo has finally made a return with the plans to stick around :) I hope that you will come back every day this week to see my newest inky creations! In the meantime, make sure you hop on over to the TSG Blog where you have the chance to win one of the Trendsetter's fabulous cards!!!!
Created by There She Goes Clear Stamps at 4:18 AM
Monday, March 8, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Created by There She Goes Clear Stamps at 5:19 AM
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Stamps- Make A Wish
Ink- Momento Tuxedo Black, Ruby Red, Melon Mambo, Taken with Teal
Paper- Melon Mambo, Basic Black, white
Accessories- Scallop Corner Punch, Dove blender pen, Stardust Gelly Roll Pen, Dimensionals, Circle punch, Ribbon