Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
As you can see this is a two page layout. The top page was created for a challenge at Scrap Arts. The challenge was 2 or more photos, ribbon, 2 pattern papers, stamps, and buttons. I really struggled with the top layout. I had these adorable but out of focus photos of my daughter, so I decided to make the layout very busy so that the photos weren't the focal point of the page. After I completed the page, it just seemed too plain so I added the stamped flowers to the plum paper. This brings me to the detailed part of this tutorial. What do you do if you don't have all the colour cartridges but you want to use a stampin' wheel? Well if you simply roll it over an ink cartridge you have a limited range because once the wheel turns around once the ink is all used up and the image fades - see the photo below. The image faded right at the top of the page.
Now here's the trick, don't simply roll the stamp back and forth, instead you need to pick the stamp up from the pad and place it back down on the top of the pad. This way the entire roll gets covered in ink.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Here's my first card as a SP Diva. Wow did this colour combo stump me. It took me all evening to come up with this one. Generally I'm not a huge fan of earthy tones, but hey, going out of my comfort zone is part of being on a design team. Anyway, now that it's finished I'm actually pretty pleased with it. Do you like my new watermark? I bought it from the sweetest thing. The flower image was stamped with the 2 step stampin set Soft Summer and then touched up with an aqua painter. The mellow moss cardstock was run through the big shot with the dotted cuttlebug folder.
Supplies: All SU unless otherwise noted. Stamps: Soft Summer, Teeny Tiny Wishes. Ink: Mellow Moss, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Brown Staz-On. Paper: Raspberry Lemonade DSP, Watercolour paper, Mellow Moss, Dusty Durango. Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Stampa-ma-jig, Dusty Durango 1/4" dotted grosgrain ribbon, 1"circle punch, Aquapainter, stampin' write markers.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
This card was made using the movers & shapers die for the big shot. It's another of my cards which I CASED from two others here and here.
Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry. Stamps: On a Pedestal, Teeny Tiny Wishes. Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade. Accessories: Modern Label punches, Movers & Shapers die for Big Shot, Polka Dot 1/2 inch Grosgrain (Rich Razzleberry), Stampin' Dimensionals, Filigree Brad.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Anyways back to SPCC, it is a weekly color challenge blog. Each week on Mondays a color combo of 3-4 colors are chosen by Samantha and you have until Sunday night to create a layout, card, altered item or whatever you choose and link it up to Mr. Linky. All of the colors are based upon Stampin Up colors but you can use similar colors from your favorite paper or stamping lines. Of course there are fabulous prizes to be won each week. In addition to a great prize each week there is a winner and a top 5 chosen, these lucky participants get to brag on their very own blogs with a great blinkie celebrating their win.
In addition to the weekly color combo, SPCC hosts the Finally Friday challenge which can be a challenge about anything. It changes from week to week and from host to host. Each week there is a new challenge and a new host. It could be a design team member, a guest designer, Samantha our creator, or even you!
There are 12 amazing SP DIVAS who are broken into two teams to bring you a variety of great ideas and inspiration for your projects. There is a mix of both cards and layouts, with some great altered items thrown in there at random. I am a card designer and will be making my very first design team layout debut with challenge # 8 which will premiere on July 27th. Then I will be designing for every other challenge, although you may see a design or two from me on my off weeks.
In the mean time why don't you check out the current color combo challenge #7. Entries for this challenge are due by Sunday, July 26th. This week's fabulous sponsor is Elmer's Glue. I know what you are thinking, I haven't used Elmer's glue for my scrapbooks since I stopped cutting out construction paper and wrapping paper for my projects. Well think again, Elmer's Glue has a whole new line for crafting. Included in the prize package is: one gold and one silver metallic paint markers and one craft bond scrapbook glue set, which includes a photo glue stick, fine tip glue pen, a memory book glue pen (liquid glue pen), and an extra strength glue stick. So stop on by, check out our design team and all the great creations.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I then played around with my central photo and decided to matte the photos on Rich Razzleberry as it offered the best colour contrast. Because of this, I decided that the Rich Razzleberry DSP was best for the background.
After playing around a bit, I decided on the above layout to start. This changed as I moved around the background paper.
After some experimentation, I decided to use these three piece of DSP from Lovely Flowers and print out my journaling right on to the DSP itself. But the DSP needed to be small enough to fit in my printer, so I cropped it to 8 inches. After I printed out the journalling, I decided to trim the overlapping edges with the scallop edge punch. And finally I adhered the three pieces of DSP together. A great tip is that if you are putting together paper to make a background for a 12x12 page, the scor pal works wonders. By lining it up in the actual scor pal, the edges will be all straight and the paper will line up perfectly.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Stamps: Razzle Dazzle. Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue. Paper: Ballet Blue, Whisper White, So Saffron. Accessories: Certainly Celery Brads, Deckle Scissors, Happy Birthday Cuttlebug Folder, Stampin' Write Markers.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Rich Razzleberry. Stamps: Circle Circus. Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip. Accessories: Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, Greatest Moments rub-ons, 1" circle punch.