Friday, May 24, 2013

Another Fun Combo with Stampendous and Staedtler

Seriously this has been the most challenging and exciting hop.  STAEDTLER and STAMPENDOUS! have some fun stuff going on and today is the big finish (for this week).  Please Enjoy the HOP HOP HOP!!

My thought for this piece was to create a Wedgewood tea cup, this was as close as I could get at midnight in a time crunch...I like working under pressure!

I have pulled out medium that I haven't fiddled with in a I not only used STAEDTLER's amazing water color products, but I did it on water color paper.  When all you think, breath and dream is Copics it is hard to switch gears.  But I did!  You want to know where this image came from?  Did you know Stampendous now has some digital sets available at an amazing price?  You can change the saturation to a light gray and then color over the lines as if it was your own masterpiece.  You can change up the size to suit your needs.  Check them out HERE.  The tea cup is from Royal Tea Time 1.

Before you go though don't forget comments on blogs gets you a chance to fantastic quality goodies from Stampendous and STAEDTLERS...Hop on over to the rest of the crew and see what fabulous creations they have created with the combined companies products.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

MayArts Woven Basket - Tutorial

Do you remember this piece from the Stampendous! october release.  I have to admit it is a favorite and sits pretty in one of the local stamp stores as a sample.  I would like to show you how I made the "basket" using MayArts Woven Burlap.  Not only am I a "ribbon Ho" but I love my MayArts ribbon assortment so much I use it sparingly to make it last longer.  My bad...well we are going to try to change that!  I can alway buy more, right?

This May Arts woven burlap is one of my most favorites.  Their are many uses but in this case I wanted a woven basket look so that is just what I made.  Its quite simple actually.   Here are the steps involved.

Cut some stiff card stock to the shape of your basket.  Cut strips of the ribbon all one direction (horizontal) and adhere to the underneath of both sides of card stock shape.

Now starts the weaving process...adhere one strip of ribbon under card stock going vertically.  For the weave you will go over the first horizontal and then under the next and repeat until you have woven all vertical strip. adhere to the back once you have completed that weave and start back at the beginning.
The next row will be the opposite by starting under the first horizontal and then over the next and repeat until the area you are working in in completed.  When finished you will have your very own woven basket.  Give it a try...try any material to get different looks, paper strips, cord, leather, sheer, satin canvas and more, all producing amazing results.

I colored the Violets image up a bunch of times.  Layering them and then placed them in the basket.  I used Stampendous Color Fragments along the bottom of the card.  Have you seen all the color choices Stampendous has in the Color Fragments? 

...and yes, another card that weighs a ton.

I hope you enjoyed the little tutorial...see you back soon!

Stampendous and Staedtler

Welcome to the Stampendous! and STAEDTLER inspirational collaboration!! 

 I have created this card using Stampendous' amazing Orange Blossom and STAEDTLER's colored pencils and watercolor crayons.  it was nice to break out of the normal and create using a different medium.  I hope you enjoyed seeing it and please be sure and check out the other teams creations using the links below.

I will show more on Friday too, so come back!  All weeks creations are being posted and you can go to Stampendous to get the links.  Here are todays links...oh yah...and I hear their is goodies being given away...I am sure their is commenting requested too :)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Birds and the Bees - Class

No, I am not teaching you about the "birds and the bees" in this class, but we will have fun coloring some.  Join me in Glendale, Arizona at The Craft Retreat June 15th, and in Payson Arizona at Paper and Metal Scrappers (day to be announced) for this fun filled class.  Refer to the Class Schedule for the recommended colors used in this class.

Bonus card

Images By Whipper Snapper Designs

Friday, May 10, 2013

BeACh Babe

Copics Used - Hair, E57  Skin, E30 E31 E93 (cheeks)  Sand, E40 E41 E42 E43 E44  Water, B41 B45  Sky, BG72  Suite R81 R83 R85

Stamp and color image using your favorite coloring medium.  

A2 Horizontal tent fold

Cut and score Kraft card stock to form card base.  Add 4 x 5 1/2" swirl pattern paper to card base.  Layer a 1" x 5 1/2" strip of pattern paper onto a 11/8" x 5 1/2" teal cardstock and then onto a 1 1/4" x 5 1/2"  light blue onto a 1 3/8" x 5 1/2" kraft card stock.  Place onto card base.  Layer image onto a 3 1/8" x 3 1/4" teal mat and then onto a 1 1/4" x 3 3/8" piece of kraft card stock.  Place onto card base using foam pop-up tape.  Add a swirl to side of image.  Using liquid adhesive cover bottom portion of image with Taupe color fragments (FRC05) and Clear Halo Glitter.  Add button over swirl.

Friday, May 3, 2013


Didi I really forget to post this Jumbo Poppy from Stampendous.  I loved creating the dimension of this image using my Copics.  I think I kept this card cause i just love it!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Altered Box - Peruvian Style

Here is Stampendous new Jumbo Peruvian Lily that I used to create this altered box for the Ultimate Woman's Expo this past weekend.  Copic and Stampendous sponsored my Demo for the Expo.  I love how this turned out.

I colored the lily with Y11 R81 R83 R85 R01 and BV20
I used a Stencil and Paste from Dreamweaver Stencils (my favorite swirl)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Peach, Plum or Apricot, You Decide!

I couldnt decide if I wanted to do plums or peaches or apricots so I did a apricot, but my BFF Rhea made plums of which I think are so amazing.  Be sure and check her plums out HERE.

I do love how they turned out as they feel very summery.  

Card Directions

top layer - Color apricots (plums, peaches) using favorite medium.  Cut image down to 3 x 4 1/2.  layer onto 3 1/8 x 4 5/8 peach card stock and then onto 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 mint card stock.  Pop up onto pattern paper (wood looking).  Place two brads through pattern paper on bottom left side as shown in picture.  Wrap right edge of image with ribbon as shown and tie a bow.

Bottom Layer - Cut our a plaid pattern paper 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and layer onto 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 orange card stock and then onto 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 peach card stock.  Place down onto a kraft paper 6 x 6 card base (tent fold).  

Assembly - Place wood paper layers onto card base layers using pop up foam tap for dimension.  

Sentiment - Emboss using white embossing powder onto a strip of wood pattern paper and place over all layers as shown in picture.