Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ink Sprays - Night Scene

Ranger Distress Spray Stain was applied to water spritzed watercolor paper using the following colors: peacock feathers, salty ocean, dusty concord, mustard seed.  Once it was dry the panel was sprays again with dusty concord using a slow pressure so drops will form.  

A one circle was punched from scrap paper place on the panel and sprayed with picket fence distress spray to create the moon.  

After the panel is completely dry the images were stamped on using Memento - Tuxedo Black.

The image panel is popped up with foam tape.

Paper: DMD Inc. white mini groove, Recollections black, unknown watercolor and smooth white for sentiment.

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Layers Mini, Xacto craft knife, Stampin Up word punch

Accessories: The Paper Studio - brads

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Peep Peep

This is another cute image in the set Easter Basket from

The background panel was sponged using the Art Stencil TULIP LATTICE using Memento - Grape Jelly and  Ranger - Spun Sugar distress ink.  I then sprayed the panel with Ranger - Spun Sugar Spray Stains.

The easter eggs are from Globecraft and Piccolo - Easter Eggs Mini Accents. They are covered with Micro White Enamel Powder, and the gaps filled with Aged Pink Enamel Powder, 24K Gold Enamel Powder. Embossing Powder Adhesive EEPA was adhesive used to apply the powders.

Chameleon Pens were used to color the image: chicks - YO3, OR4, basket - BR5, Ribbon - VO4, grass, YG3, GR3, blue shading - BL3

Paper: Becket Expressions for image, The Paper Company - purple, unknown white for panels

Ink: listed above and Memento - Tuxedo Black for image and sentiment

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, Sizzix lace die.

Accessories: gems and Paper Glaze for adhesive, foam tape to pop the image,

Monday, March 23, 2015

Chameleon Background

It's not often you see a card that lets the background take center stage but I like the way this turned out and it was fun deciding which circle line would become the dominate one.

The following Chameleon Pens were used to color the background: PK3, RD4, OR4, BV4, BG4, YG3, VO4, PR4, Flower: CG8, GR3, OR4 with NU1 over the top.
For the largest circles a fuse of about 20 counts/seconds was done, about 10 for the medium size and 5 for the smallest. 
To add texture a second covering was done and you'll see results of this in the large sized upper left  Aqua Marine, medium Deep Purple, large lower left Purple Grape and Crimson Red and even more texture can be created with the blender pen.  A slow single covering was done on the Bubble Gum (pink), Seville Meadow (yellow orange) and Sky Blue circles so no texture on these. 

The Perfect Layers Mini 1/16" and 1/4" rulers were used to cut the borders/mats.  To save on paper I get as close to two edges as possible. And if I want a slightly smaller than 1/16" border I slate the tip of the blade towards the panel and hold it steady throughout the cut.

The close up gives a better view of the texture created on the largest circles, the gems and embossed flower.  About texture: the cardstock used will depend on the end result of texture.  

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: Circles Background, Daisy

Paper: Beckett Expressions - white for images, Recollections - black, AC Cardstock - dark white textured
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: assorted gems and Paper Glaze as adhesive, foam tape to pop up the flower
Other Tools: embossing tools for flower, folded paper towel for cushion

Friday, March 20, 2015

SweetStamps - Spring Release - Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweeties Spring Release Blog Hop!!
Who's ready for some nicer weather?

Here at we are super excited about our Spring release!

We have some fun new clear stamp sets, a bunch of great new Piccolos and some new stencils!! You can check out all the new products here!!

And if you missed us mentioning, we also now have our Glam Girls in Digital form!  Which can be found here!!

You should have arrived her from Monica's  blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop with us, please go back to the Sweet Stamps Blog to start at the beginning!

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose 12 winners from all the comments left!

I have two projects to show you today, this first one is with an image from the Easter Basket clear stamp set and Happy Easter  sentiment.

Supplies used: 
Chameleon Pens: bunny - BR5, CG8, PK3, basket - NU1, BG4, grass - GR3
Memory Box - Puffy Clouds Die to cut a stencil and chalks to create the sky using a spong and blender pen around the basket.
Scor-Pal to emboss the framing lines.
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Ranger Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap and ATC stencil - Basket Weave to sponge the basket's design; mask off around the basket, sponge in one direction, reposition the stencil and sponge the opposite direction.
Beckett Expressions Radiance cardstock
My second project is the Large Filigree Cross Accent and the birds from Birds and Cages Accents.

An artist brush was used to add the Embossing Powder Adhesive EEPA, on the birds, leaves and branches - add a color, heat and continue until the piece is covered.  
Enamels: 24k GoldDeep Blue Sky Aged White, Mossy Glen, Brownstone  
Aleene's tacky glue was used to glue the piece together before applying the gloss finish.
Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze 1 oz was used to cover the entire project after gluing the birds and branch to the cross.
A Chameleon Pen were used to cover some white in the brownstone enamel.

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop in the hop is Shelly's blog! 

Hoppers have until 11:55pm EST Sunday night (March 22nd) to leave comments, winners will be posted at the start of our next challenge on Monday/March23.

We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
Check out all of Sweet Stamps "sweet" goodies here!
Happy Hopping
Complete Order:
Sweet Stamps Blog
Donna K.
Roxie (this blog)
Sweet Stamps Blog

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bunny Pair

Aren't these the cutest bunnies!  They paired up perfectly with carrot border and pretty daisies.

The bunnies, carrots, flower centers and punched leaves are colored with Chameleon Pens : bunnies - CG8, NU1, grass - YG3, GR4, sky - BL3, carrots - OR4, YG3, flower centers - YL2, leaves - YG3, NU3 was used to tone down the grass and carrots

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Love U Bunnies D3386Carrot Patch Border B3387

Paper: Bazzill - green, Die Cuts with a View - designer paper, Beckett Expressions Radiance for image, unknown white for flower and leaves

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens

Tools: Perfect Layers mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto knife, My Favorite Things - flower die, Martha Stewart branch punch

Accessories: assorted pearls, Paper Glaze to attach to card., Offray ribbon, Aleene's tacky glue, foam tape 

Black Silhouettes

The background on this card was created with Ranger Distress Spray Stains.  I sprayed the stains onto the Ranger craft sheet, moved it around with the finger and pressed the already water misted watercolor paper to it.  I also misted it with water again to lighten up the colors and heat dried the panel.  

I then stamped the images in the right corner and decided the pink on the left needed a better reason to be there and the stamped image helped fit it into the scene.  The stains are a fast and easy way to create a colorful background. 

Paper: Canson - watercolor paper, Remember When - black textured, Bazzill - mustard textured, My Mind's Eye - designer paper

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, Ranger Spray Stains - spiced marigold, evergreen bough, picked raspberry

Accessories: Tetas de clous - metal Nailheads attached with Aleene's Paper Glaze, Aleene's tacky glue to attach the corner features.

Tools: Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife, EK Success corner punch

Orange Poppies has a new release featuring some wonderful new items which include stamps, stencils and new products from the Globecraft and Piccolo line.   

My card features an image from the new set Poppy Garden which I stamped to a Spellbinder die cut panel and masked off to add the Memory Box mesh stencil design using Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot.

The image was colored with Chameleon Pens: OR4 was touched to RD4 which created a darker center and NU3 was colored over all the blossoms to tone down the orange.  I added the blue shading with a blender pen and chalks.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Blog Hop

Today is day one of a blog hope between Perfect Paper Crafting and Chameleon Pens, each blog will feature a different team members work.  The hop will end on the 31st.   

Here are the blog addresses:  

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Silly Orange Birds

I just love these silly birds which is a n upcoming release from SweetStamps, look for them on March 20th along with many more awesome images.  

The image was colored with Chameleon Pens: OR4, BG4,PR4, GR3, BL3
I thought the scribble sky worked out well for the birds, I both fused and used the blender to create the different shades.

The Memory Box clouds are lightly colored on the bottom, tool embossed and popped up with foam tape.

The 1/16" and 3/8" Perfect Layers Mini , Xacto craft knife and the Perfect Cutting Mat were used to cut the border.  

 Images: SweetStamps (new release is March 20th 2015)

Paper: Bazzill - textured blue, Remember When - textured black, unknown white linen, Beckett Expressions Radiance for image

Accessories: black gems attached with Aleene's Paper Glaze, foam tape

Monday, March 9, 2015

Bunny Gift

Brown Bunny Rox71 2-15
I used four of myfavorite tools for this card, one being the Perfect Cutting Mat which is lightweight, a nice size and easy to store.

I like creating out of the box images and the Perfect Square always makes the task an easy one and it’s very easy to use.  I cut to the image and in this case between the lines then skip over the image and cut to the bottom.  I then cut the image out with scissors.

The Perfect Layers makes it easy to get even borders all around the panel.  On this card Roxie used the 1/16″ and 1/4″ for the image panel and 1/16″ and 1/8″ for the striped panel.

The Perfect Ruler came in handy for cutting off the white scrap to the length of the striped panel. Roxie’s favorite feature of this tool is the press down bar, it not only grips the project being cut to avoid movement but is also higher than the cutting blade which keeps the fingers out of danger should that knife slip.

Image: SweetStamps - Tulip Bunny 668

Paper: DMD Inc. – white mini groove, Beckett Expressions Radiance (for image), Bazzill – green, Jillibean Soup – designer papers

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black Memento, Chameleon Pens for bunny, Copic markers on inside of ear and blended with Chameleon Pens on the tulip

Other tools: ScorPal, Memory Box die

Accessories: Recollections – Gems, Paper Glaze – gem adhesive, unknown ribbon