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Friday, July 30, 2021

Side By Side


Happy weekend everyone! It’s been sooooo long ago that I’ve posted, but I still have one stamping gig I’m still doing and I wanted to pop in and tell you about it. 

Friday, every eight weeks I host a challenge on Splitcoaststampers for their mixed media thread called Mix-Ability. If you’ve been getting notifications from me for a while you probably already know about it, but those new here should check out this stampers and makers community. It’s a lot of fun with challenges, tutorials and various festivals. 

So my challenge? It’s called MIX444: Side by Side. My inspiration was the cover of a well known creative magazine and I fell into a creative trance with the cards pairing of old style pieces with new style techniques and supplies. I think it even called it out as Juxtaposed Old and New. 

So with a little bit of leeway crafters and makers can make something with old and new side by side!

The card above has a page copied from an old Housekeeping Hints booklet with an old sewing machine image next to my somewhat recent stamping set sewing machine! 

I’d love for you to stop by and join us in the forum thread!

Enjoy a rare video I've created for the sneak peek of the challenge over on my Rain Puddles Design Facebook post.  (I'll try to update with an embedded video once I get it transferred across devices.)



Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Featured Product(s):
Plus:
  • Turquoise Acrylic Paint (Amazon)
  • Baja Blue Alcohol Ink (Amazon)
  • Detail White Embossing Powder (Amazon, Stampendous*** at the time of posting links there was a big price difference. Please choose carefully based on your needs.)
  • White Signo Pen (Amazon)
  • Alcohol Markers (Copic: BG02, BG05, BG07, C2, C4, E31, E34)


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Friday, July 3, 2020

Know Your ABC's


Hello fellow crafters! It's time again for another Mix-Ability challenge where I challenge us to do something a bit out of our normal crafting style.


I don't want to give away too much about the challenge, so if you are super curious take this link to Splitcoaststampers! Here's a teaser. The challenge acronym "ABC" stands for something about the beginning of mixed media movement. Are you more intrigued? Jump over to the challenge right away!

Come join in the fun!

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Featured Product(s):
  • Cling Inspiring Text 6" X 6"Rubber Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • Best Day Perfectly Clear Stamps Set (STM)
Plus:
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (STM)
  • Kraft Cardstock (AZ)
  • Newsprint (AZ)
  • Blue cardstock (AZ)
  • Star stencil or dies (AZ or AZ)
  • Colored Pencil - red (AZ)
  • Mono Liquid Glue (AZ)
  • Ephemera (index card monthly folders - like these)
  • Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops (AZ)
  • Reeves Gouache - blues (AZ at the time of this link a 12, 18 or 24 set was almost the same price)
  • Paper Crimper tool or corrugated cardboard (AZ - this looks like fun!)
Instructions:
  1. Mix equal parts of Ultramarine and Light Blue gouache with water until broth consistency. Splatter on Mixed Media White Paper and swipe randomly around for effect. Set aside and let dry.
  2. Stamp Inspiring Text with black ink on newsprint paper or gray paper. Once dry tear into random sections.
  3. Cut a section of manila folder, stamp month on with what you have if not available.
  4. Corrugate kraft paper and cut a strip.
  5. Stamp sentiment onto white paper with black ink and cut down to size.
  6. Once gouache is dry play with the placement of all the pieces except sentiment and tack it into place with a small amount of glue.
  7. Use a stencil of die-cut star and trace onto layers. Color outside of traced lines.
  8. Glue on sentiment and then onto a blue card base.


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Friday, May 8, 2020

Imagine A Mixed-Media Challenge


Happy Friday, everyone! Today I'm popping in to share a project. A colorful and whimsical card for the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability challenge this week hosted by little ole me! 

Our challenge is to use a type of fold or window, an opening of sorts, that we haven't tried before. Keeping with the guidelines of mixed-media, this challenge is pretty wide-open to try out! 

The never tried portion of this card today was the interactive shutter inside the card. I'm sure I've made a gate-fold before, but it's still a rare fold for me. Check out the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.


Bright acrylic paints and whimsical Laurel Burch stamps are the pieces that make my shutter gatefold card sparkle! See the project supplies and instructions below.

One last thing before you scroll down on the 'How To', I'd like to focus on a small business during this time of COVID-19 change. If you decide to purchase the featured products, consider getting them from the Frantic Stamper company. They stock many Stampendous products and so much more!

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session, a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Featured Product(s):
Plus:
Instructions:
  1. Create a monoprint. Per monoprint plate unpacking and use instructions to create a layered monoprint. Start with Olive Green and Gold Yellow paint, brayer, and pull a print. On another sheet of white paper pull second print to use for another project. Without cleaning, add magenta and little amount of white paint and spread with prayer. Lay down the stencil and pull the print on the first one done with green and yellow.
  2. After monoprint is dry stamp Script onto paper with Onyx Black ink.
  3. Use Shutter Gatefold Tutorial.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from Laurel Burch Imagine Butterflies set onto Mixed Media White Paper and cut with a circle die. Use color cardstock and other circle dies for the mat.
  5. Stamp the smallest butterfly from Laurel Burch Imagine Butterflies set onto an unused section of the monoprint and die cut out. Stamp the larger butterfly on color cardstock and die cut out, stamping the antennae and hand trimming. Glue onto the larger butterfly.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Rainy Season and a Challenge

V300 Puddles Boots (Stampendous)

Hello! It's been a very long time since I've been at a place to make cards and photograph them plus make a post about them!

I hope all of you are staying healthy and having some wonderful creative crafty times!

V329 Cute Boots (Stampendous)

I'm posting about my hostess gig on Splitcoaststampers that's happening today! It's a supply dash challenge, super easy, and can go with any of your other challenges or ideas. Just grab what you can in under a minute and then create away!


MIX372: Supply Dash Challenge

If you are a member of Splitcoaststampers, upload your project in the member gallery and use the keyword "MIX372" so I can find it and comment in your gallery! If you aren't a member it's free to join, stop by and get started in a wonderful community of papercrafting friends!

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session, a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Featured Product(s):
Plus:
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (AZ, STM)
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (STM)
  • 8 x 8-inch Resist Paper (Pink Paislee- retired) - use a background stamp, and white emboss on paper!
  • Watercolors (Sakura Koi) - (AZ)
  • Sketch Markers (Copic) - I didn't make a list of colors, so sorry.
Instructions:

Puddle Boots Card
  1. Stamp Puddles Boots with Tuxedo Black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Watercolor resist background paper, let dry.
  3. Glue resist paper to Mixed Media Paper card base (5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch cardstock, folded)
  4. Glue Puddle Boots onto the card front.
Cute Boots Card
  1. Stamp Cute Boots with Clair Nocturne ink onto Mixed Media White Paper.
  2. Trim the sentiment using Q size Fitted Frame die and glue to watercolored outer Q size Fitted Frame die.
  3. Watercolor the resist background paper, dry and glue to Mixed Media Paper card base (5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch cardstock, folded).
  4. Glue sentiment onto the card front.
Thank you for stopping by today! Stay healthy and have fun crafting soon!

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