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Friday, October 24, 2014

Pumpkin Ride and Some Cool Jewelry

Happy Friday!  Today I have a post for Stampendous that has a fun Halloween card and two pieces of jewelry made from bezels by HHH Enterprises, so, this post may be a little longer than most.  We're celebrating all the fun pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns from Stampendous this week and I'm sharing a card I created for the catalog using Pumpkin Ride.  I love this sassy little girl!



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Pumpkin Ride
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Doodlebug Design, Inc™ Haunted Manor™ Collection’s “Tombstone” and “Gallery of Ghouls” Patterned Papers
Copic® Markers (E50, E51, E53, E21, E93, E25, E27, E29, E35, E37, V12, V15, V17, YG00, YG01, YG03, YR14, YR16, YR18, YR23, YR24, YR27, Y15, Y17, C0, C1, C3, C6, C7)
May Arts Ribbon®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Glue Dots®
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock

Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Stamp image and color with markers
  2. Trim image to desired size
  3. Create standard A-2 card base with a tent fold
  4. Trim patterned papers as shown
  5. Adhere layers as shown
  6. Tie bow and attach as shown
 Next up I have a simple leaf bezel in an antique gold finish.  This was, by far, the easiest jewelry project I've ever done!  I sure do like the results!

Here's what I used to create this project:


HHH Enterprises® 28mm Pewter Leaf Bezel Pendant, Vintage Gold
Stampendous® Paprika Opaque Embossing Powder

Stampendous® Honey Opaque Embossing Powder
Stampendous® Olive Opaque Embossing Powder
Stampendous® Caramel Fragments
Stampendous® Ochre Fragments
Fast Finish™ by Beacon Adhesive®
VersaMarker™ Watermark Ink Pen
May Arts Ribbon®
Miscellaneous Twine

Here's what I did to create this project:


  1. I scribbled on the inside of the bezel with the VersaMarker
  2. Next I sprinkled on embossing powder in small sections
  3. Heat embossing powder until all has melted
  4. Sprinkle on some fragments
  5. Cover fragments with Fast Finish, set aside to dry
  6. Once dry, thread ribbons through and tie


Okay, I have one more project to share with you.  I hope you aren't falling asleep yet!  This one is really fun.  One of the coolest things about this project, I can switch out the contents whenever I want to!  I can change it for seasons, holidays or occasions, whatever suits my needs.  This is a round shadow box pendant-locket so I can open it up with the flip of a hinge!


Here's what I used to create this project:

Tim Holtz® Distress Ink® in Spiced Marmalade
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Acetate Sheet
Fiskars® 1.5" Circle Punch
May Arts Ribbon®

Here's what I did to create this project:

  1. Punch out white cardstock piece
  2. Stamp images onto circle
  3. Ink circle with distress ink and place inside pendant
  4. Add in a pinch of fragments
  5. Punch out another circle with acetate piece
  6. Stamp bird image onto acetate and place in front glass and close
  7. Thread ribbon onto pendant


I tried to give you a close-up side shot of the pendant to show the bird but it's hard to see how it seems to be floating inside.  It looks really cool in real life.

Well, that's it for me today.  Sorry for the length but I wanted to get it all in on one.  Hope you have a wonderful day and a great weekend.  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea

Remembering for Day of the Dead

Today is a special day.  Today is my mother's birthday.  She passed away in 1965 when I was four and she was only 28.  It doesn't seem right to pass at such a young age, but, it's not my place to say when the time is right or wrong, that's up to a much higher power than me!  Since Day of the Dead is actually a celebration of lives lived, I wanted to dedicate my card today to my mother.   By all accounts, she was a warm and loving person, a doting mother to me and an extraordinary wife to my father.  Her passing changed our family's lives forever.  There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her, wonder about her and miss her wholeheartedly.  So, thank you for indulging me today while I reminisce.  Here's my final card for the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween as Dreamweaver's Dream Team is  participating daily.  I know it's not spooky or creepy like most but it's for Day of the Dead and happy colors are part of the celebration!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Impression Obsession® Remember
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Black Cardstock
ColorBox® Fluid Chalk Ink in Primary Pastels
Copic® Markers - YR02, 04; Y11, 15, 18, 38; YG61, 63, 67; BV11; C6; R24, 27, 29, 39, 85; E40
Sponge Daubers
Miscellaneous Flowers and Pearls
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Tape stencil onto white cardstock
Using sponge daubers, add ink randomly around stencil, as some colors will overlap, be mindful of how the colors will mix, you don't want them to be muddy
When complete, remove stencil and trim paper to desired size, set aside
Stamp image onto white cardstock and color
Stamp sentiment below image as shown
Trim stamped image close to edges and trim a mat for image from black cardstock, adhere together
Create card base from black cardstock
Adhere stenciled design to card base
Adhere stamped and matted image to card
Adhere flowers and pearls as shown

I really wanted to do something happy for today.  I appreciate your stopping by and I have some Stampendous love I'm posting today as well so I hope you'll check out that post, too.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wicked Wednesday with Aurora Wings

This week the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog is celebrating Day of the Dead with Aurora Wings.  These are lovely detailed images that are so much fun to color.  The image I've used is Santa Muerte (Full Version).  I have to tell you, I used a magnifying glass to color this image.  This isn't easy to color at ATC size but I'm pretty pleased with my results.


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Copic® Markers
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image to fit ATC size 2.5" x 3.5"
Color image and trim to fit
Ink sentiment with Boss Gloss™, stamp on lower left corner of image
Add embossing powder, tap off excess powder and heat image 
Trim cardstock for base to ATC size
Adhere image to cardstock

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll see you again soon.  In the meantime, play along with our challenge and show us your best Day of the Dead ATC.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hopping with Core'dinations

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams are playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. Join us as we sand our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of fun Core'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. This is what you might win:




Here's my project for today's hop:


Here's what I used to create this card:

Darice® Recycled Kraft Cards & Envelopes
Echo Park® Wintertime Collection Patterned Paper
Memento™ Rich Cocoa Ink by Tsukineko®
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Copic® Markers - BG72, 75, 78, 93, 96; E08, 40 41, 42, 43, 44; B0000; W4, 7, 8
May Arts Ribbon®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp snowman image, color, trim to desired size and add distress ink around edges
Trim Core cardstock to desired size to fit embossing folder
Run embossing folder with cardstock through machine and sand cardstock to reveal core
Trim patterned paper to desired size 
Layer image, embossed piece and patterned paper together and adhere
Create bow and wrap tails around to back side of layered papers and adhere
Adhere layered stack and ribbon to card front

That's it for me!  Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible to win a prize package.

Stampendous Impressions Blog

Team members with an (*) are also on the Dreamweaver Stencils Team.


Continue your blog hop at 

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

*On Stampendous team as well


Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed the hop as well as discovered some inspiration along the way.  I've certainly enjoyed creating my projects this week.  I'll be back next week with more cards and other projects to share.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Lea 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Core Creations



SANDY Claus is Coming to Town!

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams are playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. Join us as we sand our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of fun Core'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. This is what you might win:




Here's my project for today:


Here's what I used to create this card:

Bo Bunny® Powder Mountain 6x6 Paper Pad
Bazzill® Cardstock
Copic® Markers - E40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49, 93; YR12; B0000, 000, 21, 23, 26, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99; 0 (Colorless Blender)
StāzOn™ Midnight Blue Midi Ink Pad
Sharpie® Meanstreak White Marking Stick 
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image with black ink onto white cardstock, color and cut out
Run stencil and paper through die cutting mating (I used a Big Shot), sand paper lightly to reveal inner core
Trim embossed piece and lightly go over sanded spots with white marking stick
Create card base with a tent fold
Trim patterned paper to fit card base
Add spoonful mix to bottom of stamped and cut-out image and heat
Stamp sentiment with blue ink and trim closely
Adhere all layers as shown

Here's the rest of the teams posting today, be sure to leave them some love!

Stampendous Impressions Blog

Team members with an (*) are also on the Dreamweaver Stencils Team.

Tenia Nelson

Jamie Martin *

Lea Kimmel *

Pam Hornschu *

Wendy Price


Core'dinations Designer - Suzanna Lee


Continue your blog hop at 

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

*On Stampendous team as well 

That's it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again tomorrow for the big final hop.  You know it's going to be an awesome hop.  Have an awesome day!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wicked Wednesday and QKR Stampede

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and our sponsor this week is QKR Stampede.  The image I've used is RIP Digi and, of course, the theme is Halloween.  This image called for one thing and one thing only in my mind, here it is:


Yep, nice and simple but made me giggle pretty much the whole time I was coloring the image.  I knew what I was adding for a sentiment and I think there were a couple of times when I pretty much howled.  What can I say, I'm easily amused!

Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cover Stock
Basic Black Cardstock
Copic Markers - YG91, 93, 95, 97, 99;  W00, 0, 1, 4; BG000; E40, 41, 42, 97, 99
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image and sentiment, trim both to desired size
Color images with markers
Trim base to ATC size
Adhere image to base
Attach sentiment with foam square

What a fun ATC this was to create!  Hope it gave you a smile or giggle, too.  Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you again soon.  Until then, have a great day!

Hugs,
Lea

Fright Night!!


It's another Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween card and I love how this one turned out.  It's pretty much exactly what I pictured in my head when I started this project.  I'm so glad the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team decided to play along this year!  Here's my project for today:



Here's what I used to create this project:

Copic® Markers (YG93, 95, 97, 99; Y11, 17; C3, 4, 6)
Basic Black Cardstock
Christmas Red Stickles™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives
1 1/4" Circle Punch by EK Success®
1" Circle Punch by EK Success®
Tombow™ Mono Adhesive - Removable

Here's what I did to create this project:

First I penciled in my hills just to give reference points and I stamped the tree
Next I drew the tombstones, stamped the witch and the two smaller bats
I then taped on the bats stencil and inked the one bat with a sponge
Punched out two circles, one of each size
I colored in the grassy hills and tombstones then masked them off, I also masked the area for the moon with the larger circle
Using the grays, I airbrushed the sky and then removed the masks
I colored in the moon
Next I die cut my tree and adhered it on the card front
I stamped the spider
Stickles™ were added to the bats for eyes
I created my card base and adhered the card front to the base
I colored some white scraps with the green and trimmed a few pieces of grass and adhered them
I colored another piece of white with a green marker, stamped my sentiment and adhered it to a scrap of black cardstock that I then trimmed and adhered

This was such a fun scene to create, I do hope you find it to be as spooky fun as I do!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon with yet another fun project!  In the meantime, have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea