Sunday, June 30, 2013

Collage Stamping Technique

This month's technique is really simple but the results are quite wonderful. We used several large background stamps and a coordinating flower stamp on the right hand edge.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Card Swap - Foxy Oxi Technique

Here is this month's card swap for the Foxy Oxi Technique. I have to admit this was not one of my favorites. I tried the technique on three different types of paper with mixed results. Honestly it seemed to be more trouble than it was worth. I would recommend using dark inks, applied very heavily since the Oxi Clean lifts the color off like bleach. I also found that applying a heat gun accelerated the bleaching.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

OWH - Sketch #178

This weekend I've been playing catchup after being on vacation for almost two weeks in North Carolina. Below I've posted sketches #176, #177 and #178 from Operation Write Home. For all three cards I used DSP and stickers from  the Stampin' Up! set called "This and That Epic Day".

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sketch 17

Here is my interpretation of sketch #17 from Shimelle. The focus of the sketch was to line up small embellishments but I chose to follow the sketch exactly and use small photos with a few beachy embellishments.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Secret Garden

This card was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest. I used the Secret Garden stamp set, matching framelits, hexagon embossing folder, watercolor paper, rub-on sentiment and markers from Stampin' Up! What caught my eye was the simplicity of the background and the contrast it created with the stamped image.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Foxy Oxi Technique

Here is this month's technique from my monthly card swap group. The instructions are printed below and I have also included a link to a video demonstrating the technique of applying oxiclean to ink to get a distressed look. My plan is to experiment with different types of paper to see if I can get a more dramatic effect for my swap.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

OWH - Sketch #175

Here is my card for this week's sketch from Operation Write Home. I used four tickets from a raffle (that I didn't win), embossed woodgrain cardstock, linen thread and three wood buttons to form the base of this card.  I distressed all the items with chocolate chip ink. The plane is from the Sentimental Journey set from Stampin' Up!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2013 (Jun)

Every month I try to anticipate what Tim might be using for his monthly tag and this month I was completely off. I did not expect another dragonfly or his watercolor technique. Of course, I love them both. What I was expecting to see was his eclectic elements fabrics...maybe they're just too new. Anyway, everything used to make this tag, except for the stamp, is from Stampin' Up! If you like what you see, please check out the new catalog.

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