Thursday, December 1, 2016

CHRISTMAS COW

Hello Junkies!!!  It's almost Christmas and I'm here celebrating 30 Days of Christmas with you and my 'bovine' party animal!!!  The celebration goes until December 14.

I used my artistic license to transform the giraffe in this "Safari Santa" stamp 




into a cow!  As a matter of fact, a holstein cow.  I'm sure it was sketched and designed to be a giraffe due to the title, so I hope I don't insult the artist.  I just couldn't help myself.  We live on a farm, and while we don't have livestock (including cows) of our own, each summer my husband's cousin uses our farmland to graze some if his holsteins.  So, I saw a cow in this stamp.  



I used Copic Markers to color this entire image, including the blue sky background.  I don't know if the photo shows the Wink of Stella highlights I put on the hat and furry cuff, but it really gives it a gimmery touch.  After framing it with brushed gold cs using a stitched square frame die, both are from MFT, I mounted that layer on a barn red cs layer I'd embossed to look like a barn.  I then punched out some snowflakes and stars in glitter paper to add as random embellishments.  The sentiment is Merry Christmas 2, which was stamped in VersaMark and then heart embossed with white ep.  

I hope you're finding as much inspiration from the 30 Days of Christmas as I am. And don't miss the 25% off all Christmas Stamps from now until December 14.  

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by tomorrow when Ro will continue the celebration.  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NOVEMBER 2016 ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hi there blog friends!!! 

Here we are with another Wednesday Challenge from The House That Stamps Built. This week (because there's a 5th Wednesday in the month) it's the ever popular anything goes challenge!!!  

I'm doing my best to get some Christmas cards created and I absolutely love to use Repeat Impressions Christmas stamps for them.  


How cute is this stamp, RI#2004-L "Holiday Preparations"  I'm going to make more cards using this stamp as it brings a feeling of Christmas joy with it.  The sentiment is RI#2203-H "May Your Heart", and I did what I do often, I only used a portion of the stamp.  

So, what are you waiting for?  Come on over and play...it's anything goes!  All the details for entering and how you can WIN a $25.00 GC for Repeat Impressions Stamps can be found at The House.  

Don't miss the incredible creations these Rock Stars have made.

Deonna - Heather - Joy - Kathy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley

Sadly, we are bidding Kathy Stacy a fond "good bye" to our design team this week.  She has inspired me beyond description and I will miss her here. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Watch for some fun things coming up this month from The House.  



  

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

NOVEMBER SKETCH CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hi there blog friends!!! 

 Here we go with another fun Wednesday Challenge from The House That Stamps Built. This week it's a sketch challenge and we hope you'll join in.  Flip it, twist it, just have fun with it.  



I kept to the true sketch for my card.  



The Repeat Impressions stamps I used on this card are RI#8902-L "Moose Snow Globe".  I used only the globe part of this stamp.  The sentiment is RI#8909-G "Magical Christmas".  I also used the Flip Stitched Die Set to create the bg.  

After stamping my image on watercolor paper with Archival black ink, I watercolored it with Inktense pencils.  After it was dry, I used a technique called "Delft Tiles".  The sentiment is embossed with white ep.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you'll play along with our sketch challenge this week.  There's a $25.00 GC up for grabs for your choice of RI stamps.  All the details are at The House.  

And just in case you can't wait to win the challenge, you can get a 10% discount by using the code rr10cs when you place an order.  

To see more inspiration, visit these awesome Rock Stars.



Deonna - Heather - Joy - Kathy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley

I wish all my fellow American's a very Happy Thanksgiving Day tomorrow!  


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

O HOLY NIGHT AT 30 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS AT TECHNIQUE JUNKIES

Hey there, Junkies!!!  

I'm here with a new post for the 30 Days of Christmas that's happening at Technique Junkies Blog until December 14.  

There's a BIG 25% OFF SALE going on right now for any of the stamps in their Christmas catagory....you don't want to miss it, there are some truly fabulous Christmas stamps in this collection.  

Here's a card I made that I'd like to share with you using the "Stars Are Brightly Shining" stamp







I thought the "galaxy" technique might work with this stamp, so I gave it a shot and I loved it.  I used Distress Inks to achieve my bg.  After drying the base, I inked up with VersaMark to stamp the image before sprinking white embossing powder over it and heat embossing.  I then used my Viva Gitter Pen to add some sparkle to the bg.

I hope you're enjoying the 30 days of Christmas.  Now go enjoy some shopping and add some incredible Christmas stamps to your collection. 









Wednesday, November 16, 2016

NOVEMBER 2016 INSPIRATION CHALLENGE FROM THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hi there blog friends!!! 

Here we are with another Wednesday Challenge from The House That Stamps Built.

This week it's a photo inspiration challenge and we hope you'll join in on the fun. 

Take a look at the photo and create a project that is inspired by it.  




 My inspiration came from the textures I saw here...the clapboard bg, the pumpkin, the straw, the leaves and of course the colors.  




For this card I used RI Stamps #514-I "Prize Pumpkin"  and my sentiment is Ri#1140-E "Thanksgiving".  My leaves were die cut from a Impression Obsession die.  

I hope you'll grab some craft time and play along with our challenge....let your creativity emerge and join the challenge.  The details are at The House.  And don't miss the shopping discount on my sidebar for your entire order of Repeat Impressions Stamps.  

I'm so fortunate to be on the team with this group of incredibly talented ladies and they're ready to show you how this photo inspired them.  


Deonna - Heather - Joy - Kathy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley

Thanks so much for stopping by.  


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