Wednesday, June 24, 2015

South Pacific "Hawaiian Rainforest" Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     This is one of the few photos I have of myself in Hawaii, at age 14, looking a little annoyed and bored because I wanted to be at the beach instead of hiking though this beautiful rainforest. Teenagers! Lol!

     I don't think I could've found a better collection to go with this photo than Basic Grey's South Pacific Collection from FotoBella! It's full of tropical colors and patterns that can go with any island photos, old or new. I started by misting the green paper with Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray (Cathedral Pines Green).Then I created the leaf border on the bottom with the Enjoy The Journey Clear Stamp, using two different shades of green ink. I also stamped HILO and the date on the banner sticker, with some old stamps. The ribbons, floral die, and buttons are from the Ephemera, which has been hand selected exclusively from FotoBella. I used the stickers to make my title, cutting and inking the rectangle alphas into a banner.

     For some added texture I added the burlap from my own stash, and hand-stitched the dark green border under the photo. Then I popped up the floral diecut to finish it off!

June Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I used the bottom row across.Summer theme, mixed alphas, and buttons)

Thanks for popping by yourself! 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Father's Day Golf Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Hello! I'm back today with another Father's Day card, this time for my dear husband. With some plain cardstock and mixed media, this is what I came up with.

      I took my design inspiration from sketch #125 @ Cardabilities.

     I started by applying some gesso onto black cardstock with TCW (Well Rounded) stencil. Then I sprayed it with Distress Spray Stain (Brushed Pewter), Lindy's Stamp Gang (Cathedral Pines Green) spray, and Glimmer Mist (Forest Green). I also used Distress Reinker (Pine Needles), dripping it in between the gesso. The green sprays were also used to make the banner where I embossed the golfer using the Hey Life stamp set. The smaller green banner was inked with Distress Ink (Pine Needles and Mowed Lawn) onto white cardstock. Then I used water to stamp the circles using the Background Soup stamp. For the other banner, I sprayed some more Brushed Pewter onto silver cardstock, and stamped it with the Vintage Background stamp. I embossed the Sentiment with green and black embossing powder, using the Contemporary Greetings stamp, which along with the other stamps, can all be found at Red Rubber Designs

Cardabilities Sketch #125
Anything But Cute (Make it masculine)
Fantasy Stampers (Your favorite color) green

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy Father's Day Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

    I hope you had a great Father's Day! Here's the old world card that I made for my dad using stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

     I used white cardstock and brown ink to stamp the maps using the Ancient Map Background and Ship Collage stamp sets. Then I colored them with Distress Inks, watercolor pencils, and some mists, and popped up the ship image. I cut the helm with my Cricut Expression using the Life is a beach cartridge, and inked the edges with some more brown ink. I stamped the sentiment using Contemporary Greetings, which covers all of the major holidays throughout the year, and more.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Take Pride Sneak Peak ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

          I think my love for elephants really shows with this awesome Take Pride stamp set from Red Rubber Designs! I used it along with the Mountain Scenery stamp on a card I made for my son, with a background I created with Distress Inks. To see how and to view my card, please visit the Red Rubber Designs Blog. Here's a sneak peak!


Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

South Pacific Stamped Card Tutorial ~ FotoBella DT

     Here's a fun, any occasion card, with a tropical flair, featuring Basic Grey's South Pacific Collection, with fabulous goodies hand selected exclusively from FotoBella!

     For a step by step tutorial on how I gave this stamp a quilted look, please visit the FotoBella blog! This is my entry for Anything Goes at Eclectic Ellapu, which I just happily discovered.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Mammoth Cave Heritage 2 Pager

    I did some more work on my sister-in-law's album with this 2 pager I made with these fabulous, old photos!

     I kept it neutral, starting with the stone and wood papers from KaiserCraft. To make the trees in the background, I used my Cricut Expression (Serenade cartridge) to cut them out in different sizes. I masked them with some mists onto cream cardstock, and went over them with some Distress Inks. Then I used the negative part to stencil them again with brown inks.

     I tore and water distressed the paper edges, machine stitching them down. Along the bottom I added some cheesecloth that I had already aged with some mists and reinkers. I stamped the title and date, and added the handmade flowers which I had leftover from a previous project. To give it a personal touch, I added buttons to the flower centers, which  I inherited from my husband's late grandmother. She's the beautiful one posing by the car!

I'm entering this into the Monochromatic Challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Thanks for stopping by!