Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Christmas in September

Contemporary - Bold Colors for Christmas!

Black is always an elegant and refined color.
Yet, when used as color for a reverse stamping technique...
black simply showcases the other colors you have chosen.


The first time I saw black used on a reverse stamp was card that Kristina Werner
created for Stretch Your Stamps - On LIne Card Classes.
It jumped off the page for me!

Embellished using Twinkle Goosebumps - color gray-green!
Right now we are in week two of Kick Start - On Line Card Class.
Kristina and Jennifer McGuire challenged us to pull something
out of our stash that we have not used... for me the reverse stamp.

Heat Embossed the sentiment using Martha Stewart Ebony embossing powder.
New bright green silk cardstock and gunmetal metallic cardstock
giving the card a Holiday feeling!

Tip# 4
Always use a brayer when applying ink onto the
 cardstock from a reverse stamp.

Imagination!
-Elaine

Supplies:
Cardstock: Kraft - Speckletone, LIme Green - Silk Cardstock, Gunmetal - Bazzill
Ink: Archival - Jet Black
Stamps: Reverse - (Not sure)  possibly Hero Arts?, Sentiment: Memory Box
Coloring: Copic Sketch Markers - YG01,YG21, YG23, YG03, R22, R24, R27, R29
Embossing: VersaMark, Martha Stewart Ebony Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Heat Gun, EK Success Powder Tool
Embellishment: Queen Co. - Twinkle Goosebumps, Spica Marker, Ribbon - Peddler's Pack
Tools: Adhesive- Tomboy, Rubber Stamp Concepts Adhesive Tape, Fiskars Paper Trimmer, Recollections Brayer, We R Memory Corner Chomper

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Third Thursday Tools

Road Trip Supplies!

My husband, Ed and I are venturing out on a road trip.
I thought do I want to take any papercrafting supplies with me?
The answer of course is, Yes!

First item on the list - Copic Sketch Markers!
How do I travel with all of my markers?
With my Copic 72 piece Wallet.

This month's Third Thursday Tool!



When I received this Copic Wallet the question was - 
Will I really use it? How can I narrow down from using all of my markers?

So... I sat down with all my sketch markers and created color charts.
Color charts using my personal color palates.


Color Palate Charts I created are
Color Wheel Basic, Spring, Summer and Fall.
Each Color Palate Chart has 72 colors selected.
Same number of slots the Copic Wallet has to hold the markers.


Above is the photo from my Color Wheel Basic and Spring color palate.


Now, the Copic Wallet is empty.
I will fill it with Color Wheel Basic and Fall color palate.

Then I will be ready to go...Vroom!

Inspiration!
-Elaine


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Last few weeks of Summer

What have I been doing and where have I been?
Outside enjoying the sunshine!

First, I absolutely love the month of September.
It is a perfect time to spend outdoors visiting new areas and having fun!

We explored the Eastern part of Oregon -
Baker City, Joseph and Hell's Canyon.
Part was driving in a car and part on a Harley...yes a Harley!
(Photos will come in a future blog)

One day I went to the Swan Island Dahlia Farm in Canby, Oregon.
Simply... it takes your breath away when you see it.
It is my pleasure to share the gardens with you!






I hope you enjoyed the dahlia's!
Now, I need a great Dahlia stamp - any suggestions?

Imagination!
-Elaine