Thursday, September 9, 2010

Peaceful Stampscape Night


It's a beautiful day outside and I'm off to catch a class at Destination Marysville where Connie has invited a representative of Tsukinko to teach us about their products! Before I go, I wanted to share another card from my Stampscapes Getaway Class this weekend - same store. This particular card reminds me of Saskatchewan and Alberta Canada, where my husband Gerald mostly spent his growing up years. It's barren, quiet, huge, lonely and sometimes beautiful. I would say it was always beautiful...but after experiencing it in the cold of winter with snow and wind blasting you at 60 degrees Celsius....I just can't say Glorious...you know??!! But if I had all my stamping around me and the dog was at my feet, with a warm fire burning close by??...I might change my mind...until it was time to do chores. Yikes....forget it!

With Stampscapes it's almost hard to stamp ugly. Get a white piece of paper and black ink and you're in business! I did mess with this one quite a bit though. I wanted to convey how the landscape made me feel...so there was quite a bit of fiddling. As long as my husband Gerald likes it?....I'm good!

Products Used:
Stampscapes Stamps:
Milky Way Lg. -059G
Tonal Applicator-084E
Farm-176C
Old Fence-293C
Leafless Limbs-052C
Tall Grass (sm) -254B
Windmill-190C


Inks
Stonewashed Adirondack
Pesto Adirondack
Black Soot - Distress Ink by Tim Holtz


More
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Paper-Inkssentials
Fragments- Idea-ology Charms - Tim Holtz
May Arts: Silver Cord SM31
Printed Cardstock: US font 12pt
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Starry Stampscape Night


Everytime I come up with an idea for Stampscapes (especially when I book the class!) I hope like heck I can pull it off! I hope I find the tins I want, I hope that Stampscapes look good cut in 3, and I hope the stamps I picked work well together....because I already ordered them!! and I hope I can make a grouping that appeals because the class is this weekend!

I love how this worked out. It makes me wish that I was in that cabin reading a book with my feet up, a warm blanket, a glass of wine and the dog asleep on my lap! and....some dinner I didn't make myself! (but it still has to taste good!...maybe soup).

It's not a Christmas card. I'm not admitting that Christmas is coming, nor am planning for it....but you could use it for one? I take that back...it might make Christmas come faster. I just took the boys back to school. I haven't finished my Halloween classes yet. shhh....

Products Used:

Stampscapes:

Milky Way Lg. - 059G
Ledge - 054F
Tonal Applicator - 084E
Lakeside Cabin - 147F


Inks:
Denim Adirondack
Slate Adirondack
Black Soot by Tim Holtz (Distress Ink) This is now my favorite Black Ink (always open to others!)


Glossy Paper (Inkssentials)
Black Tie Bling by Bazzill
Snow Reflections by Favorite Findings
I printed Starry Night in Dark Blue ink with the US font at 14 pts
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Pick of the Crop



I obviously haven't embraced the blogger mentality yet!! Events and commitments come one after the other and I drop all the website/blog stuff like a rock! More social media mentality required!

I'm playing catch-up with some classes coming up right now and am going to make it by the skin of my teeth. The card here is from a class I'm doing at Destination Marysville on Monday September 13th and Wednesday September 15th. I'd chosen my stamps quite a while ago and liked them....however, all the fruit in the stamp set were out of proportion with one another and I had to make each card using only one stamp because of it.  I'll keep my eye out for that in the future!

I still have a thing for "inchies"....so I took advantage of this really cool Colorblocking mat from Accu-cut to frame out my cherries.

Here's a peek of the inside...


 Again...because of the stamp set - I didn't mix up the fruit in any way.  The class is made up of three matching cards - this being one of them - and so I used paper, style, product, and theme to match them together.






 
Product Used


Accu-Cut:
Squares - 1" S1894L 
Colorblocking Mat A2 - Ju  CB200J


Prismacolor Pencils:
PC926 Crimson Lake
PC937 Tuscan Red
PC946 Expresso
PC909 Spring Green
PC913 Grass Green


Stamps:  Hero Arts CL320 Designer Fruit
KaiserCraft Rhinestones "Silver" SB700 (Clear)
Dotted Swiss Bazzill 12x12 "Pepper" Cardstock (Black)
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock: Intense Kiwi
May Arts Ribbon: Checkered Black 3/8" AKN10
Glossy Accents by Inkssentials

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