Technique Hop – “Back to the Basics!”

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on going back to the basics.   There are so many basic stamp techniques that we often forget about such as rock & roll technique, random stamping, masking, and second generation just to name a few. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I thought I would showcase Random Stamping. This is a great way to make your own pattern papers. The trick is to think about stamping in a triangle when stamp the images.

I used the moon, stars and clouds from the  Fa-Boo-lous Halloween stamp set and thin cuts. I used the new Tri Blend Spectum Noir markers to color the witch and make her striped leggings.

I used some Black shimmer trim behind the Lagoon stamped sentiment. I also used the Black Shimmer Brush to fill in the larger star. I also used Diamond Stickles to fill in the moons.

On the inside of the card I used the masking technique. To do this technique you use a Post-it note or tape to cover a portion of the stamped image. Then ink the stamp, remove the tape or Post-it and stamp on paper.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MAZ WOOD’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ A Bushel & A Peck

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring May’s stamp of the month ~ A BUSHEL & A PECK (S1806) a set of 15.

If you are coming here from VICKIE O’DELL’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

You can’t help but fall in love with adorable girl.  So of course I wanted to focus on her.

So I had an idea to sponge an apple behind this cute little girl.  I used the apple Cricut cut from Artbooking. I sliced the apple with a card base shape and then cut.  I then used the pieces to mask off the areas like this.

I used  my scissors to cut the stem and leaf so they were separate pieces.  I placed the apple and stem pieces to sponge the leaf with Fern.  I then placed the leaf piece and removed the stem to sponge in the stem area using Nutmeg and Espresso inks. Next I sponged the apple.

Placing the stem and leaf pieces I sponged the apple in Ruby.

I used my ShinHan markers to color the little girl and stamped the sentiment on Fern cardstock.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of June and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Fun with Stencils

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 8 of us highlighting Fun with Stencils. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from MICHELLE LONCAR BLOG, you are on the right track!

So I decided to to utilize one of the succulents from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. So I cut them at varying sizes along with the base layer.

Then I placed the cut outs on white cardstock starting in the middle.  Once the succulent was sponged I then took the base layer and masked that spot.  I then layered all the different succulents, sponging and masking as I added layers.

This is how the base turned out.  I then added a sentiment.

I used the Little Dreamer Paper Pack for the strip and Blossom cardstock for the oval.  I used the new oval thin cuts.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto JUDY FAYE GARNER’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ M

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “M”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “M” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at  LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY

If you came from LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY then you’re on the right track!

For my “M” element I am using a mask to design my own pattern paper.  I have has these Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens since 2010; however, I have never used them until now.  Yes I will admit I am a hoarder of sorts when it comes to scrapbooking supplies.  Isn’t that the way things are done :-).  Well it is the way I do things – I see something cool  so I purchase it, then tuck it away and forget to use it.  Well I recently did a major clean out and found them so I decided it was time to try them out.  So Mask was my primary “M” element but I also used Mirror as I used the mirror image.

I used the Close to My Heart Spray Pins and added some water, Pearl Paint and Sweat Leaf Re-Inker.   I laid the Glimmer Screen on my white cardstock and spritz.  Once I had the desired saturation I laid another piece of white cardstock over the Glimmer Screen and rubbed gently.  This top piece of paper took up the over-spray which was on the Glimmer Screen which resulted in the mirror image of the ink covering the Glimmer Screen.

Masking Technique_4466bIn this photo you see the cardstock I laid on top of the screen on the left, the cardstock which was spritz with the spray pin with the screen in place in the middle ans on the right you can make out the Glimmer screen.

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I then added a couple of flowers I cut using my silhouette with the Chantilly paper pack.  For the Sweet Leaf card base I used the lighter patten paper with Blush cardstock and for the Cotton Candy card base I used Cotton candy with the darker pink pattern paper to crate the flowers.  For the center of the flowers I used some brads from Micheal’s but added our Pink Glitter Gems as well as using them for interest on the the card.  The sentiment is from For Every Occasions D1184 which has been retired.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is MARLOES AYSNELY ~ PapercraftswitheMarloes  hop on over and see what creation she has designed.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy  for a complete list of participants!

Happy Crafting!

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