Saturday, December 27, 2008
INKS: Staz-On Jet Black, Versamark
SUPPLIES: Lyra watercolor crayons, Tim Holtz distressing tool, water mister, copper Twinkling H2O, copper Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies Twinkling Watercolors
NOTES: almost impossible to see but the background was stamped with the same flower and Versamark, and then spritzed with glimmer spray and has a pinkish red shimmer ~ the cardfront is shimmer blush
Be sure and click on these photos for lots more detail. See-D's stamps have a sticky side that will cling to your acyrlic blocks. Just use a dense foam mat under your cs when stamping for a perfect impression.
To give you an idea of size, the dragonfly in the first set measures 2" across, and in the second set, the diamond border is 4 1/2" long.
From Evelyn, this wonderful card featuring a whimsical winter tree in shades of blue from teal to lavender with glittery accents - hard to see in the scan but just the perfect amount of bling in real life. The card is actually on pure white cs but my scanner likes to make it a grey tone when blue is involved ;o) I always forget to do square cards but this reminds me again what an elegant look they give, as all of Evelyn's work is.
From Manna, an image stamped all in blue and highlighted with shimmery color, then sponged in blue around the edges. I would not have thought of this and look how awesome the effect is! The white cs layer is textured lightly with a pattern and has a shimmer to the finish.
From Trudy, who knows my love of mechanical cards, a super-fun card featuring a removable waterfall atc! Hard to see in a scan but the images are colored with a shimmer ink, and the pull-down tab reads Snow Flakes LOL And I can't believe it but even tiny this is the smoothest-functioning waterfall piece I've ever seen (including my own! LOL ;o)
Monday, December 22, 2008
This also features a faux brick technique from one of the Technique Junkie newsletters, perfect for a garden wall with morning glory.
The full card along with more sample cards will be posted starting the middle of January on the brand-new Rare Image blog. In the meantime, you can click the link at the top of the sidebar to go see a bunch of sample cards from the PETS sheet!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Hope you enjoyed this - I had fun putting it together :o)
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
- I've added some background wallpaper to the blog - if you have any trouble with the time it takes to download the page compared to before please please please let me know...
- You can get your choice of your own very cool bkgds for your blog by clicking on the turquoise box link about halfway down my sidebar!
- I've started a blog for all things Rare Image Rubber Stamps - click on the link at the very top of my sidebar...
- and I think the most exciting news - there is a new RIRS sheet available in January, titled Garden, and the most awesome stampers ~ Lisa S and Manna ~ will be doing some sample cards for you to enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stay tuned - I'm hoping to get some more freebie vintage photos posted for you soon to print out and play with in your stamping :o)
Monday, December 15, 2008
STAMPS: cat - Rare Image (see my sidebar), greeting - Savvy, berry branch, pine bough, and pinecone - Stampin' Up!
TECHNIQUES: Painted Mesh and Masked Frames for the Technique Junkie 12/08newsletter
INKS: Staz-On Timber Brown, Stampin' Up Kiwi Kiss (I think!)
SUPPLIES: brass brads, grosgrain ribbon, brayer, SU slot punch, sponges, white acrylic, circle punch, colored pencils, mesh
NOTES: the wide ribbon is under the greeting ~ the brads are nice and shiny light brass irl ~ card is quite large to accomodate the cat head with as much extra around as possible
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
TECHNIQUE: Burnt Edges, Technique Junkies 02/07 newsletter
STAMPS: all I Brake For Stamps, a mix of the new Birds sheet, Foliage sheet and the Time To Stamp birds sheet
INKS: Distress Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain, Staz-On Jet Black
SUPPLIES: grosgrain ribbon, large flat top metal brad, newspaper, sponges
NOTES: the Staz-On works great for stamping the brads, but if you screw up and take the ink off with Staz-On cleaner it can remove the antique gold finish too LOL ~ I freehand cut the arch from newspaper after drawing it with pencil, then sponged it with Antique Linen ~ to age the large piece of newspaper I rubbed the Antique Linen on a non-stick pad, laid the paper on it and brayered over it to transfer the ink ~ for the cardfront I used the two darker Distress inks and just applied them lightly direct to paper from the pads
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
STAMPS: all Stampin' UP! (It's About Time, Sincere Salutations and Sassy Sayings II sets) except the large Birthday which is a partial stamping of a Paper Inspirations stamp
INKS: Stampin' Up! Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point and Cool Caribbean, Signo Uni-ball white gel pen
SUPPLIES: ribbon, SU tag punch, piercing tool, stipple brush
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies Masked Frames - current newsletter
NOTES: dark blue strip was made by dragging the ink pad over it repeatedly
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STAMPS: swirl, large words, snowflakes - Stampin' Up! sets, small words - partial stampings from phrases - Rubber Stampede (Miss You), Hero Arts (Happy Birthday to You)
INKS: SU Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze, Versa-Fine black
SUPPLIES: Ultra Fine glitter, The Essential Glue Pad
STAMPS: Stampin' Up!
INKS: Staz-On Jet Black
SUPPLIES: Colored Pencils, mini clothespins, large thick pop-dots, Creative Memories Scallop scissors
STAMPS: all - Hero Arts
INKS: Stampin' Up! markers, Versa-Fine black, Distress Antique Linen
SUPPLIES: sponge, water mister
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Even tho it's harder to see in a scan than irl, I wanted to show you this card I made using a Pastel Chalk pencil for the coloring. It looks very cool in person, like sketching. It needs to be sealed with a matte fixative of some sort or you will loose the individual stroke lines.
STAMPS: main image - from a retired Stampin' Up! set, sorry I don't know the name, for some reason I just have the one stamp, greeting - Paper Inspiration, leafy vine - PSX
INKS: Marvy Matchables #18 Dark Brown, Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie and True Thyme, Signo Uniball white gel pen
SUPPLIES: piercing tool, brayer, magic mesh, sponges, Tim Holtz distressing tool, gold brads, SU lg. corner punch, white gesso
TECHNIQUES: Painted Mesh - current Technique Junkies newsletter, Faux Stitching - April 2006 newsletter
NOTES: the green cardfront was distressed by running the brown pad over it repeatedly, starting at the edges ~ the corners were stamped with the main image, then sponged with the same ink around the edges
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
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Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
STAMPS: holly branch - Hero Arts #G2000 Traditional Holly, holly background - Paper Inspirations #P6064 Ornate Holly Background, numbers - Hero Arts #ll760 Good Alphabet, greeting - Anna Griffith I think
INKS: Brilliance - Galaxy Gold, Distress - Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Staz-On Jet Black, Prismacolor - Metallic Gold broad marker
SUPPLIES: colored pencils, water spritzer, craft sheet, stamp positioner, heat gun, sheer ribbon, Fiskars stamp-edge scissors
TECHNIQUES: Technique Junkies Water Color Distress 02/07 & Faux Postage 12/02
NOTES: ribbon edges were crinkled with a heat gun - I think I'll add a little Diamond Glaze to the berries
Monday, November 17, 2008
STAMPS: pinecones/lg. ~ Embossing Arts #991-J, phrase ~ Anna Griffith set I believe, pine branch ~ All Night Media #550-H34, woodgrain bkgd ~ Stampin' Up!
INKS: Tombow markers ~ #'s 969,977,068, Distress inks ~ Aged Mahogany & Antique Linen, Versamark
SUPPLIES: aged copper brads, Stampin' Up! word window punch, Stickles glitter glue "Frosted Lace"
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkie newsletter April 2008 "Aged Tiles"
NOTES: I used the stickles to highlight the tips of the pinecones ~ background is the pine branch image inked, spritzed w/water, then stamped repeatedly before reinking ~ panel behind pinecones is the Aged Mahogany pad dragged over cardstock starting at edges
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
This one is based on the TJ Layered Collage technique and the stamp credits are:
Stampers' Anonymous: D3-613 Beaux Arts, Just for Fun: ballerina, Art Impressions: Eiffel Tower, mini Arc de Triomphe, Destination Stickers and Stamps Inc (1-866-806-7826): Paris script, See D's Travel #50220: Mona Lisa, See D's French Fancy #50190: Bonjour.
The map background is a copy of an actual map that was photocopied and altered.
This one is the TJ Cling and Scrunch technique, with copper highlights. Stamp credits are: Stampin' Up! background flowers, I think, and the rest are I Brake For Stamps
Thanks again and warm fuzzy hugs LaVerne and Trudy!! :o)
Monday, November 10, 2008
So here are some cards I put together yesterday with her style in mind, but of course they are all mine so you should go look for her stuff to get the best idea of what she does (you can see her gallery on Art Declassified! and I believe she has a blog and she's been published a ton!)
I had so much fun doing these - I loved putting just a few images, colors and loose layers together, and throwing some office supplies in the mix LOL They go so fast!! As you know I kind of have an aversion to using preprinted designer paper but I made an exception and used some old found papers that I've piled up over the last few months. I need to get some cool old books that are worthless enough I can tear them up and stamp on them ;o)
Stamps: diamonds - Stampin' Up!, fern - Hero Arts, phrase - , butterfly -
Inks: Distress Fired Brick, Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery, Staz-On Jet Black, acrylic paint
Supplies: string tag, paper clasp, foam brush
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed this alternate format :o)
Sunday, November 9, 2008
This card background features the Cling and Scrunch technique from the Technique Junkie June 2007 newsletter.
The penguins, by Inkadinkado, were stamped on white cardstock using Versafine black ink. I stamped it again on copy paper before cleaning so I could make a reverse mask. I trimmed out just the white body sections for each penguin and laid this copy paper mask over the first stamped image. I inked up the snowflake swirl with Stampin' Up!'s Pacific Point and stamped it as shown.
Friday, November 7, 2008
For the faux frame I stamped the marble and edged it all with a sponge. To get the frame effect I just laid two pieces of cardstock at the corner angles and sponged in the gap.
This card is pretty basic. I still had all the supplies out so I made another Cuttlebugged background panel using the Branches folder, and then added stamped images from the new birds sheet of rubber and the branch and words from the Time to Stamp line sheet of birds, also carried by Della at IBFS.
The main image panel on this card is actually a reject from the first card. I used SU's white pigment ink on the crackle stamp. The hardware is SU Copper, and the edges were distressed with the Tim Holtz tool.
This card features the Ribbon Punched Thru technique from the current newsletter. The inks I used were Stampin' Up!'s Bashful Blue and Night of Navy.
I started by using the scrap from the previous post - the white piece shown that I had punched the snowflakes from - as the starting point for this card. I sponged the lighter blue ink thru part of it to get the background, using more and less pressure as needed to get a kind of airbrushed look.
I used a stamp positioner to repeatedly stamp the Hero Arts Merry Christmas word collage down the side as shown, and the snowflake swirl by Inkadinkado. I stamped the penguin (also by Inkadinkado) on a white scrap with black Staz-On and colored his scarf in with a blender pen and the two blue inks. I used colored pencils on his beak and chest, then added a shadow line with a gray Tombow marker.
I tore some vellum to fit behind the penguin, and mounted him on the cardfront with with foam tape. I also tore a piece of the vellum for the other side, drawing around the greeting of choice with a pencil and then trimming it out with an Exacto blade. I wanted to balance the bright color of the bird accents so I added a bow under the greeting, and little flat-backed faceted gemstones to the corners of the ribbon panel. And that's it!