Sunday, July 29, 2007

Club Stamp

I am really loving my Club Stamp cardstock. The colors are also so vibrant (which I love) and the cards are not always the typical size and shape, i.e. 1/2 sheet of cardstock. In my never ending "blog stalking" mode, I've been checking out the sketches and layouts that others are posting. Somewhere this past week, I ran across a site where they used their punch to create a place to tie the ribbon. I thought it was such a cool, easy idea (which I immediately copied!).

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Spread the Love with Mail Art

This is the front of a package I'm sending to my friend Kathy. She always decorates her envelopes with all kinds of stamping, etc. Michelle Ward has a Street Team challenge on spreading the love of mail art this month and this is my entry.
This is what the back looks like. I am hooked on using stencils in my artwork and mainly used them on this piece, although there are a few rubber stamps.
I happen to also be in an envelope round robin on my TN Stampers yahoo group. There are 7 of us sending around envelopes, each of us adding something to the front and back (I added the leaf stamp). This is a fun RR and is going quickly.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Happy Anniversary

Here's to 22 more! Love ya!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

This is my first spread in Joanne's calendar journal this month.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Reverse Prints

I've been using my stencels quite a bit in my artwork. I watched the Craft TV Weekly episode of June 22, 2007 with Trica from Club Scrap and found another reason to love them! After using your stencils, then lay a piece of paper over the stencil to get the reverse print. I didn't have the specific misters referenced in the episode but I did have Ranger Color Washes, OTM Color Mists, and Radiant Rain. They all worked wonderful!
Here, I just used the Color Mists - nice, subtle, watcolor effect.
Next is the Radiant Rain - you can see a little of the shimmer in the picture - LOVE the bold, shimmery colors. I've also stamped a flower image underneath the stencil in order to use the section that was oversprayed.

Next up is the color washes. They are definitely darker, but still make a nice image.Then I started playing with some of my other stencils. These next 2 pictures are color mists and radiant rain.

These are addictive! So fun to make, quick, and easy clean-up (just run under your water faucet).