Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Bev is the hostess with the mostess today and her challenge is to *heat it up*. We are to use the heat gun to emboss, curl a ribbon, or what ever comes to mind. I embossed the silhouette image from Rubbernecker's new Fashion Icons #455 onto the Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste dp and cut it out with the Labels 4 Nestie along with the black matting.
Images from the same set were stamped on the background Fleuristes paper with Memento Rich Cocoa and the edges were sponged with Ranger Distress Peeled Paint ink so it would match the beautiful May Arts ribbon. The sentiment, also from the same set, was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto a scrap piece of light dp, cutout with the Label 4 Nestie, and the edges were sponged with Peeled Paint, Fried Brick , and Vintage Photo Ranger Distress inks.
The Grungeboard flourishes were sponges with Fried Brick and Vintage Photo Distress inks and attached with glue dots. Three pearls were the final detail.
Now it's your turn...drag out those heat guns, create something fabulous, go to the Rubbernecker blog, and leave your name with Mr. Linky with a link to your creation.
Please visit the other Rubbernecker Red Hot Mommas blogs for lots of creative inspiration and to see their take on Bev's challenge.
Bev Gerard (Tex)
Creative Belli Challenge
This week, Chrissy's Creative Belli Challenge is to use jumbo eyelets or jumbo brads on your project.
I used another Rubbernecker stamp set for today's Belli card. The rose from the Wildflowers set #465 was paper pieced with scrap pieced of designer paper and the sentiment was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa. They were cutout with Nesties and attached to layers of scrap dp with dimensionals. The big brad I decided to use was placed in the center of some layered primas and ribbon, pearls, and a scalloped border finish it off.
Be sure to visit the Creative Belli Design Team Member's blogs to read more details about their designs. You will find lots of awesome ideas!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast or PCP, be sure to add CBC64 in the keywords section.
Hello everyone!!! I hope you are all having a great day!!! We are getting more much needed rain today....maybe some of the cracks in my yard will close for a few days anyway!!!
The Color Challenge colors today on Splitcoast are Real Red, Old Olive and black. You will have to forgive this old Grandma today...I kinda stretched the Old Olive a bit!! I wanted to use this adorable Pond Pals set by Clear Dollar Stamps to make a card for my 6 year old DGS who needs a little cheering up. The greens aren't quite Old Olive but they are close!! This is also for Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday challenge to use a frog on the card. Since I used 6, I wonder if I get extra points!!!
The images were all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. The CDS's Picket Fence was stamped on a piece of weathered wood designer paper and the background was also a scrap of dp. It looks like I took the frogs out of the pond and into the tropics....snort!! The googlie eyes bring the frogs to life and a clip with ribbons finish it off.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you get a little stamping done today!!!
Monday, April 27, 2009
I had such fun with the Technique Lover's challenge on SCS today....played with marbles and Reinkers!!!
Rubbernecker's Fashion Icons 456 images were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto a scrap piece of off white dp. The edges of the silhouette were sponged, distressed, and sewn. The sentiment was cutout with Nesties. Lace, Primas, a brad, pearls, ribbon, and clip finish it off.
The close up shows the adorable silhouette image and my crazy sewing....since I can't sew a straignt line I really made it look free flowing!!!
Stamps: Rubbernecker Fashion Icon 456
Paper: Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Graphic 45
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Cranberry Crisp, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Lovely Lilac, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Primas, Pearls, Brad, Lace, Clip, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Sunday's Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast featured Kathy Jones (Wattle). What a wonderful gallery full of such beautiful designs!!! When I saw this card called Thankful Blooms with the gorgeous colors, I knew this was the one I wanted to case. I kept the colors and the round main image. I changed the image, layout, and embellies.
This is also for the Double Dare Challenge hosted by Julia (artystamper) to use this adorable digital image which is free on the Two Scoops Rice Designs Blog. Be sure to add DDC to the keywords section when you upload so we can find your card.
This also qualifies for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge to use piping (a narrow strip of paper to separate 2 other pieces of paper). I also made this for the OCC challenge hosted by Silke to use you favorite color combo on a card.
The digital image was colored with copics and the paper, Penny Lane by My Minds Eye, was used for the background layers. PTI Ribbon, pearls, and the flowers finish it off.
Whew!!! A 4 challenge card before I had any chocolate was quite an accomplishment for this old lady!!!!
Stamps: See D's sentiment
Paper: White, My Minds Eye
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black for sentiment
Accessories: Pearls, Punches, Nestabilities, Prima, Crocheted Flower, PTI Ribbon
Thanks for visiting today....hope your Monday is super special!!!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
The Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast was to take inspiration from Kleenex boxes... I had never noticed what great designs they have on those boxes!! When I saw the box with the tropical fish, I knew I wanted to use the Rubbernecker Stained Glass Tropic Fish stamp.
The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and I attempted to color it with copics. After I goofed up a few of the sections, the glitter came out...what a mess I created but I love how it came out!!! I think I'll frame this and give to one of my DGS's.
I used my piercing tool to clean the areas around each block of color before the glue dried so I could achieve a clean black border.
I am so glad the camera picked up all the sparkle!!!
Paper: Black, White, Only Orange, Prism Nautical Blue Medium
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Glitter and lots of it!!!
Friday's Limited Supply challenge on Splitcoast was to use colors from one of the rooms in our home. My kitchen is painted brick red with gold and green accents. This green doesn't really match my green but it's close and besides, I wanted to use this piece of designer paper. I love the scene with the rolling hills and the flowers are the perfect color!! The Clear Dollar Stamps Charliene April Showers image was stamped twice, once on the background and once on white cardstock. She was colored with copics, cutout, and attached with dimensionals. The boots and ducks were paper pieced and the umbrella was pieced 3 times and attached with dimensionals for a little dimension.
The Clear Dollar Stamps Picket Fence was stamped on a scrap piece of dp that looked like weathered wood. Ribbon and paper cut grass finish it off.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Sandy Lion dp, White, Garden Green
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Punch, Copics, Ribbon
This is for Wednesday's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. I used Clear Dollar Stamps Sunflower Songs ...colored the sunflowers and leaves with copics and attached with dimensionals. Highlights were added to the large sunflowers with a white gel pen. The background layers were cutout with Nesties, the sentiment from the same set was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, and ribbon and Candy Dots finish it off.
I just love these sunflowers...so fun to color and they look good anytime of the year!!!
Thanks for visiting today....now I'm off to clean the glitter off my craft room floor!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Sunflower Songs
Paper: Prism, Chocolate Chip, Daisy D's dp, SandyLion dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, More Mustard, Old Olive
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Ribbon, Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Nestabilities, Copics,
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Good morning and welcome to the Rubbernecker release party and blog stroll for two new Kittie Kits!!! Whoohoo!!!!!
To celebrate this release, we invite you to blog stroll along with the Rubbernecker Red-Hot Mommas. The stroll begins at the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog where you will find all the details on how to win one of the sets being revealed or even possibly the GRAND PRIZE.
In order to win one of the new Kittie Kits sets revealed today, you must leave a comment here on my blog. A random number will be drawn on Friday, 12:00 Noon.
Here is my phrase clue for the GRAND PRIZE: WITH. To find the next clue, stroll over to Juliana's Blog.
I decided to make a card today with the cabin from Kitties new set called Kittie Kit Cause a Scene Farm Life #8 and the trees, grass, and stones from Kittie Kits The Moose is Loose#2 set.
The cabin, trees, rocks, and grass were stamped on the Prism Simply Smooth White cardstock with Archival Jet Black and embossed with clear ep.
Before sponging on the background colors, a circle was punched out of a piece of Eclipse Tape and attached over the area for the moon. The background was then sponged on using the Ink Blending tool and Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Dusty Concord Ranger Distress Inks. You can find the tutorial for this technique here. After blending the background, a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water was misted over the whole design and dried with a heat tool. After removing the Eclipse Tape, the Stamp Oasis sentiment was stamped with Archival Jet Black and embossed with clear ep.
The Perfect Pearls gave the background a pearly iridescent look.
I hope you can see the sentiment...it says "Sing in the rain, Dance in the sun, Dream by the light of the moon".
The finished design was matted on Black and the base cardstock was Frosted Amethyst Prism papers.
A frayed piece of May Arts Ribbon and a button with purple twine finished it off.
Thank for taking the stroll with me today and good luck with the drawing...I hope you win!!!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This is an exciting week, too, because tomorrow is the BIG release for two new KITTIE KITS and a blog stroll with the Rubbernecker Red-Hot Mommas!! My card is a sneak peek of the Chicken Coop Scene#7 ...it will be available tomorrow!!!
The winner of this week’s challenge will receive a Discount Coupon good for 40% off their entire Rubbernecker order. They will also get to take advantage of all other specials and discounts on the Rubbernecker Stamps home page.
The adorable images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. The rooster was cutout and attached with dimensionals. The background burlap dp is by SandyLion, the background red dp with sunflowers is by Daisy D's, and the cardstock is by Prism. Have your tried the Prism Simply Smooth White for coloring with copics yet?? It's my new favorite paper for coloring...everything blends soooo beautifully!!! The layers were all cutout with Nestabilities and attached with Dimensionals.
The close up shows the clouds that were sponged on with Bashful Blue and the grass that was sponges with Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive. The buttons with the twine and the May Arts Ribbon finish it off.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Hello everyone!! I hope you had a wonderful Monday!!! I was busy washing clothes and cleaning....I did find a little time to make a card for last weeks Double Dog Dare challenge I do with several SCS friends. Anne (jdmommy) was the hostess and she challenged us to make a card with red, white, and black. Now I'm all caught up, just in time for a new challenge tomorrow!! Please join us in the challenge....be sure to add DDC to the keywords section when you upload to Splitcoast so we can find you cards. You can see all the DDC cards here.
This is also for the StampinB's second challenge to use diecuts. You will have to check out their new blog....lots of talent there!!!
The Inkadinkado Rose image was stamped with Archival Jet Black and embossed with clear ep. It was then colored with Twinkling H20's, dusted with Dazzling Diamonds, cutout with Nestabilities, and attached with dimensionals. I cut the black circular rhinestones in half and attached them to the side of the image.
The background paper is called Daisy Chain by Imaginisce and the luscious May Arts red ribbon is from Rubbernecker Stamps.
I made this for my DD Holly and her DH John.....they lost their 12 year old fur baby, Queenie, last week. She was such a sweet friend and will be missed!!
Thanks for visiting today...Whew...I finished this in time to watch Dancing With the Stars....life is goooood!!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Good morning everyone!!! It's going to be a great day today!! We have had two days of rain which we needed sooo badly!!! I still have Grandbabies here and my DH went fishing so looks like the boys and I will be stamping together today!! I stayed up till 2AM this morning to finish my Inspiration Challenge card....guess who got up at 6:30??? My DGS Gabe....all week he has been sleeping in till 8:00 or so but the one day I want to sleep in he's up....go figure!!! Anyway....enough whining!!!
I decided to do something waaaaaay out of my comfort zone for the IC challenge on SCS...use browns and black!!! This is the candle I chose to draw my inspiration from. The background was done first by stamping the Clear Dollar Stamps Picket Fence with Versamark and embossing with clear ep. Then the color was applied to the background by smearing Ranger Distress inks Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap on a craft sheet, misting with water, and running the white cardstock through the watered down colors. This is Sherry's (BadSherry) favorite technique and I learned it from her!! I then misted it with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water and dried it with a heat tool. The CDS's Song Bird Silhouettes and branches were stamped with Archival Jet Black and embossed with clear ep. The branches from the CDS's Silhouette Wishes set and the script stamp from CDS's March Flower of the Month set were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa. The sentiment from CDS's Elegant Flourishes set was stamped with Archival Jet Black and embossed with clear ep. The brown crocheted blossom and the button with twine threaded through the holes finished it off. This is also for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge to thread something and the DDC challenge from 2 weeks ago (I'm just a little late!!) hosted by Beverly (beestamper) to make a one layer card with one *bump*. You can still join in the DDC challenge because there is no time limit...just add DDC to the keywords section of the upload so we can find your cards!!
Thursday's Ways to Use it challenge on SCS was to use frames...altered frames, chipboard frames, paper frames...anything goes!!
I have had this chipboard frame for a while and decided to use it along with the old retired Stampin Up! set called Honey Bear. I also made this for the Stampin B's first challenge to use bees on a card. The images were all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. The frame was covered with some PTI dp and the SEI ribbon was the only embellie...gasp!!!! I stamped the bear twice and popped the head and arm holding the honey pot and used the Stampin Up! scallop punch for the edges.
The closeup shows the head and arm popped up...I love how this adds so much dimension!! The edges of the frame were distressed with a sanding block. Clouds were sponged onto the background with my handy dandy homemade cloud template from Mothermark's awesome tutorial.
I made another frame card this time using my Nestabilities Label 1 dies to cut the frames. The image from Rubbernecker's Fashion Icon 455 set was stamped with Archical Jet Black and embossed with clear ep. It was then colored with copics, covered with Glossy Accents, and dusted with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The frames were cut with the Label 1 Nesties and K&Co. glitter paper and attached with dimensionals. The finished size of the card was 4" x 4".
The sentiment, from the same set, bling, clip, and May Arts Ribbon finish it off.
I may need a few of these drinks when my DGS's return to their Daddy's house!!!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Good morning everyone!! It is Wednesday and time for another Rubbernecker Wacky Wednesday challenge!!! Jules is the hostess today and she has a great inspiration piece for us..isn't this abstract art piece wild!!! When I first saw it I thought..YIKES!!! After looking at it for a while, I could see lots of possibilities....the colors especially and the white blocks.
I can't wait to see what you come up with! The winner of this week’s challenge will receive a Discount Coupon good for 40% off their entire Rubbernecker order. They will also get to take advantage of all other specials and discounts on the Rubbernecker Stamps home page.
The background was created by applying Brilliant Blue around the edges of the white cardstock and adding Spiced Marmalade in the center using my ink blending tool. The new Rubbernecker Grid background stamp was spritzed with water and stamped over the background colors, heated with a heating tool (faux embossing technique), and then spritzed with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water. The flower flourish image from the new Rubbernecker Flower Silhouettes set was stamped on the background with Brilliant Blue as was the Rubbernecker French Script background. Sewing was done around the edges to complete the background.
Please visit the other Rubbernecker Red Hot Mommas blogs for lots of creative inspiration and to see their take on the inspiration artwork!
I used my Tap and Smash technique on the flowers and pots image from the Rubbernecker Flower Silhouettes set using Ruby Red, So Saffron, Brilliant Blue, and Kiwi Kiss. I tapped the edge of the inkpad at an angle on the stamp from upper right to lower left starting with the lightest color to the darkest. I then worked the same colors from the upper left corner to the lower right to create the plaid effect. I just used Ruby Red and So Saffron on the flowers. I stamped 2 images, cut out the pots and 2 flowers from one image to pop over the second. Brilliant Blue was sponged around the distressed edges, piercing was done in the top right corner and a little hand stitching was done to mimic the yellow X's in the inspiration piece. The a button and shear ribbon finishes it off.
Bev Gerard (Tex)
Creative Belli Challenge
I used another new Rubbernecker stamp set called Wild Flowers for this triple challenge card. This is for the Belli challenge to use dry embossing (the pink background layer and the butterflies were run through the cuttlebug with the Dotted Swiss folder), Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge to have something hanging (The pink layer is hanging from the hardware and ribbon), and the OCC challenge hosted by Silke for the sketch.
The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. The big pink flower was stamped twice and one was cutout and popped up on dimensionals. The sentiment, from the same set, was also stamped with the Memento Tuxedo Black , cutout out with Nestabilities, and attached with dimensionals. The Martha Stewart punch was used for the butterflies and pearls were added for a little glam.
The background cardstock is Prism, the designer paper is from Basic Grey's Euphoria, and the May Arts ribbon is from Rubbernecker.
Be sure to visit the Creative Belli Design Team Member's blogs to read more details about their designs. You will find lots of awesome ideas!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast or PCP, be sure to add CBC63 in the keywords section.
and our newest Designer
Anna Timm - welcome Anna!!!
Maria Matter - Guest Designer
Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful day!!!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Hello everyone!! I hope your weekend was wonderful!! We had family over, cooked a ham, and ate toooooo much!! My DS ended up taking his wife to the hospital Sunday afternoon and since she was admitted, we have had the 3 kiddos. They will stay with us all week...sure is different having a 2 year old under foot all day!!! He misses the older 2 who are in school ....I actually made my color challenge card with him hanging on my leg while he pounded my toe with a toy hammer. What ever it takes to make him happy while I stamp....I am such a crazy Grandma!! Anyway.......he is taking a nap now...bless his little heart!!!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Stephanie Hargis and this is what she said:
"This card is beautiful! I LOVE those colors! The ribbon is such a fantastic touch too! :D"
Thanks, Stephanie, for such kind words and strolling along with the Red-Hot Mommas on Rubbernecker's very first blog stroll!! You are going to love the Flower Silhouettes set...congrats!!!
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who took the stroll with us and left such wonderful comments!! The entire team enjoyed you company and hope you visit us often!! All the winners along with the Grand prize winner are posted on the Rubbernecker Blog.