Sunday, August 30, 2015

Alter Egos

Donna here to share how your stamps have alter egos.

Jeremiah has had a great summer, but is ready to head back to college.
I wanted to modify him a bit.
So, I stamped and colored him with markers in the traditional way, then since I wanted him to resemble my son, so I gave him a haircut.
Since I wanted him to have a right hand, I removed his right arm.
Then I stamped him again,

 I stamped his left arm again, cut it out, 

flipped it over, and inked around the edge with a black marker.

Then - VOILA!  He now has a hand on his right arm.

I used my craft knife to cut around his fingers on his left hand, freeing it to hold his guitar.
I love his ruggedly handsome looks! 
These stamps work so well!  The ink takes to the paper well and I get great stamped images.
Thinking outside the box a little allows you to modify them in different ways.
Jeremiah has become Batman, Spiderman and now my son.
All of your stamps can become someone else with a little imagination and costume changes.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Drake the Vampire

Wow, how summertime flies by! I hardly have had a chance to even go into my craft room! Can anyone else empathize with me?  Since I haven't had much of a chance to sit down and play, I thought that I would talk about one of my favorite days that is slowly approaching. Yes, I LOVE Halloween. It has always been fun for me to make my costume every year!!  Now that school is in session it is time for me to get my thinking hat on and come up with an idea. So with that in mind, I decided to pull out my old Dracula tag for some inspiration. 

For this tag I used Drake. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and left his face white.  I chose the fang stamp to add a little touch to the costume.  I just had to have the "drippy goo" punch when it came out years ago and I thought it was perfect for this tag.  I chose a piece of black paper that had a red core. I used a bunch of sandpaper to rough up the tag to give it a distressed look. I didn't like how shiny the red satin ribbon was, so I used some black ink to also distress it.  I made the rosette flowers because I always love to add some fancy touches to all boy themed projects!

Thanks for checking out our projects!! 

Drake can be purchased at the tic tail store.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cutting the Cake

Hello all!

I was looking through the current challenges out
in blog land and ran across one that had a photo as inspiration and
 knew I had to take out Alex along with  Lorrena from Julie Nutting
and create a wedding card.

This is the photo that inspired me.

I stamped both dolls on white card stock, colored with
Spectrum Noir markers and, of course, fussy cut.
I dry embossed Lorrena's skirt and added stickles to her
bodice, flounce and headband.
I created the background with paper from the Paper Studio's 
Kirby Teesdake Studio paper pack and a die cut gate cut
from the Cricut Ornamental Iron cartridge.
I created a cake table with vellum and netting.
The cake and bouquet are colored images from
Deedee's Digis Now and Forever set.

So what do you think?
I love the way it all came out!

Until next time…
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Drake Is Ready For A Bite!

Donna here with Drake!
Drake has been tired of hanging out in his closet, and is ready to prowl!

Drake was cut in several sections to have a layered look
1) black back section
2) White section for face, neck and hand
3) Purple section for shirt
4) black front for cape

His face is lightly accented with purple in cheeks and neck. His eyes are accented with gray.
He has red eyes in true vampire fashion.
His mouth was made using the stamp included.

Drake is one of my favs! 
He has a phantom mask, scary mask and he makes a great Elvis.
I have another use planned for him next week!
Please leave a comment below and let me know what
kind of project you would use Drake for?

Sunday, August 9, 2015

A Salty Pirate

 Hello! Donna back again with a mixed media canvas using the new pirate stamp.

I began by using painter's tape to divide the canvas. Then sprayed the top half with Tim Holtz "Salty Ocean" and the bottom half with "Mermaid Lagoon".

I painted "land" with brown acrylic paint. Then some white acrylic paint was swirled along the "coast" and in the water.

 The pirate's ship was cut from BoBunny paper and SS Treasure was stamped in white ink. The pirate was stamped on several papers, cut out and pieced onto the canvas like a puzzle. This was repeated with the mermaid. I used Mod Podge to adhere them to the canvas. The sea creatures are resin and were painted with acrylic paint. The bottle contains a message for help. Several chipboard findings were also added. The "seaweed" are from artificial plants. The swirls in the ocean were made with clear stickles.

The winner from last week is Laura Cushman, thank you to everyone who stopped by. Laura, if you will send me your address via Facebook, I'll send some goodies your way.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Party With Alex

Hi! It's Judy here sharing a card I createdusing the Alex stamp.
I paired him up with one of the Julie Nutting dolls, Cassandra.

I thought Alex would work great with this pretty girl
for a fancy party theme.

I stamped both on white card stock and colored with 
a combination of markers and pencil colors. 
The girl's dress was paper pieced with a metallic paper.
The background DP is from DCWV.
I stamped the balloons and party sign and embossed.

Be sure and visit
and check out all the stamps and digital files available.

Until next time…
Happy Crafting