Thursday, September 27, 2007

Dream Card

This card was made as a sample for the Cyberstampers September Mystery Stamp sponsored by Ma Vinci's Reliquary. The base of the card is black cardstock. The background is Golden light molding paste on watercolor paper (leave some paper showing) sprayed with Luminarte Radiant Rain Mists. After it was dry I added gold spray webbing, let it dry, edged the piece with Gold Krylon paint pen, and layered it onto the base. "DREAM" (from Ma Vinci's Reliquary) was inked with pigment ink. I then inked another small stamp with another color of pigment ink and tapped it a few times on the inked Dream stamp, cleaned the small stamp, reinked it and repeated the tapping.... stamped 'Dream' onto glossy white paper and embossed with clear ep, trimmed with deckle scissors, sprayed it with Krylon matte spray as I didn't want it glossy and layered it onto black cardstock. Wrapped it with crimped gold wire and layered onto background using foam mounting tape. Stamped 'Dream' again onto white shrink plastic with chalk ink, trimmed with deckle scissors, shrank, and added to card. I finished it by blitzing some Gold Krylon paint pen onto the bottom right and top left corner areas.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

4 x 4 Friday - France

The theme this time on 4 x 4 Friday is France. The background is Golden fluid acrylics on watercolor paper. I made a stencil with a flower punch and and also used some sequin waste to stencil over the background. Eiffel tower is from Time to Stamp and stamped using Stazon stone grey. Words are from PSX and stamped using Stazon jet black.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wednesday Stamper - Fish

The theme this week on Wednesday Stamper is fish. I decided to make an inchie. The background is color wash sprays from Stamp Zia sprayed onto watercolor paper and sprinkled heavily with seasalt. The fish (Fred Mullet) is stamped with Versafine onyx black and color added with Twinkling H20s. The eye is highlighted using Souffle and Glaze pens. Gold dots are done with a Krylon paint pen. "journey" is cut from a dictionary. Edges are tapped on a Brilliance pearlescent sky blue pad.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Radiant Rain Daubers

These are samples from a class I taught on Cyberstampers this past Saturday using Radiant Rain daubers. Step-by-step directions can be found on my picturetrail

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

4 x 4 Friday - Flourish

This is my entry for the 4 x 4 flourish challenge. The base is watercolor paper and I used Radiant Rain Mists and Heidi Swapp masks for the background. The flourish is a rub-on and I went around the edges of it with an Adirondack marker and added dots with the same marker. Words are dymo tape and image is from The Altered Abbey.

Thursday, September 6, 2007


This card uses stamps from Time to Stamp. The main collage image is from the Lucid Dreams Collection. The others are from a variety of sheets. The background starts with white cardstock. I stamped an abstract image multiple times with Versafine deep lagoon and Brilliance pearlescent orchid. Dried well with a heat tool, sponged a thin coat of gesso over the whole piece to soften the colors, dried well, used Radiant Rain daubers pink azalea and teal zircon gently around the edges, dried well, rubbed just a little of the deep lagoon ink on the very edges to soften them, dried well. On a scrap of white cardstock I splashed circles of the teal zircon dauber, dried with a heat tool, stamped the watch image in each circle using Stazon jet black, tore long edges, rubbed with deep lagoon, dried. Main image is stamped on white cardstock with Versafine deep lagoon, dried well, pink azalea dauber is dabbed along the edges and just a bit in the center of the watch. Stamp the dragonfly part of the main image 2 more times on white cardstock with Brilliance pearlescent orchid and pearlescent jade and cut out dragonflies. Rub a scrap of white cardstock with pink azalea dauber, dry well, sponge on gesso, dry, stamp with quote using Stazon black, tear out, dab edges with teal zircon dauber, dry. Assemble as shown and add wire for dragonfly antenas.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Wednesday Stamper

The theme this week on Wednesday Stamper is mulberry/handmade papers. This card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". The base is a reddish handmade paper with lots of inclusions and texture. I sponged Lumiere sunset gold along the bottom and right edge. The image (Paperbag Studios) is stamped on a white mulberry that has some gold filaments in it with Versafine vintage sepia. I also stamped the top part of the image on cream colored cardstock with the sepia ink, cut out the saying and attached it over the mulberry paper. Added the leaves and wire.

Monday, September 3, 2007

TMTA - Men

The theme this week on Think Monday Think ATC is men. The background is done with Radiant Rain daubers. First Mallard green all over the white cardstock and then Spiced pumpkin dabbed around the edges. Brilliance moonlight white ink was dabbed on in the area where the faces would be. Image (Time to Stamp) was stamped with Versamark and embossed with detail black. I also tapped the corner of the Versamark pad along the top edge and embossed that in black. The word "gentlemen" is from another stamp (Time to Stamp) and I stamped that with Versamark ink and embossed with detail black on a scrap piece of cardstock that was also colored with the mallard green dauber and moonlight white ink, cut out and added it and 3 brads to the card.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

4 X 4 Friday

The theme for 4 x 4 Friday this week is birds. I'm a couple of days late with my entry but here it is. The
back- ground was done first with Radiant Rain daubers. Large eggs were stamped with Stazon timber brown. The plants were stamped with Versamark and some embossed in green and some in silver. Some extra branches are stamped at the bottom with Stazon Black and then more plants embossed over it in the corner. The bird is stamped onto acetate with black stazon, cut out and attached with Golden solf gel medium matte. Flourish and "Feathered Friend" is stamped with Versamark and embossed with white. All stamps are from Time to Stamp.