Thursday, January 29, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Yesterday was an amazingly intense day and I am so glad it's over all except the part of receiving an adorably crafted cupcake from Juli aka The Stamp Teacher. Check out her post you'll see my awesome prize and then drool over her newly designed chocolate covered strawberry!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I guess it's actually two techniques & I'll start with the easier to explain: the usage of lots for black, black stamping and black matting it really makes colors pop big time! The other is a technique I recently saw on SCS I believe it was smash inking or something to that effect. You start with 2 sheets of shiny cs the same size, (I used cheap photo paper not suitable for pictures but perfect for stamping and inking) picking 3 or more colors of reinkers drop a few drops of each color on one sheet of cs then spray each side with a water bottle a few times and press uninked side onto inked side (working quickly) and press down all over. I suggest you work on some scraps and possibly wear gloves if staining bothers you, excess ink and water will seep out! Peel apart the two sheets take clean sheets of copy paper place on top of each piece of cs to absorb extra water and ink. Allow the cs to dry completely before stamping any images or they will bleed! The rest is up to you... BR-T
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I came by a happy accident today while playing around with the Cuttlebug. I unknowingly ran through a die with a scrap of paper in the mix and to my dismay the shape of the scrap was impressed into my intended frame. My dismay quickly turned to excitement, I cut out several heart shapes stacked them up ran this black frame through with the nestled hearts under it and a rubber mat over them and this heart impression remained. In this instance it's pretty subtle but I plan on doing some more experimentation in the future...
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
OK,I have absolutely no idea how 2008 escaped so quickly...time flies when your having fun! And fun has been a big part of my life lately, I recvd the ever popular Cuttlebug and three sets of Nestabilities which rock my world! If you are able, these are a must have or if you are like me ask for you birthday or whatever off-the-cuff holiday you can dream up that may entitle you to something special!