Saturday, November 26, 2011

New Penny Black Inc. stamps ...

Here are the distractions from Penny Black Inc. that interrupted my playing time with my asian stamp sets from Dove of the East.  They're illustated by Mo Manning; I've seen her work from a stamping company called Stampingbella in the past ... however, for some reason these ones called out to me ... especially the 1st 2 :)

I started by stamping little elf Finn with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on solar white Neenah cardstock and colouring him with Copics markers, which was for me the quickest way to colour.

Plan was to use the Spellbinder Blossom Two Nestabilities below to have a shape in the background.  I had seen this video on YouTube showing you how to use these dies even if the image is bigger than the die.

Spellbinder Blossom Two Nestabilities S4-232

I made a border with the next larger size in bronze metallic paper.  The rest of the image was "colour" with scrapbook paper ... basically, stamp the part of the image on the paper, cut and glued it.  Lastly, I put some white Fun Flock on the hat and top ... I don't know if you could see it well in the close up.

It's not finished yet as I still have to figure out what to do with the Christmas ornament ... I'd like to put a sentiment in there.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Card with Dove of the East stamps ...

After creating a background with my Papertrey Ink stamps, I thought doing the same with some of my many asian stamps would make nice cards.  I used a couple of stamps from one of my Dove of the East stamp sets.  Like the other cards, it started with a piece of white cardstock ... I ended up using some Distress inks since I found it too white ... so basically I stamped in red, then brown and then blended some colour into the background.

I'll need to get some cream colour envelopes since I don't want to colour the white envelopes I have :)  Besides, I don't think the colour will blend as easily on the envelopes.  I intend to make some more with other stamps, but I've been distracted by some new Penny Black Inc. stamps I got last weekend.  Then on Friday, I received my order from Papertrey Ink ... so many stamps, so little time ;)

BTW, when I woke up this morning, I sat on the couch and noticed this ... according to hubbie, FOX comes in a lot better :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hubbie's project ...

Last weekend, hubbie was working in the garage on a little project.  Using some hangers, a 2x4, copper wire, washers, etc ... he came up with this ... no, it's not some kind of art sculpture :)  Are you ready for this ... it's an antenna!  And you know what, it actually works :)  We're able to pick up a few more channels ... who needs cable ;) 

Being safety conscious, I didn't like that the ends of the wire were not covered.  I show hubbie that I could cover it ... came out of The Paper Room with a piece of black fun foam and glue dot ... here's a close up.  However, hubbie's going to buy some plastic covers to put at the end of the wire.  

BTW, this is a prototype, hubbie said the real one will look better.  I'll post a picture when he completes it.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Daydreamer stamp set ...

Got to play on the weekend with one of my Papertrey Ink stamp sets ... it's called Daydreamer.

I created a background using a few of the stamps from the set and Colorbox Chalk inks ... love these inks.  As you can see, I basically covered a white sheet of paper in a random pattern.

Then mounted the white cardstock on colour cardstock ... added a sentiment and there you have it.  I made a similar one with a different flower.  What do you think?  I think I'll make a bunch of these and make a card set.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Last team card for the year ...

Well, here's the last birthday card for the team ... my co-worker likes to bike, so I thought this stamp was appropriate.  Too bad he wasn't wearing a helmet ... that would have made it perfect ... HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) is important in our company.

I stamp the birthday background with Versamark ink ... I love this ink ... it basically makes what you stamp look like a watermark ... looks great on dark paper.  Here's a closer look at it ...