Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lacy Flowers

Is it weird to still be arting florals?  I should be all about the fall images, halloween and turkeys, right? 

I had it in my mind to create a vintage, shabby background with my favorite lace image from this wonderful sheet, Lace Borders.  I love the way it turned out....distressy and all.  It needed the tulip!

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and walnut stain distress ink.  After lightly misting the watercolor paper, I repeatedly stamped the lace image.  Afterwards, I stamped over the whole thing with a linen background stamp and vintage photo distress ink.  With a bit of water on my finger tips, I gently pulled color and blended in areas giving the final distressed effect.

Sometimes, I love a background so much, using it becomes difficult....I just never want to cover the whole thing up!  So, I chose this beautiful Tulip image and stamped that on watercolor paper also.  Using my distress markers and an aqua pen, I colored the image and once again stamped over top with the linen background.  It was still damp near the image from coloring and blending that the ink from the background was more pronounced in some areas vs others---the perfect touch!

If you're not quite ready for fall images (or even if you are!) and feel like tromping through the IBFS store, use my coupon code SAVE10JANE while you're there for savings!!

Thanks for stopping by!

TTFN, Jane

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fall Flowers

Fall is most definitely my favorite time of the year!  The warm colors, toasty fires, crisp air, apple pie, squash.....my reasons are many!

This beautiful Kerr Jar image, from I Brake for Stamps, works perfectly for a fall feel card!  It's such a versatile image......

A bit ago, I used it for a fun and summery card:

Don't those berries look yummy?  To add to the summery flowers, I created a background using the Lace Border Half Sheet and my favorite distress inks.  A bunch of fussy cutting was both therapeutic and added dimension to the final project.

Same stamp...two completely different looks.

Stay tuned......I may just have to go for a wintery look next!

TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fabulous Glitter

Rubbernecker....oh, Rubbernecker, you crack me up!!

So, I have this gal pal and together we have this little inside joke involving glitter.  I'm not going to get into it right now....after all, it is inside and all....

Suffice it to say, the very minute I spotted this sentiment, in the Rubbernecker booth, at a stamp show this summer, I burst out laughing--out loud.  I may have even spoken to myself.....out loud.  I remember being a bit bummed out that (because I was working the show, I was alone) no one around me could possibly understand how truly wonderful this sentiment was nor why I had to own it RIGHT.  THAT.  SECOND!

For this fun little card, I paired it with another great image from Rubbernecker, Eyana.  She's big so she pretty much fills up a card front panel.  I'm always trying to think up different ways to use her vs just stamping and coloring.  For this card, with the fun feel to it, I used several of my favorite distress inks to add to color to the white cardstock.

I finished it off with a martini poker chip---I've had this for ages and just continues to add to my belief in craft hoarding.  I'm just sayin'!  I was convinced 8-9 years ago that the package of martini poker chips from the Target dollar zone would make the perfect embellishment.  SEE!  I was right!  LOL!!

TTFN, Jane