Our Crafty Corner of the house!

Our Crafty Corner of the house!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Poppies Canvas

This is a canvas that I made for my daughter Lindsay she is away at college and I was missing her so I decided to make a piece of art for her dorm room. I was playing around making background paper for some cards using the shaving cream technique... Then I spotted the canvas across my studio. I grabbed it. If you are not familiar with the shaving cream technique.. I will tell you a little about it. Usually I use a foam or paper plate. You get a nice plate full of shaving cream, drip some Re-Inkers in it or alcohol inks, swirl the ink into the shaving cream until it is swirled a little if you swirl it too much all of your colors run together and become muddy. Then you press your card stock into the shaving cream pull it out  and then scrape off the shaving cream. Make sure to use the white fluffy kind of shaving cream in white...not the gel (I use and old gift card or credit card to scrape it) and the ink is left on your paper in a beautiful marbled design. Well when I spotted that canvas I wiped off the foam plate and flipped it over and started the process all over again on the back side of the plate. After the colors were swirled I pressed the plate onto the canvas, then scraped it... I kept on going and going until I had a beautiful backdrop. Ok so now what to do with it?  I rummaged through my stamp collection until I found just what I was looking for ... My Unity Stamps. I needed to put Donna Downey's large Poppy flowers on this canvas. I colored in the flowers using my Tim Holtz Distress markers. I had so much fun with this project. Now I had to wait a week for Lindsay to come home for the weekend from college... that was the hard part. I loosely tied a ribbon  on it so that I could attach the card. She was quite surprised and went crazy when she saw it.You can get this stamp set here and the sentiment here. Unity Stamps is having their 55% off sale over this Labor Day Weekend... Use the code LABOR55 and it will take 55% off of your entire order. They are also having reduced shipping rates and a gift with purchase. Go and check it out. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Unity Show and tell ..,Itty Bitty A Day Challenge

Hi everyone... did you know that Unity Stamps has a Unity Show and tell facebook page?  They are having a contest this week called an itty bitty a day challenge. This card is my entry for today 8-14-13 I used the Wishing you Joy itty bitty stamp set. I just love this stamp and how versatile it is... you can put any sentiment with this poppies image and have a beautiful card. I also used Gina K designs Pure luxury card stock ...Grass Geen is the card base and In the Navy for my layer... I also used patterned paper from the DCWV Green Tea Stack ... why dont you hop on over to Unity's show and tell page on facebook? You can get there by clicking here .There is always all kinds of fun going on over there. Not to mention the Great "WEEKLY" sales that Angela puts on at Unity Stamps. Sales usually run Thursday thru Sunday every week go and check it out. I'll be back tomorrow with another entry... till then... get inky!!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My entry for Unity Stamp's CHA Creative Color Contest

This is the card that I created with the free image given to us by Unity Stamp company. www.unitystampco.com  The Image was created by Angie Blom. I had so much fun coloring it. I used Gina K designs heavy base weight cardstock for the card base and the image. The Turquoise Sea Card Stock was layered on a Black Onyx layer to create a 1/8 inch border. After I colored the image I adhered it to a layer of  Black Onyx card stock and then fussy cut the border around the image. The sentiment is also a Unity stamp Sentiment from the You are fabulous Birthday girl set . I hope you enjoyed my card... It's not too late for you to enter just go here http://www.theunitystampco.blogspot.com/2013/07/unity-cha-creative-party-here-all-week.html for all of the details ...you can also tell Angela that I sent you.

Have a stampy day!