Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Seasonal Beauty

Serendipity Stamps
Challenge Time! OMG, I love this week's challenge. We were asked to stamp on a tile, a technique that was totally new to me. I'll admit I had to scour the internet and Splitcoast Stampers to find out what inks were OK to use.

I created my tile with the Small Autumn Wreath Cling Stamp Set and Stazon Ink. After stamping the sentiment and wreath, I gently dabbed a small amount of Versamark ink on the wreath and then colored it in using chalk. (Now there's something I haven't pulled out of my stash in awhile!) I love the softness the chalks give the image. That's it! Super easy. The scariest part was knowing I only had one tile and one chance to get the images stamped right. :-) I'm going to follow some of the recommendations I read and bake the tile in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes to set the colors. Give this technique a try, I know I will definitely be making more.

Check out Amy, Anya, Lynda and Jenny too for more samples.

Thanks for dropping by!

It's all about the details:
Cardstock: None
Stamps: Serendipity Stamps
Patterned Paper: None
Ink: Stazon Ink, Versamark Ink
Accessories: Chalks and Tumbled Tile
Tools: None

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Row, Row, Row

I don't know why it takes a challenge to make me create a business envelope sized card. Every time I do, I really enjoy it. It allows so much more "real estate" to play with. Today's card is for the Serendipity Stamps challenge and I pulled out the Row Boat stamp set to play with. The row boat and two companion sentiments (Let Your Boat of Life and the one used on this card) may be purchased as a set here. I colored the row boat with Copic Markers and then cut it out with my Nestabilities. I sponged the image with Antique Linen and Old Paper before removing it from the die.

Amy, Anya, Lynda and Jenny are playing along today too. Be sure to visit their blogs to see what they've created!

Thanks for dropping by!

It's all about the details:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Serendipity Stamps
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals, Jute
Tools: Copic Markers, Nestabilities, Crop-a-dile