Friday, March 15, 2019

Chocolate Baroque - Guest Design Team Member Project #2

Good morning my crafty peeps, Here is my next project with Chocolate Baroque. I am diving even further into the uses of Brusho Crystal Colors.
This time I wanted to incorporate more stamping, so using the stamp set, Exquisite Edges I inked up with stamp with Versamark ink, stamped it onto the watercolor paper measuring 4? x 5 1/4:, sprinkled white embossing powder, tapped off excess, then heat set.
Now, if you saw my post last week, you know that when you first get your Brusho Crystal. You'll want to use a tack and pierce a hole in the top.

You are going to want to do this, because a little really does go a long way. I did this to all the colors. Next I sprinkled Yellow and Brilliant Red onto the watercolor paper, and using a spritzer watched the colors come to life.
Now if you want a more blended look, simply spritz with more water. I did use my heat gun to dry it, but you could just as easily let it dry on its own. Where you've embossed, this will act as a resist and really make the stamped image stand out.
Next I stamped the saying using Loving Sentiments and die cut it out. I popped up the saying using foam tape, a few well placed sequins and presto....>br>

Now, as if that wasn't enough, I went ahead and created some more samples using embossing folders...

For this technique, simply sprinkle the crystals into your embossing folder, spritz the folder generously, add the watercolor paper, run through your die cut machine and enjoy the result!
Then I went ahead and used Crafter's Workshop stencil, Specimens. First I laid down the stencil. For this technique, I taped the stencil to the paper. Next I sprinkled the crystals onto the paper, spritzed and lifted off the stencil...
Be sure and drop by the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog for even more interesting and innovative ideas on how to use Chocolate Baroque's amazing stamp sets.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my card.
Happy crafting!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Hi my crafty peeps, I hope everyone is having a great week so far. It's time for another challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
This little lady reminded me of French elegance in the 1800's. The background paper that I used had a lot going on, so the only stamping I did was the words "dream & believe". All the rest was already pre-printed onto the paper.
I popped her up with some foam tape for added interest.
Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used. Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Chocolate Baroque - Guest Design Team Project #1

Morning my crafty peeps, I was lucky enough to be asked to do another few projects this month, for the wonderful stamp company, Chocolate Baroque. Their quality of stamps, choice of theme and of course great customer service are all top notch. You will definitely want to go and check them out. Below is my first project....

To achieve this wonderful background, it is surprisingly easy. I wanted to try a new product and technique, so I delved into the world of Brusho Crystal Colors. Colours are amazingly versatile watercolor ink crystals and can be used in a variety of ways. Also, a little goes a long way.
When I first got my colors, based on the information that I read, I used a tack and pierced a hole in the top.

You are going to want to do this, because a little really does go a long way. I did this to all the colors. Next I cut a piece of watercolor paper 4" x 5 1/2" and sprinkled on the crystals. Below is a picture of how much I used to create the background, and this is two colors, Crimson and Violet.

The next step is the fun part, using a spritzer I simply wet the paper and watched the magic happen. I wasn't sure what to expect, and I was thrilled with the vibrancy of the colors!

Now if you want a more blended look, simply spritz with more water. I did use my heat gun to dry it, but you could just as easily let it dry on its own. To get a different look, spritz the paper first, then add the crystals!!>br> Finally I cut a piece of black cardstock into 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", folded it in half and attached the card front.
Then, using the stamp set Floral Perfumey, I stamped a saying onto white cardstock using black ink. I cut the saying into a banner and attached it to the front of the card. Then I added a few metallic photo corner stickers and voila...

Be sure and drop by the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog for even more interesting and innovative ideas on how to use Chocolate Baroque's amazing stamp sets.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my card.
Happy crafting!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Hi to all my crafty peeps, Time for another fun challenge at Moving Along with the Times. This time the inspiration is Sentiment with no Image.
Below is my project...
This stamp set is from Hot Off The Press. I've had it for a number of years, but this challenge gave me the chance to use more of the dies.
The frames are heat embossed with silver embossing powder, and the saying is stamped with Versafine Clair black ink.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my project.
Don't forget to swing by and enter the challenge and check out the amazing projects from all the DT members.
Happy crafting!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Hi my crafty peeps, I hope everyone is having a great week so far. It's time for another challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
Since unicorns seem to be all the rage now, I thought this would make a perfect card. It reminds me of my niece, Georgia, who is very much into unicorns and crafty goodness.
The purple paper is actually glitter paper, and the flowers also have a sprinkling of sparkly goodness.
Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used. Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Moving Along with the Times - Challenge

Hi to all my crafty peeps, Hard to believe that we are almost into the second month of the new year. Time for another challenge at Moving Along with the Times. This time the inspiration is Adding a Sentiment.
Below is my project...
This is one of the Angie Girls from Unity Stamps. This company has a wonderful collection of sayings & images for any and every occasion!

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my project.
Don't forget to swing by and enter the challenge and check out the amazing projects from all the DT members.
Happy crafting!

Monday, January 14, 2019

World Wide Design Team Open Challenge

Hi my crafty peeps, I hope everyone had a healthy and happy New Year. It's time for another challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
I love this image of the bride, simply & elegant. Because of that, that's the way I colored her, using Copic markers with simple & neutral colors. I used a few dies from Spellbinders to help frame her, then fussy cut her out & adhered her to the card.
Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used. Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!