Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play - Coffee Gnomes!

I'm on the blog over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and sharing this one using some great new stamps from Miss Ink Stamps!  Hope you'll hop on over there for the details!

Thanks so much for stopping!  Come again soon!


Miss Ink Stamps Release-Beautiful Destination


So excited because this week is a new release from Miss Ink Stamps and today we're sharing sneaks for the beautiful new Slimline background set, Beautiful Destination!  All the new sets will be in the shop in the New Release section on Saturday, September 26th!

I had a lot of fun coloring this one with Copics.. SO many!  I love all the details ... I decided my scene was late summer early autumn so you can see my trees waayyyy in the back there are autumn colors.... and the longer grasses are turning a little brown.  I colored up this beautiful landscape and decided one of the deer from the Oh, Deer stamp set would be just right to finish it off!

One of the cool things about this set is that the mountains are separate so you can make them higher or lower or not use them at all!  And like all of the new slimline backgrounds it's so versatile and you can use it on all kinds of sizes of cards.

Miss Ink is having giveaways all week so be sure to check out the Miss Ink Stamps Instagram Account here for your chances to win!

Monday, September 21, 2020

A Jillian Vance Design - New Release

I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design and there's a new release available in the shop!  For more details and links, join me over there!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you'll come again soon!


Saturday, September 19, 2020

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - Crafting of Hue Sponsorship-Coffee!

Happy weekend!  This weekend, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is sponsoring over at the Crafting of Hue Facebook Group and we're showing off some of the awesome Coffee themed products from the shop and there's a sale!

Did you know that CAS-ual Fridays carries some fabulous Wow products in the shop now?!  Today, I used one of the Changers powders to give my background some sparkle and texture.  I started by stenciling on the background using the By The Beans stencil using those pretty Catherine Pooler Inks.  Then I added texture paste after wiping off the stencil.

I added some of the Wow Changers Lightening Effects "Texture" powder... I LOVE the effect.  The Changers are cool because you can add them to any of your other powders to change them up, but you can also use them all on their own.  This one gave a nice sugary look and feel... very cool!

I colored up the pretty flower from Mon Ami in some matching rainbow colors and added it to my To Go Cup.  And the sentiment is from Mon Ami also... and I'm sending this one to someone quite awesome!

Thanks so much for stopping!  I hope you enjoyed your visit.  All the Coffee themed products in the shop are on sale at 20% off (no code needed) AND you can use my code if you'd like (or any of the girls' codes) to get an additional 15% off or 15% off the items that aren't on sale!  Just use code Lisasentme for the 15%!

Friday, September 18, 2020

Dodon't Be A Stranger - Miss Ink Stamps!

Welcome back!  I've been continuing my play with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glazes this week and decided to get my bright on!  I decided this one would be a little lighter and brighter and without a plan I just started playing.

I started by blending on some Distress Oxide Inks in a rainbow pattern on a panel of Mixed Media Paper... starting with Lucky Clover, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Tumbled Glass (I didn't need any purple since the pink and blue made me a nice shade of it!)  When I was done blending, I stamped the images from Smokin' Caterpillars onto the panel using Ranger Archival Ink. 

I sprayed my Paint Stroke Floral Stencil with iCraft Pixie Spray and after waiting a minute for it to dry to tacky, I laid it over my panel and applied some translucent Embossing Paste through it.  While it was wet, I sprinkled on some Broken China Distress Embossing Glaze over the top left corner and a little over halfway down, tapped off the excess and heated it to a pretty gloss.  Then I sprinkled Cracked Pistachio Embossing Glaze on the bottom left corner and heated that up.  I love how these glazes let the images below show through!

I stamped the Dodo and an additional mushroom onto mixed media paper as well with Ranger Archival Ink and watercolored them using the same colors of Distress Oxides that I used on my background.  When the Dodo was dry, I used a paint brush to apply some embossing pad re-inker to parts of the Dodo and sprinkled on some of the Broken China powder and heated that.  I fussy cut my images and popped them up onto the background.  

I stamped the sentiment and hand drew lines around it and cut it out.  I let it be a little wonky.  I had cut part of the mushroom image off and decided to add some of the Cracked Pistachio glaze on it and added it with the sentiment.  A few sequins and done!

That's me for today!  I hope you have enjoyed it and hope you'll give these powders a try!  They are the perfect compliment to the Distress Oxides and I can't wait to add more colors to my collection.

Monday, September 14, 2020

A Jillian Vance Design - A Fall Hello

 Here's one of two cards I have up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design!  Hope you'll hop on over there and give us a visit!  

Thanks so much for stopping by and come again soon!

Friday, September 11, 2020

If Something Made Sense-Miss Ink Stamps!

Welcome back!  Today I've got some more Miss Ink Stamps and Ranger Distress Embossing Glazes!

I started this one ink blending some Fossilized amber and a little Vintage Photo onto a die cut panel.  I stamped the Gardenia images onto the paper using some Espresso Distress Oxide Ink.  I had meant to use the Archival Ink, because I knew I'd be watercoloring the floral images, and the ink did run a little when I did that, but it all just added to the vintage distressed look I was going for.  I used Vintage Photo to color in the petals, Fossilized Amber to color in the flower center, and Bundled Sage for the leaves.  I just took a scrap piece of plastic like from packaging and smoosh some ink from the pad onto it and then use a water brush to pick up the ink.

Next I added some more of the inks through the Diamond Fade Stencil using a blending brush and over that added some texture paste.  I did clean off the stencil in between the ink and texture paste to keep from getting ink in my texture paste jar as I applied it and it was easy to line it back up. Then while the paste was wet, I used my fingers to sprinkle on some Embossing Glaze in Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint.  I heated that up and once it cooled, I used a paint brush to brush on some more embossing ink in each corner swiping upwards.  (I just put a few drops onto the plastic from my refill bottle and applied it with a paint brush.)  Then I sprinkled on more Embossing Glaze in Vintage Photo.  When I heated that up it was a little darker than I wanted so I took a Ranger Embossing Dauber and dabbed on some more ink lightly everywhere and then very lightly sprinkled on some Gold Embossing Powder to add a little light and sparkle.  Whew!!  It took some work but I finally got it where I wanted it.

I decided with the darker colors that the Have Heart wood slice image would be perfect to add my sentiment.  I stamped it with Memento Ink, cut it out and then colored it with some brown Copics.  I decided to tone it down by blending on some Distress Ink in Antique Linen over the entire piece and then Vintage Photo around the edges.  Then using my Misti I stamped the sentiment from the Alice Collection Wonderland Wisdom stamp set in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold.  Just a subtle sentiment that is probably going through a lot of our heads right now "It would be nice if something made sense for a change".  I added the main sentiment heat embossed in white and popped it up underneath.   Finaly, a few paper flowers from my stash from Prima and some sequins and I was done!

That's me for today!  Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you'll visit again soon!