Thursday, September 29, 2011

Stamping in Time with Our Daily Bread Designs!

The challenge week is to distress and so boy did I distress!! Welcome to Delightful Details! 

 Today I'm playing in a challenge from Our Daily Bread Designs called Stamping in Time.  This week the challenge is to distress.  The distressing can be by inking up edges, using a distressing tool, crumble up paper, you name it, and so I did it!
I cut my base from Bazzill (Aqua) card stock and set it aside (A2 size).  Next I cut a piece of designer paper, (Dream Street Papers - Father Knows Best - Arties Tie) crumbled it up and then using my fingernail I distressed around the edges of the paper.  Then I used a blending tool (Ranger) and inked all around the paper with Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage photo).  Then I adhered it to the base.

This middle piece is actually Sticky Back Canvas (Claudine Hellmuth) which I've prepped with Gesso (this was done ahead of time) and then I used  the following Claudine Hellmuth Studio acrylic paints: altered orange, classic teal, sable brown, traditional tan (base), dab of yellow, yellow pastel and dab of red.  I wasn't sure what I was doing to be perfectly honest with you!  But after the paint was on and smeared and combed and splattered with a toothbrush, then I stamped over the wet paint with one of the stamps from the Artful Flight (Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous, the flourishy looking stamp) It just leaves a subtle design.  I used a heat gun to dry, then I stamped the Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 4 verse from Philippians 4:6 with Memento Tuxudo Black ink.  In retrospect, I wish that I had lightened up the center so the verse would have stood out more.  (next time!)
Here are the accessories I've used they include all buttons from Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit (Sept); The Darice Hemp twine (curlies) was twisted around a paint brush and I added Studio Multi-medium (matte) to stiffen and then cut to size and adhered with Glossy Accents.  The little butterfly stamp (Taylored Expressions - Summer Wreath) was stamped on the left over Sticky Back Canvas and then fussy cut (2) and adhered to the card.  The flowers I've used come from Making Memories and BoBunny. The aqua colored flower I crumbled then used Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) to distress and age it.  Whew, I think that about covers it! 

I couldn't help but think about the word distress and that doesn't sound like something we like to go through in our daily walk but in reality we do go through things that are quite distressing so I think the verse on the card really says it all!  It's a really good verse to memorize and take to heart.  The two verses before it in the Bible says "Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice!  Let your gentleness be known to all men, the Lord is at hand" (verses 4&5)  Have a blessed day and rejoice!
Thanks for visiting and have an excellent day!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Hair Raisin' Birthday!

It's the weekend, hooray!!  Welcome delightful friends and family!
Here is a card I did for my niece who turned the BIG 30.  I'm great at making the cards and not so great in getting them mailed on time.  As a matter of fact I've had this card for over a month and did not post because dear niece reads my blog on occasion and would have seen it.  Hopefully she's received it now and I'm safe to post! 

I'm a big fan of Mo Manning digital stamps and this little darling (Angelina's Balloons) I thought was perfect for the hair raising event!  (Not sure if it was more hair raising for my niece or my sister! Ha!)  I've used Bazzill card stock, Basic Grey (Kioshi collection) designer paper and the sentiment is computer generated, Martha Stewart border punch and EK Success corner punch were used for the decorative touches and American Crafts ribbon.  I've colored it with my Copics (of course!)
Y26, 21, 11; YR20; R000, 01; E00, 95; C1, 5; RV63, 32; V12; BV0000, 13, 17, 02, 00, 31; W1

Happy belated birthday, Shae!!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Fabulous Fall Blog Hop with Christian Paper Crafts!

Hello Delightful friends and family, 
Welcome to our monthly blog hop over at Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog! Our theme this month corresponds with our Design Team Delights gallery theme “Fabulous Fall” which opened at Christian Paper Crafts on August 15th. It’s full of stunning projects! The verse that really describes this blog hop is: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

Each month we offer several prizes for blog hop participants and for members of Christian Paper Crafts, that includes a crafty prize generously donated by a fabulous company. To see the details and the prize, please hop on over to our blog for more details!

Here is my card.  It's a very simple design but there was a lot of fussy cutting.  The image is from BoBunny Forever Fall collection (6x6 pad). I used two sheets cut down to 4 x 5.25.  Using the second sheet I cut out the image on the paper and matched it up to the first after I had placed the Scripture (Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Collection 3) so that the leaves would overlap.

I stamped the Scripture with Versamark and used the Ranger Distress Empossing Powder (Antique Linen) then the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One die was used to frame it out.  I cut with the Cuttlebug and while still in the die, sponged with Distress Ink (Scattered Straw).  WeR Memory Keepers Bakers Twine (Lemonade) is the used to embellish.  Bazzill card stock (Sept. Key Ingredient kit from Taylored Expressions)

If you are going through a trial right now just remember to hope in the Lord, He is your strength!  He wants us to trust in Him and He will supply everything we need to overcome.    I love the verse in Jeremiah 32:27 that says "Is there anything too hard for Me?"  Well, the answer is "NO!"  Put your trust and believe in Jesus Christ and find that when you are weak, He will be your strength.  To God be all the glory!

Thanks for looking and I appreciate the comments.  Have an excellent day and God bless!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Celebrating Birthday & Birth Day with Blast From the Past!

 Hello Delightful friends and family!
Welcome to the Blast from the Past Blog hop featuring Taylored Expressions Stamps released prior to July 2011!  There is a double theme for us today Birthday/Birth Day.  My first card celebrates birthdays which I have a lot during the fall months especially in November so I'm glad to get started with the many I need to make.
This card features two TE stamp sets Make a Wish and It's in the Bag.  Before I go any further I just would like to congratulate Taylor and her husband on the birth of their new daughter Madelyn Grace!

Here is the sketch supplied for inspiration by Sankari Wegman.

The ingredients: Designer Paper, My Minds Eye (Life of the Party - July KI kit); Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah; White Corrugated Paper, Jillybean; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Glossy Accents; Adirondack Dimensional Pearls, Espresso; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles, large; Cuttlebug; Dotted Swiss Embossing folder; Copics: BG0000, BG01, BG10, BG72; B0000; G40; N3; C0; E74, E31

In honor of our hostess Taylor, I made this baby card. Love this double-sided paper from My Little Shoebox(Enchanted Garden - Magnificent).  The stamp set is In the Bag (sentiment and pacifier aka binky in our home) I simplified the sketch a bit and came up with this cute "new baby" card.  I haven't finished the inside of this card but I think I will probably make an envelope for a gift card.

Love the 3-D bag, a die set from TE that coordinates with the In the Bag stamp set called Shopping Bag and Labels.

I used the Liquid pearls (rouge) by Ranger to make the pacifier more dimensional.
Other Ingredients used:  Creative Charm Adhesive Pearls; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Ribbon (handle on bag) TE Key Ingredient July kit; Bazzill card stock; Spellbinder Nestabilities scallop circle and standard circle; Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft); shredded crimped paper repurposed.
Thanks for visiting and I look forward to reading the comments and visiting the rest of the hoppers and being inspired by all the creativity!  God bless!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Just Scootin' By to say Happy Birthday!

(This is my second post for the day, scroll down to see the Christian Paper Crafts Gracious Glimpse!)

Hey there Delightful friends and family!
Here's a super cute new stamp I've gotten from The Sweet Stamp Shop (Nicole Rixon, owner).  I've been following Savannah O'Gwynn ( Savannahland2 blog) for quite a while and saw her using some of these stamps and she shared a nice way to store the stamps on YouTube. So easy and makes so much sense!  Thanks Savannah!!! 

I just love this scooter, it's perfect for paper piecing (One is in my gallery at Christian Paper Crafts) and now this one which I've colored with Copics Markers.  I've lots of fall birthdays in my family so I'll be using this one soon!

Ingredients:  Designer Paper: BoBunny Forever Fall Collection; Bazzill & Neenah card stock; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; American Crafts ribbon; button (my stash); Darice Hemp cord; Taylored Expressions, Scallop Die; Spellbinders Nestabilities Label One; Copics: Yo7,14,15,16,18; E07,09; Black 100; B0000, BG01, 10; C1; Y02; Colorless Blender.

Here is a Scripture to encourage you today!
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.  Isaiah 40:28

Have an excellent day!!


Fall Colors: A CPC Gracious Glimpse!

Hello dear delightful friends and family,
I have been MIA to the blogging world due to other responsibilities but I'm back now!!  Christian Paper Crafts is getting ready to reveal the Design Team's wonderful cards, layouts and projects on September 15 (Fabulous Fall) so head over to the Creative Blog and get informed and get involved and check out the last 5 days of Gracious Glimpses!
But now, it's finally my turn to share a sneak peek from this months Design Team Delights!  I chose a project that was just a bit out of my comfort zone but it was good to stretch and play with materials and techniques that I've been neglecting.  Here is my Grungy "Fall Colors" Wallhanging.  The sections are broken down and described and I've tried to keep this short and sweet but you know how that goes! So I warn you now, this is a long post. (a complete list of ingredients follow at the end)
Each separate panel is a piece of gray grungeboard (Ranger - Tim Holtz) What is grungeboard you ask? Good question, here is a description:  it is a compressed, flexible sheet of dingy material that can be painted, inked, sanded, hammered or grunged. Hmmm.... I'm having all sorts of analogies running through my head from that description! As a preacher might say, "That'll preach!" :-)

(I apologize ahead of time that I don't have the names of all of the Inkadinkado stamp sets that will be shown but I've owned them longer than I've been blogging and some came in a large kit from Costco that I received as a gift!)

This stamp from Inkadinkado was my inspiration for the wallhanging.  The grungeboard was blended with Distress inks and then stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored using Prismacolor pencils and Adirondack Dimensional Pearls (red pepper).   The metal "Inspire" was originally light blue and I used Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Mushroom, Terra Cotta) to change the colors.

Left side top: the grungeboard was painted with Adirondack Dabber (Stream) the leaves are Stickyback Canvas (Claudine Hellmuth) that I diecut using the Sizzix Alterations "Tattered Leaves" die (these were leftovers from another project!)  If you click on this pic for a closer look you will see small music notes that I stamped  using the stamp off technique so it's very subtle. Next section I've used Almighty God stamp from Unity Stamp Co., (love that stamp, designed by our own Patter Cross!!), I've used Ranger Distress Inks, Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint and then the leaf stamp(background) is Inkadinkado.  The trio of leaves are brads from my stash and Distress Inks, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo were used.  Bottom left is stamped with an "inchie" from still another Inkadinkado set, it is a separate piece and adhered to the base piece. I've also used the Distress Ink Dusty Concord and the leave/branch stamp is a different Inkadinkado stamp set.  The next piece was put thru the Cuttlebug using the embossing folder Divine Swirls, the Distress Ink: Mustard Seed.  The tiny grunge piece is inked with Spiced Marmalade and Crushed Olive on the edges and a button added.

The puzzle piece was in a kit and I inked it up with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade (Ranger Distress Ink) then stamped lightly with a leaf stamp. The base was inked with Vintage Photo, then I used Tattered Angel Glimmer Glam (Paprika) and using a brush covered it to give it a little shimmer.

Ranger Crackle paint (Antique Linen) was used on this section then stamped with Ranger Distress Ink, Black Soot. Urban Tapestry is the stamp I've used from the Stamper's Anonymous, Tim Holtz collection.  I also used Distress Stain (tea dye) to age it a bit more.

The "Inspire" ink background is Ranger Distress Ink, Barn Door.

Here's a cool metal embellishment from a kit that says Courageous.  I've used the Adirondack acrylic paint Dabber (stream). The pumpkin was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Prismacolor pencils. The background color is Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Here is a list of products that I used:
Inks: Ranger Distress inks: peeled paint, vintage photo, crushed olove, dusty concord, barn door, spiced marmalade, mustard seed.  Ranger Grungeboard; Crackle paint, antique linen;
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink;  Archival Ink, Olive
Ranger Distress Stain: Tea Dye
Tattered Angel: Paprika Glimmer Glam
Adirondack Acrylic Paint: Stream; Dimensional Pearls, Red Pepper; Alcohol Inks, mushroom and terra cotta
Stamps: Assorted Inkadinkado stamp sets; Unity Stamps (Almighty God); Ranger Stamper's Anonymous Urban Tapestry;
WR Memory Keepers, Bakers Twine (lemonade)
Misc: flowers, buttons, brads, metal "inspire"
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Leaves die
Claudine Hellmuth Stickyback canvas
Prismacolor pencils: orange, apple green, canary, sienna
Black card stock cut 8x8; black chipboard cut 8x8
Everything was mounted on the card stock then the card stock was adhered to the chipboard.

Well, I think I've said quite enough!  I applaud you if you've made it through to the end!  I hope you've enjoyed and been inspired by this little piece of art.  I love reading the delightful comments, God bless!