Monthly Archives: June 2009

Mojo Monday #93

Haven’t done a Mojo Monday card for awhile so here goes… this is sketch #93:
Mojo93Sketch

Here is my take using up some CTMH chipboard and stamps; KI Memories lace paper and miscellaneous embellies… I think it has a little bit of a Hawaiian feel to it…
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2 Sketches 4 You – Laura’s #28

Here is this week’s sketch from 2S4U…2s4u_laura_28

I have these papers from CTMH that I love… they’re called Notebook. I am always, always drawn to vintage, tattered and antique stuff. These are what I used to make this card. I’ve pulled from my ribbon stash and the button is from a pack of Jenni Bowlin buttons that I cracked open this morning. Stamps are also CTMH. card033

It’s turning out to be a beautiful day… I was up early, put Keith Urban on my faux-pod and crafted. Now I need to put on my jeans and go pull weeds. Thanks for looking at my card!

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It seems to be working…

…It seems I was avoiding my scrap/craft room for the past month for a couple of reasons…
1. It really has been a super busy month.
2. It’s a mess in there.

So this week, instead of being my normally overwhelmed self who thinks I can’t create until it’s PERfEcTLY neat… I told myself “just clear off 3 feet of desktop and empty that basket, then you can play.” The next day I said to myself, “clean off the rest of the desktop and clean out THAT basket, then you can play.” And of course, once I start playing, the next day I want to create some more… wow, I’ve really been missing it! So maybe baby steps are in order in my scrap dungeon, and creative play and a little cleaning is better than avoiding eye contact with the big mess and doing nothing.

Meanwhile, looking at Jennifer McGuire’s blog today and seeing this video, inspired me to try some Layered Stamp Resist technique. Scroll down through her post; the video tutorial is towards the end, and it’s the first technique on the tutorial.

I created the card below using only one color of ink… Vineyard Berry. My background stamp is Sanded by SU! and the the other stamps are Western Flourishes and something else??!? from CTMH. The quickie version of the technique is
1. Stamp with your background stamp in one color.
2. Stamp over your stamped image with flourish/shape/whatever stamps in Versamark.
3. Emboss with clear embossing powder.
4. Brayer, pounce, sponge with the same color as the background – the embossing will resist the ink. I used a brush to color mine.

And here you go:

Layered Stamp Resist Technique

Layered Stamp Resist Technique

The strip in the middle is the one that I tried this technique on. I’ve also used some May Arts ribbon and some gold-foil stamped chipboard from XY&Z/Colorbok.

Thanks for looking!

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2Sketches4You – Kazan#28

Finally had some fun being creative today — it’s been toooooooooo long. I felt in the mood for something patriotic and summer-timey. All the papers and stamps are by CTMH from “Blue Ribbon”, and the stamps are all CTMH too. Here is the sketch…
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And here is my card — BTW I tipped the sketch on it’s side…

America - Home of the Brave

America - Home of the Brave

I did a little distressing by razor edging and inking the edges and embellished with some twine, a little button and some mini-brads.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

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