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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bleach Blocking Challenge with Technique Junkies Stamps



Good Morning!!!!! 
I can't believe the week is half over!!!  One day closer to the weekend!!!!


  
Welcome to our newest challenge!

You will have a whole month to complete the challenge. Enter as many times as you wish using the link list at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate!
You have until September 10th to enter. Winner will be announced September 11th.

A few simple rules.

You must use Technique Junkies stamps to be chosen to win a prize.

If you don't have any Technique Junkies stamps feel free to play along and link your project but you will not be in the drawing for a prize.

You must use the challenge technique in your project (that's the challenge!)

No linking old projects. Projects must be new.

Please list Technique Junkies stamps with links in your project posts.

Please link directly to your project (not a general blog).

If you have a problem linking to the challenge contact Jeanne

The challenge is... Bleach Blocking!
You can see the original tutorial HERE

For my first card, I only blocked one spot, but I used a paint brush to pain squiggles and dots in the bleach. I thought this would be a nice aquatic background for the Swirl Turtle and the Advice from a Sea Turtle  sentiment! A quick and easy, but striking card!!!!




I used much more blocking with this card (and a couple of flicks of the paintbrush for some extra splotchiness). I used the Contemporary Floral stamp along with the sentiment from the With Sympathy set. Again, a quick and easy card. While I had the bleach out, I made a few more background to have at the ready when I want to make a quick and simple card.


Like these stamps? You can use the Coupon Code to save on these oldies but goodies~

XX's and Oh's
--Vicki~~


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sprinkle and Sparkle a little love



Good Morning! Hope you're enjoying a nice weekend.

With having broke my knee cap, my summer's been a write off in terms of outdoor stuff, but that leaves me some more time to create!

I'm getting along a little better, so I think I may venture out to the farmers market this morning and i'm going to try to drive the car this afternoon!

Today's my guest spot day over at Vera Lane Studio and I'm sharing two creations using her fabulous new release Sprinkle and Sparkle fairy sisters. They are just too cute! 

Bot images come with and without text, which makes them super fun!!!

You can find the image HERE!

I really LOVE the super cute bee!!!!


Hope you have a most amazing day!!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, August 10, 2017

IO stamps Thursday Designer Challenge



Good Morning! Today's challenge is a colour challenge

Orange and Turquoise.

Going to keep things short and sweet this morning  as i'm running late.

For my first card, I used the Layered Twist Stamp Set and the Flag Banner Die

All inks are from IO

For the ice cream, I used Peach, Melon and Orange, Tan Beige and Banana
The sentiment is in Sea Glass



This Magnificently Spooky creation features the
Goburglers stamp

Be sure to link up your colourful creations on the IO blog and visit to get all the details for winning a prize!!!

Here's the list of Designer Players!




XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Joy Shared Multiplied


I wanted to share another newly released stamp from Technique Junkies Stamps!

The stamp is called Hibiscus Panel
It took a bit of work to get this look, but it wasn't too taxing!!!

Here's how I did it!

First, I stamped the main image in Versamark and embossed in black.
I coloured the flowers in with My Zig Clean Brush Markers and cut the flowers off the image

To make the background, I played with my Distress Oxide Inks in 

Pistachio, Broken China, Peeled Paint and Wilted Violet.

I used my sponging tool to make circles in various colours

NEXT

I layed my Gothic Swirl Stencil over the panel and sprayed it with water.
I lifted the stencil and gently dobbed the excess water off. Dobbed...is that a word? Well maybe dabbed.....dabbed, dobbed , wipe up the extra water already!!!!

I heat set the panel and then using purple ink, stamped the image onto the background using my misti. Why did I use the MISTI you ask? Well, so I could stamp again with Versamark ink so I could then emboss it with clear embossing powder. Supah Cool!!!!

I took the cut flowers and mounted them over the main image

Lastly, I stamped the Joy sentiment, which is from the Sentimental Sayings stamp set

Enjoy!!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Where did 21 years go?



Jon is 21 today.......holy pete! I almost can't believe it. 
I wanted to make him a card that was reflective of something he likes to do, which is to fish.

I used the Bobber Box stamp as my main focal point. If you look closely, you can see i've used the 

Fishing Line stamp on the background to add a touch of dimension

I coloured the image with Copic Marker, adding some ZIG Pen highlights to the metal areas.
I achieved the vintage look by sponging over the entire image with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. As you can see, there's a little highlight in the middle. I eased up with the sponge there.

Lastly, I used the Build your own Message set to add the sentiment.

It really does pay to keep things around in case you need them. I've had these little metal numbers and letters from Making Memories for as long as I can remember. They were perfect to personalize the card even more!!!! I'm glad to say he liked it very much!!!!



I created this card for My Great Uncle who is turning 92 later this month. Now that's a feat in itself! It's not to often one enjoys 92 years of living. He will have his 70th Anniversary next year!!!

I'm wishing Uncle John, much good health and happiness in the coming year

I took the opportunity to use my newly release Seth Apter images to created a fun background with the card.

They can be found in the RPM's Clear Set or individually on the IO site

Of course I used my fabulous IO inks in

and

I wanted the background to really stand out, so I used the Happy Die Cut and matching Clear Set

A quick and easy card, but quite striking I think!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Under the Sea



Good Morning!!!!

I'm excited to share this fun creation with you today!!!!!

It's a sweet surprise in a card!!!

I created this card using the Seahorse and Octupus and the Mermaid set from Vera Lane Studio Digitial Stamps.  I love the possibilities you have with digi stamps.

I created the scene (which you will see in a little bit) in Photoshop Editor

I coloured the images with Copic Markers, Nuvo Glitter Markers

I fussy cut the mermaid and sentiment.



I have this super fun porthole die from Marianne Designs and I was just itching to create a fun scene with it.



What about this cute little Octopus....... I love her little Octopus lips!!!




The glitter pens still show a bit of opacity



Here's the surprise at the end!!!!!

I had to add some Glitter accents, not only because it's the theme this month over at Vera Lane Studio
 If you haven't, check out the Facebook group, it's a great group of people and you will be endlessly inspired!!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fluff you Tutu!




Good Morning!

Vicki here with your Saturday share.

When I received this awesome stamp, the striped stockings made me think of the Wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz. Is it possible that the Ruby Slippers could have been Ruby High Heeled Pumps?
In my imagination it is!!

I coloured the image with Copic Markers and used the Red Pen from the Ember Glow Nuvo Glitter Markers to do the shoes and satin along the tutu!


It's whimsical and well.......shouldn't life be like that. When people try to bring us down, it's important to keep on keeping on....dance to the beat of our own drum and if we have a tutu, fluff it up and dance!!!!

I have had this Magic Oz paper from Graphic 45 for ages. I've actually hoarded it because I LOVE the Wizard of Oz and well, I just enjoy looking at the pretty paper.

I decided to use a bit of it for this card, 'cause I thought it would be perfect!!!!

Here's hoping you have a wonderful weekend.

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Exciting News!!!!


So what's up you say?

I say I'm sooooo excited!!!!!

I've been given the opportunity to Guest Design for Vera Lane Studio Stamps this month!!!

I first fell in love with Janet Klein's images when designing for Stampotique several years ago.

Her images are quirky, whimsical and oh so darned LOVEABLE!!!

I I love the versatality of her Digital images and how you can mix and match the sets and sweet Characters!!! This month over on the Vera Lane Studios Facebook page the theme is 


I created this sparkly ATC card using   Akimi from the Kokeshi Dolls set

I coloured her and the blossoms in with Copic and Touch Markers

I created the fabulous background with Broken China and Peeled Paint Oxide Distress Ink along with the Everything Dandelion Background Stamp from Technique Junkies Stamps

To make this, I went direct to paper with the ink and after lightly misting the stamp with water, I pressed it into the background, holding it down for a few seconds. I lifted the stamp and voila!!! Such a cool background.

I cut the three words from the Kokeshi sentiment, which reads in full " Only from the heart, you can touch the sky".

I added some Viva Decor Drops in Gold to the middle of the little blossoms and added some dashed of Pralines and Cream Glitter.  Oh yes, I used my Zig metallic pen to do the trim on her Kimono in Gold.

Lastly, I mounted her image on Foam dots to the base and backed the image with some green glittery paper for some extra Pizzazle!!!!

I sure hope you join me this month to see more creations using these fabulous images~~~

Wooooo hooooooo!!!!




XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Technique Junkies August Release Blog Hop



Good Morning!

Welcome to the Technique Junkies Stamps August New Release Blog Hop~

We have some super stamps to showcase this month, so let's get started!!!


My first card features the Running the Show stamp

I love this stamp!!!! The sentiment is so true and I like the young lad staring up in wonder.

I used my misti to stamp variations in colour to mimic a night sky
I ran the black cardstock through an embossing folder and then coloured the stars with Zig Silver Painty Pen

Lastly, I mounted the layers onto shiny silver and then orchid coloured cardstock! 

A quick and easy card, but I think it's pretty cool!




Next up, I'm sharing the Dancing Dandelions background stamp
I had brought some paint chips home to scope out some colours for a home design project.
I didn't want them to go to waste, so I decided to turn this one into a card front.

I heat embossed the whimsical image in white.

I decided to cut a hole from the middle and then used my misti to get variances of colour on the Bring your own Sunshine stamp. The Misti allowed me to easily leave the boots out of the image this time.
Lastly, I used a die cut sentiment, dotting the "I" with a little bling!!!!

Sure hope you enjoy my share
If you follow the links below, you can see all the great design team creations!
Be sure to leave comments on each blog for a chance to win some free Rubber!
Remember, all of the August Release Stamps are 15% off through August 8th!

Xx's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-Christmas in July




Good afternoon!

I apologize for the tardiness in getting my post up today! 

I've been struggling a touch since I broke my knee cap and by the time I get home from work after trekking around in this cumbersome cast, I'm pretty pooped!!!

This weeks challenge is to create a Christmas Card.

There are so many fabulous new Christmas images that it was hard to choose which one to pick, but I've got a couple to share with you!!!!!

i love this new Holly Ornament Stamp
It's big and beautiful for colouring.
I coloured the leaves, holly and ribbon in Copic and Touch Marker
For the top, I painted on some Mint Metallic Gilding Paste from Cosmic Shimmer. It's so pretty and just gives the ornament a vintage look.
I added Irrestable Pico Embellisher in Shimmer to the bottom of the ornament to give it a glass like effect.

I fussy cut the ornament and mounted it on foam dimensionals, but not before I stamped the white background with this fabulous You are the background stamp!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this fun sentiment!!!!


Check on the IO Blog to post your card and get all the scoop on the challenge!!!

Here's who is playing along today!!!!





XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Friday, July 21, 2017

Impression Obsession Fall Winter Blog Hop Day 5


And finally, the last day of the Impression Obsession Fall Winter Blog Hop. 
I sure hope you've enjoyed hopping this week and seeing a lot of the new products!!!

Today i'm featuring this awesome Sunflower Stamp

I created this fun background as I was inspired by a tutorial on watercolor block stamping by Jennifer Mcguire. You can see her awesome tutorial HERE

I stamped the sunflower directly over my watercolor block background.
I used a couple of Zig Clean Color Brush Markers to add some green to the leaves and stem

Lastly, I added the Be Thankful sentiment

If you've been hopping, you've arrived from Laura's Blog 


Visit our fabulous
 IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days. Comments on all hop days will be open until July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Impression Obsession Fall Winter Blog Hop day 4



Good Morning!!!!

Here we are at day 4 of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Blog hop. I sure hope you are enjoying it so far!!!
 You should be on the last stop of the hop!!!!

That is often the case with me as my name begins with "V"!

Today, I'm back to Halloween as I love love love Halloween and Fall images

I used Chartruese Ink  with the Sketched Leaves  cover a card stamp to add a little more dimension to my background
I stamped the Pumpkin Kitty and Ghouls and Goblins sentiment in Black Ink and coloured in the image with Copic and Touch Markers.

I added some Irresistible pico embellisher to the eyes, nose and mouth in the pumpkin to give it a litle pizzazle!!!!I like this card because it was quick and easy to make!!!!

Once again,  be sure to visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days. Comments on all hop days will be open until July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
If you’ve arrived from Laura's Blog you’re at the right place. If not please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Have a most amazing day!!!!

XX's and Oh's
--Vicki~~