Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fun Hedgehog

Hi there,

today, I would like to show you this fun creation using the brand new Gerda Steiner Designs Cheerful Hedgehogs stamp set:

  • cut out a circle using one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Wonky Circle STAX dies from Confetti White cardstock
  • color the little hedgehog and the leaves from the Gerda Steiner Designs Cheerful Hedgehogs stamp set with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils and Zest-it
  • cut out the Poppy Stamps Leafy Breeze from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock and layer some orange glitter cardstock behind the cutout
  • stamp the first part of the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Monster stamp set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia) onto a stitched banner and add the second part of the sentiment with a Dymo Label Maker
  • add a strip of dark brown cardstock and orange glitter paper to the right side of the panel before adhering it to the cardbase

Allsorts Challenge #378 - Use at least two Dies

Craft your Passion Challenge #327 - Anything goes

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Anything goes

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - No Designer Paper

Simon says Stamp Monday Challenge - It's a Stitch up

Have a colorful day.


Thanks Tag

Hi there,

we are having a Color Blooms Hop over at the STAMPlorations Blog. I chose a page from the coloring book and turned it into a Mixed Media Tag:

  • create a background on a tag cut from watercolor paper using Distress Paints (Iced Spruce, Broken China, Peacock Feathers)
  • tear the coloring book page apart and glue the strips onto the tag with the help of Dina Wakley Gel Medium
  • tone the whole tag down with some white gesso
  • apply Distress Ink (Iced Spruce) through the ARTplorations Leaf Prints stencil and Grit Paste through the ARTplorations Swirly Blooms stencil
  • let everything dry thoroughly
  • apply Distress Ink (Black Soot) through the ARTplorations Bloom Silhouettes stencil and heat-emboss the flowers with clear embossing powder
  • mix Distress Paint (Chipped Sapphire) with Acrylic Glazing Liquid and use the mixture over the Grit Paste
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • doodle around the wildflowers with a white gel pen
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink (Iced Spruce, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot) and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add some splatters and paint drips with watered-down Distress Ink (Black Soot)
  • cut out the CUTplorations Thanks word die twice from black cardstock and glue them on top of each other
  • add Pico Embellisher (Clear) on top of the sentiment for extra dimension and shine

Craft your Passion Challenge #327 - Anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes

Frilly and Funky Challenge - Floral Infatuation

You can win wonderful prizes

  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations Facebook Page will win a $10 gift certificate for himself/herself and a $10 gift certificate for one friend she tags in his/her comment
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations Blog and designers' blogs will win a $10 gift certificate
  • ONE (1) participant randomly drawn from the linky party entries will win a copy of Color Blooms and a $15 gift certificate
Now go ahead and
  • leave comments on the STAMPlorations Blog and on designers’ blogs
  • participate in the linky party by downloading the Color Blooms page sampler, creating a project out of it, and then linking it up
  • like, comment, and tag a friend on our Facebook page post
The Color Blooms Blog Hop ends and the Linky closes Tuesday, September 6 11:55 p.m. PST

Now enjoy the rest of the hop.