Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hip Hop

This weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Hip Hop! The first thing that popped into my head was frogs, which turned into rapping frogs as the week went on. I started with an old piece of background paper I had made years ago that had a good blue, yellow and green flow to it. Then I stamped the lily pads with my memento ink pad. I used sharpies to color in the lily pads (I LOVE Sharpies!!). I stamped the frog, also with memento ink, and colored it in, also with sharpies....did I mention I love sharpies!?!? Then I cut it out, fine scissor work is not something that I like or that I am particularly good at, but I think I managed to keep it looking like a frog :) I stuck him down and then added the little music note stickers. And that ladies and gentlemen is my hip hoppin rappin frog ATC! Hope you all enjoy him.

Make A Rainbow

Last weeks Simon Says challenge was make a rainbow, however, due to being sick I didn't get it done on time. I decided to do it anyway once I felt better cause I liked the challenge. I started with an ATC sized piece of cardstock and colored it with Tim Holtz crayons, then using my finger and a little water I washed it all together to make the rainbow background. I tore away the edges, added the little star brads and then stamped the quote on. Finally I layered it on a piece of purple burlap paper cut down to ATC size. Simple and bright. Then I sent it to my mother :)

Get Lucky

I did this two page spread for Saint Patrick's Day, just hadn't gotten around to blogging it. Dilussions paints made the background, then I used white distress ink through the texture stencil for the little bit of white variation. Stamped the checkered border around the end and then used black paint around that to give it the fade to black look. I stamped get lucky and then used a thin sharpie to add the dots and lines around the letters. The clovers are made of stamped hearts that have been cut out and put together. Added the lines coming off the clovers, then added the butterfly. I considered adding more but for this one I decided that less was more and I liked it that way.

Birthday Stamps

So, I'm a bit behind on my blogging, as evident by the fact that the card shown above I made for my father for his birthday...which was March 1st lol. The blue and orange background is made from distress oxides rubbed on and then sprayed with water. I stamped the postage stamps around and then added the white dots for a little more pop. Then I layered it up. Fairly simple card, but he liked it so that's all that matters to me. Happy birthday old man!