K is for Kite

K

Today's Blogging from A to Z letter is K, and I used this adorable Stampa Barbara stamp for Kite! I had the cloud/sky pattered paper already, and just stamped the image of the two hummingbirds flying a kite, the sun (Stamp Francisco), and the greeting (Simon Says Stamp), directly on the paper! I did have to stamp the face of the sun, colour it, and cut it out separately, because when I tried colouring it on the paper, the yellow pencil blended with the blue of the sky, and turned it green! But, I think it ended up okay, and I really like it!

Kite


E is for Easter

E

Hello, and welcome back! Today's  Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter is E, and I chose to do my Easter cards for this.

Easter

I made a pretty simple card this year by layering some green textured paper onto a kraft card base, and stamping my open egg stamp from Stampa Barbara on some pretty patterned paper with Archival Ink. I cut the egg out and adhered it to the green paper, then stamped "happy easter" above it. I really like how it turned out! Hope you all have a great day! Cheers!


D is for Dream

D

Good evening! Here's my hand-stamped art journal page for today's Blogging from A to Z Challenge featuring the letter D:

D.

"The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen is one of my favourite fairy tales. While I like the Disney version, I still prefer Anderson's, thought it is darker and does not have a Disney-esque ending. Here I imagine the little mermaid dreaming of dancing with her beau (despite the feeling of a thousand knives stabbing her with each step!). The two images were stamped with black ink and coloured with Prismacolor pencils, and cut out using a round die.  I glued Tim Holtz tissue paper onto the whole journal page, sprayed it with distress inks, and glued the images of the mermaid and the dancing couple at opposite corners. I used washi tape around the edges, which was difficult since I'd cut them in circles, but somehow I make it work! Then I stamped the word "DREAM" using my open alphabet by Stampa Barbara with black ink. I really like how this page turned, out even though it was a LOT of work! Enjoy! Cheers!


C is for Cat

C

Hello and welcome back! For the letter C, I chose cat. It was hard to pick just one of my cat stamps, but I'd been wanting to use this little guy from Paula Best for a long time, so I just went for it! I stamped, coloured, and cut him out, and stuck him to a piece of pattern paper that I thought looked like a fancy living room. Then, because that didn't seem like enough, I stuck that to a piece of thin cork I had in my stash, and glued that to one of my art journal pages. I didn't like the unfinished edges, so I used some gold washi tape to create a boarder around it. Then, because I wasn't happy with all the empty space between my cat and the flourish at the top of the patterned paper, I ripped the mirror out of my Benefit Rockateur blush box, and glued it to the "wall". It already came with the textured pattern around it that I thought kind of went with the scene! I'm not really happy with the cork and the washi tape, but I do like how the little "living room" scene came out! Have a great Tuesday! Cheers!

C


B is for Books

B

Good morning! For the letter B I did a small "Art Journal" page using a stamp set from Unity Stamp Co, and a coffee ring stamp from Darkroom Door. I used deckle edge scissors to cut the edges of some paper scraps, and inked the edges with some Tim Holtz Distress inks, then sprayed them with Tim Holtz Distress Sprayers. I don't remember all the colours I used, but I know I used at least Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, and Brushed Corduroy. I'm not 100% sure I like the outcome, but I was just experimenting and playing with these new products after all! Have a great day! Cheers!

B


A is for April

A

For this year's Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I decided to try to do some rubber stamp art projects, either a page of my new art journal, or a greeting card, or just a fun design I've had swimming in my head. It's a lot of work - a LOT more than just taking photographs, which is what I usually do! - so I'm not guaranteeing I'll make every single day, but I'm sure going to try!

Anyway, for the letter A, I have my April calendar page:

A

So, it's pretty simple and easy to do: I stamped my empty egg stamp from Stampa Barbara on patterned paper, heat embossed them with black embossing powder, because the ink I chose to stamp with was smearing, and cut them out. I glued several of them randomly across the bottom of the page, and added some stamped tufts of grass (also Stampa Barbara), and some ground with a brown coloured pencil. The sentiment at the top is from Memory Box, and I purchased the blank calendar at topnotchcalendars.com. Enjoy! Cheers!


Thingadailies #1

So it's February again, and it's the time for Thingadailies! It's like Horrordailies in October and Holidailies in December, but instead of writing a blog post every day (or trying to!), you make something everyday (or try to!). Now, I will probably only manage to make about five or six things this month, because I just don't have that kind of time. But it's fun to participate anyway, and I do love to see what other people create!

My first Thing is my February 2017 calendar page. I purchased two blank calendars from Top Notch Calendars so I could stamp designs for each month of this year, and make calendars for myself and my mom. For February I did a Valentine's Day-themed page using the Heart Ornament and Bow Ornament Hanger both from Stampa Barbara, and the "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment from Stampourri. It's a simple design, but I think it came out really nice.

February2017

I hope to do some more rubber stamping this month (there's at least one Valentine's card in the works!), but the majority of my "Things" might be food, as all I've been really into lately is cooking. That or photography. Does taking a picture count as a "Thing" for Thingadailies? No idea. How about making a list? I have Weetacon coming up, and I always have several lists going when I'm travelling. Well, hopefully I'll be able to find some other creative things to share this month! Have a great day! Cheers!