Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stampin' Rodeo VSN - God Bless Texas

Challenge D is "God Bless Texas" for this challenge Lydia gave us and image of the Texas flag and told us to use how we wanted. It could be sketch, inspirational...whatever we wanted. I used it as a sketch.

I had a couple get well type images already colored and luckily they were nice and small! Both of my images are from Dustin Pike's July membership. They were colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil. I had to do was print out my sentiment, cut them to size and edge them all. The dp is from The Guy Stack by DCWV. That was a cut off that was the perfect size. I got real lucky with this card!!

Here is a direct link to the challenge if you would like to check it out. VSN God Bless Texas

Stampin' Rodeo VSN - OH! My Leather!

Challenge C is "OH! My Leather!" the challenge is to make a project with faux leather. There are a couple tutorials on the challenge page...but I choose to do something different.

I do a lot of faux finishes on walls...almost every room in my house has a faux finish that I did. My obsession started when I was nineteen and had just purchased my condo. I came across a faux leather finish that you use saran wrap! I did not use this finish but the idea always stuck with me. So thats what I did here only I used a ziplock bag.

Before I go on a bit of full disclosure...This was my second attempt at this. On the first try I used a different tree stamp and it did not look good so I grabbed an image that was already colored edged it a bit and used it to cover up the bad looking trees. This is what I ended up with....

Now when I was writing this post and explaining how I got this finish I thought this would be better if it had pictures so I made another card just so I could add pics. I am so glad I thought of that cause my second try came out great!!

Here's how I did it: I tapped/rubbed Antique Linen Distress Ink on the ziplock bag then gently laid the bag over the paper and ran my hand over it to work the ink in. I did this step twice with the same color.

I repeated the process using Tea Dye Distress Ink (twice) then used Vintage Photo Distress ink (twice but very little ink the second time) after I was happy with the results I ran the Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the edges...that step is not necessary but I think it gives it a finished look!

Next I stamped the trees. My stamp is from Inkadinkado and I used Colorbox Black ink.

Now I thought it needed a little extra something so I used a colored pencil to add a little shading and dimension to my scene. The color I used is Prismacolor Brunt Umber.

I am loving this finish and from start to finished card it only took 25 minutes!!

Here is a direct link to the challenge if you would like to check it out. OH! My Leather!

Stampin' Rodeo VSN - Round Em' Up

The card when its closed
The card when its fully open
Challenge B is "Round Em' Up" the challenge is to make a telescoping card. This was a new one for me and I was surprised how well it came together on my first try!! There is a couple great tutorials listed on the challenge page if you want to check out the link below.

The trick or treat image is from Recollections Halloween clear stamp set. The pumpkin, flying witch and Happy Halloween images are from Inkadinkado All Hallow's Eve clear stamp set. I used dry baby wipes to  give a sponged look behind all the images. The background paper is from The Ghosts and Goblins Stack from DCWV.

Here is the direct link to the challenge if you would like to check it out. Round Em' Up  

Monday, August 29, 2011

Stampin' Rodeo VSN - These Boots Were Made For Walking

The Virtual Stamping Night Main Event took place last weekend. I was not as organized for the main as I was for the mini. Finally getting to uploading just now! And its going to be a slow process!

Challenge A is "These Boots Were Made For Walking" the challenge is to use stitching on your card. It can be faux or real. My stitching is real and done by hand since I do not own a sewing machine!!

My image is from the recently released Christmas in July set from Dustin Pike. It can be found here over at Doodle Dragon Studios. I colored my image with prismacolor pencils and blended it with baby oil. This image was pre-colored. When I started the challenges I raided my stash and luckily I had tons ready to go!! Background paper is from All Seasons by Paper Studio. I used Stickles Rock Candy for all the fuzzy parts of Santa's suit!

Here is a direct link to the challenge if you would like to check it out. These Boots Are Made For Walking

Monday, August 8, 2011

"Girl Power" Challenge

I created this cute and girly card for the "Girl Power" challenge over Dustin Pike's blog! I'm loving the purple and green combination lately. My image is of course from Doodle Dragon Studios! I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil.

Thanks for stopping by!!