Saturday, January 23, 2016

Giving Myself Butterflies

 WARNING: this post is completely without SNARK!

Happy Saturday!  I love being in the middle of my weekend! It's even better when we have a new challenge to post at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. :)  Challenge 51: T is for Technique. 
You can choose whatever technique is your favorite, or you can combine techniques.

I made many, many messes for this challenge.  I chose to do a watercolor technique with Distress Ink.  I combined this with cutting half of the card front away, leaving half of the butterflies as the new opening edge of my cards.

I colored my stamps with Distress Markers, misted the stamp with water and then stamped the card. On the card with the single butterfly, I also misted the paper so that the ink would spread further out and it gave a blurrier effect.  The single butterfly was just a blob without definition, so I stamped it again with black ink after it was dry.

I used the matching dies to cut half of the butterflies out.  The only trick to this technique is that you stop your die cutter half way through, as I did in the multiple butterfly card.  When I repeated this technique with the single butterfly card, I sandwiched my paper and die so that the paper and half the die were hanging out of the cutting platform.  The second method produced a much cleaner cut.

Wanna play along and join the sisterhood?? Of course you are the deets you need to know:  You have until 11:55 pm (EST) on Friday February 5 to upload your project  .  

Visit the blogs of our Guest Designer, Maarit,  and the Snarky Sisters to show them some crafty lovin!
Maybe YOU will be crowned Queen or Princess of Snark and win one of our awesome badges to display proudly on your blog!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Card from a Sketch

I thought that I would play somewhere new today, and a friend mentioned Tuesday Morning Sketches.  They provide the "blue print" while I put it together with my supplies.

I kept it pretty close to the sketch, using some old patterned paper, which I inked up a bit.  This was a fun exercise, as it's been awhile since I have made a nonsnarky card!  

Saturday, January 9, 2016

19th annual 29th Birthday

Right after New Year's Day things from the past year become old. Resolutions are made to let go of old things like habits, clothing, or clutter. You realize that you will become older. It's time to celebrate anything old with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

How many times can you celebrate your 29th birthday? I gave up after my 10th annual 29th birthday. Now I celebrate my annual 39th birthdays!

I have made a birthday card for someone old, with one of my oldest rubber stamps from River City Rubber Works.  The ladies are colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.  The "balloons" are hand drawn circles with embroidery floss and Remnant Rubs.  Finally the sentiment is from my computer.

I managed to get a bonus card done for this challenge.  I was looking through Tumblr and found this drawing of Lady Violet.  I asked the artist if I could color her and share her on my blog.  The artist is Sirach and here is the link to his Tumblr blog  Thank you again, Sirach!

Want to play along with the Sisterhood? You have until January 22 at 11:55 p.m. EST to share your "OLD" project HERE.  Please also stop by and see what my Snarky Sisters and our current guest designer, Cyndi, have have made for your viewing pleasure.  I'm sure you will get a giggle or two.

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog.