Skip to main content

Gilded, Blooms, and Steampunk

Welcome! It's time for another super busy Wednesday! I have 3 projects for you today. The first is for Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge. The theme is Beautiful Blooms and we are sponsored by DRS Designs.

I love daffodils. They are always so cheery. I decided to go with the more unusual coloration of white and pink, instead of the more common yellow or orange and white. I have some pink and white daffodils and they are just beautiful. I colored the image with my watercolor markers.

For Bombshell Stamps, this month's Hump Day Hop theme is "Gilded, AKA Metallics." I had fun with this one!

I started off with the Lucky Me horseshoe from the Lucky Bride set. I colored with with watercolor markers, and a couple of metallic markers.

Then, I pawed through my Dreamweaver Stencils to see what would work well with this stamp, as I knew I wanted to use one of their fabulous embossing pastes. I went with Copper Paste and the Art Nouveau Bkg. The stencil is actually much bigger then the small portion I used. And actually, I was originally going to make an ATC, but I was telling my son Phoenix about how I would need to trim it, and he said, "I wouldn't want to waste all of that. It's so nice." I agreed, and he suggested making a card. Ahhhh...my Boy the Designer!

I added some IrRESISTables from Imagine Crafts, then thew some super fabulous glitter on it while it was still wet. Some Stickles on the Diamond from the image added even more sparkle. Id' say this was pretty "gilded," no? Here's the rest of today's Bombshell Hop list.




For my 3rd project, I have another card. It's for the new A Step in the Dark challenge, which is Steampunk. I got to play with a fantastic Rick St. Dennis image. Check it out.

This fancy chap is named Jarrod, and I think he's great. I colored him up with pencils, which didn't photograph as well as I would have liked for some reason.

I know that Steampunk usually has muted toned down colors, but Jarrod was just begging me to be in jewel tones...and I think it suits him. My background was done with the wonderful Gears stencil from Dreamweaver. I used their Gold Embossing Paste this time. You can see the difference in color between the copper in the Bombshell card above versus the gold in this one. There is also a silver paste as well as a lovey pearlescent. You've got to try them!

I know this picture really does Rick's image no justice, but I wanted you to see the dimension and sheen of the paste, as well as the sheen of my background cardstock. It's even better in person. Please be sure to visit all 3 of the team's blogs to see even more wonderful projects. For now, I will bid you adieu. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Comments

Marnie said…
Love love love the gold on the pink and the LUCKY. Very cool!
Alaine said…
Love all of them but the one on the pink was AMAZING!!!! I need to learn that technique.
Anonymous said…
Hi Alison, love this card and image, great design. Thank you so much.

Hugs Erin x

Popular posts from this blog

Horse Friends

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is previewing some of the newest stamps that will be in the 2018 January catalog. You are in for a real treat! There are so many wonderful new images! I had a tough time deciding which to share first, but the beautiful Horse Friends stamp by Laurel Burch won out. I had a fantastic time coloring it, and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.



Supplies:
Stampendous:
LBP009: Horse Friends

Other:
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Bo Bunny: Blueberry Vintage Double Dot Cardstock #12BV807 & Pink Punch Vintage Cardstock #12PPV951
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 010, 020, 022, 023, 024, 025, 027. 032, 033, 036, 038, 041, 042, 043, 050, 051, 070, 080, 081, 082, 083, 202, 302
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ-Dots
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Water Brush


Directions:
1. Stamp Horse Friends on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2. Color the stamped image with the colors indicated.

3. Trim the image, leaving a white border.

4. Create the card base w…

Candy Grab: Day 2 of 31

Greetings, Guys & Ghouls! It's Day 2 of the 31 Days of Halloween. Today I have a card that uses a very appropriate stamp for Halloween...it's called Candy Grab and it's from Stampendous. I'm not sure if the skeleton threw them up in the air with joy, or they just fell out of a pinata. But either way, it's a fun stamp! My full instructions on how to recreate this card are below.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
R296: Candy Grab
FREG037: Aged Marine Embossing Powder
FRC20: Hot Lime Fragments

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Plum
Imagine: Craft Mat, VersaMark Ink, VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
FaberCastell: PITT Pen- Small
Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue
Water Spritzer
Craft Foam
Brush

Directions:

1. Stamp the image with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black on to Canson Mixed Media Paper.

2. Apply Distress Oxide Inks directly to craft mat, using the colors listed.

3. Spritz the i…

Warmest Wishes

Seasons Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team are sharing a few final holiday projects. My card features the delightful Warmest Wishes stamp. I love the vintage feel of the image.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
R300: Warmest Wishes
FRGL02: Twinkle Glitter
FRGL01: Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Velvet Night, Evergreen
Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 022, 034, 036, 038, 041, 044, 060, 062, 64, 065, 070, 091, 092, 095, 097, 230, 302, 901
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, On Point Glue
Scrapbook Adhesieves: Foam Squares
Canson: Mixed Media Paper

Directions:
1. Stamp the Warmest Wishes stamp on to Mixed Media Paper using Onyx Black VersaFine Ink.

2.Color the image using the Zig Clean Color Markers listed.

3. Apply On Point Glue to areas that you want to have sparkle.

4. Sprinkle the glued areas with Multi Crystal Glitter Mix and let dry.

5. Fussy cut the stamped image.

6. Using Evergreen Cardstock, die cut the Large "R" Fitted Frame.

7. Cr…