Wednesday, September 19, 2012

One Little Teacup

Well, I borrowed some Heartfelt Creations stamps and spellbinders from my mom today.   She really wants me to try out for their design team but I don't get to use their stuff too often so I want to give some a try.  I started off with the China Fragments large teacup and stamped it on some pattern paper from DCWV Garden Tea Party Stack using Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance ink (makes it look like it's embossed).  I then coloured in the flowers with my Spectrum Noir markers (colours shown below).

 I stamped the Shabby Chic Lace with the same ink on a piece of vellum to layer underneath and then dyed some white lace with Caramel Apple glimmer mist.  Added some paper flowers and a resin white one.

On the inside I used this cute little message from the patterned paper.  The teacup on the front is actually on there with foam tape and creates a little pocket to slip a tea bag into. 

Very cute. 

Happy Papercrafting!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Haunted Halloween

I love Halloween.  It is one of my favorite holidays and I have to say that I think the colors is one of the things that makes it my favorite.  I love orange, purple, green and black and especially all together.  I really love dressing up too!  Although I do not like "scary" - I can't watch scary movies or go through a haunted house - it freaks me out!!

But I LOVE Halloween! 

I pulled out all my halloween paper, stamps and embellishments and got down to business this week.  I'm going to have more to share but for now I have a mini album that I did with My Minds Eye - Haunted paper and some left overs from last year.  And yes I bought some new Halloween paper this year even though I had some left over from last year - I told you I love the holiday!

This is a close up of the three tags that are inside the mini - did I mention I love googly eyes - I think I have an addiction.  These little guys are from the Michaels $1.50 stamps last year.  I colored their cheeks with Copic marker and then colored the orange and purple with nail polish (makes it shiny and see through) and the skeleton was with a silver sharpy - one of my new best friends (great mummies)!

Head on over to my you-tube channel to check out the whole album - don't forget to subscribe to my you-tube and my blog - I'm thinking that I'm getting close to 5000 visits on my blog so there might have to be some blog candy - spooky blog candy :-)

I'll leave you with a close up of the unfortunate spider that got stuck in some hot glue on the back cover - he's so cute!! NOT.

Happy Papercrafting!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Color Me Scrappy - Challenge #12

Welcome to Challenge #12 of Color Me Scrappy.  This time we have a really cool and unique color palette to play with - FRUIT LOOPS!!!  Isn't that exciting??

I love these colors and all I could think of was Fun, Fair, Cotton Candy and of course I have pictures from the fair :-)  I used a patterned paper for the background that was from a Fair stack - sorry I don't remember the brand and it was one that we shared so I don't have the cover.  I used a matching patterned paper that had strips of tickets that I trimmed and cut out - they look great.  Then to finish it off I added some basic grey chipboard letters and of course cotton candy and balloons.

Make sure you head over and get in on the fun.  Also check out the posting for the next design team, it's really exciting and you'll love the challenge.

Happy Papercrafting!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Color Me Scrappy - Challenge #11

Well it is officially September.  I'm so excited, the kids are going back to school!!  It's the most wonderful time of the year!  (I miss that Staples commercial).

And it's Challenge #11 over at Color Me Scrappy.  The colors were definately not something that I'm used to so of course it was a challenge.  Very beautiful and classic though when I look at them.

I started off by stamping some of the butterflies when I was stamping with the kids.  It was perfect because I could choose the colors I wanted from the markers and make them match the color palette.

I then stamped the lace background in Navy blue ink and added some glimmer mist to the whole page.  I love using glimmer mist but I don't like how it wrinkles your page when you are drying it with your heat gun.  And I'm too impatient to watch it dry!!
I added some lace, trim, bloomers flowers and some polyester flowers.  To finish it off I used an adage ticket from Tim Holtz and a resin flower that I was hoarding.  I do love how it turned out, kinda hard to take a picture though when the glimmer mist is shining through the flash

Make sure you head on over and check out the other design team layouts.  And get your layout added to have a chance to win a great prize!

Happy Papercrafting! Sarah