Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dessert Scene

Good Morning Ladies,
It is really chilly out there this morning. Craziest July I can remember. And way far off from the overbearing heat last July.
While I was gone at the crop day on Saturday I did some scene stamping. So today I have a framed piece Dessert Scene
When I got home I decided to frame at least a couple of the scenes I stamped. I used the masking technique to create this scene. This is a water color scene. Watercolor paper was used to stamp the scene onto. The coyote was the first thing I stamped. I then masked him with eclipse masking tape. I love that stuff. Next the cactus were stamped. I used two seperate cactus stamps. These stamps are from Third Coast stamps. I used a paper towel masking technique to blend them together. The clouds were stamped next. Also a Third Coast stamp. I also used the paper towel masking technique on the clouds. I removed the mask from the coyote and used my Prisma color pencils and my Nigie brush to colorize the scene. What fun!
This is a close-up of the scene.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Monday, July 28, 2014

Mini Tags

Good Morning Ladies,
I was missing in action this weekend. On Saturday I was off to a crafting day. It was fun. Yesterday I was off to a dog training event and then was helping my husband and son get ready for their camping adventure. Busy, busy summer weekend.
Today I have Mini Tags for you....
 These were fun, easy, and fast to make. This image is from Viva Las Vegas stamps. The tag is sprayed with Dylusions ink and Glimmer mist.
This set and the next set and on down were inked with Tim Holtz distressed ink. The stamp set is from Tim Holtz. This set the edges were inked with brown cat's eye ink.
 These were edged with a gold art deco marker.
 This one is also edged in gold.
 This one is edged with cat's eye ink.
 This one is edged with cat's eye ink.
 This one is edged in gold.
The sentiment and flowers on this one are from the Stamps of Life.
These tags are offered up at the Co-op Shoppes in La Porte.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Friday, July 25, 2014

German Cuts Horse Journal

Good Morning Ladies,
It is a little chilly this morning. But you won't hear me complaining. I love sweatshirt weather.
Tomorrow I am off to a craft day with friends. Should be a fun day!
I am entering this in the http://joanstouch.blogspot.com/2014/07/challenge-vacation-card.html
I have something different for you today. It is a German Cuts Horse Journal
 The journal base is a composition book. These can be easily found this time of year in the school supply section at any store. The background paper is from Graphics 45. It is from my old stash and was a collection from 2009. The embossed German cut is matted with dark brown cardstock. The tag was inked in brown cat's eye colorbox ink. The corners are thin molding. My friend brought these to me last summer along with other pieces that are similar. They are wood. I stained them with Tim Holtz gold stain in the bottle with the dauber top. You can purchase this stain at http://www.atjoansgardens.com/ It worked wonderfully to stain these pieces. Check out the bottom photo to see the ribbon on the binding that creates a bookmark. This journal was inspired by the German cut.
 A close-up of the German cut.
The ribbon on the binding.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Castle Card

Good Evening Ladies,
I am really slow on the take today. Posting this late in the evening, I don't know what happened to the day. It has been a very beautiful day.
My card for today is Castle Card
A very simple card. The image is from my old stash. I don't remember the company. It is stamped on white cardstock and embossed in super fine detail embossing powder from Ranger. It is then colorized with art markers. The edges were torn and inked in brown. The background paper is from my old stock. I don't know the company on this paper. I guess I don't know much tonight. The sentiment is from a CTMH clear set.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tags w/Vintage Cuts and More

Good Morning Ladies,
It looks a little dark out there this morning. It rained at some point last night. I think it also cooled down a bit. This has been a pleasant summer.
Today I have Tags w/Vintage Cuts and More for you. I have not made tags in awhile but I do enjoy making them. So here they are....
This is the group of three tags. Scroll down to see each individual tag and get the details.
The first tag has a vintage German cut. The old man and the sea. He is a vintage embossed German cut. The background was sponged with Tim Holtz distressed inks. It was then over stamped with the world image from Stampland using coffee Archival Ink. Ribbon and string were added as the tie for this tag.
This tag was created using a clear stamp set from Crafty Secrets. The tag was inked using Tim Holtz distressed inks. The inks were applied with make-up sponges. The images were stamped using black Memento ink. Liquid pearls were added to the burst above the sentiment. A flat back dove was added above the rest of the design. Ribbons were tied at the top for the tag tie.
This tag background was also created using Tim Holtz distressed ink. The vintage embossed German cut of the rabbit head made me think of Alice in Wonderland. I had some shapes left over from the post cards I did awhile back. So I found one with the mad hatter and if worked perfect. I stamped a numbers stamp from a Tim Holtz clear set with Tim Holtz distressed ink down the side. Ribbons were added as a tie at the top.
Tags are just plain fun. They are a great way to share a little piece of art with a gift, or can be added to a card or a scrap book page.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Joan's Vacation Challenge Earth Girl

Good Morning Ladies,
I have another card for Joan's Vacation Challenge Earth Girl here is the link to the challenge... http://joanstouch.blogspot.com/2014/07/challenge-vacation-card.html
This challenge is an anything goes challenge. What fun! Of course don't forget to get on over to http://www.atjoansgardens.com/ and see all of the new product Terri has to offer.
I went and got all the things I needed to build a fairy garden. My sister helped me plant it and put it all together. It is not finished yet.I will post photos when it is complete. If you are wondering why I am telling you this it is because this fairy garden is another really creative thing to do. It has spurred my creative thinking. My card making has been given the uplifting emotion I needed.
Here is my card for today...
This card was created using that mystery glossy cardstock I found in my stash. I stamped the world stamp on it. The world image is from Stampland. It was then colorized with Copic markers. I colorized the background next using Tim Holtz distressed inks using make-up sponges in shades of blue. The little girl image as well as the star image are from a crafty secrets clear stamp set. The stars were stamped using Tim Holtz distressed ink. You can purchase distressed ink from Terri.
This is the inside of the card using the same technique as the front. The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz clear stamp set. I am sure this can be ordered from Terri also.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Monday, July 21, 2014

Action Wobble Floating Cat

Good Morning Ladies,
I can't complain about my weekend. I worked, got some rest, and had some fun. What more could you ask for in a weekend.
My card for today is Action Wobble Floating Cat
This card was created using DCWV water paper to cover the card stock base. Next came the Whimsy image of the cat on the swim ring. He was stamped on Bristol paper with Momento ink. He was then colorized with copic markers, Prisma pencil and Gamsol. He was attached to the card with an Action Wobble. Action Wobbles always make a card so much fun. The fish image is from Viva Las Vegas. This is an unmounted stamp. They were also hand cut and colorized with copic markers. The popped up on the card. The sentiment is from a clear set by CAS-UAL FRIDAYS. 
Showing the action wobble.
The popped up fish.
The inside sentiment is by Whimsical Designs.
This card has stamps from different companies. Now I don't know if companies like it when you mix stamps, but it works for me.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog