Sunday, June 26, 2016

Viva Las Vegas Stamps Inspiration June 2016

Good Morning Ladies,
I was off to the dog show for a week. It then took me another week to play catch up with everything. I am now back.
The card for today is Viva Las Vegas Stamps Inspiration June 2016
This is the link to this challenge http://vivalas.blogspot.com/2016/06/june-challenge.html
It is an inspiration board.
This is my card
I wasn't sure what I would do for this challenge. So I grabbed a couple of my grab bags from http://www.vlvstamps.com/ and a piece of glossy card stock. Stipple brushes and dye ink were used to create the background. The round circle stamp went well with the Krispy Kreme Doughnut stamp. I love Krispy Kreme doughnuts! The dancing guy looked like me when I get to have Krispy Kreme Doughnuts hot off the line. Black card stock was used to cover the base of the card.
 A close-up of the sign.
A close-up of the dancing guy.
You just gotta love Viva Las Vegas Stamps grab bags!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Monday, June 13, 2016

Long Sits and Downs Dog Obedience

Good Morning Ladies,
Tomorrow I leave for the Premier dog show. I will be away for six days.
The card for today is Long Sits and Downs Dog Obedience
I am having more fun with the Stamps of Life friends4cookie set. The background was created using the Gel Press. It had a small amount of paint left on it. I placed a piece of bristol paper down on it to pick up the rest of the paint. I then took the stencil I had used and placed it down on it. It took off the excess orange paint. It was still not what I wanted so I spritzed with a purple spray. That's one of the things I like about the Gel Press you can continue to take it to another level. I wanted to try something different for the dog images. I sprayed a piece of bristol paper with 3 different colors of sprays and let it dry. I then stamped and die cut the dogs out of it. The sentiments were written by hand with a white gel ink pen.
 A close-up of one of the sentiment.
A close-up of the rest of the sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs, Swandog

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sheena Douglass Kite Flying

Good Morning Ladies,
I am off to the dog show this morning. It's gonna be a hot one but hopefully the building will be much cooler.
The card for today is Sheena Douglass Kite Flying

This card was created using the smoosh technique for the background. The flower and kite images are from Sheena Douglass. I wasn't sure if I could watercolor over the sprays that created the background. I thought I would give it a shot anyway. I am happy to say you can watercolor over the spray background. So the kites are colorized using watercolors. Very thin twine was used to create the kite strings.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Hug Your Dog

Good Morning Ladies,
We had a storm night before last. At about 4:30 the power went out. So no power, no internet, no blog. So that is what happened to me.
The card for today is Hug Your Dog
Once again the background was created using the smoosh method. It is watercolor paper and dylusion ink sprays. The dog and sentiment are from the Stamps of Life friends4cookie. I am loving this stamp set and dies. The dog was colorized like a dalmation. The flower is a cream Prima flower that was sprayed with the sprays to match the background. The dsp that covers the card is from my stash.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sheena Douglass Run Down

Good Morning Ladies,
I ran to the grocery yesterday. Today is my normal day to go so I will have a little extra time on my hands today. What will I do with it? Well create of course.
The card for today is  Sheena Douglass Run Down
This is a simple card but I like the way it turned out. I took the run down house from Sheena Douglass and stamped it on watercolor paper. It was then colorized with watercolors. The house was then hand cut. I applied it to the green card. The sentiment is from the same set.
The inside sentiment is also from the same set.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Gel Press Miss A Moment Of Magic

Good Morning Ladies,
The weather has cooled down a bit but is suppose to be steaming hot this weekend. Either way it is still weather you can do something in.
The card for today is Gel Press Miss A Moment Of Magic
Once again I am loving my Gel Press and created a background for this card with it.  This time around I used the Diane Wakley paints. They are a bit thicker and left more texture. I was not sure about the colors I used but I am happy with the results. I used an orange, a yellow and a purple. A comb was used here. The Diane Wakley female image was stamped in Archival black ink directly on to the Gel Plate background as well as the sentiment. The sentiment is from Dylusions. The larger flower layers were cream Prima flowers. They were sprayed with Dylusions ink sprays as well as Tattered Angels sprays. A white Signo gel pen was used to trace around the gal and the sentiment.
A close-up of the sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Glossy Card Stock Background

Good Morning Ladies,
Next week on this day I will be off to the premier dog show. It is my vacation every year and I am so looking forward to it.
The card for today is Glossy Card Stock Background
This background technique is something that is not new but I had not seen it before. So I had to try it out. You take a glossy piece of card stock and stamp it with a background stamp using Versa Mark ink. I used a Just Rite Stamp background. You let the Versa Mark dry. I left it to dry overnight. You then take dye ink and sponge it over the top. The Versa Mark resists the ink. Your images are then stamped on top of the background. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz. The butterfly and bird bath are from Inkadinkado.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog