Monday, July 23, 2012

Sketch Challenge - Flight Plan: Mission 004

Hi everyone!

It's time to share another Paper Wings Flight Plan Sketch.  Today, I'm showing samples for Mission 004.

I have two very different samples today.  The first one is a mixed media piece from my art journal.  It has so much going on, and I love the yellow and pink with the hint of aqua.  I think I use these three colors often, but they look happy on here.

1.  Background - glue dictionary paper, light coat of white paint or gesso and dry.  Spritz aqua sprays.  Add pink sprays with stencil.
2.  Use Phonograph stamp from Lyrics set UPSIDE-DOWN to stamp triangle / zig zag border.
3.  Add patterened paper strip vertically.  Stamp dot pattern on pink paper in a stripe and cut around "circles"
4. Stamp and emboss sun (from Earth and Sky)with glittery embossing powder (bottom left)
5. Stamp circle and dot texture stamps to yellow paper.  Round corners and adhere to page.
6. Cut cloud shapes from dictionary paper.  Adhere clouds to page and add light blue stickles to bottom of clouds.
7. Cut and glue sunglasses from magazine to page.
8. Add thickers and use Solid Whimsical Alphabet stamps to emphasize parts of the title.  Use a sharpie marker to finish sentiment and title.

Supplies for bright art journal page
Stamps: Earth and Sky, Backgrounds, Art Textures, Lyrics and Solid Whimsical Alphabet
Ink: Memento in tuxedo black by Tsukineko, Distress Inks by Tim Holtz/Ranger, Sprays by Tattered Angels (Electric Blue and Trunk Bay). Pink is mixed.
Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Tools: Sharpie, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Stencil, charcoal pencil, glue stick and Mod Podge
Embellishments: Thickers, Stickles, sunglasses by Betsy Johnson from Oprah Magazine, Egyptian Gold EP by JudiKins

Next I have a birthday card for Carrie - our fearless leader - tomorrow is her birthday.  I hope it is a great one!

I love that this is one of those cards that could be great for just about any sentiment and any color scheme!  These colors are some of Carrie's favorites, and I thought they would work well together.  The main flower, white flower and orange flower all came from the Flower Power set. I love it when a stamp set provides me with multiple elements to complete a card!

The Details:

1. Adhere strip of paper to bottom of 4.25 x 5.5 inch card.
2. Stamp and cut out Lace Border stamp from yellow paper.
3. Stamp and emboss small flower stamp on textured gold paper. Adhere behind straight edge of border and then adhere both to card base.
4. Cover small tag in dictionary paper, ink paper and edges and stamp flower in orange. Cut small circle for hole and add ribbon.
5. Use markers to color large flower directly on rubber. Spritz with water and stamp. Cut around flower and adhere to tag and flower with foam dots to card base.
6. Stamp sentiment in brown ink. NOTE: I cut my sentiments apart when I want them to fit "just right". This sentiment is from a longer stamp.
7. Add 3 brown pearls.

Supplies for happy birthday / Mission 004
Stamps: Lace Border, Flower Power, Sayings and Sentiments

Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink - Tangerine and Chestnut Roan, Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint, Stampin' Up! Craft Ink - Whisper White, Distress Markers (Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint)
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey (yellow and green), dictionary paper, textured gold paper from stash
Cardstock: Neenah Papers in solar white
Tools: We R Memory Keepers - Cropadile (hole punch),
Embellishments: pearls and ribbon - stash, SU! Whisper White Embossing Powder

We'd love to see you join in on the Flight Plan sketches.  Submissions are due this month on July 31st and participants are eligible to win a free stamp set from Paper Wings Productions. 

For more details about the Flight Plan - check this post.

If you haven't checked out our newest video, check out this post, or see it on You Tube here.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you come back soon!


A new video for Paper Wings Productions

Hi all!

It has been awhile since I have had a chance to blog here, but I have several things planned to share with you.  For this post, I'd like to share a video I just created for Paper Wings Productions - a new stamp company where I design stamps and create samples and make videos too.  I brought together my love of crafting, and one of my technology lessons I use at school - stop motion animation, to create this fun new video. 

It took some time, I'll tell you that.  Taking photos, cutting out props, photo editing, hunting down the music, video editing and now - I think it turned out pretty well!

Paper Wings Productions is a small stamping company that makes great stamps for various card, scrapbooking, mixed media projects and more.  Take a look at their online shop (and maybe even buy a few of your favorites) and you will be amazed at the designs and variety. 

The projects in the video are created by myself and Shay.  For more of our projects, check out the Aviary too.

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th and other Fun News!

I'm a little behind on my posting - ok, really behind on my posting.  In fact, don't be too surprised if I post several times today.  Walter has been keeping me busy, and I thought I had all of this time to create, photograph and post, instead, I've been tending to him, and all the stuff I let pile up during the last months of school.  Even as I write this, I'm stopping to keep Walter out from under my chair and away from chewing on cords.

I do have a few things to share today.  First - I have an Independence Day card - a la Katy Perry!

I used some sprays, glitter embossing powder, and a few of my paper wings productions stamps and came up with this fun card! 

"firework" is stamped with the Solid Whimsical Alphabet set and the "sparklers" were created using stamps from the Hanging Stars set designed by Liz Allen. I hand cut a banner strip and finished the sentiment in my own handwriting.  This is a fun little card. If you would like to read more about it or see more close up pictures, check out this post on The Aviary blog.

Stamps: Hanging Stars and Solid Whimsical Alphabet
Ink: Memento in tuxedo black by Tsukineko, Distress Inks by Tim Holtz/Ranger
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Dylusions Sprays - London Blue and Postbox Red by Ranger
Embossing Powders - Aegean Silver, Egyptian Gold and Rockin' Red from Judikens
Pen - Stampin' Up! Journaling Pen

Also - a couple of my cards have been acknowledged and celebrated by some other fellow crafters.  The first is a sketch challenge blog called iSpy Sketches, and Kim Teasdale (blog administrator and stamper extraordinaire) approached me about using one of my cards as inspiration for one of her sketch challenges.  Check out the post here to see the official sketch layout and some samples created by the design team.  This is the card she used for the sketch inspiration and I was really excited because that was a fun card to make. I hope the participants enjoy using the sketch and I think the "special agents" did a phenomenal job!

The other acknowledgement was on Splitcoast where this card was named as a favorite of the week (post #9) by fellow Splitcoast Stamper Vicki (vdm gallery) who is a great stamper herself.

Ladies - I'm honored.  Thanks for making my week!  And, I hope everyone has a fabulous 4th of July!