Chalk Talk Projects

I thought this set was the coolest thing in the new SU book when it came out and I messed around with it a little bit. the top stamped layer was done twice in the two colors of ink and cut out by hand to layer to the kraft diecut. There is some stardust gel pen tracing on it too. 

The Uline bag was stained with some aged mahogany distress ink and the top was trimmed off with pinking shears, the ribbons from Joanns ( Christmas line) and the clothes pin is unknown. 

This one the shipping tag was stained with the palest pink distress stain ( brain has gone blank for its name sorry) the lace is vintage, the chalktalk image was stamped with the green ink then colored with markers over that. 

This one I loved the drama of stamping it in the blue ink (memento nautical blue). this version is a single layer one and I added the chipboard button to the hole. there is some silk embroidery ribbon through those holes then the tag ribbon is from May Arts. and then I happened across this very old Victorian printed vellum from SU in the stash and thought the colors looked OK together and knew I would have to stitch it down. ( no vellum glue is really invisible have you noticed that? ) This one is 5 1/2" square with some not quite navy for the base and the cream is PTI vintage cream. I did cut this one with the chalk talk die instead of by hand. I should probably snip the sheer ribbon shorter but, I liked how it hung and curled so I ended up leaving it. 


The Cleaning & Gathering Continues.

This is stuff's I found this Saturday's go around of yard sales... including the blue doily under this old mixing bowl. just liked the colors. 

Those tubes of glitter are GLASS, in the bottom of the bowl there are shades of  blue buttons that were in a ziploc baggie ( which has already been disposed of) 

now this is the after shot, I think I never got around to posting it. remember those empty shakers I found a  month and a half ago? well, 

these all came from the same place and nope, I did not buy all the clear glass ones they had either. 
so, I have not counted yet if I need more shakers to finish off the dry glitter I have or if I will need more glitter. ( they are still drip drying) but, funny true story. somewhere in SCS I had mentioned that I was surprised glitter came in PINK... a very long time ago I won a provocraft prize package on creative express for something who knows what and one of the prizes was an assortment of tiny containers of bright colored glitters.... guess what? one of them is PINK lol... I think I will even find a way to use it during hope you can cling to next month. are you getting ready? the chatter has started HERE.
I have not taken any photos of what I have found in the room so far that I think I can use or will use next month but, will work on that soon. its been raining so most of the room is really too dark to shoot. unless it fits on the dresser under the lights. now I just need to find a really cool thing to put all these shakers in so I can see them at the same time haha. 


while I was cleaning

well you see it started out cleaning... and I'm trying to get some things together for hope you can cling to in a few weeks and I had seen there were hardly any pre-stained tags left out ( stained a pile of tags again) stamped a bunch of support type sentiments, gathered up some things for that and assembled a couple of tags for the heck of it after. there are some from the new chalk talk set done too but, they need shot still. this is an old old SU set country pleasures and it's colored with copic's. 

The sentiment on this one is from the new chalk talk set, the snow, man and hill have some stardust gel pen on them so this has a touch of bling. was stamped on cream cardstock so the church, snow hills tree etc were colored over with a white gel pen too. 


VSN Opposites Attract

A closer look at the dots and plaids on the ribbon of this tag. The tag was previously stained as was the Snowflake image was also heat embossed and cut out a long time ago. ran the tag through the swiss dots cuttlebug folder and the pink bloom is an tattered florals diecut there is liquid pearls and pink stickles all over it and the snowflake. 

This was a sample for my own challenge ( Polkadots and Plaids ) details can be found here. The best news about this VSN ( Virtual Stamp Night) is the deadline for uploading to that special gallery has been extended to next Saturday, so although I am not done with them yet there is time to get them done. So, post is a first installment on the challenges. The colored words are live links to them directly at splitcoaststampers. 

My second sample for my own challenge. This one is 5X7 in real life, the Tim Holtz sentiment was color dusted with some distress ink while it was still inside the spellbinders die. that panel is up on pop dots. the very large heart brad I've had many many years and the mfg. info is long gone. 

This one was done for Rosy's challenge found here. I had originally thought that the sentiment cardstock slipped in the bigshot and then the  next morning I re stamped this sentiment twice and both times it looked exactly like this ( the rubber is crooked ) I'm rolling my eyes, so anyways. the paw prints are buttons and the pets printed paper is basic grey. 

These were done for Joyce's first challenge found here. the printed papers were from the same pad of Jovial basic grey paper, the sentiment is from river city rubber works done on scraps a long time ago. The tags were previously stained. 

This was done for Ann's challenge seen here. and here is a tip.. if you run heidi swapp sand paper through your big shot in a spellbinders die, yep it works... but, then you will have to clean the big shot, its plates and your table after. lol 
This gal from summer by the sea was wish rak'd to me a very long time ago, colored her with copic's then added the white gel pen dots to the dress. ( they are a little teeny bit 3-d to the touch in real life) the watercolor paper was dyed and crumpled years ago. 

This was done for Peggy's challenge seen here. and it becomes card number 6 for the Christmas challenge for me so, I am done with September. From Millan.Net
It's 6" square in real life, the Hero Arts collage image was colored slightly then the berries have diamond glaze on them. 

This was done for Angie's challenge found here. The shipping tag was previously stained and then run through the cuttlebug folder. I had stamped the savvy sentiment on the tag before embossing but, it really faded into it so, I ended up tracing over that with a marker later. the regal rose. *sigh* I love what other people do with these two step stamps. ( I have a whole bunch of them) but, during a VSN when the challenges have a time limit it puts me under a lot of stress to get one "right" there are many more mis-stamped blooms in the bin right now. and It's made me think if I want to make room in my space I think these kinds of stamps will be the first to go. ( I like to color ) I like the idea of these stamps but, I never use them. 

This was done for Brenda's challenge seen here. This black tag is an old Making Memories one ( remember those?) I have stacks of these things, and later bought the metal frames and the smoosh it tool to make my own. makes me think I will be making some of these tags soon. the black was the perfect color to do a chalkboard effect for the partial sentiment. the whole thing reads you rock my world. the extreme guitar was done in versafine. 

And this was the last one I had gotten done Sunday before getting started on the next Dirty Dozen assignment. ( those go live in 6 days ) This was done for Lynn's challenge seen here. It took me a lot longer to think of a stamp that I owned that went up and down than it did to make this card. and it is perfectly flat in real life too. ( shocking I know ) :) and that's it so far, altogether there are 18 challenges for this last weekend, so its really nice that there is a whole week to get them done. 


August/September Christmas Cards

So, these got done in August and I just never got around to shooting them or posting them stole some time yesterday to get them done and packed to go. all of these were previously colored images and they made for fairly fast assembly that way. this Penguin I think is whippersnapper?? ( it was rak'd to me years ago and I do not remember any details about it.) colored with copic's.

this penny black image was also rak'd to me, and it is colored with copic's also. 

Yep, same deal, this one was rak'd to me from either Lee or Chautona ( cannot remember) but, its an lili of the Valley james bear, colored with copic's and stickles star dust glitter glue. 6" square.
I did jot down colors for this one when it was colored:
Faber Castell Pitt B192, 1, 5, & Silver
Bear's Body ( Copic's) E23, 25, 35, 41, 44
Sky: BG70,72,75
Hat/Scarf: R17, 27, 29 YG01,21,13

My mother in law owns this stamp, and I borrowed it once a few years ago and stamped off a couple do not remember its name but, it is Penny Black. sentiment's from Hero Arts.

Alison rak'd me this image years ago, this one is colored with pencils. the sentiment's from savvy stamps.

another image rak'd to me ( I think maybe Lee sent it but, not sure anymore) this one is colored with copic's also. 

now this one I know is SU and I know I have some SU hedgehog sets but, I don't remember if this is a stamp I own or a image that was rak'd to me. there is some stickles on the snow.

This house mouse image was rak'd to me years ago, I do not remember who sent it anymore sorry. its colored with copic's. sentiment is hero arts.
Copic list is:
mouse Fur on the left: W2,5,6 C1,3
Mouse on the right: E53,33,YR24, E43
Mice Skin: E00,21, R20
Packages: R24, 27, G94, BG96 Y28, E84, Spica Gold
Shadow T1, 0 (ground) under C0

bwahahahah finally a stamp I do own, the turtles are from Whippersnapper but, I bought it unmounted and then mounted it myself so I dont remember its name either. ( at this point I am rolling my eyes) this was colored with pencil's years ago.

yep, one more that I do own, but you guessed it the only thing I know who made it on this one is that wired trim is may arts. and the sentiment came from some printable thing on pinterest last year. 6" square in real life. this puts me at one card short of being done for september now too. 

FS343 For you Lee!

My friend Lee Murphy is this weeks featured stamper at Splitcoaststampers so, of course I had to play along, this is the card from her gallery I CASE'd. The lacing is so fabulous on her card, as is the whole design but, you know you have to make two changes to play this challenge so, I switched out the floral element for a few stamped images/sentiment and then I made my holes smaller for the lacing ( which was a pain in the everything to feed that burlap string through) the papers are also different. this one is 6" square in real life.  Congratulations Lee! hope you enjoy your week!