Friday, January 30, 2015

Cheers to WOMANHOOD!

It dawned on me yesterday that I have not made one Valentiney thing this season..........hmmmm, wonder what that means?!!

 This week at Lisa's Blogger Challenge it's Cheers to you. I thought about it a bit, and decided on this. I stamped in Vermillion Red Archival on top of my background piece I made last week, accented the dots with markers; and stenciled and colored the hearts I made with embossing paste. Kinda' gave my piece a love myself kinda' feel. Then I knew she had to be the QUEEN! She now has a marquee to tell the world.  Hope you like it!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

When I grow up...........

The weekly challenge at Stampotitque Designers Challenge, SDC 180, is make a Painted Background.

The background was made by pressing a rubber stamp into a thick wet paint and allowed to dry.  In real life it almost appears to have been embossed.  The image was colored with markers and fussy cut.  This is a skinny card, 3-1/4 x 6-1/2, which I thought was perfect for this image.  The polka dots on her blouse were made with my new paint pen by Deco Color.

Thanks for stoppin by, hugz


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Artistic Outpost Transportation Blog Hop

It's time for the Monthly Artistic Outpost Blog Hop. Our theme this month is Transportation.

 I used a couple different stamp sets today, Diesel Punk, Route 66 and Industrial Backgrounds. I had fun making this card....starting with the background, I used several different sprays, then stenciled using Pumice Stone distress ink. I stamped in black Archival ink, and using bleach, removed the color from the Diesel Punk kid. He was colored with distress markers. Some of the stamping was done on tissue paper, then glued to the card.

AO stamps used:

Please be sure to stop at the rest of the Design Team:

Tracy * Terry * Lisa * Shari * Gerrie * Kate

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Little Birdie Told Me...........

This little bird from Lost Coast Designs called my name and I just had to get it. I'm playing today in the Lost Coast Tag Challenge and the Tag Along Challenge, Spots and Dots.

(I can't quite figure out how a perfectly straight tag has the tilts!  lol....)

I made this tag with some excess spray I picked up from my mat while working in the studio today.  I was able to pick up on several tags, happy dance!   I stenciled here and there with pumice stone, broken china and mustard.  I stamped with India ink.  Did I say I had fun!

Hugs, Gerrie

Saturday, January 24, 2015

It's A Girl!

This week it's "Punny or Funny" at Stampotique Designers Challenge #  SDC 179.  I think that Stampotique stamps are the easiest to work with, they all are so much fun.

I cut out my tag out of DSP, white washed the middle with gesso, stamped the image and colored with distress markers, popping up the baby bump.  I added green and mahogany around the edges.

I do hope it made you LOL!


Friday, January 23, 2015

Sound of the Sea

Here I am with a another stamp from the Artistic Outpost new release. This is one of the new single, ATC stamps, Sound Of The Sea. I stamped on a piece of stash, added some additional color to fill it in and mounted it on an embossed piece of vellum. The vellum is hard to photograph as it is an iridescent purple, but wow, does it emboss nicely!

I am playing in Lisa's Blogger Challenge today, By the Sea.

Be sure to check out the new release and have a chance to win something by doing the new release hop.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Artistic Outpost..........It's a NEW RELEASE Hop!!

What a wonderful way to start the new year off, with new stamps from Artistic Outpost! There are  two new sets, a background stamp that matches the masculine set, and 4 single stamps this release! You can see them all here.  Keep reading below to see how you can win a $15 Artistic Outpost Gift Certificate!

I love masculine stamps..........straight up and no ribbons, bling or lace, well, at least not on mine, lol!

I am sharing 2 cards from the new Hat's Off set today. My first card uses the biking stamp along with this scene from The Outpost and the sentiment from A Lovely Day.  Remember, the Artistic Stamp sets combine to make so many different works of art.  I masked and used distress inks, along with India ink.

I used the handsome, top hat gentlemen from Hat's Off, along with a stencil, embossing paste and crackle paste, colored with distressed inks.  I stamped on tissue paper and applied to my stenciled background.  Of course the steampunk is from the Steampunk set!

AO stamps used:

Prize details:
Just for commenting on the Design Team Members Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $15 Artistic Outpost Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of AO Stamps.  You have until January 23, 2015 at 10:00 PM CST to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Three random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the AO Blog on January 24, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

Please be sure to stop by the rest of the Design Team Blogs to see their beautiful art.

Tracy * Shari * Terry * Kate * Gerrie (you are here) * Lisa