Sunday, August 27, 2017

Stamp Affaire #8 - a second bronze challenge


Another Bronze Anniversary challenge. This time I decided to make my own "bronze". 

I used a combination of orange zest and dark chocolate inks on white cardstock, from which I had die-cut the filigreed Mix and Match Scollops.  I sponged on Versamark and then dusted with gold Perfect Pearls, since I didn't have bronze.  Actually, it turned out pretty well!

Stamp Affaire #8 - Bronze


Yay!  No brown!!!

The focus of this challenge was bronze and we had metallic bronze paper on hand!
It looked awful plain when I first finished, but leave it to Barb to figure out that we needed to add a bit of bling to ours. This was easy and fun --and we have time to grab a bite of lunch before the next challenge starts.

Stamp Affaire #7 - Another Wool Challenge



Well we were supposed to make "cookies" out of felt for this one. I opted to make mine with Copic pens and PTI's Friendship Jar.  Some gingham and old fashioned wallpaper seemed to go well with the Halloween cookies!

Stamp Affaire #8 - Wool



Here we go again- another day of Stamp Affaire!  This morning's first challenge involved using some fall leaves made of two pieces of wool felt, stitched together..

Our sewing needles wouldn't go through the felt, so we "stitched" ours with copic markers. I loved the fall theme of Heather Nichol's design. 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Stamp Affaire - #6 Iron



I can not make another brown card!

This challenge was to create something resembling rusted iron. 
Our texture paste wasn't working anyway so I went off on my own and opted for something that would look like oxidized copper instead. 

At least it's colorful!  I blended several inks - Orange Zest, Hawwaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, and dusted here and there with gold Perfect Pearls.







Stamp Affaire - Wood #2


I LOVE color!!!  So when the second challenge involved wood and autumn leaves and wood, 
I went to town!

I used Zig watercolor pens on dampened cardstock. The rest came together in a snap. 






Stamp Affaire #5 - Wood






This time the challenge was wood - I didn't have a piece balsa wood so I just used a wood theme and did inlaid piecing with a double die-cut.  Melissa Phillips came to the rescue again with a sweet saying that fits between the branches. It needed something for a pop of color and a bluebird seemed to fit in perfectly .