Hybrid Rose

Hello, I was able to do a little coloring for me to "practice"  So here is what I made!  I really liked how it turned out.  So no big post today, links or blog hops...just this :)  I used copic's in warm grey's 1, 3, 5, 7 and 8.  BV 20, 23, 25, and 29


Follow Your Art - Steampunk Owl

Well, Christmas is over and I am done playing with my holiday images.  Let's start with This wonderful little owl by Stampendous.  I have to admit I've never been a big owl fan.  Seriously, anything that can turn its head all the way around freaks me out a bit.  But, this little gentlemen is so sweet and versatile.  I've combined him with a few stamps to create a framed art piece. 

I first stamped the Steampunk Owl with archival ink in black.  Then the smaller pine bushes from Pinecone Boughs also in archival black.  I flash dried it with my heat gun and then embossed the large pine needles with detailed gold.  Don't worry about going over the top of your already stamped images, you'll want to give your project dimension.  I used distressed inks to chalk in the color.  Chalking with distress inks is a quick way to color an image...it does take practice :)  The red flowers I embossed with detail gold and smushed them a lot to break the fibers down and distress them.  Now comes adding all the goodies!

Thanks for visiting today!
see you next time -Rhea


"I Triple Dog Dare You!"

I have recently found Doodle Dragon Studios by Dustin Pike through my friend Jennifer Dove.  Holy Crap are these images not only adorable but if you add the right title to them they are a real hoot.    

We are going to be doing a Hue's Who on Dustin in the spring issue of Designed To Color Magazine.  I've been coloring and laughing with some of his image for this upcoming issue...It's been so much fun. I had to do this one and share it right away.

Tongue Stuck by Dustin Pike

Hop on over to Doodle Dragon Studios and download your copy of Tongue Stuck :)

I colored with Copic Markers and here are the colors I used...
B 29, 18, 12
R 35, 46, 59
Y 19, 08 YR 24
C 0, 1, 3


Soldier Santa - Make It Crafty

As some of you know, I am a mother of an United States ARMY Soldier.  So I designed this card for him.  It totally fits his cheeky since of humor.  I've been keeping this design in my head for quite some time and was pleased when it came to life.  Actually designing something patriotic for my soldier always brings a few tears to my eyes.

I would be pleased if you lifted this photo by right clicking and "saving picture as" send it to a soldier you may know.  It is also on my facebook page waiting to be reposted for a special person serving to protect us.

My wish this holiday season is simple...That all those brave men and women are safe.  If they are unable to be home with their families they are with their brother and sister soldiers sharing this special holiday together and sharing wonderful stories of home.  I hope that is what my son will be doing.

Just in case you get to see this Post Private Sutto....I love you son and Merry Christmas!!!!  "I love you more" :)  I miss you, xoxoxo

Ok, now that my eyes are leaking and I don't know why......I colored Santa with Copics and here are the colors I used

Coat = E 84, 87, 89 55, 57, 59 Y26, y28 y21
Beard = C3,1,0
Fur on coat = E41, 43 44 with texture added with a rag
the background was airbrushed with E79, 59, 57, 37
i used Stampendous Pirate Gold Embossing around the edges and sprinkled it on the background

Make it Crafty has so many fun and wonderful digi stamps to color  visit them a makeitcrafty.com
they will be closed until January 7th for holiday.

I hope you enjoyed this Santa...Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas!!!!  Rhea

Penny - I really hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Thank you for leaving comments on every post I put on the blog!  I just love hearing from you!!!  You should be on our team!!!!  Hugs Penny  We should at least meet for coffee and so to a shop a crop

Poinsettia Tag - Anything Goes

Yes, it is time for a new challenge at..

Your mission should you choose to accept it is...
Anything Goes

So, here we go with another fun filled two weeks of Holiday Inspired!  Be sure to play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the store. 

I love it when we have "Anything Goes" for our challenges!  Heck, you can pull out your favorite Easter Bunny stamp and make a card and it qualifies...how cool is that!  I'm not quite ready for the Easter Bunny yet so I'm bringing you a holiday tag which is now hanging on my tree.  Yup, tags make great ornaments :)  

After I was completely done with coloring  Jumbo Poinsettia I stamped and embossed the swirls from the Damask Chair clear cling set over it.

First I used Aged Ivory...just a few and then went over the top with more swirls in Aged Gold.

After embossing I accented the middle of the flowers with Halo Gold Mix.  Added red berries by dotting red stickles and then finished with ribbon and a couple of charms.  


Make It Crafty Fairy-Bauble

Hello,  wow is it a busy time of year or what!  Seriously, is it Easter yet?  Well the stockings are hung and the tree is trimmed.  The presents are bought and paid for :)  Helps there were only 2...LOL. Now it's time to..........well.......I have no clue what to do!  I've never been done this early.  So I guess I will relax, enjoy my family and create.

Make It Crafty has some wonderful little digi stamps to color.  Here is "Fairy-Bauble"

Little Miss Fairy Bauble has been fussy cut and really pieced out.  I colored her of course with my copics.

I hope you enjoy today's little inspiration!  Hugs...Rhea


Sparkly Winter Wishes

Good Morning,  Bringing you another bit of inspiration for 7 Kids College Fund.  We still have out challenge going on "Holiday Inspired" with only a week left.  I hope you hop on over to 7 Kids Challenge Blog and play along for a chance to win!  

Sparkly little snowflakes are always pretty on cold winter days.   
I played around with my alcohol inks and gloss paper to make the background which is always fun.  Messy but fun!  I used Black, Stream and Pool.  After it was dry I stamped and embossed the background with detailed silver embossing powder.  The stamp is "Snowflake" a wonderful background stamp by Stampendous.  The sentiment is from the Snowglobe Kiddo cling set also from Stampendous.  Add a little Aged Marine Embossing Powder around the edges, a little silver stickles and bit of tulle and that's about it.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a little love note.  I enjoy everyone's comments so much and they inspire me to keep creating new and different things.  Warm winter hugs!  Rhea

Here's your shopping list :)

Holiday Inspiration.

Yes, it is time for a new challenge at..

Your mission should you choose to accept it is...
Holiday Inspired

So, here we go with another fun filled two weeks of Holiday Inspired!  Be sure to play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the store. 

With the Holiday's now in full swing, your credit card screaming, "no, don't swipe me again" and your stress level climbing as your days left to holiday shop dwindle.  Awe, what an age we live in.  So, I thought I would go back in time with a the Simplistic Romance of good old Saint Nick.  

Dude, all you got back then was a flippin' orange in your sock and if you were really a good kid you got a few nuts in there too.  If that wasn't bad enough it was the sock you had been wearing for the last few days maybe even weeks.  And you were happy about it.  I didn't want to go to far, this Saint Nick is just right.  He has a little tree and just a few goodies.  

This card was fun to make.

I colored with distress ink pads using a dry brushing technique.  Then covered my design with sookwang tape and cut the oval out.  Peeled off the other side of the tape and covered with warm clear glitter ritz.  Seriously cool.  This made him look very old and shimmery.

I distressed, stamped and embossed the background paper.  put the greeting on and the card is done.  

Now, Time to treat yourself to a little holiday shopping!
No oranges or nuts in your socks....


Poinsettia Creations

Hello and Happy Friday!  

With the Holiday's now in full swing I am sharing a little card that is perfect for just about anyone. It is also very fast and simple

The Stampendous poinsettia background and the Spellbinders poinsettia creations are a perfect pair.
Use the new Matting Basics by Spellbinders to keep the design fast and simple.

Challenge yourself - with the Matting Basics, 2 colors and a cream or white. 1 stamp and 1 die. lay them all out in front of you.  Give yourself 30 minutes to make a card.  It's fun.  You will be surprised.  I know people that do it in 15 minutes.  There is no way I can do it.

Gold Glitter Ritz
Thin black ribbon


Paris Christamas


Good Morning, I thought I would bring the romance of Paris to our holiday season with lots of stamping, texture and a touch of vintage.

I created the background with a few of my favorite Stampendous images.

  • First stamp the Music Notes in Coffee by Archival
  • Second stamp the Jumbo Pinecone Bough in Library Green by Archival
  • Third stamp and emboss in detail gold the swirl from Damask Chair
  • With forest moss distress ink lightly color around the foliage
  • With aged mahogany distress ink lightly color here and there around the swirls
  • With a edge distresser rough up the edges of the paper and ink with walnut stain distress ink
  • I used a medium called "Creative Medium" and the "Vintage Medium" to make it look old.  It also gives it a little shimmer. 
  • Wrap with ribbon
  • with plum archival ink stamp the french greeting from Stampendous Eiffel Tower and put it through a paper crimper
  • Also put your background paper through a paper crimper
  • with a metallic gold paper cut out the new Eiffel Tower from Spellbinders
  • Assemble and there you have it.
I just love these and I hope you do too.  Thanks so much for visiting and I would love to know what you think.  I would also love to have you follow me...I am always adding new designs and techniques and I love to share!!!!  Hugs, Rhea

Now for the fun part....Let's shop!!!


More Twisted Elf Humor by Make It Crafty Elves

Hi there, sharing some more twisted elf humor from Make It Crafty Digi Collection.  

If you missed last Sunday's post you must see...It's a hoot.

I airbrushed the background with B99, 97 and 95 then added BG78, 75 and a little 72.  After everything was colored I used chunky white embossing powder by Stampendous.

The greens are YG67 and 63 with YG03
Reds are R59, 46 and 35

Go over to Make It Crafty and check out their Digi's!!!!  Have fun coloring!!!!!!!

Don't forget to leave a little love :0  I so enjoy reading every comment.  I also love my followers and will follow you back!!!!  Hugs,  Rhea

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all of you a blessed Thanksgiving Day


Graphic 45 Inspired

Graphic 45's new Calendar line is out and is so fabulous!!!  This little sweetie is from the November Page.  I used the Spellbinders Grand Ovals to create the card with the scalloped ovals and large ovals for the layers with October Afternoon paper and covered the punched leaves with Glitter Ritz. 

Rhea Weigand  www.PassionatePaperCreations.blogspot.com
I am using the line to create a series of cards, tags and books.  I am soooo excited to play with this line.

Twisted Elf Humor by Make It Crafty

"Hello there."  Well, I've shared my style from simple elegance to very detailed.  From Vintage to totally Shabby Chic/Girly Girly and Steampunk.  But what I have not shared is my twisted humor.  Well, if you've actually read my post you may have caught glimpses of it.

Make It Crafty has a collection of wonderful digital images from the sweetest fairies to these mischievous elves.  They even have Santa's with an attitude!  I just love these little dude's so much I had to share them.

I will have another one next Sunday :)  so stay tuned

I was fortunate enough to join my good friend Jennifer Dove at her "Copic Build A Book" retreat here in Phoenix a couple of weekends ago.  I've only been coloring with copics about a year and Jennifer really took me to the next level and beyond!!!

She now has me addicted to airbrushing and texturizing with different fabrics with the blending solution.  The twinkle background was done with burlap...lol.

She is has a Build A Book classes here in Phoenix at 3 different stores...and they are starting soon!!!!  You totally have to check out her blog!!!!  Jennifer Dove at Just4FunCrafts

Essential Elements - Paris Board

November is Essential Elements Month at Stampendous!
Show us your most creative uses of Stampendous Essentials including EP, Mica, Glass Glitter, Color Fragments, Glitter, Flocking.... 
All you have to do is create a project using any of the above elements, hop over to the Stampendous blog and link your project and you could win!!!!

Here is one of the projects I created...Yup, I'm still playing with my FAST FINISH MEDIUM! LOL

To Learn how I tinted my Fast Finish Medium visit my Nesting Project posted on November 10th

I used my favorite Stamendous images here in this project with layers of book pages and copy paper.  I stamped all the images with Archival ink because it is water proof.  All of the coloring is chalked with distressed inks....I've been asked by many to have a tutorial on this technique...I promise to do it soon.

Here is a list of the images used and I've linked them to my favorite online store or Stampendous:  Music Score; I love Paris; Blossom Spray; Eiffel Tower Perfectly Clear Set  Now for the Elements!  Pearlized Mica;  Hunter Fragments; Sage Fragments; Rose Fragments; Halo Gold Glitter

Thanks for visiting today and as always I love to read your comments.  Don't forget to follow me :)  Hugs, Rhea

A Little Holiday Magic from Spellbinders

Good Morning :)  Today's inspiration is from Spellbinders.  This year they have released a wonderful collection of embossing folders called "M-BOSSABILITIES"  These embossing folders are fantastic in detail and won't cut your paper!  They also come in 3 different sizes.  ES which is your standard size.   EL which is large enough to do a 5x5 with left over..."holler" and EG which is 8 1/2 x 11!!!!  "scream"  You can emboss your entire card with the "scream".  Or for me when I teach a class...I can cut my prep time way down...now that's worth screamin' bout....just sayin'

So let's see how I created this design....

Once I embossed my design I masked off the ornaments using removable double sided tape.  Then I worked Forrest Moss into the background.  I removed the mask and worked Vintage Photo all over lightly.  

In the details of the ornament, I filled with glossy accents. 



Fast Finish Fall Hop - Butterfly Love

Hello!  Another exciting day with Stampendous and FAST FINISH DECOUPAGE by Beacon Adhesives. 

Today I'm focusing on pastels, butterflies and paper doilies.

This is a 5x7 board canvas.  Of course you can see all the fantastic elements and images from Stampendous.  Well, see the background color?  It's not colored paper.  It's not inked.  It's not painted.
It's Fast Finish Decoupage died with my choice of ink.  Seriously AWESOME!  I did it by accident and and went crazy from there, as you will see this week in my projects.  So Here is what I did.

I used one of Stampendous clear bottles.  I poured a little Fast Finish Decoupage into it and added 1-2 droops of distress ink and applied just like you normally would.  The result is so amazing and fast!  I have been a decoupaging fool!!!

In this project there were no glues used at all!  The other thing I discovered is Fast Finish is perfect for adding your fragments.  You can even use it to emboss...but be careful not to burn your project or catch fire to it.

Let's get started
----for details on adding color to Fast Finish visit Tuesday's Project
  • stamp CRP147 Butterfly Post onto regular copy paper.  
    • I did 6 of them. 
    • cut out only the butterflies
    • chalk with distress inks from the center out using colors of your choice. 
    • set these aside for later
  • Tear and layout your paper doilies.
    • With a paint brush lightly paint on the Fast Finish to your canvas board or canvas. 
    • start in the center for first doily.
      • cover the back with clear fast finish then "paint' the front with brown tinted fast finish
    • work around the edges just like you did with the center piece but "paint" with different tinted fast finish and use lots of layers with the doilies. 
    • Remember to "paint" each doily with a different color of tinted fast finish
  • Stamp R105 Dream Text on a piece of copy paper and cut out each definition 
  • Layout where you want your butterflies and apply clear Fast Finish.
    • remember to brush a little on the back and rub paper into place
    • then brush a little on the top covering the edges.
  • Choose which definitions you want to use and with clear Fast Finish attach to project
  • Now take a little FRG04 Gold Halo Mix and lightly sprinkle over entire project.  Blow or tap board to knock off the extra.
  • Time to emboss the edges!  Easy!!
    • brush a little Fast finish along the edge of the board 
    • apply Aged Wine Embossing Powder
    • heat slowly.  It will bubble if you heat to quickly.  Be very careful. 

Thanks for visiting today!  Don't forget, leave a little comment to let me know what you thought of todays project.  Also, I would love to have you follow my blog!!!  Hug, Rhea

Here are a list of Stampendous products used to make this project;

FRG04 Gold Halo Mix
CRP147 Butterfly Post
R105 Dream Text
 FRG04 Gold Halo Mix
 Aged Wine Embossing Powder

A Little Bling

Yes, it is time for a new mission at..
7 Kids College Fund!

Your mission should you choose to accept it is...

So, I'm sharing a this tag.  Don't you think it's a perfect fit for this challenge?  I designed this with Stampendous in July for the their summer release and now I'm here sharing with all of you for 7 Kids College Fund.

Magnolia Bling by:Passionate Paper Creations
This was seriously so simple.  I used copic markers to color. Ok, maybe it wasn't that simple

I colored the Jumbo Cling Magnolia with my copic's first adding yellow here and there for my highlights.  I then added Pirate Gold on the edges of the pedals and leaves.  Finally, paint a medium layer of glue on the background and pour on the Gold Halo Mix Glitter.  I worked in small areas to insure accuracy.   Add your ribbon, I used my favorite green and gold tule, and your done.

I hope you join our mission of BLING over at 7 KIDS Challenge Blog!  You could win a $20 gift certificate!

Don't forget to leave a little love :) - Rhea


Fast Finish Fall Hop - Felinus

Hello!  We have an exciting week for you!  Stampendous has teamed up with Beacon Adhesives and we are using their wonderful product called FAST FINISH DECOUPAGE.  Let me tell you...I'm in love with this product.  Over the next few days I will share why.

This is a 5x7 board canvas.  Of course you can see all the fantastic elements and images from Stampendous.  Well, see the background color?  It's not colored paper.  It's not inked.  It's not painted.
It's Fast Finish Decoupage died with my choice of ink.  Seriously AWESOME!  I did it by accident and and went crazy from there, as you will see this week in my projects.  So Here is what I did.

I used one of Stampendous clear jars.  Pour a little Fast Finish Decoupage into it and add 1-2 drops of distress ink and apply just like normal..  The result is so amazing and fast!  I have been a decoupaging fool!!!

In this project there were no glues used at all!  The other thing I discovered is Fast Finish is perfect for adding your fragments.

Let's get started

  • stamped and embossed R141 Clock Works onto regular copy paper.  
    • I did 3 of them. 
  • Tear around the edges 
    •  ink the edges with brown this will help give definition once they are applied.  
  • With a paint brush lightly paint on the Fast Finish to your canvas board or canvas.  
  •  Paint the Fast Finish on the back of the paper saturating it. and lay into place.  
    • Do not cover the front just yet.  
  • Do this on all pieces until you have your background covered.  
    • Note; with only 3 clock works stamped it will not be enough to cover the entire board so just tear regular paper and fill in the blank area.  
  • Now in a small container that has a tight fit lid (you can seal and re-use later) pour a little Fast Finish and add 1 drop of your favorite ink (use a dye ink).  
    • try it on a scrap piece of paper.  If you want it darker add another drop of ink and test again.  
    • In this project I used Faded Jeans and Gathered Twig and Forrest Moss.  
    • Yes,  I mixed 3 little containers.  
  • Paint one front area with your blue color and one area with your green and the other with brown.
    • you can paint the areas based on how you laid out your design of the background.
You've just killed two owl's with one stone by adding ink to your Fast Finish and the look is totally cool.  Tip; apply the died Fast Finish in an even coat and then go back and dab more of the same color here and there leaving it to "puddle" and let dry.  Now you have depth.  Once a color is dry...go back and maybe add a little brown over the top to give it a more vintage look.  You can also paint on a little blue and then a little brown and watch the color change just like if you were painting.

To add your elements and fragment;  with the clear fast finish put a little puddle sprinkle the fragments dip brush in Fast Finish and touch to pile of fragments.  Fast Finish is thin so when you touch it to the fragments it will spread fast and cover all of them.  That's why you don't need glue :)

Thanks for visiting today!  Don't forget, leave a little comment to let me know what you thought of todays project.  Also, I would love to have you follow my blog!!!  Hug, Rhea

Here are a list of Stampendous products used to make this project;
R141 Clock Works
CRP161 Felinus
CRP174 Steampunk Owl
RFM05 Bronzed Mica
FRC14 Hunter Color Fragments
FRC05 Taupe Color Fragments
FRG04 Gold Halo Mix


A Little Halloween Magic

Good Morning!  Hope you are enjoying your coffee and browsing through your favorite blogs.  This is a little design I did this summer for Stampendous and I bring to you again for 7 Kids College Fund.

For my design I used Lacey Background and Halloween Magic.  The Lacey Background is amazing with detail, it's beautiful embossed or simply stamped.  I chose to emboss with Pirate Gold.  I used copic markers to color this little cutie as well as her background.  To add a little pop, I embossed her hat, belt and edges of clock with Pirate Gold using my Versa Mark Pen.  Gold Halo Mix Glitter was the perfect final touch.  Add a little tulle dot with gold Stickles and your done.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a little love :)  



Stampendous - October Releases - Tutu Toad Garden Ballet

October 2012 Release Week is here!!!!!
The new catalog is out and it is FAB!  Everything from Vintage Circus to really BIG Butterflies and everything in-between including Toads.  Who thought toads could be adorable?  Well, put a tutu on a little toad and she is as sweet as can be.  So sweet in fact, I've created two designs this week with Tutu Toad.  
Today I'm sharing Tutu Toad and her two BFF's performing in a garden.

and here is the inside.....

I have to say, this wasn't an easy project and I really have no idea where to begin on instructions to help you make your own.  I did start with step out photos but it wasn't helpful.  So, I will just share the product's used in a quick outline.

  1. Base and dome are from Hobby Lobby
  2. Let's start with the base
    1. floral foam and cover with moss
    2. mix your favorite flower soft colors together with shaved ice and a lot of glue
    3. take a sheer ribbon and wrap the edges and secure with straight pens
    4. the little flowers are also from Hobby Lobby
    5. the little wired beads are from the bridal section of Hobby Lobby
    6. Now for Tutu and her friends.  I stamped and embossed with Pirate Gold and chalked them with distress inks
      1. peeled paint
      2. crushed olive
      3. seedless preserves
      4. worn lipstick
      5. broken china
    7. when done coloring layer and glue them to another piece of cardstock placing a floral wire up the center.  when dry cut out.
  3. Now for the dome...hmmm
    1. I used the new Spellbinders Lattice die for the backdrop 
    2. from Hobby Lobby I have a vine that has little twigs of green on it
    3. I attached them to the background with glue and wire allowing them to go above the top.  when you put them in the dome they will curve to create a canopy.
    4. from the twigs I attached a few beads and again added more of the flower soft mix from the base with the same flowers from the base
Well, that is the basics.  It's a matter of adding your own flair :)

Check Back on Saturday I will be sharing Tutu and Sir Toad in an altered book.  I can't wait to share this project...is it Saturday yet?

Thank you for visiting and as always I love to hear your comments and I jump up and down when you follow me.  Hugs,  Rhea

Now time to Shop!

Hobby Lobby
Glass Dome with Base
Small Flowers
Floral Wire

See who else is playing along today!!!!
PLUS Kristine Reynolds who got left off yesterday but has a great project!!
And, of course, we welcome you to flip through our newest catalog by clicking on the cover below. You can also print or download a pdf of it to your computer.
Stampendous October 2012 Catalog

Tim Holtz Holiday Tag

Good Morning!  

It's been a while since I shared a tag.  So today I am bring to you a little holiday inspiration using Tim Holtz Products.

First lets start with the embossing folder and how I used it here.  I used the woodgrain from Bricked & Woodgrain Texture Fades .  I inked the folder with Walnut Stain before running it through my machine and then dried with my heat gun.  I then lightly used my inking tool to work Vintage Photo into the background.  Finally with a little Forrest Moss added a little color here and there for a fresh wood look. 

I really tore up the edges with his distressing tool and inked the edges with Walnut Stain.  

Using Fesitive Greenery I put together the centerpiece.  If you don't have this die you can also use Tattered Pincone and Elegant Flourishes.  I decorated each piece with stickles.

For the Greeting, I used Staz On to stamp on acrylic.  Punched out a circle and heated it with heat gun to warp it.  Outline with stickles. 

Decorate with ribbon and your done.  

I hope you enjoyed today's little inspiration, Rhea


Core'dinations with Stampendous! Saint Nick

Time to do a little blog hopping with Stampendous!  I am so glad you are here that I am going to be giving away a little blog candy!!!  The details are at the end of my post :)

With today's blog hop I'm bring to you a little Vintage Christmas with one of my favorites from Stampendous, CRR128 Saint Nick with Core'dinations Tim Holtz Collection

First, let's start with good old Saint Nick.  Stamp and emboss with Clear Bark.  I colored the image using Tim Holtz distress inks..hence, why I used this collection from Core'dinations :).  So many color with the distress inks using water to create was water color effect.  I use Inkssentilas Craft Nibs by Ranger and Chalk Applicators or eye shadow applicators.

It takes a lot of practice and like with anything else...you can always add more but you can't take it away, so start with very little ink on the applicator and build your color and add more to shade.  I like using black soot and pumice stone to help with the shadows. 

I've used Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Bricks and Bark with the Core'dination paper.  After sanding and distressing the edges I used my inking tool with Walnut Stain to add shadows to the brick. Then cut a small piece of green paper and distress the edges but don't ink.  I wanted to have the lighter edges of this showing.

I then embossed my KaiserKraft background Paper with Elegant Borders using my new favorite embossing powder Moonstone also the right edge of the green core'dinations paper.

Add a little of this, a little of that and glue it down with Zip Dry from Beacon.  Now for the important final step.  Glossy Accents, I put this over Saint Nick.  1. It gives him dimension and gloss  2.  The moisture from the gloss deepens and smooths out the lines from chalking the inks....shhh, don't tell anyone, it's our little secret.

Now it time to learn how you could win...
Core'dinations Paper
10 4.25"x5.5" Core Courture
10 4.25"x 5.5" Tim Holtz (Kraft-Core & Distress)
Stampendous Perfectly Clear Vintage Crowns

....I will be selecting one of my followers at random to be a winner!  It's that easy :)  So, if you want to win become a follower of my blog...email following doesn't count, sorry I can't track that.  
Just to let you know...I will follow your blog too :).  Thanks for stopping by and good luck.

Hugs, Rhea

Time to Shop!!!
Core'Dinations Paper - JoAnn's
Tulle -Hobby Lobby
Inkadinkadoo chalk applicators - JoAnn's

Keep Hopping Today Too!!!

Core'dinations with Stampendous! Ravin Design

Our week of fun with Core'dinations has been full of designs from all of my team mates at Stampendous and the team over at Core'dinations Blog.  What an exciting week with only 1 more day to go!

Today I am bringing you a little Halloween inspiration with Raven Background stamped and embossed with Detail Black.  With Core'dinations paper from the Sugar & Spice collection

Using glossy paper start Lets start with the background.  I used Alcohol Inks in Eggplant, Sunset Orange and Lettuce with a gold leaf pen.  The gold leaf pen gives more of a marble look and helps spread the colors.  The Gold Leafing Pen from Krylon resist with the alcohol inks...so very cool.

If you don't have alcohol inks,  you can also use Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade and Mowed Lawn distress inks without the leaf pen. Using the distress inks will give you a much softer blended look.  Working in small areas add your color blending the edges of each.  You may also want to use a finger dauber if it is easier.  Let dry completely, then stamp and emboss image.  Tear some paper stick it together and there you have it.

I've use the Coredinations paper from the Sugar and Spice Collection.  First I used my edge distressing tool from Prima to cut and rough up the edges. Then I used the rasping tool which is part of this must have tool!!!!!  Or you can tear the edges.

Decorate and there you have it :)

I hope you enjoy today's inspiration!  -Rhea

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Sookwang Double-Sided Tape

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Black and Orange Challenge

A new challenge starts over at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog.
This Challenge is:

Black & Orange

This is a perfect challenge with fall in full swing and Halloween just around the corner.  I hope you find a little inspiration from this design and enter your design for a chance to win a gift certificate to 7 Kids College Fund.

Pumpkin Fence by: Passionate Paper Creations

If you can't tell I have fallen madly in love with the new Stampendous releases.  OH!!!  And, let me tell you...the new releases of their aged embossing powders are IMPROVED!!!!!!! They have so much more color and less of the golds and silvers mixed in.

In the background of this design you can see it!  I took a yellow card stock, ran it through a paper crimper at a diagonal.  Rubbed Versa Magic Pad on the top here and there.  Covered with Aged Spice and you can see the color.  The older Aged series would have more gold or silver to them and less pigment embossing powders.  These are a must have.

Hope you play along!!!!

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Aqua Glue

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Steampunk Owl Card

Good Morning!  Rhea here bringing a new design for 7 Kids College Fund using the new collection of Stampendous she has in the store.

Here we have Steampunk Owl colored using a dry brushing technique using distress inks.  No water involved here :)

Steampunk Owl by: Passionate Paper Creations
I use eye shadow applicators and Coloring Nibs by Ranger to color in my images.  You can make them as rich or pastel as you like.  It does take practice...a lot of practice, however, it is fast and fun and I love the results.

I've been asked do to some tutorials so stay tuned and follow my blog because I will be working on this soon.

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