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

Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to leave a little love :)

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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