JUST A NOTE:

Thank you for your time to visit my blog. I hope you enjoy it and visit often :). If it inspires you feel free to use my ideas, but don't forget to give credit and back-link to my blog. Thanks again and have fun browsing! Cornelia

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Design Teams past and present and GDT

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Crazy Birds Again.....


Hi Everyone,

if you were expecting a card I have to disappoint you - made a little piece of "art" here on canvas with my favorite birds....


First I gessoed, then I stamped the bird, masked it and spritzed with Dylusion spray. Colored the bird, stamped some more - all other stamps besides the crazy bird are by  Ryn Tanaka - her stamps and those birds just go so well together!


Added black splatters and finished it off with varnish. The whole project took a while - stuff needs to dry in between those steps.

and here he is again - Mr. Dapper - I love him!


Edited for more info:
Its tricky to stamp on canvas, because of the give - I put the stamp on the table and put the canvas on it and then rubbed my fingers onto the stamp (through the canvas). You have to watch out and not shift anything. I gessoed the canvas first. I used Dylusion ink sprays for the background and probably distress inks and some Copics to color the bird - can't quite remember....has been too long...

Linking up with:

Designs by Ryn  - May customer gallery
Fantasy Stamper Challenge - Wings and Things
Inkspirational - purple
Stampotique #196 - something old, something new (old Ryn stamps. new project - never made anything with canvas)

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Happy stamping!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Crazy Bird Father's Day card

Hi Everyone,

time to play with the Crazy Birds - I think they just lend themselves to be made into Father's Day cards....



I used watercolor paper and watercolors to color Mr. Crazy. Gave him a snazzy little bow-tie made with a YNS die, colored it, too and added glossy accents. Added the sentiment by Studio112 - I actually cut that sentiment out - I figured I'll never will use the stamp as it is anyhow and that was easier than masking it....

And did I mention the splatters?


Linking up with:

Cut it up  - Ties for Fathers Day
Colour me....! - my orange show up as red in the picture...
Friday Mashup - water color
Snippets Playground - use a snippet (bow tie) - probably the tiniest snippet ever ;)
Inkspirational - Purple ( as suggested by Carol)

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 29, 2015

STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop - Day 5


Hi Everyone,

 today is the fifth and sadly the last day of our blog hop at STAMPlorations, but there will be more in the future, I promise!



Here is my card:


For this card I used DP - the red heart was already on it. Added the deer stencil and the sentiment. I spruced up the CHRISTMAS with a silver gel pen. The stars are by Memory Box - they are inlaid die cuts to keep this a one layer card. Added the silly googly eye.....

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Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
And of course there are prizes to win - the details you find on the STAMPlorations blog

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Birthday Giraffe

Hi Everyone,

I have to sneak in a card in between our STAMPloration blog hop.......I just made to play in some challenges. That cute giraffe was nudging me for the last few days to get inked up - I finally gave in......



Added Washi tape in the background and embossed a scrap piece of card stock with a Sizzix Embossing Folder. The giraffe is by YNS - I colored it with Copics and fuzzy cut it. The sentiment and inlaid triangle die cut is also by YNS. I mounted the Kraft panel with foam tape.


Linking up with:

 Your Next Stamp #14 - Sketch
The Kraft Journal - CAS Embossed
The Male Room - Washi tape
My time to Craft - Zoo animals
Snippets Playground - use a snippet (giraffe and Kraft paper)


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STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop - Day 4


Hi Everyone,

 today is the fourth day of our blog hop at STAMPlorations  - are you having fun? I sure do!



This is a real easy card to make. Took that stencil, spritzed it with Dylusion spray , put it on watercolor paper and ran it through my Big Shot. Added the daisy and put Stickles into the center, although it dos not show well in the picture, but in real life it sparkles beautifully!!!! Lastly added the sentiment.

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Daisy Dance      
 Bloom Sketches: Daisy 1
Sentiment Builders: Celebrate 

Here is another view of my card:



Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
And of course there are prizes to win - the details you find on the STAMPlorations blog

Linking up with:
Stampotique #194 - Stencils
Inkspirational - purple
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday
Shopping our Stash - use a mist or spray


  Grab Our Badge!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop - Day 3

Hi Everyone,

 today is the third day of our blog hop at STAMPlorations featuring those fabulous stencils Shery keeps designing!!!!




Here is my card:




First I used colored embossing paste for the leaves on Kraft and then I used the same stencil and sponged those leaves on vellum. Attached the vellum with tow gold eyelets and added the gold embossed border - of course I should have done the border first, but did not think about it...lastly added the sentiments. 


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ARTPlorations Stencils - Leaf Prints
SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Happy

Doesn't that look delicious with all that gold?? I love it!




Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
And of course there are prizes to win - the details you find on the STAMPlorations blog

Linking up with:

Less is More - use some metal (eyelets, gold metallic embossing, metallic string)
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday
Challenge up your Life - ribbons, twine, buttons
Make my Monday - Kraft card

       

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #146


Hi Everyone,
this is my second blog post today - if you are looking for the STAMPlorations blog hop, click HERE

Its challenge time at ATSM! For the next two weeks our theme is Anything Goes - don't you just love this?




I used that wonderful Cardinal from the brand new STAMPlorations set The Birds and The Blooms and colored him with water colors. Added the branch  - by Memory Box and stamped the leaves, which are form the set Rosebuds and colored them in, too. Added splatters, what else...?

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And then I added Stickles to the beak - it has to glitter somewhere...



Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is no other than - you might have guessed that - 


Prize is a $10 gift certificate


Linking up with:
Amusing challenges - Birds and Bees
Crafty Calender - Things with Wings
My time to Craft - Zoo animals - they certainly have songbirds at the zoo
Sweet Stampin' - Birds and/or Bees

STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop - Day 2

Hi Everyone,

 today is the second day of our blog hop at STAMPlorations featuring those fabulous stencils Shery keeps designing!!!!




Here is my card:


Started out with yellow card stock and the stencil, sponged with black soot distress ink. Added the newsprint stamp from the Mixed Media Grungs set. Then stamped the daisy (the stencil was designed for it) and added white highlights. The sentiment is heat embossed and added some color to the word "SUN".

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Daisy Dance      



Here is another view of my card:


Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
And of course there are prizes to win - the details you find on the STAMPlorations blog

Linking up with:
Stampotique #194 - Stencils
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - stencil it
The Pink Elephant - anything goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog