Friday, August 12, 2016

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Shadow Box Frame.

Shadow Box Frame

The Shadow Box Frame is easy, fun and can be use in is so many ways.


1 - 12 x 12 Card stock (or you can use
            thick paper stock.)
1 - 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 heavy cards stock (great               
            place to use the cardboard that
            comes in the back of your DSP.)

1 - 7 1/4 x 7 1/4  Paper or Cards stock

1 - 7 x 7 Paper or cards stock

1-  6 3/4 x 6 3/4 cards stock.

Plus you will need your inside embellishments. Skies the limit.

First score your 12 x 12 card stock or thick paper at 1/2, 1 1/8, 2 3/8 and 3 on all 4 sides. Now with a pencil mark off blocks the 4 corners. In the example below you will cut off the "x" and the "T" will be a tag. Repeat in all 4 corners.

XX            XX 
XT            TX

XT            TX

Next, make an "X" in the middle of your paper crossing over the first score line closes to the center. Using you straight edge, create a box around the center "X", large about 3 1/2 inches. Now cut on each line. When you are finished you will have 4  triangles, (do not discard). Fold on each of the score lines using your bone folder.

Fold your tag in and adhere to form all 4 corners.

Measure your 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 to be sure it is not too big. IF it is a tiny bit small that is okay, but if it is too big you need to trim it down now. Adhere the backing to the bottom, being sure the 1/2 inch scored section is folded to the inside.

Now let's work on the top side. Fold and adhere the inside pieces down. Be sure the inside edges are square. You can do this with any straight edge, just stand it up to be sure the inside flap is not pushed too far back or too far forward.

You are ready to embellish the inside of your frame.

Here are some other Shadow Boxes that were completed in the class. A special thank you to the group for letting me share how creative they are.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Adult Coloring Books Continued.

Thank you everyone for all the great responses to my Adult Coloring Book post. I will be happy to show you some other ways to enjoy adult coloring. Stamping the imagine, is only a small part of designing your own coloring pages. As previously stated it is important to use the right ink and marker combination.

I have designed a few coloring cards mounted and are complete, except for the actual coloring. Now I can mail my favorite card to to someone one that enjoys coloring. They can enjoy coloring their own card. In some situations, I send the uncolored card to a friend that likes to color with a posted note inside with the message. "A card that keeps on giving. Color this card and send it to another friend to enjoy." Here is an example: 

As you can see the top cards are finished. It's the unfinished ones I mail the my friends that love to color. 

Stampin Up offers lots of ideas for adult coloring. Come join me again as I use more of our new catalog stamps for coloring. You can make your own color cards too, come shop with me.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Adult Coloring Books

 What are you doing with the Adult Coloring Pages after you have finished coloring them? 

Let's think about this for a minute. You go out and purchase a coloring book, printed on thin paper, create beautiful artwork and then??? What?? It stays in the book???

I would like to suggest a different approach. First, let's start with good quality card stock.  Stamp it with lovely pictures, then place them on a base to display in your home, mail them to friends as cards or place them in an album with photos of your family. 

Now that you have the idea, allow me to give you some really easy instruction on how to make your coloring a one of a kind work of art. As previously stated, you need to start with good quality card stock. Stampin Up offers a variety of colors which will allow you to create on different color backgrounds. Of course the Whisper White and Very Vanilla are the most popular, but don't forget other colors. When you are planning to color flowers, use colors like Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, and Sahara Sands to add more color in your background. For nature scenes, try Smoke Slate, Crumb Cake or Mint macroon. Today's coloring books don't offer these great coloring palettes. 

As for what to stamp for you to color? Anything. In the ones I have posted below, I used several different stamp set. Some stamp sets were mixed with others sets. It does not matter if you create a picture or if you just use the same stamp over and over. The page will come to life when you add your color. And it is your own design.

Speaking of adding color! Let's think a minute about what kind of markers or coloring pencils you are planning to use. 

Rule #1 Water and Oil don't mix....... Alcohol/Solvent and Water do not mix either.  With that in mind; if you are planning to use water color markers or coloring pencils, be sure to stamp in an solvent based ink, like Staz On. If you would rather use alcohol markers, use Memento ink. This way you never need to worry about your ink and markers bleeding on your page. ***Want a special trick?  Use your Wink of Stella like an aqua brush with your Stampin Up ink refills. NOW you are water coloring and adding glitter.***

Rule #2  If you are going to use water color with a very wet page; get Stampin Ups water color paper instead of using card stock. It has been my experience that if you are only using a small amount of water to blend, Stampin Ups card stock is great. If you feel the area is getting too wet, just move to a different area giving it time to dry. 

Rule #3 When using markers, use a light touch on the page. I love Stampin Up markers. The brush tip because allow me to add only the amount of color I want on the page. You will feel like you are not even touching the page. Then, when I use the blending marker it just moves the color around, making blending easy. 

Now enjoy coloring pages no one else has, because they are unique to you. You created them from start to finish. 

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See you there.  

I got to go!!! Off to do some coloring....... see ya later.