Saturday, June 25, 2016

Rock Around The Clock

Hi everyone over at the Just For Fun Rubber Stamp blog we are having a 50's Flashback challenge going on.

While looking through the stamps I knew I had to have the Saddle shoe stamp. I also had to have the record adapter background stamp. I remember bugging my parents to buy me a pair of Saddle shoes. I just had to have them. Why I'm not sure because I've never been that fashion conscious. I also remember coming home to find a record player with a radio in my bedroom along with the red adapters to play 45's. Lol! I think my parents were tired of me playing records in the living room. I decided to combine the two stamps and this is what I came up with.

For the adapter panel I inked the unmounted rubber stamp and placed the stamp along with my piece of card stock into my embossing machine and embossed.

The music sheet was part of the card I did the adapter panel on and had red ink on it. When I wet the paper to put in the embossing folder which I had sprinkled and brushed Perfect Pearl on the ink faded to a pinkish color.

I was experimenting once again to see how Perfect Pearl would work embossing. This was my first attempt and being frugal I decided to go ahead and use it even though it was not perfect.

The shoes were stamped and colored with a color pencil.

I hope you will join in the challenge for a chance to win a gift card. It was fun to relive the 50's through stamps. Of course you don't have to have lived in the 50's to experience a flashback. :-)

Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

A Blast From The Past

Hi everyone today I have a fun card which is a blast from the past. The theme this month over at the Just For Fun blog is 50's Flashback. Having grown up in the 50's I've had a blast creating using this theme. Today I have a mixed media creation which would be perfect to make a masculine card.

I used paper designed for oil and acrylic paint for my base. I painted silver paint  for my parking area. Then when it was dry stamped the Drive In. I wasn't sure how well it was going to stamp but like the result. I colored with a color pencil. The sky was colored with chalk. I then stamped the 57 Chevy and although the photo doesn't show I applied Dimensional Magic for the windows and lights. I used a black Glaze pen for the tires and a yellow one for the parking lights. The rest of it was colored with pencils.

Whether you grew up in the 50's or not I encourage you to join into the fun. The details for the 50's Flashback are here.

Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Challenge Anyone?

Hi everyone I had never heard of  Your Next Stamps and dies but it came up when I was looking for a challenge to enter. Several of the stamp challenges require that you use a stamp from the company but luckily this challenge doesn't. The challenge ends tomorrow but I still encourage you to check them out to see if there is a challenge in the future you might want to try. You can do a sketch, color combination or both if you really want to challenge yourself.

O.k I will admit I did not read the instructions for the color part of the challenge so added green to my project. But I did read somewhere that green is considered a neutral color ;-). I was also doing the sketch but had to do a little modifying of it but I think you can tell it is the sketch.

Here is the reveal let me know what you think.

The background my stamped bird is adhered to is actually a photo I took last week of irises by the water. I've been neglecting my Kaleidoscope software program so went ahead and made a kaleidscope image.

The bird is stamped on a used dryer sheet to give some texture and then mounted on blue card stock and hand cut out.

For those who have been following me for anytime you know I like to experiment. I decided to see if I could adhere torn pieces of tissue wrapping paper to a piece of acetate and then emboss with a stencil and my embossing machine. What I discovered is that once the acrylic floor wax which was used for glue is dry it can be peeled off the acetate if not adhered tight at a corner. I also learned it does not cut well using a paper trimmer. Either that or it is the case where I need to change the blade. So I ended up adding a frame.

The adhesive rick rack was in my stash and was just enough to frame my printed image. The gem trim is also from my stash and if I would have read the color instructions I would have used the clear trim but I tend to hoard the clear.

There you have it my challenge to challenge myself and do something different.

O.K. I'm adding a shameful plug here. Talking about challenges the Just For Fun 50's Flashback is in full swing until the end of the month. Please join in the fun if you can.  Not that I'm trying to twist your arm or anything. ;-) Details can be found here:

Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!