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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lets Get a Little Whimsical with our Stamping

Hi Everyone!

Well as the clock ticks down and it gets ever closer to the month of October I started looking through my stamps and found I own quite a few arty funky stamps by some amazing artist like Lynne Parrella and Diana Wakely so I thought it would be fun to do some greeting cards using these stamps and came up with just a few and thought I would share them with you. 


BEAUTIFUL DREAMER CARD
by
Leanne Seed

For all my cards I stuck with primary colors to give it a circus kind of feeling. For this card I used my ink blending tool to add color to my stamped area and streaked on distress inks in Wild Honey, Festive Berries, and Lemonaid then added just a touch of stickles to the famed area.



BEAUTIFUL GIRL CARD
by
Leanne Seed

For this card I painted in the stamp with water color pencils then went back over the areas of her dress using diffrent color Stickles. I also used multiple color inks on a cup cake doillie using my blending tool and with the back ground paper created pockets for colorful tags to slip into.



FLOWER POWER CARD
by
Leanne Seed

With this one I filled in the stamp area with water color pencil and placed a paper flower behind her head to create a great halo effect. I cheated a bit when it came to the green scallop piece and used one of the flat scallop card toppers I purchased at Archivers.



TIME TO SMILE CARD
by
Leanne Seed

So everyone needs a card that will make them smile and when I saw this little clock man I knew I had to use him on this card. I stamped him in the center of an oval frame stamp then swiped on diffrent colors by Distress ink (peacock, spiced marmalade and wild honey) and again I used a pre scalloped card topper I got at Archivers but you can use a die cut or punch just as well. Then I finished it with a bit of May Arts Ribbon.

All these stamps can be obtained through the Stampington Shop Online.
So let your inner child come out and play and create something whimsical for yourself!
Happy Scrapping
Leanne

Friday, September 28, 2012

Shop Shout Out: Altered Bits

As most of you know each month I like to do a shop shout out...these are shops where I find amazing and wonderful treasures to create projects and to find inspiration and I feel I must share it with all my blog friends. So as I was making my way through the land of Cyber I stumbled across a most magical store that I simply had to feature...they have amazing items for the altered artist in all of us. And just who are these magical folks? well it is an online store called ALTERED BITS. They have metal bits, paper bits, jewelry bits, doll bits....so many bits it will make your head swim....why I dare say it is a wonderland full of bits.
And to intice you more I wanted to share a few designs that they featured on their website but truely if you have a moment go check them out it is worth the trip!







They have free tutorials as well so if you have always wanted to try your hand at doing altered work they are the place to check out!
Happy shopping to you
Leanne

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Little Halloween Magic

Hi Everyone!

I am gearing up to go forth and make my way to San Antonio next weekend for my Halloween classes at Stamp Antonio Arts and I thought I would share with you the cards I will be teaching. I love Halloween next to Christmas it is my favorite holiday because there is so much you can create to celebrate. So for these cards I used Gecko Galz Midnight Hour digital Stamp set and a bit of other fun products to create them. I hope you enjoy them and please feel free to leave a comment I love knowing what you all think!

HAPPY HAUNTING CARD

For this card I used Bo Bunny paper for my background, A digital stamp by Gecko Galz, orange ribbon I got at Hobby Lobby, and fabric tape and buttons from my stash.


LITTLE WITCH


For this card I started with more of the Bo Bunny paper in orange, black card stock, the stamp image is from Gecko Galz, May arts ribbon, two decorative pins I got at Jo Annes, 4 brass brads from Jo Annes and copic markers to color her in. I Also distressed the background with grey chalk.


OH POE


Now for this card I A piece of Fancy Pants "Spring Fever" paper, a digital stamp from Gecko Galz, May Arts duel sided ribbon in orange and black, a Martha Stewart border puch and a star punch from Hobby Lobby, black bling and Distress inks in Vintage Photo and Wild Honey.


WICKED


Okay so I love the musical Wicked and every year I do a little omage to it and this year it was this fun little card. The background paper is by basic Grey, then I punched a circle out using a 2" Marvy circle punch in black cardstock, the image is a digital stamp from Gecko Galz and I used Distress ink in Peeled Paint to color in her face. The purple ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the clear drop I got in the jewlery section of JoAnnes. I also used Radiant Rain ink along her edge and the card edge and finished it with green stickles.


THE RAVEN


I love this card! I started with a great piece of red and black paper then printed out the raven stamp from Gecko Galz and surrounded the image with crepe paper I pleated. I inked the edges of the image with red and black colorbox inks and added 4 black bling one in each corner.


WITCHING HOUR


I started by layering on a piece of cream linen texture card stock and distressing with Vintage Photo ink then a piece of green crackle paper by Paper Studio which I tore all 4 edges and inked. Next I printed this amazing image from Gecko Galz which I tore and distressed. The boo I created in photo shop and strung across with a festive piece of twine.


I hope you enjoyed my cards and if you have the chance and are in San Antonio next weekend come by and check out one of my classes
Here is the shop info

Stamp Antonio Arts
5139 North Loop 1604 W, #108

San Antonio, TX  78249

210-764-7900


Happy Scrapping!
Leanne


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Template Tuesday: Witches Boot

Hi everyone!

It is time for another fun filled Template Tuesday Design! This month I have come up with a fun little witches boot template. This template can be done up in erray of papers and embellished anyway you see fit I have done up two one as a witrches boot and the other as a Christmas elf boot and think it would be also charming to do it as a fairy boot with pretty sping papers.

Witches Boot
by
Leanne Seed

I used Graphics 45 papers as well as Doodle Bug Glitter paper and ribbon and lace I got at Hobby Lobby.


Elf Boot
by
Leanne Seed

For this one I used Paper Studio Papers and Doodle Bug papers and May Art ribbon.

Now for something fun for all my followers!
I am holding a challenge  where I ask that you take the template below and create your own witch, fairy or elf boot...the sky is the limit on what you can do with it use your imagination! Then on November 1st I will choose 1 winner from the entries that will win a box of blog candy including
Graphics 45 "Nutcracker" 8x8 pad
Christmas Ribbons
Ice Stickles by Ranger
Doodle Bug 12 x 12 glitter papers
Fun Fibers
and Gecko Galz digital Stamp disc "Vintage Christmas"

So have fun with your creations and here are just a few rules

  • Make sure to link back to this challenge and mention it on your blog or in your blog post, if you dont have a blog you are still allowed to enter.
  • Entries that do not fit the requirements will not be eligible for Winning.
  • place thread attached to this post by October 31st 2012.



  • Have a happy Scrappy Day
    Leanne





    Friday, September 7, 2012

    SEPTEMBER FREEBY FRIDAY; Paper Doll Whimsy

    Hi Everyone!

    It is that time of the month again time for Freeby Friday where I give you some fun images to play with and a few ideas on what to do with them. I am a huge paper doll fan and they are super hot right now in the world of paper crafting. So I thought it might be fun to share some ideas that I discovered in my journeys through the internet world and some free dollies for you to play with. They are great fun and you can do all sorts of fun dress designs with them.
    Here are some fantastic ideas






    Now that your imagination is sparked here are some free images for you to play with and if you use my images and would like to share them with my followers just leave a comment with a link to your project! I love seeing what other artist do.

    FREEBY IMAGES







    Have a Happy Scrappy Day
    Leanne