Friday, October 28, 2011

Gingersnaps Black and Gray Plus Poe.

GC #124 Color Challenge is Black and Gray.
It’s a “Cool Gray Day”’ here so it’s perfect for this challenge.
I’m sorry ladies I didn’t have a lot of “Gray’s” in my stash of cardstock.
So I ended up bleaching and dieing cardstock to get my grays.
Edger was printed on “Bleached” CS then cut out, and the Printed BG paper was embossed and painted over then washed to get the gray color.
I used an iron to remove the embossing then stamped the Raven and embossed the image. Needless to say this was a big challenge for me.
I hope I haven’t spooked you from trying this challenge. Please stop in and take a look at all the great art work posted for this challenge.
Thanks so much for your visit today, have a wonderful week- end.

Stamping Hugs Vada

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Harvest Blessing (Tim Holtz Technique.)

Some time ago I tried this technique and I wasn’t to pleased with my results, but I’m pleased with how this turned out.
You can find out more on Tim’s TQ   here  it’s the April 2008 Adirondack Paint Dabber Technique.
The Little girl is a download and stamp credits are Kitchen Sink Stamps, and Hero Arts, the large background stamp is unknown.
The Flower is a Spellbinders die, and the Embossing folder/ die is from Cuttlebug.
Thanks for stopping. 
Stamping Hugs Vada

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Coffee and Cream.

I’m adding my card into two challenges.
Fashionable Stamping Challenge, Challenge #7 Coffee & Cream and
Our Creative Corner,  Fabulous Faces
My stamp is from Art By Moonlight, she was stamped on Glossy that I stained with Antique Linen.  I chalked her face and hat.
I used a new Spellbinders Die called Anemone Flower to make the flower. 
The center of the flower is a fabric covered button,
witch I stain with Gathered Twigs distress ink.
I also used Martha Stewart punch.
I hope you will stop into Fashionable Stamping Challenges and Our Creative Corner and join us in these Challenges.

Thanks for visiting me today. Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Halloween

Just for fun, as I have been bitten with these new stamps from “Our Crafty Lounge”, from what I have heard they came out with these stamps for the movie “Twilight”.
I love the fun fangs, and the drops of blood.
My vampire is a download and the slivery spider web is a netting type fabric.
The stamped spider web and spider are from Memory Box, and Red Heart is from Hero Arts. All other stamps are from Our Crafty Lounge.
Hope you have a wonderful Halloween, be safe out there.
Thank you for your visit, stop in again soon. Hugs Vada

Saturday, October 15, 2011

GC- #122 Spicy Supply Challenge

                                        GC122: Spicy Supply Challenge - Alcohol Inks
Alcohol Inks is the theme for this challenge.
Stamps used are Leaves; Hero Arts. Leaves are Changing; DRS.
Small Umbrella Man is an Embossing folder from Sizzix.
Alcohol Inks used; Butterscotch, Red Pepper, and Lettuce, these were dropped onto Acetate.
I ran the sheet of acetate through the Xyron and added regular cardstock to the back.
I dry embossed the umbrella man, cut him out and stamped my leaves which
 I embossed with Black Embossing Powder,
and cut them out.
Thanks again, Have a wonderful week-end.
Hugs Vada

Sunday, October 9, 2011

GC121: Chestnut Challenge - Horror Stories .

For the month of October, our challenge is “Edgar Allan Poe”.
Horror Stories is our Chestnut Theme. 
The first thing that came to mind was,
“The Raven” Click here
Then “The Tell - Tale Heart    click here
This should get those juices flowing so come and join us…
I used a fun TQ from Hero Arts and Curled Corners from Techniques Junkies February 2011 Newsletter. My only stamp is from Memory Box.
Black and White Embossing Powders along with
distress inks adds to the mood of this card.
For the fake blood, It was Hot Glue and “Atyou Spica Markers”.
My graphic’s were free downloads from the inter net.
Hope you will join us.
Have a wonderful Indian Summer week-end. Hugs Vada

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Special Thank You To Lynn Stevens.

I’ve been gone so much as of late, now is my time to play catch up.
I received a wonderful surprise in the mail here the other day, and (low and behold) I promptly put it up until I have free time to post, and wouldn’t you know, forgot about it.
So my apologies go out to Lynn Stevens .
Can you believe all this fun stuff and goodies for just being her 1,111 follower. 
Wow thanks so much.
There’s Old Lace, Scripts of all kinds, sheet music and fun Halloween stuff. 
Some gold leaves along with real dried leaves.   A  sheet  of Ladies Tailor Suits,   A sheet of Sears  Roebuck Pocket Watches. Thanks again Lynn.