Monday, August 26, 2013

PPRS Monday Card

Here is The Steampunk Tinman (JJ084) walking down The Yellow Brick Rd. I colored him with Copics and used Glossy Accent all over. Along the sides of the road, there are some Steampunk flowers from the clear stamp set Gears 2 (CLR025A). I used the Gears die (PPRS_D025) to cut them out. The Yellow Brick Rd was made by using a brick embossing plate, then filling in the cracks with embossing paste.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

"Sleepy Hollow"

Even though it's still summer, the Fall stamping is in full swing.  This semi spooky tree is "Fall Tree" from Impression Obsession, a new vendor for us. The tree is colored with Copics. I also used the "Sleepy Hollow" stamp from Impression Obsession. I thought they went well together.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Art Anthology Velvet Paints!!

The new Velvet colors came in yesterday! Velvet Paints are a dimensional paint with a velvety mate finish that has a beautiful subtle shimmer.
I love them, can't wait to paint something. Just got some Jumbo Fall leaves from Stampendous in -  they could be awesome!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp Monday Card

Unless I'm too late posting it to our group. I tend to run last second, never mind last minute. lol
If you follow the PPRS Blog, then you know they have had some "Sneak Peeks" of their new stamps. And even though they don't have them in their store yet, they have been selling and shipping early to other stores. So yours truly already has some of the new Fall, Halloween and Christmas stamps in. Just check my store and see, I got red rubber, clear sets and dies. And I will be getting more.

Apparently the good old Kaleidocolor ink pads are making a comeback, because they came out with some new colors at CHA. So I dug one of my old ones up and used it to stamp the image and sentiment from the Clear Stamp Set Fall Leaves (CLR037). The dies I used are  Flourished Oval (PPRS D033) as well as the Oak & Maple Leaf Die (PPRS D018).

Sunday, August 18, 2013


I forgot to tell you that I got a BIG shipment in from Prima Marketing!
Finnabair's new stencils, stamps, resist canvas (unfortunately her paper is on back order) and more. Julie Nutting's Mixed Media Dolls, and big acrylic blocks to fit them, as well as her "Buff" Paper Pad. We got various tools, LOADS of embellishments, including some flowers. There's more, and more coming because they backordered a few things.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I finished a canvas!!

I actually finished a canvas.  And used all kinds of products! Ready? Chipboard corners and winged heart key are from Make It Crafty, the paper doll stamp is from Prima, by Julie Nutting. And I used Graphic 45 "Steampunk Spells" paper for her dress, hat, wings and flowers. Metal embellies are from Prima, I used Andy Skinner's stencil "Incognito" on the tag background, using Distress Inks, and also along the right side with Golden Embossing Paste. The steampunk stamps on the bottom and corner of the tag are from Vilda StampsThe canvas itself was painted with a bottom layer of Black Gesso, and then  Bronze Distress paint and a few swipes of Broken China. Finally I went for my little jars of  Inka Gold and rubbed on various colors in various places.
Wow, the was a long list! And I've got all of this available at/in the store - The Stamproom.


Monday, August 12, 2013

Prickley Pear Card

On this card I used the Dragonfly Clear Stamp Set (CLR011) Dragonfly Die(PPRS-D011) and the Dragonfly and Rosebud ATC background stamp (HH0091). Oh, and the Round Circle Scalloped Die (PPRS D013).
I stamped the background with Versamark, then covered/colored it with turquoise PanPastel. I stamped the lg. dragonflies with Delicata ink and heat embossed with JudiKins Egyptian Gold embossing powder. I did the same to the edges of the background.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

And PPRS is in the house!

I'm sorry, the computer. And I still need to order more! So many of their red rubber and clear stamps work together. Then add the dies in..... ohhh, I'm in trouble.

Saturday, August 10, 2013


Alright, got the Impression Obsession order uploaded. On to Prickley Pear!


I'm so excited, shipments from CHA are starting to show up. Wish I could clone myself and get them uploaded faster for you.
Last night I got stencils and masks from The Crafters Workshop done. Go check them out at  There are SOOO many different things you can do with them. Spray, ink, PanPastels, pastes.... In my spare time I fully intend to do all of it, and show you.  :)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Prickley Pear Card

I punched out lots and lots of different size flowers with the Poinsettia Leaf Die PPRS_D031 and then stamped them with Fired Brick Distress Ink using the Spring Poinsettia Clear Stamp Set - CLR031. The Paper is by BoBunny. I also used Fired Brick and a Brick Stencil on the background.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Starting to fill up the store, starting with...

Christmas and Halloween stamps from Chocolate Baroque. Fun and gorgeous!

And TODAY, the first order from CHA showed up.  It's a super cool crackle medium called KROMA crackle. Their how-to's are great!!!  Here are a few links:
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