Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Afternoon PPRS Post

I kept it simple this week - used Nutty, sm. (isn't he adorable?) - EE0170 and the Pumpkin die - D008, and plain Pumpkin stamp from the clear stamp set Pumpkin Patch - CLR008. Both images were colored with Copics.  Being the fussy cutter that I am, that's what I did with little Nutty. On the Pumpkin I sprayed a little (nah, a lot) of Goosebumps - Shimmer. The mats are Sizzix dies, and I tied some twine around them adding a square button with a leaf impression. I used sponged Distress ink around the edges to tie it all together. I honestly don't remember which color I used. Oh, the pattern paper is Autumn Song by BoBunny. Still have one left in stock.  Hint-hint!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Kroma Crackled Tin.

If you haven't checked out the Kroma Crackle, you should. Cool stuff. It took me a couple of tries before I got it to turn out right. Should have read the directions the first time, and remember that everything takes longer to dry in a humid climate. Like Florida in the summer. Here is a picture of my little tin. 1. A base coat of acrylic paint. 2. Kroma crackle paste. 3. Stampendous Jumbo Fall Leaf stamped in Archival ink. 4. Various colors of Art Anthology Sorbet paints. Ta Da!

Funky Paisley!

This is one of those pieces that you are never really done with. After I glued on the beads today I decided to be done.
For now.
I used an 11 x 14 canvas, a stencil  from Art Gone Wild by Catherine Scanlon, and white embossing paste. Then I pulled out my Art Anthology Paints. I used the Velvets on the actual paisley and the Sorbets, with their sparkle, on the rest. Stamped, colored and cut out some Dyanne Reaveley stamps as accents. The sentiment in the middle is from a Chocolate Baroque set - Artistic Affirmations.
Here's a close up.

"Adirondack Chair" Card for Prickley Pear

There is nothing like a cool, clear fall day. Imagine sitting in your lovely chair, reading, snoozing.....
 I used JJ026-Fall Adirondack Chair and CLR027A - Scalloped Oval 2 - Fall - Clear Stamp Set, all from Prickley Pear of course.
I colored the images with Copics  and sponged Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to age the edges.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

What Makes You Happy!

This is a stamp from Art Gone Wild by the designer Catherine Scanlon, called "What Makes You Happy". So I used colors that make me happy, lots of glitter and bling.
 Here's a link to the stamp:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Frightful and Delightful - PPRS Monday Card. (On a Wednesday.)

I love this Scary Cat and Bat Clear Stamp Set and the coordinating die.  I also used the Spiderweb Gate die and a few images from the Scalloped Oval 2 Fall Clear Set (CLR027A).  I colored "Kitty" with Copics and the pattern paper is by DCWV.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Prickley Pear Zombies

Here you have FF0163 Daisy The Zombie, FF0162 Charlie the Zombie, D039 Spiderweb Gate Die, D029 Bat Die, CLR033A Flourished Ovals 2 Fall. It took me a few times to get this to look decent. I think it's fun, but then again, I love Halloween images.
Click on any of the links above, and it will take you to the Prickley Pear page in my store -

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall Box Tutorial with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

This is my Fall Box.
 I would like to give credit where credit is due - and I got this idea from an article in the Craft Stamper Magazine, by Christine Dark.
1. For my box I choose a small USPS box.;                      
2. Tape or glue the inside tabs down and cut the side tabs off.;
3. Cover the edges with masking tape to finish the edges.


.   4. Cut cardstock to fit box top and sides.
5. Gesso the box, you're probably going to do a few edges twice.
6.  Gesso the cardstock pieces, but don't go all the way to the edge.  Distress the edges, I used Vintage Photo Distress ink, and then stamped the leaves from PPRS Clear Stamp Set - Fall Leaves, and Fern Green Wendy Vecchi Designer Series Archival Ink.

7. Stamp leaves from the PPRS Clear Stamp Set - Oak and Maple Leaf,  on the gessoed craft cardstock.  
I used Memento Dew Drops to color the stamps, putting a few different colors on each stamps. Colors I used were Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves, Tangelo, Morocco, Sweet Plum and Cantaloupe. Sprinkle a little bit of Stampendous Aged Embossing Enamel lightly.
8. Add a few die cut (Oak & Maple Leaf (PPRS-D018) , and stamped leaves, Oak & Maple Leaf Clear Stamp Set, using same colors, and pop-dot them. I outlined the images in black marker, to make them stand out a little more. Using the same black marker I hand drew scribbly lines along the edges of all the cardstock pieces.

9. Rub some Inka Old Gold around all the edges. Punch 2 holes in the top and run twine through them. Tie the twine together using a button as an embellishment.