Showing posts with label Annie LaPoint stamps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Annie LaPoint stamps. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Medallion Geranium - Blog Hop

Welcome to MFT's first Blog Hop! Hopefully you just came from Shannan's blog to mine if not and you would like to start from the beginning, please visit Kim van den Sanden's blog. At the end of the blog hop, don't forget to leave a comment on the last blog as there is some wonderful blog candy being offered. (of course you are free to leave comments here too, they just won't count towards the blog candy)

Now you may have seen my card on SCS yesterday but I didn't go into much detail there. I used the soon to be released stamp "Gernaium" by Annie LaPoint, MFT Presents series. The color challenge for yesterday was kiwi kiss, riding hood red and pretty in pink. I combined the Try New Technique 193 which was to make a decorative "circle" Medallion. Well i had to be different and do an Oval instead!

To see a video tutorial on a Circle Medallion, go here. I'm going explain how I did the oval medallion though. I used my coluzzle and cut my oval at least 3 times bigger than normal. Now i did try to do the 'cheat paper' that is described in the tutorial but with the oval you don't need it. I just stuck my corner punch (with the guide off) over my paper and punched away making sure it was close the previous punched section. I tried different sizes of oval cutouts and never once did i end up with an odd punch or overlapping.

I used inks to watercolor the image. The pot is paper pieced with Berry Bliss dp that was also used for the medallion. A single layer of kiwi kiss cardstock was cut with the coluzzle and placed around the geraniums. The medallion is on dimensionals with some faux stitching added to it. The background is cuttlebugged with the swiss dots and sponged with pretty in pink. Oval punch with faux stitching added to top and bottom of card front. I only used a little bit of Ruby Red as I didn't want much of a Christmas card look.

stamp: Geranium - Annie LaPoint; paper: berry bliss dp, vanilla, kiwi kiss, ruby red; ink: old olive, ruby red, pretty in pink, black; accs: corner punch, coluzzle, brads, white gel pen, oval punch, cuttlebug, aquapainter

Now it is time for you to leave me and head on to your next stop in this great MFT blog Hop! You are off to visit Lauren and her wonderful creations. Enjoy and I will see you again at our next MFT blog hop if not before.

Don't forget to join us tonight in the MFT member forum in SCS from 9pm-11pm EST for the release party.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Thanks So Much - MFT style

Hubby 'ordered' a Thank You card last week and I also needed to do a card for MFT's Wend challenge. Well, if you haven't figured it out by now, I like to combine as many challenges/reasons into one card that I can so of course I combined these two reasons to stamp. :)

MFT's challenge was to be "bossy" or to use embossing on your card somehow. Also to use MFT Presents Annie LaPoint images if you had them. I used Annie's Chive image. Embossed it in silver and colored it with markers. Of course I had to distress the sides with inks, starting with So Saffron and Chocolate Chip to give that aged look. SU's Linen was stamped on both the mellow moss pieces in mellow moss. The pattern paper is SU's retired Print sampler, that I never use and decided to pull out. I distressed the edges of it with Chocolate Chip ink and used the scallop edge punch on the one piece.

Now for the fun part... I'm not a big fan of buttons on my cards. I like buttons but have a hard time using them so I challenged myself to use buttons on this card. I attached them with Helmar's liquid glue dots so there is actually some dimension to them. The hodgepodge is also attached with Helmar's liquid glue dots. And of course I had to distress the saying with the inks too! (guess you could say I was a little distressed over this card! lol) Thanks So Much is from MFT's Sassy Sayings set.

stamps: Sassy Sayings, Chives - MFT, Linen - SU; paper: SU Print Pattern, mellow moss, vanilla, chocolate chip, so saffron; ink: chocolate chip, so saffron, versamark; accs: hodgepodge, silver embossing powder, SU buttons (retired), scallop edge punch. markers, Helmar's liquid glue dots

Saturday, September 27, 2008

MFTOPG2 Inspiration by Jen

I know I'm a day late in posting this but I wasn't feeling the greatest yesterday and also had a stamp camp I had to get ready for. If anyone would like a cold, I have one to get rid of, CHEAP! lol



So for Friday's MFT Oldies Plus Goodies challenge, Joanne and I picked one of Jen's cards to use as inspiration. You can see Jen's card here that we picked out. Play along, don't forget to put MFTOPG2 in the keywords so we can see your card. Cards need to be posted by Monday, Sept 29th, 9:00 am EST to be in the running for a $5.00 credit to MFT store. Next week we are Thinking Pink!

So I was inspired by Jen's layout and her middle strip that she had as black and white. I changed my colors but kept the same layout including the middle strip the same just used chocolate chip and white instead. I used an Annie LaPoint stamp, "Take a Break" for my image. I colored in the leaves and part of the tub with inks. Using Silver Liquid Pearl, I applied it to the tub. It gave the tub an old fashion look. I adhered Flower soft to the flowers with some Crystal Effects. I distressed the edges with three different inks. As for my sentiment, it is actually two different sayings from Sassy Sayings (MFT) that I cut apart to make a different saying! That's the cool thing about acrylics, you can cut them apart and still put them back together and noone would know the difference!

stamp: sassy sayings, Annie LaPoint's take a break - MFT; paper: print sampler, chocolate chip, white, almost amethest; ink: black stazon, almost amethyst; metallic silver, old olive; accs: ribbon, scallop edge punch, white gel pen, rhinestones, liquid pearl, flower soft, crystal effects

Sunday, August 31, 2008

MFTeasers Haunted Trail and Extra

Yes, it is that time again.... MFTeasers!! MFT will be releasing some new fun sets Wend night during their release party in the MFT forum. Come join the fun! To see teasers of the sets that MFT will be releasing that night, check out the MFTSEPT08 gallery every day for uploads from the MFT Design Team.


I used "Who's that Ghost?" Flopsey. Embossed him in black and colored in just the ears with distress inks. Applied Crystal Effect over his 'costume'. Embossed the bag in black too and completely cut it out and looped it over Flopsey's arm. Watercolored with Garden Green. The word "BOO" is stamped with craft white ink and then Black over top to give a shadow effect. Bird in the grass cuttlebug folder used in the background. Used a dauber with ink over just the bugg'd part. Added faux stitching around the edges. Black rhinestones under the sentiment. stamp: Who's that Ghost? -MFT; paper: orange, black, white; ink: black, garden green; accs: crystal effects, cuttlebug, ribbon, artist pen, rhinestones


Today's TLC is Black Magic which I combined with the Featured Stamper.

Black Magic or Pencil Over Ink: You stamp your image in white ink (I used Craft White Ink). Then color your image with pencils but not over the white ink! It was suggested to dip your Prismacolor pencils into Odorless Mineral and then color your image but I found it easier to just color straight onto my image as i didn't see the Odorless Mineral doing anything to help my card. IF you don't use the minerals, then you can use any kind of colored pencils to color. (if you want to try this with the minerals and don't have any, baby oil also works)

I used another new image coming from MFT. Annie LaPoint is back this month with 2 more images! I cased this card of the Featured Stamper but changed colors, image, added an extra ribbon, some faux stitching and left off the sentiment.

stamp: Chill Out -MFT; paper: not quite navy, real red, black; ink: craft white; accs: white gel pen, prismacolor pencils, ribbon, photo corner punch, notched punch, cuttlebug

Monday, July 14, 2008

Altered Business card tin

I am headed to CHA here in a few days and need something to hold my business cards that I made. Mom and I happened to check out the $1.00 Spot at Target last week and found this cute little 'lunchbox' tin. (They had other colors/candies but I was wanting some LemonHeads!)



The Try a New Technique today was to do the Grid Technique. I don't own a score pal but do have a scorer blade that goes on my Fiskar trimmer. I stamped the Print Pattern in Brocade Blue on to Brocade Blue paper and then scored the Print Pattern. The image, which is Annie LaPoint's Be Calm by MFT, was colored with watercolor crayons and inks. Sponging was done around the sides with Brocade Blue first and then Chocolate Chip. I managed to take off the handle so that I could put the ribbon all the way around the middle of the tin. I haven't added the handle back on yet as I'm not sure if I want to.

stamp: Annie LaPoint's Be Calm - MFT, Print Pattern; ink: black, brocade blue, chocolate chip; paper: brocade blue, chocolate chip, vanilla; accs: ribbon, scorer bladee, sponge

Friday, July 4, 2008

Be Calm

I used the sketch challenge and the color challenge (purely pomegranate, wild wasibi, certainly celery) to make a card for MFT's new releases that happened this past Wend night. Another great image in the Annie LaPoint series that MFT has come out with.

I watercolored the image with inks and sponged the sides with the ink too. Did Paper Toile on the tub and flowers. Even used the white gel pen on all the white spaces on the tub. Shower head and pipe are sparkly as i used a glitter gel pen.

I went with Stampin' Up's Print Pattern background to bring out the diamonds more on the tub. I also used Floral on the purely pomegranate cardstock.

stamp: Annie LaPoint's Be Calm - MFT, Print Pattern and Floral - SU; ink: purely pomegranate, wild wasibi, certainly celery, black; paper: purely pomegranate, wild wasibi, certainly celery, white; accs: brads, aquapainter, white gel pen, glitter gel pen, cuttlebug, dimensions, sponge

Monday, June 23, 2008

Just Because

Miss me? I haven't stamped in over a week! No, I'm not sick (well, some might think so since I haven't stamped). Both my girls are in 4-H and we only have 3 weeks left until judging! (and nothing had been started!!) So what are they taking? Allie (8) is taking sewing, scrapbooking and cooking. Carmen (12) is taking scrapbooking, cooking and llamas. Can you say busy?? (or CRAZY mom??!!) Sewing is almost done, since it is her first year, it is a simple project like a skirt and a bag. As for the rest....well that is another story.

BUT.... I was able to stamp some today. I made the following card for the MFT sketch and for the Try New Technique. The technique was to watercolor using reinkers or if you didn't have reinkers, to squish the ink into the lid and pick it up that way. The colors I used, I didn't have reinkers so I squished the ink into the lid and picked it up with my aquapainter.

I used one of MFT's new line stamps by Annie LaPoint. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol first and then went back over it with inks picked up with the aquapainter. White gel pen was used on the flowers. Distressed the ovals with Sage Shadow and then with distress ink Vintage Photo. (I used a sponge for both inks if you were wondering) Using my mom's Nestibilities, I cut out the ovals and scalloped ovals. I also used design paper which is a big challenge for me.

stamp: Chamomlie by MFT; ink: black, chocolate chip, sage shadow, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, distress ink vintage photo; paper: Inspire dp (MFT), chocolate chip; accs: ribbon, nestiblities, brads, sponge, white gel pen, prismacolor pencils, gamsol

Monday, June 9, 2008

Vintage card

When I first saw the new stamp line by MFT, I wanted to make a Vintage card. This stamp from the new line is perfect for paper toile.

I used distress inks: tattered rose, old paper, vintage photo, peeled paint and dusty concord to color my image and distress all my paper. Even the close to cocoa cardstock was distressed with tattered rose. The tub/flowers was cut out and layered with the flowers being cutout again and layered. It is hard to see but I added some Pearlescent watercolor to the flowers that gives them a shine. For the ribbon, I just dragged it along the tattered rose ink pad.

I used Beate's sketch as my layout. Image and Pearlescent watercolors can be found at My Favorite Things.

stamps: Take a Break by MFT; paper: vanilla, close to cocoa; ink: black stazon, distress inks: tattered rose, vintage photo, old paper, dusty concord, peeled paint; accs: Pearlescent watercolors, dimensions, sponge, cuttlebug, ribbon


close up of the flowers, the flowers in each layer are colored even though it doesn't look like it here.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Card set

Wednesday was the last day of school. One of my eldest daughter's teacher is retiring this year. She's had a rough year (lost her only daughter in a car accident) so I thought I'd make her a card set as we have known the family forever. Of course darling daughter of mine forgets to tell me until that last day that the teacher's last day had been last Friday instead!! But never fear, I will just have to send the card set to her.

I used MFT's new stamps that are also part of a new line MFT is coming out with. These stamps were created by Annie LaPoint and can stand on their own. Hence the reason I made the cards as no layer cards. I used SU markers to color them in.