Posts tagged ‘Memento’

March 17, 2014

Paper craft project no. 159: One layer mixed media card for mom [with video tutorial]

2014-03-16 OLC The best mom
It’s the 3rd Monday of the month, which means a new sketch challenge at the STAMPlorations challenge blog. And as what seems to have become the usual for me, I made a one layer mixed media card with a video tutorial. It was a challenge for me to come up with a one layer card because the sketch is layered. (I have myself to blame for that because I created the sketch LOL!) My brain still a little numb from the tax work I did last week, so I sort of winged it with this card and I had a few lapses moments while I was shooting the video yesterday. I felt like I was moving in slow motion (well, you won’t be able to tell in the video since I have it in fast-forward motion as usual). For this card, I wanted a bold vintage look so I used darker shades of red, yellow and green, and then brown in a couple of shades. I also wanted to create a faux tissue effect on the side with the flowers so they’d look like parts of them are underneath and some of the petals are peeking out. To see how I created this effect, you’ll have to watch the video. It’s 9 1/2 minutes long, and like the previous videos I did for my 5 other one layer mixed media cards (you’ll find them all here), it’s in fast-forward motion, captioned, and accompanied by Mozart (if you don’t hear any music, it means YouTube is still working on adding it to my video). Watch the YouTube video tutorial HERE.

Here’s the sketch:

I hope you’ll check out the beautiful projects that the STAMPlorations girls created and then come join us, yes? We’re also joined by awesome guest designer, Deepti.

Cornelia Wenokor
Debra James
Kylie Purtell
Maria Fischer
Monika Skinner
Nonni Niskanen
Sandie Munro
Shery Russ (that’s me!)
Shirley Bampton
Vicki Dutcher

Supplies:
Stamps: Newspaper Background (Hero Arts); VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals, MOM Subway Art #2 (STAMPlorations)
Inks: Toffee Crunch, Rhubarb Stalk, Cantaloupe, Cottage Ivy, Northern Pine Dew Drops (Memento/Tsukineko)
Other Media: Inktense Blocks (Derwent); Antique Linen Acrylic Paint (Plaid); Bronze Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger)
Card base: 140-lb Cold-Press Watercolor Paper (Canson)
Tools: round and flat brushes; Heat-It Tool (Ranger)

My card fits a few fun challenges: Scrappy Hands – Mixed Media; Fusion Challenge #6 (I was inspired by the flowers in the inspiration photo); Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Mother’s Day/Special Girl ; That Craft Place – Flowers and/or Mother’s Day (my card fits both); Emergency Crafters – Flowers; Imagination Crafts – Imagination in Bloom March Challenge; Natalie and Amy’s Challenge #18 – Flowers; Stempelgarten Challenge #23 – One Layer Card; and The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge #20 – Mothers.

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Thanks a bunch for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week!

~Shery

March 7, 2014

Paper craft project no. 154: Tulips and butterflies for mom [with video tutorial]

2014-03-06 Tulips and butterflies for Mom
Hello, everyone! Here I am again with another one layer mixed media card. I used Memento dye inks, acrylic paint, gesso, and Derwent Inktense Blocks, and I used watercoloring techniques. I’m thrilled about this card because I managed to shoot a video of it in one take! (I didn’t have time to really plan out the steps because I only had an hour until I needed to go to town with DH and MIL so I had to hurry up and basically wing most of it.) Last night, while I was playing with watercolors on my sketch book, I accidentally found an easy way to paint tulips. You’re going to have to watch the video to see, though ;o) It took about 25 minutes to create this card, but the video is a fast-forward version like the previous videos I did for my other one layer mixed media cards (you’ll find them all here). This one’s just under 10 minutes, captioned, and accompanied by another Mozart. Watch the YouTube video tutorial HERE. I hope you enjoy it and become inspired by it!

And…it’s the first Friday of March, which means it’s time for a new monthly challenge on the STAMPlorations blog! Our theme this month is STAMPS & SPRING, so we’d love to see spring-inspired projects. Check out the inspiration projects that the STAMPlorations girls created for the challenge and then come join us! We’re joined by guest designer, Doerthe.

Cornelia Wenokor
Debra James
Kylie Purtell
Maria Fischer
Monika Skinner
Nonni Niskanen
Sandie Munro
Shery Russ (that’s me!)
Shirley Bampton
Vicki Dutcher

Here’s a closeup of the card:

2014-03-06 Tulips and butterflies for Mom - closeup

Supplies:
Stamps: background stamp (Hero Arts); VIGNETTE: Artful Flutters, MOM Subway Art Builders (STAMPlorations)
Inks & Media: Desert Sand, Summer Sky, Nautical Blue, Tangelo, Espresso Truffle (Memento/Tsukineko); Inktense Blocks (Derwent); Gesso (Liquitex); Sunny Day Acrylic Paint (Plaid)
Card Base: 140-lb Cold-Press Watercolor Paper (Canson)
Tools: Round Brush, Flat Brush (Master’s Touch)

I’m entering my card to the following fun challenges:

1. Virginia’s View Challenge #1 – Watercoloring

2. One Layer Simplicity Challenge #3 – Just Add Water

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3. Crafting by Designs Month-Long Anything Goes in March

4. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #249 – Mother’s Day/Female

5. Crafting for All Seasons #72 – Spring into Spring

6. Inspiration Journal Monthly Challenge – A Splash of Color

7. Stamp and Create March Challenge – Ready for Spring

8. Created with Love Challenges #77 – Think Spring

9. Simon Says Work It Wednesday 

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a GREAT weekend!

~Shery

December 27, 2013

Paper craft project no. 103: I miss you

2013-12-27 OLC I miss you
Here’s an A2 card that’s almost a one layer card — I didn’t like the stamping I did on the left of my sentiment so I covered it up :-)

I’m in love with watercolor. I can’t seem to stop giving my latest projects that watercolor look using Memento dye inks and this card is no exception. With painter’s tape, I masked an area where I wanted to place my sentiment. Next, I stamped the flower all over my card base in dandelion dye ink. Then I dabbed some of the same ink on my craft mat, loaded my brush with water, and painted over each of the stamped flower images to create a wash. Next, I painted cottage ivy dye ink all over and  layered teal zeal. While still a bit damp, I took my black soot Distress marker and doodled over the stamped images to give it a graphic look. Next I removed the painter’s tape and stamped the stitches and the sentiment in black ink. I stamped an image beside my sentiment but didn’t like how it looked so I decided to cover it up. On a scrap piece of watercolor paper, I stamped the same flower image twice in morocco dye ink, gave it a watercolor wash, doodled, and then cut around it using my craft knife. I stamped a few leaves in cottage ivy dye ink as well and did the same thing. I adhered the pieces using glossy accents, except for the second flower, which I adhered using foam dots.

I based the layout of this card on CAS(E) This Sketch #58. I’m also linking up this card to the following challenges: Alphabet Challenge: W for Whatever You Wish; Inkspirational Challenge #46: Anything Inkspirational Goes; Sarah Hurley Challenge #87: Create Your Own Background; and Stampin’ for the Weekend: Anything Goes.

  

Supplies
Stamps: VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals, PATCHWORK FRENZY: Graphic Squares (STAMPlorations)
Inks: Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, Teal Zeal, Morocco, Tuxedo Black (Mement0); Black Soot Distress Marker (Ranger)
Card base: 140-lb Cold-Press Watercolor Paper (Canson)
Other: Brush; Glossy Accent (Ranger); Scissors; Craft Knife, Craft Mat

Thanks for stopping by and have a super-fun weekend!

~Shery

December 20, 2013

Paper craft project no. 102: Life is better because of you

2013-12-19 Life is better because of you
Here’s an A2 card I created as an inspiration project for the STAMPlorations December Challenge: Stamps and Silhouettes. When you have a moment, do check out the STAMPlorations blog, as my card is just one of 3 inspiration projects featured in this post. The other two cards are by DT members Nonni and Vicki. The challenge ends December 31st and there’s a prize for the winner — 2 Vignette stamp sets of his/her choice.

To create this card, I channeled my inner Heather Telford, but instead of creating snowy or wintry scenes like she did here and here (aren’t those cards incredible?), I went with a sunny scene — one with blue skies and green grass…no snow!

I first masked the lower portion of scrap watercolor paper with a thin sheet of paper then loaded my brush with water and painted teal zeal dye ink on the upper area. Next, I cut out a mask shaped like a cloud and with a sponge, I applied nautical blue dye ink lightly, moving my cloud mask across the top. I blended the dark blue ink with my water brush. With the lower portion still masked, I stamped the tree silhouettes in different shades of green. I removed the mask and painted the foreground by brushing water on the area first before layering and blending different shades of green again. I used my heat tool to dry the area. Using the black soot distress marker, I added some black on the tree silhouettes and the ground.  I then stamped the sentiment and trimmed my watercolor panel down to 2.75″ by 4.25″ and rounded off the corners. I thought that the ground needed some more color in addition to all that green grass so I painted in some flowers in nautical blue, love letter, tangelo, and dandelion dye inks. I added some faux stitching around my panel using one of the stitch stamps in the Patchwork Frenzy: Graphic Pentagons set (a new set from STAMPlorations that will be available in January). I adhered DSP and ribbon on my card base before adhering my watercolor panel on pop-up foam dots.

2013-12-19 Life is better because of you -up close

I’m linking up this card to the following challenges: Emergency Crafters: Anything But Christmas; Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #76: Anything Goes; ScrapbookerPhD Challenge #5: Anything Goes; and Simon Says Monday Challenge: Use a Stamp. I thought this card also fits Keep It Simple #29: Warm — the sentiment implies warm thoughts and my stamped watercolor image shows a warm day. I grew up in a tropical country and I’ve never really gotten used to the 20-degree-and-below temps in the winter months here in the valley even though I’ve lived here for years. Creating this little “art” was my escape.

Supplies
Stamps — VIGNETTE: Tree Silhouettes [trees, sentiment], PATCHWORK FRENZY: Graphic Pentagons [stitching] (STAMPlorations)
Inks — Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue, Pistachio, Cottage Ivy, Olive Grove, Northern Pine, Love Letter, Tangelo, Dandelion (Memento); Black (Hero Arts); Black Soot Distress Marker (Ranger)
Paper — 140-lb Cold-Press Watercolor Paper (Canson); Designer Paper (The Paper Studio)
Other — Ribbon (The Paper Studio); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Water Brush; Corner Rounder Punch

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Shery

December 17, 2013

Paper craft project no. 101: Happy birthday

2013-12-13 OLC Happy birthday
Here’s an A2 one layer masculine birthday card I created for my brother-in-law. I don’t have many stamps that would lend themselves to a masculine card, but I lucked out this time because the mustache stamps came as freebies in one of my online orders. Unfortunately, I don’t know the manufacturer — the rubber stamps are simply mounted on plain wood blocks with no identifying information. The sentiment and argyle outline and solid stamps are from a couple of SU stamp sets I got a few years ago. For the colors, I went with Memento inks: nautical blue for the images and tuxedo black for the sentiment. I masked off the right side of the card so I can stamp the argyle stamps and sponge the area, and then I stamped the mustaches and sentiment on the right side.

I’m linking up this card to the following challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More #76: Anything GoesSOS #131: One Color, and Everybody Art Challenge #258: No Christmas Card.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

December 16, 2013

Paper craft project no. 100: Be merry

2013-12-14 Be merry
Here’s an A2 card — my 100th paper craft project I’ve blogged about! I’ve made more than that since starting the blog in July — but being able to share my paper craft projects regularly every week is infinitely satisfying. It gives me a sense of accomplishment…and I finally found something I can blog about consistently!

Anyway, for this card, I stamped paint brushes, ink blots, and ink spatters in alternating emerald green and rose madder archival inks on the bottom area of my card base. On scrap watercolor paper, I stamped a newspaper background in gray flannel ink. I trimmed it to size and rounded off the bottom corners with my corner rounder punch. I then adhered it to my card base. Next, I stamped a wonky double running stitch all around the panel in love letter ink. On scrap watercolor paper, I stamped the winter words in tuxedo black ink (Memento), cut it out using a 2-inch circle punch, and lightly sponged the edges with love letter ink. To create the 3 strips, I used the chevron stamp with the love letter ink. I adhered them to my card using foam dots. I stamped the sentiment in tuxedo black ink. I finished the card by rounding the bottom corners with my corner rounder punch.

I based the layout of this card on the current Fusion Card Challenge sketch. I’m linking up this card to the following fun challenges: Brown Sugar Challenge #72: Christmas; Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #54: Happy Holidays; Dream Valley Challenge #72: Christmas; and Sister Act Card Challenge #37: Anything Goes.

I’m also linking this card to 2 challenges that my good friend Nonni is hosting at her blog: Let’s Get Inky: Stamp a Happy Christmas and Christmas Cards Out of Old Stash/Scraps. I hope you can join us over there by the 24th! Nonni will be randomly drawing a winner for each challenge and the winners will receive the It’s All About YOU! rubber stamp set from STAMPlorations.

Supplies
Stamps – Winter Wonderland [round image] (Fiskars); Newspaper Background (Hero Arts); Patchwork Frenzy: Graphic Squares [stitches], Holiday Artsy [paint brush, ink blots, and ink spatters], VIGNETTE: Chevron & Arrows [chevron] , and Oh, Christmas Tree! [sentiment] (STAMPlorations)
Inks – Emerald Green, Rose Madder (Ranger); Gray Flannel, Love Letter, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper – 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper (Canson)
Also – 2-inch circle punch (Fiskars); corner rounder; glue dots; foam dots
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Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Shery

December 14, 2013

Paper craft project no. 99: Happy holidays

2013-12-14 CAS Happy Holidays
Hello! Can you believe Christmas is almost here? I’m hoping to be done wrapping gifts and making cards this weekend and aiming to get everything mailed no later than Tuesday — fingers (and toes) crossed! Here’s one of several cards I made last night. On watercolor paper (Canson), I stamped paint brushes, ink spatters, ink blots, and a funky Christmas tree (STAMPlorations) in 3 different Ranger archival inks: jet black, emerald green, and sienna. Then on scrap watercolor paper, I stamped the scalloped snowflake in Versamark watermark ink 3 times then embossed them in different embossing powders: jaded pearl, detail copper, and detail gold (Stampendous). Then I fussy cut the embossed snowflakes and adhered them to my card base using foam dots. I stamped the sentiment in tuxedo black (Memento) on the lower right and finished the card by rounding off one corner with my corner rounder punch.

I based the layout of this card on the CAS(E) This Sketch #57. I was also inspired by the photo over at Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #75 (the Christmas tree and color — which gave me a good excuse to use sienna/burnt amber, copper, and gold, as they all give me a warm feeling/glow.) And since my focal images are snowflakes, they fit 4 more of my favorite challenges: CASology #74: Snowflake, Addicted to CAS #28: Snowflakes, CAS-ual Fridays #123: Let It Snow, and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Let It Snow.

  

  

Supplies:
Stamps – Winter Wonderland (Fiskars); Holiday Artsy and Oh, Christmas Tree! (STAMPlorations)
Inks – Emerald Green, Sienna, Jet Black (Ranger Archival); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper – 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper (Canson)
Also – Jade Pearl, Detail Gold, Detail Copper embossing powders (Stampendous); Versamark watermark ink pad; heat tool (Ranger); foam dots; corner rounder punch
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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you’re keeping warm!

~Shery

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