September 19, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge #57 - Take 1

Hello!!

Today i have a card for The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge. Instead of one photo for inspiration we have 4 different photos from which you can glean some inspiration from!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I got my inspiration from the paint can lids! I went through my ink collection and picked out a few colors that matched the photos colors. I pressed, swiped and dabbed the ink onto various scrap white card stock. (i used both dye and pigment inks)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Then i pulled out 2 different sized circle punches and punched a few circles from each color. Next it was all about playing!! I moved the circles around this way and that way until i decided that stamping a sentiment in the center and placing the circles around the sentiment was the way to go.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I decided to use some pattern paper and i found some wide grey stripe pattern paper. I first placed the circles around the center then i added them to by card base with foam dots. I trimmed any that went past the edge.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Next i stamped the sentiment Always Here for You from the Speak Easy stamp set. I thought it still needed something so i added some black, gray and clear rhinestones.

I hope you will play along with us at the Be Inspired Challenge! I can't wait to see what you make!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Speak Easy
Ink: Hero Arts - Green Hills, Fresh Peach. Memento Luxe - Grey Flannel, Tuxedo Black.
Circle Punch
Rhinestones: Doodlebug - Tuxedo Jewels


September 16, 2014

You're a Rare Breed

Hi!!

Today i'm sharing a card feature some of the new September stamps from The Alley Way Stamps!! I also used a stencil and some distress ink! I haven't used my distress inks on white card stock in a while and wow they are so bright against the white!!

Edited to Add: Carol pointed out that over at CAS-ology the cue word is Grass! And guess what? I have a Dino dancing on some grass!! :D



Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I started by placing my stencil over the card base. I used 3 colors to ink in the chevron pattern. I stamped, colored and cut out the cute dino from Livin' Fossils. I colored him and some grass with various distress markers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i die cut a label shape and stamped a sentiment from the Rock Solid stamp set. Last i added the label, grass and dinosaur to my card base with foam dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I love how the background turned out against the dinosaur. Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps; The Alley Way Stamps - Rock Solid (this months free with a $40 purchase set), Livin Fossils
Die: Avery Elle - Custom Panels
Ink: Distress Markers - Salty Ocean, Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint
Stencil: Tim Holtz - Chevron

September 15, 2014

Waffle Flower Challenge August/September 2014 - Take 2

Hi!

Today i'm sharing a card for the Waffle Flower Challenge! I hope you will play along, you have plenty of time!! The challenge is easy, you can pick the sketch or the technique or combine both into one card or project!!





I decided to do the technique challenge this time around and build a scene. I had a idea in my head but i wasn;t sure how it was going to turn out, so i was glad that it turned out ok!! (sure beats have to come up with another plan and start over!!!) :D

To start i die cut a tag from white card stock (i decided to make my scene on an ornament!). I cut a slight wave from a post it note and i added it to the bottom of the tag. I pulled out two shades of grey dye ink and i inked the top part of the tag, kind of leaving the center a little lighter since that is were i planned for my houses to go. I added a little bit of black distress ink over my grey ink.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower

Next i stamped various stars and dots from A Homemade Christmas and Starry Night. I used the grey and black ink and sometimes stamping off before stamping on the tag. I removed the post it note and then used an anti static bag, very heavily as i didn't want the embossing powder to stick to my inked background.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower

I stamped the houses and trees with versamark ink and then embossed them in white. I also stamped a tiny star on each tree and embossed them with yellow embossing powder. I decided i wanted snow in my sky, but i didn;t want to use a white pen, i wasn;t sure how it would turn out so instead i tried something else.... which i didn;t know how that would turn out either... so i could have still messed it up!! hehehe!!

But anyway i got my snow by sprinkling on the white embossing powder with my fingers. After a little trial and error i found that if you heat the sprinkled powder from underneath the tag, that it must melt the bottom of the powder just enough that you then heat from the top with out the powder going everywhere!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower

Once i was done embossing i stamped the Merriest Wishes sentiment from A Homemade Christmas set in black ink. I also traced my wave with some opaque liquid pearl.

To make the tag thick and less flimsy i made my own tag chipboard by cutting several tags from cereal boxes, glued 4 or so layers together, then added my stamped and emboss tagged on top. (i have several of these chipboard tag's glue together already just waiting for a fancy top!)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower

I added some grey ribbon to the top to make it an ornament that can be hung on the Christmas tree. To give the ornament as a gift and a card all in one, i placed a stencil over a white card base and lightly inked it with grey dye ink. I added the tag to the card base by folding over the ribbon and adhere it with Scotch tape. The recipient can easily peel off the tape and hang the ornament!!

I can't wait to see your take on these challenge, i hope you will play along with us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Waffle Flower - A Handmade Christmas, Starry Night
Die: PTI - Tag Die
Ink: Memento Ink & Distress Ink
Tim Holtz: Liquid Pearl
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White. Hampton Art - Yellow
Versamark Ink

September 14, 2014

Foxy Hello

Hi!!

I'm popping in real quick to share i card i made for the Moxie Fab Foxy Faces Challenge. This was the perfect challenge to use a new fox die i picked up at a scrapbooking show last month!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lil' Inker Designs
This post will be fast as i have to get a presentation done :( yuck!! First i cut the fox out of a gold metallic paper and white card stock. I placed the fox on the orange/red card stock (trimmed the extra around the fox) and added just a few white pieces.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lil' Inker Designs

Next i used a Lil' Inker Cover Up Die for the background, you get a nice stitched pattern. I used notched a piece of Kraft paper and stamped my sentiment. Next i cut a small strip of Kraft card stock and covered it with the same brown i stamped the sentiment in.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lil' Inker Designs

I placed a small strip of the gold metallic paper at the bottom of my card base and then placed the stitched panel over it. I added the sentiment strip with foam dots and then adhered the dark brown strip below it. Last i added the fox!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs - Darling Diamonds
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs - Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern Dies. Spellbinders: Foxy
Ink: Versafine - Brown

September 11, 2014

Stompin' Ground

Hi there!!

How is everyone doing!! I've been super busy, classes have started and i have 2 classes that have a lot of busy work to complete each week, so i'm still getting down the schedule of when to get things done (b/c having everything done at one time each week would be TOO easy!! haha!!)

Anyway today i'm sharing a TAWS card featuring stamps from the new September release!! I am also entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The challenge is to create your own background, i made mine with post it notes & distress ink.


The background is the first thing i did as i wanted to use the sentiment 'Miss you at the ol' stopin' ground' so i needed to make a stomping ground!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started with a white card base and i cut my path from a post it note, make one end smaller to create the illusion the path goes off into the distance. Next i added post it notes horizontally to make my horizon (covering the sky). I used some distress ink to add some green to the areas around my path.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Then i lifted up my path and added the left over pieces from my post it note to mask the green. I used a brown distress ink pad to color in the path. I also blended the green and brown a little at the wide end of my path. For the sky i moved my horizon pieces and covered the grass and then added blue ink to make my sky.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I stamped, colored (with distress markers) and cut out a dinosaur and rock from the Stomper set. I got the stamped grass piece from the Livin' Fossils set.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I placed them on my card with foam tape and last stamped the sentiment in the sky! I just love how the background turned out! I was so scared i would get ink in the wrong place!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Stomper, Livin' Fossils
Distress Markers & Ink
Post It Notes
Versamark Ink - Black


September 9, 2014

Rawr!

Hi!!

Today i am sharing a card i made for Moxie Fab's Fabulous Friday Challenge: Graphic Garland. I took inspiration from the colors in the garland along with the chevron shape! I also used some stamps from The Alley Way Stamps September release!!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I started with white card base and used a Chevron stencil and matched the colors to the photo as best i could with several kinds of ink. Next i die cut 3 squares, i trimmed around the negative squares and then adhered it to the card base with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Then i stamped, colored and cut out the tiny dino's from the Livin' Fossil set. I added the dino's to the positive squares. I added the squares to the negative frame.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I stamped the sentiment Rawr from the Stomper set three times vertically along the square frame. I colored one of the sentiments with distress markers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Stomper, Livin' Fossil
Ink: Hero Arts - Butter Bar. Memento Luxe - Morocco. PTI - Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores. Distress Ink - Black Soot
Die: PTI - 3 Squares
Stencil: Tim Holtz - Chevron

September 5, 2014

Enjoy Life

Hi there!!

Hows everyone doin'??? Well i've been busy as i'm sure everyone is!! This was the first full week of classes and its off with lots to do!! And of course dumb me thought i was all good and ready for today's Be Inspired Challenge post, BUT i wasn't!! I found out Wednesday night when i went to up load my card and write my post, that instead i had a card for the NEXT challenge!! Duh!! So off to the craft table i went (after homework was done, of course!) and i made a quick card! My photo's are a little wonky too because i was trying to be all fast and i took my pictures in the early morning light (not good light to use!!)

But anyway here is my card for The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge. You have about about a week or so to play for your chance at a stamp set and be a guest designer!! Here is the photo inspiration:


This time around i took inspiration from the triangle of the tent along with the quilt like qualities of the tents fabric. So to make this card quick and easy i pulled out the TAWS set Tri-Me and stamped a few of the triangles on some different pattern paper. After a little testing i ended up using the grey in as i like how the pattern paper came through the ink just a little.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I cut out all the triangles and arranged them on my white card base a few times until i was happy with the placement. Quick application of double sided tape adhered them to my card base.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

To keep things easy i used a kraft banner that was already cut and stamped the sentiment Enjoy Life from the Tri-Me set. I also found a wood button and tied a twine bow. I added the banner with foam dots and then glued on the button.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

See super quick and easy and not that bad of a card either!! LOL I hope you play along with us at The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge!

Have a wonderful day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Tri-Me
Pattern Paper: Lawn Fawn - Daphne's Closet
Die: PTI - Double Ended Banner
Wood Button
Twine: May Arts