Apr 26, 2009

More Playing with New Stuff!

Last weekend, my friend Jen and I drove to Kitchener for ScrapFest and there were so many great vendors there! I picked up some stamps from companies like The Greeting Farm, Stamping Bella, and Unity Stamp Co. The first image I wanted to stamp was this darling angel from The Greeting Farm. I just adore it! She was coloured with Copic markers and placed through the good old Cuttlebug with my Spellbinders dies.

I was also playing around with my Black Magic Core'dinations cardstock and Scor-Pal to make this triangle box and distressed flower for the top. I used a sanding block and some tearing to get at the colour core. This product is so unique!

Thanks for stopping by!

Apr 13, 2009

Trying New Products...

I have been working on this canvas for 2 weeks now - coming back to it, thinking about it, wondering what to add to it, what to take away. The inspiration came from my Tattered Angels shimmer mist and a brick stamp from Prima. I first designed the backdrop by spraying it with Seafoam shimmer mist and then applied the stamp with Espresso Adirondack ink. I know I wanted to use my new Prima paper and flower ensemble, and my new birdcage stamp from Basic Grey. The rest was undetermined.

What I discovered in this journey:
  1. I love the Ranger acrylic paint dabbers! I used POOL colour to paint my canvas sides and to add some variation to the edges of the canvas and to the brick pattern. I also used it on the clip, on my chipboard #2, on the torn paper edges, and a little on the grungeboard flourish.
  2. I like my new Basic Grey stamps (bird cages)! Although I applied Ranger Glossy Accents and it warped my paper, but in the end, I was able to bend it back in shape and pop up with foam.
  3. Flower soft is versatile. It adds so much texture and can be used anywhere! I used cream coloured flower soft under a few flourishes.
  4. I love Seafoam Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist and I want to spray everything!