a true friend (set of 2 note cards)

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! Can’t believe we’ve hit August already! Where has this year gone?! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #52 – Anything Goes + Mixed Media! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you. The twist this month is mixed media and we’d love to see a project using more than one medium – but the twist is not required to play! I created a pair of friendship cards featuring a smooshed distress ink background layered on a panel of dry embossed stripes. I used the gorgeous Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown and Hearts 2 stamp sets along with their Heart Key Crown die set and the Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle dies.

I created two standard A2 size top-folding card bases along with front panels from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I dry embossed the front panels and then die cut a double stitched rectangle from dark and medium teal cardstock along with a silver foil cardstock layering panel for each. I stamped a heart in dark and medium teal ink to match the cardstock and die cut them with the coordinating die. I set everything aside so I could work on the backgrounds. I laid down various colors of distress inks (peacock feathers, mowed lawn, salty ocean, bundled sage, chipped sapphire, pine needles and dusty concord) on my craft mat, spritzed with water in my Tim Holtz distress sprayer and smooshed the cold pressed watercolor paper around in it, drying with my heat tool between smooshes. When I was happy with the overall result, I spritzed a homemade mixture of white Perfect Pearls and Dr. Ph. Martin’s blue India ink in a Ranger Mini Mister to give the panel a slight shimmer. I then cut two double stitched rectangles from the inked panel using the next smaller double stitched rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment on each inked panel in Versamark and heat embossed them in white. I layered the die cuts onto the silver foil cardstock panel and adhered them to the card fronts. The final touch was adhering the die cut hearts and some small white flat back pearls. I’m a bit quirky and intended to offset the focal element on both of these cards but got interrupted by someone at the door and when I went back to my studio to finish putting the second card together, I totally forgot what I had done on the first one, lol! That’s how this old brain works… bahahaha!

I cut an inside panel for each card from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, embellished each one with a thin strip of the cardstock used on the front and a scrap from the inked panel, and then layered each panel on silver foil cardstock. I left the inside blank on each to write a custom message.

One more peek at the pair… so happy with how these turned out! Loving these colors and beautiful stamps and dies!

Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Arches Cold Pressed watercolor paper, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay cardstock, Hygloss silver foil cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown stamp set and Prickley Pear Stamps Hearts 2 stamp set
Ink: Ranger distress ink- peacock feathers, mowed lawn, salty ocean, bundled sage, chipped sapphire, pine needles, dusty concord; homemade Perfect Pearls and Dr. Ph. Martin’s blue India ink; Versamark, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown die set, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle dies
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tim Holtz distress sprayer, Ranger Mini Mister, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Gemini Junior, Darice Stripes embossing folder, Xyron Creative Station, Darice tiny white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you! We’d love to see either ‘anything goes’ or a mixed media project – take your pick! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

dragonflies canvas

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week and have something really fun planned this weekend! I’m happy to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a pretty mixed media canvas featuring the new Dragonfly Brads in the store which I paired with Purple Enamel Dots and White Pearl Bling. OMGosh, these dragonflies are SO pretty! I love dragonflies (as much as butterflies) and these really spoke to me!

This took about a week to make… understanding the mechanics of mixed media, you need to let each layer dry thoroughly before applying the next, plus I was also working on projects for other teams. I covered an 8×8 stretched canvas with white gesso. Using a spatula and two dot stencils, I applied Ranger opaque matte texture paste over random areas of the canvas. I also applied Tim Holtz distress grit paste with a spatula and a doily stencil in random areas to cover the rest of the canvas, and then added another thin layer of white gesso. I spritzed a variety of glimmer mists and color washes randomly over the canvas, lightly hit the entire canvas with water in a Tim Holtz distress sprayer and let it all run together. The fun part is you never know what you’re going to get, lol! Some areas are darker/lighter than others and it’s totally random!

I stamped randomly over the canvas with writing and texture stamps using purple archival ink. I smeared glue in a few places with my fingers and sprinkled on glitter glass but unfortunately you can’t see it in any of the photos but the sparkle is real! I found the dragonflies meaning online and typed it in a purple font on my laptop, printed it on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and cut it with a hexagon die. I layered it on a slightly larger purple hexagon die cut and adhered it to the canvas. I added a variety of paper flowers from my stash (some colored with sprays and glimmer mist), along with a purple seam binding bow and a purple crafting cord bow, and a little wooden gear that I sprayed with green glimmer mist. I then added Dragonfly Brads, Purple Enamel Dots and White Pearl Bling to complete the canvas.

Here are a few shots going around the canvas showing the colors and textures.

And one more look… super happy with how this turned out! These dragonfly brads are gorgeous and really add to a project!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Dragonfly Brads
Purple Enamel Dots
White Pearl Bling

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, GKD Wild Lilac cardstock
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Writing Backgrounds and Big Art Textures stamp sets
Ink: Ranger dusty concord archival ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Hexagon Dies
Accessories: Canvas Corp 8×8 stretched canvas, Liquitex white gesso, spatula, Ranger opaque matte texture paste, Tim Holtz distress grit paste, Tim Holtz Doily layering stencil, Memory Box Texture Mini Dots stencil, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Circle Grid stencil, Tim Holtz distress sprayer; Tattered Angels Party Pink, It’s Blue, Dragonfly, It’s Green, and Iridescent Silver Glimmer Mists; Ranger Adirondack Lettuce and Purple Twilight Color Wash; Really Reasonable Ribbon Grape seam binding, purple craft cording, Bearly Art precision craft glue, hot glue gun; Reneabouquets German glitter glass, gears and flowers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

hello

Howdy peeps! As you know, I’ve had a three-month guest designing gig for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday and I’m having an absolute blast! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! As mentioned in my previous post, I have three projects to share for my third feature and I’m showcasing them in individual posts so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. So I’m back with my second project which is a pretty friendship card with a stenciled and glittery background created with the ARTplorations Abstract April Showers stencil, and features a flutterby (one of my all-time favorite winged things next to a dragonfly) and a cool layered sentiment created with the STAMPlorations Layered Butterflies stamp set and CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a watermelon cardstock layer and an A2 size panel of Canson cold press watercolor paper. I laid down some Ranger festive berries distress ink on my Tim Holtz glass media mat, spritzed it generously with water in the Tim Holtz distress sprayer and smooshed the watercolor paper into it multiple times until the entire piece was covered, and let it dry for several hours. Using the ARTplorations Abstract April Showers stencil, I applied the festive berries distress ink very lightly with a blending brush over the entire piece, untaped the stencil and moved it to about the ten o’clock position. I applied the festive berries a little heavier along with some Versamark, and lightly sprinkled some diamond glitter over the piece. When everything was completely dry, I tapped off any excess glitter and sprayed the piece with a matte fixative. I trimmed the panel and adhered it to the watermelon cardstock layer and then to the card base.

I stamped the outline of a butterfly from the STAMPlorations Layered Butterflies stamp set in black ink on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, and using the layering stamps in the same set, filled it in with Ranger festive berries and candied apple distress ink. I fussy cut the butterfly and affixed it to the lower right corner with foam pads. Using the CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments, I die cut the sentiment from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and watermelon cardstock, and adhered it to the upper left corner.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with leftover strips of the inked panel on the front and the watermelon cardstock, stamped the sentiment in Ranger candied apple distress ink, and layered the panel on watermelon cardstock.

And one more peek… I absolutely love how this card turned out! Love the stencil, the stamps and the dies!

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations Abstract April Showers stencil
STAMPlorations Layered Butterflies stamp set
CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Ink: Ranger festive berries and candied apple distress ink, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Tim Holtz distress sprayer, Stampendous Dreamweaver Translucent embossing paste, deco foil Stencil Pal, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Krylon matte fixative

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

ART happens mixed media board

Hello again! I’m back with the third project in my first feature as guest designer for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday! I’m having a blast! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! As mentioned in my previous posts, I have three projects to share and wanted to showcase them individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. So here is a fun mixed media board!

I started by laying a 6×6 piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock with the ARTplorations ART happens Mask and three pieces of the ARTplorations Circles Flexi-Template in my ink spray cardboard box and randomly sprayed Red, Gold, Yellow and Orange Glimmer Mists over the board. I then put a 2×2 EcoArtBoard into the cardboard box with the R on the mask centered over it and sprayed the Glimmer Mists over it as well. The spray landed heavier in some areas on both pieces, splattered/splotched in some areas, and even ran in a couple areas but I felt like all this contributed in a positive way to this mixed media board! After both pieces were thoroughly dry, I adhered the inked cardstock to a 6×6 Gessobord with matte gel used as an adhesive, and then randomly stamped sentiments from the STAMPlorations Art Is stamp set by pressing the stamps into barn door archival ink and then pressing them onto the pieces with my fingers rather than putting them on a block. I expressed ink from my Gold Posca pen onto a piece of scrap paper and flicked gold ink over the board, and then ran the pen around the edges of both pieces. I used the matte gel to adhere the EcoArtBoard to the Gessobord, lining up the letters. The finishing touch was adhering an arrow from the CRAFTplorations Funky Arrows #2 pack with the matte gel and drawing four tiny gold dots on the arrow with the Gold Posca pen.

Here are a couple additional shots.

And one more peek… this was so much fun! This mask and circle templates are awesome! Nothing like good mixed media play!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
3. Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog: #70 – Anything Mixed Media Goes

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations ART happens Mask
ARTplorations Circles Flexi-Template
STAMPlorations Art Is stamp set
CRAFTplorations Funky Arrows #2

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock
Ink: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Red, Gold, Yellow and Orange; Ranger barn door archival ink; Gold Posca pen
Accessories: Ampersand Art Gessobord, RubberStampConcepts EcoArtBoard, Stencil Magic repositionable stencil adhesive, Liquitex Matte Gel (used as an adhesive)

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Beautiful Place To Get Lost

4/24/21 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Howdy peeps! As I mentioned in my last post, I’m guest designing for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday for the next three months and I’m totally enjoying myself! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I have three projects to share for my first feature and I’m showcasing them in individual posts so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. So I’m back with my second project which is a pretty anniversary card!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock. I grabbed a pretty A2 Card Front from the CRAFTplorations Quick Cards #3 – Spring Florals pack and masked off the flowers and leaves in the corners. Using the ARTplorations Almost Shattered Slimline Stencil, I applied iced spruce distress ink with an ink blending brush over the large open area. I stamped the STAMPplorations Beautiful Place To Get Lost sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then a second time in Versamark. I applied clear embossing powder and hit it with the heat tool. I discovered this trick years and years ago to get virtually any color of heat embossing and haven’t bought colored embossing powder since! I adhered the panel to CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock and adhered it to the front of the card base. The final touch was the application of several iridescent gemstones.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a thin strip trimmed from the Card Front and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock, stamped the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Better Together stamp set in black ink and layered the panel on the dark purple cardstock.

And one more look… totally loving how this anniversary card turned out! This stencil is so awesome! And these Card Fronts are beyond gorgeous and I can’t wait to use more of them!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #4 – Anything Goes w/ optional In The Garden
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
4. Let’s Craft and Create: #170 – Anything Goes + Add Flowers

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations Almost Shattered Slimline Stencil
CRAFTplorations Spring Florals A2 Card Fronts
STAMPplorations Beautiful Place To Get Lost stamp
STAMPlorations Better Together stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock
Ink: Ranger iced spruce distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Accessories: Stencil Magic repositionable stencil adhesive, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Bravo

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday – hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! I’m super stoked to share that I’m guest designing for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday for the next three months! This is a dream come true for this old gal… I LOVE their products! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! For my first feature, I have three mixed media projects to share and will showcase them in individual posts so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. My first project is a congrats note card. We can always use those in our stash!

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and cut a layering panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock. I angled the ARTplorations Almost Tetris Slimline Stencil on the white cardstock panel and applied twisted citron, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, wilted violet distress inks with ink blending brushes, overlapping each color slightly as it was applied. I mixed a tiny bit of water in black gesso and flicked it onto the panel with a fan brush, protecting the corners with scrap paper. I cut two strips for each corner (a narrow one layered on top of a wider one) and a layering panel from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock, adhered them to the panel and then adhered the panel to the black cardstock layer. Using the CUTplorations Bravo Word Die, I die cut two sentiments from the black cardstock and layered one on top of the other for a little extra dimension. The finishing touch was the addition of several black gemstones.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a leftover strip trimmed from the inked panel on the front and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice, and layered the panel on the black cardstock. Since this is a note card, I left the panel blank to write a custom message.

And one more look… this stencil and word die are so awesome I can’t stand it! What a cool note card!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations Almost Tetris Slimline Stencil
CUTplorations Bravo Word Die

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock
Ink: Ranger distress ink- twisted citron, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, wilted violet
Accessories: Stencil Magic repositionable stencil adhesive, Liquitex Black Gesso, Ranger distress sprayer, fan brush, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog too – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Stencil Sunday Feature at STAMPlorations!

Hi friends! I hope the weather is wonderful where you are! I’m absolutely thrilled to share that I’m guest designing for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday for the next three months! I’m so excited I can hardly stand it! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! For my first feature I have three mixed media projects to share using several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other goodies available in the store, so grab a cuppa and hang with me for a few!

For more details and photos of each project, click the link above each photo below which will take you directly to the corresponding blog post. I’m posting each project individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. :)

Bravo

Beautiful Place To Get Lost

ART happens mixed media board

I hope you’ll enjoy seeing each of these projects and will be inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Never Grow Up canvas

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday – I hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend! Our new challenge is live at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #43 – Anything Goes + Making Your Own Background. Remember, all of our projects are Anything Goes and we offer an optional twist each month just to inspire you! The twist is not required to play! I used the awesome TandiArt Rainbow Girl 2 digital stamp from my stash to create this fun mixed media canvas. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten inky and I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

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This canvas took several days to complete and features a background full of texture created with five different stencils, coloring with Iridescent Gelatos, random background stamping and black Gesso splatters. I added a few details to the images with metallic pens and Glossy Accents. I want to share a tip that I was excited to discover prior to sealing the canvas. I knew the inket printer ink would smear when I brushed on the multi medium matte, so I covered each printed element with clear Gesso by dabbing it on with my finger in an up and down motion rather than side to side to keep ink from smearing. I gave it a couple hours to dry thoroughly and then I sealed the entire front and sides of the canvas with the multi medium matte. Voila – it worked and no smearing! I created a hanger with a beaded chain that I embellished with blue bamboo cord and a blue seam binding bow. I also created a dangle for each side. Here are a few close-ups:

And one more look… I love how this turned out and can’t wait to hang it in my studio! Never Grow Up! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: November Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Cute Critters (no twist)
2. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blogs: November Anything Goes
3. QKR Stampede: #407 – Anything Goes
4. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #254 – Just For Fun / Anything Goes
5. Your Scrapbook Place: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White cardstock, 60# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: TandiArt Rainbow Girl 2 digital stamp, Paper Wings Productions Writing Backgrounds stamp set
Ink: Gelatos Iridescents- Blue Moon, Stardust, Comet, Odyssey; Pentel Slicci Metallic Blue, Metallic Pink and Metallic Green pens; StazOn Jet Black ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Accessories:  Canvas Corp 5×7 canvas; Liquitex White Gesso, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Time Travel, Mini Specimens and Mini Harlequin stencils; Memory Box Texture Mini Dots stencil; Stampers Anonymous Crate stencil, Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, Liquitex Black Gesso, fan brush, Glossy Accents, beaded chain, Hemptique blue bamboo cord, blue seam binding

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month – we can’t wait to see what you create! We know you love the ‘anything goes’ theme and we’d be tickled if you play the twist and create your own background, but the twist is not required to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Steampunk dragonfly

Hi again, friends! I’m back again today to share my final Hochanda showcase sample created for Prickley Pear Stamps! I have a few more website samples to share so I’ll be sharing those soon now that we’ve gotten moved and I have a little more time on my hands. It has been forever since I played with alcohol inks on Yupo paper, and what I love the most is that no two backgrounds ever turn out the same. This card features a pretty blue and green alcohol ink background with a silver embossed dragonfly and several gears using the Gears 2 and Steampunk Gears 3 stamp sets along with the Steampunk Gears and Mini Gears die sets.

I had a fun time creating this mixed media steampunk card. It’s rare that I make a card without a sentiment on the front, but here we are, lol! I created the background first and then silver embossed the dragonfly. I layered the panel on silver metallic cardstock and then on blue cardstock. I stamped and die cut several gears and arranged them in the lower right corner.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment in blue archival ink and layered the panel on the silver metallic cardstock and blue cardstock used on the front. I had a few die cut gears leftover so I placed them in the lower left corner.

And one more look… such a cool background! I really need to play with the alcohol inks on Yupo paper more often! ;)

And here’s a screenshot of Alex holding this card up on air! This has been such fun seeing my cards on TV! Woo-hoo!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #43 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: October Anything Goes w/ optional Winged Things (playing twist)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
4. Creative Inspirations: October Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: #200 – Anything Goes
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: October Anything Goes
7. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #130 – Anything Goes
8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #143 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ranger Yupo paper, American Crafts Cascade and Peacock cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Silver Metallic cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Gears 2 and Steampunk Gears 3 clear stamp sets
Ink: Ranger alcohol ink- Sailboat Blue, Aqua, Citrus, Lettuce, Botanical, and Silver Mixative; Ranger faded jeans archival ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Steampunk Gears and Mini Gears die sets
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Sweet Stamps fine detail embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

if nothing ever changed

Hello again! I hope you’re having an awesome day! I’m back once more today to share another Hochanda sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! It has been quite an honor to have been asked to create this huge batch of samples to be showcased on Hochanda, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself! I still have a few more to showcase, so stay tuned!

This card features a Brushos background in yellow, orange and red, drying each layer with my heat tool before applying the next. I stamped the steampunk butterfly on yellow cardstock in black ink and colored it with Nuvo alcohol markers. Then I fussy cut the butterfly, adhered it to black cardstock and trimmed it again leaving a tiny edge of black cardstock around it. I adhered the butterfly just by it’s body so the wings are 3-D, and then layered the panel on yellow cardstock. I finished the front with Crystal Drops.

I embellished the inside panel with yellow and black cardstock, stamped the sentiment, and layered the panel on the yellow cardstock.

One more peek… really loving how this one turned out! I love butterflies and this steampunk version is the best!

When I started sharing Hochanda samples last week, I promised to share the corresponding screenshots I took of Alex holding up my cards on air, so here’s this one! #insertcheesygrin

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #23 – Anything Goes
2. Crafty Calendar Challenge: September Anything Goes
3. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #128 – Anything Goes
4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2037 – Anything Goes
5. The Creative Crafters: #32 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstsock, Colorbok yellow cardstock, GKD Black Onyx cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Steampunk Gears 3 clear stamp set
Ink: Brusho powders- lemon, scarlet, yelow, orange, brilliant red; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 375, 377, 374, 391, 453
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Mini Mister, MISTI stamp tool, Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig