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Monday, July 30, 2012

"Summer Wishes" A Third Coast project plus Check out the Anything Goes Challenge at our Third Coast Creative Challenge Blog!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you're all having a fabulous week and enjoying your summer vacations!!


As Challenge Coordinator I'm hosting a new challenge over at Third Coast Rubber Stamps brand new blog and you're all invited to come and play with me ;0)  TCCC#2 starts August 1st and its a fan favourite, an Anything Goes challenge!  Which means the theme is open to whatever your heart desires...however, I did throw in a twist ;0)  You must use the colour Yellow in some way, whether it be incorporated into your coloured images or you use yellow cardstock or flowers or ribbon...you get the idea!


 I was inspired by all the glorious warm weather we are having...aahhhh...to create this sun drenched, summer party time card to get you all in the mood for creating with YELLOW!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Memory Fragments of A Lovely Day" Artistic Outpost projects Part 2!

Hi Everyone!
I'm having fun with Artistic Outpost stamps this week and yesterday I shared my "Touch of British" vintage grunge card and I'm back today with my 2nd project titled "Memory Fragments of A Lovely Day".


I love the feeling of the warm glow of summer filled with wonderful memories invoked by the colours of the card!  I had to show you the side view first coz that one shows the richness of the 'true' colours, especially the pearlized pale yellow cardstock I used on the left hand side of the card.  You can see in the front view below that my camera just wouldn't capture the yellow colour properly at that angle and makes it look more peach!  I tried but just couldn't get the colours to show up properly, darn it :0(


I used the Windmill, Tulips and the sentiment images from the same stamp set called A Lovely Day.  Artistic Outpost rubber stamps are now available in the Blockheads Paper Arts store so go check them out!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Touch of British" Grunge card featuring Artistic Outpost Stamps!

Hello Everyone!
Well I had planned to make a Diamond Jubilee card in June while all the festivities were underway but I just didn't get around to it but now we've got the Olympic Games going on in the UK so here's a Diamond Jubilee slash British inspired card with a touch of vintage grunge!


Update:  Woohoo!  "Touch of British" made Top 5 at Try it on Tuesday :0)

Today I'm featuring Artistic Outpost stamps!  If you love the old world grunge style then you're going to want to check out these fab vintage stamps over in the Blockheads Paper Arts store!  This is the first of a few Artistic Outpost projects so check back again tomorrow to see what else I've been up to ;0)

I used the Girl with Crown collage image from the A Lovely Day set.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vintage Shabby Chic Christmas Tags - A Blockheads Fabric Technique Project!

Hello Everyone!
Only 160 more sleeps to Christmas, Woohoo ;0) 
I'm still enjoying Christmas in July and have two vintage shabby chic Christmas tags to show you today!  Imagine finding some crumpled up vintage tags hidden in a forgotten attic that were lovingly hand made with found items when times were hard....that was my thought process when designing and making these!
 

I incorporated more fabric stamping into these too....just a quickie reminder that Blockheads Paper Arts' Fabric Stamping Technique Challenge closes on Saturday July 21st, so hurry in those entries for the chance to win some fab prizes!
 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

"Ice Nymph" Third Coast Creative Coterie card

Happy Saturday Everyone!
First I want to say welcome to all my new followers, I'm so pleased you guys enjoy my art :0)


added note:  Ice Nymph made Top 3 at Divas by Design..Woohoo!

Here's my 2nd Christmas card project for the week and this one was made as inspiration for the Third Coast Creative Challenge Blog I'm coordinating on behalf of Third Coast Rubber Stamps!

Do you remember the birthday card I made for my sister a few weeks ago using one of Third Coast's newest images called Spring's Muse?


 My sister absolutely loved her card and I love this rubber stamp so much I had to use it again but this time I transformed Spring into an Ice Nymph ;0)  There is a Winter's Muse stamp available but I don't have that one...yet ;0)...so I decided to winterize the same image just by using a wintery colour scheme and embellishments!  I LOVE how it turned out and I think you just might see some more of my favourite Muse in a rainbow of colours in the
future ;0)  You can check out my post for the card above here!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Collapsible Diorama Christmas Card plus Fabric Stamping for Blockheads Paper Arts!

Hi Everyone!

Can you believe there's only 166 days until Christmas!?  It's my favourite time of year so personally I can't wait LOL!  So you can imagine I'm having a ball with Christmas in July and I've got two cards I made this week to share ;0)  Today I'm excited to show you the diorama Christmas card that I designed for Blockheads Paper Arts!  It is collapsible so it will lie completely flat in an envelope so you can get the WOW factor and mailing convenience all in one great card!


added note:  This one made Top 3 at Twisted Tuesday Woohoo ;0)

Here's two views of the cool diorama card from above, I love how it turned out!


 I also combined Blockheads' current Technique Challenge, Fabric Stamping, into my card!  So before we get started I want to tell you about Blockheads Fabric Stamping Technique Challenge!

We've made a little change to the challenge set up that will make it easier for you guys to participate!  Before you were required to include the html blog hop code into your post, now you don't have to if you don't want to.  Enter the Blog Hop Challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate or submit your project to Blockheads Facebook group if you don't have a blog for a chance to win your choice of a 4" x 5" cling mounted stamp set!  Visit Blockheads Fabric Stamping Technique page on their website and check out Karen's wonderful tutorial on how to go about stamping on fabric.  Everything you need to know about entering the challenge is on that page.  Then enter the challenge on the Blockheads Blog.

But before you dash off please take a look at my diorama Christmas card first, there's lots to see ;0)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"Beachcombing" Melt Art Sea Glass plus Fabric Stamping - Blockheads new Technique Challenge!

Greetings and Happy 4th of July week to you all!

Update:  this one won the Vacation Challenge over at House of Gilli :0)



Today I'm combining two techniques into one fabulous beach inspired card!  This one is the 4th installment in my adventures into Melt Art PLUS I also incorporated the current Blockheads Technique Challenge which is Fabric Stamping!   I've also got 2 versions of the same card to show you too!  The first one demos stamping on fabric with just white ink for a sun-bleached effect and the second is coloured with a few touches of Distress markers.



Before we get started I want to tell you about Blockheads Fabric Stamping Technique Challenge!  We've made a little change to the challenge set up that will make it easier for you guys to participate!  Before you were required to include the html blog hop code into your post, now you don't have to if you don't want to.  Enter the Blog Hop Challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate or submit your project to Blockheads Facebook group if you don't have a blog for a chance to win your choice of a 4" x 5" cling mounted stamp set!  Visit Blockheads Fabric Stamping Technique page on their website and check out Karen's wonderful tutorial on how to go about stamping on fabric.  Everything you need to know about entering the challenge is on that page.  Then enter the challenge on the Blockheads Blog.  But before you dash off have a peek at my take on the Fabric Stamping challenge with a faux sea glass Melt Art embellishment!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Third Coast Rubber Stamps New Challenge Blog is now OPEN!

Happy Sunday Stamping Friends!

The big day is finally here and I'm proud to announce that Third Coast Rubber Stamps New Challenge Blog is now open! Woohoo ;0)

Dash on over to the Third Coast Creative Challenge Blog and join our launch party!


In celebration we are throwing a month long Christmas in July contest with one grand prize up for grabs, a $50 gift certificate to Third Coast Rubber Stamps, Woohoo, and some surprise prizes to be had along the way too!

The theme for the contest is "Deck our Blog with Boughs of Holly" so we're looking for Christmas and Winter themed entries!  All forms of art and styles are welcome!  We would love to see paper projects, altered art, jewelry and even scrapbook layouts!

So get stamping, enter the contest and become a follower coz you just never know...you might win a surprise giveaway prize!
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents
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