Monday, November 11, 2019

Scorch Markers & Christmas Ornaments

Hello Friends -

Have you seen the ads for the Scorch Markers on Facebook that are supposed to be an easier way to get the wood burned look?  Well I'm here to tell you they work!  I bought a set of 3 markers so Mom, Morgan and I could test them out and play.  Here are the results...

The most important things to keep in mind when using these markers are:

1. Prime the have to push the nib down on a piece of paper until the tip turns an orangish color...this is the medium soaking into the nib.

2. Use enough medium on your wood. The wood really soaks it up.

3. HEAT - you must use a very hot heat tool. I started off with my embossing gun but it was only 450 degrees. It did it but took forever. We switched to dh's heat gun set at around 650 +/- and it worked fairly quickly (about 1/4 the time it took for the embossing gun). 

Something else to think about is the longer you heat it the darker it gets. We played with heating some areas more, some less. I think they all turned out amazing!

We used stencils for most of them but we also free-handed a few.
Sorry I can't name all of the stencils/mfg...I have an envelope I put them in all together.

If you have a question about a particular stencil, JLMK and I'll see if I can figure out who made it.

We went on to embellish the Scorched sides as well as the backs so no matter where they were on the tree they would be beautiful.

All in all these pens were amazing and really did yield some pretty new ornaments for our trees this year.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Day of the Dead Challenge #87

Hello Friends...

Hope this day finds you hale and hearty enjoying Autumn and all it's glory even though it may feel like winter as it does here!

Today I wanted to share a couple creations I made for the current challenge over at Lost Coast Designs....#87 - Dia de los Muertos which runs until the 14th of November.

My first card was made by playing with some Marabu alcohol inks on a piece of glossy cardstock. I started off by just applying the inks in lines across the cardstock letting them flow together but I wanted something more so I flicked some blue AI across the cardstock which gave it a bit more life.  I then stamped the new DOD Amor  image several times in a variety of VersaFine Clair inks. I fussy cut the images and reassembled them to create the final image. I mounted the computer generated sentiment on black cardstock and popped it all onto a yellow card base.

My next card was made by stamping and embossing the Skull n Bones background image on a piece of textured black cardstock. The texture gives an added hint of dimension and a fun distressed look to the background.  I stamped the Frida Skull image on a piece of white cardstock and colored it using Schpirerr Farben colored pencils (which blend so nicely). She was fussy cut and added to the card using foam tape.

I colored the skull on my Imagine craft mat which has some give to it. It's perfect for that extra little cushion when stamping but it also is pretty cool to use it as a foundation for coloring images with colored pencils because that extra little bit of give yields an embossed texture to the image once you are done.  It's a pretty cool way to achieve a bit of extra dimension without even trying.

So there you go...
I hope you're inspired to play along.
If you do create a DOD project be sure to post it on the Lost Coast Designs blog for your chance to win!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Raven Feather Wreath

I wanted to share the wreath I made for Halloween this year...a Raven Feather Wreath which was made entirely from Rinea Foiled Papers! Each feather was cut using Spellbinders Feather dies and Rinea Ebony, Sapphire and Violet foiled papers.

I used hot glue to create a spider web effect over the entire wreath for a spooky creepy vibe.

If you'd like to check out the process and complete supply list please see:

Monday, November 4, 2019

Hello There! Chili Pepper Red Card

Hello there friends! I wanted to share this little penguin fellow that seems to be very appropriate for most of the country at the moment. Many of us have had a chilly blast...a possible preview of the coming winter ahead - eek!  The stamps are from Unity Stamp Co. and all the wonderful inks, powders and sprays are from Imagine.

If you'd like to read more about how I made the card and the supplies I used, please see the following 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Happy Frank-O-Ween!

Frank is here to wish you a Happy Frank - O - Ween!

The background is a lovely pigment powder full of lovely shimmer from Lindy's Stamp Gang which was sprinkled over the very cool  Trees background stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

He's a cutie isn't he? He's one of Lost Coast Designs funky Halloween dudes. I just love him. I printed out the sentiment on cardstock and matted both the image and sentiment with Marigold/ Marigold Starstruck Foiled Papers from Rinea.

Hope you're having a spooky week...only 2 more days!!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Good Dog!


Beware playing fetch with your dog on Halloween....

You never know what he might bring back!

Stamps - Lost Coast Designs
Computer Generated Sentiment
Background - Alcohol Inks w/marble stamping using Delicata Gold Ink.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Creepy Caravan Blog Hop

Hello Friends!

Today I have a special Halloween creation for you that I made for the 
Creepy Caravan Blog Hop!

My drawer full of the macabre!

People often think I'm nuts when I buy random stuff. 
This was one of those purchases - a rusty old metal drawer.
It had so much character I couldn't resist.

A little bit of this, a little bit of that and it turned into the perfect Halloween piece.

I wanted the top section of the drawer to be like a rusty night sky so I started off by die-cutting lots of stars from Silver/Glossy Gold and Silver Starstruck Rinea Foiled Paper and attached them to the back, top and sides of this section. I tore up bits of a really cool looking mulberry type paper to make the clouds.  The last couple pieces I added were an owl that I made using a mould from Retro Cafe Art and a moon (not sure who made the mould) and Amazing Casting Resin (white) (all of the resin pieces were painted using DecoArts acrylic paint). I finished the owl off with a bit of Fab Fuchsia Metallic Lustre and the moon with Lavish Green Metallic Lustre.

The next section of the drawer was filled with a fun and creepy collage image from Gecko Galz and a vintage looking bottle label. This also contains a plastic skeleton from the Dollar General a resin hand and skull (both moulds from Retro Cafe Art) which were all rubbed with DecoArt Silver Spark Metallic Lustre.  I added some putka pods and a pumpkin embellishment that's been in my stash a few years now.

This section contains another label and collage image from Gecko Galz, a resin tree (mould from Retro Cafe Art), more putka pods and another pumpkin. I used the putka pods and pumpkins to tie it all together.

The final drawer section has a few frozen charlotte dolls made using one of my favorite molds from Articus Studio (link below), Amazing Casting Resin and the Silver Spark Metallic Lustre.  I also made another skeletal hand and skull (both moulds from Retro Cafe Art).

Hope you've enjoyed my Creepy Creation...
Be sure to check out the rest of the Creepy Caravan Makers...

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It's Oddly Appealing

Whimsy Chic Papercrafts

Kelly Parker Designs

Scrap Savvy Creations

Life in a Snapshot

Karla Yungwirth Designs


Stephanie Eaton

Ink Stained Roni - You Are Here :)

Matter of Crafts

Jennifer Gagne

Nelly’s Artistic Creations


Old Metal Drawer
Rinea Foiled Paper - Silver/Glossy Gold; Silver Starstruck
Gecko Galz - Collage Images
Retro Cafe Art - Owl, Skull (lg), Skull (sm), Skeletal Hand, Tree Moulds
Articus Studio - Frozen Charlotte Mold
Face Mold - Unknown
Amazing Casting Resin - White
DecoArt - Lamp Black Acrylic Paint, Metallic Lustre - Silver Spark, Fab Fuchsia, Lavish Green
Putka Pods
White Pumpkin Embellishment
Black Webbing
White Mulberry Paper
Surebonder Hot Glue Gun

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Don't Trust a Smiling Cat....

Hello Friends...

Another day, another cat :)
I think it's a pretty accurate description - LOL!!

Little devil seems to have caught something....

Stamps - Lost Coast Designs
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Inks & Mediums - Imagine
Other - Feathers, Ribbon

Have a frightful day!

I would like to include this tag in the following:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Take your pet....

Ha...a fun new twist on Take Your Pet to Work Day....

I had such fun making this card - Lost Coast Designs is running 2 challenges at the moment...31 Days of Halloween plus a Pets Challenge so I thought this would be perfect!

I started off by stamping the witch & kitty. I then placed a circle mask over the witch; spritzed with water then sprinkled on a pigment powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang (it's got some lovely sparkle to it). I swished the color around a bit then removed the mask.  After it was dry I colored in the witch and gave the kitty some whiskers then added the sentiment.

As it happens in addition to this double challenge it is also time for 
I would like to enter this card into her challenge :)

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Fall Fabric Wall Art

Happy Day Friends!

I want to share my Autumn Wall Art piece that I made recently using this fun pickup truck image from Unity Stamp Co and Imagine inks!

I wanted a new piece to hang up by my front door so I pulled out a bit of linen fabric, some walnut ink, Memento Luxe inks and All Purpose Inks to create this fun embroidery hoop art!

Don't ya just love this pickup truck from Unity Stamp Co?
I love the look!

This sentiment is from another Unity Set, I thought it was nice to greet guests.
The leaves are from a Joy Clair Set and they are stamped using additional colors of the Memento Luxe inks which are perfect for fabric creations.

I think this will be a very nice and welcoming sign don't you?

For complete instructions and supply list please see: