January - Chromy calendar
All of the Chromy calendar pages in order from Jan - Dec.
January - Mitchell Calendar (very similar to the Chromy page, but not exactly the same)
Mitchell calendar pages from Jan-Dec. Again, very similar to the Chromy pages, but not exactly. I did a little more switching around.
Now all I have to do is find stamps to match, get the pictures I need from family members, print off the pictures, print off the actual calendar pages, assemble the calendars, get copies made... :-) Hopefully I can get them done before March this year! :-)
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Sahara Sand, Designer paper from our local stamping store
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold brads, Ticket Corner punch, Dimensionals
Stamps: Tags On Board, Snow Burst, Jolliest Time of the Year
Ink: Real Red craft ink, White craft ink, Black Staz-On, Versamark
Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red, Shimmery White
Other: Markers~Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Basic Black, Real Red, Glorious Green, Close to Cocoa
Blender pen, Red gingham ribbon, snowflake brads (non-SU!), Large Oval punch, Tag Corner punch, Crystal Clear embossing powder, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Dimensionals
First, we stamped the background red cardstock with White craft ink (Snow Burst). Then we stamped the snowman on Shimmery White cs with Black Staz-On. We colored him in using a blender pen touched to the color of marker we wanted. We then used Q-tips dipped in Versamark ink and dabbed it over the snowman. We applied Iridescent Ice EP over the Versamark, then heated it. We punched out the corners of the CS with the Tag Corner punch. We then punched a hole in the corner of the CS, as well as the ribbon, and inserted the silver snowflake brad. We stamped the sentiment in Real Red craft ink, and embossed it with Crystal Clear EP. We cut around the sentiment with a pair of scissors. We punched out the black mat for the sentiment with the Large Oval punch. We punched holes through the CS & ribbon again, and placed the silver snowflake brad on the sentiment as well. We then popped the whole sentiment up on dimensionals.
This is a very simple looking card, but not so simple to do. The most difficult part was lining up the outline of the snowflake with the solid fill-in.
All of the products used here are SU!
Stamps: Supersize Snowflake
Cardstock: Winter White, Bashful Blue
Ink: Versamark, Brocade Blue (stamped off)
Other: Iridescent Ice embossing powder, silver elastic cord
I first inked the outline of the snowflake in Brocade Blue, then stamped it on a scratch piece of paper ("stamping off") and then on my cardstock. Then, I inked the solid snowflake in Versamark, and tried to line it up inside the outline (very difficult to do!) I applied Iridescent Ice embossing powder over the Versamark (I had to fill in some of the outline with a Versamark marker - the ink just didn't cover very well) and then heated it. I then inked the sentiment in Brocade Blue, stamped it off, and then stamped it on my cardstock. I then tied the silver cord in place, affixed it to the Bashful Blue cardstock, and wa-la! Here it is. (In the second picture you can see the shimmer of the Iridescent Ice a little better. Sorry, the picture quality isn't all that great!)
Inks: Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa, Versamark
Cardstock: Walmart White, Close to Cocoa, Pixie Pink, Sage Shadow
Stamps: Gerbera Daisy, I'm so GLAD we're friends! both from TAC
I colored the stamp with markers to make the stem a different color than the flower. On the Close to Cocoa cardstock, I stamped the daisy with both Versamark ink and Close to Cocoa. It leaves a slightly different coloring. Istamped the sentiment in Cocoa, then cut out the sentiment with a wavy scissors. I then outlined the word "glad" with a Pretty in Pink marker. The colors kind of remind me of Neopolitan ice cream, with mint instead of vanilla. This card could have used a little embellishment, I think, but I couldn't find anything in my stash that I really liked with it.
Oh, yes... I WON BLOG CANDY!!! I read other stampers blogs all the time, and often they give out blog candy. They have the computer randomly choose one person from the comments that you leave. Well, I never win anything, but I always try to leave comments, just in case one day they actually PICK me! Well, this week, I finally WON! I am so excited to get some new goodies... esp. when they are free! :-)
I stamped the Charlie Brown stamp ("The Peanut Gang" by Stampabilities), then colored it in with my SU! markers. I stamped the background with misc. birthday stamps I have, most of them non-SU! (The small party hat and confetti are from SU!'s Button Bear~retired~, the cake is from The Dollar Tree, the balloons are Hero Arts, and the big birthday hat is also a dollar stamp.) The "Enjoy Your Day" sentiment is from SU!'s Riveting set, and I popped it up from the card with a dimensional. I used Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun, Glorious Green, Tempting Turquoise and Only Orange for the colors. I think I also used Basic Black and Going Gray for the coloring. I tore the edges of the Charlie Brown image, then ran a marker over the edges. Thanks for being patient with me! :-)
I stamped the image in Going Gray. I used my Ruby Red and Night of Navy markers to write in the "Red Sox" on the jersey (the jersey on the image says "CHAMPS" so I just didn't ink that part of the image to get it so that I could write in Red Sox), as well as the "B" on the hat. I touched my Blender pen to the Ruby Red to color in the socks and the shirt sleeves, and the Navy for the hat so they wouldn't be too dark. I used watercolor pencils on the shoes and bat, and again used the blender pen. The sentiment is from TAC (the card needed a little extra "something.") I matted both the image and the sentiment with Ruby Red and Night of Navy, tearing the paper on the bottom of the image for some variety. It's been a while since I used that technique.
Thanks for looking! :-)
The lighthouses on the left and right are from The Angel Company (TAC), and the one in the middle is from Stampendous. I stamped them in Bordering Blue, Sage Shadow, and Night of Navy respectively, then matted them in the matching cardstock. I cut out the images using a deckle scissors. The hemp twine I tied some sort of sailor's knot, then glued the wooden buttons on with glue dots. The buttons I actually cut off the front of a sweater that was given to me! I didn't care for the way the sweater fit me, but I loved the buttons, so I just carefully cut them off... and took the rest of the sweater (no one else would ever know!) to Goodwill. :-)
My grandpa loved this card! :-)