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New England Stamper: August 2010

August 11, 2010

Gingersnap Creations Paint Challenge

This month's Spicy Supply Challenge on Gingersnaps is Paint and here's the collage I created for it.

The base is 3/4" plywood and measures 8" x 10". I primed the piece and added two coats of Gesso, then layered on paint, paint glazes and vintage papers. The paint colors I used were Titan Buff, Yellow Oxide, Burnt Umber and Raw Sienna.


In this close up, you can see some of the objects that I included - stamped polymer clay tiles that I created, an old key, domino, pen nibs and rusty nails all layered onto an old book page.


Thanks for visiting!

Ali

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August 7, 2010

Gingersnaps Famous Painters Challenge

Our current Chestnut theme challenge on the Gingersnaps blog right now is Famous Painters and here's the card I made for it. The Leonardo image is from Lost Coast Designs and is called Cosmos Face.

The image was stamped on a piece of cream c/stock that I dyed using coffee - yes, coffee! I had some left in the pot one morning, so poured it into a shallow tray and used it to color some sheets of c/stock. You can have tea-dyed things, right, so why not coffee?

In the new TJ technique newsletter (Aug/Sept '10) there's a super easy technique called Worn Wallpaper, where you stamp a crackle stamp with white ink onto a piece of designer paper. This is what I did for the background using a piece of d/p from Basic Grey and I really like how it turned out. Simple is good!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Ali

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August 1, 2010

Technique Junkies Newsletter

I am so thrilled to be a Guest Designer for the current issue of the Technique Junkies newsletter. If you don't already subscribe, I highly recommend it - you won't be disappointed. Click here for more details.

I'll share the cards I made throughout the month, but I'll start off with 2 this morning using a technique called Glitter Ribbons. I used glitter from a combination of different companies - Art Glitter, Martha Stewart and Stampin' Up! And the background I used to adhere the glitter to was Scor-Tape sheets that I purchased from Papertrey. The technique is pretty straightforward and like most glitter projects has a 'wow' factor. Hope you can give it a try!

The first card uses some new Stampin' Up! products - a stamp set called Just Believe and some gorgeous new Antique Brads.

I'm entering this second card into our new Holiday Happenings feature on Gingersnaps. On the 25th of each month, Sharon will challenge us to create a card to get ahead for the holidays. This month the cards have an outdoor theme. I thought this Christmas tree from SU's Lovely as a Tree would work well for it.

I hope you can get ahead for the holidays and play along with our 'Keep Ahead of the Calendar' challenge.

Have a splendid weekend,

Ali

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