Friday, September 22, 2017

Autumn Blessings

Hello Everyone, 

I don't know why I enter challenges with just minutes to spare... So, oOnce again in a rush to get this into The Paper Players. Here is my card for today, enjoy!!!





Challenges Entered:


Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

All the best, 
Shawna

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Autumn Stained Glass

Hello All,

For today I will be playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch, Just Us Girls, Retro Rubber Challenge and The Paper Players. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


Texture abounds with this card! There is visual texture from the background digital paper from MHKDesigns to the colored stained glass harvest panel. Tactile texture is also not ignored. The twine, stitched panel within the dimensional tag, vellum and the die-cut sentiment are all examples of how tactile texture was integrated into the design.
The focal image was stamped using the MISTI, which comes in handy later, then colored using white ink and applied with an aqua pen. Colored over the image using polychromo colored pencils and then stamped over the image again using the MISTI.
The single word sentiment says it all. With a bountiful harvest, you can't help but feel blessed.
This die cut is a smaller part of a larger die from Papertrey Ink.

Challenges Entered:
Stained Glass stamp set from Stampin' Up! 1998



Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

All the best, 
Shawna

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Masking Leaves

Hello All,

Here to share a new challenge at The Male Room. For today we are experimenting with masking. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


This card would not be possible without a MISTI
and Post-it notes 😊. It is precise, detailed and very easy to achieve.
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Challenge- Technique

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All the white really allows the masking to shine.
I also just adore this sentiment by SU. So simply perfect.
I used a stitched die cut to create a frame around my focal point. I think it grounds the elements of the card.
The trick with masking is to overlap your mask just a bit on the overlapping image.  This way it will be crisp without any gaps. 
Challenges Entered:
Creative with Stamps: Challenge 18- Leaves

Well, that should do it for me. I hope you enjoyed your stay but more importantly, I hope you join our challenge at The Male Room. Until then take care and happy stamping! Take care all and looking forward to seeing you at The Male Room!! Happy crafting!!

All the best,
Shawna

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Loving Giraffes

Hello All,

Another week another challenge at PINspirational! The pin will tell all but first I would like to share my card with you, enjoy!


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Challenges Entered:

Well, that should do it for me. I hope you have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by my little byte of the internet. I do hope you will join us at PINspirational. It should be fun! Until then take care and happy crafting.


All the best,
Shawna

Monday, September 11, 2017

MHKDesigns Inspiration Post

Hello All,

Welcome to TheGrandStampede! Today I am going to show you some inspiration for your MHKDesigns digital stamps. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


The background was done using the shaving cream technique.
I actually did this background about two years ago and was looking for the perfect project to display it and then thought of using my MHKDesigns stamps! I think it turned out beautifully.
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MHKDesigns vintage images work so well with each other.

I invite you to check out her Etsy store and see for yourself
the versatility of stamp sets and the variety of digital papers we have to offer
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I decided to leave the the MHKDesigns image uncolored as to not compete with the background. In fact, I feel leaving it uncolored allows it to pop only adding to design's beauty.
I love the leaves overlapping the die cut sentiment.
It adds the perfect amount of detail.
I encourage you to stop by the MHKDesigns blog to see more inventive ideas from our design team, and then play along with our monthly challenge, or just enjoy a bit of eye candy. 

There is a lot more to discover at MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Stop on over and see what we have to offer. It is certain to spark the imagination. So, thank you for stopping by and hope to see you soon. Take care and happy crafting.

All the best,


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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Krafty Colors

Hello Crafty Friends,

Well, here I go again with another challenge. For tonight I am going to be playing along with My Time to Craft, Inkspirational, and Fab Friday. Here is my card for tonight, enjoy!

Lots of visual and tactile texture.
Notice all the buttons hiding in the flowers. 💖
Inkspirational's challenge intrigued me (Oldie but Goodie) I had to look through my stash and pick one of my first set's I received. I chose the set from Stampin' Up called 'My Friend' that I acquired in 2012ish.
My Friend - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
I really like the burlap leaves along with the kraft paper.
They work so well together.
These colors are the exact colors from FabFriday.
However, the large buttons are saturated with the color that makes it seem darker.

 Challenges Entered:
My Time to Craft Challenge Blog: #353- Krafty
Fab Friday: #120- Colour Challenge
Inkspirational: #142- Designer's Choice

 

Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

All the best, 
Shawna

Southwestern Glamping

Hello Everyone,

For tonight I will, once again, be playing along with Fusion. We bought a travel trailer last year so you could officially call us 'glampers'. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

The colors of the camper were inspired by the photo. The sky is a bit different from the inspiration but I wanted to emphasize the one thing the west owns, and that is a big and beautiful sky.

Above: The cactus was a stencil I cut with the Cricut. Left/Below: The retro camper wasn't complete without some texture. The 'ribs' on the camper add a ton of character. Right/Bottom: The sky's base is the same color as the inspiration. I used a dry brush to add the wispy sky and then sponged it for a more concentrated color.

Challenges Entered:
Fusion: Glamping (used sketch & photo)
Well, that should do it for me!! Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. We will see you soon. Take care and happy stamping.

All the best, 
Shawna
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