Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ClubScrap Artist Team Monthly Challenge (August)

AUGUST ARTIST CHALLENGE 

The August challenge means “back to school” for many households, so we though it would be fun to incorporate that theme into the August challenge. Some suggestions: Teacher gifts, desk organization ideas, calendars/planners, Back to School scrapbook pages.

Well I just got back from Vancouver, WA where I was working for a week. Just prior to going there, I painted a bunch of rocks to leave as 'Abandoned Art'. Normally I leave earrings, but decided to mix it up and make a bunch painted rocks. Here is a sampling of some of the rocks I have been painting:

While I was in Vancouver bored in my motel room - I brought a bag of rocks I had previously painted black and brought my paint and tools to paint more rocks:

Well I was telling my co-workers about my little project and one of them said - have you heard of "Vancouver Rocks"? well no I hadn't...so I looked into it. It is a facebook group dedicated to painting rocks and leaving little pieces of Art all over the Vancouver area. It is a fairly new group and already over 15,000 people in the group. Well funny that I had just hauled a bunch of rocks to town to leave...seemed like fate!

Anyways since I am on this little kick and this challenge came along - I thought why not try rubberstamping on rocks and they could be great little paper weights for Teacher gifts.

TIPS:
Find FLAT rocks...they are easiest to rubberstamp on!!
Place your unmounted rubberstamp onto a mouse pad, sticky side on the pad. This allows a little more flexiblity with trying to stamp on a rounded edges of the rock.
Don't touch the HOT rock!!

I started out thinking about using white Stazon ink, but didn't happen to find my pad quickly enough. I ran across my embossing powders and decided to give them a try first. I used my versamark pad and stamped on my previously painted black rocks:

Add embossing powder - use heat gun to melt embossing powder - now TIP here...it will take a LONG TIME - like way long - like looooonnnnngggggg - OK maybe not that long but if embossing on paper takes say 30 seconds, the rock takes (I am guessing) 2 or 3 minutes...I think that whole darn rock needs to heat up before it melts...but eventually it does...BUT DON'T PICK UP THE HOT ROCK!!!! It will be HOT and probably burn your fingers. I just slide rock onto a piece of cardstock and moved off to the side to cool down. Takes them quite some time to cool down too!!

I tried a few different colors of embossing powders even one with tinsel in it...they all seemed to work just fine. When I was done and the rocks had cooled, I added a bit more color using acrylic paints. Last step is to spray the rocks with polycrylic sealing spray. Let dry and spray both sides. Gives the rocks a nice shine while being protective at the same time!!

Anyways I think these will be awesome gifts for the teachers...I am thinking when I go next week to all the classrooms to meet the teachers, I could just casually leave a rock behind as a little surprise!!



Hope I have inspired you to go find a rock and get your Art on!!

So now go check out LILIAN's project next!!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Card - Can you case it? Color Challenge

Can you case it? Color Challenge


This month's challenge over at "Can you case it?" is the same exact colors from this month's Club Scrap "Sunflowers" kit - how fortunate!!  Just made a simple card.


The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Monday, August 1, 2016

Digital layout - August calendar page


Here is my August page from my 2016 Calendar.  Created with ClubScrap Cape Cod digital kit.

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Friday, July 29, 2016

ClubScrap Artist Team Monthly Challenge (July)

JULY ARTIST CHALLENGE & GIVEAWAY

The July challenge is to create Artist Trading Cards and Pocket Letters since they are very popular right now. ATCs are 2.5 x 3.5 inch pieces of artwork...the size of a playing card or sports trading card. The idea of creating nine ATCs to fit into a Pocket Trading Card Protector and mailing it to a friend became the “Pocket Letter”.

Sorry these pictures have a lot of reflection from the light source, photos don't quite do it justice, but hopefully you get the gist of it!!

I decided to go with the Graffiti kit.  In this kit, there was perfect little cut outs that I was able to trim down and easily embellish to use as a start for the pocket letter project;
I stamped various images like the Oopsy Daisy flower and Dahlia flower, cut out butterfly, then stamped script image over top.  Then I took these along with the Clubscrap Graffiti cut outs and splattered black, white, and lime green paint onto them, and let them dry.
On the black pieces of cardstock, I heat embossed images and sentiments with white embossing powder to make them really pop off the page.

 The pocket in the lower right hand corner, is a shaker box filled with white flower beads and lime mini beads.
This is the back side of the Pocket Letter - I inserted some goodies in the pockets including, metal tags with words, lime flower beads, extra butterflies, lime flower cut outs, lime filagree pieces, and some cute little silver boy/girl charms.

So for the first time ever - I am going to have a GIVEAWAY on my blog - I am going to give this pocket letter to someone randomly.  All you have to do to be entered in my random drawing - is post a comment and add the hashtag #ClubScrapRocks and I will put you into drawing!!   I will pull the winner in two weeks.  I will reply to the comment of the winner and request you email me your address after the drawing and I will get this sweet pocket letter out in the mail to the winner!  Good luck to all!! 

So now go check out LILIAN's project next!!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

ClubScrap Office Space Blog Hop

 Office Space Blog Hop!!

Today I am working with Club Scrap's Office Space kit.  Boy oh boy are there some fun stamps in this kit, they are so perfect, especially for some fun cards!!  I wanted to make some dramatic cards and opted to go for a Black & White & Red theme.  I used the 50's Kitchen kit for the cardstock.

So for today's blog hop - I made a set of 4 cards.  I stacked the 4 colors of cardstock and did identical cuts, starting with a diagonal cut and creating more cuts as shown:



Then I laid out where I wanted to put the pieces creating 4 card backgrounds:
On each piece I stamped images from the various kits to create card front pieces and inked edges of pieces before adding to card back.  For this first card, I used the coffee cup image, I also pulled out my Mocha Java kit and added a fit more images.  I embossed white embossing powder onto black cardstock.

 Used various images from Office Space kit on this card, embellished with some flowers:
 I used various images from Office Space and the 'numbers' image from Let me count the way kit.
On this card, I used the images from the 50s Kitchen kit, and added some flowers:



Thanks for stopping by...now for more great stuff -
go check out Josette's blog hop project!!!
Or if you want to start at the beginning,
go check out Club Scrap!!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Monday, July 11, 2016

ClubScrap July Technique Challenge - Stamping thru Stencils


July Technique Challenge - ClubScrap

ClubScrap's Technique challenge this month is soooo much fun, I just had to participate.  The challenge is "Stamping through your stencils" - how fun right?  Thanks Josette for such a great technique to play with!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Friday, July 8, 2016

MojoMonday Sketch Challenge

Here is a card I created for the MojoMonday Challenge.  Details of the Sketch are HERE if you wanna join too.  I used ClubScrap Cinema kit to create this card!


The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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