Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Friday, September 23, 2011

Fifth Avenue Fairy

I needed to make my little niece a card for her birthday and I was in the mood to watercolor so I pulled out one of my cute retired sets...Fairy Nice and paired it up with one of the flower images from Fifth Avenue Floral.

The fairy and the center of the flowers are nice and sparkly because I painted them with Dazzling Details after I finished watercoloring them. The Wisteria Wonder background design is from the new Love Blossoms wheel which is in the Holiday Mini's such a cute wheel! (The matching stamp set is super cute too!)

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Fairy Nice, Pennant Parade & Love Blossoms wheel
Card stock: Bashful Blue, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush & Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush & various to watercolor
Accessories: Dazzling Details Aqua painter & Jewelry Tag punch

I also made her a name frame to hang in her room.
I used various patterns of retired DSP, and again used the Love Blossoms wheel on the Concord Crush background to make the letters pop. I used the Serif Essential Alphabet & Tasteful Trim dies along with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and Boho Blossoms punch and of course some Basic Rhinestones to add some bling.. The ribbon is just something I had in my stash. Her favorite color is purple, so I'm sure she'll like this.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Graveyard Smash

It's getting to be that time of year...and I've already got Halloween on the brain! Been busy working on some scrapbook pages and getting ready for our annual Halloween party by designing some invitations. As you can see, even my blog has taken on a new look! Using My Digital Studio and one of the newest downloads - Pick Your Poison Embellishments, I've easily created a Halloween theme. I can't wait to make some scrapbook pages and decor items using this digital set! For now, I have a couple traditional scrapbook pages to share.

These photos were taken at last years Halloween party. I also included our invite here on the pages as well. Doesn't the Petite Pennant Builder Punch make a cute title? The letters from the Billboard Sizzlet Strip fit perfectly inside the punches. Here is the right side of the layout.
I used my most favorite SU! Halloween paper ever...Cast-A-Spell, which is retired in regular 12x12, but available as a download for MDS. I also used it for my blog design. Here's a look at the two page layout.

Two stamp sets I used here - From the Crypt & Eat, Drink & Be Scary are also retired as traditional stamps sets, but like the Cast-A-Spell papers, they are available as digital download stamp brush sets for My Digital Studio. Thanks for creeping on in today!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Medallion on Canvas

We finally got done with a bathroom remodel project and I needed a couple small pieces of art to hang above my towels next to each sink. After numerous shopping trips,  I either could not find the right size or the right color, or style I was looking for, so I decided to get out my stamps and create my own works of art!

I used a couple 8x8 canvases and basecoated them with my wall paint, which is kind of like a lighter shade of Baja Breeze. Then using acrylic paint I painted off a band of chocolate on the left side. I also used acrylic paints applied with a foam brush right on my stamps. The trickiest part was trying to get a nice clean image, because the canvas is stretched on the wood there is a lot of give. I found it easiest to place my stamp where I wanted it, and while holding it firmly in place, I flipped the canvas over and used my hands and bone folder to rub the canvas over the stamp. Stamps used: Medallion, Elements of Style & French Script background (retired)

Ater I had all my images stamped I antiqued it with some of the brown paint mixed with glaze. I rubbed it on and then rubbed off where I didn't want it as dark. I used an Antique Brad and some Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon for the finishing touch. Here's what it looks like hanging in my bathroom.

I also have something, or I should say someone, else that is just so cute I have to share. Meet little Stevie. We just adopted him from the Animal Shelter, and while he's not much of a stamper or typist, he's the sweetest little thing! He meows until I pick him up to sit on my lap and then when he's bored with that he tries his hand, or I guess paw, at typing or running on my stamping table. He has yet to discover my ribbon...

Have a great day!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Birthday Foliage

It's starting to feel like Fall here in Michigan, so this card using French Foliage seemed appropriate to share today.

I inked the largest Clear Mount Block (F) in Crumb Cake and "stamped" my Very Vanilla card stock to create the background for my leaves. The leaf images were inked using the Rock 'n Roll stamp using the lightest color and then "rock" and "roll" the stamp in a darker color catching just the edges.

Stamps: French Foliage, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess Set), Weathered Background (retired)
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede & Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze & Soft Suede
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Soft Suede Polka Dotted Grosgrain (retired), Antique Brad