Jackpot Jean

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June 8, 2017

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May all your dreams come true Edna. Another 12 months clocked up on the birthday register! As soon as I saw this stamp I knew just who to make a card with it for. This feisty old dame (who refused to let me take her picture) just turned 80.. something last week (also refuses to state real age, but I know it’s creeping closer to 90 than 80). She enjoys her independence, gardening and going to the casino occasionally to play the pokey machines. Lady Luck was smiling on her last week and let her win a cool $1,000 for her birthday!! Lucky lady. (Maybe that’s why she didn’t want her photo taken, haha).

stamps: Slots Jean UMP3500 by Art Impressions; Dreams come True 4070F by Penny Black

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Japanese Tea

Susan Robinson
May 23, 2017

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Teabag cards are quite addictive, and I do drink a lot of tea. I replaced the teabag tab on this one with a circular seal which I made by stamping into molten black UTEE then smudging some gold rub-on over to highlight the pattern. I coloured her dress in with watercolour pencils and painted White Opal Liquid Pearls over her paddle board. The patterned paper is from Daisy D and I used a piece of cork as my middle layer to add texture and give it an earthy look.

 

 

stamps: The Japanese Lady (I’m assuming she is Japanese, apologies if that is incorrect) I bought in Honolulu from Stamp Plantation; Asiaglphs #3 L499H & Seal both by Penny Black.

broke a bit off the seal, doh!

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Dance Away

Susan Robinson
May 21, 2017

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Dance Collage 1592LM by Lucy’s Stamps. Stamped in black onto white card and coloured in with pencils. Antique Linen Distress mini pad used direct -to-paper around frame and pulled in outward motion to colour surrounds. Layered onto Sherbert & Casa Bazzill Cards.

Dancing Couple by Inkadinkado, Life Dances JM2663 by Hampton Art Stamps. Stamped in black ink, coloured with watercolour pencils. Sponged around couple with Antique Linen Distress ink, and around edges with Sepia Archival. Layered onto Raven, then Sweetheart Bazzill Cards.

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Shell Pink

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May 7, 2017

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One of my favourite stamps – Shell Collage by Impression Obsession D13024

       

The oval embossing folder is from PortaCraft. I have highlighted the shell inside with shimmer chalks. The other shell was just cut from a scrap of stained paper.

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Going to Market

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April 5, 2017

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20161230_154536I was brought up in West Africa and can always remember being in awe of the mammies carrying such heavy loads on their heads.  They made it look so effortless with their erect posture and perfect balance. I used to try and emulate them by walking about the house balancing books on my head.

 

stamp: Market Day 1089J by Embossing Arts Co.

inks: Jet Black Archival Pad; Rust, Pine needles & Crushed Olive Distress Stain Sprays

papers: White Matt Card; Pinecone & Raven Bazzill Cards, Gold Foil Boar20161230_154616d

accessories: Small Oak Tree by Memory Box; Harvest Pot Pourri, Colour Pencils

adhesives: Sailor Glue Pen; Two-sided Tape; Magic Mount

 

 

 

 

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alternative version made using Batik technique

 

 

 

 

 

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At the Market

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March 29, 2017

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20170107_144241stamps: Zulu Lady 400E by My Stamps; Clay Pots 1972E by Stamp-it

inks: Jet Black Staz-On Pad; Wild Honey, Aged Mahogany & Walnut Stain Distress Pads

papers: White & Ivory Matt Cards; Honeycomb & Pinecone Bazzill Cards

accessories: Frosted Shrink Plastic; Gold Beads; Gold Fab Foil; Colour Pencils; Clear Embossing Powder; Gold Thread; Metallic Chalks; dried grass

adhesives: Glossy Accents; Sailor Glue Pen; Two-sided Tape; magic Mount

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tools: Heatgun; Tiny Hole Punch; Sponge Blocks; Sander

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Fashionista

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January 26, 2017

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20170121_171145This mannequin stamp is perfect for using up all those small scraps of paper you may have lying about. Too pretty to throw out, but too small to be much use for anything. These came from the front cover of a Basic Grey paper pack so all co-ordinate. But otherwise I store my cut papers in drawers by colour, so it’s easy to find scraps of paper with complimentary patterns and similar tonal values that I can use successfully together on a card.

stamps: Mannequins 3281F and Tiny Birthday 4092C by Stamp-it

inks: Jet Black, Coffee and Sepia Archival Pads

papers: Ivory Matt Card; Aqua & Adobe Bazzill Cards; Pink Corrugated Card; Romani Basic Grey Paper

accessories: Ideology Coat Hanger Paperclips; Silver Stickles; Liquid Pearls

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Magic Mount

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Race Day

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November 1, 2016

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at the racesBest of luck for the Melbourne Cup today! Hope you back a WINNER!!

 

stamps: In Vogue 3242F, Jockey 3980C & wording from set082 all by Stamp-it

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White Mannequin

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October 14, 2016

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white mannequin 6stamps: Dress Form CS884 by Kaisercraft; Old Letter CG197 by Hero Arts; Background pattern siset092 by Stamp-it

inks: Jet Black & Sepia Archival Pads; Clear Versamark Pad; Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord & Seedless Preserves Distress Pads; Seedless Preserves Distress Stain Spray

papers: White Matt Card; Velvet Bazzill Card

accessories: White Embossing Powder; Purple Ribbon; Colour Pencils

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Magic Mount

tools: Heatgun; Sponging Block

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Stamp dress form in black ink onto 2 larger pieces of white matt card. Clean stamp.white mannequin 1
  2.  Stamp image again with clear Versamark pad onto white card scrap, pour white embossing powder over and heat set with Heatgun. Cut out body of dress form only. Sponge some Seedless Preserves Distress ink over with a sponging block to highlight details of pattern. Wipe a dry tissue over to remove any ink that may be sitting on top of embossed areas. white mannequin 2
  3. Stamp background pattern with clear pad randomly around edges of both white card pieces and emboss in white. Sponge Spiced Marmalade Distress ink over some sections.
  4. Sponge Dusty Concord Distress ink over remaining areas of white cards. Add a little Seedless Preserves ink.white mannequin 3
  5. Spritz a small amount of Seedless Preserves Distress Spray over card.white mannequin 4
  6. Stamp out Old Letter with Sepia ink over entire area of smaller card, positioning circular postal mark into top right corner. Stamp again onto left side of larger card (lining up oval postal mark). Sponge edges of both cards with Dusty Concord Distress ink.
  7. Adhere smaller card over larger card with two-sided tape, lining up patterns where possible. Fix onto folded backing card of dark purple (Velvet Bazzill) card.
  8. Run some two-sided tape on reverse side of white embossed cut out dress form along bottom only. Starting at the left, fix ribbon to tape, pleating as you go. Allow extra ribbon to run off at right. Apply Magic Mount to dress form and fix into place over black image of dress form on main card. Using two-sided tape, fix remainder of ribbon in pleats off the the right of dress form.
  9. Colour in dress form posts.white mannequin 7

 

 

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Floral Mannequin

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October 10, 2016

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20161010_110728stamps: Mannequin E6402 by Impression Obsession; Art Pattern 4206E by Stamp-it; She DD1205A by Unity Stamp Co

inks: Jet Black Archival Pad; Fired Brick Distress Pad; Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange & Postbox Red Dylusion Ink Sprays

papers: White Matt Card (16 x 6.8cm) plus scrap; Lemonade (16.6 x 7.4cm) & Reed (17.2 x 16.6cm) Bazzill Cards

accessories: Colour Pencils; Assorted Flowers; Rhinestones; Fancy That die Reeds & Grasses 3 PCH-104 & Memory Box die Grand Oak Tree #98462; Dylusion Stencil Dotted Flowers DYS34018

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Magic Mount; Glossy Accents; Tombo Liquid Glue

tools: Big Shot; Scissors; Heatgun; Water Spritzer; T-grid

INSTRUCTIONS –

  1. Spray white matt card lightly with water, then colour with Dylusion inks until covered to your liking. Heat set with heatgun.
  2. Lay circle part of stencil over card and spritz with water. Lift off stencil and dab card immediately with paper towel to dry. The water will have bleached the colour from the inks, leaving the pattern of the stencil showing.
  3. Stamp mannequin in black ink into center of coloured card. Stamp mannequin again onto scrap of white card and colour in with pencils. Cut out the dress and tiny tag and adhere them over main image on coloured card.
  4. Stamp border pattern across bottom of card in red ink. With the help of a t-grid, line up wording vertically along right-hand side of card and stamp in black ink.floral mannequin 003
  5. Fix card front to yellow matting, then folded green backing card.
  6. Cut out leaves and reed shapes from dies using your Big Shot Machine. Arrange flowers in top left corner of card and glue in place with bits of leaves and reeds poking out. Decorate with rhinestones. Glossy Accent flowers on mannequins ribbon tie. Set aside to dry.floral mannequin 002

 

 

 

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