Wednesday’s Design by Robbie

Well I blew it after all. I was supposed to used Sahara Sand on Monday as my color and I had picked Real Red to go with it. Needless to say I focused on the Real Red and forgot the Sahara Sand. To make up for it I used Sahara Sand in today’s card.

I had wanted to create a summer scene using flip flops or other summer wear. I needed the Adirondack chair and only had an embossing plate so I embossed it then sponged on some color to make it pop then cut it out. I wanted to use the Sahara Sand as the sand on the beach so I cut a piece and tore the edge. Then I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds to stamp some flecks for dimension. I then needed water so I used Buckaroo Blue and tore the edge as I wanted the horizon to look like the waves on the ocean (I think I need to work on this as it looks like a huge wave getting ready to crash on the beach and wipe out the chair and umbrella 🙂 ). I then wanted to add some foam so it looked like the waves tumbling onshore and white caps so using a spong and white craft ink I played. Not bad, but I have seen others that were better. I then added my sun and sponged in the sky. The scene needed something on the right hand side so I thought about a beach umbrella. Again I did not have a stamp so I went looking at my punches and wondered if I could use the scallop punch to create it. I think it worked out nicely, what do you think? I masked the scallops and used Mellow Moss to sponge it. I then felt I needed some shells on the beach so I used Crab & company to make the starfish and clam shell. I added some birds in the sky and I was done. What do you think? I had fun playing!

Stamps: Crab & Company, Itty Bitty Backgrounds Paper: Barely Banana, Buckaroo Blue (last year’s in color), Sahara Sand, white Ink: Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Buckaroo Blue, Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss, Sahara Sand, Summer Sun, Whisper White Craft Accessories: Summer Sun – Cameo Coral – Basic Black markers, Lasting Impressions Beach Scene embossing template, stylus, white gel pen, sponges, dimensionals.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Kids Summer Stamp Camp

Candice’s Crafty Corner – Summer Stamp Camp Schedule

First Event June 23rd – 26th 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Second Event July 21st – 24th 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Third Event August 11th – 15th 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Spark your child’s creative thinking. I will be hosting three Summer Stamp Camps at my home for children ages 8 and above. Drinks and snack will be provided. Parent’s you may drop off your child and go get some time in for yourself, or if you would like you can stay. These 3 events will all have different projects. Each camp is $40 and will be limited to 10 campers.

Each day your Stamp Camper will bring home a hand crafted project that they learned how to make that day. Deadline to sign-up for the first event is Wednesday, June 18th, July 16th for the second event, and August 6th for the third event.

———————————————————————————————————-Registration FormIf you have any questions, please email: [email protected] Or call (301) 862-3265

___June Camp ___July Camp ___August Camp

Campers Name: _______________________________

Campers Age: _________________________________

Parents Name: ________________________________

Contact #’s: __________________________________

e-mail address: ________________________________

Fee is $40 per person and is non-refundable do to the ordering of supplies. In the event that you can’t make it you may pass on to a friend or reschedule for a different date if the class is not full. Thank You!

*All classes will require a minimum of 5 campers.

Color Challenge Monday

Did you ever have one of those days where you had an idea and when you finished your idea was nothing like you had planned it? That is what happened with this card.

I had Real Red and any other colors I wanted to use. Since I hadn’t used the Loads of Love set in a while I thought it would be good to do the truck. I also missed using my Prismacolor pencils so I decided to color the truck using them.

I saw Amy’s sketch on Friday and knew it would be great for my card. Here is her sketch:

I stamped and colored the truck and added the dogs in the back. I was thinking this would be a good Father’s Day card. I have played with backgrounds similar to Kittie’s. (I love her backgrounds but she has so much more talent than I do.) So I used the card on her blog to create my background. Once the background was completed, I was then ready to put my card together.

Here is where things go awry. If you notice in the sketch there is a green strip that I decided I would make Real Red. It needed some texture so I used the truck and Real Red ink to stamp the truck all over the strip (it is hard for you to see but the truck is overlapped and double stamped all over the strip). I really struggled with how to put this together and include all the elements. I chose the Garden Green to make the piece behind the truck and as I am typing this and referring to the picture I realize I left off another layer with the square. Then I had to get the sentiment on the card. I knew the circle would be too big so I went with the small oval punch. I inked up “wishing” using a Garden Green marker and stamped it on white. I then cleaned the stamp really good and repeated inking up “you”. I was then able to punch out the oval. I have stamped “Happy Father’s Day” inside.
Well I am going to claim a case of “using the sketch as a starting point for my card”. Yeah that sounds good! Here is my card:

Stamps: Loads of Love, Watercolor minis (retired), Scenery Set (retired) Paper: Garden Green, Real Red, White Ink: Always Artichoke, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Real Red, StazOn Black Accessories: Always Artichoke & Old Olive markers, Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stump, Odorless Mineral Spirits, sponges, dimensionals

Thanks for looking and Have a great evening!

Wednesday’s Design by Robbie

I have missed doing Julee’s MojoMondaySketches. This week she had a real challenge for us. It was fun to do but I have to admit I went about it in a different way. I had planned on doing this with Monday’s color challenge colors but when I had the Pink Passion on the card it did not look right so I revised it and came up with this card. This was the sketch I used.

Stamps: Wild About You, Scenery Set (retired), Watercolor Minis (retired) Cattail Border (DOTS) Paper: Creamy Caramel, Green Galore, Very Vanilla Ink: Ballet Blue, Green Galore, StazOn Timber Brown Accessories: Basic Black – Creamy Caramel – Close to Cocoa markers, Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic embossing folder, Fiskars Dragonback decorative scissors, Ticket Corner punch, Raffia, dimensionals, sponge

Thanks for looking and Have a great day!

Be Inspired Challenge #16

Another Great Be Inspired Challenge Piece by Beate. I really enjoyed doing my last one so I thought I would give it another shot. You can check out the link above to see other cards using this piece. This one didn’t come as easy as the last one but that is what a challenge is all about. The flowers are what really inspired me to crate my card.
I just love the cool colors in this one. I guess I will not be using green, it seems that I have been gravitating towards the greens lately, and I’m not really sure why. I decided to use Soft Sky, Regal Rose, Blue Bayou, Summer Sun, and Purely Pomegranate for this one. Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoy what I came up with.

Candice 😉