Tuesday, October 25, 2011

AWDML Blog Sketch Challenge-Card

Shelly here with a card sketch challenge! Jillibean soup is on sale at AWDML all month so I picked up some of the Jillibean soup Christmas Chestnut Soup paper line & some accesories that matched to create a Christmas card and get a jump on the holiday season. Here's the sketch:
And here's my take on it:

Why not try the sketch and show off what you made? Don't forget to post it in the gallery on the AWDML web site.

Friday, October 21, 2011

AWDML Manufacturer Spotlight: Ranger

Ranger is known worldwide as a leader for scrapbooking, stamping, jewelry making, mixed media artists and home decor artists everywhere. The company is based in New Jersey and it's products are all created in the United States! Ranger has Inkssentials™, Adirondack® and Distress™ lines to name a few examples of their inks.
However, my personal favorite products from Ranger are their tools! The Tiny Attacher, Tim Holtz distress tool, and sanding block are at the top of my "must have" list. As this month's featured manufacturer, you can enjoy25% off all Ranger Industry products in stock at AWDML store. Here are a few examples of fun things to create with Ranger Products:

Ranger Distress Tool-use it along the edges of paper to create a torn look.
Alcohol Inks on felt pad/blending tool tapped onto clearly for art and molded with heat tool.

Embossed image after it was sanded with the sanding tool.

Blending tool and Distress ink used to ink tag's edges to give it an aged appearance.

Tiny Attacher used to hold ribbon to tag's front.

Here are a few cards created with these parts/pieces:

Product List:
Distress Tool
Ranger Glassine paper

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Technique Using Ranger Perfect Medium and Perfect Pearls

Create gorgeous stamped images with Ranger's Perfect Medium and Perfect Pearls. I created this card using Jillibean Soup's Gazpacho Soup, Accucut die cut card base (Bazzill cardstock), Perfect Medium, stamps, and Perfect pearls in two different colors.

Perfect Pearls in two different colors!

Begin by die cutting a card base with an Accucut die cutting machine (or similar die machine). Adhere Jillibean soup Gazpacho soup papers to inside base. Use Ranger Distress ink and blending tool around scalloped edges of the card front. Cut striped paper for card top using the Tim Holtz distress tool around the paper's edge, ink if desired. Use stamps on Ranger Perfect Medium ink pad and stamp on brown cardstock (the Perfect Pearls really shines through when used on darker cardstock colors). Use fluffy Perfect Pearls brush to apply Perfect Pearls in first color (spider is Kiwi). Stamp second image and use second Perfect Pearls to dust over the second image (floral is Blush). Adhere stamped image to card front. Use Ranger Liquid Pearls in four courners of cardstock to "anchor" the image to card front. Also, I used a silver metalic pen to outline the cardstock just a bit. Finally, add a Jillibean "Soup Label" for the card's greeting.
Items Used:
Ranger Perfect Medium ink & Perfect Pearls
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Tool

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches Week 3 Reveal

Week 3 Sketch is:

And here's my take on it: I used Graphic 45 Christmas papers, Ranger stickles, black pen for faux stiching, pop dots for dimension.

Sadly, the gals at Sassy Lil' Sketchs have decided to shut their site down after three years so this will be my last reveal/posts for their website. I appreciate the opportunity they gave me and wish them both the greatest of futures in their scrapbooking and personal lives. Thanks ladies!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches Week 1 Reveal (Ramped up Schedule this month!)

Week 1 Card Sketch revealed: And here's my take on it: I used black cardstock for the base, Canvas Corp kraft printed cardstock for the printed paper and the greeting. Used an EK Success corner punch and Queen & Co. bling along with May Arts wide gingham ribbon in cream/peach.

I love the simple elegance this sketch offers. Pretty and grown-up at the same time.