Saturday, October 13, 2018

Capture Moments Hoop and Card

Hello Everyone!  
After pondering  over a project to feature for the final step of Level 3 for AECP , I ventured to teach a card and stitching combo, using Mini sets from Altenew. 
So many, if not ALL of the sets, mini and larger, have SO much stitching potential! There just isn't enough time to get my ideas down on paper, let alone in a hoop! I have found the dreaming and planning of them to be almost as enjoyable though!

Here is a photo of my finished card and hoop using the Capture Moments set.

Here is a Video..of the process, watch it below or in HD at my YouTube Channel .

Supplies List:
  1. stamp the camera image from Capture Moments onto A2 size Cardstock with Rocky Shores
  2. add the sentiment, stamping happy with a shade darker....Mocha
  3. color quickly with the Artist Markers
  • Repeat the first three steps onto the Fabric ...changing the color and position of the sentiment if desired
  • Place the stamped and colored fabric in a hoop and begin stitching
  • Simple stitch Suggestions
  1. Satin 
  2. Wagon Wheel Rose
  3. French Knot 
  4. Seed Stitch 
  5. Back Stitch
  6. Split Stitch
After stitching is complete:
  • take the fabric out of the hoop 
  • using the outside of the hoop as a template, trim fabric down with scissors
  • color outside hoop ring with Artist Markers
  • place the finished stitched project back into the colored hoop, make sure fabric front is nice and tight, no wrinkles
  • flip hoop over and glue the raw edges of fabric onto the backside of the hoop, being careful not to get glue onto the stitched area
  • cut the largest of the Halftone Circles Nesting Dies from coordinating paper
  • add some stamping to the cut circle..don't forget to add you name:))
  • glue paper circle to the back of the hoop
Finish the card:
  • add a few finishing touches to the card front..I added a pop of color on the edge with marker  and repeat stamped words around the camera after cutting a simple mask
  • using the tape runner, adhere to the card base
Now, present your handmade gift and card to someone you love:))

I am so pleased to have reached this level of the Altenew Educator Certification Program! Both Virginia and Nicole have been gracious and encouraging along the way. Thank you!

Check out these posts if you like my 'Card to Hoop' projects!
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Guest Post for Altenew Card Blog

Refresh Your Alcohol Markers

Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily

Recap of just my Hoop Art :)
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Altenew July 2018 Stamp/Die Release

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia

Build-A-Flower: Anemone Coronaria

Thanks for stopping by. Hope your weekend is Blessed!
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Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Ton’s Fall 2018 Release Blog Hop

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HAPPY World Cardmaking Day!!
Welcome to The Ton’s Fall 2018 Release blog hop! For this release, The Ton has debuted 11 new stamps and a new pop up floral die. There are free gifts with purchase promotions also! There’s also a little surprise for today since it is World Cardmaking Day. Head over to The Ton’s blog for more details.

I'm so happy to be a part of the Bloghop celebrating the new release at The Ton:) There are so many new goodies to suit any style of crafting! Two stamp sets made it to my desk to play with... Take a look:
I had the pleasure of coloring Gardenia Wishes with Zig  markers:)

  Inked into a A2 size Solar White cardstock.
 It's almost a one layer card! The sentiment is heat embossed on a strip of Vellum, layered over white cardstock and wrapped around the cardfront.
If you are getting in the Holiday Spirit, the Wonderland Print Stamps are just the ticket for creating quick cards!

 The extra single images make it fun to fill in the spaces to make a FESTIVE background!
 I LOVE how easy it is to ink the multi image stamps with different colors and layer them up for  knock-out interest.
Another Onelayer card begun on Solar White cardstock.
Distress Oxides: Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, and Fossilized Amber
The Ton Couture inks: Soft Garden, Everglades Moss, Deep Emerald, Caribbean Turquoise, and Bright Emerald
I hope you enjoyed my creations today and remember to leave a comment as you HOP along for chances to win!
Giveaway Prizes..
For today’s hop, there are giveaways on each stop so be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a stamp set of choice from our new release! The comment period for this giveaway will close on Monday, October 8 at 11:59pm EST. 

Bloghop List:
  1. The Ton Stamps
  2. Svitlana Shayevich
  3. Olga Matyushevskaya
  4. Renee Day 
  5. Anna Kutcenko
  6. Kymona Tracey
  7. Brenda Noelke
  8. Ilina Crouse 
  9. Amy Tsuruta 
  10. Tae Eun Yoo
  11. Amy Kolling 
  12. Laurel Beard 
  13. Chris Dayton 
  14. Lisa Harrolle 
  15. Laura Jane <<YOU are here!
  16. Vera Yates
  17. Janette Kausen 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 5, 2018

STAMPlorations October Theme & Sketch Challenge

Hello friends! Now that October is here, the challenges at STAMPlorations have started back up. So get your STAMP goodies out and play along :)

Stamps and AUTUMN is the THEME:

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the THEME. 
STAMPloration Supplies used:Trendy Leaves 2 

I layered the middle sized Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die on top of the largest for the second card as a variation:)
Hope you have enjoyed my creations today!
Can't wait to see what you create for the Theme & Sketch Challenge! Your project can be based on the theme or the sketch or both.

This challenge starts on the first Friday of the month and ends on the last day of the month.
  • Link up any type of project(s) based on the theme, the sketch, or both.
  • You must use stamps in your project(s) -- rubber, clear, or digi from any company. Non-STAMPlorations stamps are OK.
  • Link up to 6 entries and link up to as many other challenges as you want.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by the last day of the month, 11:55 p.m. Pacific.

Be sure to check out ALL the challenges at STAMPlorations : 
MixedMedia*CUTplorations*TAGplorations*CAS CardS
Join in for more chances to win prizes!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome friends! It's a lovely first day of October, which means a NEW Build-A-Flower is being released at Altenew!

The new Build-A-Flower Flourishing Zinnia  has multi- layers to build a gorgeous bloom and 3 layers for the leaf image.

I'm excited to be part of the Blog Hop; sharing inspiration samples using the newest BAF family member,  Flourishing Zinnia. This is your last stop on the Hop list. If you are hoping from the beginning, you should be arriving from Jung AhSang's blog.

**Remember to leave comments on each blog for chances to WIN gift certificates to the Altenew Shop.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 10/9/2018.

**Optional Giveaway:
I will draw a winner from comments left here on my blog post, to receive a $20 gift certificate, generously given by Altenew:)) The winner will be announce by 10/7/2018.

Thank you for all the lovely comments left here on my blog! Your encouragement makes my day!

I love the pastel colors of the first one. Those are so pretty and delicate. And I love how you basically turned the leaves into feathers with your modified herringbone. So creative. Thanks for sharing your projects with us. I am always inspired to think about products and stamp sets differently when I see how you use them.

Congratulations ANNALISA! Please contact by 10/20/2018 with the subject line BAF: Flourishing Zinnia Release Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.
Happy Shopping and creating with Altenew:)

Here is a simple card stamped with all the layers of the Flourishing Zinnia .
The First and last layers are inked with Blush Crisp ink. The following layers were inked with Rouge, Coral Bliss, and Peach Perfect. 

For my next card

  • I used the coordinating dies in the set to cut masks and built a background of Zinnias with leaves tucked in behind them.
  • Zinnia layers inked with a combination of  Blush, Rouge, Coral Bliss, and Peach Crisp Inks
  • Leaves are inked with the Warm Gray mini cube set
  • For a little garden scene, I created a gate by adding the SHUTTER COVER DIE turned on it's side, glued to my inked background panel.
  • Added the sentiment, heat embossed with Antique Silver Crisp EP, onto a strip of vellum and wrapped it around the cardfront.
  • Then I stamped another Flourishing Zinnia and two leaves that were die-cut and popped up with foam tape as one beautiful embellishment 
  • Finished with a few dots from the Coral Berry Artist Marker at the center of each zinnia
Layering guide

While playing with the many layers of the Build-A-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia
I found that using just three colors for the all the layers of the bloom created a fresh variation. 

Hope you have enjoyed my cards so is the full Blog Hop List:
Laura Jane<<YOU are here!

 Build-A-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia and Ink Bundle to make it easier for you to start creating beautiful projects. Get the bundle and save 5%!

I have a Bonus card to share with you!

Going for a more MIXED MEDIA style, I inked the layers of Build-A-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia with several colors from the WaterColor 36 pan set and the MISITI tool.
  • I die-cut several leaves from the set and arranged them in a wreath shape, then machine stitched them on to a cardfront, splattered with greens and yellows from the pan set.
  • Stamped the sentient in the center with Jet black ink
  • Added the new LEAF washi tape and the GOLDEN EDGE washi tape to the top of the panel
  • Layered the LEAFY GARLAND die (covered with Pastel Strokes Washi)
  • Stacked three die-cut Flourishing Zinnias on top of each other with a few French knots at the center, Popped them into place with liquid glue
  • Embelished with Thread nests and nuvo dots
Before you go, take a look at my stitched hoop inspired by the wreath in the card above:)

 I used the solid leaf image from Build-A-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia to stamp a wreath onto % 100 cotton fabric. Then added the sentiment in the center. Evening Gray is my ink of choice on white cotton.

  • I practiced a modified Fishbone Stitch on the Wreath of leaves in DCM floss #s 3752, 3768, and 3813
  • A single strand of DCM # 3371 worked for a Split Stitch for the smaller words..
  • AWESOME is Split Stitched using 2 strands of the same #3371 floss. Leaving a dropped shadow in ink... It's amazing how changing the number of strands can alter the look of a stitch:) 
  • I then freehand stitched some twigs all around the wreath, 2 strands: #3371 floss
  • The Lazy Daisy stitch created tiny blossoms in DCM #712
  • Finally, a carefully stamped 3rd layer of the Flourishing Zinnia Satin Stitched with DCM #712
  • more twigs for  balance
  • Colored the hoop with WG03 and R056 Artist Markers

 Do YOU like stitching?? Let me know in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!
****I am part of Altenew's affiliate program. Which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you every time you click through and purchase product(s) linked in this post. Thank you for your support!

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