Monday, 23 April 2018

Go Confidently Card - Blank Page Muse

Hello Ladies,
If you feel intimidated by stamping backgrounds, fear no more.  One stamp and an ombre ink pad are all you need.  You can create stunning backgrounds with little effort that make even a beginner appear to be an expert. You can find the tutorial HERE.
To purchase the stamps to complete this project, visit 
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Blank Page Muse Monthly Creative Challenge
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This month's theme is Black & White +1 color.
Create a new project following the theme and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool.
There will be a random drawing prize for a Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate.
You can find all the guidelines HERE.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Let's Doodle

Hello Gals,
Sometimes you finish a card and then when you take a second look, it seems incomplete and unfinished.  Be brave, go forth and doodle.  Here is my "Hello Card" for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
This week the challenge is "Let's Doodle" and add some doodling to your project.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

April Rubber Dance Stamp Challenge

Hi,
I fell in love with the color combo for this month's challenge. Such happy bright colors were just what I needed to lift my mood.  Lime ribbon was the perfect finishing touch to add some texture and create the stem for my flowery card.  Here is my card "Rosy Hello."

This card is entered in challenges for Rubber Dance April Stamp Challenge and That's Crafty Challenge, and Simon Says Wednesday Stamp Challenge.

 
Rubber Dance April Stamp Challenge:
Stamping must be obvious on your project but you do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate. Use our Color Scheme or Theme - or a combination of both.
If you choose our color scheme, ALL three colors (in any hues) must be the main colors. but you may use other colors too.  Enter via the linking tool with a direct link to the post on your Blog/Facebook/Instagram.  No backlinking to projects posted prior to the start of our challenge. You may combine with other challenges, as many as you like.  Maximum 3 entries per person. One randomly picked winner will get a voucher to use in the Rubber Dance Shop.  Full details to participate can be found HERE.


That's Crafty Challenge:  This month's theme is "Going round in circles." This challenge will run until 10am, Wednesday 2nd May. The winner of this challenge will receive a £30 voucher to spend in our online shop and our Top 3 will receive a stencil/s of their choice. Please read their Challenge Rules before entering.

Simon Says Wednesday Stamp Challenge: This weeks theme is "Add Some Texture." As always they will be giving away a $50 Voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store! Read the rules of participation HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Artistic Stamper April Challenge - Mechanical Birds

Hello,
Today I'm sharing some miniature works of art commonly known as ATC's. Artist Trading Cards are the size of baseball cards.  Black & white + one color is a classic color combination that never goes out of style.  I combined B&W with gold & silver and produced some stunning results.

Artistic Stamper April Challenge:
This month the springtime challenge is called "Birds & Bees" To join in with the challenge, all you need to do is make a piece of artwork following the theme and using rubber stamping and connect your link. As usual, there is a prize on offer for one randomly picked. The prize this month is £15 worth of Artistic Stamper rubber stamps.

Simon Says Wednesday Stamp Challenge:
This weeks theme is "Add Some Texture."  As always they will be giving away a $50 Voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!  Read the rules of participation HERE.

Blank Page Muse Stamps:
Back Ground Grunge Stamp Set
Metal Screw Profile Stamp
Birds & Clocks Rubber Stamp Set

Supplies:
  • black & gold ink pads
  • mini brads
  • ink applicator tool
  • gold & silver dimensional paint
  • 3D foam tape
  • clear mounting block
Step By Step Photos:




A Closer Look:

 
 

 
 To purchase the stamps to complete this project, visit 
www.blankpagemuse.com

Friday, 13 April 2018

Come Join the April Challenge!

Hey There BPM Fans,
Come play along in the April Challenge, hosted by the Blank Page Muse. The designers have come together to show you their creative skills following the theme: Black & White +1 color.  You can play along for a chance to win a Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate by adding your Inlinkz link up to the Blank Page Muse Reveal HERE. The challenge is open from April 10th until May 5th, Midnight Pacific Time. The complete set of challenge rules can be found HERE.


More beautiful B&W+1 projects can be found HERE.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

April Challenge Reveal - Mannequin Wings Tag - Blank Page Muse

Hello Ladies,
The Blank Page Muse April Challenge runs from April 10-May 8. Visit the blog to see the rest of the Blank Page Muse DT reveal their projects. This month the theme is to use Black & White + 1 additional color. I love all the potential of this classic color combination. I chose dusty rose as the third color which worked perfectly for my vintage romance tag.  Check out more projects HERE.

Here is my project..."Mannequin Wings"  This tag is entered in challenges for... Artistic Stamper April Challenge and Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #37.

Artistic Stamper April Challenge
This month the springtime challenge is called "Birds & Bees" To join in with the challenge, all you need to do is make a piece of artwork following the theme and using rubber stamping and connect your link.  As usual, there is a prize on offer for one randomly picked. The prize this month is £15 worth of Artistic Stamper rubber stamps.

Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #37

The theme this month is "Anything Mixed Media Goes." Read the rules HERE and then add your link up.  Mixed Up Magazine is offering a year's free subscription worth £40 to one lucky winner.

Blank Page Muse Stamps: 
Other Supplies:
  • black ink pad
  • sponge applicator
  • pink ink pad
  • black gems
  • liquid adhesive
  • clear mounting block
Directions:
1. Stamp the rose image repeatedly onto white cardstock. (4x7")  Without re-inking the stamp, press the stamp to make a second image which will be fainter. Snip the corners off to make a tag shape.

2. Use black ink to stamp the mannequin and angel wings on white cardstock.
Carefully cut them out.




 

(Practice assembling the tag but no adhesive at this stage.)

3. Use a sponge applicator and lightly apply pink ink around the edge of the tag.

4. Also, apply pink ink along the edge of the mannequin dress form making sure to gradually fade to white nearer the center of the image. (Practice the placement of the image but no adhesive yet.)

5.  Apply a generous amount of pink ink to the middle section of the tag and again check the placement of the mannequin image.

6. Apply white crackle paint over three small areas of the central pink area of the background. Continue to test the placement of the mannequin to verify that some of the crackle paint will be visible after the central image is adhered.
 
...set aside to dry and crackle!
7.  Use black ink to stamp flourishes on the upper right and lower left corners being sure to overlap the edges.  Next, attach the mannequin with foam tape pads to raise the image slightly.

8. Matte the tag with a thin border of black cardstock.  Next, embellish the tag with a random scattering of black gems.

9.   Stamp four small butterflies with pink ink and carefully cut them out. Adhere a line of mini black gems along the middle to create the body.  Gently, bend the butterfly wings upward and curve them over the pad of your index finger to create realistic dimension. 


10. Finally, attach a cluster of three butterfly embellishments to the lower portion of the tag and a single butterfly above the mannequin.

More beautiful B&W+1 projects can be found HERE.

To purchase the stamps to complete this project, visit
www.blankpagemuse.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
The Blank Page Muse Blog

Follow us on Facebook.
Join the Blank Page Muse Fan Group. HERE

Please Join Us in the Monthly Creative Challenge

Come checkout the Blank Page Muse Creative Challenge. This month's theme is creating with black & white plus one additional color. Simply create a new project following the theme and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool.
There will be a random drawing for a Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate!!!
You can find all the guidelines HERE.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

"Quick Idea" - Mechanical Bird ATC

The challenge theme for last month over at Blank Page Muse was to create miniature works of art the size of baseball cards known as ATC's (Artist Trading Cards).
Black & white + one color is a classic color combination that never goes out of style.
I combined B&W with gold & silver and produced some stunning results.

Back Ground Grunge Stamp Set
Metal Screw Profile StampBirds & Clocks Rubber Stamp Set
Hearty Doodles


Supplies:
  • black & gold ink pads
  • mini brads
  • ink applicator tool
  • gold & silver dimensional paint
  • 3D foam tape
  • clear mounting block

A Sneak Peek:


 To purchase the stamps to complete this project, visit 
www.blankpagemuse.com
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at

Follow us on Facebook and
Join the Blank Page Muse Fan Group...HERE

Come play with us in the Monthly Creative Challenge

  Blank Page Muse Creative Challenge.
This month's theme is ATC's
Create a new project following the theme and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool.
There will be a random drawing prize for a Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate.
You can find all the guidelines HERE.