I was lucky enough to get a few stamps from this company, and I just LOVE them! I submitted them to a magazine under a certain theme, but the theme is not going to happen now, so I thought I would share the cards with you! I had alot of fun making them! And they are gorgeous stamps!! Can't wait to get more! lol The backgrounds were done with Purple Onion Designs and Stampin' UP! I have a few more done with these stamps sent out for submissions! I hope they do get in!
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 12:10 PM
Wow, time does fly doesn't it? Already it's time to start thinking of Christmas cards!! These are some of the cards I will be teaching in classes up in New Glasgow at the Scrapbook Depot. We aren't quite sure of the dates yet, but you check the website for updates, link is on the right of my blog! All main image stamps are from Artful Stamper. The Christmas Bauble won't be taught this season as it was done last year, but wanted to keep the sample up for other classes I am teaching! There are a couple more cards to come for The Scrapbook Depot, we will be doing 2 classes of Artful Stamper Christmas cards! I will upload them when I am finished making them!
I have been noticing people posting their Christmas cards already, so I guess I best get with it and get my own started! I always say I will do them early, then end up rushing to get them done towards the end of November! lol....Hopefully this year I will get them done earlier than that! lol
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 10:25 AM
A few of my favorite places to look are, Stampsmith galleries, Paperbag Studios galleries, Two Peas. I love the collage look, and you can see alot of that in the Paperbag Studios gallery. The design teams work is amazing!!!
If you have time, please post a comment telling us who or what inspires you!
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Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 10:20 AM
There was a pink challenge posted on another board, so I thought for once I would take part! I never seem to have enough time for fun stuff! But things have slowed down alot, so I am going to have alot more fun with my stamping. You know how sometimes you get overwhelmed with things we HAVE to do? lol...I even signed up for a few swaps and am hosting a couple! I love doing swaps, there is always so much inspiration! Well, I hope everyone has a great weekend!! BTW, the main image stamp is Paperbag Studios, scrolls are from Purple Onion Design, and Cherish is from Heidi Swapp.
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 10:04 AM
Well, it's been a few days since I have posted anything on here! I have an awful mess to clean up on my stamping table, then I am planning on spending the rest of the day creating! lol...I really don't like it when I leave such a mess, but I just haven't felt the urge to clean it up since I made the mess! lol I even took pics so you can see how awful it is! lol...But I sure had fun!! lol
Ok...so off I go to clean....hopefully will have some work to show you a bit later! lol
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 10:08 AM
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 3:00 PM
How can you tell I just love Estelles stamps! Here are a few more that have been created in the past little while! I hope I have inspired you to go check out The Stampsmith online, the link is on the right! lol Not afilliated, just a VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER! lol
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 2:50 PM
I was given some Asian stamps and asked to work with them. This is what I came up with. I do love the Asian look, but find it's something that I am not the best at. At least I did get a few done!
The Geisha lady and background are all done with Twinkling H2O's.
This card was gold embossed on shimmer, then bleached inside the leaves to turn the leaves colors. I just love working with shimmer cardstock!
The card below was done with the Resist technique and overstamping. I learned about this one from a book called Texture Effects by Nancy Curry. If you haven't read the book, I would suggest you do! It's a lovely book with so many great techniques and gorgeous artwork!
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 2:02 PM
Well, I just got back all the cards I had submitted to a magazine and this was amongst them. I entered this card into a contest called Evolution of Rubber Stamping for the magazine Simply Sentiments. This card won! I was so excited! I am not sure why it wasn't published, but it was announced in the magazine. Anyway, this card was made with a collage stamp from Stamp Zia! She has such gorgeous images! It was all colored in with Lyra Metallic Pencils and added a touch of glitter here and there, and some glaze on the butterfly. I cut some portions out with an exacto knife and layered it on glossy copper. The card got a little banged up in it's travels, but you get the general idea!
Hope everyone is having a great day today!
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 12:56 PM
I entered this card into a card making contest. Although this card didn't win, it was chosen as a finalist. It was alot of fun to make, I am liking collage stamping more and more all the time! This was the first time I played with the Basic Grey Notch Tool, and I am loving that too! And again, it's another Paperbag Studios card! lol I am HOOKED!
Another Creative Diversion by Kim at 11:15 AM
A lady from another group and I challenged each other to use this stamp from Paperbag Studios! The girl stamp is Lulu. If you haven't checked out the 2 new plates from Paperbag Studios, you should! They are awesome!!! This stamp is from the Dreamer plate.
I am trying hard to do more collage stamping! But sometimes, to my eyes, it just looks a mess! lol...I will keep doing it til I get it right!
Off to do some more stamping!
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