Monday, December 5, 2011

Skipping Stones Guest Designer


Did ya'll have a nice weekend? I did. But I'm also looking forward to this week and all the projects I have planned. Stamping and decorating. I'm ashamed to admit I don't have my house decorated for Christmas yet. The lights are all up thanks to my fabulous husband, but the inside is up to me, and I haven't gotten around to it yet. This week, though, it will be transformed. :)

Now, for some exciting news. I have the privilege of being a guest designer for Skipping Stones Design this month. They have such a wonderful variety of images that there is something for just about everyone's style. I altered this Art Parts (Studio 490) Frame using two different Skipping Stones sets: Victorian Summer and Timeless Textures.

I started off by stamping the Music background with Smokey Gray Versafine onto Kraft cs and ink distressing it with the Ranger Distress inks Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, and Black Soot. I then embossed the flower medallion, from the Victorian Summer set, over it with black ep. The butterfly is also embossed with some Frosted Lace Stickles added for some sparkle. I stamped another of the Timeless Textures bgs, with Barn Red (VersaMagic) onto another piece of kraft cs for the frame, and added some lace that I sprayed with some Creme de Chocolate Glimmer Mist to age it a bit. Lastly, I added a wooden key which is also from Art Parts (Sudio 490). I inked it up with the Barn Red and Black Soot inks. The hanging cord was made with some red and chocolate twine that I braided, and I added the sentiment with the end of a Labels 13 die (Spellbinders). I trimmed the edges a bit though.

That's it. Stop by tomorrow to see how I interpreted this week's Skipping Stones Sketch.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Happy Stamping!!
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Stamps: Victorian Summer and Timeless Textures (Skipping Stones)
Paper: Kraft and New Leaf (PTI)
Ink: Versamark, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, and Black Soot (Ranger Distress), Barn Red (VersaMagic), Onyx Black and Smokey Gray (Versafine)
Accessories: Square Frame and Wooden Key (Art Parts ~ Studio 490), Black Embossing Powder (Judikins), Lace (Wild Orchid Crafts), Twine (Olive Manna), Button (PTI), Rhinestones (I-Rock), Labels 13 (Spellbinders), Frosted Lace Stickles

3 comments:

Marisa said...

Congrats on the GDT spot. See Jen is there too - Verve Divas rock :) lovely project. Love the loopy bow and little sentiment frame. Good luck with the decorating. I bit the bullet and did it this weekend - phew. Even go the Christmas letter typed - not just have to address cards.

Gabriela said...

Hi Tosh - congratulations on the Skipping Stones gig. That's fantastic news! You will be quite the asset to Skipping Stones, I'm sure of it.

Dina K. said...

They are so fun to guest for! This is a gorgeous project. Hey, did Pat tell you I'll be in Bakersfield in Feb-March?

 
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