Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #362 - A Day for Daisies!

Good morning! This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we're sponsored by the lovely A Day for Daisies - be sure to check out the lovely images the design team featured.

Last week I went looking for a stamp set I KNEW WAS HERE SOMEWHERE and ended up finding a bunch of older paper pads while I was at it - mostly scraps but still "might come in handy/too pretty to recycle." You know the kind I mean. Since this week's sketch has a variety of layers and elements I decided to use only scraps to create - yes, even the large chevron pattern had the corner cut off!


Supplies: Papers all from Fancy Pants; Wplus9 banner die; unknown banner die; 1.5" circle punch; Neat & Tangled sentiment; Versamark & white EP; MME enamel dots

Here's the sketch - I adapted it to a vertical card, rather than rotating it - the chevron paper looked funny sideways :)


This challenge will be open until next Sunday,July 31 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made! 

xoxo,
Jessi


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - R is for...


...resist! There are so many resist techniques, and the Sistahs have a great mix of old & new that we tried. I found a tutorial for Watercolour Lifting on Splitcoaststampers, which is like a reverse resist. (As a note, I found I needed a LOT of water for the colour lifting - instead of my water brush I used a regular paint brush and dish of water)


Supplies: Distress inks for background & watercolouring; Waltzingmouse sentiment; Ranger embossing ink & clear EP; wonky rectangles Nesties

Check out the amazing Sisterhood's creations -

And don't forget to leave some love for our guest designer, HELEN!
xoxo,
Jessi


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Shopping our Stash #261 - You are Matchless!

We have a really fun challenge for you this week at Shopping our Stash - to create a matchbook or matchbox, any size or shape you like!  This was definitely a challenge for me, since I hadn't made one before (and this took a couple tries):


Supplies: paper from AC; everything else from stash

The box measures about 1 7/8" by 2.5" - perfect for a little trinket!


Don't forget to check out what my talented team mates have created: 

Donna (off this week)

xoxo,
Jessi


Tuesday Morning Sketches #361 - Di's Digis!

Good morning! Di's Digis is our sponsor this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches - there's a $12 voucher up for grabs to one of our players!


Supplies: Peacock Feathers distress ink; Flourishes cake stamp; sentiment from Reverse Confetti; papers from MME; button from stash

Debbie's designed a fabulous classic sketch for us this week - 


This challenge will be open until next Sunday,July 24 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made! 

xoxo,
Jessi


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Shopping our Stash #260 - Get Inspired by Your Bedding!

Good morning! This week at Shopping our Stash we'd like you to get inspired by your bedding! I had quite the trouble getting going with this challenge, because we just don't have a pretty grown-up bedroom with matching things. However, what we DO have is a bed with messed up blankets, and cats and dog tucked in, and it's cozy as all get out. Plus there's a purple sheet on it right now....and thus:


Supplies: stamp from Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz); Palette Noir ink; Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die; Wilted Violet distress ink to watercolour; purple gems from stash

A plus? I used all the gems in the package!


Don't forget to check out what my talented team mates have created: 

Donna (off this week)

xoxo,
Jessi

Tuesday Morning Sketches #360 - Sami Stamps!

Good morning! This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches our sponsor is Sami Stamps, home to some incredibly sweet illustrations. And since the sketch was my design, of course I struggled with using it...always the way!



Supplies: Covered in Kitties digi from Sami Stamps; Spectrum Noir markers; unknown sentiment; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Tim Holtz design ruler; WRMK embossing folder; buttons from stash; embroidery supplies




A close up of the embossing & vellum layer.

Here's the sketch:



This challenge will be open until next Sunday,July 17 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made! 

xoxo,
Jessi


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - B is for...


Booze! (You kinda saw that coming, didn't you?) The Sisterhood (hic) would like to sheee yer boozy creashuns and yahhhh you should make the stufff. Whaddaya call that? 



Supplies: Image & sentiment from Bugaboo; Spectrum Noir markers; Liquid Pearls; Diamond Stickles; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; black gems from dollarama 




Check out the amazing Sisterhood's creations -

And don't forget to leave some love for our guest designer, HELEN!
xoxo,
Jessi


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Shopping our Stash #259 - Say WHAT???

This week at Shopping our Stash we want you to say something - with speech bubbles! Use a die cut, a stamp, or even freehand one :)


Supplies: Paper Smooches stamps; Palette Noir ink; distress inks for watercolouring; American Crafts papers; MME enamel dots; speech bubble die (unknown) 

This is one of those layouts where I was determined to use the leftover paper strips - the yellow paper had a fishtail cut out of one end, and I fiddled and fiddled with different papers from the same pad until I was finally (mildly) satisfied with the result ;) I'm super proud of myself for recycling those teensy triangles I cut off! lol

So what have YOU got to say?  come link up by Monday, July 11 :)

Don't forget to check out what my talented team mates have created: 

Donna (off this week)

xoxo,
Jessi

Tuesday Morning Sketches #359 - Jennifer Tomasic, CTMH Demo!

Good morning! This week Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsored by Jennifer Tomasic, a CTMH demo - and you'll have to take a peek at the fun stamp set up for grabs for a random player! Sadly this is also Kris' last week with us - please make sure to stop by & wish her well!

Patti designed our sketch this week, and to me it just called out for some pretty lace and a simple design:


Supplies: paper from MME; Mint Julep Hero Arts ink; Memento Gray Flannel ink; everything else stash/unkown

The sentiment wasn't quite bold enough stamped just in the mint ink, so I slightly offset it and stamped again in grey. 

Here's the sketch:



This challenge will be open until next Sunday,July 10 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made! 

xoxo,
Jessi


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Shopping our Stash #258 - How Does your Garden Grow?

This week at Shopping our Stash we'd like to see what grows in your garden....of paper, that is ;) I tried to go beyond the typical flowers to use an image that doesn't see much ink, and found this cutie from an old PTI baby set:


Supplies: stamps from PTI; Shabby Shutters distress ink; Tim Holtz design ruler & embroidery supplies; buttons from stash

So what grows in YOUR paper garden? Dig into your stash & show us, and come link up by Monday, July 4 :)

Don't forget to check out what my talented team mates have created: 

Donna (off this week)

xoxo,
Jessi