HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! 2009 wow! Wasn’t it just yesterday we were worried about Y2K?
The older I get the faster time flies by. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Well December for me was a month of reflection, relaxation and family. But I’m back to blogging. My schedule for posting is going to be different. I probably won’t be able to post before I leave for work in the morning. I’ve started an exercise program and if I don’t hop right out of bed in the morning and throw on the gym shoes, exercise just isn’t going to happen that day. So, that being said, 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. exercise, 5:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. stamping, get ready for work, commute to work, work from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., arrive home around 5:30, edit my photos and post to the blog. Hmmm, I need more hours in the day, lol. I guess my husband will have to do the shopping and house cleaning, yikes!
Any how, I will post as often as I can. I do want to hear from you, my readers. Let me know if you are using the tutorials, e-mail me a link to your projects. I love looking at them. As you can tell I don’t have a lot of time to browse the stamping galleries, so comments and links sent to me are a blessing and they encourage me to keep on keeping on, grin.
Yak, yak, yak, yak, yak. . . . . . . . let’s get started with the tutorial already!
|Stamps: Cape Arago Rubber Stamps, www.capearagorubberstamps.com|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Basic Black & Blue Bayou|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou & Adirondack Pitch Black|
|Accessories: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Brayer, Post it notes, White & Gold Gel Pens, Sponge|
Punched a 1 3/8″ circle from the sticky part of a post it note and used it as a mask for the moon. I stuck in on a 3.5″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
Brayered Baja Breeze ink all over the card stock.
Removed the post it note mask and brayered a bit more Baja Breeze ink over the card stock. This tones down the brightness of the moon a bit.
Masked the top 2/3rds of the card stock with a large post it note.
Turned project upside down and sponged Blue Bayou ink right at the post it note edge. Creating the horizon line here.
Sponged more Blue Bayou ink at the right side of the card stock. See the “X” on the post it note. That is where the moon is. So the water needs to stay lighter on the side with the moon. Clear as mud?
Sponged a bit of Not Quite Navy ink at the right side, not covering the Blue Bayou ink entirely.
Removed post it note and flipped project right side up.
Sponged Blue Bayou ink at the left side of the card stock sky area.
Added Not Quite Navy ink to the left top corner.
Stamped the bird with Pitch Black ink.
Colored in the light areas of the bird with a White Gel Pen.
Colored the feet and beak with a Gold Gel Pen.
Added a few dashes in the water with a White Gel pen.
Put the card together with a few panels of card stock and here it is finished measuring 5″ x 6.5″.
I was a bit rusty from not stamping in December so yesterday I took a look at the New Year’s Eve challenges on Splitcoaststampers.com and here is what I created for two of the challenges.
Stamps used: Stampendous “Winter Trees”
Stamps used: Paper Trey Ink “Pond Life”
Well I hope you enjoyed the tutorial today and it encouraged you in some fashion to get out those stamps and use them.
May your day and new year be beyond belief spectacular!
Until my next post. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .
Links to all my tutorials can be found here: http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/tutorials-ive-written/
Here is a link to my workshop calendar if you want to get info on beginner and advanced Brayer workshops: http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/workshop-calendar
Frequently asked questions answers: http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/frequently-asked-questions/