Hey Everyone, thanks so much for all of your love and support you sent my way during the past couple of months. I have read every comment, e-mail and card and it definitely help me get through, especially the last month and a half when I was spending every day at the hospital then Hospice with my Mother prior to her recent passing. I cannot express how very much it meant to me.
Although I have not bounced back entirely, I know it will take a while to heal my aching heart, I am doing well and felt like getting back to work today. You know I have the very best job in the world being a self employed workshop instructor and Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. I was able to drop everything when I needed to and then pick up my business again today. That is one of the most wonderful things about being a Stampin’ Up Demo, it is easy to fit it into your life.
I am also very fortunate to announce that I have added a new Zindorf Brayer Workshop location to my calendar. I will be teaching in wonderful, Columbus, Ohio on January 8, 2011. You will want to register early. The workshops really do fill up extremely fast at a lot of locations. Click here for more info on the Columbus, Ohio Workshops.
Now with all that being said, how about a much over due Stamped Art Tutorial. I do call what I create Stamped Art because it is much more involved than traditional stamping and they are little pieces of art to me. It is the creative process that gives me so much pleasure. Believe me when I say I am not into mass producing 50 cards in an hour, lol. I generally only make my original and then I’m off to create a whole new piece. Most of my creations take me about 15 minutes to 1 hour to create. That includes figuring out what I want to make. It takes another 2 hours for me to take pictures, edit them, post them and write the tutorial for you all. It is such a pleasure to do this. I get way more in return for giving a bit of myself.
Today’s tutorial shows you how to make a hard wood floor using Stampin’ Up’s Woodgrain Background stamp, a marker and ruler. Also a little spooky light effect. Hang out a moment and check it out.
Let’s get started. . . . . . . .
|Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Woodgrain & Graveyard Gala
|Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Basic Black and Cajun Craze
|Ink: Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black & Early Espresso
|Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponges, Markers (Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Early Espresso & Basic Black), Ruler, Brayer, Pumpkin Die #4, Pumpkin Faces Die, Big Shot Machine
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I started out by cutting my die cut pieces using the Pumpkin #4 & Pumpkin Faces dies, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze & Old Olive card stock and the Big Shot Die cut machine.
Check out the new Stampin’ Up! die cut boxes. They are on page 204 of the Idea book & Catalog. Let’s just say, they sure did wip my die cut collection into order. The picture is of the Small Die Box.
Cut the stem of the Cajun Craze pumpkin off and layer the Cajun Craze pumpkin onto the top of the Old Olive pumpkin.
Sponged Early Espresso ink at the right side of the pumpkin.
Sponged Basic Black ink at the right edge of the pumpkin.
Glued the face onto the pumpkin and colored the pupils in with Basic Black marker and added More Mustard Marker to the bottom of the eyes and mouth to create some depth.
Added Cajun Craze Marker to the lines of the pumpkin.
Brayered Pumpkin Pie ink at the bottom of a 4″ x 4.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
Brayered Cajun Craze ink at the very bottom of the card stock.
Brayered Early Espresso ink at the very bottom of the card stock, at the top right corner at an angle and then at the top left corner at an angle.
Stamped the Stampin’ Up! Woodgrain background stamp on the card stock using Early Espresso ink.
Using a ruler and Early Espresso marker, made board lines. Note these were done at an angle creating the illusion of them being wider in front and more narrow toward the top of the card stock.
Added Basic Black marker to the bottom of the pumpkin for a shadow.
Added Pumpkin Pie marker lines to the middle of the pumpkin.
Glued the pumpkin to the card stock and stamped the two crows from the Stampin’ Up! Graveyard Gala set using Basic Black ink. If you crows don’t stamp very dark, color them in with a Basic Black marker.
Added 2 Basic Black card stock panels and one Cajun Craze panel.
Here is the finished card measuring 5.5″ square.
May your day be filled with fabulous friends and family.
Until my next post. . . . . . . .
Get ready for Brayer Workshops! I am coming to the following locations, click the location name for more information.
Auburn, Washington (near Seattle)
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Milton, West Virginia
Fayette, Tennessee near Nashville, TN & Huntsville, AL
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Syracuse (Bridgeport), New York
St. Peters, Missouri
La Porte, Indiana
Orlando (Davenport), Florida
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Cleveland (Euclid), Ohio
Here is a link to my workshop calendar where you can see all of my travel schedule and to get info on beginner and advanced Brayer workshops: http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/workshop-calendar
Link to my Stampin’ Up website where you can order all of your must have Stampin’ Up products from me 24-7: http://michellezindorf.stampinup.net
Frequently asked questions answers: http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/frequently-asked-questions/