Monday, February 22, 2010

Monochromatic Monday

Good morning and happy Kitchen Sink Monday to all my readers! Today I am sharing with you a monochromatic card I have created for someone very dear to me! As you can see, I have chosen to use many hues of purple. I masked the butterfly to add the ferns behind it.

Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies, Multi Step Big Leaves, and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Whisper White and Pale Plum by Stampin' Up, wisteria by BasicGrey
Inks: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Vintage Violet, and Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up
Tools: Nestabilities and Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Ribbon, Dimensionals, and Crystals

Next Monday will find new stamps and a new challenge in the Kitchen! I can't wait to share some beautiful new images with you!! Think spring!!

If you haven't entered the faux designer paper challenge, you still have until midnight, February 26 to get your entries in.

Be sure to check out the new designs the Kitchen Sink Crew has for you today!


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Thursday, February 18, 2010

I love sunsets at the beach!

I created this card for two challenges this morning. Flourishes' Design Team member, Dee Jackson, challenged stampers  in Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Challenge 54 to create a card using what we love. Well, I love sunsets on the beach!! So I stamped up some shells from Flourishes' Seaside Life to create a sunset beachscape.

You can't create a sunset without using a fair amount of orange so this card also fits Julia S's Ways to Use It 258 -Orange Love!

Stamps: Seaside Life by Flourishes, Forever in Our Hearts by Verve Stamps
Papers: Kraft, Dusty Durango, Whisper White, Sage Shadow, and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Cool Caribbean, and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Tools: Copic Markers, Martha Stewart Fern Punch.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Because You're You

I didn't have a lot of stamping time today so I threw together the three challenges I wanted to take part in this morning. This card was created for Sketch Challenge 268 at Splitcoaststampers, Creative Belli Challenge 85 (use a butterfly or dragonfly), and Color Dare 56 (Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Tempting Turquoise, and Basic Black).

Stamps: Multi Step Pansy, 3 Step Daisy, and 3 Step Butterflies by Kitchen Sink Stamps, Circular Sayings by Verve Stamps
Papers:  Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Tempting Turquoise, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up, and eva by BasicGrey
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up, Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishments: Black Flat Back Pearls, Ribbon

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cheers to the Irish!

I'm still having fun playing with various Kitchen Sink stamps to create interesting backgrounds for my cards (which is the challenge for this month, in case you haven't entered KSCC#22). I wanted to make some shamrocks to go with my mug of beer to create a card for Saint Patrick's Day. So I started digging through my Kitchen Sink Stamps to see what I could use. I pulled the heart from 3 Step Hearts & Roses and a stem ( 3c) from Multi Step Tulip Garden and combined them to design my shamrock background. I used Multi Step Cup of Warm Comfort to make the beer mug.

Here's what I did to end up with beer instead of hot chocolate. I was very careful to wipe off the foam portion on each layer after inking and before stamping. When I had finished all 4 layers of the mug, I used a paintbrush and Versamark reinker to paint the foam area, sprinkle it with seafoam white embossing power, and heat emboss it.

The sentiments were computer generated.

Stamps: Multi Step Cup of Warm Comfort, 3 Step Hearts & Roses, Multi Step Tulip Garden by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Beer Mug- Layer 4- SU Crushed Curry with the foam head wiped clean before stamping, Layer 3 - SU Creamy Caramel with the foam head wiped clean and then stamped off once before stamping on mug, Layer 2 - Memento Desert Sand with the foam head wiped clean before stamping, Layer 1 - SU Crushed Curry with the foam head wiped clean and then stamped off once before stamping on mug.  Shamrocks: Layer 1 - SU Certainly Celery, Layer 2 - SU Kiwi Kiss, Stem - SU Old Olive
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Circle Punches, Heat Embosser
Embellishments: Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Seafoam White Embossing Powder, Versamark Reinker, and Ribbon

Monday means all the members of the Kitchen Sink Crew has something new to share with you.You don't want to miss a single fabulous design so stop in and check them out!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

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Remember you have until midnight, February 26 to enter the faux designer paper challenge. Three lucky winners will be doing some free shopping in the Kitchen Sink Store!! 

Also a couple of links have changed in the Kitchen Sink Store so here are the new links in case you have some saved that don't seem to be working:

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Projects of the Month

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wishing for Spring


I stamped this one layer card for the Wishing for Spring Clean and Simple Challenge tonight on Splitcoaststampers. We just had another cold front blow in tonight dropping the temperature 30 degrees! Brrrrrr!! No one is wishing for spring more than I am!!

Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden, 3 Step Honey Bunny, Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Luxury White by GinaK
Inks: Tulip Layers and Inks
4 - SU Purely Pomegranate
3 - SU Melon Mambo
2 - SU Melon Mambo stamped off once
1 - SU Regal Rose

Stems and Grass Layers and Ink
1 - SU Kiwi Kiss
2 - SU Old Olive
3 - SU True Thyme

Sky- SU Bashful Blue
Sentiment - SU Purely Pomegranate

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Color Dare 55

I had enough time this afternoon to create this card for Color Dare 55. I love the fun summer colors so I decided to use my Multi Step Giant Sunflower by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The papers are Crushed Curry, Kiwi Kiss, Brilliant Blue and Kraft by Stampin' Up. The inks are Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, and Brilliant Blue also by Stampin' Up.The sentiment is from Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

SCS Sketch Challenge 267

I think I'll keep dipping my strawberries in chocolate until after Valentine's Day! Hope you enjoy them! This card was created for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge 267.

Stamps: Multi Step Berries and Multi Step Cup of Warm Comfort by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Inks: Chocolate Dipped Strawberries - Layer 4 - SU Bravo Burgundy, Layer 3 - SU Purely Pomegranate,
Layer 2 - SU Real Red, Layer 1 - SU Real Red stamped off once, Layer 1 again with the bottom 3/4 inked with SU Craft Chocolate Chip and embossed with clear embossing powder. Leaves and Stems - SU Garden Green and SU Always Artichoke, Sentiment: SU Real Red and SU Chocolate Chip
Papers: Pink Pirouette and Real Red by Stampin' Up, sweet love by Little Yellow Bicycle
Embellishments: Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals 

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sweets for My Sweetheart

There is still plenty of time to play Makiko's faux designer paper challenge over at Kitchen Sink Stamps! Read all about Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #22 and join in on the fun! Three lucky entries will win the chance to do some free shopping in the Kitchen Sink Store!

I had so much fun creating faux designer paper last week that I am back with more today! I'm calling my new Valentine "designer paper" Sweets for My Sweetheart! Hope you have a sweet tooth! I have made my paper with all my favorite Valentine treats: chocolate covered strawberries, sugar cookies, and conversation heart candies!

The sugar cookies have a glittery Stickles glaze and the chocolate on the strawberries was created by coating Layer 1 most of the way up with Craft Chocolate Chip Ink by Stampin' Up, stamping over the finished strawberries, dusting it with clear embossing powder, and heating!

 

Stamps: Multi Step Berries, Multi Step Cup of Warm Comfort, 3 Step Hearts & Roses, Friends of the Moon, and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps 
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Berries - Layer 2 - SU Real Red, Layer 3 - SU Riding Hood Red, Layer 4 - SU Purely Pomegranate, Layer 1 - SU Real Red stamped off once, Layer 1 - 3/4 up SU Craft Chocolate Chip sprinked with clear embossing powder and heated. Cookies - Layer 3 - SU Creamy Caramel, Layer 3 - Creamy Caramel stamped off once, Layer 1 - SU So Saffron, Layer 4 - SU Chocolate Chip, Conversation Hearts - Memento Dandelion, Memento Tangelo stamped off once, Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, Memento Lulu Lavender stamped off once, SU Pretty in Pink, Sentiments- SU Riding Hood Red
Embellishments: Stickles, Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon

Visit the blogs of my fellow crew members!! They each have somethings special to share with you today!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Color Dare #54


I created this not traditional Valentine for today's Color Dare Challenge #54.

Stamps: Love Ya' and Stars & Swirls by Stampin' Up, Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, and Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up
Tools: Stampin' Up Punch
Embellishment: Ribbon

Belli Challenge 84 - Ribbons



I created this belated birthday card for Belli Challenge 84. Inside the card it says, "I forgot your birthday! Am I in the doghouse again?"

Stamps: Kittens and Pup by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up, Paws and Claws Dog Bones by The Paper Company
Inks: Layer 4 - Memento Dark Cocoa, Layer 3 - Versafine Vintage Sepia, Layer 2 - SU Creamy Caramel
    Sponging - SU Creamy Carmael, Sentiment - Versafine Vintage Sepia
Embellishment - Ribbon

SCS 266 - Chocolate Bunny


I created this Easter card for today's Sketch Challenge 266 at Splitcoaststampers!

Stamps: Chocolate Bunny and Well Scripted by Stampin' Up, Basket for You by D.O.T.S.
Papers: Luxury White by GinaK, Cool Caribbean, Barely Banana, Groovy Guava, Pretty in Pink, Kraft, Close to Cocoa, and Certainly Celery, assorted DP scraps 
Inks: Versafine Vintage Sepia, Memento Dark Cocoa, SU Melon Mambo
Embellishments: Primas, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Dimensionals   

Monday, February 1, 2010

Create Your Own Designer Paper

Makiko has planned a fun challenge for the Kitchen Sink Crew today. She asked us to take out our Kitchen Sink Stamps and create our own designer paper! Yipee!! This gives me a chance to use one of my favorite techniques: masking!

On each of my cards, I started with the butterflies first, covered them with a mask and then stamped the flowers. I then masked the flowers and added the leaves. On the rose card I also filled in all the blank spaces with "stars" from Friends of the Moon!

I hope you get the chance to play along! Remember to use your Kitchen Sink Stamps to create your own designer paper and then use it to create a card! Three lucky winners will get a chance to do some free shopping in the Kitchen Sink Store!! Once you have created your card, post it on the Kitchen Sink Weblog using Mr. Linky.

Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies, 3 Step Daisy, 3 Step Love Birds, and Simple Sentiments
Papers: Barely Banana, Kiwi Kiss, and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Inks: Butterflies - Layer 3 - Versafine Onyx Black, Layer 2 - SU Apricot Appeal, Large Daisy - Layer 2- SU Melon Mambo, Layer 1 - SU Pixie Pink, Layer 3 - SU Purely Pomegranate, Small Daisy - Layer 2 - SU Pumpkin Pie, Layer 1 - SU Apricot Appeal, Leaves- Layer 1 - SU Kiwi Kiss
Tools: Circle Punches
Embellishment: Ribbon

Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies, 3 Step Hearts & Roses, Never a Loss 4 Words, and Friends of the Moon
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Inks: Butterflies - Layer 3 - Versafine Vintage Sepia, Layer 2 - SU Pretty in Pink, Roses - Layer 4 - SU Purely Pomegranate, Layer 3 - SU Melon Mambo, Layer 2 - SU Melon Mambo stamped off once, Layer 1 - SU Pretty in Pink, Leaves - Layer 1 - SU Kiwi Kiss, Layer 3 - SU Old Olive
Tools: Punches
Embellishments: Brown Spica Pen, Rhinestones, Ribbon

One tip about masking! I cut my masks from Post-It Labels which are sticky all over the back and I stick them to the front of the acetate cover of my stamp set so that I can reuse them many times without having to cut more!

Don't forget to check out the fun "designer papers" created by all the crew members today!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

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