Saturday, August 23, 2014

Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire 2014: Explore the 1940's.

Explore the 1940's. I stamped a pattern with the stamps in the 1940's mini kit and I'm over joyed I was able to get Harvest Gold and Spring Rain in time. I made the flower and leaves with the die and Pure Poppy and Simply Chartreuse cardstock. Inks Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold and Spring Rain. I swear I've had tablecloths with these patterns in them. I love how they fit together with so much variation. The dies are brilliant and sweet, I'm really looking forward to making a proper corsage with them.

Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire: Explore the 1920's

Explore the 1920's. I admit I have a bit of bias, I love so much about the twenties. I even wrote a comparative analysis of Garden Design between the Economic Boom of the 1920's, the Economic Depression of the1930's and World War II which I called "Gardens Gone Boom, Bust and Bang!".  I have a tabletop Victrola and most of my 78's are from the 1920s. Dare to be a Babbit! (a scathing condemnation of Middle Income complacency and sheepish need to follow the crowd turned into a celebration of the same by a booster group). And I'm tapping my toes so much while I'm listening to the playlist I can barely type... fortunately I'm too tired to Charleston, but I do know how : D.

The jewel of the 1920's mini kit is the die. It's nothing short of brilliant, a die and a rhinestone placement stencil in one. I only used some of the rhinestone possibilities. I'm not sure I will ever get all the green glitter out of the nooks and crannies of my crafting bins, but it was well worth it. In addition to the materials in the mini kit I used Ocean Tides cardstock, Green Glitter leftover from a stamp kit of some sort and Black Soot Distress Ink.

Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire 2014: Explore the Regency Era

Explore the Regency Era with Melissa Phillips. Have I mentioned the playlist that accompanies each era? I get to listen whilst I write my posts. If I wasn't so graceful, I'd have my computer in the craftroom, but I'm unwilling to risk it lol. I used the frame die and stamp from the Regency mini kit. I love that blue striped paper. The mat is Vintage Cream and the die is from Papertrey Ink's Make It Market Co.: Luxe Letterpress.  I stamped the mat with the cross-stitched rose in Tea Dye Distress Ink and distressed with Aged Mahogany and Antique Linen.

This kit has also given me ideas for the perfect gifts for someone who loves the Regency Era.

Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire 2014: Explore the Renaissance

Exploring the Renaissance with Nichole Heady. Another era with sooooo many things to do lol. But I'm just doing this one for now. Except for the ribbon, the Versamark Ink, the gold embossing powder and the Royal Velvet cardstock (which can't be seen lol), everything comes from the Renaissance Mini kit even the sealing wax.  I sure hope these papers are sold separately at some point, they are gorgeous!

And again, the Spotify playlist is wonderful!

Stamp-a-faire2014: Explore Ancient Rome

This is for the Explore Ancient Rome with Lizzie Jones Challenge. Oh my word! So many options, I have applied embossing paste to A2 size mats which are set off to dry for the faux fresco part of the challenge. This is my take on one of the mosaic variations.

I ran the mosaic die from the Ancient Rome mini kit through my Big Shot with some sticky backed fun foam. I peeled, carefully peeled the backing off all the tiles (leaving the backing on the "grout" cut). When the backing of all the tiles had been removed I pressed a piece of acetate (the backing of a PTI stamp set) onto the fun foam. Then I removed the "grout" cut, leaving me with a wonderful tile stamp. I'll make a lovely "grout" stamp later : D.  There's a video of the whole project at post as well as a spotify playlist of  Roman music!

The background was stamped with the Make It Market Co: Beautiful Brushstrokes large flower with Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey Distress Inks. I used the tile stamp with Ranger Clear Resist and heat embossed clear embossing powder over the flower background.  Then I used Seedless Preserves Distress Ink over the entire mat, wiping it off with a slightly damp paper towel. The cardstock is all Papertrey Ink Fine Linen. The sentiment "Each Day Provides Its Own Gifts-Marcus Aurelius", also from Ancient Rome mini is stamped on a banner of Fine Linen in Wild Honey Distress Ink.

I think this tile technique will also work really well on patterned paper or print outs of Roman sites, artifacts, etc. And the techniques and stamps are the solution to the problem of scrapping "Latin Days". Major Bonus!! I'm late for the Renaissance and Regency periods lol. Where's my Tardis? : D

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Morning Timer Challenge

 Stamp-a-faire 2014 Morning Timer Challenge.

color recipe: ripe avocado (substituted CTMH Olive), enchanted evening (substituted Memento Paris Dusk), Crayon Clay (card base), Melon Berry (pattern paper).

Stamps: Make It Market Co: Beautiful Brushstrokes (circles), Bold Bouquet (sentiment).

Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire 2014 Meet and Greet

After watching all the Design Team members meet and greet videos, I thought I would show my paper crimper also (hard pondered, soooo needed, coupon sought-it was before online coupons were even an idea). Also not used very much lol. I know I did use it at least once, but no memory at all as to what the crimped pieces were used for.

I had stamps, but I really didn't start using them until after the 2010 CHA Supershow. I just couldn't work out what to do with the ink (I only had pigment inks). At CHA I discovered Papertrey Ink and Distress Inks and I haven't looked back. I had all my stamps and inks in my carry on and spent a few happy hours at the airport waiting for my plane sitting at one of the laptop charging desks stamping my little heart out lol. I was especially fascinated with On My Couch, Chair-ished and Everyday Button Bits. Now I even use all my pigment inks now that I know how to speed up the drying process lol.

So my desk is cleared (check my WOYWW posts for verification if you want a comparison), my paper crimper is at hand and I'm ready to start!