Sunday, June 30, 2013

What a Sweet Life! - July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our last stamp of the month blog hop for the Spring/Summer 2013 catalog cycle!  If you have arrived here from Jen Rubio's blog, or if you are just starting out, you are in the right place! When we're done here, we'll hop over to Wanda Riley's blog and see what she has to share with us. This month's stamp set, Sweet Life, is easily one of my favorites, and I will definitely be using it a lot.  Here are the first two projects I made with this set.  I started with a card:

I based this card on this week's Mojo Monday sketch, using the Buzz and Bumble Workshop on the Go.  I added a sheet of Olive cardstock as well. I colored my Color Ready Seam Binding ribbon with an Olive marker, and colored in my stamped image using Olive and Sunset markers.  I distressed the edges of all of my papers using sponge daubers and coordinating inks. All of the embellishments I used are included in the WOTG kit, along with another awesome stamp set.

I really like the sketchy look of the images in this stamp set. And I think they look great with the Buzz and Bumble colors and patterns.

I like my second project even better! I made this little home decor piece on our 6x6 canvas.

I placed an acrylic stamping block behind the canvas to have a flat surface on which to stamp.  Then I just stamped the designs and sentiments with Exclusive Inks stamp pads.  I pleated paper and ran it through my sewing machine for that cute skirted border along the bottom. I distressed the folds with Cocoa ink and attached it to the canvas with Liquid Glass. (This really is my favorite adhesive!) The last thing I added was a little bee from the WOTG kit embellishments.

I colored in the images with our alcohol markers (except the brown, which is a Copic).  The canvas is the perfect material for this because it gives the markers more of a sketchy look to go with the stamped images.  Just be sure to use a light touch with the markers so they don't bleed outside of the lines.

I hope you enjoyed my projects today! I'd love if you let me know what you think before we head over to Wanda Riley's blog.


  1. Very pretty, love the canvas piece!

  2. Love love love your canvas ad card:)

  3. Love them both! Really like the canvas one! What great inspiration!

  4. Both of your projects are truly 'art' worthy - you definitely have a flair for great designs!

  5. Love the sketch of first card!

  6. Love all your art. Esp. The card with the bees. So very pretty


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