Thursday, April 29, 2010

Just For Fun® Color Challenge #9

This week our leader Sherry challenged us to use red, blue and cream. These colors worked well for me because I'm a red, white and blue fan. And if there are stars, that just makes me even happier. You will notice my card does not have any stars, but that's ok I enjoyed using the flowers.

One of our newest design team members Rita Ybarra is showcasing her card this week. Welcome Rita to the team. But don't stop there, visit all the members of the Just For Fun's design team.

Broni Holcombe
Kat Tucker
Rita Ybarra
Sherry Cheever
Starla Nelson
Terre Fry
Just For Fun Blog

For my card this week I designed around a faux post grid G3347 and added some flowers colored with Copic markers. This was not very difficult to put together. Don't forget to visit the Just For Fun® blog to read the tutorial for "Faux Post" technique.
Go here Just For Fun Blog.


Just For Fun® stamps : faux post G3347, template G3347T, lg flower D3352, sm flower A3350, branch E3371, Happy Birthday B2900
ink colors: Adirondack cranberry and stonewashAccessories: branch die stampin up

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Just For Fun's® color challenge #8

Yes, I'm a day late, please don't hate me. I think you will agree the wait was worth it.

Broni challenged the design team to use the above colors. Two are my favorites orange and blue. Why you ask......the Florida Gators. My hero Tim Tebow just got drafted in the first round to the Denver Broncos. Congrats Tim.

And another winner for last weeks 25% discount is Sylvia from Little Treasures. Happy shopping.

So here it is, no I did not use the Florida Gators mascot, but I did use a Florida sunset. I really like this stamp image and I have used it often in sending cards and teaching classes. If traveling to Florida for your vacation, enjoy the hot summer sun.

I colored the sunset image with my Copic markers. Too many to list so here is a picture

stamps: Just For Fun H1614 Sunset with Palms, A2835 Vacation
inks: Mementos tuxedo black and Copic marker
Accessories: Martha Stewart border punch, ribbons

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just For Fun® on the Road

On the road again, yes Just For Fun is on the road again, they will be in Akron, Ohio at Adventures in Stamping April 24th and 25th. Click HERE to get all the convention information.

Hopefully if you live in the area you will be going to the show. Stop by Just For Fun's booth and say HI! Debby will be demoing some very interesting techniques you will not want to miss.

See you there.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Just For Fun's® Color Challenge #7

My weeks have been flying by so quickly. How about yours? I just wish I could work less hours and play more. Creative fun is such a stress reliever for me.

Today Kat has challenge us to use pink, blue and a neutral color. I will be using a kraft cardstock as my card base.

You will notice I'm using some new images from Just For Fun®, they are a bubble wand and bubbles. Bubbles bring back memories of playing in the back yard on a hot summer day. They were colored using Copic markers. Summer Dreams (WB8015) was used from the word block. The stamp also includes: Happy Spring, Autumn Greetings and Winter Wonderland. Great for all the seasons.

Don't forget to visit the other design team blogs. Just For Fun has some very talented designers.

Broni Holcombe

Kat Tucker

Sherry Cheever

Starla Nelson

Terre Fry

FUN FUN FUN......Just For Fun is offering a 25% discount for one lucky participant -- see Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for more information.

Just For Fun® stamps: bubble wand, bubbles (sorry no stock number yet), summer dreams WB8015inks: Adirondack latte, wild plum, Mementos tuxedo black
Copic markers: RV02,RV04, RV09, B000, BV00
Spellbinder die S4-196 inverted scalop square - lg classic

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Just For Fun's Color Challenge #6

My cards that I created for this weeks challenge were made using a techinque called "Faux Batik". The design team has been challenged to use the colors pink, yellow and green.

Be sure to hop on over to the other members of the design team to see their creations.

Kat Tucker

Sherry Cheever

Starla Nelson

Terre Fry

To create the "Faux Batik" technique I selected a stamp image that has a lined design. You will need to use clear embossing powder and clear embossing ink and emboss the image on to your cardstock. I use old manila file folders, they work really well for this technique.

After the image has been embossed using a heat tool, I made a water wash over top of the image and used re-inkers as my painting medium. This gives all those re-inkers another use. It is fun to watch the colors spread out over top of the wash.

Next, I use news print paper (with no black typing on it) and a hot iron (no steam). Lay the colored image face down on the newsprint and place the hot iron on top of it. This will melt the embossing powder into the newsprint. And will reveal the cream color of the manila file folder.
You can do this when to colors are wet or dry.

The finished results are really great.

The Peony (G3192) image was used to create the above card, using the same technique described above. Give it a try, I think you will like it.

And the Peacock Feather image (G3142) was used for the above card.


All stamps are from Just For Fun: Peony G3192, Peacock Feather G3142

re-inkers, deckle decorative scissors