Thursday, December 6, 2012

Using Alcohol based pens for coloring stamps

I am not a colorer as I've stated before.  But I played along today with May Flaum's challenge of doing a simple and fast holiday card by just stamping and coloring.  I'm not so sure about the fast part.  I did enjoy the coloring for once but I painstakingly took my time to blend the colors.  Not too bad but it did bleed just a bit.  But I'm happy with the results and will add this card to my growing holiday stash.  Now I need to get busy and actually address and send them out before New Year's hits.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tussi Mussies Continued

This tussie mussie below reminded me just how much I love to get messy and inky.  This one is made from white glossy card stock.  I sprayed it with Dylusions in Vibrant Turquoise and Postbox Red.  The colors get muted due to soaking into the glossy card stock.  But I like them just the same.  I also liked that I had just the right ribbon and beads to embellish it.  The stamping was all done in a permanent black ink.  Stamps are from Hero Arts and Inkadinkadoo.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas 2012 Obsession: Tussie Mussies

What's a Tussie Mussie you ask?  It is a cone shape device that traditionally holds a nosegay.  But the tussie mussie can also hold a host of other things for any occasion.  Two years ago I was obsessed with mini-houses and last year the rosettes.  Now I am on to tussie mussies.

Below are my attempts so far.   As the holidays progress I will refine and add to this collection.

These first two are cone shaped and a tad difficult to work with.

This one is an actual box with flaps to close and definitely easier to construct and handle.