Sunday, June 18, 2017

May library class

The May Marcellus library class featured the Unity stamp company design "Harmony Girl" by Angie Blom. It fit our weather - too much rain.




Friday, June 16, 2017

Art Journal Phyllis Harris - GUI Friday

For my final day, I would like to show my love of Phyllis Harris and offer another use for stamping. My Art Journal is nothing more than an inexpensive blank book.  When I get a new stamp I ink it in my book to travel with me and color when I'm waiting on my boys. I like colored pencils best.
This is appropriate with Father's Day on Sunday. I also have a few more favorites. My collection of Phyllis Harris stamp kits is over a 100, they have their own storage container. The happy family
pictures and animals just warm my heart.






Brandy and Emma are amazing sets. I have a Black Lab and just love these stamps.
They are just happy puppy love.





I love these too!
Thank you all for visiting my blog.
I will continue to post my stamp classes
If you live in the Central New York area I would love to have you
Attend one of my make and take classes.
Leave a comment so I can enter you in the drawing for free Unity stamps.
Happy Stamping!,


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Father's Day cards GUI Thursday

Happy Thursday
Here is a fun fish card I made for Father's Day. It is clean and simple, but I added wink of Stella to the fish to make it shimmer like real scales on a fish would. I used colored pencils and twine to finish.

At the senior center where I work myself and a few residents put a few more together for the few male residents. I hope they smile as each one is personalized with a special interest. I love sharing stamping and coloring techniques with others.

Happy Flag day GUI Wednesday

Happy flag day!
This fun card is an itty bitty from Unity stamp company. I 
Inked it with two colors by hand and decided it is time to
Buy a Misti tool. The stars are aluminum foil cut with a star
Punch. The sentiment is another itty bitty stamp.

A huge thank you to all who currently serve or are veterans. 
I appreciate and value the freedom I enjoy because of your service.
I did a second card with another set called Ragged Ol Flag with some friends
At the senior center.
This set is huge and has many stamps. The sentiment is another itty bitty.
These are great summer stamps. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Your own Rainbow GUI Tuesday

Growing up in the 80's rainbows were just a fashion fad. We all had shirts with them. They are just happy to me, the smile after the storm. Today I used the kit "Your own Rainbow" and "imperfect" both by Angie Blom. The back stamp "imperfect" is in the past stamp of the week section.
I stamped the image on water color paper and clear embossed 
I used gelato colors to paint with
I free hand painted the colors on the card base. The embellishments are 
a thin gold washi tape and a red enamel heart.

I always make more than one image because I like to try different color combinations.
Gelatos are pigment color that can be used straight as paint or combined with
Other products like embossing paste, gesso, etc.
I put them on a clear acrylic block with a little water to use straight.
The perfectly imperfect stamp I used on the back is fun and let's others know 
you put some love into making the card.



Monday, June 12, 2017

Growing in Unity Monday/ June library

Hello Unity stamp followers

I am new to the whole blog and link process so be patient with me this week. Today I am featuring
The new June Kit of the Month. I love the clean lines in these kits and have been a subscriber since last September. With my cards today I used the large flower stamp and colored pencils. The center was embellished with a few die cuts to adde dimension. On the card with two flowers, I cut the leaves off the yellow flower and put them back where they fit.
Please comment so I can put you into the drawing to win free Unity stamps at the end of the week!
Samples I made above, work from ladies attending class below




I apologize for the delay, I was having trouble with the photo.
Happy stamping,
Alyson

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Do your thing birdy

April 29, 2017
Card Camp Marcellus Library
An iridescent card stock embossed with stampin up birch tree folder as a mat.
Vellum stamped with "Do our thing Birdy" from Unity stamp company. Stamped in black ink and
Colored from the back side with colored pencils. Embellished with twine and brads. This little bird is
Just fantastic. We colored him red, blue/ grey and yellow on different cards. Looked great
In every color!!

Camilus Senior Center card class

April 17, 2017 class
Two pretty greeting cards made with my Senior Center friends.
The floral card is made with a sentiment kit named "Girl Truly" from Unity 
stamp company.  The image was stamped off the page three times. It 
Was colored with colored pencils. The sentiment was stamped on a separate 
piece of paper, fussy cut, edged with ink and connected with foam tape for 
Extra detail. The butterfly card is from the April KOTM from Unity Stamp
Company. The butterfly was stamped on the card base and on a 
Separate white paper. A medallion stamp was used in a light blue for background.
The butterflies were colored alike. The second butterfly was fussy cut to go over the first.
It was shaped to look like it was flying. It was only glued on the body so it has lots of movement.
This is a great card to have ready made in your card stash. 
It would be great for many occasions and is best left blank until the card is needed.

April class Marcellus Library

Marcellus Library paper crafting class April 2017
This beautiful stamp is Angie's Tree from Unity stamp company.
It is stamped in old olive stampin up ink and colored with colored pencils.
The twine is different on each card. Some is hemp and some is stampin up.
This tree is amazing for any season. A great guy birthday card or a good 
Sympathy card for a family. It also looks amazing with embossing powder.
Angie Blom is the artist. I love the lines on this card. 


4 by 4 white ceramic tiles with Phyllis Harris stamps by Unity stamp company

Tiles are stamped with Stazon ink and colored with Sharpie markers. 
I baked them for 10-15 minutes in a toaster oven set at 250 degrees.
When cooled I sprayed them with clear acrylic sealer and added felt to the back.
Phyllis Harris is one of my favorite artists. I love the children and animals she 
draws, they just make me happy. Sets pictured are
 Top left Brandy and Emma Goodbye, Top right Always from the Heart,
Bottom left Felt with the heart, bottom right Sheepisly sweet. 
All from Unity stamp company.