Friday, December 18, 2009

Ohhh we have a winner!

I need to know how to use the Random generator and be able to post it.... I tried...

But here you go... the winner is # 2: ~~MIA~~ congratulations!
Please visit the top right corner - under profile - to send me an email with your complete address.

*** I even included my dad that just left me a comment not to long ago!

Have a good weekend all!

Vintage Christmas Card Tutorial!

For those that have notice I love old dictionary pages and incorporate them often in my projects. In October I made a series of Seasonal Cards for a class at the Scrapbox and the one made on the vintage dictionary text paper was by far my favorite one. Here is a different version of the one created for the class but with the same steps.

Here's a little step by step to help you recreate this vintage looking card.

1. Glue down the dictionary paper to thick cardstock or chipboard.

2. Use white Gesso to cover the text and leaving some areas partially covered; leave to dry. If you wish to speed up the process use your heat gun.

3. Select your stamp I used the Tim Holtz U2-1106 Holiday Collage
Stamp the image with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and heat set.

4. Having the Gesso applied that leaves all your image white to color...the Santa beard is white, therefore no color to apply!

5. Color in the colors you wish to apply (I did the hat, coat and berries in red, the holly leaves in green and his skin color) and leave to dry.
6. Add a special touch by using Stickles for some glimmer and shine! Distress Stickles are also perfect for the leaves with the tinny mica, it's soft and iridescent.

7. Once completed, use an ink applicator and Distress Tea Dye ink to cover the contour of the Santa image to give back that vintage look. Cut the portion need and distress the sided with a paper Distresser and add a darker shade of brown (I used Brushed Corduroy) on the sides.

8. Tie a bow with mix colored twine, secure it with the Tiny Attacher staples and it ready to set on card base.
Et voilà!
Previous post still open - 20 minutes to go and then I will draw a name for the goodies from my Etsy store!
Stéphanie xx

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Projects and a Giveaway!

The last weeks and last evenings, I was really busy finishing up gifts, shopping with my mother and law, appointments and all! But we are all in this same big boat - the craziness of December! It's not like we don't know in April or June that Christmas is coming! So here are a few of the items that i have completed for gifts - Loving the mix media canvases! ohhh would do them all day long...

Now for the giveaway portion of the post... I have receiving a few orders (thanks) and in the spirit of giving If you wish to win 1 of each of my items listed on my Etsy store leave a comment between now and tomorrow 2pm (Friday Dec 18) and I will draw a name. Please make sure to leave your name and I will announce the winner tomorrow!

This weekend it's crop time at The Scrapbox, if you have free time and you what to join us, make sure to call at see if their is available spots 613-745-2215! I can't wait... on my lists...finishing cards, a batch of ATC's and my classes for January 2010!

Big hugs
Stéphanie xx

Monday, December 14, 2009

Stayfunny Designs - My Etsy shop is up!

I finally made it!
My little shop is up!

Stayfunny Designs

So many things needs to be added in my profile, but at lease 5 items are there and ready to sell!

Thanks for visiting and soon I will have a blinkie available for you to add to your blog if you wish to help me pass the word about Stayfunny Designs!

Have a happy week!
Stéphanie xx

Friday, December 4, 2009

2010 Calendar class

Next Wednesday Dec 9 at 6pm we will be having creating this calendar for 2010 that is just around the corner! If you wish to join me call the store to reserve your spot at 613-745-2215!

Have a great Friday and a good weekend!

It's going to be a fun one for us... Tonight passing the evening and night at Loulou's for some crafting fun and then tomorrow it the Ottawa Help Santa Toy Parade and the Star wars gang will be there with our float and Stephane and I will participate! If you are looking for us Stephane will be a Tie Pilot walking beside the Float and i will be a Royal Guard on it with a White scarf and mittens! Hoping it's not too cold!
Hugs Stéphanie xx