Thursday, February 15, 2007

My second day as a blogger...

Well I survived my first blog… I do like the color scheme, and the way it looks. I still have a lot to learn, but I am working on it. I wanted to share something I did this past Fall. This particular stamp set was featured in Country Living Magazine. Here is a link to see:,,702630_702632,00.html?dst=rsscl The name of the set is Country Blessings but was sold as a whole kit with paper, stampin spots, ribbon and emblishments by Stampin’ UP as a kit called Autumn Elegance.

Below is a picture of a class I did using the set and also are the directions.

I used regular craft paint on the flower pot and painted ahead of time, so they would be dry for my class. I stamped with brown staz-on (rock & rolled method) and then just used a paintbrush and water-colored the pot.. I started using a blender pens, but it was easier and quicker using a paintbrush.
For coloring the leaves, it was really easy, they didnt look that good til they dried and blended... At first I didnt like them, now I do.. I brushed pretty much down the middle with the green then worked my way out with red, orange, and then a little yellow on the ends. I used the regular inks not the craft inks. I didnt want to have to worry about having to use a dryer and dry the pot. I also figured if I went over the lines(which I did) or I messed up completely I would just let it all dry and get out the craft paint I bought at the craft store and repaint the whole pot. I haven’t sealed the pot yet, not sure if I will yet or not... I guess if I really want to use it, I will.

I cased and added to all my stuff
the candle instructions I found on SCS(great free site)
The card was cased from a swap I did, and I added the two oval punches so I could demonstrate them as well. The plastic bag with the 4 pieces in it are actually Hershey's nugget candies with regular mailing labels stamped and wrapped around each nugget. Then I stamped a topper and packaged the candies in it. The holder with M&M's its a door holder,(kind you put on the doorknob) and I folded it over and used it...Some thought this was a window card it was not.....
The little bag is actually a legal envelope and its called a bag-alope(cant seem to find the directions but last year I saw a video on it)... I made two from one envelope.

I hope you liked what all I showed and if you have the set, please feel free to case your ideas and send them to me. I would really love to see.
Take care,


Stamperosity said...

These are lovely Deb. Love the colors and the outcome is FABULOUS! I look forward to checking in on your blog for your newest creations.

Alberta said...

Deb, welcome to the world of blogs!

I must compliment you on your tutorial, very clear instructions and the photos are awesome.

Keep it up!

Suzanne said...

Deb, You have created a wonderful blog! I am bookmarking it so I can easily check back often. My I put a link to your blog on my blog?

Lorie said...

Excellent job Deb! I'll be adding you to the list I check daily!

Stacy said...

What beautiful stuff, Deb! There are some terrific ideas to "take away" there.

Blogging is so much fun -- I'm glad you've joined us!

PSAH said...

Hey Deb!
Love the blog. Good luck w/ it and have fun!!

Wife2TJ said...

Beautiful job!!! Welcome to the blogging world!!! Look forward to seeing/hearing more.