Friday, April 3, 2009

Inkurable Stampers - April 09 Challenge!

Well, I can hardly believe that it has been a year since my baby Inkurable Stampers was launched! To celebrate, this month's challenge theme was inspired by Inkurable's signature colours!

Your task this month is to create something (anything!) using the colour combo of Orange, Black, and White.

Here is what I created as my example:


It's a shadow box frame that I have created using stamps from the new Butterflies stamp set from Darkroom Door. I also used stamps from the Wildflower set.

Here is a close up so you can see how dimensional the butterflies are:


You can't really tell from the photo but they are a bit shimmery too as I spritzed them with Pearl Glimmer Mist. :)

It is now proudly hanging on my lounge room wall. :)

You can check out more photos with details of how I made it, as well as the full challenge details here.

And what would a birthday be without a birthday party? I'm hosting a Cyberstamp this weekend which kicks off tonight with a challenge, some chat, and a game of bingo! Full details here. I hope you'll come along and join in the fun!

~Sarah~

I'm skywatching again!

It's been a while since I've done a Skywatch post, but when I saw this jet stream in the sky the other day I knew it would be a good excuse to join in the fun again!


I've seen a couple of them in that exact spot lately - must have been the perfect conditions for jet streams on those days! LOL!

This is the view from my back deck. I never get sick of it! :)

See more skies from around the world here. Happy Skywatch Friday!

~Sarah~

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I've been a bit MIA.....

Hello again! No - I haven't disappeared! I've just been really busy of late doing all sorts of things!

I've been doing some more guest design work for Darkroom Door and have been creating up a storm for the online gallery and to display at the recent SIA Trade Show booth! Unfortunately I can't share any of it with you yet, but as soon as I can I will! :) There's heaps of stuff - cards, layouts, ATC's, and a few cool off the page projects, including a clock!

What I can show you however, are the ATC's I made for the recent Darkroom Door Filmstrips swap:


I used Filmstrips from the Wilderness Collection as well as the wilderness Wordstrips. I cut out the wordstrips and inked them with TH Distress inks before adhering them to the ATC's/

The background paper is by Rose Moka, which I have stamped at the bottom using a splatter stamp from the Darkroom Door "Artist" stamp set and Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain.

Here is a pic of the one I got to keep:


Don't you just love the image in that Filmstrip? It looks like some magical forest inhabited by fairies and pixies. :)

Here's a close up (sorry - the colour is a little dodgy):


I attached brads to the sides of the filmstrips for added interest and to enhance the rustic look of the ATC's.


In other exciting news, it's the 1st birthday of my challenge blog Inkurable Stampers! There will be celebrations all month long, and I will be hosting a Cyberstamp Birthday Party Weekend this weekend (April 3rd - 5th) so make sure you stop by for some fun and games! :)

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Thanks for visiting! I'll be back soon! I promise! :)

~Sarah~