Monday, April 29, 2019

T Stands For Technique

"He has risen!"  Matt. 28:6

Since Elizabeth wanted to know how I did her birthday card, I thought I would show all of you the technique I used.  It is a Watercolor Stencil Technique that I saw demonstrated by Loll Thompson.  However, I did it in the wrong order when I did the first cards with it, but liked the results better.
Today, I am demonstrating for you, doing it correctly!

First thing is to cut down some watercolor paper and put a stencil over it.  The rest of my sample photos will be with a different stencil.  I just forgot to photograph the other at this stage.  Now, when I made Elizabeth's card, I sprayed water on the stencil, then removed it and sprinkled the powders.  You pretty much get the same result.

However, Loll Thompson said to put powder on while stencil is on and spray with water then quickly remove the stencil.  I think this way is a lot messier than the way I did it!

After you take the stencil off, it looks like this and you will have to heat dry with a heat gun and blot some, too. 

It looks like this after drying.

My stencil was so wet with paint, I decided to turn it over on another piece of watercolor paper and get the reverse!  I just sit it on there and pushed down and then carefully removed the stencil.

So here is the reverse.

Here are all the prints I ended up with. I didn't like the brick as well, but I will use it for a card.  After these are all dry, I will cut down for backgrounds for cards.

Here are the two cards I made last week with them the first backgrounds I made my way: by spraying with water while the stencil was on, then taking off and sprinkling the powders on.

Elizabeth's Birthday Card

Here are the supplies I used besides paper towels to blot and the heat gun to dry.  The Aspen Trees was TCW and the bricks were MFT.

I hope I explained well enough.  If you have any questions, let me know.  I will try to answer or direct you to the Loll Thompson video.  I will say the Color Bursts are messy.  The color spreads when you try to clean it!  Remember the Cat in the Hat and the pink spot.  Well, this is like that, it just keeps growing as you try to clean it!  Last week, I even made a lot of baby wipe backgrounds with all the access color! LOL

For our Tea party over at Altered Book Lover's T Stands For Tuesday, may I leave you with this:

A card I made from mostly Fun Stampers Journey supplies.  the Embossing Folder is SU!.

Sorry everyone for not getting around last week.  I have been really sick and finally went to the dr. last Friday.  I got some meds, and am finally starting to feel human again!  I t seems I had bronchitis. So thank you for all who stopped by last week and offered well wishes.  I really appreciated them.  Thank you for stopping by this week.  I will be around to see you.  Happy T Day!

Monday, April 22, 2019

T Stands For Tea and Craft Haul!

"He has risen!"  Matt. 28:6

Good day!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!  We did go to church for a wonderful service, but we didn't stay for their dinner after words as we both have terrible colds and coughs.  We came home, ate our Easter dinner of pork chops, carrots, potatoes, fresh pineapple and deviled eggs, and then both of us took meds and naps! 

I had planned to do an art journal page for today for three of the challenges, but only got the prep part done.  So, I will show you my haul from the craft garage sale at our local scrapbook store from a couple of weeks ago.

First, I will show you what I bought for 50 cents on the first day of the sale.
  I spent a whole afternoon copying the sheet and cutting labels and putting on the backs of the stamps.  I think my afternoon's entertainment was worth 50 cents! :)

Then I went back on the following Friday for half price day and spent $30.00!  I got these two really nice  plastic storage bins for $4.00 each and already have them full of my 6x6 pads.  Got some more 6x6 paper pad 12x12 paper pad, assorted stamps; one is  Rubbernecker, some rub ons, and  two really nice 12 x 12 albums! One is tan and one is light blue.  They were brand new and one at least is CM.  I paid 3.50 for one and 5.00 for the other.  I think it is a pretty good haul for $30.00!


This little plastic case came with this tool and all kinds of accessories for 1.50.  The case was worth that, and you can see the accessories have big prices on them.  I have looked up on you tube to see how use this Imaginisce works.  Pretty neat.  I haven't tried it yet.  But I suppose I will get $1.50 entertainment out of it.

And here is one of my favorite cups with a great tea.  I just found this in my pantry today.  Our daughter must have left this at Christmas.  She found it in the store in Georgia, but I have never been able to find it here.  But I am enjoying a cup this afternoon.

Have a happy T Day.  Check the rest of the TSFT  Tea party over at Bleubeard's & Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover.   Happy Bearthday to our hostess, Elizabeth!
Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

T Stands For VSN Totally Done!

Psalms 37:4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."

I am late because with the TSFT post because I wanted to finish my VSN cards so I could take a photo of all of them and post.  For those that don't know VSN is Virtual Stamp Night, but it isn't just one night. It takes place on the SplitcoastStampers  website, and we  had 3 challenges for the mini in March and this past week-end we had 17 challenges.  Our theme Was From Here to There, and the challenges were very inspiring.  I was one of the hostesses and my challenge was:

For our From Here to There VSN  , I think we should take a romantic cruise! And our challenge will be to make an anniversary, wedding, Valentine or just an I love you card. But then you must include items on the card that begin with the letters

S H I P.
S. Sahara Sand, sea, sand
H. Hearts
I. Iris
P. Postage stamp

The gallery turned out wonderful with the cards this challenge inspired.  So, I had a fun week-end crafting and stamping and cruising the galleries and admiring wonderful inspiring cards!
Here is the photo of all my finished cards.  I now have birthday, Thinking of you, graduation, Valentine, and even Christmas cards in my stash!  If you look closely, you will see at least 2 cards with teacups and teapots on them.  Do you see them?

And below are some of my favorites:
This card was the sample I made for my challenge:

S. Spellbinders circle die
H happy birthday
I. I love you
P. Polka dot EF
My romantic birthday card for my DH.

For my husband's upcoming birthday.

One challenge was to make a pinwheel!

I always like VSN because I learn new techniques!  Below we were challenged to do a

Coffee Filter Technique:  You  drop different color  re-inker drops in a plate, then you put the coffee filter in it, and swoosh it around.  Then you wad the coffee filter up.  Then un wad and cut down and use some how on a card.

coffee filter after doing the process.  I heat dried with heat gun before cutting down. 

And I cut a square and glued it around a square piece of cardstock then mounted whole thing on a white base.  I added gold die cuts.  Done!    Great technique for a different background;.  or you art journalists could use this technique!
That is just some of the challenges.  I thought you might be interested in them.  SplitcoastStampers always has a lot of inspiration and challenges.  

Thank you everyone for the Happy Blogoversary wishes on my last post!  I really appreciate it.
Thanks for stopping by!  Go on over to Bleubeard's & Elizabeth's to see the rest of the tea gang and how they celebrate TSFT!
Happy Tea Day!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Happy 6th Blogoversary to Foxy Stamping!

Psalms 37:4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."

Six years ago April 5th, 2013,  I posted my first post to my Blog.  My grandson had set me up, and I was ready to go!  I cannot believe I have been blogging that long. If I figured up the numbers right this is the 213th post! I have gotten to know bloggers from all over the world,
and have learned a lot of craft techniques as well as learning about new tools!  Also, lately I have learned about artists and musicians, poets and a lot of other useful knowledge, and maybe some not!  But, I am smiling, because I have really enjoyed the journey.  I have enjoyed all of you, my blogger friends!  Thank you for going with me on this journey and for all your inspiration!

I am celebrating by joining in three challenges today: Try It on Tuesday (to use at least two stencils on our project) and Art Journal Journey with the theme "Having Fun' and More Mixed Media, anything goes with optional yellow.  I always want to join in, but never seem to get it done!  So today as part of my celebrating I am doing these three challenges.

I love working with stencils and think I used 4 different ones counting the letter stencils.  The having fun just made me think of all the fun I am now having because the sun is out and it is warm enough to walk!  So I am having fun in the sun.  I should have put birds on here, because I have been seeing birds again!  Hindsight is great!  Anyway, I sure did have some fun getting dirty with ink and paint! I use a 7x10 Canson 98 lb. book for my technique journal.   Thanks for looking

Here is my journal page:

You can't see the sparkle and there is lots of sparkle with the silks and I added Wink of Stella to the butterfly.
The only item not in the photo are the Bible art stamps I added because it needed something. But, I wanted it to look bright and sunny.
That is my project today. If you follow the links above you will see some wonderful projects for inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate my Blogoversary!