Monday, September 30, 2019

T Stands for Time for Scrapbook Retreat Again!

"You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness" PS. 30:11 Memory verse for Week 6 of Revive Our  Hearts Esther Bible study.

I had a busy week last week and another coming up.  Almost forgot it is time to post for TSFT!  I love to join the tea party every week, but it sure comes around quickly!

I played with my Gelle plate back in August making prints with 3-d objects, instead of stencils.  Not pictured are some prints I made with a golf ball! LOL  I thought I had a photo, but can't find it.  You just put acrylic paint on your plate and then make a pattern randomly with an object. Then put your paper on for prints.  I love doing this!  I get many great backgrounds!  

So here s a card I made with the print on which I used the golf ball.  I thought it was so pretty I didn't want to cover it up!  I used a Downton Abby frame die on it, and then added a Happy Birthday 
die cut on it.  I tried to match the cardstock to the paint used.  The cardstock is Kiwi Kiss and Bermuda Bay from Stampin' Up and the the white base is from Michaels, 110 lb. Recollections White.

I have been packing up for another Scrapbook Retreat this week-end to a town near here, but far enough away to be getting a way! :)  Thursday thru Sunday.  I am taking several projects to work on; Christmas gifts, Scrapbook, and maybe some cards, too.
What is nice about the getaway, is our hostess prepares all the meals!  All I have to do is visit with the other 11 participants, craft, go walking if I want!  Very nice!  And I usually come back with lots of finished projects, too.  

I have packed up my craft items, and my cup too.  4 bags, my ikea tray and what is on it.
Then, a small bag of clothes, another tv tray, oh, and my laptop, phones, iPad, camera, a bag of snacks, night clock, fan, my electric tea kettle,  oh, my goodness, the list goes on and on.
When I leave, my car will be full!  You would think I was moving!  But when I get there, I am always amazed that others take at least 4 times more than I take.  I mean some even take extra tables!  You just want to make sure you have what you need, when you need it.  Oh, and sometimes we even make Walmart runs for something we ran out of , or Walgreens to print photos.  I have mine printed, but if I need another one or two, I have my Cannon Selphy printer, which I didn't list above! LOL   Let's join Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday.  Or almost! ;)

I wish you all a great week!  Happy T Day to the T gang!  Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, September 23, 2019

T Stands For Time Going Too Quickly!

"You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness" PS. 30:11 Memory verse for Week 6 of Revive Our  Hearts Esther Bible study.

How does, TSFT  come so quickly every week?  I am not ready!  In fact I have spent my morning, after my 3 mile walk, ( it was a most gorgeous morning) looking first for  my driver's license and next, directions to a friend's house.
After at least an hour, the second time through my purse, I found the driver's license right where it was supposed to be, only stuck to the back of my Kohl's card.  After, at least a couple more hours, I found the directions, in my address book ( right where they s/b)!  By now, I thought I was doing pretty good: walk, breakfast, (baked oatmeal & cinnamon toast at hubby's request), found two supposedly lost items.
Then I remembered, my blog post was not ready!  So, appropriately, here I sit with my cup of Lemon lift tea, trying to remember what I did this week, that I can show you. I played with a  Gelli plate print and took some photo of it and the card I made with it, and already mailed. I think she should have it by now, in case she stops in.

1. Die cut a mask of a shape you want to use.
2. Lay it over a gel print.  I used one on which I had done with several different stencils.
3. Paint with drk color acrylic paint over the whole thing.
4. Remove mask.
5. Cut panel and make card.
6. I also, now have a navy dragonfly to use.
I think it is pretty the way the gel print shows through the wings of the dragonfly. 

 If you go to the Mix ability challenge on SCS on my sidebar you can find a tutorial for this by Understand Blue for what she calls Faux Reductive Technique.

Here I cut it down and put on a white card base (Recollections 110 lb) and added a die cut Happy Birthday, which was gifted me.  I don't actually have the die, but a friend sent me some.

That is what I did last  week as far as being crafty. I forgot to show photos of my anniversary from the third.  We went out to eat at one of our favorite comfort food places, and also visited a Vets Memorial Walk.  I think my camera quit working, because I can't find the photos I took!  But here is one I took at home of my anniversary roses, my hubby surprised me with a few days before.  There were twelve, but by the time I took this, some were gone.  Evidently, red ones don't last as long as the peach, yellow, and pink, because they are the ones that drooped first. 

I hope you liked the technique.  I love trying new to me techniques.
I wish the T Gang over at Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover a wonderful TSFT! Head over there is you don't know what T Stands For Tuesday is all about.  Join the tea party if you want too; you can even have coffee or any other beverage you like.

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, September 16, 2019

T Stands For Stencil Smooshing Technique!

"Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted"  Matthew 23:12 Memory Verse for Week 4 of Revive Our Hearts Esther Bible study.

Today, I have been playing with an acrylic paint technique and an  oxide inks technique.  I will show you the one with the oxide inks.  This was done for our Try a New Technique Challenge on SplitcoastStampers today.  They directed us to this tutorial,  which I watched while doing this.

I applied gesso to my cardstock first.   Then I applied the oxide ink direct from the pad to the stencil.
I did this with four different ink colors and three different stencils.  After I applied  the ink to the stencil, I  spritzed it  with water a couple of times.  Then I laid the stencil down on the paper.    I did each stencil and even on top of the other, but I dried in between; I just dabbed with a paper towel.

Then I cut the paper down to the size  I wanted.  I chose where I liked the design best.  I will have leftovers for another card.  

My finished card:  I  added the piece to a turquoise base and added a thank you die cut. I want to play with this some more! 

For Elizabeth's T Stands For Tuesday over at Altered Book Lover, I have these photos for you.  I have been wanting to walk around this pond at a local shopping center.  A friend and I had lunch there, and then walked around the pond.  She took the photos for me. :)

 There is an island in the middle of the pond, and that is where the waterfall and little bridge are.
There were heron, too, but she didn't get a photo of them.  However there is something on top of the bridge.

And here I am with my water from lunch. :)

Have a wonderful week!  I am having fun in my craft room, hope you are doing some fun things, too.
Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, September 2, 2019

T Stands For Toilet Paper Technique!

"Who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14   (Week 4 Scripture Memory for Revive Our Hearts Esther Bible study)

Good afternoon blog followers!  Happy Labor Day to those in the USA and in Canada.  It is so quiet around here.  This morning there was no traffic out when I took my walk.  So nice!  Since we are retired, and our family lives far away, we have no special plans.  However, tomorrow, we will celebrate 53 years of marriage!  We have a special walk planned and maybe out to eat. I will share that next week.

I am joining Try It On Tuesday with a couple of projects for their In My Garden Theme.
For this card I began with a gelli print.  I stamped right on it in Memento Tuxedo Black and die cut with Sizzix stamps and dies.

 Next I used a scrap of  paper, that I think I had sprayed with Memory Mists for another project.  I thought it looked the color of clay pots, and I wanted to paper piece them on my project.  You can see here where I had already die cut the pots out.

Next I used a new technique for a Alpha Challenge on SCS to use toilet paper or the roll somehow on your project.  I put this toilet paper right on the ink pad to ink it up and then applied it to my card base for a background for my cacti, which by the way were in my rock garden at a previous home.  I thought this added some great texture.

This is the result.  This is my first submission for Try It On Tuesday.  Also, I will submit it for the Technique challenge for our Alpha Challenge, and the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS.  I cased a lovely card by asweetjewel aka Julie.

 Close up to show the little cacti and their pots.

Close up to show the texture and gel pen detail.

I hope the recipient likes her free hugs.  :)

My second project for In My Garden theme  for TIOT is this little bookmark/tag which I am also submitting for our Stamp2Spend Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.

 This was an image stamped on one of the tags I did last week with the sanitizer and oxide inks. 

I played with some die cuts from SU! Stylish Stems Framelits dies.  I finished with gel pen accents and fiber.

Now for my drink related post for TSFT over at Altered Booklover, where Elizabeth hosts this Tea party!

In July we had a ladies Bible study luncheon.  I just loved their decorations and discovered a new tea and just have to share it with you.  Those little suitcases are so adorable, and everyone had a different teacup!

Downton Abbey Tea!  I didn't know they had such a thing!  But of course it just makes since!
And I loved it.  I guess they have several flavors, too.  This was a Christmas one.  I even love the container! :)

Have a great week.  Happy T Day to the T Gang!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I love to hear from you, too.