Tuesday, June 16, 2009

So here's what I think I'll do...

Hi, all!!

I have to tell you am super-excited to be learning all about stamping with Jennifer McGuire and her "Thinking Inking" class over at Two Peas for the next several weeks (Um, NINE!)...so excited that I really wanted to keep my energy up for playing along and yours as well. So here is what I decided I wanted to do.

Each week, if you show me that you've played along by linking me to your post at Two Peas or on your blog or somewhere (anywhere, really!), I will enter you in a drawing for some stamping supplies. This week I think it'll be a pad of some of the awesome Ranger Distress Ink we're learning about (I have some "Pine Needles" ready for a good home) as well as some fun limited edition BasicGrey doodle stamps! Each week I'll do the same thing until we have some kind of fun grand giveaway at the end of the class! So how about it? Start linking me up! To get you started, here are a few I did after watching Jen's video....

Here is the finished project:

Supply List: Hero Arts stamps, Ranger Distress Ink, BasicGrey PP and Bling It, Bazzill CS, Uniball Signo Pen, Heidi Swapp Mask and more....

Here are the tags in process as I was working on them:

This first tag is the water wicking technique (gone a little wrong down the middle - ha!), then water stamping and finally the masking! I had such fun doing these and I never would have tried these techniques on my own.

Here's more as I was developing them into cards:

And finally a bit of detail....
So go on! I want to see what you've done! Link me up so I can enter you to win some goodies! :)

Oh!!! And before I forget....Studio Calico's Sneak Peek of their July Kit is now up on their site and let me tell you, it's amazing!! Here's a little sample of a project I've done with this new kit. I can't wait to have some time to work with it a little more!

Happy Tuesday & Happy Scrapping! I've got a little boy who's birthday is coming up on Thursday and as he says "I'm so 'cited!" :)



Shanz said...

OK Kelly,
I'm going to try to do this! Maybe if I have to be semi accountable, I'll actually commit! :) Your cards are gorgeous and tell you little man "Happy Birthday!"

Jocelyn said...

Love these techniques and I want to try them out!!!! Have a great day! :)

iammaryburke said...

Here is a link to the card I made using the Tim Holtz distress inks and the blending tool.


texmorg said...

I cant ever remember seeing a card on your blog Kelly and these are wonderful. I am so inspired by all of Jennifers projects she is amazing and makes it all look so easy.
Cant wait for the next instalment.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...
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Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

OOPS! I deleted my last post! Too bad we just can't edit them!!

Love what you did with Jennifer's class! The blue tag looks awesome with the black and white embellies!!!

And love that sneak peak for Studio Calico.. yum!

ShellyJ said...

Very cool! Love the sneak :) and a Happy Birthday for you little dude!

Maggie said...

luv luv the cards and the stamping techniques.

Kirsty Wiseman said...

Ok I am so going to ink tonight. I inked a project two days agao but its nothing like these babies. Im really into the huge tags right now... please make them BG fashionable!
And the sneak is far too delish for words

Jennifer said...

you are an angel.
you are an amazing artist.
you are so kind.

adore you. so much.

this rocks!

Larajc said...

seriously fun projects here! Love your work!

TRace said...

Hi Kelly...Loving your tags and cards!! Loving Jennifer's classes too! So much fun getting all inky. Here is a card I made with the water stamping technique: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32198792@N08/3636383149/

Here are a few of the tags I made with the same technique: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32198792@N08/3636407479/
Thanks for a chance to win :)

Sarah said...

Love what you came up with for Jennifer's class!! Such a fun class and so great to see what everyone is making.
Here's one of mine:

Thanks. :)
Sarah M

April said...

What you did with these is beautiful Kelly!! Amazing job. :)

I did a couple of cards today with some of the techniques from the first 2 videos. Here's the link to them on my blog...


Thanks for the chance to win some goodies. You rock!
- April

Becs Attwood said...

Love your projects. My distress ink supplies are pretty limited, but here's what I've come up with.

(can't get link to work - I guess you can just copy & paste this address?)

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

love these techniques...very Tim inspired :)))
I made a few tags for the Inkadinkado gallery...check them out here! http://lovinlifescrapinit.blogspot.com/2009/02/inkadinkado-tags.html
hope they can count towards your inky challenge...if not hope you like em anyways :) have an awesome dad's day!!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Here are my daughters creations!

She made a father's day card from a tag (distress inks, blending tool, resist stamping); and three tags (distress inks, water and inks, inked a flower, resist stamping).. She used Hero Arts stamps, Ranger inks, Ranger tools, and an Autumn Leaves stamp!


Thanks for the fun 'show us Jen's class' challenge!

Robin Tarbert said...

Here's my creations for Week 1, Part 1. We went away on a mini vacation the end of the week so I haven't had time to try parts 2 & 3 yet but can't wait. I'm really looking forward to trying water stamping!


Thanks for the chance to win!
Robin T

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...


Here is my finished project:

And here are the 'before' shots!:

Thanks again for the challenge!

Carolyn E said...

Not sure which post I should have left my card on, so please excuse my double post!

Here is one of my cards from part 3...http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1502602

Jenny B in Indy said...

I made a few cards. I'm not a cardmaker and don't claim to be but, I tried, tee hee.
I also don't have the blending tool (yet, LOL) that Jen uses in her video so I just edge inked both my cards.

I loooove inking!!
Thanks for the challenge Jen & Kelly!

krolski (kathy) said...

Hi Kelly, how generous of you! I love what you've made and love Jennifer's class too. Here is my link:

Cecca said...

Your project is gorgeous!
I thought I'd let you know I've just blogged about your lovely giveaway: http://whetnallwatercolours.blogspot.com/2009/06/craft-giveaways.html