February 28, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps March Blog Hop

Hiya!!

Its release day at The Alley Way Stamps!! YAY!! There are 3 new sets, plus a mini set free with purchase over $40 (details below!!) AND do you want a chance to win all 3 new sets!?!?! Details are below!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I'm featuring the new mini set Small Talk! I also used a yummy color combo of Mint, Grey and Gold!! First i used a big tag die to make a card. Then i used the paint swipes from TAWS True Colors and stamped the big one with Hero Art's mint ink.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Next i added a mint pattern washi tape and layered it over the paint swipes. I used some gold ink spray, but instead of spraying, i opened the bottle and flicked the spray straw. I then set the card base aside to dry.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I inked up the For My Crafty Friend word bubble with grey pigment ink and stamped it on some white scrap paper. When it was dry i cut it out and adhered it to my card base. Last i added a few grey enamel dots!

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Are you ready for your chance to win ALL 3 NEW SETS?!? 

If YOU want to be that lucky person, all you have to do is comment on the hop! 

You can pick and choose which ones you want to do, but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Here are ways you can win: 


2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)

3-Post about it on facebook or your blog

4-Like us on Facebook

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(leave a separate comment for each that you do)

You have until Tonight at 9:00PM TAWS time to leave them!



This fun mini set, Small Talk, is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of March (starting March 1)!!! Nothing to do but shop.. this little guy will be added to your package!

BE Inspired #49 will go live March 1!
Now, time to get hopping!!!  

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Small Talk (available tonight at 9pm TAWS time), True Colors
Ink: Hero Arts - Mint, Memento Ink - Grey
Washi Tape: Scotch Decorative Masking Tape - Mint Mosaic
Enamel Dots: My Minds Eye - Wicked
Ink Spray: Mister Huey's - Gold


February 27, 2014

Thank You

Hey there!!

I'm stopping by with a card i made for WPlus 9 Designs Birthday Celebration Week - Stretch It Challenge. And by stretch it they mean doing something new or takes you out of your comfort zone. I tried a new stencil technique i learn at the Online Card Class:Stencils.

ETA (edited to add) - I'm entering this into Moxie Fab's Styling With Stencils Challenge!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps
I used watercolor with a stencil and it didn't turn out as bad as i thought!! I will definitely be doing this again. I washi taped a stencil to some watercolor paper and pulled out my watercolors. I started with a light purple, then went to a dark purple, then to a dark blue and finally to a lighter blue. It was messy and i love how the look isn;t crisp and has darker areas!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

While that was drying i stamped four feathers in purple and blue pigment ink, then cut them out. When the watercolor panel was dry, i wrapped black ribbon around it and tied it in a knot.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Last i added the feathers and stamped the sentiment, Thank You at the bottom.

Thank you for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: WPLus 9 Designs - Fanciful Feathers
Stencil: Heidi Swapp - HS01148
Ink: Memento Luxe - Tuxedo Black, Sweet Plum, Nautical Blue

February 26, 2014

Love Will Never Fail You

Hello!!!

How is everyone? Well .... its cold again and later this week... yep you guess it! More SNOW!!! I think we will have snow still hanging around until June!!! But anyway i'm sharing a nice spring card to brighten your day!!

I followed the color part of Unity's Be Inspired Challenge:


I started by using my Inktense colored pencils and coloring thick lines down a panel of watercolor paper. Then i used water to spread the color up just shy of the line above it, these made a white stripe in between each color.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps
Once that was dry i stamped the flower image in brown ink. I debated on weather to color in or do something with the flowers, but i moved on with the sentiment and at the end decided it really didn;t need anything else (and i didn't want to mess it up and have to start again! lol)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I used a die cut circle, also from watercolor paper, to stamped the sentiment. Then i used the dark blue colored pencil and colored small lines along the right sides of the word Love. Then with a just wet (but not too wet) brush i pulled out the blue to create shadows. I also used some brown dye ink and little mixed with the blue colored pencil. I then went in and smooth the stamped ink a bit too.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

After the circle was dry, i added it to my card base with foam dots. I trimmed the corner of the card to match the curve of the circle. Last i added a few sequins that matched each colored stripe.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. - Countryside Blooms
Inktense Colored Pencils: Sea Blue, Apple Green, Sun Yellow
Sequins: Neat and Tangled

February 25, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps - Sneak Peek #1

Hiya!!

Today kicks off The Alley Way Stamps March Release Sneak Peeks!!! Today i'm giving you a sneak of the new Got It Covered set!! Make sure you stop by the TAWS blog today for your chance at winning this set!!

For the Sneak i made a set of mini cards!! And i do mean mini!! They measure about 1.75 x 2.25 inches! I used an old, old die, its back when Life Style crafts was Quick Kutz!! I cut out 6 mini cards from white card stock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Next i used pigment ink and to stamp the background on each mini card. Next i pulled out some watercolor paper scraps and stamped all the cute little images. I used distress markers to color them and then cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Then i stamped some of the sentiments from the set and added the images to each mini card with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hop over to the TAWS blog today for your chance at winning this set!!! And stop by over the next couple days for more sneak peeks of the new March release stamp set!!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Got It Covered (available this weekend)
Distress Markers
Pigment Ink- Various Memento Luxe's
Mini Card - Quick Kutz (very old die)

February 23, 2014

Always Here

Hey!!

Today i am sharing a card i made for Runway Inspired Challenge. The inspiration is this photo:


I started with a triangle pattern form The Alley Way Stamp set Bitty Borders. I stamped a long strip of it on watercolor paper. Then i used distress markers to color in stripes. I used the red, yellow, blue and black that is in the inspiration photo. I also colored the triangles twice to darken the colors.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps
Since my strip was so long first adhered in across my card base then trimmed. I stamped the sentiment above this first strip. Then i adhered the remaining strip next to the sentiment, trimmed it and then added the remaining piece above it.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps: Bitty Borders, Speak Easy
Distress Markers: Festive Berries, Faded Jean, Squeezed Lemonade, Black Soot


February 21, 2014

Re-BE Inspired Challenge #48

Hiya!!

It's time for a TAWS Be Inspired Challenge! The photo inspiration is yummy and there is a prize if you play along! So go.... go to the craft room! I'm also linking this card up with Retro Sketches!!


I love the pink and grey color combo! I found some cool grey vintage buttons that i just had to use on my card! I started with a pink card base and following the sketch added a grey panel in the upper left.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps
Then i stamped the cute little kelp's on pink and grey card stock and cut them out. With foam tape i added 3 pink ones to the grey panel.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I stamped the sentiment and added the grey kelp to the pink card base. Last i added the grey buttons.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will play along, you still have a week, so get crafting!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Castaways
Vintage Buttons

February 20, 2014

Love You Still

Hey there!!

Well yesterday it got to 40 degrees!! Yep i said 40!!! By afternoon i didn;t even need a jacket!! Of course now we are swimming with all the melting snow, and there is still a ton of snow left to melt!! And today its going to rain!! But don't worry winter is not over!! Next week its cold again! Yay!! (can you detect the sarcasm??!?!  :D )

Anyway today have a card i made for Wplus 9 Designs Birthday Celebration. The challenge is Trends, and i picked sequins! I have some really really old ones that are mainly primary colors, but late last year i got a pack of hologram ones from Neat & Tangled and they included a sample pack (isn;t that nice?!?!). This sample pack (as i call it) has lots of different colors and sizes of sequins, and wouldn;t you know i use those sequins the most. In fact i have yet use the pack that i bought!! :) Funny how things happen like that!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps
I started my card by using the watercolor technique i saw on Wplus 9's blog last week. I colored the wreath with my distress markers, using 2 greens and 2 pinks. Then i sprayed the stamp with pearlized water and stamped it on watercolor paper.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I did the same thing with the sentiment inside the wreath and the banner. For the sentiment in the banner, i didn;t use water because the font is really small and fine and you have to be able to read it you know! :D

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I really really like the look of this!! I have a feeling i will be doing this a lot!!! So anyway i trimmed the watercolor panel and mounted it on my card base with foam tape. Last i added a few sequins!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Wplus 9 Designs - Valentine Wishes
Distress Markers - Festive Berries, Forest Moss, Worn Lipstick, Mowed Lawn, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo.
Sequins: Neat & Tangled

February 18, 2014

Coffee

Hey there!!

Click here if you are looking for my 2013 WCMD How To Video.

Today i have a card i made for Addicted to CAS Challenge and for Moxie Fab Challenge: Happy for Hexagons! I have these enamel hexagon's i haven;t used yet, so i figured this would be a perfect time to get them out!!


And since the word at Addicted to CAS was coffee, i pulled out The Alley Way's Breakfast Club set. I stamped the cup on a Kraft tag, one white cardstock and some white/grey chevron pattern paper from my stash. I cut out the chevron piece and the white oval and adhered them to my tag, the oval with a foam dot. I also added a little bit of white and silver hemp at the top of the tag.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Next i used the cup stain stamp and stamped a few of those on my card base. I stamped the sentiment with dark brown ink, but i stamped it off first.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I adhered the tag to the card base over the cup stains. Last i added silver glitter enamel hexagon's!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Breakfast Club
Ink: PTI - Classic Kraft, Soft Stone, Dark Chocolate
Enamel Hexagons: Basic Grey - Candy Buttons
Hemp: Darice - Metallic


February 14, 2014

Flippin' Birthday

Hey!!

Ok this is my last card for PTI 7th Anniversary! Here are the colors i used and the sketch:


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I die cut and stamped the individual flip flops. Adding glitter to the hearts and flowers. I adhered them to my orange card base. Then i stamped the sentiment Have a flippin' great birthday!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Nice and CAS!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: PTI - Flipping Out
Dies: PTI - Flipping Out
Cardstock: PTI - Orange Zest
Ink: PTI - Simply Chartruse, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Smokey Shadow
Glitter Glue: Stickles - Star Dust

Kraft Thank You

Hiya!!

Yep another card for PTI's 7th Anniversary!! I am also entering this in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Get Krafty!

These are the colors and sketch i followed:



I started with aqua mist card stock and added a strip that inked up with ripe avocado since i don;t have that PTI color cardstock. I used Mat Stack 1 and die cut some Kraft.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I already had the flowers cut and the leaves were left over from previous cards. I used a hole punch to get the flower centers, just inking them up with hawaiian shores. I stamped the sentiment, then added the flowers

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Nice and easy! Have a great day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: PTI - Happy Trails
Die: PTI - Mat Stack 1, Turning a New Leaf, Blooms
Ink: PTI - Ripe Avocado, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist