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Thursday, June 28, 2012

"Chinese Medallion Card" Melt Art Texture Tread Series for Blockheads Part 3!

Hello Stamping Friends!
I'm back with another Melt Art Texture Tread project and this time its an awesome Chinese inspired card featuring a gold UTEE medallion!


I've been working on some Melt Art projects for Blockheads Paper Arts for the last couple of weeks and so far you've seen a gold UTEE bracelet and a pendant made with clear UTEE with Perfect Pearls mixed in to give it a luscious shimmer!  Click on the two photos below to go directly to those tutorials if you missed them! 



This time I'm excited to share a mixed media project with a Chinese theme!  The gold UTEE medallion really makes a dramatic statement don't you think!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Announcing Third Coast Rubber Stamps New Challenge Blog!

Hello Everyone!

I'm delighted to let you all know about Third Coast Rubber Stamps new Challenge Blog and I'm super excited because I'm also the Challenge and Contest Coordinator and boy do I have lots of fun planned for you guys ;0)

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 July 1st is our grand launch and we're celebrating in style with a month long Launch Contest perfect for Christmas in July.  So come and "Deck our Blog with Boughs of Holly" and join the celebrations!  There will be surprise prizes going on through out the month so you don't want to miss a thing ;0)

I'm sure many of you already have a nice stash of Third Coast Rubber Stamps but if you're unfamiliar with this amazing company then here's a little bit of info for you before you dash off to peruse their extensive catalog of unmounted stamps ;0)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Spring's Muse B-Day card - Third Coast Creative Coterie Project

Happy Friday again!
Wow, the weeks are sure flying by and summer is finally here!  Yippie :0)
Check out this birthday card I created for my precious sister, Paula, so no peeking Sissypoo until it arrives in your mitts ;0)


This absolutely gorgeous stamp is called Spring's Muse (LS-010-V) by Third Coast Rubber Stamps.  Summer, Autumn and Winter completes the set and while you're checking them out also take a peek at the elements fairies, Air, Water, Fire and Earth too!  They're all so divine :0)
I had an absolute ball colouring her and I'm very pleased with how my card turned out :0)

Spring's Muse (LS-010-V) Third Coast Rubber Stamps

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Clear UTEE Texture Tread Pendant!

Hello Everyone!
I'm back today with another Melt Art Texture Tread project!



Last week I showed you how to make a really cool bracelet with gold UTEE disc shaped pieces and now I've got a pendant to share that was made the same way but this time I mixed in a surprise ingredient!  Click on the photo below if you missed the bracelet project!


Monday, June 18, 2012

Blockheads ETP Challenge Ends June 21st!

Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a fabulous Father's Day weekend ;0)
Just a quickie reminder that my ETP Technique Challenge over at Blockheads Paper Arts closes this Wednesday!  Don't let those awesome prizes get away from you!


Don't know what ETP stands for?  It's Embossed Toilet Paper...yep, it's still a shocker seeing toilet paper mentioned in a stamping related post LOL :0)

The ETP needs some time to dry coz you use lots of water with your embossing folders to create really unique handmade papers to be used as backgrounds or embellishments so start embossing now!!

Check out my tutorial on Blockheads' Rubber Stamping Techniques page.

Play around, have loads of fun and then share your creations by entering the Blog Hop Technique Challenge on Blockheads' Blog for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate, there's a code you need to add to your blog for your entry to count but its super easy to do and all the info is located on the techniques page, and if you don't have a blog you can also enter via our Facebook Group instead for a chance to win your choice of a 4" x 5" set of Blockheads' stamps cut on cling cushion!  Awesome right!  So what do you say, want to play with us?!

You don't have to use Blockheads stamps to enter but of course we'd love it if you did and you don't even have to own an embossing/die cutting machine either if you've got a friend who will let you borrow an embossing folder, or better yet, persuade her to take the challenge too and make a day of it ;0)  The challenge closes on June 21st so you've only got a few days left!

Check out my ETP projects and the ones created by my fellow Blockheads Design Team mates PLUS the awesome entries submitted so far by clicking on the links in the inlinkz collection below!
I look forward to seeing yours there shortly too ;0)

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents

Friday, June 15, 2012

Melt Art Fun with Ranger's Texture Treads!

Happy Friday Everyone!
I've been having a fantastic time playing around with one of Ranger's new Melt Art Texture Treads.  I've got a variety of projects to share using the Floral Flourish Texture Tread which is now available through Blockheads Paper Arts.  They have 4 of the 6 available designs for you to choose from.  If you haven't played around with UTEE for a while you're going to want to dust off your Melting Pots and give these new Texture Treads a whirl!


What is a Texture Tread you ask, well basically it's a design on a sheet of black flexible rubber that will withstand the heat of the UTEE.  We've all played around with pressing our rubber stamps into melted UTEE many times but what's really unique about these rubber sheets is that the same design comes embossed on one side and then debossed as a mirror image-negative on the same Texture Tread!  How cool is that!

For my first project I made a bracelet with gold UTEE and the Floral Texture Tread and poured the UTEE directly onto the Tread.


Friday, June 8, 2012

'Melia Amulet' Bendomino Necklace Published in Altered Arts Magazine...a 3rd Coast Creative Coterie project!

Happy Friday Everyone!


I'm very pleased to finally be able to share my altered bendomino necklace that was published in Altered Arts Winter 2011-12 issue with you all and also share the news that I'm on Third Coast Rubber Stamps Creative Coterie again this year, woohoo ;0)

Before you dash over to DominoART to check out my tutorial I just want to quickly remind you all that I've got a DominoART design team call going on at the moment!  I've got 2 wonderful DominoARTists signed up already and will be introducing them very soon so stay tuned for that!  All the DT info is here if you're interested in becoming a DominoARTist too! 

Please stop by my DominoART blog for the full tutorial on how to create this eye-catching necklace featuring my signature "Sharpie Domino Queen" technique!

Stamps used are available from Third Coast Rubber Stamps
VB-011-K Melia Mermaid
VB-013-G Seashorse 


Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents

Sunday, June 3, 2012

DominoART Design Team Call!

Attention Bloggers!

I'm currently holding a DominoART Design Team call!  If you're interested in being a DominoARTist then check out all the details on the DominoART Blog!  I hope you'll come and join my world of altered game art and I look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations :0)
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents

Friday, June 1, 2012

An Elegant Card for a Special Occasion using my ETP for Blockheads' Technique Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!

Just one more sleep to go until the weekend so just in case you're attending a special event here's an elegant card idea for you!  This design is pretty with soft hues and would be suitable for a wedding or an anniversary and even a girl's graduation card!  But for me it's a wedding card and the use of the goddess is a fun alternative to an image of a bride ;0)


 I think I've taken toilet paper to a whole new level of elegance here don't you!  Yep, you read that right, I used another one of my handmade embossed toilet paper creations for the background.  I used an Art Deco Cuttlebug embossing folder on this one and was inspired to go with an Art Nouveau colour scheme and the layout of the sketch challenge #148 over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I used the goddess frieze from the Greco-Roman sheet (top right) and the Congratulations sentiment from my favourite Verses sheet.  Both are exclusive Blockheads Paper Arts' sets.

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