Eclectic In-Colors — FMS189

It’s another Wednesday, and that means it’s time for another sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  This week, our good friend from down under is our hostess, and she has a great sketch for us.  Narelle is so talented at making multi-layered cards look clean and easy, so it’s no surprise that her sketch has some fun layers.

I pulled out a beloved stamp set that has gotten a little dusty on my shelf, Kinda Eclectic.  I used some of the new In-Colors with it — Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, and Tip Top Taupe.

Krafty Eclectic

I started by embossing the sunburst image with some Crushed Curry embossing powder (retired now).  The sentiment is from the Another Thank You photopolymer set.

Krafty Eclectic Close UpWe hope you’ll join us and play along with this challenge.  It’s always fun for us to see what’s in the gallery each week.  Meanwhile, you can hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team made for some inspiration.  You’ll see lots of beautifully creative and very different interpretations for this sketch.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

An Eclectic Mix with Gesso

KE Card 5

I really love the look of the Typeset dsp painted with a layer of gesso.  Gesso can be found in the art supply section of your craft store.  Now I’m no expert on this, but I think it’s kinda like a primer for artists’ paintings.  It adds a little texture, and I love how it just mutes the paper when you lightly apply it.

It does take a little while to dry, and then you’ll also need to allow some time for any images you stamp on it to dry as well.

KE Card 5 Close UpI know I’ve used this stamp set so much, but I still love it, and I hope you do too.

All of the convention display stampers are posting their projects to a special Pinterest board so you can see all of the display projects in one convenient place.  Just click on the button below to see it.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

A Kinda Eclectic Scrapbook Page

KE ScrapbookI’ll bet you’ve figured out by now that Kinda Eclectic is probably my favorite new stamp set in the annual catalog this year.  So I figured that it was the perfect set to scrapbook one of my favorite photos of my youngest child.

KE Scrapbook Close Up 1I started by layering some Typeset dsp, which I had painted with a layer of gesso, and some of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum behind the photo.  I wrinkled up a doily and layered some pretty ribbons as well.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed with white Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I added some stamping on the Crumb Cake page and some sequins.  And then I embellished with lots of butterflies.

This page was made for the convention display boards to show how once could use the Kinda Eclectic stamp set for scrapbooking.  Since this set is perfect for layering, it is a great set for scrapbooking.

All of the convention display stampers are posting their projects to a special Pinterest board so you can see all of the display projects in one convenient place.  Just click on the button below to see it.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

An Eclectic Frame

KE 3d 1Here’s a picture frame I decorated using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set for the convention display boards.  I bought a plain wood frame from a big box store for $1.  I painted it white with some acrylic paint.  After it dried, I spritzed it with a mixture of Pool Party ink and rubbing alcohol a few times, until the color was as dark as I desired.

KE 3d 1 Close Up 1Once that was dry, I stamped on the frame and added some embellishments for decoration.

KE 3d 1 Close Up 2This was an easy project.  Now I need to make another one that I can keep.

All of the convention display stampers are posting their projects to a special Pinterest board so you can see all of the display projects in one convenient place.  Just click on the button below to see it.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!


A Double Dose of Kinda Eclectic

One of the stamp sets for which I made samples for the convention display boards was Kinda Eclectic.  This was my favorite set, and I still love it!  I’ll share two of the cards I made using it today.

KE Card 3 I used the color combo of Hello Honey, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, and Coastal  Cabana on this one.

KE Card 3 Close UpI also used a couple of the In Color sequins on the centers of the butterflies and some Basic Gray baker’s twine as well.  Lots of fun stuff on this card!

KE Card 4I used a similar color combo with this card — just substituting Pistachio Pudding for the Calypso Coral.

KE Card 4 Close UpI used some more of the In Color Sequins and some of the Lullaby dsp.  I pierced holes around some card stock punched with the Extra-Large Oval punch using the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack.

All of the convention display stampers will be pinning their projects as they post them to a special board on Pinterest.  It will be a great place to see all of the projects that were on display for the three convention stamp sets plus some Project Life samples as well.  You can just click on the button below to see the Pinterest board.


Enjoy your Tuesday!  Be sure to come back tomorrow as I’m hosting the next challenge for Freshly Made Sketches.  Thanks for stopping by!

Convention Swap #2

Greetings from our last day of Stampin’ Up’s annual convention (sniff, sniff).  I have another one of my swap cards to share with you today.  All of the stampers who made projects for the Convention display boards agreed to swap one of their cards with each other.  Talk about a fantastic swap!

I used the Kinda Eclectic set for this swap.  This card was a little “more involved” than I normally make, but I loved it and for some crazy reason I thought it wouldn’t be too hard to make 24 copies of it.  Ha!  Let’s just say I probably wouldn’t make that same decision again.  🙂

KE SwapI started by embossing the Positively Chevron background stamp on Soft Sky card stock with clear embossing powder.  I then stamped the Dictionary background stamp with Basic Gray ink, and stamped off once on scratch paper before stamping over the chevron stamped card stock.

I embossed the leaf images with gold embossing powder and cut them out.  The little scalloped edge between the Soft Sky card stock and the Lullaby dsp strip was punched from a Gold Foil Sheet.

KE Swap Close UpI cut a label using the Apothecary Accents framelits and then paper pierced an oval shape from the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack on the label.  I then added some fun ribbons — Soft Sky 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim, and Gold Sequin Trim.

The sentiment is from the sentiment set, And Many More, which I borrowed from a sweet friend.

Come back tomorrow evening for another Monday Montage blog hop.  I’ll be sharing the card I made to swap with that group of fabulous ladies.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

It’s Convention Time!

Stampin’ Up’s annual convention starts today in Salt Lake City, and I am so excited to be there!  This is an event that I look forward to every year.  I love spending time with stamping friends (some of whom I only get to see once a year) — it’s like a girls get-away. And I get to see lots of stamping demonstrations and cool products.  It’s a great week!

One of the fun things I always look forward to is swapping.  I made three different swap cards this year as I signed up to swap with three different groups.  Here is one I swapped last night at our team swap.

KE Card 2I used one of my favorite sets, Kinda Eclectic, and used a color combination of Hello Honey, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, and Basic Gray.  The washi tape is from the Retro Fresh set.

KE Card 2 Close UpI’ll have lots more to share with you from Convention in the days ahead, including lots of samples I made for the display boards.

Have a great Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!