If you're here for the first time, welcome to Crabtree Creations! If you've been here's before, welcome back! I'm so excited to share with you all the latest information about today's annual stamp event,
"Stamp-A-Faire!It is a completely FREE online event that is offered to stampers worldwide! The theme for this year's event is TIME TRAVELER. We are going back in time and will be discovering new ways of stamping using various periods in history as our inspiration. We will visit Ancient Rome, The Renaissance Era, The Regency Era, and several fun decades of the 20th Century including the 20's, 40's, 60's and 80's. The festivities begin at 7am (Eastern Time) Saturday, and will continue late into the night! It's always tons of fun and I can hardly wait to get started! Here is the official schedule of Events.
The first event will be taking place in Ancient Rome. From the amazing architecture of that era, to the beautiful detailed mosaics, you will love stepping back in time as you immerse yourself in this ancient culture. Lindsay Jones will be our tour guide as she presents two video challenges for us to try!
Basic supplies for the first project, if you care to participate, are as follows:
*some sort of coloring medium. Re-inkers, watercolors, Or Copic markers, to name a few. ..I'm going to try gelatos!
* white molding paste. Wendy Vecchi embossing paste by Ranger is safe with Copic markers, but any brand will work if you're using other mediums.
|All ready for Faux Frescoes|
|My Finished Faux Fresco|
|Close up of the "Fresco"|
Basic supplies for this second project are as follows:
*A mosaic style die, or any cover plate die that creates several openings.
*White self-adhesive foam, such as fun foam
*clear card stock, or Vellum
*an embossing ink pad, and some clear embossing powder.
Next, you will be inspired by the Renaissance era. The dark ages had ended! Now it was time for opulence--shiny jewels, beautiful fabrics, rich luxurious clothes. Artists were creating beautiful works of art. It was the age of discovery, and the world was becoming a more beautiful place.
Nichole Heady will be taking you tstep by step hrough this fabulous era and teaching you some amazing techniques!
The basic supplies for this project are as follows:
* velvet fabric
* A flat iron preferably with the steam holes covered.
* A Spritz bottle full of water
* A large, bold stamp.
|"Velvet Stamping" Card|
|Using foil paper for the medallion, made it look like real metal. I used bronze and gold foil paper, green and burgundy velvet and white and gold cording to give it a Renaissance look.|
|Next I melted sealing wax and adhered the seal to the center of the medallion.|
|Here is a close-up. It really looks like an expensive metal medallion!|
Isn't it beautiful?
Basic supplies are as follows:
* A sealing wax stick. (Preferably one with a wick)
* embossing ink (preferably versamark) and gold embossing powder
*small layered circle punches or dies preferably 1 inch or so
* I small bold stamp, one which will fit inside the circle
1960’s with Erin Lincoln
|The first card from the 1960's is an homage to advertising in the 60's.|
The stamp kit for this challenge came with several dies, which I used on this card.
|Taking the same dies, I created a whimsical TV card! |
The stamping technique creates depth.
1980’s with Lexi DalyFor the "how to's on all the challenges, please click on this link:http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/files/saf-2014-schedulesupply-list.pdf
|A Care Bears 45 record, a Trapper Keeper and a Beverly Hills Cop Cassette...|
Memories of the 1980's!!
|This card reminds me so much of my daughter Ashley who was born in 1982. She loved RAINBOWS!|
Her bedroom was decorated in Strawberry Shortcake and Rainbow Brite, and lots and lots of rainbows!
I think her Trapper Keeper had rainbows on it too!!
|I'm ready to travel through time while stamping!|
I hope this gets you excited about the days activities! It should be a lot of fun!
HAPPY TIME TRAVEL, and Happy Creating!