Total Pageviews

Saturday, August 23, 2014

It's Time for Stamp-A-Faire!

Hello Dear Bloggers!
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,
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!

8:00 a.m.  (Eastern Time)
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"
A layer of moulding paste was applied to the paper prior to stamping the image.
Then I colored the image using Distress Markers as watercolors.  This is done by scribbling the color from the markers onto your craft sheet, then applying the ink to the image with a water brush.  It works just like watercolor paint.  

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

Regency with Melissa Phillips 

1920’s with Heather Nichols 
I made this card to resemble a 1920's Flapper Hat

1940’s with Betsy Veldman 

My 1920s card reminiscent of a tablecloth

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 Daly 

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!!
For the "how to's on all the challenges, please click on this link:
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!


Lizzie Jones said...

What apropos imagery! I love the way you colored the tower. Thank you so much for playing along today!

ReNae Allen said...

Thank you Lizzie! I love using moulding paste on my projects! It creates a really cool surface on which to stamp! I enjoyed this challenge very much!

lexi said...

great job on the trapper keeper card! and i love your photo props!! thanks for playing!

Tonya Jastad said...

These are all great! Your faux fresco is awesome!

ReNae Allen said...

I didn't get all my cards finished on Saturday, so hopefully I'll finish them on Sunday and Monday. I'll have all the cards finished by the deadline on Tuesday for sure! Thank you everyone for your kind comments, please check back and see the rest of my cards!

victoria h said...

great texture on your fake fresco card and awesome trapper keeper too.

artful-notions said...

Loved all your creations, Re Nae, especially the beautiful medallion. Great idea to encircle it with trim. And the peacock feather and stones to match is a wonder! Loved my visit!

ReNae Allen said...

I have updated the photos on this post. I re-worked the 1920's card, and added a few more photos. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed your visit!

Luanne said...

Love all your cards! The beading on the 20's card is awesomely gorgeous!