Friday, May 29, 2009

Learn to make your own collages


"Love Collage"
Some of you may have seen this collage already. I posted on my old blog site, and now with all the new friends that are visit this site - I want to re post it.
I love the look of collage stamps - but collage stamp cost the most. So I start collecting more plain stamps and start making my own collages. I have post a video on YouTube on how to make this step by step. But here is the list of stamps ans supplies I used:
From Stampotique:
Altered 4U
Altered XOXO
Altered Alpha
Circle Border
Primitive Heart
From Technical Tuesday
Swirl Stamp

masquePen
- to purchase the masquePen or my DVD - please visit my site.
black marker
All Ink from Stewart Superior
Memory Mists: Pink Lemonade
Palette: Moulin Rouge, Claret, Toile Pink

Monday, May 25, 2009

Mountain ATC

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend. We have had a few friends come up to visit. So I have not had a lot of time to play - but I did do this ATC with a new stamp I just got. Check it out - hope you like it.
"Mountain"


Stared with plan white cardstock and cut to 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (ATC size).
Stamp using Memories "ArtPrint Brown" (one of my favorite colors),
I stamp two images. The top image is from "Go-Motion Stamps" this is a very old stamp and the company is not around any more. But I love this stamp. the second images is from Stampscapes "Pine Island". Together they complete my image.
After I stamp both images, I started to color them in. I using my ink pads for the colors
I used Memories "Brown", Memories "Green" and Memories "Baby Blue". I just took a "Cut-N-Dry" Nib for each color and ink away.
I stamp onto light green and dark green cardstock a swirl stamp from "Clubscrap" and punch out two leaves to adhere to bottom of ATC. Also added a silver heart shaped eyelet.
The Word "Mountain" is stamped using Palette "Virdian Leaf" ink and the letters are from "Hampton Art" small clear alphabet. Sorry it's does have a name of the stamps.

and My ATC is finished. ATC's are so much fun - If you only have a few minute to play - try making an ATC. Do you want to trade????

Friday, May 22, 2009

Altered Books - Our first Page

I hope you are following the Altered Book series I am do on Youtube. This is our first page we finished in the series. Please feel free to watch the video.
The list of supplies: "Wild About Purple"
1) Paper: Scrapbook Diva
2) Ink: Stewart Superior: Memories "FoxGlove", Memories Violet, and Clear Embossing Powder
3) Paper clay, Mold is from Sweetbrier Studios, Leaf,
4) Stickers,
5) Silk flowers I dye using Memories Mist - you can watch a short video on Youtube.
6) Twinkling H20's, Paper Clip
7) Goldens Gesso in white, Golden Gel Medium


I love the Paper clip embellishment: I used a large paper clip and adhered a PaperClay face that I molded using a mold from SweetBrier Studio and a leaf. Guess what I have a video to show you how to do this on Youtube. could you have guess that?? LOL



I love Scrapbook Diva's Purple Leopard paper - it's just FUN! I used my white silk flower and changed the color with Memory Mists in different shade of purple: "Plum Sake, Lavender Tea and Classic Metallic Purple. I hope the texture on the background is show up. The clear embossing powder over the ink give an amazing texture.
NOTE: If you are following me in this series please glue a large section of pages together before the next video - we will be doing our first nich. cut a hole in our page to add a object.


Here are some new pictures of the kittens

This is "Snack Size" we call her that because she look just like her Mother "Snickers".

This one we call "sweet pea" at 3 weeks old.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Demo Day 2

today I got to spend some wonderful time with a great group of ladies at The Stamp Addict in La Mesa. I demo the MasquePen and everyone really thing it an amazing tool to have. A must have for all stampers. If you missed the demo - what my video on Youtube called "Say No to paper masks. You can purchase the MasquePen at The Stamp Addict or on my site "Terri Sproul.com" and you can purchase my DVD "MasquePen Magic" while you are getting the pen - if you purchase both you get a special deal. And we all love deals!
I will have up some photo of the kittens tomorrow and the next series on the Altered Book Page. Can't wait to show you how cute the page turn out. See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hope to see you

I quick reminder that I am demo the MasquePen at The Stamp Addict in La Mesa, Ca tomorrow starting at 11am. This is a free demo and you don't have to call - Just stop by and say "HI" to me.
Joe Nathan has added my blog to his favorite blogs, please take a minute and visit his site.
At present, I am working on the next Altered Book chapter in our series, hope you are following me on Youtube. This chapter we will start with color on our pages.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Find

Well I would love to say I found him - But he found me. I got this e-mail yesterday from Joe Nathan telling me he love my blog. So I went off to see his site. Wow, what an amazing artist. please take a second and check out his site at Joe Nathan. He can't be all bad - he love Stewart Superior Inks also.
Newsletter is now up on Stewart Superior website now. And I wrote it - it's that cool. Please check it out. Next one in the Summer.

Demo Day

I have a Wonderful time meeting some of the great ladies down at The Stamp Addict. I was doing a demo for the MasquePen down there and had a great time. Introduced may ladies to the MasquePen and they are now in love. Never Cut a Paper Mask Again -I have a short video on youtube regarding demoing the MasquePen. Please feel free to check it out, if you did not make it, please fill free to visit me on Wednesday May 20th at 11Am. Here is some photo on my day.

We were have a blast - so stop by and see me on Wednesday May 20th to be apart of this fun!
Hope to see you then!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Free Demo with the MasquePen

well you all know how much I love the MasquePen, I will be doing a free demo at The Stamp Addict on Saturday, May 16th and Wednesday, May 20th. I hope to see all of my friends there. I will also be signing my DVD "MasquePen Magic".

Just posted the 2nd video in the Altered Book series "Altered books - adhesives" onto youtube. Please let me know how your Altered Book is coming.

Check out the newsletter at Stewart Superior - it's written by me! I will be doing a newsletter for them 4 times per year. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. I will feature a different product of there in each newsletter. The spring newsletter features Memory Mists. check out the newsletter at Stewart Superior.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Casey's Sweet 16


Here is a layout I just finished. Yes, it's really from 2005 - But i just got the photo out and started playing. Yes, I can also be far behind. Hope that helped. Casey and I went to DisneyWorld for her 16th birthday. We stayed on property and had a blast at each of the different parks. Hope you enjoy this layout.

I used Chip board letter and stamped using Palette White ink each of our names. Also added some Paper Clay flowers - I used Sweetbrier Studio molds and paint using Memory Mist. See video on Youtube to learn to use molds and paperclay. Sweetbrier Studio molds are the best I have used. You can also use them with UTEE!

I used Glossy Accents on my flower to add the look of dew or rain drops. The watch was made by stamping on transparence with Palette "Noir Black" and on back of transparence I used Stewart Superior Silver Varnish (Love this stuff)

There is a few thing here I would like to talk about. Started Remember to use your stamps on your scrapbook pages. Here I stamp using Stampotique's "Diamond Borders" and Stewart Superior's Palette "Orangerie" Hybrid Ink. I used Scalloped Cardstock for my matt behind my photo - But I had to play with it. I punch holes around the scalloped edge, ink, doodles and weaved a piece of paper in and out of the holes I punched.
Well I hope you enjoyed with layout. I enjoyed making it. Remember to always "think out of the box and off the page"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Altered Books

Altered Books - permission to have fun. There are No rules in altered books, that is the best part. This is your time to just have fun. No Rules, No problems - ALL ART
check out my video on "intro to Altered Books" at Youtube. Please let me know what you are looking to learn in my Video series on "Altered books". This is your change to ask the teacher and learn what you want.