Thursday, May 27, 2010

Exciting News!

I am excited and proud to announce I have been pick to join the UsArtQuest DT.  I could not be more excited about this adventure.  My passions really is Altered Art - Mixed Media - so this team is me!  Here is a project I made to announce my New Adventure.
Here is a list of my teammate in this adventure
Julie - our Team Leader 
Sarah Anderson
Suzi Blu
Lea Cioci
Jessica Griffin
Jan Hennings
Connie Vogt
Please visit each of there blog and become a follower of there.  I hope you are already my follower and my friend on facebook! :-) 
 Supply List:
6" x 6" EcoArt Board from Rubberstamp Concepts 
4 playing cards
one Bingo card
Poker Chip
Large Paper Clip - got mine at the office supply store
Stamps:  "life a Game Play it" from Queen Kat Stamps, "Numbers" from Lisa Bebi
Fine Liner:  UsArtQuest
Red Leaf
Black India Ink
Mica Flakes:  UsArtQuest
Duo Embellishing Adhesive 
Acrylic Paints:  Light Blue, Coffee Brown, and Cranberry
Memories Mists:  Pale Ale
Perfect Paper Adhesive matte
1)  Paint Light Blue paint on the top left side of 6" x 6" EcoArt Board, Paint Brown on right side and Cranberry to bottom.  Let Dry.  After paint is dry Spray all of board with Memories Mists "pale ale".  Gave you instead aged look!
2)  Once board is completely dry.  Stamp "number" and "Life is a game" using India Ink as seen in sample.
3)  Add "Duo Embellishing Adhesive" to Fine Liners and draw swirls over the brown and cranberry paint.  Let dry completely, then add "Red Leaf" over Duo Embellishing Adhesive - wipe away extra.
4)  Add "Duo Embellishing Adhesive in a couple more area and pour "Mica Flakes" over Duo Adhesive and let dry.

5)  Adhere Poker Chip, Playing Cards and Bingo Card with "Perfect Paper Adhesive" Matte
6)  Add large paper clip to board.  You are done!  Don't you just love the technique with the "Fine Liner" and the "Red Leaf" - this is the first time I tried that!  Love when I  come up with new cool ideas!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Here is a simple card that is very pretty.
Stamps:  "Sunflower":  Sandi Miller's from UsArtQuest and "Butterfly" Stamp from Magenta
Glossy White cardstock
Orange Cardstock
Transparency or clear Vinyl Covers:  Office supply Store
Small Gold Brads
Chalk Inkpad - Yellow and orange
Staz-on Ink pad - Black
Apricot Silk
Glue Dots

1)  Using a direct to paper technique - whip yellow and orange chalk ink across the glossy white cardstock.  Wipe off extra ink with tissue.
2)  Stamp Sunflower stamp using Staz-On Black ink and trim image. 
3)  Stamp 2(two) Butterfly image onto transparence - let image dry completely.  Turn image over and paint Silk onto back of image ( you don't need to stay in the lines, you will be cutting image out).  Cut both image out.  Fold on of the butterfly in the center - Adhere using a Glue Dot to center of other butterfly image.  Fold and adhere wire to make antenna's for the butterfly.
4)  Adhere Butterfly image to Sunflower. 
5)  Add brad to each corner of the card
6)  Adhere Orange Cardstock to card base.  Adhere Sunflower image to Orange cardstock.
Hope you like this card and the great technique with the chalk inkpad.  so easy and amazing look! 
Terri Sproul

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Here is a simple but fun Anniversary Card. 
Stamps:  "Here's to another great year", "love You Heart" and "French Text" All from Stampotique
Ink:  Memories Mists "Pink Lemonade",  Black India Ink, Memories "Cherry"
Ribbon:  Craft Store
Black Marker
White Card-stock and card base
1)  Spray White Cardstock with Memories Mists "Pink Lemonade"  Let dry or dry with heat gun.
2)  Ink "French Text" with Black India Ink and stamp randomly onto now Pink Cardstock. 
3)  Stamp "Love you heart" and "here's to another great year" using Memories "Cherry"
4)  Use a Black marker to add string to "love you heart"
5)  Add Red Ribbon (you can spray white ribbon with Memories Mist to add color) 
Can you believe how easy that one was! 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Monday Blog Hop for Queen Kat Designs

It's Monday Blog Hop day again.  I hope you enjoy these hops as much as I do...
Today Blog Hop we were to use only one color - well that was easy for me - I always say "there is only one color" "Purple".  LOL
Stamps:  Queen Kat Designs new stamps from the Finding Kits
Ink:  Memories "Plum", India Ink and Memories Mists "lavender Tea"
Silk Flowers:  White
Silver Brad
Purple Ribbon
Two shades of Purple Card stock.
Glue Dots.... - can't live without them. 
Marker:  Bright Purple from Faber-Castell - I really like there markers - I use India Ink and they will not smear the ink.
1)  Stamp the three ladies heads from this months Finding Kit in Black India Ink.
2)  Stamp the oval frames also from the Finding Kits using Memories "Plum"
3)  The large Ladies Head in the middle I colored in part of the image with Bright Purple Marker
4)  Sprayed the two white silk flower with my Memories Mists: "lavender Tea" - added a brad to the center.
5)  matted the Center Lady with a lighter shade of purple
6)  Adhere all image down - Used Glue Dot to flower and ribbon
Now you should be hopping over to Erika Blog and see what she made from us this week... Please leave me a comment - make me happy!  and please share this on your facebook account and twitter...  And most important if you are not my friend on facebook yet - Make me a friend! 
Terri Sproul


This is my latest project using the New stamps from Stampotique new collection!  I love mushrooms and these are the best! 
Stamps:  All from
Ink:  Stewart Superior - "India Ink", Palette "Burnt Umber" Memories "Cherry", and Palette "cognac"
Colored in images with Faber-Castell Colored Pencils
Cardstock for background is from and old kits of Club Scrap.
1)  Stamp all image onto white cardstock - color in image using my Faber-Castell colored pencils!
2)  Matted image onto card stock from Club Scrap.
3)  Done!   

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Stampotique Challenge - Template

The Stampotique Design team is having another Challenge.  It's a template challenge.  I used this coffee cup template for my challenge.  I stamp "Floral Swirl" from Stampotique on the the front of the coffee cup template using Embossing Ink and White embossing Powder - both from Stewart Superior.  I also stamp same image onto white card stock using India Ink and colored in image using Faber-Castell Art Grip Pencils. 
I used these image to add a little extra special to the tea bags.  I add color to white silk flower using my Memories Mists- Great saving Tip:  Spray white silk flower any color you want with your Memories Mists... 
I used a brad to add to middle of flower and the tag is a vellum tag with "thank You" spelled out on it.  Added a little ribbon and extra ink to edges of card.  I really like this card alot.  Hope you do to... 

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Monday Blog Hop for Queen Kat Designs

Queen Kats Monday Blog Hop!!!!!  I love my card this week...  I hope you do to..
This card is shaped like a coffee mug and it open also.  Or you could glue the side and bottom and put something inside the card like a hot chocolate package or tea bag....
I used a coffee background stamp to stamp the mug and then the "coffee break" is also a stamp - both from Queen Kat Designs.  So cute...

Now Hop on over to Erika Blog and see what she did and then to the store to buy.  Remember they are Rubber stamps NOW!  How exciting it that.
I was on Favecraft Radio show last night - I hope you all were there also.  If not you can still check out the show anytime.
I am doing the "Mix Media Report" now!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Blog Talk Radio Show

I hope you all join me this Sunday for the Blog Talk Radio Show for Favecraft.  I am doing the Mixed Media Report.  I am featuring Stamps this month.  One of my favorite stamp companies is Stampotique Originals and I will be giving away $15 gift certificate for you to go play in the store.  I hope you all join me on Sunday! 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Monday Blog Hop for Queen Kat Designs

Well it's Monday Blog Hop day here with Queen Kat Designs....  
Honestly - I did not feel well all weekend so I am not very happy with this card.  I love the Stamp Idea and the Iron Gate stamp....  I think if I was feeling a little better this card would have been better.  Sorry about his guys....
Stamp:  Iron Gate - embossed with Silver embossing powder.  Love that look.
Used a small circle punch to get the stamp edge.  
the rest of this card is pretty basic....  
Thanks for stopping by and now hop on over to Erika Blog and see what she did..Then off the the store and purchase there new stamp - and by the way the new Stamps are made with Rubber!  YA! 

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Stamps from Stampotique Originals

There are some great new stamps available on Stampotique web site - I love them....  OMG love them..  I can't wait to own them all....  very excited...
check them out at Stampotique - under Jo-copper new stamps... YOu are going to love them...