Tuesday, August 21, 2018

SOS: Hot, hot, hot!!!

Welcome, crafters!  This week at Shopping Our Stash, Chana selected the theme Hot, hot, hot!  How will you interpret it?  Food? Fire? I even have these cute stickers that look like pin-up girls of the 40s/50s-- they could be hot as in sexy! But alas I am not that fun and I went with hot weather!


  • The focal image on this card is the gal by Artistic Impressions stamped with Ranger Atrchival Ink in Jet Black.  She was colored with a combination of DOx's and Spectrum Noir markers.  She was accented with Finetec metallic watercolors.
  • The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  The brads are probably almost 10 years old.
  • The sun is also from the set, 
  • The three background panels were scraps from some postcards I made.  I inked them with Carved Pumpkin DOx and then stamped them with Seth Apter's circles inked with Picked Raspberry DOx and spritzed.
  • The "beach sand" was a scrap of monoprinted paper in my pile, and the "water" was also a scrap of background papers made in the past.
  • I mounted all of this onto a scrap of pink paper-- it's not even cardstock.  Just thin paper, almost like origami paper or something.
I hope this bright card makes you have all the warm feels of summer. I miss it already, and it's still hot where I live (but I LOVE it).

Join in the fun with us at Shopping Our Stash!  What will you come up with?


  1. i love how you combine a gazillion little bits and bobs and it becomes soooooo much more than the sum of its parts! ♥

  2. Great use of that set I actually had it on my radar or should I say "pile" of girlfriend stamps at the cottage. Great colouring and design.

  3. This is all sorts of fabulous!! LOVE all the different textures on your scene. So cool!

  4. Great fun! One of my favourite stamps, Jo x

  5. Well, this image is fun too. And the whole background oozes hot weather. I think it’s a great interpretation of the theme.

  6. Oh, this is one of my favorite sets from Arts Impressions, I almost went with it for my card but you beat me to it, LOL!!
    Love the sassy ladies on this set and this one is just so super sassy, LOL!!
    The colors are bright and your layout awesome.
    Fab and totally HOT card.

  7. Love how fun and vibrant this is.

  8. I love this! The coloring of the focal image is just perfect! Very nicely crafted and beautifully presented!