Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lindy's Stamp Gang July Color Challenge -- OOPS!!!

Hey Peeps, 

I thought I'd try something different and jump into Lindy's Stamp Gang's Challenge this month. I've done a couple special projects last month and used quite a bit of Lindy's products in them. Check out their blog for further details. Here are their colors for July. 


Well, after rereading the instructions, I have to use the specific colors above, not just similar ones. Oh well. Maybe another time, but since I wanted to share the projects I did, I'll keep going and link up their products anyway since I really love them. 

You may have heard me speak of two weddings this past June. My niece Chelsea and her husband Pete got married on the 21st at a gorgeous church with a really fun reception that followed at the Baltimore Yacht Club. The following weekend, my good friend Kacie married her fiancee Rick in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in the Poconos. I made similar projects for each couple using their wedding colors. Chelsea's colors were turquoise and pale yellow. Kacie's colors were grey and yellow. 

This is Chelsea and Pete...I used several Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays in the background of this project -- Delphinium Turquoise, Frozen Jack Frost, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal, Tainted Love Teal, Tiffany Lou Blue, Time Travel Teal, and California Poppy Gold

And for Kacie and Rick's canvas, I used -- Starburst Colors were California Poppy Gold, Frozen Jack Frost, Creme Brûlée Cream, Gag Me With A Spoon Gray, plus a Flat Fabio called Pineapple Paradise

Maybe I'll get this right in August! LOL 

Happy Arting! 


Patina Gelli Prints & NEW PTP Elements Rubber Stamps Coming Soon!

Hello Everyone! 

Quick blog post today to share my YouTube video tutorial on making what I call my Patina Gelli Prints. They really look like old weathered metals that have that lovely patina that's hard to replicate otherwise. This is pretty close for a faux patina look: 

You know I'm usually drawn to bright colors, but these have been catching my eye lately and I've received a lot of questions over on my Facebook art page Inky Obsessions, so I thought it was time for a YouTube demo. This is also a good page for you to 'like' if you want to keep up with what I'm doing. I usually post to this FB page first. 

I'll be packing up over the weekend for my jaunt to Somerset, NJ for this year's Create Art Retreat! I can't wait to see some old friends and make some new ones. What a great time we have there. Lots of really fun classes with Interweave's top name instructors. Its fun to stay at the event hotel and get to have meals with everyone and the instructors too. We usually spend the evenings hanging out at the hotel bar to mix and mingle. is sponsoring a table for me to sell my Patti Tolley Parrish Stencils at the Create Vendor Night on Friday 11 July. I will also be selling my PTP Elements Rubber Stamp Sheets and will be introducing my 3rd set at Create! Once I return, these will be for sale in my Etsy Shop -- Inky ObsessionsThis set features a couple of my hand drawn designs -- the poppies and the pictographs. Here's a peek: 

Matching iStencils will be coming out sometime in the late summer, so stay tuned for that big release and sale! 

For now, 

Happy Arting!