Sunday, November 6, 2016

Tim Holtz Alterations...You are Loved

Hello Shades of Stamping  readers.  Here is  another page I designed  of my cutie grandson " You are Loved ".
The supplies are from an awesome store Scrapbooking Fanatics
I have to say that  the July 2015 kit was my favorite  to work with.  I combined some Basic Grey Chipboard Fonts. 
Fonts and Hearts Diecuts:
Tim Holtz Alterations Die Cut " Block Talk -Lowercase.  the hearts are diecuts from the  a Sizzix Bigz- Tim Holz Aleterations Die called "Heartfelt".  
The corners and border trim are die-cuts form Sizzix Thinlets - Mixed Media.  Fonts and hearts are painted with Tim Holtz Distress Paints.

thank you for stopping by 

Connie Fossenier

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Prima Marketing Water Color Pencils

Connie Fossenier her to post for Shades of Stamping and first posting for the new online store Scrapbooking Fanatics.    Sandy Hobbs has knocked it out of the ball park with her new location and easy to use online store.  Please take a tour, shop and enjoy.
The online store  has a  shopping button exclusively for page kits that store owner Sandy Hobbs has engineered to help you freely create pages.  
I am excited to show case now and more future posts Scrapbook Pages  of awesome kits in stock in the store. 
My pages are of my two beautiful grand daughters are from the kit September 2015 by Prima " Just Add Color"   
Prima Water Color Pencil and Bella paper line were perfect compliments. You do not need any level of expertise.  Just scratch paper, water brush and Prima Water Color pencils are the artistic mechanics you require to create your own color hues that will applaud your photos..
The Black and White Poetic word art pages and designer pages are true compliment to any pattern paper.

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Hello readers of Shades of Stamping...
" Life isn't about finding yourself- 
it is about creating yourself". 
Dyan Reaveley's products, defines this statement.  Dyan's energetic art mediums will claim your imagination to spawn and inspire that inner gal.  Here are the more  samples of work I created using Dyan Reaveley Stamps,Stencils Paints and Sprays.  

Products used for these Journal Covers 

Dylusions Cling Mount Stamps:

Monday, April 25, 2016


Holy Doddle redefined, yes journal and doodle your heart away with Dyan Reaveley paints.
Blaze away with spirit and style with Dyan's mediums and invent  these dramatic gals.  

Products used for these Journal Covers 

Dylusions Cling Mount Stamps:

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Dyan Reavely Dylusions Journaling

Hello readers, Connie Paxman here for Shadesofstamping Blog.  
 I have four  samples I created  of these wonderful gals by Dyan Reavely; what can I say they explode with Character. 
 To compliment their individuality are:  Dylusions Paints and Sprays formulated  by Dyan Reavely.  
If paints could talk, we would have to say, Dyan broke the sound barrier of colour.
The  color intensity of this line of paints  captures a new altitude of vibrant.
Allow  your inner inhibitions to soar past the boundaries of imagination; and, create inspirational statements for your journal books, cards and altered art projects.  

Products used for these Journal Covers 

Dylusions Cling Mount Stamps:

Sunday, January 24, 2016


Hello Shades of Stamping readers.  It has been an extensive time since I posted any of my work on this blog. I am happy to be back crafting.  I have been working on an Herbal Medicine Course and thus my crafting time had to take a back seat.
A customer requested me to make her some cards with a religious influence.  I came up with the idea of Stained Glass with an Ornate Cross. 
Rubber Stamp – Rubber Stampede
Cardstock Vellum (heavy weight)
White - Ultra Smooth Cardstock.
Blender Pens
Black and Copper Embossing Powder
Black Pigment Ink and Versa Mark Ink Pad 
Ornate Cathedral Stained Glass merged perfectly with Spellbinder Shapeabilities Pendants Fleur De Lis. 
I created  another background cross that would compliment the stained glass window image,  I cut off one corner of the die to attach to the bottom of the image.
The Fleur De Lis die cut was created by applying the art medium of gesso to heavy confetti card stock and allowing drying thoroughly for a day.  The subsequent ink medium applied to the dried card stock was a collection of different colors of Ranger Alcohol inks; applied by means of a pouncing technique using   their awesome blender tool.   This technique provokes a very stimulating complexity of colors   which cannot be seen by the camera. 
The Stain Glass Cross image was Wet embossed on Vellum Cardstock and color applied on the backside using Prima Marketing  Water ColorPencils and Blender Pens…
I simply mixed colors and made the correct combinations on plastic  work-mat and then picked up the paint with the blender pen…In this process, less is always better.  Have some q-tips and small pieces of paper towel handy to remove excess color.  The color should pop out along the embossed line but be somewhat subdued in the middle areas.  I played around with two images before I achieved the technique. 
Allow the vellum pieces to dry  and then applied the embossed piece to white ultra-smooth cardstock using velum tape very sparingly …this white cardstock enhances  the color from the backside to be more prominent…stained glass look.  

thank you for stopping by my blog

Connie Paxman

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"SIMON SAYS WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE - Make Your Own Background (Water Color Distress Backgrounds for Cards)

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Hello Shades of Stamping readers, Connie Paxman here from Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan.
Be sure to stop by Simon Says Blog - Wednesday Challenge and feast your crafting appetite on the what other challenge players created 
I have to share today, five Cards I created using Water Colors and Dry Embossing; I made these cards for one of my customers.
First, I must say, water color paints are by far my favorite art medium.
Water Color paints allows for an inherent freedom of expression.  The paints, blamelessly stream where they may, into indiscriminate color formations. There are no mistakes and each piece brings about its own personality. This, is my passion, to create with no rules and go with the flow. For added dimension, I  ran the pieces through my Big Shot machine using Dry Embossing Folders.  After dry embossing the water color pieces, I gently sanded off the raised portion of water color. Voila and another expression is born. 
Water Color Paints:  Zig Kuretake Gansa Tabi and Dick Blick
Border Punches:  Friskars and Martha Stewart 
Stamps:  Stampin Up
thanks you for visiting my blog and I enjoy your comments.
Connie Paxman

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