Blog Hoppin' with myStamp BOX!


Welcome to the myStamp BOX Blog Hop!

If are just happening upon my blog this evening, we're having a Blog Hop with all the designers for the myStamp BOX stamp company.

START HERE and round each designer's blog leaving comments for a chance to win a FREE set of myStamp BOX stamps of your choice!

Now.... on with the show!!!

Designing with Your Kids Craft Supplies

PROJECT ONE:

Tonight I'm going to show you how to use some of the things your kid's use to craft with! So pull up a chair for a moment and browse the step by step tutorial of how to use your children's Crayola Washable Markers!

For my first project I grabbed:
  • myStamp BOX "Colorful Companions" stamps
  • my son's Crayola Washable Markers
  • my acrylic block
  • some white cardstock; Prism

To start, I used the markers to colour the surface of my acrylic stamp:

I stamped it immediately on my piece of white cardstock.

I did this repeatedly with different inks and different stamp images. Some of the more subtle stamped images were stamped after my first stamping to get the more more transparent look to them.

And here's the card I created with my stamped images:

Orange Beauties

I used the same technique and created a purple and blue card:

Lavender Lovelies:

This technique is SO EASY that even your kids can do this! And the washable markers don't stain or damage your stamps so there's no fear of damaging your stamps. TRY IT... it's FUN! Just like my little artiste.....

Okay... so your face isn't a great place to start but oh well! They're washable so......


PROJECT TWO:

So for my SECOND technique using the Crayola Washable Markers, I got out:

  • myStamp BOX "Garden Sketches" stamps
  • my son's Crayola Washable Markers
  • Memento black ink
  • my acrylic block
  • a paint brush
  • a mini paint tray (a paper/plastic plate will work for this)
  • water
  • some white cardstock; Prism
I took the markers and coloured on the plastic tray inside each dimple. I coloured around quite a bit leaving lots of ink on the plastic.

I carefully added only a few drops of water to each colour of ink to make it more liquid and translucent, like water colour paint.

I stamped a few images from my "Garden Sketches" stamps onto my white cardstock using my black ink. I wasn't worried about placement because I knew I was going to cut them out.


Using my paint brush, I "watercoloured" each image. To make the colours stronger, I painted over those sections again and again until I got the desired effect. Then I hand cut out all my coloured images.


Here's the very simple card I created using my "water coloured" effect:

Purple Pretties:

To create the stamped mini floral back ground, I used the technique from the first project using my mini flowers from the "Garden Sketches" stamp set and my purple marker. I "stamped off" off first to get rid of most of my ink on my stamp in a scrap piece of paper and then stamped on to my purple cardstock to get a more subtle purple flower pattern.

Thanks for visiting my blog this evening! Leave a comment below for your chance to WIN a free set of myStamp BOX stamps!

Your next designer to visit will be Cherie Nymeyer at "Cherie Ink"! Happy Blog Hoppin' tonight! Have fun and GOOD LUCK!
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80 comments:

  1. Cute designs Ally!

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  2. Fantastic projects Ally and I love the picture of your little artist. What a cutie!!

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  3. LOL at the photo! :) Very cool how you used supplies already on hand! Great work.

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  4. Such a great "green" idea, love it!!

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  5. I love your cards!!

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  6. I like the butterflies. Nice work

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  7. Allison, these cards are fabulous! The third one is my favorite. That photo of your son cracked me up - LOL.

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  8. Those are so fun and what a great tutorial!

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  9. very cool! I never thought to use regular markers!!

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  10. I love your cards and your son's face.

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  11. I love this. I will be putting this in my favorites to see what me and my kids can do. tfs

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  12. and to think i thought i had to use special markers for stamps!!!!wow !!thanks .love the butterfly cards!!!

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  13. Beautiful cards and your artist is a darling!!!

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  14. I love how you watercolor painted with the markers!

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  15. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!thanks for showing about the markers...you are so smart!!! wow..okay I get really excited about this kinda stuff..lol..great great cards and I love the color--gonna have to get me some of these or go rob my kids crayon/marker box.

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  16. thanks for the creative techniques ally!love your stamps!

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  17. I never would have thought to use Crayola markers...so clever!

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  18. Love both techniques. Oh ally you are so talented. When I grow up I want to be just like you.

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  19. Adorable, as always Ally!

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  20. WOW... great projects Ally. I know I happen to have some of these markers kicking around.

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  21. What a great use of those markers we all have around the house!!!

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  22. I like your idea, it's a good one especially for kids. They are always game for craft time!

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  23. Ally, love the way you present your tutorials! Those cards and the moustache are great. Beautiful Spring colours on the third card.

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  24. Oh! I LOVE the orange card! And the technique on the purple. Must try that one! Thanks!

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  25. i just posted a comment but its not here!lol! anyway,as i have said i love the cards and the flowers dear!love your techniques.tfs!

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  26. I would have never thought of using my kid's markers!!! Wow!

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  27. Ally, love these fresh new ideas with markers. You know who will be hitting up the kids cases tomorrow. he he he....ME!!!!

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  28. Wow! What a fabulous tutorial!! I've never thought to use the kids markers as my ink--great idea! And I love the projects--the butterflies and flowers are beautiful!

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  29. very cool - now i know what to do with old leftover markers! Thanks!

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  30. how cool - thanks for sharing

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  31. I love the watercolor techniques with the washable markers... great things I can do with my younger nieces. Thank you for the great ideas... I'll be back to check out more stuff on your blog!

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  32. GREAT idea..I soooo have to try this

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  33. WOW....I love the idea of my kids getting in on the action with their own markers :) LOVE, love, love the 'making water paint' idea!!

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  34. What a cool idea! I will have to try them. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Great idea! You are so creative! Love the cards.. they are all so pretty. Your ds is the best!!

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  36. Your card designs are fab!
    Diggin' the idea of using the markers for stamping!

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  37. I love those butterflies and I am surprised how what great colors you got with those markers!

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  38. What great techniques! I love them both (just wish I had little ones to borrow their supplies...)

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  39. OMG, seriously, i would have never thought to use my kids' crayolas! I have an entire bag of them in my craft room! What a great idea!

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  40. love the idea of being able to create with my kids...and washable!!!

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  41. Very pretty cards and a great idea! I love that Garden stamp set:)

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  42. Oh my gosh, those cards are just awesome Ally and I love those stamps!!!!

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  43. Ok I never thought to use those kind of markers... When my kids ask where there markers are I'm telling them to talk to you. LOL

    Hugs
    Elisa K

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  44. great cards the butterflies are really nice for spring
    wanda
    quesnel bc

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  45. Are you kidding me?! Crayola markers?! Who woulda thunk it?! How fun!! I'm definitely going to try this - thanks so much!!

    Also - LOVE the blog hop! :)

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  46. Very cool. I keep forgetting that stamping doesn't have to mean ultra-complex. These projects would be great to do for kids of any age :D

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  47. Great job Ally... Love your ideas...

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  48. great ideas. I do that sometimes with brush markers on rubber stamps but doesnt work well on acryllic stamps. Now I know the secret. thanks

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  49. My kids will wonder what in the world is going on if I start "borrowing" their supplies ;)

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  50. I just LOVE that crayola idea! great cards...I especially like the mustache guy

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  51. I'm glad to see I'm not too crazy for using washable markers with my stamps!
    I am going to have to try adding water and painting with the markers. That's cool! Thanks for the tip!

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  52. Very lovely makes, I love what you have done. Kim

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  53. Fabulous cards and fabulous idea! Who would have thought about washable markers. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Nice projects! Thank you

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  55. These are truly beautiful! Thanks for the tutorials! I had never thought of using kids markers!
    Danielle F.

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  56. Ok, now that is just the coolest trick. Or tricks!! Love them!

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  57. Love your projects and they are so easy!

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  58. I so love your ideas!

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  59. omg omg omg! I just love these techniques! Who'd thunk it? I guess I will have to steal my kids' markers!!! lol

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  60. Cool ideas! I never would have thought to use my sons crayolas with my stamps!

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  61. I am so sharing this post with my friends who have kids. They would love to be doing this!

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  62. Thanks for the awesome ideas...my 9 year old daughter LOVES to stamp and will absolutely love using her markers to do it...it makes it a lot easier for them to stamp with multiple colors!!! TFS

    -Sarah M.

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  63. seriously love the face art!! better scrap that moment!

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  64. WOW what a neat idea! love it!

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  65. Wow! You have fantastic ideas! I didn't realize you could use crayola washable markers like that. I might have to invest now. :)

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  66. Very cool-wouldnever haave thought to use crayola markers!! Going to have to give that a go!!! Thanks!

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  67. oh my gosh I LOVE those buttefly stamps!!! gorgeous

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  68. Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow! I cannot say enough to thank you for sharing this. Off to raid my son's marker collection....

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  69. I love it. This is the coolest thing I have seen all day!

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  70. Beautiful cards! And what a cool technique!!

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  71. Love what you did with those markers ... so bright and fun.

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  72. Great techniques! Thanks for sharing them! Cute 'artist'!

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  73. i love the marker idea.. my kids would love this..
    i am going to let them make their own cards for family..
    thanks for this great tip Ally.

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  74. Original y divertido, además de económico...gracias por el tutorial...

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.