Monday, August 31, 2015

Halloween Hello -- Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge

I had wanted to create a black and white vintage image and this stamp set was perfect for that feel!   I created the card to look like a vintage black and white photo.    I colored with various Copic grey inks and then the final touch is an E41 over parts of the image to add a vintage touch.

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Stamps:  My Favorite Things Witch Way is the Candy
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark
Papers: Copic Xpress it, SU Basic Black
Tools: Masking Paper, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins, Wink of Stella Clear, Hero Arts White Embossing powder, Tim Holtz Tattered Banners, MFT Blueprints 13

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Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Let's Chill - My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

All the new fall and holiday releases are just starting and summer is hotter than ever!    This is the time of year, that I long for fall days.   Don't know about where you are but it is so hot and humid now.   I almost can't bear being outside.    Last week we had a cool front come in and it reminded me of fall and you can't help but long for cool, fall days.        I made a cool card to share for this week's sketch.

 This was a stamp set that I recently got, I had not gotten it when it released earlier this summer but just loved it.  Love these little penguins!  They are so cute.

This is a 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 sized card.  

Stamps:  My Favorite Things BB Penguins in Paradise
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice
Papers: Recollections White, Watercolor paper, MFT Steel Grey, Copic Xpress it
Tools: MFT Square Frames, BB Penguins in Paradise dies, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Watercolor

Thanks for stopping by!   

Monday, August 24, 2015

Creating Backgrounds - My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

I am a little late posting this card.   I had some trouble with the internet last night and it was just not cooperating.  (also - I had to watch Fear of the Walking Dead, huge Walking Dead fan!)  I wanted no distractions!

I started out with something else in mind.  I was going to use the piece that was the background piece to cut out my oval focal point but after I created the background paper, I could not cut it up!   It turned out so pretty as a background, instead that is what I used it for.  

Stamps: MFT Written In Watercolor LJD Scribble Roses, Birthday Chalkboard Greetings
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Spun Sugar, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint
Papers: MFT Whip Cream, Watercolor, SU Basic Black
Tools: MFT Double Stitched Oval, Fishtail Flag stax, LJD Scribble Rose Dienamic, Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose, Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins 4 mm and  8 mm, Clear and White Hero Arts Embossing Powder

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Stamping Bella - Tiny Townies - Blossom Loves Ballons

I stopping in for a quick share for a card that I created using a stamp that I picked up at the Scrapbook Expo.   Love these little images and they are so sweet to color. I used copics to color the image and my Distress inks to add the background.  I added some white dot details with my Sakura Gel Pen.   Glossy accents was used to highlight the balloons.      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Watercoloring with Distress Inks with Gorjuss

I really love to watercolor and there are so many different mediums on the market to watercolor with.    This was an image that I used my Distress Markers for watercoloring.    These images are pretty large and so I created a 5x7 card instead of cutting it down.   I colored the image on the rougher side of the watercolor paper to give it texture since I kept it pretty simple.

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I left the card without a sentiment so that I can use it for whatever I need, birthday card, thinking of you, etc.    I kept it pretty flat for easy mailing.   

Stamps: Gorjuss I gave you my heart
Inks: Ranger Archival Black, Distress inks
Papers: Watercolor, MFT Whip Cream, SU Basic Black, MME 
Tools: Pico Embellisher Clear, Wink of Stella Clear, Sewing Machine

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge - Cheers!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!    I created a card today for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge for My Favorite Things.  I started with a background that I created a few weeks ago in the Online Card Classes Background Check card class.    I also colored up some images from the new to me MFT Birdie Brown Penguins in Paradise stamp set.  

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Stamps: MFT BB Penguins In Paradise
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark
Papers: PI Kraft, Watercolor, Plum Prestige
Tools: MFT Stitched Circle Frame, Avery Elle, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Glitter, Copics, MFT Inside Outside Diagonal Rectangle Stax, Gansai Tambi Watercolors

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Thanks for looking! 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunshine Hello - My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

I got my new release order this week and I really have not had any crafty time to play with them.   I made a card using an ink blended background that I recently made from taking the Online Card Classes Background Check.    I have a couple of cards that I created with the inked backgrounds.   First up my card for this weeks sketch.   I used the sketch for inspiration instead of strictly sticking to the sketch.   I used the 4 squares as a quadrant and that is how I lined up my images for the card.

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Stamps:  MFT Birdie Brown Polynesian Paradise
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark, Distress Fossilized Amber and Salty Ocean
Papers: Neenah Solar White 80 lb, SU Basic Black, PI Kraft
Tools: MFT BB Polynesian Paradise dies, Pretty Pink Posh 6 mm and 4 mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, Ranger Distress Stickles, Copics

Here are some more ink blended cards that I made when I did the Online Card Classes.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week! 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Last post today! Online Card Classes Background Check

This is a card in progress.    I did not take a picture of the background before cutting up but the center was left lighter than the rest of the card.   This was my favorite background that I did for the class.    This is plaid background with Distress ink blending.    I have not finished the card yet but wanted to get the background posted. 

Stamps:  MFT Plaid Background Builder, PI I Pick You, SSS Handwritten Borders
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, SSS Fog, Slate, Distress, Versamark
Papers: Neenah Solar white, SU Basic Black
Tools: Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, MFT Jumbo Peekaboo Windows, Copics

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Online Card Classes and My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge

I am combing some of my Online Card Class homework with this week's My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge. 

Stamps:  MFT Piece Of Cake 
Inks: MFT Hybrid Hot Fudge, Razzle Berry, Berrylicious, Lemon Drop, Versamark
Papers: Neenah Solar white, SU Basic Black
Tools: Lifestyle Crafts Dainty Embossing Folder, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Pico Embellisher Clear, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins, Tim Holtz Diffuser Set 1

This was a class example of making  backgrounds with diffusers.   I used a Tim Holtz circle diffuser.  

Thanks for looking!   

Online Card Classes Background Check

This is Background made with Kurtake Gansai Tambi Watercolors!  

Online card classes - Background Check

This background is pouncing distress inks with water splatters to remove color.   

Online Card Classes Homework

Hey.... pardon me for the multiple posts but I am posting some of my online homework from Online Card Classes Background Check class.    

This is Distress Inks with a stencil and baby wipes thru the stencils.