Monday, May 26, 2014

My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club - Let's Hang Out

I was out of town this past week unexpectedly and when I got home I had my last order from the May release.   I ordered the new Birdie Brown Let's Hang Out stamp and die set.    With it being Memorial Day, I thought I would go with a color combo of Red, White and Blue.

I colored up the image with my Copic markers.   I texturized the jeans but it is a little hard to see in the photo.   This was done with some old jean material and Copic Blender solution applied after coloring.   She was cut out with the matching die set and popped up on a white rectangle cut out with the MFT Rectangle 2 Stax set. 

Stamps:  MFT Birdie Brown Let's Hang Out, MFT Grid Background
Ink: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versafine Black Onyx 
Paper: PI Kraft, MFT Wild Cherry, MFT Sweet Tooth, MFT Nightshift Blue, Fancy Pants Trend Setter 
Tools:  MFT Blueprints 1 & 13, Fishtail Flag Stax, Circle Stax 2, Pierced Rectangle Stax, Rechtangle Stax 2, Wild Cherry Button


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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Watercoloring Stamped Image - Online Watercolor Class

Here is a card that I made using some of the techniques I learned in the Online Watercolor Class.   Lot's of splattering with watered down ink and then some water.  Thanks for looking!

Stamp: MFT PI Gone Fishin'
Ink: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice
Paper: watercolor, SU Soft Sky, PI Kraft
Tools:  Distress Markers, Watercolor Brushes, Wink of Stella Clear (on fish)

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Watercoloring - Tim Holtz Distress Inks

This is a new technique I tried from the Online Watercoloring class -- Tim did a video lesson on the mini Distress inks blocks and stencils.   Loved it!  I ran out and bought some of his stencils to give it a try.

Stamp:  Neat and Tangled My Favorite
Paper: watercolor, SU Pool Party, Basic Black, MFT Smooth White
Ink: Mini Distress Ink pads, Versafine Onyx Black
tools: Tim Holtz Layering Stencils Bubble, Wink of Stella Clear, mini spritzer

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MFTWSC176 - My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club

Here is my card this week for the MFT Wednesday Sketch.      This is an older PI stamp, Make Mine a Double.   She is super sweet and makes me think of summer time!  

Stamps:  MFT PI Make Mine a Double,  MFT Bokeh Builder (on the For You -hard to see - stamped off once)
Paper:  SU Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Copic Xpress, 
Ink: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, SU Pistachio Pudding
Tools: MFT Blueprints 1, 3 & 4, Pierced Circle Stax,  Wink of Stella Clear,  Copics, Glossy Accents

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Online Card Class - Watercolor - stamping with watercolors

Stamps:  MFT Bokeh Builder, N&T Party Dots
Ink: Distress Inks, MFT Hybrid Black Licorice
Paper: MFT Smooth White

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Online Card Class - Watercolor Backgrounds

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Starry Backdrops, Neat & Tangled Hope 
Ink: Versamark, MFT Hybrid Black Licorice
Paper: Watercolor, SU Basic Black, MFT Smooth white
Tools: Watercolor, Black Embossing Powder, White embossing Powder, ME Femme Frames

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Online Card Class - Watercolor Backgrounds

Stamps: ME Make a Wish, MFT Typewriter Text Background
Ink: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark
Paper: Watercolor, SU Black, MFT Smooth white
Tools: Watercolor, Clear Embossing Powder, ME Femme Frames

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My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club 175

My card this week is a mixture of the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch and Monthly Palette Challenge.   This month was Kraft, Berrylicious, Pink Lemonade, and Sno Cone.    It sounds yummy!   I created a scene with my card this week.     I stamped up the MFT Pure Innocence Wish you were Here stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored her in with Copics.   

Stamps:   MFT PI Wish you were here, On the Diagonal Background, Typewriter Text Background, SU Woodgrain Wheel, MFT PI It's a Sign (hello) 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Hybrid Berrylicious, Sno Cone, SU Pink Pirouette, SU Crumb Cake, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
Paper: PI Kraft, Copic, MFT Smooth White, Berrylicious, Sno Cone, Pink Lemonade
Tools: MFT Pierced Oval Stax and Stax 1, Blueprints 2, ME Landscape Trio, MFT Wonky Scalloped Border (for clouds), MS Butterfly punch, SU Candy Dots, Distress Stickles, Uniball Signo White Gel Pen, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen (shoes)

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Third card….. Wonderful

I am taking part of the Online Card Class Watercolor for Card Markers, this is the first day, watercolor backgrounds.    I did three cards today to try out the techniques.   For my last card, this is Watercolor background and then adding a stencil on top while it dries.  

Inks: Hero Arts Black
Paper: Ranger Watercolor, MFT Nightshift Blue, Smooth White, Silver Glitter Paper
Stamps: Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings
Tools: Simon Says Stamp Chevron Stencil, Sewing Machine

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Second Card……You add color to my life…..

Ink: Hero Arts Black, Versamark
Paper: SU Basic Black, MFT Smooth White, Ranger Watercolor
Stamps: MFT Musical Note Background, Paper Smooches I Heart Art
Tools: Sakura Koi Watercolors Set of 24 w/ Waterbrush, Sequins, MFT Pierced Square Stax, Square Stax 1

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Online Card Class - Watercolor for Card Makers

I have been taking the Online Card Class and had time to do some of the lessons.   I tried all three of day one classes out today.   I will have to wait till this weekend to do more of the lessons.   I pretty much stuck with the technique as it was instructed.    I loved how all three of my cards turned out.   It was a lot of fun!    Watercolor is very relaxing!   It is hard to mess it up!

My first card is using Distress inks and spritzing with water on a acrylic block to create a watercolor background.

Inks: Distress Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers
Tools: Spritzer, Acrylic block, Paper Smooches Thanks die
Paper:  Watercolor paper, MFT Whip Cream

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club 174

I tried all day yesterday to finish this card.  I wanted it to be a shaker card but I had two failed attempts and finally I said forget it.   I am again super busy this weekend and just did not have a lot of time to spend stamping this weekend, so here is the final version - less the shaker part.    It did not turn out so bad!   I love the rainbow colors against the black and white.  We have had two back to back weekends of prom/formals.   So…. I paid tribute to the black and white!

The heart were made with strips of colored card stock adhered to light paper.   Then I ran thru my Big Shot with a heart die from MFT Blueprints 4.    I cut 6 out and have three left to make another card.  
The black banner ribbon was cut with the MFT Fishtail Flag Stax.   I put my cutting plate short on the end so that it did not cut the flat end off and then turned the card stock around and put back in the die to extend the flag and flag tail the other end.   The center was cut with my MFT Pierced Square Stax.    

All My Favorite Things Products unless otherwise noted: 
Stamps: Fabulous Sayings
Ink: MFT Hybrid Black
Paper:  Wild Cherry, Smooth White, Razzle Berry, Lemon Drop, Blu Raspberry, Sour Apple, Grape Jelly, SU Black, SU Vellum
Tools:  Blueprints 4, Pierced Square Stax, Fishtail Flag Stax

Have an AMAZING week! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 217

This card has been a week in progress.   I don't have much stamp time during the week with work, kids, sports, etc…… I started this card on Monday, finished on Thursday and took the picture today but could not load it till now!  Whew!  

I love any sketch with a circle!    I used my MFT Pure Innocence Sunny Thoughts and colored with my Copic Markers.   I used my MFT Flat bottomed clouds for the flowers and covered them with my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter marker.   My go to MFT Fishtail flag stax to add my flag banners.  

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Stamps: MFT PI Sunny Thoughts
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers:  PI Kraft, MFT Sweet Tooth, Razzle Berry, Lemon Drop, Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine
Tools: MFT Pierced Circle Stax, Fishtail flag Stax, Flat bottomed Clouds, Sakura white Gel Pen, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush