Thursday, November 20, 2014

Visible Image Inspiration Thursday - Classic Face


Good Morning! It is Thursday so that means I have my inspiration card for Visible Image for you today! I created my card today using the Classic Face stamp as my main focal image. I created a watercolor wash background first and once it was dry stamped the image on top with Versafine Black Onyx ink. Then I added accents with a white gel pena and glossy accents on the lips and eye. The watercolors I used have  pearly shimmer to them so I also added a frame around the image using a silver Wink of Stella Pen. Before mounting on my standard A2 card, I created a background using the Grunge Polka Dot stamp and stamped the entire card base using VersaMark ink. I love the watermark effect it has. This card was really simple to create and I love the watercolor background behind the Classic Face. One of my favorite stamps for sure! 

Thank so much for stopping by today!


Before I go, have you heard the amazing news?! Visible Image has been nominated for The British Craft Awards in the Best Stamp Range category. If you live in the UK, be sure to head over HERE to vote for Visible ImageHurry! Voting closes at 11.59pm on 19th December 2014.

Thank you for stopping by - I hope you enjoyed my card.

Be sure to check out our Your Favorite Visible Image Stamps Challenge this month for your chance to WIN £20 to spend on our stamps!

For more inspiration, be sure to join the Visible Image Facebook Group and visit the Visible Image Blog.


SUPPLIES USED:
Visible Image - Classic Face, Grunge Polka Dot and sentiment from OZ Dorothy Set
Watercolor Paper
Yasutomo Watercolors
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Wink of Stella in Silver
PaperTrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
Versamark Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink Pad
Glossy Accents
White Gel Pen

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Totally Terrific Tuesday with The Greeting Farm!


Hi Everyone! I'm up on The Greeting Farm blog again today! I am sharing a teensy sneak peek with you here, but for all the details about my card as well as the 411 on an AWESOME WORKSHOP here in Colorado next month - be sure to hop on over to The Greeting Farm Blog.

Till tomorrow…when I hope to have my post ready for Round 2 of THIS exciting news:


Eeek, wish me luck! I only have 3 more days left to submit!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Imagine Crafts 2015 Artist In Residence!!!


Eeeek! I am SO excited to FINALLY share that I've made it on the Imagine Crafts 2015 Artist In Residence Video Team! This was the first DT team call that I ever tried out for that had 2 rounds - it kinda felt like The Voice or something. LOL! I had so much fun creating with the specific products that were sent each person that made it to round 2 - my desk was a MESS after trying and trashing different ideas. This is an incredible opportunity and a dream come true for me. The team they have put together is full of talented crafters with a variety of styles sure to keep you inspired all year long. I can't wait to get started!! You can check out the full announcement on the Imagine Crafts Blog and be sure to hop through the rest of the team that I'm so blessed to join & join me in congratulating everyone. I am thrilled to be on this team with all of these amazing ladies:

2015 AIRs Project Team
Heike Linnek (Germany)
Isha Gupta (Switzerland)
Jowilna Nolte (South Africa)
Linda Lucas (Australia)
Maureen Cronin (WA, US)
Penny Ward (FL, US)
Renee Zarate (MA, US)
Roni Johnson  (US)
Sylvia Blum (Germany)
Taylor Usry (VA, US)

2015 AIRs Video Team
Baerbel Born (Germany)
Tina McDonald (NB, Canada)

Also, before you go, be sure to check out THIS POST at Imagine Crafts blog as we are looking for YOUR input on what you want to see for the 2015 blog calendar. Project posts, book reviews, crafter interviews, interesting craft news, IMAGINE Crafts behind the scenes, something else entirely?  Leave a comment on the post with your idea(s).  Don’t be shy!  Feel free to let us know what you feel has worked — and what hasn’t.  We’ll choose a random commenter to win an irRESISTible Neon Spray and Pico Embellisher!  (To be eligible for the giveaway, leave a comment by Sunday, November 30.)

Thanks for stopping by! 


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Visible Image Inspiration Thursday - Elegant Emma


Good morning, friends! Today I am sharing a card I created using Visible Image Elegant Emma Set. I am working on a Copic coloring class so a good friend let me borrow her Copics and I'm kinda in coloring heaven right now! I couldn't wait to ink up some of my Visible Image character stamps to color while I have them.


I started coloring this stamp inspired by the movie Frozen and then turned it into a Christmasy card. I have another idea brewing for this stamp that I will have to try. I added the pieces of red after I colored her but I think had I don't that first, I would have probably colored her dress red. Sometimes these things just take on a life of their own! I still love how she turned out. I used Imagine Crafts Vertigo Paper and die cut it with Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders to create the snowy banks behind her. I think it looks so cool because of the texture of the paper. I also used a Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frames to create my sentiment and add some snowflakes behind her.


Before I go, have you heard the amazing news?! Visible Image has been nominated for The British Craft Awards in the Best Stamp Range category. If you live in the UK, be sure to head over HERE to vote for Visible ImageHurry! Voting closes at 11.59pm on 19th December 2014.

Thank you for stopping by - I hope you enjoyed my card.

Be sure to check out our Your Favorite Visible Image Stamps Challenge this month for your chance to WIN £20 to spend on our stamps!

For more inspiration, be sure to join the Visible Image Facebook Group and visit the Visible Image Blog.


SUPPLIES USED:
Visible Image - Elegant Emma Set
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Copics: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20, R24, BV23 / Hair - E40, E41, E42, Y11, BV23 / Dress - BG000, B00, B01, B04, BV23, C1, C2, 0 
Wink of Stella in Silver, Gold and Clear
PaperTrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
Versamark Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Authentique Paper Pad
Imagine Crafts Vertigo Paper
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frames

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Watercolor Wednesday - Exciting news from The Greeting Farm!


Hi friends,

I am SO excited! When Joni and Rosemary asked me to be their holiday guest designer there was NO hesitation on my part! I eagerly accepted as The Greeting Farm is my first stamping love and I'm pretty blessed with a friendship that bloomed when Marie accepted my crazy request to pick up my stamps once I realized she was right here in Colorado all those many moons ago. We've had hours of laughter over packing stamps together and now 5 babies later between the two of us (she is almost caught up with me now LOL), it's easy to say she's one of my closest friends. While at my very first CHA show, Jessica took me under her experienced wing and showed me the ropes thus another friendship bloomed - it became our tradition to have breakfast together before the show. It's just one of those things I love about this hobby - the friendships are definitely by far my favorite part. I'm sure you can tell, everyone that has been and is part of The Farm becomes family.


Watercoloring has taken the stamping industry by storm and I have definitely been bitten. I love applying colors and seeing them move across the page and blending together. It is definitely trial and error as you have to be careful which colors you place together as it can quickly turn to yucky mud. LOL One tip is to keep cool colors and warm colors apart only blending within the color family. Of course using your primary colors together like red and blue or blue and yellow is always fun because you can get those purples and greens as they blend together. Be sure to visit my first post on The Greeting Farm blog to see the rest of the cards I created as well as my tip for embossing!

Also, there is a fabulous sale going on at The Greeting Farm with more items being added! Be sure to check it out HERE.

I know it has been quiet the past couple weeks on my blog but I promise there are many, MANY exciting things in the works…I should be back with an announcement this Friday so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don't miss a thing. It is about to get VERY busy up in here. I will also be back tomorrow with my weekly Visible Image inspiration post which you won't want to miss!

Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you enjoyed my card!