Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Jane's Doodles + Art Squares Birthday Card



Hi everyone! Today I am up on Jane's Doodles Blog with a birthday card I created using her gorgeous Anemone set. There is no video to go with this card not because I didn't have time (actually that is the real reason) but because I didn't want to have to try to pronounce Anemone for you! haha This stamp set is beautiful and comes with four sentiments making it a great versatile stamps set to have in your collection. I used the Happy Birthday sentiment because it's always great to have some of those on hand. I colored my image with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and added some white accents with Imagine Crafts irRESISTibles in Wedding Dress (one of my favorite embellishment mediums that you can find at Blitsy!) I kept the card design simple because these flowers really just pop against that smokey grey cardstock and I just clear heat embossed a wood grain stamp for some texture behind the image. 


I stamped my images in Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black on Art Squares by Inchie Arts. They graciously sent me a variety of samples and I had in mind stamping on a grouping of the 2.5" squares and spacing them out a bit on my card but I ended up liking it better this way and added a strip of masking tape on the back to keep them together. It's now secret that I prefer to create on a smaller scale and I fell in love these tiny square. I want to play and explore with them a bit more but stay tuned as I will put together another blog post along with a video using this awesome substrate in your art! 

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blitsy Feature: Art Journal Backgrounds with Dylusions Paints and Ink Sprays


Hi Everyone! 

Sneak Peak! I have a new project featured on the Blitsy Blog today all about creating fun backgrounds using Dylusions Paints and Ink Sprays. Head on over to see the full page in my art journal as well as my process video! Also, the timing is quite perfect as Range Dylusions paints and sprays are ON SALE right now (sale ends in 3 days) at Blitsy. ;)


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Greeting Farm - Tip Me Tuesday Feature


I'm so excited to be joining The Greeting Farm for another Tip Me Tuesday post on the blog! When I saw the  new digital Mermaid stamps Marie released last week, I couldn't wait to print them out and color them with my Copic markers. I also pre-ordered the Mermaid Beans that will be out sometime next month. I just can't resist the beans!!! Head over to The Greeting Farm's Blog to view my entire post along with a coloring video!

Stamp: Coraline Merbean Digital Stamp, Dreamy (sentiment)
Copics: Skin (E00, E21, E95, BV20, R20, R21); Hair (G02, YG09, G16, BG49, Y02); Tail (Y00, YG01, YG25, BG34); Starfish/shells (V12, V05, V09)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Jane's Doodles: Belated Birthday Card


Hi Everyone! Today I have a fun belated birthday card for you featuring Jane's Doodles Dogs set. I couldn't resist using this adorable set again for my first feature on the Jane's Doodles blog. When I showed my hubby the masking I did with the dog house and pup for the blog hop he suggested I create a belated birthday card with that concept being the doggie was in the doghouse for forgetting the birthday. I thought that was so clever so I had to run with it! 


Rather than masking, today I did a little paper piecing with the doghouse. I loved this weathered woodgrain paper and thought it would look cute on the front of the doghouse. I then did some simple coloring of this doggie and kind of tucked him inside the doghouse and used foam adhesive to pop him up a bit. 

Some fun use of dies and simple embellishing completed my card. Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you liked my card, please click on the button below to subscribe to my blog so you don't miss a post! 


Supplies:
Jane's Doodles: Dogs
Copic Markers: 100, C8, C6, C4, E95, YR000, BG13, R46
Copic Xpress It Blending Card
My Mind's Eye "on the bright side" 6x6 paper pad
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders Die
My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 22
WPlus9 Love Mom Layers Die
Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Adhesive
Thermo*web Zots Singles
Scotch 3M ATG Adhesive
Reflections Enamel Dots

Friday, July 31, 2015

Blitsy Feature: Faber-Castell Gelatos Art Journaling


Hi Everyone! 

I am featured on Blitsy this week with my art journal page using Faber-Castell Gelatos. Head over to the Blitsy Blog for more pictures and my process video!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Saturated Canary July Release Hop!


Hi everyone! I am so excited to be joining the Saturated Canary Design Team in this fun July Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the talented Regan's Blog. If you just happened to visit during the hop, be sure to go back to the beginning HERE or check out the end of this post for the full list! When Krista asked me there was no hesitation when I said yes. You can check out my art journal using one of the new stamps HERE. Tomorrow she will release five more gorgeous images into her shop and I am lucky enough to share with you some of them (with the help of my girls!)


For my card today, I used the new image called QuickText. I just fell in love with this image as soon as I saw it. I think she looks so sweet and that hair - we all love coloring that hair, right?! I used Copic Markers and fussy cut her out. She comes with two fun sentiment bubbles and I used this one for my card because it is absolutely how I feel about Krista! I also want to enter this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes. :D

Supplies:
Stamps: Saturated Canary Digital Stamp (QuickText), Simon Says Stamp (Grunge Letters Background)
Copics: Skin (E11, E33, V15, E04, R22, R24); Hair (BV31, B63, B66, BV29); Pants (B95, B97, B99); Shirt (Y21, YR23, Y28); Jacket (C5, C7, C9, 100); Purse (N3, N5, N7); Phone (C1, C3)
Ink: Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink (Duckling, Wisteria)
Printer: Brother Laser
Copic Xpress It Blending Card
White Gel Pen
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
WPlus9 Die (Sunshine)


Krista is also releasing a special set for kids! It includes 3 adorable images and will be available tomorrow for an awesome price just for the kiddos. I just knew I had to ask my girls to play along with me today for this blog hop. They were ecstatic and colored up all three images right away - especially since mom said they could use her Copics which are normally hands off. haha!  I asked them each to pick one of their colored images to create a card. My youngest daughter chose the one little dude of the set. I thought that was so sweet since personally I have a hard time with the boy cards. I absolutely love her coloring and thought it was so cute she wanted to off set the image on the card so it looked like he was skateboarding off!


My oldest did such a great job with this cutie patootie. She didn't ask for any help with the design of her card, cutting the pattern paper all on her own. She said she thought it was perfect for her image because it already had a sentiment on it. Clever, right! I also adore how she added the glitter sticker in the middle of the camera - such a perfect touch.

Now onto the prize...How do you win it you ask?!!! well its super easy. Below is the blog hop order. You will need to hop around the girls blogs and leave a comment on each one for your chance to win a whopping $40 gift certificate for the store!! so get hopping for the chance to get shopping!! he he he!!! Next stop for you is the adorable Alyce! In case you get lost along the way see below for the entire blog hop order.
Blog Hop order...
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