Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Blitsy Feature: DIY Recipe Book with Carta Bella

Hi Everyone! I have a fun - different type post - up on the Blitsy blog today. For a full process video showing you how I created this adorable Recipe book as well as a full supply list - be sure to head on over!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Greeting Farm: Tip Me Tuesday with a Colorless Blender Technique

Hi everyone! I am back on The Greeting Farm's Blog today with another Tip Me Tuesday with a technique twist. To find out what I'm doing with everything in this picture, stop on over to The Greeting Farm to see. ;)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Guest Designer for Butterfly Reflections Inc: WPlus9 Pattern Stamping

Hi everyone! I'm back for my last post as Butterfly Reflections, Inc October Guest Designer! I guess you can say I am in full fledged holiday mode - bring on the snow, I AM READY! Yes, I am already listening to Christmas music - any excuse and making Christmas cards is the perfect excuse in my book. Today, I am using the Holiday Cheer stamp set from WPlus9's latest release. As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it. I have become slightly addicted to open line art images paired with solid stamped images and this set has both - it was definitely coming home to me! I loved it so much as soon as I started stamping that I have not one, not two but THREE cards for you today. Plus, a process video - I hope you will enjoy seeing how fast and simple these cards are to make. I will be making a few more using this technique with a lot of different colors to have on hand to mail out this season. I'm showing you one of my cards here, but please head on over to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog post to see the other two as well as my process video - or you can check it out on my YouTube Channel.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I would love it if you would click on the button below to subscribe to my blog to let me know you enjoy what you see and would like to see more! 

Supply List:
WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Die
WPlus9 Coal Mine Cardstock
WPlus9 Pure Color Dye Ink (Gala Red, Last Leaf, Falling for Blue, Fairy Dust)
White Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Trimmings Twine - Red Sparkle
Ranger Embossing Powder (Liquid Platinum)
3M Scotch Advanced Tape Glider Adhesive
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Adhesive

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Greeting Farm Tip Me Tuesday: Zombie Coloring

Hi everyone! I'm excited to be joining The Greeting Farm for another Tip Me Tuesday post. I went a little wild for this one so just stick with me. First, I have to warn everyone on the farm, there seems to be a teensy bit of a zombie epidemic hitting stamps everywhere and today it has come to The Greeting Farm so…beware - you just might get bitten and be compelled to take on this challenge once you read on. 

It all began when I saw Lydia at Understand Blue post a picture on instagram of some bunny stamps she turned into zombies. I got a little giggle out of it. Then there may have been a zombie little drummer boy roaming around but I can neither confirm nor deny that because I can't seem to find any evidence of the fact now. Next, Sandy Allnock (another friend of the farm) and Zoe of Make It Crafty had a little coloring collaboration on Periscope transforming one of her stamps into a zombie and that was it. I'd been bitten by the challenge and had to give it a try. (You can actually read more about their challenge HERE) Little Poppy here is from the Super Secret Stamp Club and she was JUST released into the store this month if you missed out on getting her during the club subscription. She was just asking to be zombie-fied with that little skull in her hair, don't you think?!

Skin (E81, E84, E87, YG95, YG99, E43)
Eyes (R02, R01, W1, W0, G0000, G20, 0)
Hair (W5, W7, W9, RV93, RV95, RV99, R99)
Clothes (C5, C6, C8, 100, @3, E43, YR31, Y26, Y28, W3)

Seriously, I can't stop staring at her! What do you think? Creepy or Awesome?! Do you want to give it a try? I'd love to see it if you do - post in The Greeting Farm Facebook page or on Instagram and tag it with #thegreetingfarm and #creativecolzombies. I can't wait to see what you come up with! I tried filming this but ended up not turning the camera back on after I did her skin and didn't really capture much to put on my YouTube channel so I'm thinking of hopping on Persicope Tuesday afternoon and coloring her again live. You can find my Persicope link on my side bar.

*GIVEAWAY* I need your help coming up with a sentiment to get Zombie Poppy on a card - leave your comments here or on MY TGF POST with a sentiment and I'll choose one person from all the comments to win the card I make with her along with a few other goodies from my crafty stash!

I will see you all next week with another (probably less creepy) Tip Me Tuesday!

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Mixed Media: Dina Wakley Quote Challenge Art Journal

Hi everyone! It has been awhile since I've shared some mixed media I've done just for me. Last week, Dina Wakley issued a challenge to her fans on her Facebook page. Of course, I completely misinterpreted the challenge to use an inspiring quote and just saw the words challenge, art journal, quote and went with my favorite quote that I've been thinking about turning into a page in my art journal this month. Oops! I'm still happy I joined in the challenge though because I found so much joy in the process of this particular page.

October has always been my favorite month. I love how the air turns cooler and since moving to a state that has actual seasons, watching the leaves turn beautiful shades of gold, orange and red. The skies always seem to be a bit more bluer in October, too. This quote is one of my favorites to capture the way I feel about my favorite month. I added it to my page last and admittedly practiced a LOT before I actually wrote on my page. I just don't like my handwriting and wish I could master beautiful lettering but don't seem to have the patience to learn. haha I wrote the quote with the Stabilo All Purpose pencil in black and went over the lines with a damp paintbrush to darken the ink. Then I filled in all the loops with a white gel pen. 

Here is a close up of the left page. I'm seriously giddy that I am working in this large Dylusions Creative Journal. I have had it for ages and been too intimidated by such a large work area - 11x17 I think is about the size of the double spread pages which is a LONG way from the 4.25x5.5 size cards I'm comfortable working on! Once I let go of that fear though, I love the large area and really enjoy letting myself get lost in the process of filling it up. 

I love this page because you can see how pretty the Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic paints mix when I sprayed them with water and let them drip down my page. This is definitely a happy moment on the page. I used the colors Turquoise and Night - they are my favorites!

I'm going to flood my post now with some close ups of the page:

This is another favorite part of my page. I used some coffee filter pages by Christy Tomlinson that I've hoarded FOREVER to cut out my pumpkins and adhered them to my page with Liquitex Gel Medium. I outlined the edges of each pumpkin with the Stabilo All Purpose Pencil in black and went over top with a damp paint brush. Then I used a combination of Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylics and Dyan Reaveley Dylusions paints with my fingers to color each pumpkin. For the stems and shadows I used Golden Acrylic in Burnt Sienna.

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Liquitex Acrylic Gesso White
Liquitex Gloss Gel
Bo Bunny Fall Friends 6x6 Paper Pad
Ranger Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Paints (Squeezed Orange, Vibrant Turquoise, Fresh Lime)
Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints (Night, Turquoise, Ruby, Lemon)   
Golden Fluid Acrylics (Burnt Sienna)
Stabilo All Pencil in Black
Christy Tomlinson Coffee Filters She Said

Friday, October 16, 2015

Jane's Doodles: Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils

Hi Everyone! Stopping by quickly to share with you my card featuring Jane's Doodles. I love the Autumn Blessings stamp set and created this very simple Thanksgiving card using all the pumpkins from the set. One of the great things about this set is you can use it all year with the beautiful sunflower image and "With Gratitude" sentiment that is included. Gotta love a versatile stamp set. 

I need a TON more practice but today I pulled out my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. Like I said...a lot more practice is needed! I just need to play some more with them and get comfortable with them. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I would love it if you would click on the button below to subscribe to my blog to let me know you enjoy what you see and would like to see more! 

Supply List:
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 
(White, Cadium Orange, Dark Chrome Yellow, Van Dyck Brown, Burnt Siena, Walnut Brown, Olive Green Yellowish, Pine Green)
Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Doodlebug Design Inc Fall Friends 6x6 Paper Pad
Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Die
My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Arch STAX
May Arts White/Gold Bakers Twine
Lawn Fawn Trimmings Sequins
Thermoweb Tiny Glue Dots

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Blitsy Feature: Watercolor Art Journal with Elegant Writer

Hi Everyone! I am up on the Blitsy today with a new project. I took to my Strathmore Watercolor Visual Journal to create a simple page using one amazing tool to get all the colors you are seeing. This is just a sneak peek, to find out what I used to create all those gorgeous colors check out my post HERE for a full reveal plus my process video! Hope to see you over there!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Butterfly Reflections, Ink Guest Designer: The Greeting Farm Scene with Copics

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be Guest Designing for Butterfly Reflections, Inc. this month. They carry all of my favorite stamping supplies including the latest releases! I'm kicking it of with this adorable card and I'd love it if you stopped by my post at Butterfly Reflections to find out more about how I created this card as well as details and leave me some love. 

I also have a process video for you today you can check it out YouTube or below:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I would love it if you would click on the button below to subscribe to my blog to let me know you enjoy what you see and would like to see more! 

Supply List:
The Greeting Farm (Cuddly Thanks, Wood Friends)
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Deer (Y28, E44, E57, R02, E81, E43)
Squirrel (E71, E74, E77, E81, E43)
Acorn/Tree Trunk (E35, E57, E59, E09)
Sky (B91, V20, 0)
Grass (YG17, YG61, YG63, YG67)
White Gel Pen
Zig Wink of Stella (clear)
Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather 6x6 Paper
WPlus9 (Fairy Dust, Gala Red Ink)
My Favorite Things Die-namics (Blueprints 15, 20, 24)
Copic Xpress It Blending Card
Helmar Zap Dots

Friday, October 9, 2015

Jane's Doodles: Winter Wishes New Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to Jane's Doodles new release blog hop where we are featuring Winter Wishes! You should have just arrived from Milka's blog - if not, just scroll down for a full list of everyone participating today. We have two new Design Team members as well as one very special guest!

I just adore the critters in this stamp set and had to use as many as I could fit on one card! I couldn't hold back any longer and added Brusho Watercolors to my ever growing watercolor medium collection and have been itching to try them so I thought I would give them a try on a background today. I had a few bumps along the way as I created this card but I pushed on and I'm so glad I did because even though the end result wasn't what I originally had in mind, it is absolutely adorable. The process from what we envision when we sit down to create to what actually comes to life is a journey. I hope you will join me in my studio to see how this card came together today:

When the post first went live, I forgot to mention our giveaway!!! One person be randomly selected from the comments left on all the blogs to win two Jane's Doodles stamp sets of their choice - be sure to leave a comment at each stop so you have more chances to win! Also, to celebrate it's 15% off all stamp sets all weekend! Make sure you head on over to Tracy's Blog next - she's our fabulous guest today! If you've gotten lost or just came over in the middle, here is the full list of everyone hopping today:
Carisa (YOU ARE HERE!)
Tracy (Guest Designer)
Vesna (new design team member)
Neha (new design team member)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I would love it if you would click on the button below to subscribe to my blog to let me know you enjoy what you see and would like to see more! 

Supply List:
Jane's Doodles (Winter Wishes)
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Penguin - C4, C6, C8, C10, 100, E81, R20, 0, YR20, YR23, R56, RV99
Mouse - E43, E44, E47, R20, E81, BG57, BG49
Bear - E81, E43, R20, B34, B37, B99
Bo Bunny Altitute 6x6 Paper Pad
WPlus9 (Landscape Border Dies)
My Favorite Things Die-namics (Blueprints 20, 24)
Wplus9 Coal Mine Cardstock
Copic Xpress It Blending Card
Fabriano 140lbs Cold Press Watercolor Paper
Brusho Watercolors (Ost.Blue, Violet, Grey)
Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium
Imagine Crafts by Tsukineko Embossing Powder (White)
Helmar Zap Dots

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Jane's Doodles: Clean and Simple Copic Coloring Card

Hi everyone! Yesterday I had this card featured on Jane's Doodles blog and I want to share it with you today. I used the Cats set which has the cutest little felines and sentiments. I pulled out some Echo Park paper - I love the colors and dots and stripes in this paper pad. Some die cuts and this card was ready to go. I love keeping cards clean and simple.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I would love it if you would click on the button below to subscribe to my blog to let me know you enjoy what you see and would like to see more! 

Supply List:
Jane's Doodles (Cats)
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copics: E55, E35, E57, T1, W3, W5, R22)
Echo Park 8x8 Brights Paper Pad
WPlus9 (Gift Card Die Set)
My Favorite Things Die-namics (Blueprints 20)

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Greeting Farm Feature: Copic Coloring One Layer Card

Hi Everyone! I'm back with another start to finish video for The Greeting Farm but before we get to that, first things first. Thank you everyone for subscribing to my YouTube channel after last week's video and all of your lovely comments! Each one lifted my spirits so much and got me so excited to create my video for you today. Without keeping you in much more suspense, I do have a winner to announce:

Congratulations!! Please email me at czglobicki at msn dot com with your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you!

As you could probably tell from the card above - I kept it very clean and simple today. I just adore this image, Snuddle Anya, - I got her as soon as she was released and today is the first time inking her up - do you do that, too?! I grabbed my inspiration this week from the October Farm Fresh Challenge; Use Black, Orange & Purple. As promised, here is my process video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed coloring this sweetie!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I would love it if you would click on the button below to subscribe to my blog to let me know you enjoy what you see and would like to see more! 

Supply List:
The Greeting Farm stamps (Snuddle Anya, Because of You)
Skin (E50, E51, E11, V20, R20, R22, R01)
Hair (YR27, E37, E59)
Clothes, etc. (V15, V17, V09, YR14, YR16, YR09, W5, W7, W9, 110)
Zig Wink of Stella (Clear)
My Favorite Things Die-namics (Blueprints 20)
Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Xpress It Blending Card
WPlus9 PureColor Ink (Pumpkin Spice)
WPlus9 Cardstock  (Coal Mine)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

WPlus9: Clean and Simple Watercolor Cards

Since it's October and another WPlus9 release is just around the corner...5 days to be exact, I thought I better play with the last release a bit more! I pulled out the Wishing You stamp set and created 3 very simple cards on my favorite Strathmore Watercolor cards. I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens without water  and I have to be honest, it was hard to stop at just three. This stamp set is absolutely adorable and a blast to color.

I kept my first card very simple. I trimmed the cards down to 4.25 x 5.5" (they come 5x7") - stamped the sweet image and sentiment in the middle and wrapped some twine below it. The sentiment comes from the Wishing You Sentiments set - a great add on to the sweet bunnies!

I mean, really, can it BE any cuter?! {done in my best Chandler Bing voice} Rounding out the corners and adding a small scattering of matching sequins was the perfect touch for this card.

I went a little bit further with my last card by adding a window using the My Favorite Things Die-namics LJD Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows. I stamped the bunnies and colored them on the inside adding the sentiment from the Happy Mail stamp set. I kept the front simple adding the Thank You I die cut from the Hand Lettered Thanks die and some small sequin stars.

I am also going to enter my cards into Virginia's View Challenge #19 - hello, I LOVE the theme this month so I am SURE I will be back with more entries, too!!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I would love it if you would click on the button below to subscribe to my blog to let me know you enjoy what you see and would like to see more! 

Supply List:
WPlus9 (Wishing You, Wishing You Sentiments, Happy Mail, Hand Letter Thanks Die)
Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink
Strathmore Watercolor Cards
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
My Favorite Things Die-Namices (LJD Peek-A-Boo Circle Windows)
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink
May Arts Natural Jute Twine