Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Celebrate

Hello! Last month I played along with The Daily Marker Challenge 2 on Instragram and colored a bunch of images including Anya Lifts (The Greeting Farm). I finally turned the colored image into a quick and easy card.

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I finished the main panel with a sentiment from CMS236 – Crazy Talk. This is going to be my go to set for card sentiments. I love the fonts and the size of the images. So be prepared to see it a lot on my blog. Heh heh.

To embellish the card I added a bit of tissue tape and a few sequins.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Hello, missing you

Hello – I have a sweet card to share tonight featuring some of my favorite blooms: CMS215 Flower Garden from Stampers Anonymous.

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For this card I stamped a flower from the set multiple times on watercolor cardstock and heat set with gold embossing powder. Once the paper cooled I used Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens to add some color here and there. I had some difficulty blending the colors after they were applied to the cardstock so in some places I actually scribbled first on another surface and then picked up the color with a regular water brush and applied it to the cardstock for a softer look.

I then cut the panel to size using a stitched rectangle die and added a bit more texture by spritzing with a distress marker. I also applied Clear Wink of Stella Glitter to the flower centers.

To embellish, I cut multiple hellos from cardstock and stacked them together to create a thick sentiment. I finished the sentiment by stamping “#missingyou” from CMS183 Hashtags in Manganese Blue Archival Ink. For a final touch I added a few sequins.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

C4C296: Make it royal!

Hello! I’m running very behind this month but I’m hoping to get back to a normal crafting schedule soon! Although I may have to sacrifice a few household chores to do so. ;) To kick start my crafting I decided to play along with the latest challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges to Make it Royal by using royal colors and/or images.

I don’t have many princess, queen, or king images so I went the route of royal colors by using lots of purple and gold.

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I adore the Meowwwww stamp set from Neat & Tangled and since cats think they are the rulers of the world it seemed a great choice for this challenge. Ha ha ha.

Even though I haven’t done a ton of crafting this month I did do some crafty shopping and picked up a set of the Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brush markers. I scribbled just a bit of dark purple along the bottom of a piece of watercolor paper and then used a paintbrush and water to drag the color down the paper. Nice-y nice!

For more texture I stamped the Mesh background from CMS221 – Mesh & Linen (Stampers Anonymous) in VersaMark and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger). I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Meowwwww set in gold on black cardstock.

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I finished the card up with a die cut circle of purple cardstock and a handful of sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you had a crafty weekend!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NON17: Seeing stars

Hello friends -

It is the first of the month which means it is time for another Naughty or Nice Challenge! I do so enjoy these challenges because they are the perfect opportunity to break out some of my snarkier stamp sets and sentiments!

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This month’s challenge is a tough one. All you need to do is include a star or stars on your project. So difficult! ;)

Print

For my project I used the Tim Holtz Star Stencil and some Wild Honey Distress Stain Spray to create a bright background. How? I laid the stencil over a piece of watercolor paper and they sprayed. I removed the stencil and let the sprayed background set for a minute or two. This allowed the ink to really soak into the paper. I then took a baby wipe and swiped it across the background. This picked up the excess ink and filled in the background with a lighter shade of the ink. The background looks two toned but it was really just one color.

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The bear and sentiment are from the Party Grumplings set I illustrated for Taylored Expressions. I also used a couple of dies from the Build a Tag 4 die set.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions just let me know. Make sure to head over to the Naughty or Nice Challenge Blog for more details on the challenge and to see additional samples.