Saturday, March 28, 2015

C4C279: Spring

Hello, Crafty Peeps -

Are you ready to start the weekend off with a new challenge? I am! This week the Crazies are challenging you to think Spring. Easy peasy. You can find all of the details over at Crazy 4 Challenges. Of course, there are also some fabulous samples from the team.

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For my card this week I used one of my first illustrations for Taylored Expressions, The Little Things. I colored the image with Copic markers and added a bit of shimmer to the bees using a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen.

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For the background I used a stencil from My Favorite Things and Sakura Koi Watercolors to add some dots of color to a piece of watercolor paper. Then sentiment is from Many Minis – Occasions (Taylored Expressions) and was stamped in Archival Jet Black ink. A couple of washi tapes from Little B and Tim Holtz were used behind the main panel. Finished with a few enamel dots – my faves!

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Thanks for stopping by!

PS: if you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Believe in Yourself

Hello!

I found some time to make a tag to share with you tonight. I’ve been a busy bee this month so I haven’t had much time to craft. Unless you considering painting the kitchen crafting. ;)

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I was in the mood for texture and I had a new product sitting on my desk waiting to be used: Texture Tools from Ranger. Perfect! I painted a manila tag with white gesso and let dry. I then slathered the tag with Texture Paste and used one of the texture tools to remove some of the paste here and there. I let the paste dry and then brushed the tag with Sakura Koi watercolors to add some color and bring out the detail of the texture more.

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I loved the look of the stenciled background of this card so much that I decided to use the same technique on this tag. This time I used the Stars stencil and a range of watercolors from yellow to blue. Once the paint dried I stamped a sentiment from Group Hugs (Paper Smooches) in Clear Emboss It ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. A little ribbon and mirrored stars finished the tag.

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Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

PS: if you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this tag.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

C4C277: Bring on the Bling

Hey peeps -

Super excited for this weekend after a long week of work. Although most of it will be spent on some projects around the house and starting the great purge of 2015. In other words, it is time to clean the craft room. Lol. But before I start that I thought it would be fun to play along with the latest challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges: Bring on the Bling. Make sure to pop over to the blog for more wonderful samples.

For my project today I used some the new If Cats Could Talk stamp and die combo from Taylored Expressions. I paired it with the Star Stacklets and Build a Tag 3 die sets.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pocketful of Delight

Hello Crafty Friends -

How about a fun Spring Challenge to start the week? The Inspiration Emporium’s challenge this month is Spring Blooms. All you need to do is include a flower of some kind on your project. Easy peasy and there is a great prize: $50 gift certificate to the Inspiration Emporium Store. So make sure you head over to the blog to find out all of the details (and see some great samples).

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For my project first project this month I used the Pocketful of Sunshine and Coordinating Die (Taylored Expressions) as the focal point. This is a set that I illustrated the images for and it is available in the IE Store. I’m particularly fond of the frog in this set which shouldn’t be much of a surprise.

The image was colored with Copic markers and embellished with Glossy Accents and glitter.

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For the colorful background, I used the Tim Holtz Harlequin Stencil and Sakura Koi Watercolors to color a piece of watercolor paper. I LOVE this technique and you may be seeing it a few more times this month.

Much foam tape was sacrificed in the making of this card. LOL.

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a delightful week!

Also, if you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.