Monday, October 5, 2015

May I just say… wow!

Hello! I’m popping in tonight with a card I made featuring an image I colored for the The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I don’t color every day but it is a nice prompt to color more often. If you want to see what I’m coloring you can check out my Instagram account under @daniellelounds.

For day 3 I colored a lovely image from Miss Anya Hats Off from The Greeting Farm and yesterday I turned her into a card.


I had some fun with this one and stenciled a piece of watercolor paper with Texture Paste and the Bricked Stencil. Once dry I used a Zig Clean Color Brush Marker to add a bit of color to the bricks. Some I colored a bit stronger than others.


I stamped a sentiment from the Paper Smooches Uplifters set in black on a die cut star. I kept the embellishments simple and just added a few enamel dots and a couple of strips of designer paper.


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Saturday, October 3, 2015

C4C306: Halloween Treats

Hello, crafty friends!

I’m starting the weekend by taking part in the latest challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges: Halloween Treats! All you need to do is make a project that includes a treat or has a treat on it! Easy enough and you can find all of the details on the blog HERE.

For my project I decided to fill some large test tubes with candy and make some Halloween tags to decorate them. Hopefully you aren’t tired of the grumplings as I used the Grumplings in Costume set again. What can I say? They make me smile.


All together there are three treats. I filled the test tubes (from Martha Stewart) with various candy: Junior Mints, Grape Nerds, and M&Ms. Just a heads up – Rolo and Milk Duds candy do not fit although they are mighty tasty.


In addition to the grumplings I used the coordinating Grumplings in Costume dies. I also pulled out the Build a Tag 5 die set and the Little Bits – Potion Bottles to create all of the tag pieces including the decorated bottles.

Each grumpling was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers. I also embellished with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen and Glossy Accents.


I wanted to include a fun sentiment but real estate was tight so I stamped the sentiment on the base tag panel and then topped with a second tag half that I attached the main image to.


Here you can see the tags as a work in progress. I scored the kraft tags 1” from the top and only adhered the designer paper above the score line.


If one treat is nice then two is even nicer. The second tag features “dog in a pumpkin” and yummy M&Ms.

And three treats are the nicest. This one features the “witchy cat” and one of my favorite candies: Junior Mints. Nom nom nom!


Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

TE Release Day: More Holiday Grumpiness


So today is the day! The new releases from Taylored Expressions are now available in the TE Shop. There is so much fabulousness this month and it is difficult to choose a couple of favorites but I’m thinking the Picture Perfect dies and the Little Bits – Penguin need to be on the top of my shopping list. And because I just love the grumplings I used the new Holiday Grumplings stamp set and Holiday Grumplings dies to make a couple of tags.


I used a couple of Build a Tag die sets and the Little Bits – Ornaments to cut out the pieces. The designer paper was cut to size with a trimmer and then the ends were snipped into flag shapes using scissors. I stamped the moose and penguin images on Sugar Cube cardstock and colored with Copic Markers, finishing with a touch of Glossy Accents here and there.


I die cut the ornaments from Metallic Neutrals cardstock and strung them on a bit of jute. I adhered them in place on the tag using a bit of glue here and there and foam tape behind the ornaments. I topped them with a couple of sequins. I finished the tag by adding bakers twine.


If one tag is fun to make, two tags are even more fun!


Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!

Stamps: Holiday Grumplings (TE)
Paper: Metallic Neutrals, Sprinkles, Peapod, and Sugar Cube cardstock (TE), Rainbow Brights designer (TE).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers.
Accessories: Build a Tag 2 dies, Build a Tag 3 dies, Little Bits - Ornaments, and Holiday Grumplings dies (TE), foam tape (TE), bakers twine (The Twinery), Glossy Accents (Ranger), jute, sequins.

NON20: Feeling Witchy

Hello, crafty friends!

It is the first of the month witch means it is time for another Naughty or Nice Challenge! This month we are “feeling witchy” and challenging you to make a witch inspired project. You can include a witch image or a witch-y sentiment or something similar. For my project this month I used the snarky bunny witch from Grumplings in Costume (Taylored Expressions).


I colored the bunny with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies. I also added  a bit of Glossy Accents here and there. My layout is nice and simple and I just added a bit of washi tape and sequins for accents.


You can find all of the details on the challenge and more samples on the Naughty or Nice Challenge Blog. We’d love for you to participate.


Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back later today with another fun project! :)