Monday, May 14, 2018

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Hi my crafty peeps, The latest challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog is open. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
I used another amazing image from Julia Spiri, coloring her in with Copic Markers.
This image was fun to do. It reminds me of summer and laughter. I decided to go monochromatic but you could do any color combination that struck your fancy. This image would be great to send to a special friend to let the know you're thinking of them.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by Julia's store...
Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used.
Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Moving Along with the Times-Challenge, Words Only

Hello my crafty peeps, It seems that spring weather is finally here, birds are chirping, flowers blooming and the sun is shining. It's time for another fun challenge over at Moving Along with the Times. This time the theme is Words Only, No Images. Below is my inspiration...
I wanted to do something a little different, so I created an Artist Trading Card, known as an ATC. The card itself measures only 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. The stamp set I used is from Red Rubber.
The images I used were done to create the background paper, so I figured it still qualified for the challenge.
The background was colored with Distress Inks, and the images stamped with Archival Ink by Ranger.
The little scissors were cut out 4 times on my Silhouette Cameo and layered together to create the illusion of chipboard!!.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Moving Along with the Times - Challenge Springtime

Hello my crafty peeps, Life has been crazy lately, doing some home renovations, so we all know how that goes. It's time for another fun challenge over at Moving Along with the Times. This time the theme is Spring. Below is my inspiration...
The stamp set is from Chocolate Baroque and the technique is quite simple. I stamped the image and used Liquid Masking Fluid on the single butterfly. You have to let the fluid dry, but it can't be left on too long after that. What I found happened is that if it wasn't completely dry, the paper would pull up, also that would happen if I left it on too long after the drying process. My suggestion, try a few samples first. I then proceeded to ink the back ground, using Tim Holtz Oxide inks, added a few embellies and voila!
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Moving Along with The Times - Challenge

Hi to all my crafty peeps, Moving Along with the Times has another challenge happening, this time the inspiration is Easter. Below is my card, along with a few of the lyrics...
This card has a little more dimension than I usually do. As some of you may know, all of my family is in Canada, so my cards have to travel. I don't want to go into the poor house when trying to ship my creative works over the border, lol! The stamp is from Penny Black, and the letters are from Prima. The letters snap together so you can form which ever words you want or need!
The flowers are mostly from Prima but the 3D ones are from Wild Orchid Crafts. They have a wide variety of colors, but what I like are the tiny ones that can be put into certain nooks and crannies to fill out a card. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Challenge #3-World Wide Open Design Team

Hi my crafty peeps, The latest challenge over at World Wide Open Challenge Design Team blog is open. Why not hop on over and enjoy the fun?
Here is my latest bit of inspiration...
I used another amazing image from Julia Spiri, coloring her in with Copic Markers.
The image reminds me of the colors of India, and that's what I tried to capture on this card. The hair was the most fun to do!! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by Julia's store...
Click on the picture below to go directly to the stamp I used.
Finally, why not join Julia's Facebook Group for more fun and great coloring ideas...
This is a wonderful group of talented ladies, so be sure and drop by! Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Glitsy Goodness

Morning my crafty peeps,
I have been working on a bunch of card fronts and this is the latest card that I've made with the fronts.

The stamps are images from a Chocolate Baroque set, while the swirly background is a stamp. I used a product that I had to dust the moth balls off of, Tsukineko's Glue Pad. This product is great to use with glitter, mica pigment powder and more.
I inked up my stamp, stamped it onto the glossy cardstock then added the glitter. Now there are other gluepads on the market, but the one by Tsukineko, in my opinion, is the best. It's just another tool in your stamping arsenal. Now I colored the images using Copic markers, then the butterfly I also added clear Wink of Stella for added pizazz!
This was a lot of fun to make, and it was great to bring out some of my older supplies. To be honest it was sitting around for so long, I was shocked that it worked!!
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Chocolate Baroque Goodness

Hi my crafty peeps! I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and made time to create crafty magic. Below is something I worked on last weekend during a crop I attended at Jeckyl Island.
The coloring of course was done with Copic markers, the flower stamp is from a set by Chocolate Baroque, and the background music is from Hero Arts.
The background process is easy. I stamped the background using Brilliance Pigment Moonlight white ink, and white embossing powder. I really wanted the image to pop white, so using white ink with white powder ensured this result. Next I blended 3 colors of TH Distress Oxide inks, which as you can see blend beautifully.
Nest I stamped the flower image and colored it in with Copic markers. I fussy cut out the flower and mounted it to the card front. For the finishing touch, I added pearls and a saying. I have to say, this turned out better than imagined. As fellow crafters, you know how often you know what you want your projects to look like in your head, but the end result doesn't quite match your vision? Luckily this time, the end result exceeded what I had pictured in my head, lol. I hope you can find some inspiration in my card, and as always, happy crafting!