Sunday, October 14, 2018

Chocolate Baroque - DT Project #2

Morning my crafty peeps,
For this week's project, I wanted to try something a little larger, so I created a card. Below is my second project....

With this card I used the Scrumptious Succulent set.
There were a few images from this set that I wanted to use, and I couldn't decided on which one to use for my card, so I chose 3 images to use. I made a collage.
I stamped the first image onto the paper and then using Liquid Frisket I created a mask. Ensure you let this layer dry completely.
Next I chose another image, and stamped over top of the first. Applied a bit of friket to an area of the second stamp, let dry, then stamped my third. Once done, I had my collage.
I usually use Copic markers to color in my images, but this time I used Tim Holtz's Distress Paints. Simply add a bit of water to water them down, then use them to color in the images. I also used Distress Stain, in the same manner.
The set contains the saying, which I stamped onto with paper with Archival black ink.
The dots were added by dipping the handle of my paint brush into Distress Paint and dropping the dots onto the project!!
Be sure and drop by the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog for even more interesting and innovative ideas on how to use Chocolate Baroque's amazing stamp sets.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my card.
Happy crafting!

World Wide Open DT 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 love mermaids, and Julia's image is no exception.
Since Fall is upon us in North America, not so much in Florida though, I thought I'd color her in using a fall color palette.

The background was created using dies, which are the orange color, and Washi paper that I had in my stash. Here is a site that sells all kinds of different patterns & colors of Japanese Washi Paper.

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!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Guest Design Team Member - Chocolate Baroque

Morning my crafty peeps,
Well I can finally let the cat out of the bag. I was chosen to be a guest design team member for an amazing stamp company, Chocolate Baroque. They are a wonderful company, based in the United Kingdom, with stamp quality and customer service parallel to none. Below is my first project....

This is an Artist Trading Card, ATC. I used the stamp set Fresh Blooms. I next used Versamark ink & white embossing powder, then heat set the embossing powder.
Next I used Distress Inks, Vintage Photo, Red Barn & Wild Honey, and using a foam blender, I blended the ink over the embossed image. Because the image was embossed in white, when I added the color, the image popped off the page.
Next I stamped the saying that comes with the set in black ink, added a few glitsy embellies and voila, an Artist Trading Card.
Now ATCs can be traded, or you can use them in other crafty projects....
I did the exact same steps as above but with different colors and also used another stamp set Loving Sentiments.
I added the ATC onto the card front, added glitz and glam....
and voila, a fun & easy card!
Be sure and drop by the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog for even more interesting and innovative ideas on how to use Chocolate Baroque's amazing stamp sets.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my card.
Happy crafting!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Moving Along with the Times

Hi to all my crafty peeps, Moving Along with the Times has another challenge happening, this time the inspiration is Fall or Autumn.
I'm super excited about this one because I"M HOSTING!!

Not only will I be picking the top 3, but I've got a small prize to be given to one of the participants at random.

Below is my card...
The images are from Red Lead, a company I recently discovered, and already have spent way too much there, lol. The images are colored in with Copic markers.

I used a die cut and placed it on top, after coloring the background in with Distress Inks. Next I fussy cut the images out and pop dotted them up for added dimension.

The background is glitter print paper for added sparkle.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my card. Don't forget to swing by and enter the challenge!!
Happy crafting!

Friday, September 14, 2018

World Wide Open DT 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 love mermaids, and Julia's image is no exception.
She was colored in with Copic markers, with details being added with a white gel pen and a glitter pen..
The embellies are real shells, which seemed fitting for the under the sea theme.


The background was made from a Memory Box die. I wanted to have a curtain look to the background, so I did mirror images of the corner die.
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, August 30, 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 to use Gingham and or Buttons. Below is my card...
The image I used is from from Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Crazy birds. He's colored in with Copic markers.
The saying is from my stash, specifically, Lasting Impressions. I've had them for a number of years, and thought this would be a great time to break them out of the drawer
The other sparkly goodies are from Hobby Lobby and of course my signature photo corners are from Ecstasy Crafts.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my card. Don't forget to swing by and enter the challenge!!
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 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 would have to say out of all of Julia's amazing images, this one is my favourite.
I love the profile, upswept hair, just the whole vintage feel. Since this was done in grayscale, I used Prisma Colored Pencils.
The embellies are fussie cut from scrap paper I had left over from Graphic 45 and the pearls were all put on one at a time.

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, August 2, 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 For the Boys. Below is my card...
The image I used is from The Greetin Farm. The stamp is from an older set, but they have a lot of great stamps.
Since the card was for my nephew - Happy birthday Logan! - I couldn't jazz it up too much, so I ended up putting on wooden embellies
Of course I colored him in with Copic markers.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my card. Don't forget to swing by and enter the challenge!!
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Sunday, July 15, 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 is one that Julia has recently created. I loved the aspect of the sheer veil, giving me a chance to practice different coloring techniques.
The embellishments are wooden pieces and the flowers are from Wild Orchid.

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, July 5, 2018

Moving Along with the Times-Challenge Masculine

Hi to all my crafty peeps, Moving Along with the Times has another challenge happening, this time the inspiration is Masculine. Below is my card...
The image I used is from Viva Las Vegas Stamps. He is great for masculine themed cards while also giving a steampunk vibe.
The saying is from a stamp and die set from Sizzix, and the paper is from Tim Holtz's Kraft paper pad.
The embellishments are from a set of rhinestones that I got from work, Hobby Lobby.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my card. Don't forget to swing by and enter the challenge!!
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Thursday, June 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.
In order to expand my creativity, I've been trying images that are somewhat out of my comfort zone. She turned out adorable and makes me think of summer picnics and outside BBQs. I especially love her watermelon purse, lol! She was colored in with Copic markers and the paper is from my scrap stash.

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!!