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I used Nestabilities dies to cut and mat the image and sentiment and colored the image using Copic & Spectrum Noir markers. I adhered the image directly to the card front and popped the sentiment up using foam tape.
Hi all! I hope you had a great weekend! I have a cute card to share with you this Monday morning...
This little guy and his frog is just too cute! I colored this image using Copic markers, I'm still practicing but I think it turned out pretty good! I couldn't figure out what the boy was holding in his hand so I decided that it was an orange cloth... maybe a little towel to dry off the water splashes :)
I added some vellum and wood veneer stars to embellish this card. I applied some orange Stickles to the stars and popped the image up using foam tape. I heat embossed the sentiment on the vellum layer using black ink & clear embossing powder.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges...
Red Rubber Inspirationals: Use your favorite technique... mine is heat embossing. It was one of the techniques that convinced me to start purchasing rubber stamps :)
Just wanted to pop in today to share another card that I created using my Counterfeit Kit. I moved my craft room to a different bedroom in my house a couple of weeks ago. I basically just shoved everything in the new room and it's a disaster! I haven't figured out how to capture the best lighting in there just yet so I apologize for the dark grainy photos.
This little lamb is from a Pickled Potpourri Designs set called Adorable Animals. I colored him using Copic & ProMarkers and applied distress ink along the edges of the image panel. I stamped a sentiment from Red Rubber Designs' Sophisticated Sentiments using black ink and popped it on the card front using foam tape. I also used foam tape to adhere the button.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Have you seen the new frog images in the Pickled Potpourri store? They are just TOO CUTE!!! I'm sharing a card today featuring the frog from the new Toadally Awesome set.
This froggie's smile just cracks me up! I colored him using Copic & ProMarkers, and added little dots on his belly using a white gel pen. After the white dots dried, I colored over it using a ProMarker. I actually just pounced the broad tip of the marker over the dots. If you color over it, you'll smear the white ink... yep this was my second attempt at coloring him after figuring that out.
I used the grass image from the Mountain Scenery stamp set from Red Rubber Designs to give this froggie a place to sit. I also added a little distress ink around the grass. He'd be really cute sitting on a rock or a lilly pad too wouldn't he?
After coloring the image, I matted the panel using a sheet of patterned paper from the More Mimi paper collection. I stamped the sentiment using black ink, adhered it using foam tape & a button, and finally adhered the image panel to the card base using foam tape.
I'm entering this into the following challenges this week...
I've always considered my crafting style to be clean and simple, but lately I've been experimenting with collage art, and supplies that are commonly used in mixed media art... like spray mists!
Yesterday I shared an art journal page Cultivate, my OLW for 2013, but I didn't provide any details about the supplies or techniques I used to create it. I can't share specifics because I don't really remember exactly what I did! LOL
However, I can tell you that the background was created using Heidi Swapp spray mists, white acrylic paint, Studio Calico's Bubbles Huey's Mask, PTI's Background Basics Text Style II, black archival ink, and tissue paper. I used Heidi Swapp's Color Shine sprays in the colors Sweet Cherry & Mustard. These two colors have a shimmer finish, it's really pretty! I like the shimmer/glimmer finish for more feminine projects, but I prefer the more pigmented sprays without the shimmer/glimmer added for everything else.
Joann's now carries some Dylusions Sprays which have a beautiful vibrant color. I love these sprays! After watching the video below, I had to sit down and try the ghosting technique Dyan demonstrated. Ghosting Technique
This card was created using a scrap paper that I "stamped/inked off" from one of the pages I ghosted. This is such a fun technique! The blue color that I used is called London Fog. I thought it would make a great card for a teen so I whipped up this birthday card. I added some stitching, polka dot washi tape, & a button to complete it.
I believe Joann's only had 6 different Dylusion Spray colors, packaged 2 to a pack, for $9.99, which is a great price compared to some of the other sprays sold individually... and you can use a coupon! I love a great deal :) I can't wait to get my hands on more colors. I hope that you'll take a few minutes to watch the video I posted above. If you create something I'd love to see it, you can just post a link to your project in the comments section or e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm fascinated by googley eyes. I'm not sure why. I can't explain it. I just am. I like to put them on things... like frogs and monsters.
So I decided that gingerbread men should have googley eyes too!
Don't worry, these are edible :)
I used this gingerbread cookie recipe but modified it by adding 1 tsp. of vanilla extract and 1tsp. of nutmeg. I used this icing recipe but substituted lemon extract for the almond, and ended up using a lot more milk and corn syrup than what the recipe called for. I used about 1 1/2 TBS of corn syrup and added a 1/2 tsp of milk at a time until I got a good consistency. I probably used about 2 1/2 TBS of milk but I'm not exactly sure. Then I used mini M&M's for the buttons and red & black food coloring to create the eyes and cheeks.
I don't normally make rolled cookies but these were pretty easy to make. I do not have a steady hand so I don't think I'll ever have a career as a cookie decorator but it was fun and I may make this an annual tradition. I think once a year is plenty! LOL
No, not the music :) ... TAC's patterned paper collection. I still have lot's of paper left over from a paper pack I purchased a long while ago. I'm putting it to use, creating some boyish cards for my stash and catching up on some challenges I missed during PW's Holiday Celebration.
One of our challenges was to create a card using patterned paper that we hoard.
The other challenge was to use a stamp set that we just had to have but never used, so I used the star cluster image from TAC's Build-a-Background stamp set for this card. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a retired GWP stamp set.
Supplies: Stamps: Build-a-background & retired GWP stamp Paper: Hip Hop patterned paper collection, blue & white CS Ink: Palette Violette & Starry Night Other: Mini button & Scrappers floss
I'm on a roll this week. I've been in a creativity rut for awhile and I think I may slowly be coming out of it. This card features one of the very first TAC sets I purchased way back in 2004! It also happens to TAC's Vintage set for the month of May.
Supplies: Paper: My Minds Eye patterned paper, TAC's US white & DCWV cardstock Stamp: Everyday Mice Other: Black ink, Copic markers, Nesties circle dies, brown sheer dotted ribbon, & brown button
This one I created last week for another challenge.
Supplies: Paper: TAC's Hip Hop patterned paper, TAC's US white, DCWV & Bazzill cardstock Stamp: Everyday Mice Other: Ribbon, mini brad, & a staple
Thanks for looking! Happy Memorial Day! Have a great weekend!
Doesn't this image remind you of Hello Kitty? So cute! The image and sentiment is apart of a TAC set called Hello Sunshine. It's available at a special price this month with a qualifying order. You can also enter to WIN this set along with a collection of other goodies here
Paper:DCWV patterned paper, TAC's Ultrasmooth white & DCWV cardstock
Other: Nesties dies, American Crafts ribbon, black ink pad, & Copic markers
It's been awhile since I shared a Made in Minutes Monday card! I know it's late but it's still Monday on the East Coast! LOL Today's card features pattered paper from Basic Grey's new Marrakech line. This is a FANTASTIC collection!! Love it!!
All stamps are from The Angel Company. That little piggy is a part of a set called Barn Yard Birthday and the sentiment is from a Gift with Purchase stamp set.
Stamps: Barn Yard Birthday & Happy Paper: DCWV & PTI cardstock, Basic Grey patterned paper Color Medium: Black & Turquoise ink pad, Copic markers & Glaze pens Other: Labels Nestabilities, white scrappers floss, & orange button & ribbon
This weeks challenge was to create a card using the following colors
Blue, Green, Orange, Brown, & White
Doesn't this set just scream "Summer?" All stamps used are from TAC. The main images are from T-2944 Spring Time. For the grass I used the grass image from the retired stamp set Happy Bug Day (sorry I can't recall the item #). The butterflies are from T-2727 Wild for You. "Enjoy" is from T- 2751 Everyday Events and the other sentiment words are from T-1163 Soft Spoken
I sponged the "sky" using a light blue dye ink, and added stickles to the butterflies. Some of the grass and the tree leaves have been cut out and mounted using foam tape. TFL!
Don't you just love google eyes? I can't seem to create boyish cards without them. That little froggy is a part of a Limited Edition Set by TAC... available until May 5th. for only $2.95 with a $30 purchase. You can view the set in it's entirety along with the other 3 LE sets here http://www.theangelcompany.net/Promos_AprilLE08.html
I also used a sentiment from TAC's "ordinary greetings" set, palette ink, Papertrey Ink & DCWV cardstock, and TAC patterned paper.
Isn't this little guy adorable? Too bad my DS has grown out of all things cute. Otherwise he'd be taking these to school for Valentine's Day. I'm sure he'll ask for Star Wars, Spiderman, or Transformers Valentine's this year.
Stamps: Wild for you, Wishing you, Mini Occasions Patterned Paper: MME
I've been a google eye kick lately :) I'll probably get over it after Halloween! LOL Anyway, these are two cards I added to my Etsy site the other day . I used TAC's "Creepy Crawlies" and SR patterned paper for these. Thanks for looking!
This is another card featuring SR patterned paper, TAC & Wordsworth stamps. Both "happy b-day" and the birthday cake are popped with foam tape.
I'm so excited! I just received my new stamp set from Papertrey Ink yesterday! I ordered Green Thumb, I really wanted Little Lady too but it's been backordered. But I'm really impressed by this company :) Shipping was super speedy & everything was packaged so nicely! The stamp set also came with a CD case, label, and helpful tips on how to use & store the stamps. I only own a few sets of clear stamps and haven't been that impressed by them. I have to say that you can FEEL the quality of these stamps (same for the Wordsworth stamps used). The acrylic is very sturdy! This is one company I'll definitely be keeping my eye on! www.papertreyink.com
I love this set! (The Angel Company "Clowns" T-2365 the sentiment is from the "Trendy Greetings" set T-2144) It's perfect for kids cards & get well cards. Partially inspired by Momofgirls thanks for looking!