Friday, September 22, 2017

Altered Vintage Ad for Coffeepot

Well, today is the last day for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I certainly enjoyed this hop and met a lot of new creative people along the way.
I searched for free vintage coffee pot images and I selected this one. It was in a pale yellow, but I added lots of Prismacolor colored pencils to give it that fall look. I also added some Distress Oxide covered leaves,  and some Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest.


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Just Try to Take my Coffee Away!

Well, today is the penultimate day for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. (Sorry, just one of my favorite words and I never find a place to use it, LOL!)
I just love the images from Sarah Trumpp from Wonderstrange. Unfortunately, the site seems to have been hacked since a couple of days ago when I downloaded this image. Sorry, but I forgot to take a photo of the Copic markers that I used. The leaves were die cut from paper that I had embossed and gone over with Distress Oxides, The crazed coffee drinker was colored with copics and edged with Distress Inks. A bit of Spectrum Noir Clear sparkle was added here and there.


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Diagonal Gate Fold Card

This month our sponsor at Twisted Thursday is DigiStamps4Joy. I used the Shorthaired Cat and colored him with Copics topped with an alcohol sprayed cloth to make him textured.

Our optional twist is Autumn Colors. I always think of red and gold, the colors of the chrysanthemums that we always got for the fall football games. 
This fun card fold came from a tutorial that my friend, Melanie,  kindly shared the link so I could try it.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog with Two Steaming Cups

Doing my best to keep up with the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

For this fall coffee card, I found some free coffee bubbles paper from Morguefile to use instead of designer paper. The cups and steam were die cut with MFT Die-Namics Hot Cocoa Cups (but, of course, we know these contain coffee). I colored the coffee and cups with Copic Markers, which was fun to do on non-Copic friendly colored paper. I added a tiny little stamp from CherryPink that I had never used with the "Friend" and cup all over the bigger cups. Then, I cut colored some papers with Distress Oxide inks and cut out the leaves with Fall Favorites from Yvonne Creations, and added a few clear Nuvo Crystal Drops over some of the bubbles.  And, I found a place for my newest fall ribbon.

Also shared with Really Reasonable Ribbon
Copic Colors Used


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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

But First, Coffee!

Another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. What fun to finally be able to use all of the coffee related stamps and dies I have accumulated.

I cut out the cup using a Sizzix die and ran the band through an embossing folder. Went over all with Distress inks and backed with darker paper. I popped it up over DCWV Latte stack paper that I added a tiny bit of color with Prismacolor color pencils and then Nuvo Crystal Drops. The final step was to add a pretty bow.

Also shared with Really Reasonable Ribbon


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Cozy Fall Coffee Time

The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop run by Amy Tsuruta continues. I decided to combine some tangling from the Zentangle® method with the challenge.
If you would like to read more about this, you can find the original tangled image over at my Zentangle blog. I will link it here as soon as I have done so since I am posting them at the same time.

Fall means a cozy time in the evening, after finishing all the required duties of the day, that a hot cup of coffee is the BEST!

I used the Tea Time die cut from Sizzix, Prismacolor colored pencils, Clear Stamps from Stampabilities, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle, and the center dots are Nuvo Crystal Drops. Fall leaves were die cut from felt. The coffee cup handles and sentiment are popped with foam for some dimension.



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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall 2017

The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop run by Amy Tsuruta is up and going. I used the image, Brentwood Owl Hocus Pocus Coffee, to create my fall and coffee card. Amazing prizes are being offered. Do check it out!
I used Prismacolor colored pencils to color the image, added some leaves from a Cuttlebug die set with some Distress Oxide inks, spattered with Shimmer, and with some Nuvo Crystal Drops. The image is popped as is the front leaf. The papers come from a Doodlebug Design paper set called October 31st Pad.

By the way, I am a coffee lover 😍



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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Boy in Dungarees

This month our sponsor at Twisted Thursday is DigiStamps4Joy. I used Boy in Dungarees, and popped him up on a panel embossed with lots of leaves since our optional twist is leaf or leaves.
I used Distress Oxides over the embossing folder and colored the image with colored pencils.
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Friday, September 8, 2017

Fall Leaves in Felt

The Three Amigos has a blog hop and a challenge for September. The theme is Falling For You named after the pretty paper pack that is available. I selected papers as close in color that I could.
I cut out felt leaves from a die cut set from Cuttlebug. Then I added a sentiment using the negative from a foiled print out from my Minc machine, did a bow with twine, and added some dew drops from The Robin's Nest.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Shorthaired Cat on a Fence

This month our sponsor at Twisted Thursday is DigiStamps4Joy. I found this new digi, Shorthaired Cat, that I am having a lot of fun with. You may see him more than once this month!
Our optional twist is Fur, Fluff or Fins, so this was a good one to use. The background is an embossing folder swiped with Distress Oxide Inks, Mr. Cat was colored with Distress inks and colored pencils then popped up for dimension. The butterfly is a punch from Recollections. The flowers were made using Foamiran, and the gate is from Amy Design.

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Also shared with: Digistamps 4 Joy 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Daily Marker 30 Day, Kit and Clowder Party

Just a quick post to let you see what I have been doing for Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge so far. Some were also for Alyse's Kit and Clowder party.



All tags, so you know what I used to color, and lots more of my works will be found on Instagram where I am JeanChaneyAZ. I would love to see you there too :)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Kitty in a Teracotta Pot

We are so lucky to have one of Anne's beautifully drawn cats as our image for September over at The Outlawz Freebie Progressive Challenge.

The image was colored with Copics and edged with Distress Inks as were the other layers. The shape is a Framelits die from Stampin' Up, the flower is made with Foamarin, and a doily was added as well.
Copic Colors Used
Cards 4 U


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Thursday, August 31, 2017

You're Frytastic

Our sponsor for August over at Twisted Thursday, has been Your Next Stamp. I have so enjoyed the two sets that I have used this month. These fries and sentiments come from the Happy Meal set.

The Step-Ups card base if a Stephanie Bernard die set, The paper is Bazzill, the fries were colored with Spectrum Aqua in Jasmine, Fawn, and Scarlet. Then, they were topped with Spectrum Noir Sparkle.
Your Next Stamp




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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Zero Calories on the Sweet Ice Cream Cones

Our sponsor for August over at Twisted Thursday, is Your Next Stamp. This week's optional twist is Birthday.

This image and sentiment comes from a set called Zero Calories.
I used some Distress Oxide Inks for the background and placed a wet stencil over it to make those circles. I stamped another dip of the cones and fussy cut to add to the top for dimension. A brown colored pencil was used for shading on the cones. The Happy Birthday is popped on the one side and some sequins, Wink of Stella, and sequins finished the card.
Your Next Stamp




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Monday, August 21, 2017

Hornless Unicorn in Black and White

The August Challenge for Paper Smooches is still an Anything Goes!
This cute little critter is from a die set called Unicorn. It has an optional horn, and I did it without.  I cut the image twice and pieced it together to vary the black and white. I used Cuttlebug and a Darice embossing folders for texture on the papers, added some foam and enamel dots and called it finished. Sometimes a sweet image like this should just be a focal point. I left it without a sentiment so it could be used for anything in the future.



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Friday, August 18, 2017

Cross-Stitch Wishes on a Vertical Step Card

The Three Amigos has a blog hop and a challenge. I really had to hunt high and low to find comparable papers, but these are fairly close to two of those shown. Mine are from Echo Park Simple Life paper pad. I used the set Cross-Stitch Wishes from Close to my Heart and created a Vertical Step Card.
The XO is popped up and I found a tiny pair of scissors that I sprayed using my Copic airbrush. A few Nuvo Drops finished up the card.
Top View
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Scalloped Border

Our sponsor for August over at Twisted Thursday, is Your Next Stamp. This week's optional twist is Scalloped Border.
This image and sentiment comes from a set called Zero Calories.
The background paper was embossed with a Darice embossing folder on orange. The scalloped piece was blended with Oxide Distress Inks then a wet honeycomb stencil was placed over the top to make the design. The sentiment comes with the set and was stamped in blue over a small oval and sprayed with a sparkle spritz. A few gems were lined down the side for just a bit more bling.
Your Next Stamp

Copic Colors Used









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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Supersized Birthday Wishes

Our sponsor for August over at Twisted Thursday, is Your Next Stamp. This week's optional twist is Layers & Dimension.
This image and sentiment comes from a set called Happy Meal. The background was stamped with embossing ink and then Distress Oxide Inks were blended over the top of the soda bottles and layered over brown textured paper, then layered over the card base. The hamburger and fries were colored with Chameleon Color Tones pencils. The box and burger have some Wink of Stella, and both, as well as the sentiment, are popped with a layer of foam for added dimension. The inside says, Birthday Wishes
Your Next Stamp










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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Soda-lighted to Have You as a Friend

We have a new sponsor for August over at Twisted Thursday. Your Next Stamp. This week's optional twist is Faux Stitches.
This image and sentiment comes from a set called Happy Meal. The background papers were done with Ranger WaterColor paper that were sploshed with Oxide Distress inks. My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched dies were used to trim the papers. Stamping inside and out was done with Memento Inks. Four brads and some pop-up foam were added for dimension.
Inside
Your Next Stamp










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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Swish the Angelfish

This month, our sponsor for the Freebie Progressive Monthly Challenge over at The Outlawz is "me"! Some of you may know that I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher, so I designed an angelfish using some tangles. I also created one without tangles so that participants can skip the tangled parts or add their own. I hope you all enjoy Swish the Angelfish.
This one was colored with Copics and mounted on an Oxide Distress Ink background. Swish is full of tangles in this version.

It important for you to know that these images, while using some of the patterns of Zentangle are in actuality ZIA’s (Zentangle Inspired Art). The Zentangle® method is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to use structured patterns to create beautiful images. Find out more about this method from the founders of this meditative approach to art on their website. Zentangle.com

If you are interested in seeing what I do with Zentangle, I invite you to visit my other blog, Tangle Street.

Here is a simplified version of Swish with some organic tangles added as water foliage. (Colored pencils with Gamsol.)
And, finally, I wanted you to see what fun it is to use digital images by resizing and flipping so that Swish can go in both directions in this shaker card. (Watercolored fish with a texture paste through a stencil for the background.)
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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tiger Blooms with Tombow Markers

This month Twisted Thursday is happy to have Erica, Fun Stampers Journey, from papercraftinwitherica. Erica sent us each a lovely image to work with, some embellishments, and some papers. This week, our optional challenge is an Anything Goes. Since we used the same image for the month of challenges, I changed the coloring medium each week. This week, I colored the stamp with Tombow Markers then stamped. Then, the edges were gone over with some Distress Inks. The image is called Tiger Blooms and I used some of the lovely papers that Erica sent. I added a few accent pearls and burlap ribbon that has pearls.
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tiger Blooms in Prismacolors

This month Twisted Thursday is happy to have Erica, Fun Stampers Journey, from papercraftinwitherica. Erica sent us each a lovely image to work with, some embellishments, and some papers. So, here is another card using the image and butterfly. This week, our optional challenge is to put a ribbon on it.  I used Prismacolor pencil this week. The embossing folder was swiped with Distress Inks. And, the ribbon, Diamond Satin, comes from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The image is called Tiger Blooms and the butterflies are Cork Flutter. The cork circles are from my stash.
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