Monday, September 24, 2018

Sketched Flowers with Added Bling

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is to use some "bling"! Who doesn't love a little bling?
 I saw someone using Twinkling H2O's the other day and had completely forgotten that I had them! I had just gotten my Sketched Flowers stamp set and couldn't wait to color them up, so I grabbed those watercolors and had so much fun. I did a few of the single bits too so I could cut them out and pop them up for added depth. The background is an old shaving cream piece, and besides the very shiny paint, I added some really pretty iridescent sequins for some extra bling.

I didn't add a sentiment, as I don't know what I am going to use this for yet, but the set comes with several wonderful sentiments too!

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Alcohol Ink Transfer

I watched Jennifer McGuire's recent video using a Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Fillable pen to do an alcohol blend coloring video. I was enamored by the technique. I do have one of those pens, but mine is filled with gamsol and I use it with my colored pencils. Being too impatient to wait for a delivery, I grabbed an extra Copic colorless blender that I have and found it to work beautifully! Yes, it does stain, but I found it worked just as well with the stains. I will keep this one as a dedicated ink removal tool in my alcohol ink supplies box.
I found this cute little dragon already printed out on to cardstock. Ever run across stamped images and have no idea who they are from or what ink you used or what paper you used? Well, if anyone can "name this stamp" please do so in the comments below.

It's odd that I had just pulled out a stack of alcohol ink papers and had trimmed them to size. I had a pile of strips of Yupo paper with ink already on sitting on my work surface before seeing that video. So, I was ready to grab ink from the strips with my colorless blender and add them to this sweet dragon.

The Birch Frames Die are from C.C. Designs. (I am unable to find them to link.) I also made some rosettes (am I the only one who burns their fingers every time while using a hot glue gun?) with some of the remaining strips; why not? I found this to be a fun process.

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Shared with:
Crafting With Friends
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
Crafty Catz Challenge


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ladybug Month Week Three

Our sponsor this month for Twisted Thursday is By Miss Rach. I have challenged myself to use this image, Ladybug, for all four weeks of this month. I am trying to make each one unique. I have also challenged myself to use a Tonic Studio Cardmaking Collection that included papers, stamps, dies, an embossing folder, and an inspirational magazine.
This week's optional twist is in the garden. I colored the ladybug with Copics and cut each with a circle die.  The background papers, die cut, and flowers all came from the Tonic set. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Small Talk set.


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Monday, September 17, 2018

Stackers in Watercolor

On Double Trouble, Challenge #10 this week, Thing one asks you to use three colors and an image, Thing Two asks us to link up with Challenge #282 on the  Brown Sugar Challenge, creature great or small,  and Thing Three is all about a critter, wild and silly with an optional punny sentiment.
Simon Says Stamps also has one challenge using a pop up, and another, on flickr, that is for using embossed resist. What fun I had getting everything I could into one card.

I used the Simon Says Stacking Animals set. First, I stamped them in brown Momento ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder, then I watercolored with a Prima set. These were cut with the matching dies and popped up. The sentiment, also included in the set was embossed with white, watercolored, and popped up as well. A few blue Nuvo Crystal drops were added just for fun!
Double Trouble


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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Teaser of Journal Page

Just a teaser. If you want to see what this is all about, hop over to my other blog, TangleStreetJournals.

(Not for the faint hearted, LOL!)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Super Dude Birthday Slider

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge is an anything goes, so I thought I'd share a fun slider card that I created for my great-grandson's fourth birthday. He's into super heroes big time, LOL!

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I used the Superhero - Little Dudes digi set that included the fun stars and clouds papers and the big sentiment across the bottom. I made up text boxes on my computer to create the "super" words. I colored the edges of the cloud paper with Distress Inks, and added some shimmer. I fussy cut the hero image and added some extra cardboard to the back to be sure he is a long lasting part of this interactive card. I used a penny and cardboard circles to make the slider work.
Copic Colors Used

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ladybug Month Week Two

Our sponsor this month for Twisted Thursday is By Miss Rach. I have challenged myself to use this image, Ladybug, for all four weeks of this month. I am trying to make each one unique. I have also challenged myself to use a Tonic Studio Cardmaking Collection that included papers, stamps, dies, an embossing folder, and an inspirational magazine.
This week's optional twist is to add pearls. I colored the ladybug with PrismaColor colored pencils, added multiple layers of black and white cardstock, then added pearls to the flowers that were cut using the die cut set from Tonic.


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