Sunday, February 16, 2020

Craft-A_Long with Barbara Gray

Enjoyed a Craft-a-Long on Hochanda with Barbara Gray, Clarity Stamps, this morning. Here are a few of my finished projects using the Forget Me Not Heart Collection Stamp, Die & Stencil Bundle:

Stencil & Distress Inks
Watercolor Stencil































Then, the following are done with the stamp and different techniques show.
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Be My Valentine

Be My Valentine is the optional twist for Twisted Thursday. Our sponsor is Bugaboo and I selected this cute little bee and ladybug, Bee Flower,  to make a Valentine for my sweetie.
The decorative oval is from We R Memory Keepers (sprayed with Copic markers for matching color), the picot edged oval is from Clarity Stamps. The sentiments were created in Word then cut with Die-namics stitched dies. The image was colored with Copics, Prismacolor colored pencils, Distress Inks and with added white gel pen.

Also shared with Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge. - Child's Play


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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Cobblestone Cottage

The optional twist for Twisted Thursday is to use an image from our sponsor,  Leigh SB Designs.

I printed this magical image, Cobblestone Cottage, on parchment paper and colored with Prismacolor pencils from behind and blended with Dorso Oil. the front of the white card was cut out using an oval die, then stamped, and embossed with a stamp from Simon Says Stamp with Distress Oxides over the top. I put some blue paper behind the scene and glued it behind the opening. A second mushroom was colored, fussy cut, and adhered to the front of the opening overlapping the original mushroom. Finally, the sentiment was added from Tim Holtz Small Talk.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Say Cheese and Smile

Challenge #48 on the Double Trouble Challenge blog Say Cheese. Create something that makes you smile. Well, that would be my friends!

Also, you can use the sketch from Atlantic Heart Sketches #353. The first one I did was posted on Instagram, (sometimes I'm just too lazy to blog, LOL!) but this one I will post here on my blog.
The little camera is from Courture Creations, the frames were created using Sizzix Slide Mounts, the film strip came from a free download from Pixabay, the stencil is from Clarity Stamp, laughing women from Art Impressions colored with Copics and colored pencils, and I created the sentiment on my computer. For a final touch, I added some tiny enamel hearts. Love my friends and they DO make me smile.




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Edited to add:  
One of the Top Three!
 



Monday, January 20, 2020

Make Art and Smile

# 48 for the Double Trouble Challenge Blog is "Say Cheese", or whatever makes you smile. Well, making anything with my art supplies makes me happy!
I get a digital magazine, Craftstamper, that offers all kinds of free digital images to play with, so I took four different ones and played on my iPad, Procreate, to create the basic image in 7 layers. Then, I added some colors and flower brushes and printed it on cardstock. Out came my colored pencils, gel pens, Distress Oxides, some glitter pen and a bit of sewing machine stitching to complete the card. I used the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketches#352 for the layout. (An optional part of the challenge. A third option is to add a food item that makes you happy, but I skipped that one this time.)

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Teddy Bear Amongst the Flowers

The optional twist for Twisted Thursday is to use our first embellishment. Our sponsor is Leigh SB Designs.

I can't really remember for sure, but probably my first embellishments were flowers. These flowers were created with parchment paper using floral flowers and leaves from Clarity Stamp.
The image, Teddy Bear Valentine Wreath, was printed on parchment and colored from behind using water based markers and Prismacolor colored pencils. I only used part of the image to nestle into the flowers. See my last post to see the full image.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Warm Hugs

Challenge #47 on the Double Trouble Challenge blog is all about what makes you warm. Add some embossing and/or link up with Stinkin' Inkers!
Dimension view from top
What could keep you warmer than a scarf, hat, sunshine, and a nice hug?

Isn't this the cutest group of snowmen? These are from the new release from Paper Smooches , Winter Greetings. I colored them with Copics. The display card was made with a WindowRama Cutting Die from Stampendous!

Lots of embossing going on here. The snowflakes, from the same stamp set, were heat embossed with white. The snowy banks were heat embossed with chunky white embossing enamel from Stampendous, the sun was dry embossed on gold cardstock then die cut.

Also shared with the Paper Smooches Challenge for January!








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