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.
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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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.)
Thank you so much for visiting. I'm looking forward to seeing how "Swish" becomes part of other members of our group. I would love to read your comments!