Double Trouble Challenge Blog, #53, is an anything goes, use your stuff/scraps, and share with a previous challenge partner. Not everything is necessary, so do check out all the details. I created a tag for this challenge.
I pulled out my newest stamps set, Stronger Together, from Simon Says Stamps, and heat embossed on some scraps of paper I had on my desk. I colored with metallic colored pencils and added some white gel pen details. The little hearts are popped and a few Nuvo drops were added for a bit more texture.
I am so pleased to share the coffee date card I made with my dear friend Lisa Bzibziak for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers.
We share the same love of collecting stamps and dies so it was hard to narrow down what we would select to use in common. We finally decided to go with one of our favorite stamp companies, Art Impression Stamps (I used Art Impressions Hot Java Mama), and a Stamps of Life Coffee Cup A2 Fold-it Card stand up card). Lisa is a great "date", and we had so much fun doing this for you!
I cut the card itself from Kraft and colored with Copic Markers, Prismacolor colored pencils, and a white gel pen. A wrap with some red heavy string finished up the card.
Please be sure to get over to Lisa's blog to see what she created for our "date"!
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The optional twist for Twisted Thursday is Fairy Tail! Well, my "fairy tale" is Goldilocks and the Two Umbrellas.
This lovely paper and image comes from our sponsor, The Paper Shelter, and I added more coloring, with colored pencils and Distress inks. The little girl is fussy cut to go on top and an embossing folder went behind the fussy cut out circle of the paper.
I have recently discovered Lavinia Stamps, and even better for me, a US distributor with much lower shipping fees and speedy delivery! I find these beautiful stamps mesmerizing and delightful stories just pop into my imagination. Both sites are wonderful with loads of inspiration and purchased can be made from either.
This one, Moon Fairy, was stamped on to a card base with many layers of watery smooshed Distress Oxides. The rest of the stamping, using the little castle and trees, were stamped with a variety of inks. The bubbles and moon have just a touch of glitter.
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Double Trouble Challenge #52 = One spring item using a punch or die or fussy cut, optional to add a bee or honeycomb, and finally you can share with Bitten by the Bug (no fussy cutting for them though).
My die cut is Paper Cut Bird from Sizzix. I had to use two different die cutting machines. First, I used my Big Shot and even with the Precision Base and many pass throughs, it wasn't cut all the way. So, off to my Gemini Jr. and with the added metal shim it went through. The little bee is from an Inkadoo set called Patterned Birds & Bugs. I added a bit of twine, a ribbon, and some Nuvo drops to say welcome to spring!
So what does Hoodie-Hoo represent? It is a copyrighted holiday by Wellcat.com as a day, on Feb. 20, when people go out at noon and wave their hands over their heads yelling "Hoodie-Hoo"! It's meant to chase away the winter and hurry the spring in!
The image was colored with Copics and Prismacolor colored pencils. The frame was created on watercolor paper using a stamp frame from Unity Stamp, Charm. I covered it with watercolor brush pens then sprayed the paper and the stamp with Dylusions Shimmer Spray, Pure Sunshine. Then, I cut all layers, including the card with Creative Basics Dies by Rhea. I made the sentiment on the computer, added some flowers and twine from my stash.
I adore anything from Paper Smooches, so I decided to stack up some whimsical dinosaurs from the Cuteasaurus set. I colored using Copics and colored pencils and added the "sketch" as a highlight with a mask and Distress Inks. The sweet little hearts, from the same set (and the sentiment), were dotted with white gel pen for some added texture, and I created some grass with markers and pencils.
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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# 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#352for 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.)
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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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.