Halloween Hello -- Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge

Monday, August 31, 2015

I had wanted to create a black and white vintage image and this stamp set was perfect for that feel!   I created the card to look like a vintage black and white photo.    I colored with various Copic grey inks and then the final touch is an E41 over parts of the image to add a vintage touch.

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Stamps:  My Favorite Things Witch Way is the Candy
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark
Papers: Copic Xpress it, SU Basic Black
Tools: Masking Paper, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins, Wink of Stella Clear, Hero Arts White Embossing powder, Tim Holtz Tattered Banners, MFT Blueprints 13

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Let's Chill - My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Sunday, August 30, 2015

All the new fall and holiday releases are just starting and summer is hotter than ever!    This is the time of year, that I long for fall days.   Don't know about where you are but it is so hot and humid now.   I almost can't bear being outside.    Last week we had a cool front come in and it reminded me of fall and you can't help but long for cool, fall days.        I made a cool card to share for this week's sketch.

 This was a stamp set that I recently got, I had not gotten it when it released earlier this summer but just loved it.  Love these little penguins!  They are so cute.

This is a 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 sized card.  

Stamps:  My Favorite Things BB Penguins in Paradise
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice
Papers: Recollections White, Watercolor paper, MFT Steel Grey, Copic Xpress it
Tools: MFT Square Frames, BB Penguins in Paradise dies, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Watercolor

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Creating Backgrounds - My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Monday, August 24, 2015

I am a little late posting this card.   I had some trouble with the internet last night and it was just not cooperating.  (also - I had to watch Fear of the Walking Dead, huge Walking Dead fan!)  I wanted no distractions!

I started out with something else in mind.  I was going to use the piece that was the background piece to cut out my oval focal point but after I created the background paper, I could not cut it up!   It turned out so pretty as a background, instead that is what I used it for.  

Stamps: MFT Written In Watercolor LJD Scribble Roses, Birthday Chalkboard Greetings
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Spun Sugar, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint
Papers: MFT Whip Cream, Watercolor, SU Basic Black
Tools: MFT Double Stitched Oval, Fishtail Flag stax, LJD Scribble Rose Dienamic, Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose, Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins 4 mm and  8 mm, Clear and White Hero Arts Embossing Powder

Stamping Bella - Tiny Townies - Blossom Loves Ballons

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I stopping in for a quick share for a card that I created using a stamp that I picked up at the Scrapbook Expo.   Love these little images and they are so sweet to color. I used copics to color the image and my Distress inks to add the background.  I added some white dot details with my Sakura Gel Pen.   Glossy accents was used to highlight the balloons.      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Watercoloring with Distress Inks with Gorjuss

Monday, August 17, 2015

I really love to watercolor and there are so many different mediums on the market to watercolor with.    This was an image that I used my Distress Markers for watercoloring.    These images are pretty large and so I created a 5x7 card instead of cutting it down.   I colored the image on the rougher side of the watercolor paper to give it texture since I kept it pretty simple.

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I left the card without a sentiment so that I can use it for whatever I need, birthday card, thinking of you, etc.    I kept it pretty flat for easy mailing.   

Stamps: Gorjuss I gave you my heart
Inks: Ranger Archival Black, Distress inks
Papers: Watercolor, MFT Whip Cream, SU Basic Black, MME 
Tools: Pico Embellisher Clear, Wink of Stella Clear, Sewing Machine

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My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge - Cheers!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!    I created a card today for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge for My Favorite Things.  I started with a background that I created a few weeks ago in the Online Card Classes Background Check card class.    I also colored up some images from the new to me MFT Birdie Brown Penguins in Paradise stamp set.  

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Stamps: MFT BB Penguins In Paradise
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark
Papers: PI Kraft, Watercolor, Plum Prestige
Tools: MFT Stitched Circle Frame, Avery Elle, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Glitter, Copics, MFT Inside Outside Diagonal Rectangle Stax, Gansai Tambi Watercolors

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Thanks for looking! 

Sunshine Hello - My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Sunday, August 9, 2015

I got my new release order this week and I really have not had any crafty time to play with them.   I made a card using an ink blended background that I recently made from taking the Online Card Classes Background Check.    I have a couple of cards that I created with the inked backgrounds.   First up my card for this weeks sketch.   I used the sketch for inspiration instead of strictly sticking to the sketch.   I used the 4 squares as a quadrant and that is how I lined up my images for the card.

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Stamps:  MFT Birdie Brown Polynesian Paradise
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark, Distress Fossilized Amber and Salty Ocean
Papers: Neenah Solar White 80 lb, SU Basic Black, PI Kraft
Tools: MFT BB Polynesian Paradise dies, Pretty Pink Posh 6 mm and 4 mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, Ranger Distress Stickles, Copics

Here are some more ink blended cards that I made when I did the Online Card Classes.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week! 

Last post today! Online Card Classes Background Check

Monday, August 3, 2015

This is a card in progress.    I did not take a picture of the background before cutting up but the center was left lighter than the rest of the card.   This was my favorite background that I did for the class.    This is plaid background with Distress ink blending.    I have not finished the card yet but wanted to get the background posted. 

Stamps:  MFT Plaid Background Builder, PI I Pick You, SSS Handwritten Borders
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, SSS Fog, Slate, Distress, Versamark
Papers: Neenah Solar white, SU Basic Black
Tools: Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, MFT Jumbo Peekaboo Windows, Copics

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Online Card Classes and My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge

I am combing some of my Online Card Class homework with this week's My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge. 

Stamps:  MFT Piece Of Cake 
Inks: MFT Hybrid Hot Fudge, Razzle Berry, Berrylicious, Lemon Drop, Versamark
Papers: Neenah Solar white, SU Basic Black
Tools: Lifestyle Crafts Dainty Embossing Folder, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Pico Embellisher Clear, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins, Tim Holtz Diffuser Set 1

This was a class example of making  backgrounds with diffusers.   I used a Tim Holtz circle diffuser.  

Thanks for looking!   

Online Card Classes Background Check

This is Background made with Kurtake Gansai Tambi Watercolors!  

Online card classes - Background Check

This background is pouncing distress inks with water splatters to remove color.   

Online Card Classes Homework

Hey.... pardon me for the multiple posts but I am posting some of my online homework from Online Card Classes Background Check class.    

This is Distress Inks with a stencil and baby wipes thru the stencils.