Sunday, April 30, 2017

Markers Papers Digis - Bunnies Rule Card

Hi Friends:  I'm participating in the Markers Papers Digis Spring Fling Facebook Challenge, and one of the sponsors is SheepSki Designs.  Our theme is Bunnies Rule (click on the link for the challenge) and I'm using this terrific digital stamp called Rocket and Rosie from SheepSki Designs.

Markers Papers Digis Spring Fling

I hope that you enjoy my project - instructions and supplies are listed below.  Come have some fun and join us in this challenge:


Markers Papers Digis Spring Fling

Instructions:
Print image onto smooth white cardstock, color with Spectrum Noir markers, then fussy cut them. Add Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose of the bunnies, and flocking to the tails and ears.  Cut patterned papers to fit A2 card base, with 2 coordinating smaller panels and 1/4 inch strips. Distress and ink edges of the panels.  Cut small rectangle from coordinating paper with Fleur De Lis die. Layer the papers on the card base as shown, adding small pieces of dark paper under the torn edges. Use foam squares to add the focal image on top of the Fleur De Lis panel. Add the sentiment sticker on the bottom right.  Finish with a baker's twine bow and pearl gems colored with coordinating alcohol markers.

Supplies Used:
{stamp} digital stamp from SheepSki Designs
Glossy Accents (SSS)
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover paper (Amazon)
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon): PP1, IG1, IG5, BG1, BG2, BG4, GB6, GB7, GB9
Tim Holtz Edge Distresser (SSS)
Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles die (Amazon)
Prima Chalk Fluid Edger - Black Coal (Amazon)
MME Stella and Rose Hattie paper pad and Layered Stickers
Other items from my stash:  foam squares, baker's twine, velvet flocking, pearl gems, A2 card base

CWWC - You're Sweet CAS Card

Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Crafting When We Can Challenges Blog, where the current theme is Clean and Simple.

Please visit our fabulous sponsor this week, Doodle Digi Stamps, to see all of their wonderful products!

My creation for this week is a simple card using the image Evath.



I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the CWWC blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great CRAFTY day!

Instructions:
Print image onto smooth white cardstock and color with Spectrum Noir Markers.  Cut image with stitched oval die.  Cut patterned paper to fit A2 card base, ink edges, and glue to card base.  Cut the next 2 larger ovals from coordinating patterned paper.  Ink edges of all ovals, assemble by size, and glue to card.  Cut "You're my Sweet" sentiment from the labels in the paper pad; cut corners with ticket punch, ink edges, and glue to lower right corner of card.

Supplies Used:
Evath digital stamp from Doodle Digi Stamps
Sizzix BIG SHOT (SSS)
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon) - clear
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon):  IG1, AB3, PP4, PP5, PP6, FS2, FS4, FS9, GB5, GB7, GB10, TN3, TN4, Blender
My Minds Eye Kate Paper Pad, 6 by 6-Inch, Cambridge Court (Amazon)
Prima Chalk Fluid Edger Pad-Branch Bark (Amazon)
Prism Smooth White Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Ticket Corner Punch
Other:  A2 card base

Thursday, April 20, 2017

JessicaLynnOriginal Fishing Card 3

Hi Friends:  It's time for my third project using the new Fishing At Phantom Lake Wisconsin Happy Father's Day Fish stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal stamps.  This set is available for pre-order until April 22nd at a discount of $2.65 off the regular price.

Today's project uses a few other stamps in the set - I just love the tackle box and the fishing lure, so I had to use them on this gate-fold card.  It's hard to see in the photo, but I used some cheesecloth to look like fish net and some actual fishing line to add texture to the panels. There's also some Crazing medium on the fish to mimic scales, and a bit of glossy accents on the lure.

Masculine Fishing Card

Here's the inside of the gatefold - just had to incorporate the same papers, wood sign, and fishing line:


This card was great fun to make, since I got to incorporate a bit of mixed media textures.  We would love to see what you do with this set, if you want to post them up on Jessica's Facebook page.


Visit all of my design teammates and see what else they've done with this great masculine stamp set.
Don't forget, if you decide to purchase any stamps or digis from the store, please remember to put my name in the instructions/comments section during checkout.  See below for instructions and supplies for this card.  Thanks for visiting - hope you have a great crafty day!

Instructions:
Stamp images onto smooth white cardstock using black ink, color with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut them. Add silver Glitter Brush Pen to buckles on tackle box, gold and clear Glitter Brush pens to lure hooks and bill.  Cover lure with Glossy Accents to make it look plastic.  Add Crazing Medium to fish and allow to crack; enhance the cracks with Gold Inka Gold, then add Glossy Accents to eye.  Stamp "Gone Fishing" sentiment onto wood paper with black ink, cut with label punch and ink edges.  Create A2 sized gatefold card from cardstock.  Cut patterned paper to fit the front panels and emboss with dots folder.  Enhance the dots with turquoise wax, ink edges, and glue to card front.  Glue cheesecloth to both front panels.  Cut triangles of patterned papers and wrap fishing line around them, then glue to card.  Use foam squares to attach the images to the left side of the gatefold. Use the same patterned papers to decorate the inside.  Cut a panel of cardstock, use ticket corner punch on the corners, ink edges, then wrap with fishing line and adhere to center panel.  Stamp "Troubles" sentiment onto wood paper and cut with largest label punch, then adhere to center of inside panel.

Challenges Entered:
Spectrum Noir Monthly Challege - Think Spring


Supplies Used:
Fishing At Phantom Lake Wisconsin Happy Father's Day Fish clear stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal
Memento Inkpad, Tuxedo Black (Amazon)
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon): IG1, IG2, IG7, IG9, BG4, BG6, DG3, DG4, BT3, CR7, CR10, DR1, GB5, GB11, Blender
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon) - clear, silver, gold
Stampin' Up! - Papers:  Pool Party cardstock, Sycamore Street DSP, Dots Embossing Folder, ticket corner punch
EK Success Labels Punch (Amazon)
EK Tools Wood Sheets (Amazon)
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium CRAZING (SSS)
Viva Decor Inka Gold (Amazon): Gold
DecoArt Metallic Lustre Wax (Amazon) - Brilliant Turquoise
Glossy Accents (SSS)
Sizzix BIG SHOT (SSS)

Other items from my stash:  fishing line, cheesecloth, foam squares

Monday, April 17, 2017

Jessica Lynn Original - Fishing Card 2

Hi Friends:  It's time for my next project using the new Fishing At Phantom Lake Wisconsin Happy Father's Day Fish stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal stamps.  This amazing masculine stamp set is available for pre-order until April 22nd at a discount of $2.65 off the regular price.

Today's project uses alcohol inks and transparencies, but in a slightly different way than my card from yesterday.  I thought that the green alcohol inks with the gold mixative would be a great way to color the focal point fish on this card:

Fishing on Phantom Lake


In case you missed it yesterday, here's a picture of the full stamp set - these are really great stamps for a masculine card!  We would love to see what you do with this set, if you want to post them up on Jessica's Facebook page.


Visit all of my design teammates and see what else they've done with this fun stamp set.  Don't forget, if you decide to purchase any stamps or digis from the store, please remember to put my name in the instructions/comments section during checkout.
See below for instructions and supplies for this card - it's pretty CAS for me, but I loved using the Alcohol Inks.  Thanks for visiting - hope you have a great crafty day!

Instructions:
Stamp fish randomly with black ink  on A2 size piece of green water spot paper to create the fish background paper. Stitch around the edges of the paper with sewing machine and ink edges.  For a bit of texture, use the Glitter Brush clear pen to add some shimmer to all of the fins - hard to see in the photo, because the transparencies kept trying to shine too much.  On a piece of acetate / transparency, stamp the large perch image with StazOn ink and fussy cut it.  On the opposite side of the acetate, use Alcohol Ink applicator and green and gold inks to color the fish - just pounce the applicator around the acetate to create this fun effect.  Stamp the sentiment onto an acetate / transparency strip with StazOn ink, then use the same Alcohol Inks to color the strip.  Staple the strip to the stamped card background.  Thread a fish hook with fishing line and dangle down the left edge of the card front, then adhere the card front to the card base.  Finish by adding the acetate fish to the card front using clear foam adhesive.

Supplies Used:
Fishing At Phantom Lake Wisconsin Happy Father's Day Fish clear stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal
Tsukineko StazOn Inkpad, Jet Black (Amazon)
Ranger Alcohol Ink (Amazon):  Meadow, Pesto, Lettuce, Gold Mixative
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator, Stamp Handle and Felt (Amazon)
Kool Tak 144 PADS Clear Foam Adhesive (SSS)
Memento Inkpad, Tuxedo Black (Amazon)
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon) - clear
Stampin' Up! Best Dad Ever sentiment stamp
Making Memories Watercolor Collection paper - Willow Stain

Other items from my stash:  transparency, sewing machine, A2 card base, fish hook, fishing line

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Jessica Lynn Original Fishing On Phantom Lake Thanks Card

Hi Friends:  It's time for the launch of a new stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal stamps.  This is a terrific set of stamps called Fishing At Phantom Lake Wisconsin Happy Father's Day Fish, and it has the perfect images for all the men in your life that love to go fishing.  I think it's a perfect masculine stamp set for birthdays, Father's Day, and any day that you want to show your love to your men-folk. This stamp set is available at pre-launch pricing until April 22nd at a discount of $2.65 off the regular price.

Here's my first card using these great fish images.  When I saw the set, I knew I wanted to try some techniques with Alcohol Inks and clear transparencies to create that great watery effect in the background:


Fishing on Phantom Lake


Here's a picture of the full stamp set - don't you just love all these great masculine images?  We would love to see what you do with this set, if you want to post them up on Jessica's Facebook page.


Visit all of my design teammates and see what else they've done with this fun stamp set.  Don't forget, if you decide to purchase any stamps or digis from the store, please remember to put my name in the instructions/comments section during checkout.
See below for instructions and supplies for my card.  Hope you have a great crafty day!

Instructions:
Stamp fish randomly on A2 size piece of acetate/transparency using StazOn ink to create a full background of swimming fish.  On the opposite side of the acetate, use Alcohol Ink applicator and blue and silver inks to create the watery background behind the fish - just pounce the applicator around the acetate to create this gorgeous effect.  Sew the background to an A2 card base.  To create the sentiment badge, cover a piece of scrap cardstock with aluminum tape and use the banner and small stitched circle die to cut the pieces out.  Use the piercing template to add stitched edges to the banner and cut it in half.  Stamp the sentiment onto the circle with StazOn ink.  Add the banner pieces to the circle to create the badge, then add to the card front with foam squares.

Supplies Used:
Fishing At Phantom Lake Wisconsin Happy Father's Day Fish clear stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal
Tsukineko StazOn Inkpad, Jet Black (Amazon)
Ranger Alcohol Ink (Amazon):  Stream, Denim, Silver Mixative
CottageCutz Basics Stitched Circle dies (Amazon)
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator, Stamp Handle and Felt (Amazon)
Sizzix BIG SHOT (SSS)
Stampin' Up! Paper-Piercing Pack Essentials and Bitty Banners Framelits

Other items from my stash:  transparency, sewing machine, A2 card base, aluminum tape, scrap cardstock, foam squares

CWWC - One for The Girls Theme Card

Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Crafting When We Can Challenges Blog, where the current theme is One For the Girls.

Please visit our fabulous sponsor this week, Doodle Digi Stamps, to see all of their wonderful products!

My creation for this week is a fun card using the image Bea and Tea.  I just love this digi - I can just see some girls dancing away to their favorite tunes!  Since the weather has been so great here the past few days, I was really inspired to use these lovely spring-time colors:

One For The Girls


I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the CWWC blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great CRAFTY day!

Instructions:
Print image onto smooth white cardstock and color with Spectrum Noir Markers, then fussy cut the images.  Add Glitter Brush pen to hat bow and alternating stripes on dress, then add Glossy Accents to glasses.  Cut MME papers to fit A7 card base, using 2 strips of papers to cover the seams.  Distress and ink all edges and assemble card base.  From coordinating papers in the pack, use Lace Medallion Doily die to cut a doily shape and the Stitched Circle die to cut the music notes paper, then ink edges. Add tulle in front of the center panel, then add the doily and the circle die to the center.  Add the digi images with foam squares.  Cut the "Like a Bird" sentiment using a smaller Stitched Circle die and add over the bottom strip.  Finish with gems along the design of the 2 paper strips.

Supplies Used:
Bea and Tea digital stamp from Doodle Digi Stamps
Memento Inkpad, Tuxedo Black (Amazon)
Sizzix BIG SHOT (SSS)
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon) - clear
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon):  CG4, YG2, DG3, IG4, IG6, IG8, Blender, GB1, GB4, GB5, TB1, TB2, AB2, AB3, FS2, FS4, FS9, TN4, CR1, CR3, PP3, EB3, EB5, EB8, GB10
CottageCutz Basics Stitched Circle dies (Amazon)
MME Follow Your Heart Paper Pad (Amazon)
Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder, Modern Wallpaper (Amazon)
Glossy Accents (SSS)
Prima Chalk Fluid Edger Pad-Branch Bark (Amazon)
Tim Holtz Edge Distresser (SSS)
Prism Smooth White Cardstock
Other:  tulle, gems, foam squares, A7 card base

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Create Art Mixed Media Canvas

Hi Friends:  Today's post is mixed media canvas using some of my favorite mediums.  As always with my mixed media projects, this was SO MUCH FUN! I was inspired by many of my favorite mixed media artists such as #finnabair and #maremismallart.  Please see below for photo, process, challenges, and supplies.  Have a super day and take time to do what you love!

Today, I only have this large photo and the detail photo, below.  I always mean to take pictures during the process, but I get so caught up in the creation that I forget to stop and take the photos.  Maybe next time....

Mixed Media




Instructions:
Prep canvas with black gesso.  Apply black molding/embossing paste through stencil.  Paint canvas with Old Silver Inka Gold.  Glue on all letters, charms, metal pieces, embellishments and lace and cover with black gesso.  Paint letters with turquoise Metallic Lustre.  Paint all other embellishments with varying colors of Inka Gold and Metallic Lustre waxes.  When dry, buff canvas and embellishments with soft cloth to bring out the shine.  Finish by gluing clear gems to centers of washers/nuts, flowers, and various metal pieces.

Challenges Entered (Click on the Picture or Caption for the link):

MMMC #35 - What's Your Superpower?
In this case, my superpower would have to be my passion for creating art with my mixed media projects, cards, and layouts.  It is so much fun and I can never wait to get to my craft room and start creating!


Bery71bleu:  April Mood Board Challenge


Supplies Used:
Art-C Wax Paste Metallic - Bronze (Amazon)
Viva Decor Inka Gold (Amazon): Steel Blue, Old Silver, Lava Red, Violet, Green Yellow
Viva Decor Inka Gold, Steel Blue (Amazon)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology BUCKLES (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings (Ornate Plates) (Amazon)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology KEYHOLES (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology TIMEPIECES Metal Watch Clock Face (SSS)
DecoArt Metallic Lustre Wax (Amazon): Polished Coral, Rose Gold, Brilliant Turquoise, Cosmic Blue
Kaisercraft - 12 x 12 Stencils Template - Script (Scrapbook.com)
Prima Marketing Sunrise Sunset Mechanicals Metal Vintage Trinkets-Roses (Amazon)
Tim Holtz Grungeboard Alpha and Mixed Minis
Tim Holtz Light Bulbs
Art-C Black Molding Paste
Other items from my stash:  8X10 Canvas, charms, lace, nuts and bolts, metal keys, metal and wood gears, gems, black gesso, resin flower
Note:  Many apologies if I missed specific product names for the metals, wood pieces, and other embellishments - I tried to capture them all!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Stinkin' Inkers Challenges - Floral Shaker Card


Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Stinkin' Inkers Challenges Blog, where the current theme is Showers of Flowers.

When I first heard this theme, it screamed shaker card to me, so my creation for this week is a shower shaker card.  For me, it's really CAS - I decided to let the shaker take the stage!



I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the Stinkin' Inkers Challenges Blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter this fun challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Inky day!

Directions:
Create shaker focal image:
Stamp girl with umbrella image onto white cardstock with black ink.  Randomly stamp floral fall image onto background using Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks (to match the patterned papers.)  Cut focal image into rectangle and cut piece of clear transparency to cover.  Create frame from the patterned paper, ink edges, and glue transparency to the frame.  Add foam tape to frame, then add tiny flower sequins to the frame/transparency.  Add stamped panel to create the shaker.
Assemble card:  Cut patterned paper to fit A2 card base, ink edges, and glue to card front.  Add doily to center of card, then place shaker focal image over doily.  Add ribbon and bow below shaker.  Cut sentiment from black cardstock using die and glue to top of shaker.  Shake away to create the lovely shower of flowers!


Supplies Used:
Distress Inks (SSS): Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers
Memento Inkpad, Tuxedo Black (Amazon)
Prima Chalk Fluid Edger Pad-Branch Bark (Amazon)
Stampin' Up Million-Dollar Moments Stamp set
My Mind's Eye Cambridge Court paper pad
Diamond Press Cardmaking Dies (sentiments)
A2 card base
White and Black Cardstock
Other items from my stash:  ribbon, tiny flower sequins, foam tape, doily, transparency

Sunday, April 2, 2017

CWWC - Happy Spring Bunny Card

Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Crafting When We Can Challenges Blog, where the current theme is Use an Animal as your focal point.

My creation for this week is a simple water-colored Bunny using my favorite shimmery, pearl watercolors.  It's very hard to capture the pretty colors and shimmer in a photo - either you don't see any of the glimmer or it shimmers so much that you can hardly see the stamped image - but it's really pretty in person.  Anyway, here it is:



I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the CWWC blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter for your chance to win a great prize from our Design Team!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great CRAFTY day!

Instructions:
Stamp bunny image onto watercolor paper with Archival ink and color with pearlescent watercolors. Die cut the image using the stitched circle die. Cut next larger sized circle from watercolor paper and color with watercolors, then frame the focal image with it.  Add Glossy Accents to the bunny's eyes and nose.  Cut an A2 sized piece of watercolor paper, emboss with embossing folder, then ombre paint the background with the green and blue watercolors.  Ombre color another small piece of watercolor paper for the sentiment, stamp sentiment with Archival ink, then cut with ticket punch.   Ink all edges with Black Soot ink. Assemble the card, placing the focal image in the center with foam squares for dimension.  Finish with coordinating ribbon and bow.

Supplies Used:
Bunny stamp from free set from card magazine
Bunny4Easter stamp from The Stamps of Life (sentiment)
CottageCutz Basics Stitched Circle dies (Amazon)
Yasutomo Pearlescent Watercolor Set (Amazon)
Archival Jet Black Ink (SSS)
Distress Ink - Black Soot (SSS)
Stampin' Up! ticket punch
Watercolor paper
Cuttlebug embossing folder with harlequin pattern
Other items from my stash:  ribbon, A2 card base, foam squares

Saturday, April 1, 2017

SheepSki Designs Challenge Project for April 2017

Hi Friends:  It's time for our very first challenge over at the SheepSki Designs Challenges Blog!  The theme for this month is Anything Goes.

Here's my project for this month's challenge - I used this beautiful digital stamp called Dream Dress from SheepSki Designs.

Dream Dress


I hope that you are inspired by my project - instructions and supplies are listed below.  Come have some fun with a hand-colored image and join us for this month's challenge!  As long as you follow the challenge rules, you are eligible for prizes! For inspiration, stop by the blog and see all of the great design-team projects for the challenge.  You can also join in the Facebook challenges in the SheepSki Designs Digital Stamps Facebook group.

SheepSki Challenge Blog


If you love the SheepSki digis as much as I do, use this code for a discount when ordering: SKIPATTI10.  Happy stamping and coloring!

Instructions:
Print image onto smooth white cardstock and color with Spectrum Noir markers.  Cut image with stitched rectangle die and back with craft foam for dimension.  Add some glimmer to the dress with the clear and silver glitter brush pens.  Add some pearl gems to border the focal image.  Using the Something Blue paper pack, cut papers to fit an A7 card base, ink edges, and add to card. For the border strips, emboss with embossing folder and use some Old Silver Inka Gold paste to enhance the texture, ink edges and add to card - the paste gives some lovely shimmer to the border - you can see it at the top of the photo - it can be so hard to capture the shine in a photo.  Cut the 4 corners of coordinating paper panel using the lace corner die and add to card.  Add strips of lace at top/bottom edges where the base layer and border strips meet, and in center of die cut panel.  Cut a square of glimmer paper using larger stitched rectangle die and add to card center, then add focal image to center.  Finish with heart gems colored with the Spectrum Noir markers, and a small ribbon bow.

Supplies Used:
Dream Dress digital stamp from SheepSki Designs
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover paper (Amazon)
Prima Chalk Fluid Edger Pad-Branch Bark (Amazon)
Die'sire Classiques Corner Metal Dies - Lace (Amazon)
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon) - clear and silver
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon): TN1, TN3, FS2, FS4, FS6, FS9, CR1, CR2, CR3, CR5, Blender, EB3, EB8, IG1, IG2, IG3, DG3, TB2, GG1
Lawn Fawn Large Stiched Rectangle Die (SSS)
Lawn Fawn Small Stiched Rectangle Die (SSS)
Viva Decor Inka Gold - Old Silver (Amazon)
Prima Something Blue paper pad
Crafter's Companion Rustic Cottage Ornamental Border
The Paper Studio Pearlized Cardstock
Other items from my stash:  gems, lace, ribbon, craft foam, A7 card base