Thursday, February 26, 2015

Whooooo's birthday?

Super simple and quick cards to share today.  The owls on both cards were print and cuts from the Silhouette store.  I used some Glossy Accents on their eyes/glasses.

The banners were also from the Silhouette store, and the stamps used were from Papertrey Ink.

The insides were super simply done, and I apparently forgot to take a photo!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sparkle & Bling Mixed Media Canvas

Several months ago, my boss came into work to bring in some inventory that had just arrived.  As she was pulling things out, she handed me a bag and said "Here, I bet you can do something with this".  It was a cake topper that a vendor had sent her (we don't carry any cake decorating supplies).  I held onto it for a while, but pretty much knew it was going to go on a mixed media piece - and, when I found the time, that's just what happened!

I had a ton of fun making this, and the friend I gave it to seemed to love it.

I did film a process video, while making this.

Product List:
Art Alternatives Canvas Panel 8x10 (Gesso Triple Primed)
Prima Crackle Stencil #564247
Golden Modeling Paste
Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint: Hydrangea Pink
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint: Ivory White
FolkArt Acrylic Paint: White
Stampendous Faded Text Stamp
Stampendous Ornate Textured Background Stamp
Stazon Ink: Jet Black
Prima Fairy Belle Paper
Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
Celebrate It Wide Lace
Prima Fleur stencil # 564278
Homemade mists: Gold & Sparkle
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Offray Lace
5" Paper Doilies
Recollections Vintage Romance Alphabet Stamps
Memento Luxe Ink: Espresso Truffle
Flourishes cut on my Silhouette
Versamark Ink
Gold Embossing Powder
Eiffel Tower piece is a cake topper (gifted to me by my boss)
IamRoses cherry blossoms
Martha Stewart Leaf Branch Punch

Finishing Touches done off camera:
Pearls from my stash
Metal Butterfly (From Michael's.  Was a clip from the spring section that I cut apart)
Zing Embossing Powder: Blush & Gold Sparkle (to color butterfly)
Sewology Buttons
All Purpose Ink For Fantast/x: Vegas Gold


Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Big Wishes in Small Packages

Today's card was created for a crafty friend over on YouTube, who's favorite colors are purple, orange, and aqua/teal.  And if you think I wasn't sweating a bit at figuring out how to combine all three of those without going into Halloween territory, you'd be wrong!  ;)

I used another Saturated Canary digi (I know!  I do own other digis, I'm just on a SC kick right now!) called Love Language - Gifts.  The purple and aqua papers were from Doodlebug's Frosty Friends line, and the orange stripe paper was from my stash.  The ribbon and lace are both Offray brand.  I used an IamRoses rose, and then punched some flowers with the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch, and some leaves from the leaf branch punch.  My sentiments (inside and out) are from Papertrey Ink's Stylish Sentiment Birthday set, and both were heat embossed in silver.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Black & White and a WHOLE LOT OF COLOR

I had so much fun making my card that posted on Sunday, I decided I needed to do it again.  It's so nice to make a "Just because" card every now and then!  And, appropriately, since today is RAK day, this is a card that was sent out with some "crafter's fuel" last week!

I love trying new things, and when I started seeing black and white images showing up in my blog feed, I knew I had to try it.  The only problem is, I have very few gray tones in my copic markers that I thought would work.  So, I chose to try it out by watercoloring with Distress Markers.  This image was colored in using the Pumice Stone, and Black Soot markers only.  My favorite thing about this type of coloring on a stamp, is that I can use those brighter and more colorful papers, without feeling like it's too overwhelming, or distracting to the image which is the focus.  

The image I used is called "Jumper" and is from Saturated Canary.  (Unfortunately, this was a limited time freebie, but she has tons of other gorgeous stamps!)  I paired the stamp with papers from the Pebbles Family Ties Paper pack.  I used my Fiskars scalloped edge punch on white card stock to make the mat for the green and aqua floral paper.  I used EK Success punches for my sentiment.  The sentiment on the outside of the card is from the Simon Says Stamp Apothecary Labels set, and was embossed in gold.  The ribbon, pearls, and brads were from my stash.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves were punched with my Martha Stewart punch.

Inside the card, I used a sentiment from Kaisercraft Thinking of you mini stamp set, and stamped that in Bahama Blue Memento Ink.



Saturday, February 14, 2015

You are Amazing

It's that time again!  It's Challenge Time over at 613 Avenue Create! Tuesday, February 17th, is RAK (Random Act of Kindness) Day.  So our optional twist this week is to create something as a little unexpected treat for someone.

The sponsor I got to work with this week is FaeryInk Designs.  Oh. Em. Gee.  Let me tell you, I am IN LOVE with these stamps.  I had my image colored in, but hadn't even completed my card before I was over at the Etsy shop - which is being phased into to a stand alone website - getting a few more.  (Meaning, open a new tab and check them out!  Seriously.  I will wait.)

You back?  OK - on to my card!  The digi I used is called "Autumn Rose and Arielle Besties". The stamp was colored in with Copics, and then the background was put in with Distress Markers and ink pads.

I used the Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic paper pad, and some vellum on my card.  The sentiment is from the Inside and Out Sayings set from Simon Says Stamp and was embossed in gold.  The ribbon and pearls were from my stash.

The larger pink rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the rest of the flowers are from Michael's.  I punched the leaves with a Martha Stewart Punch.

And, fitting with our optional twist this week, this card has already been sent out, and received, along with some "crafter's fuel" (aka - chocolate!).  Be sure to stop on by 613 Avenue Create, and see the AMAZING creations by my fellow DT members!