Thursday, June 30, 2016

Pirate Greeting

I finally got to  coloring this cute pirate bird from the YNS Quirky Animals set one. The layout and colors are inspired from the Your Next Stamp challenge:


I wasn't sure what colors to use on his beak, then I thought of Toucan Sam from the Froot Loops cereal, so that's what I did. There isn't blue in the color challenge, so I colored his body green. Now he looks half toucan and half parrot!! lol But I think it's cute. I used my Spectrum markers to color with.

I stamped the two sentiments on the large circle repeatedly with the other colors, and layered it with green. The main sentiment is stamped with black and cut into a banner/flag shape. I did add a little more pink with a few sequins.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fairy Journal Page

Sharing a journal page with the help from Try It On Tuesday's theme 'I Believe I can Fly'.

These journal pages I made with water color paper so I could do mixed media on, but this page is done with water color only, except for the wings. I started with coloring the background and letting it dry, then stamped the large flowers.

The Girl is almost a solid image stamp, so I spritzed water onto it before stamping onto a separate piece of water color paper. Then I went over her skin with blush blossom ink. Once dry, I fussy cut her out.

Her wings are vellum, and I embossed them in copper ep, cut them out and attached them to the Girl. She is glued down to the page, and I stamped the sentiment last. All stamps are from Unity.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Cool Friend


Sharing a card I made for Unity Stamp Company's Show and Tell Facebook Group. The theme is red, white, and blue.

I stamped the background with an image from the April SMAK kit onto textured cardstock. The cup image is from the May KOTM, and I colored it with Stampin Up dye ink markers. For the blues I used Baja Breeze, Brocade Blue and Not Quite Navy, and for the reds I used Ruby Red and Real Red.

After it dried a bit and I layered it, I went over the slushy and heart with clear Wink of Stella. The sentiment is from the Susan Weckesser set Snow Way, and is punched out. I had to add some twine before putting all the layers down :)

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Darling Fairy


She's such a cutie I think!! This is Fairy Twila and is another free stamp I received from C.C. Designs.

She's colored with my Spectrum markers and die cut out with Sizzix dies. I wanted to fancy it up a bit, so I die cut a Spellbinders card maker die for the background. The flowers are made with a few SU! punches. The sentiment is from the Unicorn Dreams set that I used on yesterday's card and is punched out as well.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Reverse Stamping

I won some stamps from C.C. Designs last month and received them the other day. I just has to use Unicorn Dreams set first, they're just the cutest!! Reminds me of the cute My Little Ponies I had when I was little.

I wanted two unicorns, so the one on the right is reversed stamped. I used another photopolymer stamp that was larger and stamped it onto it with black Memento ink, then stamped it onto the paper. I haven't done this technique for quite some time. After coloring with my Spectrum markers, I did have to go over it with a fine tip black marker because it didn't leave a good impression. But it still looks fine.

The little heart quote above comes with this set, and the sentiment is from the Happy Sentiments set. I did add some Wink of Stella to them as well:

I added some fun rainbow like paper from SU!, and sponged the edges of the unicorn panel. I gave this card to a guy at work who has a little Sister. I thought she would like it. He said she loves glitter, so I think she'll love this! :)

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Mini Canvas with Beads

I came across my Elizabeth Crafts Designs stickers the other day and was excited to use them on something. Another mini canvas that I covered with a light paper then painted it with a light green color.

While the paint was still a bit wet, I put down a dictionary background stamp(SU!) over it and pressed down. It left the impression without using ink. I like the subtle look of it.

These stickers are pretty cool. I have a few packages of different designs, but chose this pretty flower. When you peel them up, there is only an outline. So you can fill in or color it however you want. I put this sticker on double sided adhesive sheet, cut it out, then filled it in with micro beads and glitter.

I grabbed another SU! set and stamped the fancy sentiment with Stazon, adhered my beaded sticker, added some twine and pearls.

I rather like these mini mixed media pieces. Maybe eventually I will move onto larger ones :)
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Animal Birthday

I've made a fun children's, or a kidadult card using the Quirky Animals Set One stamps from Your Next Stamp. This is the same set I used on yesterday's snail card. I just got this stamp set, and the animals are so fun! I have the parrot to color up yet!

I'm playing along with the YNS sketch #41 challenge:


I colored all the images with various Spectrum markers, then used a paper punch on them. I chose a bright, happy yellow and die cut some layering squares. The fun cake paper is from SU! and added a strip of ribbon on the bottom of it. The sentiment is from the same set, and is stamped right onto the card base.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Snail Mail

Playing along with the color challenge this week at Splitcoast Stampers. The colors given today are Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight with the dessert option of 5 layers.

I accomplished the 5 layers using Cherry On Top designer paper, a die cut and stamped layer using a Unity SMAK stamp, two punched circles, one which I paper pierced. The snail image and sentiment is from Your Next Stamp called Quirky Animals Set One. I colored him with Spectrum Noir, SU! Blendabilities and Letraset alcohol markers.

The rectangle die is from Avery Elle, and punches from Stampin Up. The markers I used are Stampin Up Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities, Spectrum markers in BT2, BT4 and BT5, Letraset markers in Canary Y367. Also added matching Bermuda Bay bakers twine

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Mixed Media Canvas

Starting a new venture in my paper crafts, mini canvas'. I've started larger canvas' before, but just was never happy with how they were turning out. My friend Camille makes the sweetest little canvas', so I was inspired by her to make some myself.

Lots of different materials were used on this. I started with a piece of chipboard and covered it with sticky back canvas(need more of that stuff!). Painted on a few coats of acrylic, then sponged ink for the base.

The two flowers were stamped onto tissue paper, then colored with alcohol markers, cut out then glued down with modge podge. I also added some crumpled up tissue to the corners, and inked over them when dry.

The heart border was punched, then I used it as a stencil, and went over it with colored stencil paste. I also added a few tiny buttons and some hemp twine. The sentiment was also stamped onto tissue paper and glued down. It smeared a bit from the glue, it was stamped with dye ink, not permanent ink. But it's alright! Rubber stamps are from Unity.

I gave this to my friend at work, and she thought it was very sweet, and that makes me happy!

I like the smaller scale of the canvas, this one measures 4" square. I made another last night that is 3" square, and I'll share that one later today. Completely different from this one.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Embossed Butterflies

Sharing a card I made last night doing some heat embossing, something I haven't done for awhile! Both stamps are from Unity, the butterfly from the April S.M.A.K. kit and the sentiment from the April K.O.T.M. kit.

I tried taking a few pictures, but my Ottlite was just too bright. The embossing powder is Pool Party, but it doesn't show well in the pic. It really is a pretty blue! I also distressed the edges with the ranger tool.

I debated whether to add any other embellishments, but decided not too. Left it CAS style.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Your Next Stamp

Sharing a card I made with my very first Your Next Stamp image called Jessica with Her Puppy.

I started off coloring her with my alcohol markers, and totally messed up her hair! I wanted to try black hair again, but it wasn't a good coloring day. So instead of scrapping it, I decided to do some paper piecing.

Her hair I stamped with white onto black card stock, and the coat is stamped onto patterned paper, and fussy cut both out. Everything else is colored in. I like paper piecing, it gives a totally different look to your images!

I am going to enter the Your Next Stamp challenge for the first time with this. They offer a sketch or color board, I went with the colors:


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Friday, June 3, 2016

Water Stamping

After my thoughts on my previous post, I wanted to do something different today. Something quick, easy, but with a pretty effect. So I tried some water stamping. I've done this before years ago, but only with background stamps, and a different inking technique. I just love how this turned out, a card I will keep! ;)

So my inking technique is totally different than anything I've tried before, nothing new I'm sure, but it's pretty cool! Here is a pic of the supplies I've used:

The gorgeous stamp is a big one from the April S.M.A.K. kit from Unity. I inked it with 3 colors using the foam blender tool. This is the new-to-me part. I inked just the edge of the foam tool and pounced the ink onto the stamp. Once I was done, I spritzed the stamp with water, then stamped it onto my prepared watercolor paper. 

I cut 3 strips and adhered them to another piece for my stamping surface. I'm following a sketch for the Unity Facebook challenge. I didn't want a large sentiment, so I used a small one from the Unity Plenty of Pandas set.

So, a happy stamping day for me today, and that's a good thing!!
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Little Darlings

Finally sharing the cute red head I colored a few weeks ago. This image is from Little Darlings, and is colored with various alcohol markers.

The stamping on the background comes from Stampin Up and Simon Says Stamp. The main image doesn't come with a sentiment, so I've used one from the same SSS set, and made it into a banner.

I admire those who color so beautifully with alcohol markers, they really are artists. Not sure they are the right fit for me, as I've been using them for about two years, and haven't advanced much!! But, it's still fun to do, and I won't stop!

And I love sharing my makes here on my blog, and I get very mixed emotions of the lack of visitors and comments. I've had this blog for almost 6 years, and the attention has slacked off to almost nothing. Even my pinterest board gets hardly any repins. I keep posting anyway, but sometimes I go in my craft room to make something, and then I get the 'well, what's the point?' attitude, and don't craft at all. I have boxes and boxes of cards that just sit there, and I'm kinda getting burnt out on them. I've tried a few other things to try and spark my interest like journals and ATC's, but it's the same as making cards to me.

So maybe soon I'll find something else to do with my paper crafting. I have loads of supplies, it's a shame not to put them to good use. Maybe someone will give me a few suggestions. And I don't do digital crafting. I have no program to use.

Thank you for visiting, and reading what's been on my mind!