Monday, November 11, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags-Day 7

Today at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, Tracey is featuring products from Sunny Studio. I chose Leanne West's adorable "Merry Christmouse" tag as my inspiration.

I used Lawn Fawn's limited edition "Snow Bunnies" set created for Simon Says Stamp's Stamptember. I changed the mouse and cheese to bunnies and carrots, with a new punny bunny sentiment to match!

Colored with Zig Clear Color markers and a paint brush, so I'm adding it to Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge at the Daily Marker, too!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags- Day 6

I'm starting the first of my 25 Days of Christmas Tags with Tracey McNeely on Day 6!

Today's inspiration comes from Nicky Meek's adorable snowman and bird tag. I am a HUGE fan of her work and find myself staring at her blog, trying to gain her coloring skills through osmosis 😆. Her ability to create the most adorable scenes, from tall to small, astounds me!

I switched up the critters, but kept the shaker window and banner shape for a sweet snowy tag...

I used "First Snow" from Hello Bluebird and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers and a wet paintbrush. I'm finding I have better control when using a paintbrush as opposed to a waterbrush. I'm adding this to my collection for Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker.

I can't wait to create more tags for this fun annual event, thank you Tracey and Nicky for today's inspiration!

Wham! Throwdown

Sometimes an idea sticks in your head until you just have to do it! At this week's
Color Throwdown, the color combination of brown, moss green, orange, and cream, had me thinking of bears and puns (I found this one online)...

I made a card featuring adorable new images from Hello Bluebird, and my trusty "Milo's Alphabet" from Lawn Fawn!

Sing it Wham! From the 80's song "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go"... and the giggling bunny from Hello Bluebird's "First Snow" sealed the deal. The adorable bear from "Cocoa Party" stole my heart the moment I saw him!

I colored the images with Zig Clear Color and Tombow Dual Brush markers and a waterbrush. Die cut a circle for the sun and shaded it with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Dried Marigold and Scattered Straw. Added some Diamond Stickles, too, then brushed some Bundled Sage and Iced Spruce Oxide inks along the bottom.

I've been playing along with Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge at the Daily Marker when I can, and I am slowly learning to use a lighter hand (and less water!) as I layer colors 😉.

Now you'll be singing that song like George Michael all day! 😆
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Tiny Town

This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, the theme was "Art Journaling." I don't have one, and researched a little about them so that I could make a Christmas card inspired by journaling techniques. I love how this card turned out and had so much fun making it!

I decided an art journaling card needed these things...lots of ink, a cool background, acrylic paint,  book prints, collage type sentiments, texture, and some tiny "hand-drawn" looking houses and trees would be good in the mix, too! Check, double check! I used Neat and Tangled's "Warm Winter Scene Cover Plate"die and Hero arts "Star Light" cling stamp for my tiny town...

I used a mix of charcoal gray, red, and pink pigment and oxide inks on the background. I cut the houses and trees from Authentique's "Latest and Greatest" collection and roughed them up with some white acrylic paint snow. Added hills cut with a Lawn Fawn "Stitched Hillside Borders" dies and added white texture paste through Kaisercraft's "Snowy" stencil over the top.

Stamped a typed sentiment from Hello Bluebird's "Christmas is Coming" set in Versamark ink and heat embossed with white powder. Added a few Stardust Stickles and Wink of Stella pen on the moon. Popped up the houses and my winter village journaling style card is complete!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Merry Bear Sketch

This is my card for Day 2 of Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge at the Daily Marker. It uses Jen Mitchell's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

I colored the sweet bear and squirrel from Hello Bluebird's ""Christmas. Is Coming" set with Zig Clean Color Markers and a waterbrush.

The background was made with texture paste and The Greetery's Knit Wits Stencil on one side, and Pumice Stone Diatress Oxide ink and Kaisercraft's "Snowy" stencil on the other.

Added some Nuvo Drops, Diamond Stickles, and Crystal Snow glitter here and there for sparkle. The snowflakes and sentiment is also from the "Christmas is Coming" set. Snow much fun! 🤗

Friday, November 1, 2019

Wreath Throwdown

This week at the Color Throwdown, Lori chose some lovely, warm, fall colors...teal, olive, rust, and navy.

I used Memory Box's beautiful "Tidings Wreath" stamp set...

I stamped  the wreath in Versamark and heat embossed with white powder. I colored it with Zig Clean Color and Karin Brushmarker Pro markers and a waterbrush.

Added a sentiment from the set, Wink of Stella pen on the blueberries, splatters of acrylic paint, and lovely rhinestones from Little Things from Lucy's Cards.

 I am also adding this to Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker! Today is Day 1, and it's my first time participating. I am excited to try and practice a little each day!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Gnome Throwdown

This week at the Color Throwdown was a unique color combination to play, gray, and cream!

Those funny pumpkin faces made me think of another funny face...on the Gnomes Stencil from Simon Says Stamp!

I inked the gnome with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks using a combination of Carved Pumpkin, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Weathered Wood, and Hickory Smoke. The fun forest background is also
a stencil called "Into the Woods" from Hero Arts. I inked it with the same combination of inks.

I added white whisker details with a gel pen and some Wink of Stella pen. There are mini cream colored stars and "Diamond" Stickles. His nose has Glossy Accents and there are tiny Nuvo Drops on his robe and in the forest background. I added one teeny heart to match the sentiment.

The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps' "Compact Sentiments." I thought it was perfect since his face smile is invisible, ha! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hocus Pocus!

At the Simon Says Stamp Blog's Monday Challenge, the theme was "Spooky!" I used the Waltzingmouse Stamps set "Cicely at Halloween" along with a new Tim Holtz stencil called "Hocus Pocus!" The stencil is available at Simon Says Stamp!

I inked a background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot. I placed the stencil and inked the stars in the same colors, then used Nuvo Glitter Paste in "Moonstone" over the top.

I used Tombow and Zig Clean Color markers and a waterbrush to color Cicely then added Sakura Stardust pen all over her outfit. I fussy cut the image, too, and popped her up with dimensionals.

Some bats and a big spider from Waltzingmouse Stamps' "Halloween Party," and a sentiment and from "Cicely at Halloween."

Quite the spooky spell that fashionable Cicely has set in motion! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Bewitched Sketch

This week at Freshly Made Sketches is this fun one by Lee Ann!

I chose to make a spooky card with the Waltzingmouse Stamps classic set "Halloween Party!"

First, I stamped "bewitched"in gray ink on white cardstock using Concord & 9th's "Sophisticated Script" stamp set. Then I inked a background over it with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Black Soot. I left a circular spot for the glowing cauldron and added Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, and Squeezed Lemonade.

I stamped the witch and cauldron with VersaFine Black and heat embossed with clear powder. Added lots of starbursts and her magical spell bolt from the set and heat embossed with gold detail powder. The mini "Time to Fly" sentiment is also gold embossed and is from the WMS set "Gracie at Halloween."

I traced over "Bewitched" with a Sakura Stardust gel pen. 

Some Diamond Stickles stars in the sky, which take on a fun greenish gold twinkle over the background inks. Lots of coordinating Nuvo Drop potion bubbles for a finishing touch...Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Merry Ornaments Sketch

A perfect sketch for your Christmas card stash presented by Jacquie at Freshly Made Sketches!
I chose to use The Stamp Market's sweet "Mini Ornaments" along with a sentiment from "Candy Cane Christmas!"

Colored the ornaments and sprigs from The Stamp Market's "Holiday Greenery" dies with Karin markers and a waterbrush. The center panel is stamped with their "Cross Cross Background" on vellum and heat embossed in white. There is red paper behind which took on a rosy hue!

The white outer frame panel is embossed with Stampin' Up's 3D Woodgrain Embossing folder.!! Some Glossy Accents, Sakura Stardust pen details, and Nuvo Drop polka dots to round this one out.

I could just use my Christmas stamps all year long and be totally happy! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Van Throwdown

This week there are some warm fall colors at the Color Throwdown Challenge blog which were perfect for an October birthday card for my great nephew!

I chose the The Greetery's new "Christmas Care-a-Van" stamps with Papertrey Ink's Scene It and Headline Numbers dies to celebrate Owen's 13th birthday :).

Used the clouds and mountains Scene It dies, and shaded the 13 too, kind of like the sun rising behind the mountains. Stamped the van using Distress Oxide inks.

Added a little Glaze gel pen to the numbers but no other embellishments. Owen always appreciates my cards but he is a 13 year old 😉! So fun, can't wait to use this set for Christmas tags!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

First for Christmas

I received my new stamps from The Greetery and have been wanting to try them out all week. Today I made my first Christmas card of the season with images from "Christmas Eve!"

I tried stamping with no die cuts to go for more of a painted look. When I tried to mask the tree behind the church, I made a gap that was too big, so I started adding acrylic paint snow
everywhere 😄!

Then out came Perfect Pearls for more snowy splatters, and the Pathway and Frosty Flakes stencils lightly sponged with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink for some added detail.

This set is a dream, it's so easy to make beautiful cards with it! Can't wait to make more! ❤

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Autumn Bouquet Throwdown

Beautiful fall colors for this week's Color Throwdown...purple, lavender, orange, and green!

I chose lovely stamps and stencils from The Greetery for my card. I used the Knit Wits stencil with texture paste for the base, then lightly stenciled with Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Distress Oxide Ink on the main panel. The bouquet is made with berries and wheat from Budding Beauties Autumn.

The background at the top was made using the floral and leaves stencils in the Mason Jars Filler stencil set. I added some orange Nuvo Drops, too, and a sentiment from Reverse Confetti's "Tall Blooms."

Thanks for stopping by!