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 with...orange, 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!