Wednesday, November 14, 2018

OCC Clean and Simple Holiday-Day 3

Today's lesson was on coloring.  Many different techniques were taught today.  I chose to do a watercolor background card.

This is on Tim Holtz watercolor paper, using Distress Inks as watercolors.  I saturated the paper with water using a wide brush.  I then mixed Distress Inks Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough and Twisted Citron with water and dropped onto the paper. When it was dry, I splattered the background with white and red acrylic paint mixed with water.  The stamp and die set for the wreath is from Spellbinder's, which I embossed with gold embossing powder.  I colored the bulbs with copics and then used glossy accents to add some shine. I added a few gold sequins and some green tinted clear drops (I don't know what they are actually called, I have had them for ages) lol 

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow....

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

OCC Clean and Simple Holiday Day 2

Lesson for Day Two concentrated on using Die Cutting on cards. All of the cards the instructors demonstrated today were amazing,  but Jennifer McGuire demonstrated using tulle for shaker cards, instead of acetate and NO foam tape!  Now I love shaker cards, but hate all the bulk.  This seemed right up my alley.



I used a Hero Arts die to create the shaker panel and applied tulle to create the shaker pouch. I added,what I thought were a lot of sequins, but seriously could have added way more and it would have been fine.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Tattered Christmas and it is heat embossed in white on black cardstock.  I also added a star die cut from gold metallic cardstock, for the top of the tree.

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow for Day 3.

OCC-Clean and Simple Holiday-Day 1

A lot of great techniques were demonstrated today. The lesson was about inking and all the ways it can be done.  I didn't have a lot of time yesterday  or I would have loved to recreate ALL of them!  lol   I chose to do a variation of the technique demonstrated by Laurie Willison.


I used painters tape and washi tape to create the stripes on the background.  After applying tape to create the pattern, I used Distress Oxide Fired Brick to ink it up.  I mounted the background on a red cardstock base.  The banner was embossed with white embossing powder and I used thinlet dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Festive Greens set for the greenery on the bottom of the banner.  This took very little time to make, multiples could be made in no time at all.

If the first day is any indication of future lessons, I can't wait!  If you can, sign up for the class, it runs all this week, everyday.

Thanks for stopping by.....

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Reveal Wheel Halloween Card

I made a lot of Halloween cards to send to friends and family this year and I wanted to share the card I made for one of my grandsons.  He is getting older now, but he still likes interactive cards and I wanted to make a Reveal Wheel Card, the die is from Lawn Fawn. Lawn Fawn has a tutorial on how to make a Reveal Wheel card, check it out if you would like to make one.


I really liked the way this came out.  All of the images are also from Lawn Fawn, I mixed a couple of stamp sets to make this card, Pick of the Patch and Monster Mash.  All the images are copic colored.  I did get a text saying how much he liked this card! 

Thanks for coming by and Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Pirate Halloween

My grandson, who is 3, decided he wanted to be a pirate for Halloween.  We all thought the idea came from a tv show he may have watched, but  nope, he has been adamant about it for over a month now.  So my daughter is busy making him a costume and I decided I would make him a pirate themed Halloween card.


It is also a slider card, the pirate boy slides over to the treasure chest full of candy.  This child does have a sweet tooth, and candy is pretty much always on his mind! lol  The card is mostly Lawn Fawn products, with a few other images from Ellen Hudson Bear Ware 2 stamp set.  All the images are Copic colored and the background is colored with Distress Oxide inks.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

OCC-Color Theory Day 3

Actually yesterday was the last day of class, but I was very busy and couldn't get my project done.  I have to say, I had to go over the material a couple of times to absorb all the information. :)  I did a card that used Complimentary and Split Complimentary colors.  I think I got it right.


I copic colored these images from Essentials by Ellen, die cut them, then adhered to a card front.  I used Distress Oxides to blend in the background (Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade).  The die cut is from Paper Smooches, stacked three times and glued together.  I also added sequins :). 

I learned a lot and I love that you can go back to the class anytime you want to refresh your memory.

Be back soon......

Thursday, September 27, 2018

OCC Color Theory-Day 2

A LOT of information today, of the best kind!  Monochrome and Analogous color schemes were featured today.  I loved all the examples of what was demonstrated today.  I decided to create a card using the Analogous color scheme.  I really do LOVE the blue green color group, and the examples were beautiful, and almost went with it, but  I went in another direction.  I decided on the red, orange and yellow combo.

This is the color swatch for my card, please note that the 3rd color and 4th color should be switched on the chart, I was  so eager to get them down on paper and I mixed them up! lol  Live and learn.  I followed this chart to create my card.


I water colored two pieces of Canson Cold Pressed water color paper.  One I used for the background. I added paint splatters in the same color scheme.    I cut leaves with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die from the second piece.  I glued some of the leaves straight on the paper and mounted others on foam squares.  The sentiment is embossed in white on black card stock, cut with a banner die and attached with foam squares.   I added a few sequins, because I like sequins. :).

One more day of class, it went really quickly, but I have learned quite a bit and am really enjoying it.

See you soon.....