Sunday, August 26, 2018

Early Halloween Card

Last week I saw a video made by Nicole Spohr that inspired this card.  It was a tri-fold card and I just love how gorgeous it was.  She created a mermaid card and I decided to work on a Halloween card for my granddaughter.


There was a LOT of masking, stamping etc to make this card.  This is an Art Impressions stamp.  I realized that the whole stamp would stamp right where the fold of the card would be, so I just masked off the image on the left  and stamped it separately from the rest of the stamp.  The rest of the images are from a lot of different stamp sets.  I created masks for everything and then used Distress Oxides to blend the sky.  I stamped a fence behind the the images.  All images are colored with Zig Brush Markers on Bristol cardstock.   I colored some white tissue paper with Distress Inks (Candied Apple, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed and Twisted Citron)  to make leaves.  I went over the colors lightly with Walnut Stain so they wouldn't be so bright and look more like fall leaves. I ripped the tissue paper into little pieces and glued with  Multi Matte Medium.  I finished it with stamping some bats and embossing a few stars. I also applied some glossy accents to the jack-o-lantern faces.

I enjoyed making this, I hope you like......

Friday, July 20, 2018

OCC Simply Watercoloring=Day 5

So I think this was my favorite lesson, only for the fact that it packed a lot of instruction and how-to's in one lesson.  I think I will enjoy practicing and creating florals and leaves for a long time to come.


My rose needs work, but I will keep at it till I get it more natural looking.

Thoroughly enjoyed this class.

Be back soon.......

Thursday, July 19, 2018

OCC Simply Watercoloring Day 4

The first thing that struck me in today's lesson was the beautiful landscapes that you could create.  This seemed to come easier to me than the other lessons. 


This scene looked so serene to me.

 See you later......

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

OCC Simply Watercoloring-Day 3

Who knew it would be so hard to commit your handwriting to a card front? lol  I really did spend way too much time on figuring this out. :)  What I came up with is ok, but I know that, with more confidence, I will do better.  Practice, practice, practice!


Thanks for looking.....

OCC Simply Watercoloring-Day 2

This is my second attempt for this bear.  I had it done yesterday but just as I was finishing up, I dropped a paintbrush filled with black paint.  You guessed it....all over my work.  Soooo I just decided that I should begin again  the next day and I just finished    This was a cute and useful lesson.  If you need a certain look and don't have the stamp for it, you can just create it.  I like this idea!  lol


I need desperate help with shading but all in all I liked making this.

See you later....

Monday, July 16, 2018

OCC Simple Watercoloring-Day 1

Today is the first day of the OCC Simple Watercoloring.  This is very different from other Online Card Classes.  So far no stamps or dies are being  used. It is mostly freehand.  Now I don't mind the challenge, I just hope I can meet it. lol.  Today was about graphite transfer.  The lesson example was numbers in plaid, and yeah, I didn't want to do that, although it was interesting, I wanted to do something along the same line, but different.  This is my attempt:
I did like the way it came out, and I do think I can do better.

Thanks for stopping by....see you soon.

Friday, June 29, 2018

The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge Day 29

Hi,
Today I water colored a stamp from Impression Obsession.  This stamp is hilarious!  It has a lot of humorous sentiments and it is darn cute.   I bought it last year but still don't feel like I have used it enough, I like is so much. Also this is a great stamp for masculine cards.


This is a blue footed booby, lol!  I stamped and water colored the image, and I drew in the road and the sign.  The sentiment is from the stamp set.  I used Sakura Koi watercolors, the travel kit.  I take this kit with me on car trips, it also includes a water brush and a palette.  It is super easy to use. 

The challenge is over soon and I have had a great time coloring everyday.  This is the first year that I have colored something pretty much every day.

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon....

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 21

Hello!
I used a Art Impressions stamp today.  My intention was to copic color all of the stamp images and draw in the background.  Wellll when I was almost halfway done coloring, I realized I had stamped the image crooked. Sigh...    So I finished coloring and then cut it out and paper pieced a background for the card.


This is an older stamp but I have always really loved it.  The 'girls' look like they are having a really good time!  I looked hard for the appropriate sentiment for this stamp, and couldn't find anything I liked.  Then I found this sentiment from  Stampingbella, which I think works well.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Daily Marker Coloring Challenge-Day 17

Hi,
Hope your weekend is going well!  This is the what I colored today:


This is  the Beautiful Flowers stamp from Simon Says Stamp.  This came in the card kit for June, and I can't put it down! Seriously I have used it sooo many times already and have loved everything made from it. It is a gorgeous stamp and you can color this with so many mediums.  Today I stamped with Versafine ink and then used SSS Clear embossing powder over the ink, and heat embossed.  I colored with Distress Oxide inks.  I also added some splatters, which for once turned out pretty well, usually  they look weird to me.  lol  After I stamped the sentiment, I decided I wanted to color the HAPPY, and of course I had already cleaned up my paints. :(   So I used Zig markers to fill in the letters in complimentary colors.

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Daily Marker Coloring Challenge Day 14

For today's coloring I used Stacey Yakula stamps from Purple Onion Design.  These are the cutest stamps, evah!! lol  I just love them and Purple Onion has a new release, and I can't wait to get my hands on some new stamps.

This is what I colored today:


I colored with Copics, and accented a bit with Prismacolor pencils.  The sky is Distress Inks, using a stencil from Hero Arts.  I love this stencil, sooo easy to use, and I always get good results. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be back soon.......

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge-Day 12

Here we are on the 12th day already! I was out of town and missed a few days, but colored this today.



Using the SSS Take Heart stamp, I watercolored the image with Kuratake Gansai Tambi paints. The border dies are from Hero Arts, and the sentiment is also from SSS. 

Thanks for stopping by.....

Saturday, June 2, 2018

The Daily Marker 30 Coloring Challenge Day 2

Hi,
I wanted to try and do some of the The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. #thedailymarker30day.  I would like to participate as much as I can, because I do love to color. :)  Here is what I made:


I used the stamp set Beautiful Flowers from this months SSS Card Kit.  It is a gorgeous stamp set, with not only this beautiful flower stamp but a lot of great sentiments.  I also used the Leafy Frame Stencil from a new SSS release for the border.  The flowers are colored with Zig Real Brush Markers, I love these markers and they always color beautifully. 

See you soon......

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches #335

Hi...This is an entry  for Freshly Made Sketches #335.


The stamp and die set for the flowers and jar are from Lil' Inkers Design.  So many possibilities with this stamp set, love it!  I colored the jar with copics and stamped all the flowers and leaves with ink.  I die cut them and placed  over the oval on the front of the card.  The 'thanks' is from Paper Smooches and is cut twice; once from white cardstock and once from green and I offset them and then glued to the card front.  

This is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by....

Sunday, April 29, 2018

CASE this Sketch #269

Back with an entry into this week's CASE this Sketch #269.




This stamp set is from this month's Simon Says Stamp card kit. I am not much of a butterfly person (!!) on my cards, but I did like this stamp set.  I embossed the butterflies with white embossing powder, masked them and then stamped and embossed the leaves.  I painted them with Zig markers, my new favorite way to watercolor!  I have had them for awhile and did use them, but not much; lately though I have used them quite a bit.  I watercolored the background with Distress ink.  I brushed on water, then watered down the ink and applied it to the background.  The sentiment from Avery Elle, is stamped with Versafine black ink and them embossed with black embossing powder.  I used some confetti sequins to accent.

The sketch:


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Thursday, April 19, 2018

CASE this Sketch #268

I decided to enter the CASE this Sketch #268 challenge this week.  Loved the sketch and this is what I came up with.


I used Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and a Tim Holtz stencil.  I tinted some of the paste with Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick and used it for the one flower in the middle.   A Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker  was used for the sentiment, mounted on white and attached with foam adhesive.  I really do like the way it came out.

This is the sketch:


Thanks for coming by...see you soon.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Easter Cards #2

Here is the second batch of cards that I made for Easter.  This is the first chance I've had to post them.  I was watching my grandchildren and they tend to take a lot of time.  lol


 I made this for my granddaughter.  The bunnies are a die from Simon Says Stamp, which I cut from felt, sewed and added the accessories.  After adhering patterned paper to the card front, I attached the bunnies with removable tape, this way she can take the bunnies off to play with them,


Same process for my grandson's card. :)


This is a stamp from Simon Says stamp. I stamped with Versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder.  I painted it with Zig markers.  As long as you don't add too much water you can paint on cardstock. I try to use at least 100 lb cardstock, this is 100 lb Neenah Desert Storm. Try not to work it too much, it will start to pill.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and also embossed. I added confetti  sequins from SSS.

I did make a few more but forgot to photograph them :( and they are already in the mail to family and friends.

Have a good holiday, see you soon.....

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Easter Cards

I wanted to share a few cards I made for Easter.  I have more to make and will share those when I finish them.


This is a Penny Black stamp, I water colored it with Daniel Smith water colors.  I think I said before that I have the dot sheet that has multiple paint dabs, which really last a long time.  You can mix the colors to get the right shade that you want.  The border die is also from Penn Black.  Isn't this just the cutest?  lol


This is a Magic Slider die from Lawn Fawn. This die has a lot of steps, but once you do it, it comes pretty easy the next time.  Lawn Fawn has a YouTube video on how to use this die, which was very helpful.   I used Copic markers to color this Gerda Steiner stamp. I stamped and colored a few Easter eggs and adhered them to the card front.   I really liked the way this turned out. :)


This stamp is from Stamping Bella, sooooo cute.  I colored it with Copic markers.  Stamping Bella gives you a color map when you purchase the stamp, so half of your job is done!  I stamped the eggs from the set randomly around the bunnies, these are also colored with Copics.  The frame is from Mama Elephant.  The sentiment is adhered with foam tape. 

Well, off to make more cards, thanks for stopping by, I'll be back later.....

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Paper Players: PP380

Hi!
I usually do sketch challenges and have wanted to do a color challenge for a while, so today is the day!  I love the color challenge at Paper Players: PP380.  I LOVE kraft and red together, so this is a perfect first color challenge for me.

I stamped the background and the sentiment with stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp.  I colored the hearts in the background with Prismacolor pencils and added a little white gel pen. The die cut heart is also from Simon Says Stamp.    I heat embossed the sentiment in gold and used foam dots to adhere to card front.

This is the color challenge:


Thanks for stopping by...see you soon!

Friday, January 26, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch # 256

The sketch for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #256 was a bit of a challenge. lol  But I guess that is a good thing, right?  Makes you think outside the box :)  Here is my card:



I used a Sizzix embossing folder that came in the latest Simon Says Stamp monthly card kit.  This is one of two, and I really like the look.  The dress images, from a Hero Arts card kit, are watercolored with Daniel Smith watercolors.  I have one of the sheets of paint dabs, I think there are maybe 50 dabs of paint and they last a really long time.  On the red/pink dress I used a Versamark embossing marker to make the dots and embossed with Simon Says Stamp gold embossing powder. I adhered them to the card front using foam dots.  The sentiment is from the same Hero Arts card kit, heat embossed on black cardstock. 

This is the sketch:


Different, huh? :)

Hope you like, I'll be back soon....
 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Freshly Made Sketch #320

Hi,
Today I am entering the sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketch #320.  I loved the sketch!

Here is what I made:


I used a cover die from Lil' Inkers Design on white cardstock, for the background.  The hearts are die cut with dies from Simon Says Stamp.  The sentiment is also from Lil'Inkers Design.  After stamping the sentiment, I colored it with Prismacolor pencils to highlight it.

This is the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:
Thanks for stopping by, see you soon......

Friday, January 19, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #255

Hi,
I know it has been a couple of weeks, time just gets away from me.  Anyway, I am entering the sketch challenge for CAS(E) this Sketch #255 this week.  This is the card I made for the challenge.


I am in a Valentine mood though, one of the things I have been doing is making Valentines for my grandchildren to give away to their classmates,  I'll post a picture of those soon. 

I water colored the image, fussy cut it, and adhered it to the card front with foam dots.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black cardstock.  The card front is die cut with a cover plate from Lil' Inker Designs.  I love their designs, I always find something I like in each release. 

This is the sketch for the challenge:


Thanks for coming by, see you soon...

Supplies: Images and sentiment- Simon Says Stamp
               Watercolors- Zig Clean Color Brush Markers