Saturday, November 7, 2020
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing three cards, as I'm still trying to play catch up from moving and enjoy some fall crafty goodness... I've shared all the product info in my YouTube video, if you would like to check that out.
The good news is we have four of five beds put together, LOL! My daughter still wants to wait to put her bed together, as the previous owner had a train room...she wants to remove the mountain border and all of the shelves and paint first before she puts her bed together. So, she has opted for sleeping with her box springs and mattress on the floor for now. Hopefully, I will have time to do all of that sometime before Christmas?!? Any tips on removing wallpaper borders will be most appreciated! ;) Anyhoo....Back to the card share! I'm still yet to have my craft/art studio just right, but I can find most of my favorite must haves anyway.
I made three fun cards, the first was a plain and simple card from MFT using the Autumn blessings stamp set. I love this set so much, and can see it being a fall favorite for years to come! Next a made my Design Team project for the Not2Shabby Shop, using Magical Winter stamp set for the adorable fox. Next I was dying to play with the super cute Den Sweet Den stamp set from Lawn Fawn. When I saw the release, I couldn't wait to make the mama bear hold her babies! The die set is a MUST have, it allows you to cut out the outline of the bears arms, and slip something to hold inside!! Books, coffee, babies, whatever you choose! Yet another stamp set from the Lawn Fawn Release that will be hard to not use over and over again. I'm playing along with the LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 85 – AWESOME AUTUMN...yes two in one month. Usually I can't get time to post one before the month has passed me by, lol.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a card I've created, I finally had a chance to join the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge once again! As many of you know, we have just relocated to Florida. I love that I have a craft room again, after many years without one!! So, this is my first card I've made in my new craft room...I had so much fun making it! I used several stamps set as I always love to do. I've share all the details of how I made this cards in my latest YouTube video:
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Sunday, October 27, 2019
Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing new watercolors from Jackson's Art Supplies. The Rembrandt 48 Half Pan Watercolor set! I also have some pics of the Rembrandt color chart, that show the pigment info for each color. I have indicated which colors came in my 48 pan set. If you have tried these watercolors, I'd love to hear what you think of them. I can't wait to swatch them all out, and play with them to see how transparent they are...and how well they mix. I've read that the Viridian is hard to re-wet because it is the real deal, real Viridian. Apparently most manufacturers boost their Viridian with PG7, and true Viridian has much better lightfastness.
I purchased this set after trying the much more affordable Van Gogh watercolor set, that is Royal Talens student grade line. I was impressed with how pigmented they were, for student grade paints.
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Monday, September 30, 2019
Lawn Fawn Mice on Ice Clear Stamp set
Monday, September 23, 2019
Hello everyone! I'm excited to be back to share another fall card with you! I just adore the
Pumpkin Latte Stamp set, and couldn't wait to make a card with it. To create my card, I first splattered black and gold gouache onto the card base. Then I die cut a frame out of patterned paper using the Frames & Flags Die set. I popped the frame up using foam tape to adhere it to the card base. Then I stamped the Pumpkin Latte Stamp set and embossed the images with gold embossing powder. I used some Sennelier watercolors to paint the images, and added a bit of detail with watercolor pencils. Then I dug through my scrap box to find a few alcohol backgrounds that I hadn't used in over a year. I die cut leaves from the backgrounds using the Autumn Leaves Die set and adhered them to the frame. I think my favorite may be the acorn, so cute! Did you know you can mix your alcohol inks to create the perfect brown?!? That way you don't have to buy ALL of the colors, especially colors you won't use often. I had mixed black and orange to make the brown alcohol background. I also added some gold, because everything is better with a bit of gold to me! I used foam squares to adhere the images on top of the leaves, and popped up the acorn as well. Then I added the sentiment from the Christmas Haul Stamp set, embossed in gold to complete my card.
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Monday, September 9, 2019
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Monday, September 2, 2019
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Sunday, September 1, 2019
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Thursday, August 8, 2019
Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a Design Team project for the Not 2 Shabby Shop! I used the no-line coloring technique to watercolor the florals from the gorgeous Wild Roses stamp set. I used Daniel Smith watercolors to watercolor the floral images, after stamping with Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink. I die cut the images with the coordinating dies, then splattered all of the images with white, gold, and black gouache. I added a bit more shading and detail using some watercolor pencils. I used Bouquet Builder 2 stamp set for the sentiment, and some berries from Honey Bee Stamps Spring Peony. I have a video on my YouTube channel, if you would like to check it out!
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
To make this card, I cut a window out of the front panel and used distress oxide inks to make a brick background. Then stamped my sentiment for the front card panel. I then cut a window out of the card base, and out of patterned paper that will go inside the card. I added acetate and two layers of foam tape and made the window into a shaker card. Then I colored all of my images from multiple stamp sets. I attached all of the images, popping some up with foam squares to build my family of foxes at Christmas scene. I love foxes, and Butterfly Kisses is one of my favorite stamp sets ever...and I love using it all year long!
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Cardstock - Nennah Solar White 80lb
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Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug
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