Thursday, August 8, 2019

Waffle Flower Wild Roses

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!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Christmas in July- Lawn Fawn

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a Christmas in July project for the Not 2 Shabby Shop!  I combined many stamp sets, and made a scene card to make a card I've had in my mind since the Butterfly Kisses stamp set came out.   I'm also playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 57-Little Things.  I will have a full list of products listed below, and I have a video on my YouTube channel as well.

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!

My YouTube video:

Cardstock - Nennah Solar White 80lb
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Butterfly Kisses
Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams
Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas  
Lawn Fawn Coaster Critters  
Lawn Fawn Holiday Helpers
Lawn Fawn Winter Skies
Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug
Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink-Jet Black
Waffle Flower Crafts Water Media Mat
Layering Stencil Bricked
Lawn Fawn Dies Shadow Box Add On Die-Theater   
Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack-Knit Picky 
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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Lawn Fawn Peacock Spinner Card

Hello everyone!  I joined my very first Design Team, so I'm excited to share my first project for the Not 2 Shabby Shop today!  As soon as I saw the cute peacock stamp, I knew I wanted to make the peacock shake his tail feathers!  So, I decided to make a spinner card.  When I saw the new Lawn Fawnatics challenge for spectacular skies...that inspired me to create a sunset background.  To create my card, I used alcohol inks to create a background to look like a beautiful sunset.  Then I colored all of the images with copic markers.  I masked the head and wings of a second peacock to create the peacocks backside.  And, yes...I had to google what the backside of a peacock looked like.  Lol  I added some palm trees which I die cut out of colored cardstock, then added shading with copic markers.  I added some gorgeous gold ink for details and assembled the spinner card.  This card was so fun to make, I can't wait to share the tutorial on my YouTube soon as I get some peace and quiet for my voice over.    I'm entering this card in the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 53, I hope you played along too!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer Card

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card and tutorial on my YouTube channel.  I am using this to enter Lawn Fawnatic challenge 52-Pet Love.  The challenge is for pets, which in my dream world...I would walk out to Manatee's, sea turtles, dolphins and orcas in a giant aquatic santuary.  They would still be wild and free, I would just be able to see them up close like they are my pets!   I've thought about getting a salt water aquarium, for sea horses and starfish.  But, I can't do that in good conscience keep those creatures that have to be happier in the wild.  Of course, I will rescue a baby fox if I ever get the chance!  Until then we will give Bella, our yellow lab all of our love!

To make this card I used several stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn.  I used Copic Markers to color all of the images and combined them with the Magic Picture Changer dies.  This card was so fun to make, and the Magic Picture Changer die is super fun and easy to use!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Galentine's Day Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  Welcome to the Galentine’s Day Blog Hop!  You may have came from Jayma's blog, but this blog hop is a circle so hop on through. Today we are sharing Galentine's Day projects.  Do you celebrate Galentine's Day?!?  Me neither...Lol!  But, I do love the show Park's and Recreation, and I love the idea of celebrating a day with my girlfriends...if only they didn't all live so far away!  In my real world, we are already so busy with celebrations.  Today is my birthday!  Also, my anniversary was January 17th, so between my birthday and Valentine's Day...My kids have coined it ValenBirthdayVersary and we will be celebrating this weekend!  And WHEW, I am going to need lots of wine!  ;)  

I would love to start celebrating Galentine's Day, as a way to celebrate with my crafty friends!  Most of which I have met online and never get to see, but they still mean so much to me.  Since I hurt my arm awhile back, I was out of commission for awhile...and then, winter...even though it has not been very cold here in North Carolina.  I'm just a big baby with all the gray days.  I have a few crafty friends that have sent me cards and gifts, and I am really behind and returning the love.  This will be the perfect way to send cards and gifts back!  

If I have any chance of doing this, it has to be a quick and easy card.  I always have the best of intentions, but no joke, I have palettes of watercolors somewhere lost in my craft room...that had been drying and waiting to send with the *perfect* card, etc.  With this quick card, I can easily make multiples, and quit waiting to find said palette.

 If you saw my recent YouTube Video for Rainbow Valentine Card, you now know what the otter was for!  ;)  I thought I could easily turn that card into a Galentine's Day card as well.   To make the Galentine's Day card, first I stamped out the MFT Valentine Wishes.  I simply masked off the V in Valentine with scotch tape.  Then inked it up with Versafine ink, and used my MISTI to stamp it onto several cards.  Then lined up the G from MFT Handwritten Holiday where the V was, while masking everything but the G off.  Then stamped it with Versafine ink as well.  I heat embossed it all the stamping with gold embossing powder.  Then I stamped the otter from Otterly Love You with Gina K Amalgam black ink and colored with Copic markers.  I added the otter to the inside of the card.  I will add bunnies or coffee stamped images, to personalize the inside of each card according to the taste of the recipient.

Next on the hop is the super talented Amie Kiger!  So hop on over to her blog for more fun ideas on celebrating your best girlfriends, crafty or otherwise!

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My Favorite Things Rainbow Valentine Card

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a cute Valentine's Day card with rainbow colors!  
To make this card, first I stamped using the MFT Valentine Wishes with VersaFine ink unto Gina K cardstock.  I then used small da Vinci Watercolor brush to paint with Finetec watercolors right over where I stamped.  I absolutely love these sparkly spring colors!  This gave a faux hand lettered look to the card.  I painted each word in a different rainbow color, and then painted the hearts.  After it was completely dry, I die cut the panel using MFT Blueprints 27.  Then I stamped out the bunny from Bubble over with Joy colored it with copic markers and die cut it.  I added foam square adhesive to the bunny to pop her up a bit, and positioned her like she is blowing kisses.  I hope this rainbow valentine card makes my daughter smile!

I did make a YouTube Video if you would like to see my process!

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