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Monday, 24 April 2017

LBBS~ Little Fairy

Hello, crafty friends, today I have a cute lil' Spring inspired card using Little Blue Button Stamps~ Little Fairy Digital Stamp
 How precious is she? Love her


So here's my card:
I kept the background pretty simple but vibrant as I cannot wait for spring so went with orange and pink watercolors using Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers! Did a little background stamping and splattered some black acrylic paint to tie into the card base. I finished with a sentiment from Altenew's "Faithful Feather" Stamp set. 


I colored this cutie with SN Markers and added some SN Sparkle Clear Pen on her wings and some Ranger Glossy Accents on the bubbles. 
There we have it, a fun and vibrant Spring Card. :o)


I sure hope I've inspired you today. 
Happy craftin'!


~hugs~






Sunday, 23 April 2017

STAMPlorations~ Sunday Stencil #93

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm sharing a tag I made for STAMPlorations Sunday Stencil #93. The designers have created some fabulous mixed media projects to inspire you. You can find them  here so be sure to check them out and leave them some luv! :o) 


Today I used ARTplorations Hidden Hearts & Just Flow Stencils with STAMPlorations Strong Women Stamp set for these fun lil' tags.  


I started with a black and white heavy CS tags. I then applied Versamark over the Hidden Hearts & Just Flow stencils. I then applied Pearl Ex Pigment Powders over it with a brush. You can see how the colors look different on black or white backgrounds. :o) I then sprayed them with a sealer. 

I then embossed sentiments from the Strong Women Stamp set onto smaller tags and used eyelets for a little embellishment. 

Some twine finished off my tags. Simple, easy and fun! :o)


I hope you were inspired to play along in our Monthly Challenge, there is still some time to join in. Have a great weekend. :o)













Wednesday, 19 April 2017

STAMPlorations~ Things With Wings Hop Reminder!

Hi Crafty Friends, I'm back to remind you that STAMPlorations is having a



http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/04/things-with-wings-spring-hop.html
So you still have plenty of time to hop along and comment on the blog and the designers beautiful "THINGS WITH WINGS" projects or link up a Spring themed project  here for your chance to win the following prizes
-Three randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
-One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy Spring Blooms dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet Spring Wishes phrase dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.
Amazing prizes right??? :o)


Here's my makes using ARTplorations Two Feathers Stencil, STAMPlorations Smile 
& Trendy Feathers 2 stamp sets and CUTplorations Smile Word Die

I went with fun Spring Colors and of course Feathers are "Things with Wings". I started with some old Library cards that I applied Gelatos in random color blocks. I laid the Two FeathersStencil on and applied white acrylic paint around the stencil so only the Gelato's beneath the feather peeked through. 

I then stamped feathers from the Trendy Feathers 2 set onto acetate with StazOn Ink in Olive Green and Blazing Red and fussy cut it out once dried. I adhered it to the stenciled feather with a thin line of clear glue. 
 
I then stamped sentiments from the Smile Stamp Set and added the Smile diecut. I finished with a fun doodled border using Sharpie Markers and adhered it to a CS base. 



I loved how these turned out and they were so fun to make. I sure hope I've inspired you to Link Up and to continue Hoppin' along! 










Wednesday, 5 April 2017

STAMPlorations~ Things With Wings Blog Hop!

Hi Crafty Friends, to help celebrate Spring, STAMPlorations is having a

http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/04/things-with-wings-spring-hop.html
So hop along and comment on the blog and the designers beautiful THINGS WITH WINGS projects or link up a Spring themed project  here for your chance to win the following prizes
-Three randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
-One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy Spring Blooms dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet Spring Wishes phrase dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.
Amazing prizes right??? :o)

Here's my make using Trendy Butterflies 2

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and added a layer of water to the paper for my base, then I added Magenta, Blue and a bit of Yellow, Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors to the wet paper. I then stamped small butterflies from the set onto Vellum in Gray StazOn ink and fussy cut out.


 I stamped the larger butterflie onto watercolor paper I painted with the yellow watercolor and fussy cut out. I added a sentiment and key to the large butterfly and some washi tape finished it off. 

And here's the inside of my card using sentiments from the SMILE STAMPlorations set:

I hope I made you smile today :o)





Sunday, 2 April 2017

STAMPlorations~ April Mixed Media Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone, it's that time again for a new challenge over at
http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/03/stencil-sunday-march-5.html

The theme is always anything mixed media goes, except a card! Just remember you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. You have until the end of the month to play!   

 This month, I made an art card from an old Library Card using ARTplorations Honeycomb Delight Mini Stencil and STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2
 I started by covering my card with old book paper then applying texture paste thru the Honeycomb Delight Mini Stencil. Once dry, I applied a light Gesso wash. I added some Dylusions Postbox Red Spray at the top and let it run down. Once dry, I splattered with black paint mixed with a bit of water. 
I stamped the Largest butterfly from the Trendy Butterflies 2 set onto acetate with black StazOn Ink and fussy cut it. I then stamped the image again onto old paper and cut it out but applied it to the card face down, as I only wanted the silhouette of the stamp so the text from the paper shows thru the acetate. I traced around the butterfly with a black watercolor pencil and waterbrush to add some shading. I stamped a sentiment in the top left corner and finished with some washi tapes and adhered it to black cardstock. 
There, we have it, another fun make using the fabulous stamps and stencils from STAMPlorations. :o) I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty and join in our challenge. 


 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

LBBS~ April New Release~Fishing Sophie

Good morning crafty friends, today I'm super excited to share with you my first make for 
http://lbbstamps.com/

Here's my make using Fishing Sophie which is one of two adorable new releases this month. 

I did a journal page using Fishing Sophie:

 I started by creating my nature scene using Distress Paints and applying it to my page with a brayer. I applied white acrylic paint thru a stencil for my "clouds" and stamped some circles in my water for added texture. I created my border with Acrylic Paints and stamped my sentiment using Staz On inks. 


I colored the image with SN Markers and fussy cut her out and applied her to the corner as if she's fishing in this vast lake and is just enjoying the gifts of Nature ;o)


I hope I've inspired you to get crafty today. 

  

  

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

STAMPlorations~ Hello Sunshine!

Good Morning Coffee lovers, today marks another day in the


and STAMPlorations is one of the amazing Sponsors!

Be sure to join in using any tea, coffee or cocoa images with a SPRING theme. :o)

Today, I made a card using Rise and Grind Stamp set. 
I started with a 4 x 5.25' piece of watercolor paper and added Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet onto my craft sheet, spritzed with water and smooshed my paper onto it - drying it in between layers so my colors didn't get muddy.


 I thenstamped the image onto Design Paper from my stash and cut them out and paper pieced it together onto my card. I used Distress Crayons to highlight the image. I stamped the sentiment from the same set in Purple Archival Ink and finished with some Washi in green and purple. 

I sure hope you've been inspired to join in this fun hop!

I'd like to enter in the
http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/03/2017-spring-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/
 

 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

STAMPlorations~ Never Hide your Wings


Happy Sunday everyone! I'm sharing a tag I made for STAMPlorations Sunday Stencil #89. The designers have created some fabulous mixed media projects to inspire you. You can find them  here so be sure to check them out and leave them some luv! :o) 

Today I used ARTplorations Square City Stencil with STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2 and Art Marks for this fun lil' tag.  


 
 I started with blending Distress Inks (Blue Lagoon, Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick) onto my tag with a blending tool. I then Stamped the "Film Strip" from the ART MARKS set with Jet Black Archival Ink- creating blocks on my tag. I masked the "film strips" off  and Inked Candied Apple Distress Ink thru the Square City Stencil. I highlighted the "film strips" with a white Posca Pen and some of the squares with a fine Black Pitt Pen.

 I then stamped the butterflies from the Trendy Butterflies 2 Set in Jet Black Archival Ink onto spots I inked with the same Distress Inks from my tag (Blue Lagoon, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple) and then fussy cut them out. I adhered only the bodies of the Butterflies to the tag for added dimension.  I stamped a sentiment from the same set and my lil' tag is finished. :o)

I hope you were inspired to play along in our Monthly Challenge, there is still some time to join in. Have a great weekend. :o)






Friday, 24 March 2017

LBBS~ Dream Charlie

Hello, crafty friends, today I have a cute lil' coffee inspired card using Little Blue Button Stamps

http://lbbstamps.com/product/dream-charlie-digital-stamp-for-cardmaking/

I LOVE coffee, and I knew I had to use Dream Charlie as my first inspirational post for Little Blue Button Stamps. I mean how cute is she???

Here's she is all in spring colors:

I created a few layers with DP as I wanted to keep the embellishments simple so Charlie was the focus. I used DP's from My Minds Eye. Even cut out the tickets from the same Design paper as I thought it went with the "Dream" concept. ;o)
I finished with a sentiment from My Favorite Things "Perk Up" set. 

I colored Charlie with Spectrum Noir Markers keeping with Spring colors:


And I usually do the same "design" concept on the inside of my cards as the front:

I sure hope I've inspired you today. 
Happy craftin'!

I'd like to enter the
http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/03/2017-spring-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/
 

~hugs~


STAMPlorations~ Spring Coffee Lovers Hop!



Good Morning Coffee lovers, today marks the start of the 


and STAMPlorations is one of the amazing Sponsors!

Be sure to join in using any tea, coffee or cocoa images with a SPRING theme. :o)

To start off, I used Framed Coffee for One and made a tag.  

I first embossed the image with white embossing powder and was dry,  created my background by Smooshing onto Distress Paints (Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed & Cracked Pistachio). Just dab the paint onto your non-stick craft sheet, spritz with water and slide/smoosh your tag in the paint and dry between layers so your colors don't get muddy. :o) I then added some paint splatter in Blue Lagoon & Seedless Preserves to tie in my water colored Image. 



I stamped & embossed the image again and colored the cup only using Twinkling H20's and then fussy cut it out and adhered it with 3D foam tape for added dimension. I then stamped & embossed a flower from the Groovy Shoes Set and cut it out...I think it ties in with the SPRING colors and theme. :o) I then stamped a sentiment from the Coffee for All Seasons set. Some crinkle ribbon sprayed with Abandoned Coral Distress Spray Stain finished off my tag. :o)

I hope I've inspired you to get crafty and hop along this Spring Hop. Don't forget to check out the AMAZING inspirations from the STAMPlorations DT here and hop along for some Java-licious prizes! ;o)


Don't forget to join me on the 29th for another fun make for this hop using Rise and Grind.

I'd like to enter the 
http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/03/2017-spring-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/
 



Sunday, 5 March 2017

STAMPlorations~ March Mixed Media Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone, it's that time again for a new challenge over at
http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/03/stencil-sunday-march-5.html

The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card! Just remember you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. You have until the end of the month to play!   

 This month, I made a couple of Spring inspired ATC's using ARTplorations Bubble Dance & Weaving Stencils and STAMPlorations Strong Women and Big Bloom Factory Stamps. 
 I used some Distress Oxides to create my background using the Smooshing Technique on Watercolor Paper and then  added some texture with the Distress Oxides thru the Weaving and Bubble Dance Stencils. I stamped Sentiments from the Strong Women set and finished with some Washi Tape and backed onto pastel purple CS. 



For the flowers I stamped the flowers onto Watercolor  Paper and embossed with clear EP and then watercolored them with Distress Oxides and my waterbrush pen. Once dry, I fussy cut them out and shaped and layered them and attached a brad

There, we have it, another fun make using the fabulous stamps and stencils from STAMPlorations. :o) I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty and join in our challenge. 



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