Thursday, November 14, 2019

Waffle Flower Blessed Bear and Bird: Jumping Into Leaves

I just had to use Blessed Bear and Bird from Waffle Flower's November Release. The leaves have just started falling here in Florida! We had a cold front blow in and a lot fell. They are not as colorful as those up North but I still love them.

I showed this to my husband and he imagined Bear flying into a pile or leaves or some snow much the same way a child would. Using my MISTI, I stamped all the images with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Copic X-press It blending card stock. I used this because I just wanted some easy blending and this card stock is useful for that. I then used my Copic Sketch Markers to color every image and then die cut them out using the matching dies.

For the panel, I used my life changing blender brushes to apply Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide to a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock. I added some water splatters and Clear Shimmer splatters. I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock into an hill shape and added Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide and popped that up onto the panel with 3M Foam Tape.

Copics Used:
Bear: E33, E35 and E37 and 0 blender solution applied with a rag.
Scarf: B23, B24, B29
Bird: B24, B29 and YR21
       Small Leaf: BG93, BG72 and YR21
       Medium Leaf: YG01, YG13, YG67
       Large Leaf: YR31, YR14, E07

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Autumn Blessings from W Plus 9: A Challenge to No Line Color

I was challenged to do some no-line watercoloring by two friends. I used W Plus 9 Autumn Blessings and the Ironworks die. I have a short video of my process below.

I had a lot of fun doing this. So go try some no-line watercolor!

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Impression Obsession: Poinsettia Tree

Hi, Over at Impression Obsession is celebrating some of the older stamps, ones that are still gorgeous. Go over to the Impression Obsession blog to see what the rest of the design team made: here

I used Poinsettia Topiary and heat embossed it in gold on Bristol card stock. I then used various Prismacolor pencils: Poppy, Scarlet Lake and Crimson to color it in.  I splattered gold, silver and white paint all over it. 

I then heat embossed the sentiment using my MISTI and some Versamark ink onto vellum. I made the vellum into a belly band and wrapped it around the bristol card stock. I trimmed the card stock to
4" x  5.5"! 

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Reverse Confetti November Release: Bears and Birds


Welcome to the Reverse Confetti November 2019 Release Blog Hop!!!! You can find the full release here. I really enjoyed working with the products I was sent and love the dies!!! Here are pictures of what I had the pleasure of  using!







For my first card, I used Huggable and The Best Days along with paper from the Winter Wonder paper pad. This was so simple to make using some basic Copic coloring. I did trim out everything by hand because I did not have the die for Huggable. I also used Stitched Note and Frames Confetti Cut. It was easy to make because I layered up paper and die cuts and this gives the card a lot of dimension as well. One tip is to chose your Copic or other marker/pencil colors using the patterned paper as a starting point. Then everything is coordinated in a seamless way.

For my second card, I used Birdie Buddies and the coordinating Birdie Buddie Confetti Cuts. I colored the birds and bird house with my Copic Markers. I then cut a piece of card stock into a hill and added Versamark Ink to it. I then added WOW White Puff embossing powder and used my heat tool to make this cute puffy white snow surface. I used Jennifer McGuire's technique of using letterpress and heat embossing to make the background using the Stitched Circles Cover Plate. I then added silver embossing powder to the letterpressed image and scraped off the excess. I used my heat gun to heat emboss the panel. I then added Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks used my Life Changing Blender Brushes.

Here is the full hop: 
Next up is Olga Moss. I am sure she will have some beautiful pictures! Thanks for stopping by and have fun on the hop!  
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Ink Blot Shop November Release and Gina K Designs Stellar Snowflake: Good Friends

The Ink Blot Shop is one of my favorite stamp shops. Why? Because the owner Tifany DeGough is one of the nicest people I have ever met! I was at a crafty retreat lately and she very kindly let me play with the Winter Kids set. I made two cards with it and think these two are just adorable!!!!

In the first card, I first made the background by using the Stellar Snowflake from Gina K Designs. Gina was at the crafty retreat and gave each of us the stencil and the sentiment set Seasonal Greetings which is the incentive stamp set right now at Gina K Designs. Using the direct to paper ink technique on Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock, I inked up the stencil with Versamark ink, a sticky ink that is great for embossing. I then added a white glittery embossing powder to the panel and heat embossed it. This gave my snowflake some beautiful shimmer. I then using my blender brushes added Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink along with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide. Once I was done inking, I carefully wiped the ink off of the snowflake using a wet baby wipe.

On another piece of Neenah Solar White, I stamped the Winter Kids with my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black ink which is safe with Copics. As I was traveling, I had "color plucked" from my Copics. So honestly, I do not know what colors I used. I am so sorry about that. I fussy cut them out and added foam tape to each one.

I stamped the greeting with Versafine Onyx Black. I cut it out as a sentiment strip and added foam tape to the back off it. I used my greeting to form the grounding for my Winter Kids.

For my second card, I wanted to try some no line watercoloring with my Daniel Smith watercolor palette. I am not sure of what colors I used as I was traveling. But I did stamp the Winter Kids with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I added white splatter with diluted white paint. I stamped the sentiment also from Winter Kids with Versafine black ink. 

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Coloring Challenge Day 2: Honey Bee Stamps Everything Wonderful

Hi, I am so excited to have a card finally done for the Daily Marker's 30 Day Coloring Challenge! I used the beautiful new Honey Bee Stamps Everything Wonderful along with the Season to Sparkle sentiment set and the Layering Plaid stencils. For colors on the plaid, I applied Gina K Designs Soft Stone, Gina K Designs Ocean Mist and W Plus 9 Designs Nautical Navy to an A2 sized piece of Gina K Designs Soft Stone card stock. What a gorgeous color! I have a video below showing how I made the card.

I first sprayed the stencils with Pixie Spray and then applied the inks through 3 layers of the stencil. I used my craft mat to line everything up. I then Copic colored the floral bouquet so that the flowers would appear white.

Copics Used:
C3, C1, B60, BG70 and colorless blender marker 0 for flowers.
YG61, YG63, YG67 for the leaves
RV52, RV54 and R56 for the berries
and the yellow flowers (too yellow for this bouquet) Y11, Y15, Y38 and YR24.

Once everything was colored I deepened the "nookies and crannies" to increase depth in the bouquet. I used Prismacolor Indigo Blue and 70% Cool Grey with the some light lambswooling. I did add some white highlights the center of the bouquet.

Once I finished that I adhered some 3M foam tape to the back of the bouquet and used my MISTI to line up the sentiment. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. I used Copic Marker C1 and C3 to add some drop shadows to the sentiment to make it pop. I then added some clear and white sequins as I needed more sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by and have fun coloring;

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Impression Obsession: All Wrapped Up for Halloween

I am a little late to the Halloween card thing this year. I have two cute stamps from Impression Obsession that I just had to use:  Pumpkin Tower and Mummy Bear. I stamped and cut masks for each stamp and then lined them up used my MISTI. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink for stamping the images.

For the mummy's wraps, I used E41, E42 and E43. I added additional shading with Prismacolor French Gray 90%. The bear is E33, E35, E37 and E39 with R30 on his cheeks. I added some shading with Prismacolor Indigo Blue. His basket is just C0, C1 and C3. I wanted to keep that light.

When my children were teens we often made pumpkin towers so I just had to use this image. For the pumpkins I used YR16, YR27, E07 and E09. I added details with colored pencils.

Once I had the coloring done, I masked the images and added Distress Oxides to the background. Normally I do this part first but for some reason, I got goofed up. I think I just wanted to color these images up as they are so cute. Using my Life Changing Blender Brushes, I added on Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot for the sky. I spritzed on some water to make droplets and added some clear shimmer.

For the ground I used Forest Moss and Old Paper and then added details with Copic Sketch YG93, YG95 and YG99.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun with your children;
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