Friday, May 14, 2021

Frog

 Hello All,

For today I am playing along with INKspirational. Here is my card for today, enjoy!




Challenges Entered:

INKspirational: Challenge #238 - Designer's Choice - Sketch

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and stay crafty my friends.


All the best,

We Are Going To Make It After All!

 Hello Everyone,

Today I will be playing along with The Paper Players challenge. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

This stamp reminds me of the Mary Tyler Moore show. I know I am aging myself but the end of the opening song it says 'We're going to make it after all!' (Sorry for the earworm). Anyway I see her in the big city trying to find her way. That is why I picked such an encouraging sentiment.

The sketchy quality from both stamps are so beautiful together. Amazingly, The girl and the NYC skyline are stamps from two differnent companies. 


I also wanted to play on some color and line weights. The lady was stamped multiple times to create a more defined black image. Even though the skyline is one stamp I used a gradiant stamping technique to create darker lines up front and lighter lines as you move into the city.
I also used color to create a sense of depth.
 A darker gray was used in the foreground while a light gray wash was used in the back ground.


Challenges Entered:
The Paper Players: Colour Challenge- PP540


Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy.


All the best,

Rose Gold at Color Dare

 Hello my CMHCD friends,


For today I am sharing our next challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare. We have a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for you that I think you will like. The color palette is inspired by the You Are Enough CTMH Paper-pack. I would like to ask you to please identify your Row, Column, or Diagonal in your blog post. Here is my card for today, enjoy!
These die-cuts came in the mail today! I was just playing around and came up with this card. Its monochromatic'ish look is so wonderful. I originally placed the circles on plain white cardstock but it wasn't quite right. So, I went to the mink color and stamped the background using white pigment ink. It is subtle but I think it made all the difference.
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Now for our challenge!

I chose Ballerina; Rose Gold; Mink

Shawna Standish

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I didn't have the correct color for the sentiment so I thought I would use two colors to make one. I used Memento Desert Sand and Flannel Gray to create mink. Well..... Mink'ish.

The Rose Gold is absolutely wonderful. Layering them by alternating the colors looks so cohesive and pretty. Also, again the background stamp is perfect for the design.

Challenges Entered:

Well, thank you again for taking the time out of your busy day to visit my corner of the internet. I do hope you will join us at Color My Heart Color Dare and play along.

Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and stay healthy. Until then take care and we will see you soon!

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Shabby Butterfly

 Hello Everyone,

For today I am playing along with AAA Birthday and Freshly Made Sketches. This is not my usual style but I was so inspired on YouTube watching Bibi Cameron's video on Oxide Sprayed Embossing technique. I thought I would give it a try. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Bibi's video really got me inspired to try this but in a different way. I don't have Oxide spray inks and when I tried using glossy photo paper it got so sticky! I couldn't handle it. So I tried my own version with DI spray and direct application of OI on an embossing folder. 

I applied OI directly to the 3D embossing folder and ran it through my die-cut machine. The impression and color transfer were amazing. I could have stopped right there but no, I went farther because of Bibi. I sprayed DI directly on the embossed image using pinks and browns. I applied OI directly to the paper using the same colors. 

The butterfly was created using the exact same process as the card base. The circle and ferns do a good job differentiating the base from the base and object. The use of twine for the body and antenna was also from Bibi's idea.  


Challenges Entered:

Full transparency: I accidentally deleted this post from its original date of May 3. I hope this doesn't cause confusion for challenges but just wanted you to know.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy.


All the best,

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

StampPeddlers Ferns

 Hello All,

Today I will be playing along with Cardz 4 Guyz. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Monochromatic can be calming which I think makes a perfect color scheme for a sympathy card.

I stamped the image on white pearlescent paper.  The stamp naturally has shading and shadows which makes my job coloring a breeze. I took out my PrismaColor white and colored the ferns. After I was finished I stamped it again to get a sharper image.


The paper had a pearlescent coating which gave it a pretty shiny finish. I thought the ink might smear but gladly, it did not. I heat set it and started coloring.


Challenges Entered:

Cardz 4 Guyz: Challenge #270- Monochromatic

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy.


All the best,

Monday, May 10, 2021

Slay the Dragon

 Hello All,

For today I will be playing along with Freshly Made Sketches and AAA Cards. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Leave it to a girl to slay the dragon! I thought the sentiment was a bit snarky. I do enjoy a good laugh.

The dragon and slayer were stamped on watercolor paper then colored in using Zig markers and an aqua pen.

Look closely and you will find a castle in the background. I did this by not completely cutting through the paper. I only made an impression. Then using light blue iridescent watercolor I painted the clouds and die-cut our characters.

Challenges Entered:

Freshly Made Sketches: FMS484
AAA Cards: Game #189 - Up To One Third + optional twist Mystical Beasts

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy.


All the best,

Mermaid

 Hello All,

For today I will be playing along with Freshly Made Sketches and Less is More challenges. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Our mermaid is swimming about on a watercolored ocean scene. Both the mermaid and scene were painted using pearlescent watercolors. 

One simple sentiment gives the mermaid a bit of a personality.
Doesn't it?

This picture illustrates the pearlescent watercolors. This is so shimmery and water-like in real life. So pretty.

Challenges Entered:

Freshly Made Sketches: FMS484

Less is More: #442- Sea Creatures


Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Lots of good crafting vibes headed your way. I hope you all have a fantastic day and please stay safe and healthy.


All the best,
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