Friday, August 11, 2017

Monkey Likes Bananas

Online Card Class Rainbow Maker:  Day 5
MFT Stamps
Newton's Nook Stencil
DreamWeaver Embossing Paste
Distress Reinkers
Paper Studio Pattern Paper

This is my favorite new stencil.  I was just blown away when I saw how it looked with three shades of Distress Reinkers.
Monkeys are stamped with Memento and colored with Copics.

One Butterfly? No Butterfly?

Thinking of You Stencil

Online Card Class:  Day 5 Rainbow Stenciling

Stencil:  Tim Holtz
Sentiment:  Technique Tuesday
Distress reinkers
Dreamweaver Stenciling Paste
Butterfly dies:  Memory Box

This simple card was the hardest one for me.  Laura Bassen's card was exactly the look I wanted.
I still think the butterflies will probably fly away . . .
I tried three different butterfly dies.  My eye didn't like any of them on this card.
Maybe just the one butterfly at the top?

It's a work in progress.

Pick an Age

Online Card Class Day 5: Stenciling Mediums

Stencil from Crafters Workshop
Sentiment:  Art Impressions

Several of the teachers in this class used Distress reindeers to color white embossing paste.
I had not tried that and I'm now loving' it.  It is so fun to pull back the stencil and see the results . . .  never exactly what I expected.  But sometimes even better!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hugs, Kisses, Fairy Wishes

Online Card Classes:  Day 4 Rainbow Watercolor

I took some of what Kristina taught today and some of what Laura showed us to created this card.
All of the stamps and dies are from a Hero Arts Monthy Kit.  The background is Distress ink on watercolor paper.
It's so interesting that these were done side-by-side with the same ink yet they look so different!
I actually did two watercolors before these.  They were much too bright for this delicate die and fairy.

I love this Hero Arts kit and think this technique is perfect for it!

Sunshine and Rainbows

Online Card Class:  Rainbow Maker Day 3 Rainbow Die Cutting

On this card I combined lessons from both Cathy Zielske and Nicole Spoor.  Cathy showed die cutting tons of rings which are put together to make rainbows.  (Micropore tape is the secret to keeping them together.)  Nicole demonstrated gluing together tiny strips of various colors and sizes on Stick It then die cutting them with word dies.

The background is made using the MFT Cloud stencil with Distress ink.  The girl, one of my favorite stamps, is from Simon Says Stamp.  Circle die and rainbow word die are from Dynamics.

Wink of Stella gives the rainbow some glisten.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Online Card Class:  Rainbow Maker Day 2

Carolyn Wiley demonstrated different ways to give large sentiment dies rainbow colors.
The "believe" sentiment die and stacked stars dies are from Simon Says Stamp.  I love that the "believe comes with a shadow die which I cut from Stampin Up silver glitter paper.  I also die cut a few stars from the glitter paper to fill in some of the star cuts.

The darling sleeping bunny and teddy bear stamps are from MFT.  The cover was colored with Distress Ink as demonstrated by Kristina Werner on Day One.  The background is also Distress ink.

The bear and bunny were stamped in Memento and colored with Copics.

Finally, the background was splattered with white acrylic paint.

I have two friends who are fighting life-threatening health situations.  I'm wondering if this card would be appropriate for them?