Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Theme for our Paper Crafters' Club next month is Fast.
This White Rabbit Stamp has been in my stash for a long long time. The company that made is is called Stamping Ground. I stamped him in Memento and colored him with Copics. Some Glossy Accent, Spica Gold pen and Wink of Stella highlight his accessories.
I made the background with letters from Lawn Fawn and Simon Says ink on kraft paper.
Inside I have a stamp of Alice (in Wonderland). The Queen of Hearts is on the envelope.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
I love this Mama Elephant stamp the incorporates a sentiment with flowers.
It's so versatile I will use these cards for Birthday and Mother's Day. They would also be cheerful Get Well cards.
I was in the mood to water color. I white heat embossed the image on water color paper
using the Misti because it's a large stamp and I wanted to be able to stamp it more than once.
I used Wink of Stella on the Hello just to make it stand out a little more.
Oops! That top ribbon is crooked! Why do I not see those things until I photograph and post them?
Friday, April 21, 2017
The woman in this Unity stamp reminds me very much of my daughter.
When I want a floral stamp I go to Altenew. This stamp was perfect because it wasn't too frilly.
The card base is Neenah kraft. Flowers are stamped on Neenah white with Memento and colored with Copics.
What I love most about card making is being able to create a card that truly fits the person who will receive it. A fru fru girly card would not be appropriate for my daughter. To her kids she is "Mama". Altenew alphabet stamps made it possible to put that on her card.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Saturday my Paper Crafters Club had a Funshop. Karen did a fabulous job teaching us two interactive cards. This is a double slider, one I had never seen before.
My card front is entirely Lawn Fawn. I just pulled out every Copic category I had an colored my little heart out. Balloons on the left are from Simon Says. Fish on the right is from G Rated.
The water is colored with Color Burst.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
What fun I've had creating this card from Lawn Fawn's So Smooth stamp set! I saw a card made by Tina Tavlovic and just had to CASE it. Working with all of the Lawn Fawn elements is such an adventure. I never realize what all is in the Lawn Fawn sets until I actually use them. Then I am just amazed at all of the possibilities!
I did this on water color paper. Water colors were used for all of the juice. Everything but the blueberries are stamped on Neenah with Memento, colored with Copics then fussy cut.
Friday, April 14, 2017
I've used all Altenew products on this card. Their inks and layered stamps make me look like an artist. This is the first time I've used a Kraft background with Altenew's pretty flowers. I really like it with the white ink splatters.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
This was inspired by Kamila Routsis. After seeing her card I decided to use Distress Oxide ink for the background then sprinkle it with water. The critters are from Gerda Stiener. All are stamped with Memento and colored with Copics. I love the interactive gate. Another bunny (Mama Elephant) painting an egg is hidden behind the gate.
My third pocket card to use as samples for my demon tomorrow at Paper Crafters Club.
I just can't get enough of these darling bunnies from Gerda Steiner. They are stamped in <Momento and colored with Copics. They work perfectly on the edges of the pockets on this card. The Plush Carrot die is from Simon Says Stamp. Sentiment from Gerda Steiner is white heat embossed.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Two new stamp sets I could not wait to get inked! The macaroons are from The Ton and the tea pot is from Catherine Scanlon Designs. The macaroons are colored with Altenew ink pads and the tea pot is stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Copics. Sentiments are from paper Smooches.
Friday, April 7, 2017
She carefully selects the critters and colors she knows each friend likes. I love that she draws her own branches and backgrounds, especially the clouds. She's much more creative than her nana.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
I can't believe our Grandson is turning 3 already!!! He has brought us 3 years of joy with his hugs and belly laugh. He talks nonstop, loves his books and plays with great imagination.
This card uses the darling Gerda Steiner Designs set called Party Animals. I have lots of animal stamps but had to buy this one. These guys have personality.
I die cut the number 3 with my Cricut. The circles are cut with Spellbinders dies.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Initially this was my least favorite Color Burst background yet it made up into my mosts favorite card!
All elements including the white heat embossed sentiment are from Lawn Fawn.
The rocket rides the circle around the astronaut.
This is a perfect card for my grandchildren!
I've got to add that I felt the need to study up a bit on the planets and their order from the sun.
My granddaughter is likely to suggest some planet should be a different color or in a different order.
I'm going to learn a lot from her!!!
(This is a CASE with some changes from a card posted by Nicole Spahr.)
Another Color Burst background from the class with Ken Oliver.
The Lawn Fawn elements were stamped with Memento and colored with Copic Markers.
This card involves a lot of stamping, coloring and die cutting. But it was the most fun I've had making a card for a while.
I'm waiting to put a sentiment on it because I'm not sure of who will receive it or what the occasion will be.
Color Burst's greatest value to me is it's use as a background. Blue has always been my favorite color so blue backgrounds really appeal to me. I made this background in Ken Oliver's class.
I had this Altenew floral in mind when I created the background. The flowers are stamped in Momento and colored with Copic markers.
This card is made with Ken Oliver's water color paper. It makes the brilliant color of Color Burst stand out because it is such a white white.
The sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo and stamped in Versafine.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Simon Says ChallengeI had the pleasure of attending two Color Burst classes today taught by the "inventor" himself, Ken Oliver. Ken is now an Indiana Hoosier . . . as I am. I enjoyed his teaching and stories of his beautiful new home town in Indiana.
This "Galaxy Background" class used Ken's watercolor paper and Color Burst along with a little white acrylic paint. The sentiment I added is from Neat and Tangled.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Newton's Nook had this cute St Patrick's kitten and sentiment. The Rainbow sentiment is from Stampin up. I created the rainbow with Distress inks. The grass die is from Memory Box.
There are all kinds of gold spritz, splatters and sprays.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Jennifer McGuire recently posted a card with a die cut circle and elements coming out from the circle. She also featured a background technique.
I went with this MFT floral background in black and white, Whippersnapper butterfly colored with Copices and a sentiment embossed in white.
This turned out very different than Jennifer's cards. It's also an unusual look for me. But I love it!
Monday, March 6, 2017
This is another Distress Oxide ink with an Altenew floral image, Beautiful Day. I borrowed my friend's die for this card. Oh, my, now I want the dies too!!!
My metallic of choice is almost always gold. However, I used silver on this and I like it!
I thought it would be a sympathy card. They I put Stickles on the center of the flower. Now I'm not sure it qualifies for a sympathy card so I left the sentiment off.
The scallop rectangle die is from MFT. This card was its inauguration.
Erum Tasneem posted the most beautiful card using the Adore You Altenew stamp set.
I have copied her layout but used Distress Oxide instead of the more vibrant watercolors she used.
I smushed the Oxide ink 3 times, drying thoroughly between each application.
I am happy with Tim Holtz' spatter brush and Gold Mica for the spatters . . . something that I've struggled with.
The Thanks die is from W Plus 9.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
I give my grandchildren books for Easter. This year they are getting bookmarks too!
The stack of books stamp is from Magnolia.
The bunny and sentiment is from Gerda Steiner. (There are 5 cute bunnies and a darling bird in this set.)
The Dragon is from C.C. Designs. (Notice the bunny is smiling so it's a friendly dragon).
Creating flowers with Altenew layered stamps and their beautiful inks is just the supreme stamping experience. Figuring out the layers and which colors takes some time . . . but the end product is so worth it! (The Once Upon a Time sentiment is from MFT).
My brand new, just opened Oxide Distress Markers!
I watched Jennifer McQuire's video and tried some of her techniques . . . the splatter and blending and water splats. This stuff is awesome!
Egg die by Newton's Nook
Bunny by Peachy Keen
Sunday, February 19, 2017
It's cold and rainy outside but it feels like spring in my studio. I couldn't wait to open the box of these Altenew tulip stamps and new ink colors! I just spent the evening experimenting with the different color combinations.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
I thought this Stampin Up chick would be the perfect valentine for my hairdresser who has become a wonderful friend. (I hope my highlight isn't quite as colorful.)
Saturday, February 11, 2017
We were on a 15 day cruise through the Panama Canal. It was a fabulous trip with 12 friends who were sharing the experience with us. Then at lease 9 of us got sick with respiratory illnesses as soon as we got home!
But I'm well and have my new ink pads. I'm ready to stamp some layered colorful flowers like the ones we saw in Central America!
Sunday, January 15, 2017
I can't stop making these Valentines! There are so many cute critters and sentiments like this Hedgehog from MFT! Our six year old granddaughter is in the pun and knock knock phase.
She will love all of these plays on words.
Pattern paper is from Martha Stewart and Stampin Up. Die cut tree is by Stampin Up.
Nina-Marie Trapani recently posted a mini Valentine Explosion Card. That was the inspiration I had been hoping for! I have been going through stamps and sentiments and paper scraps totally enjoying making these cards! This is the new MFT Otter . . . so cute!
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
I just happen to be grandmother to THE Queen of the Fairies! My little six year old nurtures her fairy garden with a great sense of responsibility.
This was a monthly kit from Hero Arts that just had to be mine! It includes dies, stamps and papers.
It's hard to see in the photo, but behind the vellum are shadows of fairies which hang on invisible thread and swing with movement of the card.
Monday, January 9, 2017
I'm stretching the theme a little to What's Old is New or Make Way for the New!
Did you ever have paper so beautiful that's it was intimidating? That's the way I felt about this Heartfelt Creations Collection. It's a new year and time to use it so I'll have room for the next beautiful collection. I even got out my envelope punch board to make a matching envelope!
I used Spellbinders oval dies, SU punch for the tab, gold heat embossing and Spica pens with just a little Copic. Stickles and sequins add the bling.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
I just grabbed Copics, found new combos and happily colored away. The Waving Hi bear is on an Action Wobble so he actually waves! Now how can you not smile while making something as cute as he is?