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?


Online Card Classes:  Rainbow Maker Day 1

What a beautiful surprise this was!  This technique is so fun when you pull back the stencil to reveal what you've created.  I could not envision what this Tim Holtz stencil of sun rays would do with the rainbow technique taught by Laura Bassen . . .  but I love the results.
Grateful die is from Penny Black.

Hello Friend

Online Card Classes:  Rainbow Maker Day One

I thought this stencil would give a more defined rainbow than it did.  There is too much white space to get a recognizable rainbow.  But I love the color!  It's so busy that the Hello Friend didn't show up until I carefully wrote over it with Stickles.  As if that wasn't enough, I added sequins.

If I had it to do over again I would use chunky die cut letters and pop them up.

Lesson learned.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Rainbow Unicorn

Online Card Class:  Rainbow Maker Day One

One of my favorite things is taking an Online Card Class.
A new one started today.  It's all about Rainbows.

Laura Bassen made a card using a stencil and a stencil pattern you make from circle dies. I tried four different stencils.  This one from Memory Box worked best as it really showed the rainbow well.
The rainbow is colored with Distress Inks.

The Unicorn is from Darcie.  He is stamped with Memento, colored in Copics and cut out with my brand new Scan n Cut.  Tickles and Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella make him glitter as all unicorns should.

The Wish sentiment is  a die from i.o. cut from Stampin Up glitter paper.

A note about my Scan n Cut.  I am having my 4th shoulder surgery next month.  As my arms and shoulders have become less useful this Scan n Cut is going to be a real lifesaver for me.  Even when I am in a sling after my surgery I am going to be able to play with this new machine.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pocket Full of Sunshine

I just can't get enough of the Stampin Up Daisy Stamp and Punch.
Here I've also used the Stampin up Pocketful of Sunshine.
The Denim paper-backed fabric I found at Tuesday Morning.
I used a 5/8" punch with SU glitter paper for the flower centers.
Glossy Accents makes the glass lens shine.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Painting Flowers with Reinkers

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Ranger Products

I saw this Altenew Sketched Flower card painted with liquid water colors by Erum Tasneem.
Teals and Turquoise just call to me!  I CASED her card but I used Ranger Distress Reinkers.
I had never tried it before.  The reinkers gave me the brilliant depth of color I was looking for.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Beverages

Heidi Blankenship posted an awesome card using Altenew's Coffee Love stamp set.  I have been so anxious to get some ink on that set!  So I CASED her card giving it my own twist.
The coffee beans are stamped with Hero Arts ink.  The rest of the card is on watercolor paper stamped with VersaFine and watercolored with Zig Real Brush Markers.

This is a birthday card for a fellow coffee-addicted friend.