Thursday, June 30, 2016
Today I am sharing my take on this month's Kreaxions/Just Imagine DT challenge. To create this card used my #906 punch with the C insert to create the corner notches, I then added some doodling, a hand written greeting and some felt flowers to finish off the card.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Hello! Today I would love to share this Tag I created using Dare 2B Artzy Stamps! I started by adding Gesso to my tag. I then stamped the Cloud from the Lift Your Spirits stamp set with Versamark and embossing with white embossing powder. I then used Tim Holtz Distress crayons ( Peeled paint, Picket Fence, Chipped Sapphire) to create create the background, blending with a baby wipe. I then stamped the tiny balloon from the Hot Air Balloon set, using Tim Holtz Markers to color my stamp. ( you can see that stamping over the crayons works but isn't perfect.) I matted my tag onto Dare 2B Artzy Papers and added a coordinating ribbon. I stamped the Large balloon from the Hot Air Balloon Set on a piece of white cardstock and die cut the image using the Dare 2B Artzy coordinating dies. ( I used Archival Ink here since I was using the Distress Markers) After coloring the image with Tim Holtz Distress Markers, I added the balloon to my tag. I then stamped my sentiment using Dare 2B Artzy Premium Ink!
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Sketches in Thyme. WE took a night tour of the monuments and had a blast! Be sure to share your take on this sketch at the Sketches in Thyme. blog for a chance to win a prize!
Friday, June 17, 2016
While my watercolors were still wet I added splatters of color all over the canvas. I added my sentiment which was printed on piece of cardstock with decopage. I then used a small butterfly punch to punch the butterflies out from the Artzy Doodles papers! I folded each butterfly and adhered only the "body" of the butterflies to give the appearance of flight. I added a few touches of glass bead paste through a Crafter's Workshop stencil just to add a bit of clear, sparkly texture. I hope you enjoyed this project!
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Today I am sharing my take on this month's DT Sketch over at Turtle Soup.
As you can see I used the text and images as my focal points, adding additional photos to fit my needs! I love how versatile sketches! I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil, the Dare 2B Artzy 'Ink Blot" stamps and some good old fashioned ink splatters for the background.
Monday, June 06, 2016
Today I am sharing this beautiful card I created for "Someone Special". To create this card I use my #903 punch with the C insert to create those lovely corner on the card. I then used the Star Template with the #311 punch and the A insert to creat the doily. I just love the reds, cream and pink in the card. Hope you are inspired to get punching!
Sunday, June 05, 2016
Good Morning! Today I am sharing my take on this month's Dare 2B Artzy's Challenge! This month's challenge theme is BLING!!!!!!!!!!!! UM, I think I have some of that!!!!!!
To create this card I started by marking the diagonal lines with PENCIL (the pen will come later) on a piece of white cardstock slightly smaller than my finished card. To make it easy I just used the width of my ruler. I then stamped the tiny flower from the Be Yourself Stamp set using the Dare 2B Artzy Paradise Premium Ink. I then used one of my journaling pens to go over the diagonal lines, erasing the pencil marks when done. I added coordinating sequins in the center of my flowers. I matted the entire "card" Dare 2B Artzy's Artzy Doodles paper.
I created 2 banners from some scraps of the Artzy Doodles paper and topped off the card with a bow and flower whose edges were inked with a Tim Holtz Distress Marker.
I created my greeting by stamping the Thinking of You from the Dare 2B Artzy Thinking of You Stamp Set. I hope you enjoyed my take on this month's Dare 2B Artzy challenge. Be sure to hop over to their blog and play for a chance at winning!
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
To start this page I first applied gesso to my entire journal page. I then stamped the "to catch your Dream" sentiment, the dream catcher and the feathers with Versamark, and then embossed with white embossing powder. I then added lots of gelatos to color the background. (for reference I used yellow, metallic grey, metallic blueberry, iced pear, metallic melon, metallic mint, and metallic icing)
I blended all the colors with a baby wipe. I kept adding and blending colors until I was satisfied with the background. I then stamped the Dream Big sentiment using Dare 2B Artzy's Totally Black Ink. I will tell you if I had to do this part over again I would stamp and emboss with black ink before I applied the gelatos, as gelatos are slippery to stamp on!! I then added my "hand" written quote. I hope you enjoyed this project and are inspired to create something just for yourself!