Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lake Watercolor

Lake WM

Today I am excited to share with you this watercolor card I created with Dare 2 B Artzy Stamps.

To create this card I started out by stamping the dock from the Dare 2B Artzy On the Dock set with Dare 2B Artzy Chocolate Chip ink onto watercolor paper.

I then broke out my Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Old Paper and Frayed Burlap) and added some lines with the brush tip.

You can see it doesn't look fancy just some marker lines.  I then blended the marker lines with my waterbrush. As you can see it blended so pretty.  Just like wood!

I then colored the water on the bottom 1/3 of my card by using my Tim Holtz markers again (Weathered Wood) and a water brush.  This time I colored my marker onto my craft sheet and used the waterbrush to pick up the ink and just "painted on the color.  Remember it doesn't have to be perfect. Watercolors have lots of shades.

I then painted some hills in the back ground using the same technique mixing ink colors from 3 different markers - Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, and Pine Needles.  Remember, you are going for subtle.  Let the ""eye" do the work of putting together the image! You can see its nothing fancy or too perfect below!

I then added painted the sky with my Stormy Sky Tim Holtz Marker and the water brush. I decided that my sky looked to dark so I added a sunset.  I started by adding a sun using the Wild Honey Distress Marker.  I then blended ink from several Distress markers ( Victorian Velvet and Ripe Persimmon) to add the sunset colors.

I Then die cut 3 cattails using the Dare 2B Artzy Cat tail die and Kraft Card stock.  I "colored" the die cuts using my Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood and Shabby Shutters Markers.  You can see what a difference it makes!

I added the cattails in the lower left corner.  I then double-matted the water colored image on the Artzy Doodles paper and added it to my card. I stamped my greeting from the Restore the Soul set with Totally Black ink and matted the greeting on the Artzy Doodles paper. I added a doodled border around my matted piece to finish off my card.

I hope you enjoyed this project!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Play Ball

Today I am sharing my take on this week's sketch at Sketches in Thyme.   Here is the starting sketch

I let the Bo Bunny papers do alot of the border work for me ::D  Hop on over to their blog to play along!  

Monday, August 15, 2016

Dare 2 B Artzy and Canvas Corp Brands Product Match Up !

Yep! You read that right!  Dare 2B Artzy and Canvas Corp. Brands have teamed up for a blog hop!!!
I was so excited as I have been a long long time fan of Canvas Corp Brands!  And everyone knows I love my Dare 2 B Artzy stamps and dies and papers!!!

If you are starting here at my blog, hop on over to the Dare 2B Artzy blog  and  Canvas Corp Brands  to see the full line up!

So without further wait, I am pleased to share my projects for this hop.

To create these cards I used the following:

Dare 2 B Artzy Products
Happiness Blooms
Totally Blank Ink

Canvas Corp Brands Products
Seed Packets on Ivory
Black and Ivory Print Dot
Green and Ivory Lattice
Yellow and Ivory Stripes
Bikes and Baskets on Ivory

Glimmer Baseboard Mist Paint - Fire
Glimmer Glaze - Mellow Yellow
Clothes Pins
Hemp Rope Hank - Yellow
Canvas - Yellow

Other supplies: Waterbrush, Tim Holtz Markers (Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo, Carved Pumpkin)) Tim Holtz Ink (Antique Linen, Old paper, Frayed Burlap)

Instructions Card #1

To create this card I started by stamping the vine from the Dare 2B Artzy Happiness Blooms set onto the card base.

I then added the piece of yellow canvas fraying the ends. 
Iadded a punched scallop circle from the Black and Ivory Print dot. I then cut out the panel front the Seed packets on Ivory and painted the flowers with Glimmer Glaze - Mellow Yellow.  
I then spritzed some of the Baseboard paint onto my craft mat and used a paint brush to paint the edges of my panel.

I painted the stems using a mix of my mowed lawn and crushed olive markers and a water brush. 

I then blended my Antique linen and Old paper inks with a water brush and used them to create a "wash" over the background of my panel.
I added my finished panel to my card front and topped it with the clothes pin and a bow from the Hemp Cord.  I stamped my greeting from the Happiness Blooms set and matted the greeting on the Green and Ivory Lattice.

Here is a picture of the finished project

Card #2

For card #2 I wanted to make a coordinating card.

I stamped the background of the card with the vine from Happiness Blooms. I then  cut another panel  and painted the flowers and stems using the same techniques as my first card.  I used Carved pumpkin and Vintage Photo markers for the flower centers.   I used the Baseboard paint to color the borders of the panel and the bicycle and flowers.

I Hope you enjoyed these projects!  You will be seeing more Canvas Corp Brands as I have lots more to play with :D

Friday, August 12, 2016

Turtle Soup Inspiration Challenge

Hi!  Today I would like to share my inspiration challenge over at Turtle Soup
I started with the my "pinned" color pallettes at Pinterest.  I choose this color pallete from Design Seeds

creature tones:

I thought it would be perfect for my flamingo pictures!  Hop on over to play along!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sunshine Card Greetings

  Hello!  Today I would like to share with you this very summer-y greeting I created with Dare 2B Atrzy Stamps! I started by using the Sunset Yellow Artzy Doodles Paper to create my card base.  I then stamped the fruit slice from the new Flip Flops Stamp set using coordinating Dare 2B Artzy inks!  I stamped my Drink image  and greeting using Dare 2B Artzy's Totally Black ink. I brought my stamp to life using my Spectrum Noir Markers (BT1, BT2, CT1, GB5). I punched out my image and matted the image on another punched piece of Artzy Doodle Bright Pumpkin paper. After adhering the refreshing drink to my card I felt the card needed something more!............... So what's a crafter to do?   I raided our straws and trimmed a straw to fit the card and topped it with a coordinating bow!!!!  I then hand cut the greeting into a banner and added to the card with dimensional tape!   Hope you are inspired to try oout these new stamp sets!!!!

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Bird Greetings!

Hello!  Today I am sharing my challenge over at Turtle Soup and this month's Dare 2B Artzy Challenge! This Month's Theme is Animals!!!!! Cindy has so many amazing animal stamps in the store!!!!

I started with this amazing sketch from Bev at Turtle Soup.

I rotated the sketch to fit my needs! and used the sketch as a focal point on my card! (All supplies are Dare 2B Artzy unless otherwise listed!)

I started by using my Birds paper from the In Bloom Paper Pack as my card base.

To create the background I added some coordinating cardstock from my stash.  I stamped the music notes from the Be Yourself Stamp set all over the cardstock using Versamark ink. I added the cutaway border strip from the Blue Sky Arzty Doodles paper and a punched border strip.

To create the card's focal point I matted another piece of the Birds paper onto white cardstock and added jewels from my stash to the corners.   I then stamped my bird from the Be Yourself stamp set and used the Birds die set to die cut the bird.  I used my Copic markers to bring the bird to life. (R22, B21, YR04, Y11).   After adding him to corner of the card I stamped my greeting from the  Bright Birthday stamp set.

So hop on over to Turtle Soup and this month's Dare 2B Artzy Challenge to play along!   Who doesn't love chances to win?!?!