Another mermaid card! Papers and stickers from Echo Park let's be mermaid collection except for the paper that's lime green with white. Mermaid stamp is Shelly from The Greeting Farm. Copics used are BG57 BG01 BG0000 RV09 YR07 E81.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Quick birthday card for a guy friend of mine who said he didn't mind it girly...so boy did I go girky with the pink hair lol. Used Echo Park let's be mermaids collection for all the stickers, mermaid stamp and sentiment by The Greeting Farm (Mishell) and Little Mermaids set. Copic colors are E81 RV32, 34, 09, BG57, 01, BV29, G07, Y17, YR07. Used Ranger white enamel accents for pearl necklace. Hope you like it!
Quick card with some new goodies :) Used Unity Stamp Co. Summertime Bouquet, a MFT roses background, Kuretake watercolor paints, ultrafine clear embossing powder, Ranger archival ink in black, hearts cut out from a background plate by Taylored Expressions, a butterfly made from Modge Podge glue and silicone mold, Papertrey Ink cardstock, white textured Colorbok cardstock, oval nestabilities, Neenah Solar White cardstock. I shouldve used watercolor paper but, as always, forgot.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Not too happy with the first card, so I moved a few elements around and came up with the second version, which seems a bit more balanced to me. It's a belated birthday card for a sweet neighbor of mine. He treats me as if I were his own granddaughter :)
Most of the card is from the Bloom and Grow collection by Simple Stories except the yellow paper, which is from the Authentique essentials collection.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Second project for this week! My head practitioner is young and super cool and chatty like me, so every time I go over, we have a blast catching up. She loves plants, so I decided to give her this indoor plant for her office, a peace lily. The roots are submerged in water and I added white river rocks from my garden to make it pop. Added Amrican Crafts white lace and one of their specialy ribbons and a big glittery rose by Prima. Love how feminine and elegant it looks while not being overly girly (she's married and has kids, so I didn't want to add pink).
Monday, September 19, 2016
I've tried to do a project a day before but can't keep up because of my highly stressful busy life, so will post at least one project a week instead. This is this week's. 12x12 paper is by Studio Calico Thataway collection and I used dreamweaver glossy embossing white paste, a polka dot stencil, assorted paper flowers, Webster's Pages mini petal whimsies resin flowers, Bazzil Antique Aged Paper patterned paper, ranger crackle accents, chipboard shapes, white mesh, washi tape, AC zigzag felt ribbon, embellishments from Blue Fern Studios Nautical Set, and a few other things.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Hey guys! I did not pull this off like I wanted to. I need to look at more cards made with these stamps. Some are absolute masterpieces. Mine looked so busy that I had to cut the panel into pieces to help. Uneven pieces lol. Oops!
It looks way better like this but not quite there yet.
Used Taylored Expressions dew drops, We R Memory Keepers silver sequin stickers, Maya Road wooden butterfly, MFT glitter card stock in silver, MFT flashy florals and dies, Kaisercraft fishing net die, mini MISTI, Versamagic ink in Bamboo Leaves, Aloe Vera, Night Sky, Aquatic Splash, Brilliance ink in Pearl Lavender and Pearl Sky, SU! Whisper White, unknown brown cardstock, Tim Holtz inks in antique linen, frayed burlap, shabby shutters, and peeled paint.
Quick tip: Let layers DRY before cutting into pieces...my layers shifted when I cut them because I didn't let the glue dry completely.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
However, now I have several small purchases and the unboxing of a Fancy Pants Designs warehouse box and an October Afternoon flashback box. Am excited to see what random goodies I'll be getting in those! Along with a few extra small purchases, everything should arrive by the end of next week and the video should be up during the weekend. Fingers crossed everything arrives quickly!
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Another card just for fun :) This stamp and others by The Greeting Farm were the whole reason I bought the Let's Be Mermaids by Echo Park collection. The green with the plus signs is from one of the dozens of random papers from the Paper Issues warehouse boxes I bought. There was a coordinating pattern in the EP collection, but I didn't want to use it! I know, hoarder much? Guilty :) Anyway, this other paper matched the collection colors perfectly. The anchor is from Simple Stories's Carpe Diem collection, one of the ephemera shapes. The stamp is by The Greeting Farm and she is called Oona. She is so cute! I bought her sisters too. Will be making cards with those soon. I used navy washi tape to cover a banner that said "notes" on the panel the mermaid is mounted on. I used the let's be mermaids bit on the bottom of the 12x12" papers to make a little banner and used stickers from the collection to add sticker sequins and the starfish to fill up the blank spaces a little. The card stock is Spring Rain by Papertrey Ink and I used copics to color: E53 E55 YR12 Y18 R02 R05 YG17 YG25 G07. Oh right, and used white enamel accent by Ranger.
This is the second card this week. I'm on a roll!
Sunday, September 4, 2016
I made this card just for fun, and am so happy with it! I had made the card on the right a long time ago and loved how it came out, so tried to imitate it. Didn't come out exactly like I'd done it, but it still looks great. I played around with the layers and didn't want to cover up the panel with the colored circles and wanted the dog pattern on the other panel to show too. I came up with the kraft panel stamped with "woof" and hearts and added the image perfectly :D But wait, the dog in the Lucky Dogs set by The Greeting Farm faces in the other direction! Yes, there are products that help you make mirror images, but I don't want to spend money on those. I stamped the image on white card stock, held it over a clear stamping block with the stamped image facing down and held it up to a light and traced it with a black 0.8 Copic Multiliner. I don't know if this will work with colored card stock, but it worked great with Neenah Solar White #120.
Papers are Papertrey Ink kraft card stock and We R Memory Keepers Friends Furever 6x6" pad. Used R22 and N0 for the dog and the mini Misti to stamp the hearts and woofs on the small piece of kraft card stock.
Since it's technically Sunday and thus the beginning of the week, this counts as my weekly project for this week :)
Friday, September 2, 2016
This is the second of the fairies I painted. I had to make do with what I had because I didn't want to buy more paints. I think it's good enough to take outside and display in my garden :)
I'm trying to tackle one crafting project a week, so this is this week's project. Stay tuned for a bonus one---I'm also painting a garden gnome.