Saturday, April 19, 2014

PTI Make It Monday #160

After I watched the Make It Monday video I thought my Funky Florals would be the perfect stamps to use for this week's Make It Monday Challenge. So, I stamped the flowers in three different sizes in Melon Berry, Plum Pudding, and Hawaiian Shores. Then I embossed the centers with White Filigree Embossing Powder. Then I stamped the middle of each flower with the second step for each stamps in another color. It turned out better than I thought it would.

Anybody who knows me or follows me knows I don't do a lot of heat embossing. It's just not my thing. I always seem to get extra embossing where I don't want it and for some reason that makes me crazy!! But, these turned out OK. I also used New Leaf Paper and Doodlie-Do leaf dies to make the leaves. I stamped on the leaves with New Leaf ink. I enjoyed learning the tip on how to use the die on an image that is already stamped. I will definitely do that in the future and it worked great. I was lucky to have two step stamps and matching dies so I could do this technique without much trouble.

I adhered all the pieces to a card base made from PTI Kraft paper and the sentiment is from the Doodlie-Do stamp set. Thanks for stopping by!



Changes

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I just wanted to take a minute to let you know that I've made some changes to the blog. I've changed the name from The Crafty Corgi to Donna's Crafty Place. I've also changed the Web address to www.donnascraftyplace.com  The old address should still redirect you here, but if you need me in the future, please use the new Web address. I've also changed the look of the blog a little. I also had a glitch with my Bloglovin' button so I've added some code at the top of this post to correct it. If you want to follow me on Bloglovin'  (which I've just started using and really like) click the link at the top of this post. It should be working now.

Now that I'm settled in my new house and back in the groove of creating things again, I decided it was time for a change. I've also got some really big and fun crafty news that I will be announcing here on May 1 so please stay tuned and be sure to check back on May 1.  Let's just say fun and prizes will be associated with my "news."

Friday, April 18, 2014

Unity Friends With Flair Friday

I made this tag for the Unity Stamp Company Friends With Flair Friday Challenge. The tag was in my stash of tags I made using excess sprays after I use ink sprays. All the stamps are from the Unity March 2014 SMAK Kit. It's my favorite kit EVER!! I just love all the graphic images in it. 

I stamped the images with Staz On black ink and colored them with Gelatos. I just colored them with the Gelatos and used some water to smear the color around. I wanted to go over the black edges to lighten them a little so they wouldn't be so prominent. It was like finger painting. Very fun!! The ribbon was just in my stash. It's a simple but I think a fun tag that's cute and easy to make. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

My Week 2 She Art Girl

I finally finished watching all the videos for Week 2 of the first She Art class by Christy Tomlinson. It's a great class and I would recommend any of her classes, she really gives a lot of great insight and tips in her videos and she's very easy to watch. This week I learned how to give her longer hair, accessories and a pleated skirt. I think this girl more proportionate than my first girl, but I guess you always get better with practice. I worked on the canvas background for a at least a week before I decided to finish it off today. Thanks for stopping by!


You Are Here Card

I made this card for the Virginia's View Challenge. The challenge is to use a stencil. I used this US stencil by The Crafter's Workshop. I sprayed the stencil with Heidi Swapp Color Mist in Coral. Then I used several pieces of Heidi Swapp Color Magic Ephemera that I sprayed with Heidi Swapp Color mists in Chartreuse, Mustard, Teal and Cherry Red. The card stock is Neenah White and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up. Thanks for stopping by!


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