Sunday, July 26, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges #34

It's time for this week's challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week our Challenge theme is everybody's favorite "Anything Goes".  Get a head start on your Christmas cards and come join us this week. We now pick a weekly winner and honorable mentions! Thanks for stopping by!


I made a simple one layer card this week. A perfect card to make multiples of. I used PaperArtsy JOFY stamps and colored them with my new Zig Clean Color Real Brush Water color markers. I used some bright non-traditional colors to make it more fun. 


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges #33

It's time for this week's challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week our Challenge theme is a photo challenge.  Get a head start on your Christmas cards and come join us this week. We now pick a weekly winner and honorable mentions! Thanks for stopping by!


For my card I used a paper pad from DCWV called Candy Cane Lane. I cut different pieces from different paper to create the card. After I adhered all the paper to the card I added some clear rhinestones to the tree and a red one to the start on top. It's fun and easy to make pretty cards with matching papers. 


Friday, July 17, 2015

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

I made this card for the Unity Stamp Company Friends with Flair Friday. I used the Itty Bitty stamp called Live Half Full and papers from the Heidi Grace Sunshowers collection. I stamped the glass on vellum and turned it over and colored it with Copic markers. Then I stamped it on vellum again and didn't color it and I glued the two pieces together. This made the "clear" area of the glass more pronounced. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Set of Mini Mixed Media Canvases

While I was on vacation last week in Boston, I made my first visit to the amazing art store Blick Art Materials at Harvard. It was filled with tons of arty goodness. I picked up a set of six 2x2 canvases since they would fit in my suitcase. I hadn't made anything just for fun in awhile and I really wanted to do something fun with my little canvases. So, I used some of my DecoArt and Dina Wakley paints and stencils and created these little colorful canvases that all sort of go together. It was so much fun. Now I need some bigger ones to work on. Thanks for stopping by!






Friday, July 10, 2015

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

This is my Unity Stamp Company Friday Friends with Flair post. I'm still working in my mini journal from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. I used the back of another page that had some light stenciling on it and some splatters and marks from other projects on the page. I stamped the Heart with all the butterflies in Archival Ink and colored all the little butterflies in with my Clean Clear Real Brush Watercolor Markers. I tried to blend in a few colors on the bigger butterflies. I wanted the heart to stand out so when I finished coloring it, I rubbed pink and white metallic Gelatos on the background to lighten it so the butterfly would pop more. Finally, I stamped the sentiment. Both stamps are from the Everything Resides in Hope stamp kit from Unity Stamp Company. I also inked the edges lightly with the black archival ink.


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