Friday, January 16, 2015

"Friends Warm even the Coldest of Days"

I have had a lot of chances lately to catch up on past projects that I have been wanting to do, however this slipped thru my fingers and I totally forgot to post about it! 

I created this card right around New Year's and felt that I needed to do one last winter card before I jumped into Valentine's Day!
I broke into my miscellaneous stash of 6x6 pattern papers, trying to use them up, and created this super cute winter scene card! The stamp on this piece is from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Candi Bean collection, "Let's Try Again."

I thought this little girl and her bear screamed to be copic colored! I added other touches such as cuts from a Lawn Fawn Tree die, CC Designs snowflake die, sequins from My Style Stamps and the smallest, most adorable snow flake wood veneers! Topped it off with some silver sparkle twine and that was it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
This was post #3, so if you've missed the first two, please be sure to look back and take a look at another card project and a 12x12 layout!

Have a great weekend!

"Hello Love" Card Featuring Teresa Collins Studio Gold

As promised in my previous post, here it is!
(If you haven't checked out my previous post, please do! It features a 12x12 layout featuring this same collection!)

So, when I was creating my previous 12x12 layout, the chipboard elements and velum inspired me to create this card!  I wanted to keep gold and black as my main focal point even though teal is in the kit.  I used the  "love" from the rub ons, the "hello" and gold chevron are from the chipboard elements and the striped paper and gold velum are from the 6x6 paper pad.  I also used Heidi Swapp gold shimmer spray, an MFT chevron stamp and MFT Steel Grey dye ink!

I can't say how ecstatic I am how clean and simple this turned out, even with doing little bits of embellishing!  It's even flat enough to mail!  I just love the script writing of the "hello" and how nicely it paired with the rub on to create the sentiment "hello love."

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a crafty weekend!

Layout Using Teresa Collins Studio Gold

Happy Friday all!

Yesterday I decided that one of my resolutions for the year is to not hoard my favorite collections! It's going to be very difficult, but I'm glad I dug into this one!

For this project, I dug into my Teresa Collins Studio Gold collection and decided that it was time to finish last years vacation! In my defense, we didn't go on vacation until August! lol!  I noticed that I had a lot of photos that had smaller images of my family and they worked perfect inside the circles of this huge wood veneer! 

 Here is the overall 12x12 layout and some close ups for you!

Over all, I simply can't pick my absolute favorite part of this layout! All of the circles came together perfectly in every way! All the little touches of the coordinating vellum, gold cards and embellishments and the rub ons just added to the overall enjoyment of this piece!

Now, since the time I created this, the collection inspired me with an idea for a card project!  Off to do that! Stay tuned!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Getting Inky With Newton's Nook!

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a project to share and I have to say that my Design Team over at My Style Stamps completely inspired me for this project!  We've had some watercoloring going on and on top of that, two of the ladies were chosen for the Newton's Nook Design Team! So, I thought I'd combine the two together and take on the current challenge over at Newton's Nook, which you can find all the details HERE!

The challenge is a "Thank You" theme and I was inspired by their free digi image! I thought I'd run thru a quick process of what I did for this it goes!!!!

I printed off the free digi off their website and used my Art Masking Fluid to paint over the entire design.  I want to watercolor this piece, but the ink printed from our printers will react when water hits it.  This fluid, once dry, is a gummy material that reminds me a lot of rubber cement. When it dries, it protects everything under it so water and anything else, such as ink, does come in contact with it.

Next, I took my 3 distress ink pads and smushed them to my craft sheet. Misted them with water. Then placed my watercolor piece into the colored water droplets until I reached an effect I was satisfied with.  I did this in several applications, making sure I dried each layer in between.

After all that ink was dry, I took my finger and rubbed all of the dried gummy fluid off my project, revealing the black image underneath!

I wanted to add a few more pops of color, but didn't want it to completely take away from my project and all the work that went into the water coloring, so I found some coordinating sequins in my stash and sprinkled a few of them on my project.

Lastly, I glued all the sequins in place, then adhered a yellow heart and applied glossy accents for a little more dimension.  I also took my clear wink of stella glitter pen and traced all of the black so that it popped a little more!  And that was it!

Here are a few close ups of my project.

Remember, if you'd like to play along with the challenge over at Newton's Nook, please click the link above!  Thanks to Jess and Danielle for all your inspiration! 

Until next time, have a crafty day!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Sending Smiles....

Hi everyone!

Today I'm back with another project and it was inspired by the Paper Issues Die Cutting Saturday blog post!
In this post, they have a free downloadable digital cut file for the Silhouette! Being a newer Silhouette crafter, I had to jump on board!
For today's card project, I used the free cut file from above and also the My Style Stamps "Monster Hugs" stamp set!  

I did some basic copic coloring on the monsters using YG06, YG09 and R29, R24. I chose to delete the words they had on a few of the larger triangles and just keep them basic shapes.  Once everything was cut out, I kept all the triangles that were positioned correctly, sitting on their base, and set aside all of the ones that would have set on their "points."  With the triangles I kept, I used my copic W7 to color them in, popped them on foam adhesive then colored them with my wink of stella clear glitter pen.  I then decided I wanted to add in the second monster on the top left triangle. He was just so cute, I couldn't resist! Lastly I stamped and clear embossed my sentiment, added the red heart and coated their eyes and heart with glossy accents!

If you are interested in checking out this free file which includes a .studio cut file and .png images, be sure to click on the blog post link above in the description!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a crafty weekend!