Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Add a Die Cute with WW

Greetings! It's time for a new Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge. This week, we are sponsored by Lemon Shortbread and the challenge is to "Add a Die Cut."

I used Mushroom Fary Pixie for my ATC and I colored her with my Zig Clean Color Markers. Then I had an oops. I was spraying another project with Dylusions sprays, and my overspray went on my image! So, I had to make do, so I added more color using the leftover that was on my craft sheet. I just flipped the ATC over and pressed it into the wet spray. Not what I originally wanted, but it worked out ok.

Then I added a few gems and a teeny die cut tag. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Wednesday team over on the Blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lap Full of Kittens

Hello! Today I have a new card featuring A Day for Daisies to share with you. I made this card for my mom, who is going through some things right now...and i though a card would cheer her up.

My mom has a lot of cats, so I knew this image, called A Lap Full of Kittens, would be purrfect for her.

I colored the image on Mixed Media Paper by Canson with my Zig Clean Color Markers. I used my water brush a bit too. The kittens are colored to look like some of my mom's cats. My background was done with Dreamweaver Stencils' (via Stampendous) Mosaic Swirls stencil and 2 Dylusions sprays. My sentiment is also from Stampendous, from their Cat Sayings set.

That' it for me today. I'll have a new Wicked Wednesday ATC for you tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

4 Legged Creatures with LOC

Hello! It's been a while since I played along with Left of Center, but it was time for me to jump back in with the team. The latest challenge is 4 Legged Creatures, and we are sponsored by Nikki Burnette, who I love.

I chose to work with Riley and her adorable cat, and I used the image on an ATC, so the finished piece is only 2 1/2" x 3 1/2." I colored it with my Zig Clean Color Markers, and i chalked the background.

Around the edge of the ATC, I inked Brown Shimmer Delicata ink which is just perfect for all things steampunk. I love the entire Delicata line from Imagine. Please be sure to visit the rest of the LOC B Team over on the blog. Thanks to Nikki Burnette for sponsoring us! Thank you for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

DICC in Wonderland

Hello! It's the 15th of the month, so it's time for a new Desert Islands Crafters Challenge. For the full scoop on how our little challenge works, please head on over to the Blog. Our itinerary for the next 2 weeks is as follows:
1. Wonderland
2. Flowers
3. Chess/Checkers
4. Playing Cards
5. Tea Party
6. Clocks
7. Kings & Queens
8. Furry Friends
9. Seeing Double
10. Black and Red

We are sponsored by Faery Ink. I used #'s 1, 4, 6, , 8, and 10 for my 6x6" Mini Page.

I used Ophelia in Wonderland White Rabbit. She's been colored with my Zig Clean Color Markers. Have I mentioned how much I L-O-V-E those markers?! 

I also used a fab Tim Holtz clock die with black cardstock, and inked it with Imagine's Golden Glitz Delicata ink. For my background, I used Stampendous' Dreamweaver Pinwheel Checkerboard stencil with Onyx Black VersaFine ink (also from Imagine).

I also used Imagine's irRESISTables spray in Wedding White. You have got to get some of this stuff. It adds great texture and shine, and looks super cool. I added a couple of playing cards too. 

I hope you'll join us for our latest challenge! Don't forget to visit the Desert Islands Crafters Challenge Blog to get all of the deets, and to see the rest of the team's projects. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Getting Ready for Halloween with Wicked Wednesday

Hello! We are Getting Ready for Halloween over at Wicked Wednesday. That's our theme this week, and we are sponsored by MMedel Illustrations.

I used 2 of their images, and they're both adorable! I colored the images with my Tombow Dual Brush Markers. I fussy cut them out and added them to a spiderweb background.

I added some super fun, chunky and uber sparkly Frantage from Stampendous in the corners. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Wednesday team over on the blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Free Time

Hello! Free Time is not something I ever have very much of, but it's the name of the digi I used from A Day for Daisies today.

Last week, I shared the card I made for my daughter on her first day of school. This is the card I made for my son. My son loooooves to read, so I knew this would be perfect for him. And, to add a little bit more personalization, I mismatched the socks on the boy, just like my son does every day.

I used my Zig Clean Color Markers and a water brush to color in the image. My boy likes a bit of sparkle, so I spritzed my card with Imagine's Sheer Shimmer in Sparkle.

My sentiment is from Stampendous. I'm happy to report that he had a great first day, and he loved his card. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sweet Bookmarks

Hello! The Imagine theme this month is "Books" so I decided to do something I love to make....bookmarks! They're fun, simple to make, totally customizable, and useful.

Supplies:
Imagine:
Memento Markers
Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black

Other:
Sweet Stamp Shop: Book Club
Xyron: Creative Station with Laminating Cartridge
Stampendous: Mixed Media Paper
Acrylic Stamping Block
Twine/Ribbon
Hole Punch

Directions:

1. Begin by cutting Mixed Media Paper to your desired size bookmark. Stamp the images with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

2. Color the stamped images with Memento Markers. I love how blendable these markers are, yet they dry pretty quickly. They're perfect for quick coloring projects of all kinds. The stamps I used are all about books, and there's a stamp in the set that allows you to write out the info about a specific book. Being the Twi-Hard that I am, I decided to make my first bookmark about Twilight. The fact that you can rate the book, as well as write out the dates you've read it, makes for a fun keepsake.

Here's my second bookmark, which I just made generic. I colored it in with my Memento markers as well.
3. I want my bookmarks to last, so I laminated them with Xyron's Creative Station. Now they are sturdy and protected. I then punched a hole in the top of the bookmarks.

4. Choose some coordinating ribbon or twine, and when you've decided how long you want your tassels, cut the twine to twice the desired size. Fold in half, and push the looped end through the back of the bookmark to the front, as shown in the photo above.

Grab the ends of the twine, and pull through the loop. Pull the ends to tighten the loop. The bookmark won't rip because of the lamination.

Ta-da! Your bookmarks are complete! Now, go read a book!

Skill Level: Easy
Time to Complete: About 15 minutes per bookmark