Friday, November 27, 2015

Book Dreams with A Day for Daisies

Hello! It's Friday, so I have something new from A Day for Daisies. My project today was a total blast to make. I started off with one idea, but it morphed into something that I think is a lot better. I used Book Dreams for my image.

I colored up the sweet girl with my watercolor paints. I then fussy cut her out.

Next, I took some watercolor paper, cut it to fit on my card base as a mat, and grabbed some of my colored sprays. I used a combination of 4 Dylusions sprays. I opened up 3 of them, and using the base of the sprayer (the straw part) to swirl some color above where the girl's head would eventually be. Then I spritzed the yellow spray, and a little water after that. I thought it needed a bit of sparkle, so I used some clear embossing powder and crystal glitter from Stampendous.

I love how it turned out! I painted a bit around the edge of my card base for some added color. This is my way of showing what happens to children when they read. This is certainly the case with my own kids. Their minds and imaginations grow to come up with amazing things! Please be sure to visit the rest of the ADfD gals over on the blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fall Fairies with Wicked Wdnesday

Greetings! It's time for a new Wicked Wednesday challenge. This week, we are sponsored by Julia Spiri and the theme is "Fall Fairies."

I used Little Fairy for my ATC. I colored her with my Tombow Recycled Pencils. She's sweet isn't she?

I simply added a couple layers of cardstock and some lovely gold Delicata ink from Imagine Crafts around the edge of my orange cardstock. Please be sure to visit the rest of the gals over at the Wicked Wednesday Blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Time with Friends and Stampendous!

Greetings! This week, Stampendous is sharing projects that focus on family and friends. Very appropriate for those of us in the States will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week. I made a card using Furry Friends.

P270 Furry Friends
FRGL01 Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
TP119 Vintage Lilac Tinsel Embossing Powder
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
VM001 Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Dreamweaver Stencils:
DWDPP Pearlescent Embossing Paste
DWDPK Palette Knife
Chameleon Markers: BR2, BR5, BG4, VO4, CG8, PK3, YL2, BL3, YG3
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Spellbinders Card Creator Dies: A-2 Matting Basics A Set
Chestnut Roan Ink by Clear Snap
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Adhesive gems

  1. I stamped out and then colored the Furry Friends image with the Chameleon Pens listed in the supplies. Next, I fussy cut the image out, but left a thin white border around the image so as to not lose the fuzziness of the animals.
  2. The card base was cut to 5 1/2″ x 8.” The color is called Tropical.
  3. I then used 2 Spellbinders Card Creator dies to cut the mats. She used 2 Scoops in Cookies & Cream (the pre-textured cardstock), and Kachina.
  4. On the Kachina piece of cardstock, I took Pearlescent Embossing Paste and applied it to look like snow around all 4 edges with her palette knife, doing 2 sides at a time. I then sprinkled Crystal Embossing Powder on the first 2 sides, and heat set it. Next I repeated this on the 2 other sides.
  5. Next, Chestnut Roan ink was applied to the Cookies & Cream colored cardstock around the edges. Versamark Watermark Ink was applied to the card base around all 4 edges, and then Vintage Lilac Embossing Tinsel was sprinkled on to the edges and heat set.
  6. All layers were then glued, and 2 foam dots were applied to the antlers and bird to accommodate the thickness of the card.

Here's a good look at the texture. 

These friends are just the sweetest, and I loved making this card. Please be sure to visit the Stampendous Blog and the rest of the gals that are posting this week. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day! 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Add Watercolor with ADfD

Hello, and Happy Friday! It's time for a new challenge with A Day for Daisies. For the next 2 week,s we ask you to "Add Some Watercolor." That's a pretty easy thing to do, in my opinion, as these images lend themselves so beautifully to watercolors. Here's my take on the challenge, using "Gathering Berries for Winter."

Of course I colored the adorable image completely with watercolors. My background was made by using Maple Leaf Large Stencil from Dreamweaver and a few sprays. I used 3 Dylusions, and 1 Memories Mist. I also sprinkled some pretty Golden Sand embossing powder from the Bronze Encrusted Jewels kit.

Isn't this a sweet little squirrel? You can see some of the gold in the Golden Sand embossing powder in the photo above. It adds just enough shimmer.

Please be sure to visit the rest of the gals over at the A Day for Daisies Blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Flying Fairy Fun with ADfD

Hello! I have a new card to share with you today from the A Day for Daises November Club Kit. I used Flying Fairy Fun for this card. She is so cute...she reminded me of my daughter when I first saw the image.

I colored her with my watercolors. These images lend themselves so well to watercolors. Here's a close up.

My sentiment is from the Create with TLC Blog. I colored that with Rose Bud Fireworks! from Imagine Crafts. My background was made with one of the lovely stamps from the Fronds Perfectly Clear Set from Stampendous, and then I embossed it with the Lavender from the Spring Sparkle Embossing Kit.

On my card base, I applied some liquid adhesive and sprinkled Shaved Ice all around the edge. I love the opalescent quality of this stuff and the great chunky texture it has. Don't forget to play along with our "Add Some Texture" challenge. You have 1 more week to join us. Please visit the A Day for Daisies Blog for more info. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tote-ally Fun with Canvas Corp & Stampendous!

Hello! All week long, the Stampendous Design Team has been sharing their makes with a fun little tote bag from Canvas Corp. I have to tell you, I love this little bag. Not only because it is a little blank canvas, but also because it is the perfect size for my phone and a couple of other small little things that I usually have in my pockets. I have been needing a tote like this for the days when I don't have pockets, and this baby fits the bill! I am so excited to start using it.

We've got prizes to give away! You know you want in on them, so please check out the Official Rules. And, before I share my project with you, are are the links to visit Canvas Corp:
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I steampunked my tote. I started ff with the Gears stencil taped to my tote. Also, I added a thick acrylic block to the inside of the tote so that the seams wouldn't be in the way, and I would have more stability.

I masked off some of the gears that I didn't want to use with my tape too. Then I applied Nutmeg colored Acrylic paint with my 3/8" Stencil Brush, keeping the brush vry dry so that the paint would not run under the stencil.

After I finished that layer, I used a bit of metallic gold and green, right on top of the brown. It added just a it of shimmer and shine.

Next, I stamped one of the images from the Cling Filigree Stamp Set using black VersaCraft ink from Imagine Crafts. It didn't come out as dark as I had hoped (totally my fault, not the products), so I went over the stamped image with Fabrico Dual marker, also from Imagine Crafts/Tsuineko.

It was a very fast process because the marker works so well. I repeated this process to add more gears, and another Filigree image to my bag.

I also used a copper paint marker to add a border around the edge of the tote. I had one more Filigree stamp to play with, so I used it around the strap. This time though, I didn't fill it in with the Fabrico marker. I liked that it looked a little worn out. I also added the "Follow Your Art" stamp from the Charmed Art Perfectly Clear Set. It still needed a little something else, so I added 2 little gears to the bottom left corner. I stitched them on.

It was a simple and quick project, and I have lots of ideas to make more! Please be sure to visit the other Stampendous folks that are hopping along today. Their links are below. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lots of Purple with Wicked Wednesday

Greetings! It's Wednesday, so I have a new Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge for you. This week, we are sponsored by the fabulous Nikki Burnette, and the challenge is Lots of Purple.

I colored the lovely Portrait of Morrigane. I used my Tombow watercolor markers. Then I simply trimmed her, rounded the corners and adhered her to an eggplant piece of cardstock, and I rubbed some of the beautiful silver Delicata ink from Imagine Crafts on the edges.

Thank you for sponsoring us, Nikki! Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Wednesday gals. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!