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Hello! This week, the Stampendous team has been sharing projects that are "Totally Wild." There are a lot of new jungle animals and foliage from the April catalog that we're highlighting, and I bet you'll find something that you'll like. I chose to work with the Giraffe stamp and die set and the 6" x 6" Fern Garden.
I started off by coloring my giraffe with Zig Clean Color markers, and I added some highlights with a white Posca pen. I cut him and the accompanying circle die with tree out, and I used the circle die that comes with the Windowrama to trim the outer circle. This giraffe stamp and die set are meant to go with the Windowrama, but as you can see, you don't have to use them with it.
Behind my circle die, I used a background that I made with Distress Oxides. I thought it looked like an abstract sunset. For my background, I inked up the Fern Garden with 3 colors of chalk ink from Color Box. I applied the inks directly from the pads, which gave lovely green mottling to the the image. I also added a sentiment from the giraffe set and adhered everything to a black card base.
There are a ton of fun new products in the April Stampendous catalog. I hope you'll head over to check them out. I will have lots of new cards to share featuring many of the new items. If you'dd like to see more "Totally Wild" projects, please visit the Stampendous Blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Greetings, Friends. This post today is part of a very special blog hop. We are celebrating the life of an amazingly talented artist and friend. The crafting community lost Aletha Jane Williams on May 5, 2019. Those of us that worked with her on Design Teams or on Challenge Blogs all agree that she was one of the sweetest and most talented women we knew. We are not here to mourn her loss though. This hop is happening in conjunction with a very special celebration of her life and her art that her husband Bob is holding in her home city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Please join us in honoring our incredibly creative friend Aletha.
My card features the "Remembering Aletha" Sprite, which Mitzi (owner and artist of Aurora Wings) created specifically for this hop. She is generously giving the digi away to all, over on her blog. This sweet Sprite looks so much like Aletha, and I know she would have been honored. If you download this digi for yourself, please be sure to give a huge "thank…
Hello! Welcome back! And if you're new here, my name is Alison, and I appreciate you visiting me. Today is a big day, because Doodles Paper Playground is having their April Sparkle Blends Release Hop. This month, 6 brand new Sparkle Blends have come out to join the party, and the Doodles Paper Playground Divas are joined by several very special Guest Designers. So sit back and enjoy all of the wonderful projects we have to share with you. There are prizes to be won along the way too!
My card today features the beautiful new "Diamond" Sparkle Blend which is filled with lovely clear, opalescent clear, and moonshine sequins. There are different sizes, shapes, and styles in the Blend, so even thought it is all technically "clear," it is full of interest. This mix is perfect for the style of shaker I did today, which has a colored focal image in the background. The clear sequins sparkles, but doesn't hide the background. It just adds some magic.
I used, what ver…
Seasons Greetings! Today I have a project for the latest Aurora Wings Challenge which is "Holiday Spirit." I decided to take the theme as a two-fer. Not only is this a holiday card, but the "spirits" are flowing too.
I used the Wine Sprite for my card, and gave her a Merlot look. I colored her with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Here's a closeup.
I found a lovely paper in my stash from Wild Rose Studio from their Holly Lane collection. For my sentiment, I had some pretty red glitter cardstock from DCWV that I die cut with an old alphabet set from QuicKutz. I also added some sequins from a few different Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. The sequins and the sentiment were all glued on with On Point Glue from Imagine.
On my card base, I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and then Peeled Paint Distress Ink. After I adhered my background to my base, I added Rock Candy Stickles to the edges. This gave just a touch of sparkle.