Sunday, May 1, 2016

Dare 2B Artzy May Challenge

Welome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!

I am excited to be sharing a card for the Dare 2B Artzy May Challenge.  This month, we are challenging YOU to create something with turquoise and purple.  That's definitely one of my favorite combinations!  You have about a month to join us, and you could WiN a fabulous Dare 2B Artzy Prize.  Wowzers!!

My inspiration card for the challenge uses the super fun Dare 2B Artzy Dream Big set and  Dare 2B Artzy, Artzy Doodles PaperHere's what I made:



Copic Markers Used:  BG15, BG18, BG45, BG 49, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66

I stamped and colored the "circle" part of the dream catcher twice.  I fussy cut the flower out of the center and covered it with TH Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  The strings to the feathers are drawn on with a black thin marker.  And finally, I poked holes (free hand) around the end of the image and added some twine and sequins.  Here's a close-up:


Love the sparkly effect!  I also used the stamp stamp-set and paper (along with some Dare 2B Artzy Premium Ink in Paradise) to decorate the inside:



Have you "liked" us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There's all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA's products here!

And please - join our challenge!  I can't wait to see what bright things you create!


Thanks for stopping by!  

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Turtle Notebook

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!

Are you a list-maker?  I am.  I have lists in notebooks, lists on my computer and lists on post-it notes.  They are everywhere!  I decided to try to organize my crafty-notes....so I made a crafty notebook!  I used the sweet girl from the Dare 2B Artzy Turtle Couple stamps, the heart from the same set, and some fun and fabulous Dare 2B Artzy, Artzy Doodles Paper.




Isn't she fun!?!? Here are the Copic markers I used to color her.  

Shell/Heart:  Y00, Y02, Y15, Y18, BG02, BG45
Turtle Body:  YG03, YG06, YG61, YG63

After coloring her, I fussy cut her and layered her up. I stamped with used Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black Premium Ink. I used a Sizzix Alphabet die to cut the letters and added some twine, lace and pearls.

Here's a close-up of that fun, dolled-up turtle:




Have you "liked" us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There's all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA's products here!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, April 22, 2016

Distress Crayons

I had a chance to play with the new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons for Cut@Home this week!  I used them to make backgrounds for my cards.  Here's my video showing you how I used them:


And here's my cards...  For the first one, I added some Tim Holtz Spiky Flowers and some sequins.


I embellished the next one with big flowers (colored with Copics) from Dare 2B Artzy.  I also splattered some ink on the page.


I then mixed some of the crayons with Gesso and used an UmWow Studio butterfly stencil.  (The background on this one is Distress Ink.)


And finally, I embellished this one with some Tattered Lace


For more information and to see my supplies list, be sure to check out my Cut@Home blog post!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Karen

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Live What You Love

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
When I saw this FABULOUS Dare 2B Artzy Totally Tracy Stamp - Hearts & Swirls, I couldn't WAIT to ink it up!  I absolutely LoVe the heart with flower wings.  Super fabulous.
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I decided to stamp it twice on watercolor cardstock.  On one version, I painted the heart red (with white polka dots done with a Molotow Acrylic White Paint Marker) and painted the leaves green.  I fussy cut both out and fussy cut out just the petals on the flower.  To color, I used Ken Oliver Color Burst powders mixed with water.  On the other version, I created a background using the Color Bursts as well.  I colored up a second yelow heart from the Hearts & Swirls set and fussy cut it out.  Then I layered it all up.  The red heart and green leaves are glued flat and the petals are popped up on the ends.  I also covered the yellow heart with Glossy Accents and used pop tape to stick it in the middle.  Here's a close-up:
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With the polka dots, it'd be perfect for this month's Dare 2B Artzy Polka Dot challenge!  (Have you joined us yet??!)
And I decorated in the inside with just a wee bit of color burst and another heart from the set.
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Have you "liked" us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There's all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA's products here!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen

Friday, April 8, 2016

Dare 2B Artzy Celebrate Blog Hop

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy Fans!!


We are so excited to have another blog hop!!
The design team has some inspiring projects to share with you!!
Our theme:
Non-Card
&
Celebrate

You should have arrived here from the fabulous Kel's blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!! Winner will receive one stamp set and an ink pad!!

Our Blog Hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central.  We will then post a winner!!

I used the Dare 2B Artzy "Artzy Doodles" paper line to create a party favor with a Sizzix Die I have. The box holds a few chocolate chip cookies....and is decorated with a flower from the Dare 2B Artzy Happiness Blooms set. 


 I stamped the flower three times onto different colors of the Artzy Doodles paper and then fussy cut them out and layered them up.  The banner stamp is from the Dare 2B Artzy Fun Titles set.  

Here's a close up of that fun layered flower!



Thanks for stopping by! 
Your next stop in the hop is marvelous Chris's blog

Here's the whole hop line-up in case you get lost:
Karen <-- You are here
Chris <-- Go here next


We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
Check out all D2BA's products here!
Happy Hopping!

Craftily yours,

Karen







Friday, April 1, 2016

Bokeh Technique for Cards

My crafty mentor, Sharon, taught me a new-to-me technique called Bokeh.  Bokeh is typically a photography term referring to points of light that are blurred.  I am sharing this technique over at Cut@Home today. It uses Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Hero Huges Unicorn (white) pigment ink.

The video shows it best.


And here's the final products:





To see the full supplies list, be sure to check out my Cut@Home Blog Post!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sail On Over

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!

Today, I decided to go nautical with a bit of a feminine flair.  I LoVe Dare 2B Artzy's Ahoy Fox Stamp Set so much.  Here's what I did:



I love her blue-dyed fur!  :)  Here are the Copic markers I used to color her.  

Fox:  W0, W2, W5, B000, B00, B02
Shirt:  B24, B26, R56, R59
Eyes:  B93, B95

After coloring her, I fussy cut her and layered her up on some beautiful papers from the  Dare 2B Artzy, Artzy Doodles Paper Pack.  I stamped with used Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black Premium Ink.

Here's a close-up of the fun and fabulous foxy girl:


Have you "liked" us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There's all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA's products here!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Craftily yours,

Karen