Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dancing Nana

Today is my day over on the Dare 2B Artzy blog, and I decided to ink up the FABULOUS Dare 2B Artzy Dancing Nana!



Squeals!  Isn't she FUN?!?!  She is colored up with the following Copic Markers
Skin:  E11, E01, E000, R29
Clothes, V04, V06, V09, V17
YG03, YG06, YG07
E31, E33, E35, Y28
Flower:  RV52, RV55, YG17
Hair:  B00, C1, C3

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs

I super LoVe LoVe the Tim Holtz Crazy series - Crazy Cats, Crazy Birds, Crazy Talk, Crazy Things - and now Crazy Dogs.  What?!?!  What could be cuter than these dogs!!!  I used the Talk, Things and Dogs to create these cuties for Cut@Home today.  The first two are colored up with Copic Markers.




And the next two are done with Distress Markers:




Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, August 15, 2016

CCB and D2BA Product Match-Up


Welcome to my stop on the August 15, Dare 2B Artzy and Canvas Corp Brands, blog hop!  If you just happened upon my stop, be sure to start at the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to get the full hop line-up!  There will be a second hop on August 19 with other member of the design team, so be sure to stop back then too!

I decided to use my products from the two companies to create a mini-album for my upcoming cruise to Alaska.  Here is the cover of the mini.  I had been sent an adorable burlap pillow to use in my project, but I pretty much ruined it playing with it, so I cut it up and used the pieces in various ways.  I dyed some of it with Tattered Angels Sapphire Glimmer Mist and Soft Pewter Gray Glaze for the background of the flower.  The rolled flower is another piece of the pillow that I rolled on a gluber.  I painted the base of the Dare 2B Artzy Shine On Lighthouse with the gray glaze as well.


I love those adorable mini-clothespins from Canvas Corp Brands!  Here's a pic of one of the inside pages that features a Dare 2B Artzy Ahoy Mate fox!  Isn't he super cute?


I'm not an expert with spray inks.  In fact, most of the time, they sorta blow up on me.  hahaha My technique is finger painting.  I finger painted many of the elements of my album (like the Octopus above and this chip piece from UmWow studio) with the gray glaze, the sapphire mist as well as some Tattered Angels High Impact Metallic Paint in Copper.


And another of my favorite pages.  Love those clothespins.  All of the paper used in today's project is from the Canvas Corp Brands Natural Nautical Collection.  So pretty!  The inside pages of my mini are paper over envelopes so I could have a pull out tag for each one for more pictures or for memorabilia!


And one more little element to show.  I recently got my hands on the Dare 2B Artzy Bright Birthday Stamps.  I added the dotted circle stamp from that set in a few places in my book....like this:


That is it for the Dare 2B Artzy Design team portion of this set.  Be sure to check out the Canvas Corp brands blog for more crafty inspiration.  Be sure to comment on each stop of the hop to be eligible for some crafty goodness.

I'm also going to give away a surprise package of blog candy for one lucky commenter on my blog.  All you have to do is go "like" the Dare 2B Artzy Facebook Page, tell me you did so in your comment, and check back on August 20 to see if you are the lucky winner!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Tiddly Inks - Under the Sea Challenge

Tiddly Inks has some of the most adorable mermaids, so I was thrilled when I saw the latest challenge!  Under the sea!

I used one of the super cute mermaids from Amy and Her Mini-Mermaid Friends and a Tiddly Inks sentiment from Ellie Says Be Happy to create this card:


Isn't she adorable?!  I used the following Copic markers:
Hair:  Y13, Y15, Y18, Y26 and Y28
Skin:  E000, E00, E01
Octopus:  YG03, YG06, YG07
Outfit:  G12, G14, B32, B34

I outlined in varying Y00, B000, G00, and YG00.  I also added white dots to her fin and her hair with a Molotow Acrylic White Paint pen.  The paper is Artzy Doodles from Dare 2B Artzy, the banner and box dies are from Gina K designs, the fern and image shape are Spellbinders.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Thursday, August 11, 2016

Lighthouse

It's my day over at Dare 2B Artzy.  I got a chance to play with the ALL NEW Dare 2B Artzy Shine On Lighthouse stamp set.  LoVe it!



I used the following Copic Markers:

B12, B14, B32, B34, B93, B95, Y13, Y15, W0, W2, W5

And I used Dare 2B Artzy, Artzy Doodles paper.  I love that light blue ocean looking paper!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Karen

Friday, August 5, 2016

Paper Nest Dolls - Christmas Fun


Love love love to color!  I'm totally obsessed with it.  Love love love that Paper Nest Dolls, Anything Goes Challenge, gives me a reason to color!  (as if I need one!)

This first card uses one of the new Paper Nest Dolls, Christmas / Holidays stamps - Avery with Snowman.



I used Heartfelt Creations, Celebrate the Season, paper and a Heartfelt Creations Regal Border die.  I added a few flowers from my stash.  The Copic markers I used are:

Clothes:  B000, B00, B02, V12, V15, C1, C3, C5
Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Hair:  E50, E31, E21
Snowman:  C1, Y00, Y02, YR14

The next card features Paper Nest Dolls, Tree Dress Avery.


The paper here is Heartfelt Creations, Sparkling Poinsettia.  I added some lace, flowers, a doily and some enamel dots I had in my stash.  Sorry, but I forgot to write down the Copic markers on this one.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, July 29, 2016

Slice o' Cake

How about a big ole slice o' cake today?  Doesn't that sound yummy?  I've been trying to drop a few pounds before an upcoming vacation, so I can only dream and color - like this cutie patootie Paper Nest Dolls, Birthday Cake Ellie, that I got from Firefly Crafts.


She is colored up with the following Copics:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11
Hair:  E33, E35, E37
Clothes:  BG01, BG02, BG05, BG17, R81, R83, R85, Y21, Y23, C1
Cake:  E31, E33, Y21, C1, C3

I am submitting her to the Firefly Crafts, Tic Tac Toe Challenge (using teal, a Shaped Card, and some buttons).

I am also submitting this card to Paper Nest Dolls Challenge 7 (my second entry).

Craftily yours,

Karen