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 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:

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Craftily yours,


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!


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.

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:
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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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:

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! 
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Happy Hopping!

Craftily yours,


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,