Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring Blog Hop!

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Blog Hop!!
Who's excited for Spring?!
Here at Dare 2B Artzy, we are super excited for some sun shiny days and warm weather!  To celebrate we decided to have a Spring 3D Themed Blog Hop!! 

We are super excited to have two Guest Designers joining us for this hop!!



You should have arrived here from marvy Vicki'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!!

The winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad of their choice!!
The Blog Hop will end Sunday, April 30th at 7:00pm Eastern. 
We will then post a winner!!

I created a FuN canvas today using the Vines of Love Stamps and coordinating Vines of Love Chipboard.  


I painted on the base with Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean distress paints.  I added the lines at the bottom with some distress ink and edged the whole canvas with Walnut Stain.  The butterflies are created by using an UmWow Studio stencil and some moulding paste.  The flower was colored with Copic Markers and I added some Distress Glitter to the flower for emphasis.  Here's a close-up:


I covered the whole flower with Glossy Accents and added the sentiment with D2BA Chocolate Chip Ink.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop in the hop is our fabulous Artzy Guest Designer, Vicki's blog!   (Did anyone notice that I am "surrounded" by wonder women named Vicki??!)

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

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Flower Card

I'm up over on the Dare 2B Artzy blog today.  I used the Flowers for Mom set to create this: 
 

There are some great sentiments that come with the set, but I decided to leave it without a sentiment, so I can use it for anything.  I really LoVe the Dare 2B Artzy papers.  The patterns are so fun to mix. 

The papers I used today are from the Modern Bliss collection.   One of the things I really love about these papers is that there isn't a centimeter wasted.  The dotted pattern is the "edge" (where on the other side, the name of the papers is).  Very cool.  I finished the card off with some lace, ribbons and Nuvo Drops. Here's a close-up of that beautiful flower:  


So much fun to color!  As you can see, I fussy cut and tucked another flower behind the corner. 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

Monday, April 24, 2017

Dream Big!

On Friday, Els (from Elizabeth Craft Designs) posted a FuN instructional video using the Distress Oxides ink.  You can find it:  here!  I loved the soft feel of the background, so I used the Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo, and Iced Spruce to create my own.  Here's what I made:



The leaves were done with Peeled Paint and Iced Spruce oxides by dipping the paper into wetted ink and smearing.  LoVe these inks. 

Last week, I was involved as an assessor in a management training program.  My assessees impressed me so much that I am sending them thank you cards.  This one is for the fellow who was in my group.  
The elephant/birdie is from the Jungle Cuties stamps and is colored with Copic markers:  B93, B95, B97, G82, G85, YG93, YG95, Y15, Y26

The full supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

SUPPLIES:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Inside and Out

It's coloring team designer day today over at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  LoVe all of the crafty inspiration from my design team sisters!  The challenge this month is "inside and out" - i.e. decorate the card both inside and out.  LoVe that.  Here's what I made using the Feathered Friends Stamps:



I colored the pretty birdie with Copic markers:  BG53, BG57, R81, R83, R85, RV 53, RV55, YR14 and R27.  I used the fitted and scallop oval dies to frame the bird and to cut a "window" on the front.  I embellished the card with the Garden Note Jasmine flowers.  The paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Botanic Orchid paper.

My supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Feathered Friends Stamps
Feathered Friends Dies
Fitted Ovals Dies
Dotted Scallop Ovals Dies
Garden Notes Jasmine
Clear Double Sided Adhesive - Tape 6mm

Other –
Patterned Paper, Heartfelt Creations Botannic Orchid
Copic Markers
Pop Tape
Black ink
Prills
Pearls





Friday, April 14, 2017

Tea and Circle Frenzy

I'm super-dee-duper excited to have another creation up over at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  In fact, today, it's two (related) projects!  To see the complete instructions, check out my blog post - here.

As I've said before, I'm somewhat circle obsessed.  I love the way that they look on my projects.  Elizabeth Craft Designs does a wonderful job at filling my need with creative goodness!  Here's what I made today:


And this:


The backgrounds are both made with one swipe of the Circle Background die.  The instructions aThe images are all from the Tea Time Clear stamps set and are cut with the coordinating dies.  The copic colors I used were: R81, R83, R85, Y02, Y06, Y08, YG00, YG03, YG06, BG11, BG13, BG15

My supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Other –
Designer Paper - Heartfelt Creations
Lace
Copic Markers
Pop Tape
Black ink
Pearls


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Mixed Media Hello - Artzy Style

It's my day over at Dare 2B Artzy, and today, I'm sharing a card that stretched my creative boundaries a bit using Totally Tracy Chipboard and the Be Bold Stamps.


For the background, I used Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink through a stencil.  For the flower, I used TH distress paint in Seedless Preserves, then stamped it in Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink and splattered it with white Dylusions Ink.  The center is Nuvo Drops.  Here's a close up:


The strips of paper are from the Dare 2B Artzy, Artzy Doodles Collection.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Before you leave, be sure to "like" the Dare 2B Artzy Facebook Page!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Birthday Honey

Today, I'm showcasing a card I made using some FuN products from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Here's what I made:

After I made the card, I realized that the 'honey' can be read as part of the sentiment.  How fun!  And isn't that bear the absolute cutest??!  He (and the tree, honey and butterfly) are from the Honey Bear stamps and are cut with the coordinating dies.  The elements of this project are colored with Copic markers:

Bear:  E41, E42, E43, E31, E35, B93, B95, B97, Y21, Y23
Stool:  E95, E97, E99
Honey:  Y21, Y23, Y26, B93, B95
Tree:  E33, E35, G24, G26
Hive:  Y21, Y23, Y26, E31

The butterfly and sentiment (from the General Sentiments stamps) also use these colors.  The paper is from Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower.  I cut the frame using the nested and stitched rectangle dies.  

The full supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Honey Bear Stamps
Honey Bear Coordinating Dies
General Sentiments Clear Stamps
Stitched Rectangles Dies
Fitted Rectangles Dies
Clear Double Sided Adhesive - Tape 6mm
Other –
Designer Paper - Heartfelt Creations
Lace
Copic Markers
Pop Tape
Black ink
Kraft cardstock

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Growing in Unity Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Growing in Unity Blog Hop.  If you came from Laura Mooney's blog, you are heading in the right direction.  If you just happened upon my blog today, I'd recommend starting at the Unity blog and comment along the way for your best chance to win a prize!

I used two kits to create a birthday card today.  They are Blow Your Mind and Beautiful Elements.  Here's my card:


I love that huge flower!  The background is done with TH distress inks in Salty Ocean, Broken China and Worn Lipstick.  I then stamped the "mesh" with Dare 2B Artzy Chocolate Chip ink.  The flower is colored with Copic markers, Y00, Y13, Y15, Y18, Y19 and Y28.  I finished the card off with a Happy Birthday Sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs, some lace and Nuvo drops.


Your next stop on the hop is Aimee Phillips's blog.  Be sure to leave some bloggy love along the way for your best chance to win!  And thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen






Gingerbread Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  The (always optional) challenge prompt this week is a pretty image of a gingerbread house.  I didn't quite get to the house part, but I did the gingerbread part!


The paper is scraps I had from an old Echo Park Collection.  Love this image from Paper Nest Dolls.  So MuCh fun to color with the following Copic markers:

Clothes:  R24, R27, R29, YG03, YG07, YG17
Gingerbread Man:  E11, E13, R27
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R20
Darker Hair:  E33, E35, E37

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Buckets of LoVe

I'm up on the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog today with some challenge inspiration.  I used the Bucket of Love digital stamp to create this:


I used the following Copics:

Clothes:  BV00, BV02, BV04, YG61, YG63, C5
Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R21, BV00
Bucket:  Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Woodland Pals

My design team sisters at Elizabeth Craft Designs create such adorable "scenes" from the stamps and have inspired me to give it a shot with the Woodland Pals stamps.  Here's what I did:



I used the Earth and Sky stencil to create the background with distress inks.  Then I stamped the images into the scene.  I used the watercolor cardstock for that piece.  I then stamped the images onto white cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers (Fox:  E11, E13, E15, W0, W2; Bunny:  C1, C3, R81; Bird:  Y06, Y08, YR14).  I fussy cut out the animals and glued them to the background and then colored in the tree.  I added some pearls embellishments and the silver borders.

My full supplies list is below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

ECD Products Used:
Woodland Pals Stamps
Earth and Sky Stencil
Watercolor Cardstock
Clear Double-Sided Adhesive, 6mm
Soft-Finish Cardstock, 85lb, white
Corners and Borders, Silver

Supplies from my Stash Used:
Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Mowed Lawn
Pearls
Black and Brown Ink

Monday, April 3, 2017

Birthday Princess

It's the first Monday of the month!  You know that that means?  Yep, time for another Paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes Challenge!  Whoop!

This month, for inspiration, I created another birthday card, this time with one of the NEW releases, Birthday Princess!




Isn't she simply gorgeous?!?!  I want that hair!  It's so much fun to color this doll with the following Copics:

Hair:  E50, E53, E55
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R20, BV00
Outfit:  R81, R83, R85, BG01, BG02, B10
Cake:  Y21, Y23, RV52, RV55
Crown:  BG01, BG02, BG10, Y26, Y28
Ground:  W0, W2

The paper is from a scrap pile for the most part.  The stamp is framed with Fitted Rectangles and Stitched Rectangles die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  And I added a flower from Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Flowers Set along with a sentiment from the Love Sentiments set.  The border lace die is from Tattered Lace.  I finished the card off with some twine, a button and some lace.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Be Artzy - Anything Goes!

There's a new challenge at Dare 2B Artzy. It's an anything goes challenge.  Anything!  So easy.  Join us!

 The stamps I used today are from the Dare 2B Artzy Hoot Hoot set.  

There are some seriously cute owls in this set that are so much FuN to color.  I used the following Copic markers:  YG03, YG06, BG53, BG57, R20, R22, R24, Y00, Y02, E31, E33 and C1.  Here's a close-up of him:




The wee bit of patterned paper I used on this card is from the In Bloom Collection.
 
Thanks for stopping by....and do join our challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

HI! From a cute giraffe!

I'm posting today for Elizabeth Craft Designs!  Today, I used the Zoo Babies set to create this:


Love the mix of patterns; I think the paper is from an old BG set.  I used following Copic markers:
E31, E33, E35, E37, YR 21, and YR24.  The sentiment is cut from the Twist Circle Pop-Up dies.  I created the "frame" using the stitched and dotted scallop circles.

My full supplies list is below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

ECD Products Used:
Zoo Babies Stamps
Zoo Babies Dies
Stitched Circles Dies
Dotted Scallop Circles Dies
Twist Circle Pop-Up Dies
Clear Double-Sided Adhesive, 6mm

Supplies from my Stash Used:
Basic Grey Patterned Papers
Copic Markers
Enamel Hearts
Black Ink

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mittens

It's time for a new at Christmas Card Challenges.  Challenges are always optional....so all you have to do to join us is to create some fun holiday inspiration.  Here's the current challenge:


Mittens, huh?  LOL, I have hundreds of stamps and could find precisely one with mittens.  This one is a snow peep from Unity Stamp Company:



Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, March 24, 2017

2017 Coffee Lover's Hop



Dare 2B Artzy is a super sponsor on this year's Spring Coffee Lover's hop.  I created a card for the hop today using the Dare 2B Artzy Perk Up Set along with Fields of Joy paper.  Be sure to check out Dare 2B Artzy's blog today, you'll see the FuN variety of stamps that ARE available for all of us coffee lovin' crafty peeps!


I am also giving away a blog candy prize for anyone who gives our Facebook page a "like" - here and comes back and tells me you did.  Leave me a way to contact you please or check back on 3/31/17.  I don't know yet what will be in the prize, but I promise it'll be good :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Be Bold

It's my day over at Dare 2B Artzy, and today, I'm sharing a card that stretched my creative boundaries a bit using Totally Tracy Chipboard and the Be Bold Stamps.


For the background, I used a TH stencil with distress ink in Fossilized Amber and Dried Marigold.  For the flower, I used TH distress paints in Spun Sugar and Dried Marigold.  The Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink stamped that dark pretty flower image, and the center is Nuvo Drops.  I painted the whole flower with crackle paint.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Before you leave, be sure to "like" the Dare 2B Artzy Facebook Page!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fabulous Florals

It's time for a new Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge.  These challenges are given to the designers, and they are SUCH fun.  This month's challenge is called Fabulous Florals.  Be sure to stop by the design team blog post to see what gorgeous creations have been made by my design team sisters.  


For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a "Fabulous Flowers" prize pack to three winners. This give away will include:  Joset Designs Pinwheel; Els van de Burgt Flower Cluster 1; Susan's Garden Tulip 2; A Way with Stencils -Butterfly Kaleidoscope Stencil; Krista Schneider Spring Blooms Stamp & Die set and ModaScrap Happy Flowers.

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What is your favorite springtime flower?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 24 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

My card today features a FuN stamp called Spring Blooms and a new stencil called A Way with Stencils - Dotty:



So much FuN with this card, and I really love how it turned out!  The flower is colored with Copic markers:  BG02, BG05, BG07, G40, G43, and G46 with touches of Y18.  I cut it out with the Spring Blooms Coordinating Dies.  

For the stencil, I used distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber and Broken China.  The butterfly is also an Elizabeth Craft Designs die that I cut in soft finish white cardstock and then inked up with the same distress inks.  The frame is a Beaded Oval Frames die cut of Soft Sky Soft Finish cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Love Sentiments Dies.  For this one, I just inked the bottom to get that fun ombre effect.  To finish off the card, I added some pearls, lace and ribbon.

My supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

SUPPLIES:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SMILE if you LoVe Cute Bears!

I'm  loving all the stamps over at Elizabeth Craft Designs....and I've purchased a whole slew of their fun dies too!  Today, I used the cute bear in the Zoo Babies set to create this:



The bear is colored with E41, E42, E43, E44, RV66 and RV69.  I splattered some Dylusions ink on the background and dabbed my colorless blender into RV66 to add the color to the flowers.  I also used RV66 to create the dot pattern on the "Smile" die-cut sentiment (that I cut three times and glued together to add dimension).

The circle background die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I adhered a piece of clear-double sided adhesive to the paper before die-cutting it.  Then....I added some of the beautiful fine glitter.  Here's a short video to show you the pretty goodness of the glitter:




My full supplies list is below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

ECD Products Used:
Zoo Babies Stamps
Zoo Babies Dies
Circles Die
Silk Microfine Glitter, Cool Diamond
Smile Die
Bunch of Flowers 4 Dies
Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet
Clear Double-Sided Adhesive, 6mm
Soft-Finish Cardstock, 85lb, white
Soft-Finish Cardstock, Dark Fuschia

Supplies from my Stash Used:
Copic Markers
Sequins
Prills
Black Ink

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Silver and Gold

It's time for a new at Christmas Card Challenges.  Challenges are always optional....so all you have to do to join us is to create some fun holiday inspiration.  Christmas is still over 9 months away, but getting them done early helps avoid the rush!


From this photo, I was inspired by the pretty silver and gold and made this card:



The stamp is from Polkadoodles, and the paper is from Basic Grey, Aspen Frost.  Isn't she just the cutest little princess??!  The Copic markers I used were:

Skin:  E000, E00, E11, E93, BV20
Gold:  Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Silver:  C1, C3
Cape:  G40, G43
Hair:  E50, E31, E33

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Happy Birthday, Chickie

Hi Everyone, it's my day over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog.  Today, I created a card

This month, I used the Avery with Bird Nest stamp to create this:



I seriously LoVe these dolls!  She is colored with:

Hair:  E50, E53, E55
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R21, BV20
Outfit:  YR00, YR02, R81, R83, R85
Birdie and Nest:  E41, E43, Y15, Y18, Y00, Y02, YR14, YG03, YG06

The paper is from Heartfelt Creations, and I created the sentiment on my computer.  I used Elizabeth Craft Designs, Dotted Scallop Ovals and Fitted Ovals to create a frame for the fussy-cut Avery.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, March 10, 2017

Sweet Kitty Happiness

I'm excited to have a project featured over at Elizabeth Craft Designs with a birthday card that I made for my mom.  LoVe their products and am having so much fun being on their awesome design team.

I saw a gal in a online Facebook crafty group use kraft cardstock to color on.  I loved it so much that I wanted to try it myself.  Here's what I did using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Purr stamps, coordinating dies and the Twist Circle Pop-up dies:



Here's the inside:



Looooove the pop-up.  How fun --- and SO easy!

All of the steps I used to make this card are on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  Stop by and check it out! My supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Purr Clear Stamps
Purr Coordinating Dies
Dream Sentiments Clear Stamps
Twist Circle Pop-Up Dies
Happy Birthday Die
Bead Strings 2 Dies
Clear Double Sided Adhesive - Tape 6mm
Other –
Designer Paper - Fancy Pants Designs
Lace
Copic Markers
Pop Tape
Black ink
Kraft cardstock

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Be Transformed

It's my day over at Dare 2B Artzy, and today, I'm sharing this FuN and Artzy card made for one of the students I work with.  She's been an amazing worker, and she's about to graduate.  I think this card is perfect for that occasion!


I used the Butterfly Inspiration Stamps and Artzy Doodles Paper.  I colored with the Copic markers:  R35, R37, R37, Y00, Y02, Y15, Y18.  I added some pearls, lace and a doily!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Before you leave, be sure to "like" the Dare 2B Artzy Facebook Page!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

You're the Best

Today, I'm posting a card I made with some CuTe Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps and dies.  I really love circles - so today's post is a nod to my love of circles!  Here's what I made using the Feathered Friends Stamps (and lots of circles!):


That adorable bird is colored with Copic markers:  Y21, Y23, Y26, B93, B95, E41, E43 and YR16.  I colored the branch with E31, E33, E35, G40, and G43.  He is cut out SO easily with the coordinating dies.  To create the background, I glued some circles to white cardstock and then ran it through an embossing folder.  I created the frame with two fitted circle dies.  I added some pearls, ribbon and lace --- and a sentiment.

My supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Feathered Friends Stamps
Feathered Friends Dies
Fitted Circles Dies
Bouquet Embossing Folder
Soft Finish Cardstock, 85 lb White
Clear Double Sided Adhesive - Tape 6mm

Other –
Patterned Paper, Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower
Copic Markers
Pop Tape
Black ink
Lace,
Ribbon
Pearls

Monday, March 6, 2017

Birthday Cake Ellie

Hi Everyone and happy Monday! There's a NEW Anything Goes Challenge over at Paper Nest Dolls!

I'm always needing fun birthday cards.  This month, I used the Birthday Cake Ellie stamp to create this:


I seriously LoVe these dolls!  She is colored with:

Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R20
Outfit:  R20, R22, R32, R35, R37
Cake and Cupcake:  E31, R20, R81, R83, Y21, Y23
Ground:  W0, W2

The stamp is stamped on a die cut Stitched Rectangles die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The paper is from the MME In Bloom pack.  The flowers and pearls are from my stash.  I added some stardust Stickles to her cute hat!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Butterfly Happy Birthday

As some of you know, I manage Arts Departments at a local university.  Basically, I'm the rules person in the room amongst all the artists!  Some of the staff I supervise mentioned that they like my crafts, so I started a "crafter-lunch" where I bring the supplies and teach one card for anyone who wants to show up.  Today's card features some cool new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:



I don't do a lot of "non-coloring" cards, but my design team sisters at Elizabeth Craft Designs have inspired me.  I really like how it turned out and hope my staff do too.

My supplies list is below.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Pair of Leaves 1 Dies
Dancing Butterflies Dies
Dotted Scallop Ovals Dies
Fitted Ovals Dies
Clear Double Sided Adhesive - Tape 6mm

Other –
Kraft and Patterned Cardstock (from Fancy Pants, My Family)
Pearls
Lace

Monday, February 27, 2017

Wish Flower

It's been raining stupid crazy in Northern California!  We have been in a drought for several years, and it's been painful to watch our flowers die and our lawns go "golden brown" due to lack of water.  Wellllll, I guess we got what we asked for, but now, I feel like we're all just going to float away!  When it rains, it pours and pours!

So, on rainy soppy days, I've been crafting!  My card today features a FuN stamp from Elizabeth Craft Designs called Flower Power.  I paired it with the Ready to Bloom and Circle Background dies:




I got some NEW Marvy Uchida watercolor sticks and colored the flower with them.  Not bad for a first attempt with a new toy, I think!  

My supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Flower Power Stamps
Flower Power Dies
Circle Background Die
Ready to Bloom Die
Soft Finish Cardstock, 85 lb White
Clear Double Sided Adhesive - Tape 6mm

Other –
Heartfelt Creations Birds and Blooms paper
Marvy Uchida Watercolor
Pop Tape
Black ink
Lace
Sequins

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Wings of Joy Christmas

Christmas Card Challenges has a new (and optional) challenge this week.



This week's challenge is a color challenge.  I had a hard time with this particular challenge; the colors are not in my normal wheelhouse.  The good news is that challenges are left open for a little interpretation.  Here's mine:




I used the adorable image Angelic Wings image from Tiddly Inks.  The paper is Recollections North Pole Gazette.  I used the following Copic markers:

Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R20, BV00
Dress:  C1, C3 (and a Wink of Stella Marker too!)
Wings, Shoes:  E41, E43
Hair:  E00, E21, E33

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you join us in the challenge!  No time like the present to get a start on those FuN Christmas Cards!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, February 24, 2017

Reach for the Stars

Happy Friday!  I'm having such fun with the new stamps (and many new-to-me) dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  There's a fun variety - something for everyone.  Go check them out!

Today, I used Jungle Cuties for this card:


The monkey is colored with Copic markers:  W0, W2, Y21, Y23, E31, E33, V20, V22, and the leaves are colored with G40, G43.  For the frame around the image, I cut a fitted rectangle from the dove grey soft finish cardstock adhered the image to it.  I then used two of the stitched rectangles to cut the upper frame from the perfect purple soft finish cardstock.  I used pop tape to adhere it.


Then, I created the background with the little dots that come with the stamps and colored them with Y23, G43, and V22.  How fun is the background?  I wasn't terribly careful with lining it up or coloring the dots in any order, and I like the random feel of it!  I stamped a sentiment from the Dream Sentiments set and die cut it with the circles dies.  Then, I die cut a dove grey dotted scallop circle and just used it as a little off-set.  Here's a close-up of the background:




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Craftily yours,

Karen

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