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