Friday, September 22, 2017

Tiddly Inks: Thankful Heart Wryn

Hi, everyone! Today is Fabby Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and my card features the always adorable Thankful Heart Wryn digital stamp. I used a popped-up balloon die cut that was blended with distress inks as a backdrop on a white card base.


Wryn and the included sentiment is colored up with Copics and then fussy cut with scissors. Both of them are popped-up with foam tape for more dimension.



If you need more inspiration before you get crafty this weekend, feel free to check out the other projects created by my teammates on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges:


Supplies:

You can find links to the supplies I used on this project below; click on the photo to be taken directly to that product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fairy and Background - Kit and Clowder Monthly Coloring Class Project

Hi, everyone!! A couple of weeks ago, I decided to subscribe to a monthly coloring class for markers offered through Kit and Clowder when Alyce was celebrating reaching 15K fans in her Facebook group. I've always heard wonderful things about Kit and Clowder classes so I finally decided to take time for myself to develop my coloring skills.


The August monthly class focused on coloring this fabulous Bookworm Fairy digital image from The Paper Shelter and twilight background. I had never tried coloring a background before because in my head it was way to scary! The monthly class was the perfect tool to build confidence in myself because Alyce broke the image down into bite-size sections, only focusing on individual elements in each video tutorial. For example, one video was only coloring the trees, while other videos focused on coloring the grass, sky and clouds. This made a daunting project not feel so overwhelming.

Here is the finished project:


I am totally excited with how this came out!! I still can't believe I actually colored this! I really enjoyed taking time to learn new techniques through this class and I'm looking forward to starting my September florals class that is available now through the middle of October. The projects for September are so spectacular, I even added on the pencils class to take a stab at coloring with colored pencils. I couldn't resist the vibrant colors in that prairie bouquet! More info here...

So now I just have to decide what to do with my finished background piece. It is sized slightly under 5x7 inches once I trimmed the edges. Personally, I want to mat and frame it for keepsake purposes or I could turn it into a card. What would you do? 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered:

The Fairy & Unicorn Challenge #7: Anything Goes with Optional Twist (Pixie/Gnome/Troll)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

My Super Boy & Batty Hero

Please take a moment today to pray for all of the areas impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. If I had a vote, I would bring hurricane season to an end today... if that was even possible.


When my neighbor had a baby over a week ago, I wanted to celebrate her sons being promoted to big brother status (or again for the oldest son). I found some inspiration on Pinterest using this cute superhero phrase. I couldn't resist combining it with My Batty Hero and My Super Boy for a clean and simple design.



I designed these cards in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition using the digital images with a computer generated sentiment. I simply colored the images with Copics, die cut the white panel with my stitched rectangle dies and matted them on colored card bases.

    

Coordinating super hero emblems are tied with ribbon to a box of candy as a treat.



I am also sharing these cards in #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge. Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered:

The Daily Marker 30-Day Coloring Challenge



Supplies:

You can find links to the supplies I used on this project below; click on the photo to be taken directly to that product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.

Monday, September 11, 2017

#TheDailyMarker30Day Coloring Challenge


Hi, everyone! Boy did it feel good to get some crafting time in this weekend! When I wasn't coloring, I was glued to the Weather Channel watching the track of Hurricane Irma. This storm brings back memories of when Hurricane Isabel hit Virginia in 2003. I'm so thankful that Irma didn't head our way but my heart goes out to all of those people in the Caribbean, Florida, and Georgia impacted by this storm. Please know that I am sending thoughts and prayers your way, hoping everyone stays safe.


I managed to get a few cards created for Grandparents Day and also this fun birthday card. It was super quick to color. I will be sharing this project in the #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge.


I started out stamping the speech bubbles and little bugs from Small Talk onto a strip of white cardstock. The solid speech bubbles are stamped in wilted violet and cracked pistachio distress oxide inks. These inks are awesome for stamping sentiments and solid images!! The bugs and open speech bubbles were super quick to color with my Copics.


As the design of my card evolved, I decided to cut this strip down using the the MFT stitched cover-up companion die. This made me nervous because I didn't quite know how this card would play out. In the end, I layered this on top of some patterned paper secured to a top folding A2 horizontal card base.

To hide the edges of the stamped panel, I added another die cut on top that is popped up with foam tape. To personalize the card for my daughter's friend, I die cut the Verve Stamps pennant trim four times. The top layer is pink. I wrote out the letters freehand and stamped a few more bugs from the stamp set.


I left two pennant flags blank and added clear rhinestones for some bling. It was a design risk using the stitched cover-up companion die but I think it turned out super cute.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered:

The Daily Marker 30-Day Coloring Challenge
SSS Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It
Happy Little Stampers: September Anything Goes with Dies


Supplies:

You can find links to the supplies I used on this project below; click on the photo to be taken directly to that product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tiddly Inks Challenge #205 - Anything Goes!

Hello, friends! A new challenge begins today over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.

Anything Goes Challenge #205


I made this card using Baby Girl a while ago and it can finally make its debut because my neighbor had her baby girl over Labor Day Weekend. They already had (2) boys so adding a girl to the mix is a dream come true for them.


The pink and purple panel was created using a stencil with white embossing paste that was tinted with worn lipstick distress ink. It almost feels like a fuzzy textured look in person. Worn lipstick and wilted violet distress inks were also blended onto the edges beforehand. This panel along with the sentiment is popped up with foam tape to give the card some dimension.


I used the following Copics to color the image:



To finish off the card, I added a glittery purple flower rhinestone to the headband. It's absolutely adorable in person.


Well, now it's your turn! You have one month to link up your Anything Goes themed projects for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Tiddly Inks shop. While you're at it, don't forget to checkout the other projects my teammates have created for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

Crafty Calendar Sept Challenge: Kids/Babies
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Supplies:

You can find links to the supplies I used on this project below; click on the photo to be taken directly to that product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tiddly Inks: Teachers Change the World

Hi, Tiddly Fans! Are you ready for Fabby Friday?

This week, I am featuring a teacher appreciation card using the new Wryn Proper School Girl digital stamp. These images were just released last week - the "teachers change the world" digi may have been a featured free download during the hop because I couldn't find a link to it in the store.


I merged the two image files in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition before printing them on cardstock. After coloring them with Copics, I trimmed the card down to A2 size and then ran it through my Big Kick to add the stitching. This is a one-layer card secured to a dark purple card base.
 

I wanted the images to be the focal point so I left off any embellishments. To add some visual interest, I gave the world, the ribbon on Wryn's hat and her blue dress a good dose from my Spectrum Noir sheer sparkle shimmer pen. It really looks beautiful when the light hits it! 

The rest of the design team has more Fabby Friday inspiration for you here. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered: