Saturday, November 30, 2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Hello everyone, I have been a bit behind, but I am posting my ATCs that were October for the HLS challenge blog. This challenge is now over, but that doesn't mean you can't still use it for inspiration!
I have a fun set of ATCs to share with you today for the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog. The theme this month is die cuts. Hope to see you there!
I started with a partial page of gelli printed background that I had created using a large feather stencil and some color clocking. I love feathers, and I thought this was perfect to pair with some feather die cuts.
I cut out the feather shapes in both black and white to add extra interest and offset them. I created a shadow behind the white with my black Stabilo Marks All pencil and activated it with water.
Next I chose some Tim Holtz Big Chatz stickers and backed them with a white banner. I also created a shadow behind the white banner with my Stabilo pencil.
Lastly, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in black to add some shine to each one.
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy the fun inspiration the team has created for you this month! Come and join us over on the HLS Challenge blog and show us what you create!
Monday, October 28, 2019
Over in the Ode to Paper Friends Facebook page tonight, the LIVE video was all about creating this black and white with a pop of color art journal page!
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
Happy Little Stampers' ATC Challenge theme this month is Ocean/Sea and this happens to be one of my favorite themes and color schemes :) I also happen to love the water, it is my happy place. It's so peaceful.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Robin S Sharma once wrote: Getting lost along your path is part of finding the path you are meant to be on. When I finished this "Lost and Found" watercolor piece this summer, I knew it had something to do with finding my path in my art.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
It's time for a new ATC Challenge at HLS! The theme this month is "Time" and I have created another bundle of ATCs :)
I started these just as I usually do, with a big piece of bristol or mixed media paper. Then I added some Dr PH Martins Hydrus watercolors and let them move around. Next I did some stamping and then I cut them down to size. I got 8 ATCs out of this sheet of paper and I kept the little extra pieces to add as embellishments to these cards.
After I cut them to size, I distressed the edges with distress inks and heat embossed the text which comes from a stamp by Tim Holtz. Then I layered on some embroidery thread, and the extra bits of paper which I also added three brads to. I think the brads give a nice finishing touch.
Thanks for stopping by to visit, I will have more projects for you again soon!
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
It's time to show my project using the August kit from Sweet Sentiment!
The kit for August includes this sweet gnome digital stamp from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez and an awesome mushroom die and cloud stencil, both from CC Designs! :)
I used the cloud stencil from CC Designs and my Distress Inks to create the background and added some of the mushroom die cuts to add more depth. Then I fussy cut the gnomes and added them on top! The sentiment is one I had in my stash. All in all, a super cute but totally flat card you can send to a friend!
If you are interested in this digital stamp and the class to color it in, go and visit the Sweet Sentiment website and join up! But remember, the only way to guarantee yourself a kit is to subscribe :)
Jammie Clark is the teacher behind the classes and she is just wonderful. She makes it so easy to learn these techniques.
Today is great! And sharing it with friends makes it that much better :) I have another guest design project for you today for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez using the super cute "Dragon and Gnome" digital stamp.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Happy summer days are finally here! It feels so good to feel the heat and see the blue sky and green grass every day :) I have been accepted on the Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Team and I couldn't be happier haha. I watercolored this House Mouse Stamp for you this month.
Monday, June 10, 2019
This is my last project post for the HLS ACT DT, although I hope I can stay on for the next term! I love creating ATCs! This month's theme is Christmas. And although I am a bit of a Scrooge, I did enjoy creating these Christmas themed ATCs :)
Friday, May 10, 2019
Well hello everyone, what a great theme this month for the HLS ATC Challenge :) This was a fun theme, and as it turns out, this has turned out to be my favorite of the ATCs so far! It's funny how that works, when you start with something in your mind but you end up with something far better than you ever expected!
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Good day everyone! This month's ATC Challenge theme at HLS is Pretty Papers! And boy do I have a lot of pretty papers :) I may be a paper addict, lol, so this challenge theme was perfect for me to use up some of the awesome paper I've been hoarding over the years.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
This month's theme for the ATC Challenge at HLS is Hearts! Yep, lol, I can work with that! I created actual ATCs this month using a pre-created background in ...you guessed! Red :)
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Hello again, it's me! I have another fun Flower card to share with you today for 7 Kids Crafts using the LDRS/Polkadoodles Stamp and Cut "Daisy Daisy" set! Don't forget to use the code Flowers for 20% off!
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Good day everyone! This month at 7 Kids Crafts, the featured category is anything flowers! Use the code Flowers to get %20 off! I have created a fun card using the LDRS/Polkadoodles Stamp & Cut set called "Daisy Daisy".
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019
This month's theme for the HLS ATC Challenge is all about the stencils! I love to work with stencils. And if you like mixed media, then you know stencils are definitely a must have for your crafty stash!
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Hello everyone, I have joined the HLS Mixed Media Challenge Team as well as the ATC Challenge Team and this month's theme is Vintage! And we all know how much I adore making mixed media projects hehehe.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Hello everyone, I have an art journal page to share with you today for 7 Kids Crafts. I created this art journal page using a quote I found online and some awesome stencils and paper!
Thursday, January 24, 2019
The featured vendor this month is Santoro over at 7 Kids, so do you know what that means? It means that ALL Gorjuss stamps are 20% off using the code "Gorjuss" at checkout! I have created two cards using Gorjuss stamps for you today!
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Hello everyone! I have some cool news to share. I am taking these awesome coloring classes with Jammie Clark of Sweet Sentiment!
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Hello 7 Kids friends! I created this Gorjuss card for you this week with the "Waiting" girl. I wanted to use the frame and mask her off to create a window of sorts. Of course, the stamping didn't go as well as I had planned, and if you look closely, you can see where parts of the frame didn't stamp! No fear my friends! I have a quick fix for that when all the other coloring is finished :)
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Hello happy people! I realized I have neglected my blog something awful in the last few months. So let's start this year off right with a new adventure! I have been accepted as a Design Team Member for the Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge DT! So, aside from my usual posts that I will restart for 7 Kids Craft Supply, you will also see one post a month for the HLS ATC DT. Thanks for staying with me and enjoying my ride!
Hello everyone! I have a mixed media canvas to share with you today for 7 Kids Crafts. This canvas is 5x7 and I used several Prima Marketing/Finnabair products to create it, along with several old costume jewelry pieces from my stash!