Saturday, November 30, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

HLS ATC Challenge: Set of 3

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!

HLS ATC Challenge: Die Cuts

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

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Happy Little Stampers September ATC Challenge: Ocean/Sea

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

HLS September Watercolor Challenge: Tropical Theme

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

HLS ATC August Challenge...Time!

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

HLS August Watercolor Challenge...Ocean theme!

Hello friends!  I have created a set of three watercolor/mixed media cards for you today for the Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge blog!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sweet Sentiment August Class and Kit Project

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.

Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Guest Design Project #2

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.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Red Hibiscus Designs Carnation Digital Stamp

Have you seen the gorgeous digital stamps by Red Hibiscus Designs?  I have colored up this Carnation and created a card for you today!

Sweet Sentiment July Sketch Challenge

Sweet Sentiment has a new challenge!  We have started doing a monthly sketch challenge and I have created my project for this challenge using a super cute image from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

HLS ATC Challenge July Theme: Floral

Good morning, afternoon and evening :)  I have created a set of Floral ATCs for the HLS Challenge Blog today using watercolors, embossing powder and a huge stamp set from IndigoBlu.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

July Watercolor with HLS - Theme: LOVE

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

June ATC Challenge with HLS: Christmas

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

May ATC Challenge with HLS DT: Hello

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

April ATC Challenge with HLS: Pretty Papers

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

March ATC Challenge with HLS DT: Hearts

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 guessed!  Red :)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Greeting Farm, Walk Through Wednesday and 7 Kids Crafts

Hello!  Leah here with a Greeting Farm card made with the "With Love" stamp set and some masking.  The Greeting Farm is this month's featured vendor over at 7 Kids Crafts, so use the code "TGF" to get 20% off your TGF order!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

More LDRS/Polkadoodles and 7 Kids Crafts ;)

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

LDRS/Polkadoodles and 7 Kids Crafts

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

Sweet November and 7 Kids Crafts

Hello friends!  I finally had a chance to color up one of the super sweet Sweet November images from the January release!  This is Nora Northlight, and I blew her up nice and big to feature her super sweet face!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

February ATC Challenge with Happy Little Stampers DT: Stencils

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, January 31, 2019

Angel Mixed Media Art Journal Page with 7 Kids Crafts

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

More Gorjuss-ness with 7 Kids

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

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

"Waiting" with 7 Kids and Gorjuss

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

New Year, New Adventure with HLS ATC DT

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!

Mixed Media 5x7 Canvas with 7 Kids Crafts

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!