Saturday, December 20, 2014

Happy Hanukkah Cards

Yesterday, I made a few quick Hanukkah cards for friends and family. Stamped with Cobalt Archival Ink. Background is a Michelle Ward Stencil with Distress Ink in Spruce and Broken China.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Medallions Card

This simple holiday card was made using a Anna Griffin Cuttlebug folder using Holiday Medallions. After running a cream colored card through the Cuttlebug with the embossing folder I colored the top by rubbing Distress Ink Festive Berries Ink across the top.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Quick Cards Using Embossing Folders

Both of these quick cards were made with the same Anna Griffin Poinsettia and Holly embossing folder.  
 1.  This simple but graceful card is embossed and then glitter is added to the raised areas with a Stella Wink Brush in Clear.  The antique white card stock adds elegance to this simple design.

2. This card was made red card stock with a white core using the same embossing folder.  I then sanded the raised areas.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Another Super Quick Card

This was a super quick card for the holidays made with PSX stamp I found at the flea market and accented with glitter from a Stella Wink Clear Brush and Copic Markers.  The edges were distressed with a worn Versacolor cube in Pinecone.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Three Holiday Cards

I made three cards today for the holidays.  The first two cards uses a tree PSX stamp and one word stamp by Danelle Johnson.
 This card uses a Anna Griffin Snowfall embossing folder and a Martha Stewart edge punch set.  I lightly inked the raised embossing with Festive Berries and Iced Spruce.  The tree image is stamped with Distress Ink with Iced Spruce. The words are stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink.
 I used Archival Inks for this one.  I love how the kraft paper absorbed the ink and caused some spread.  I inked the edges with worn Versacolor Pinecone cube.
For this one I used the same embossing folder as the first card on white card stock and accented with Stella Winks Brush in Clear.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Four One Minute Holiday Cards, One Anna Griffin Embossing Folder

Today I made some quick holiday cards using the same embossing folder from Cricut Cuttlebug Anna Griffin called Festive Stripe.  These were all super quick with just a few steps.  I scanned them so some of the details were lost.
1. This was made with paper with a white core.  After running it through the Cuttlebug I sanded away the raised areas.
 2. This card was made by running a red paper with a white core through the Cuttlebug and sanding it.  Then glue the paper to a cream colored card.  Ink edges with Distress Ink in Festive Berries.
 3. This one is very basic.  Emboss a cream card and then use Wink of Stella Clear Brush to add glitter accents.
 4.  This is a kraft paper card embossed with the Anna Griffin folder.  Color by taking the Festive Berries Distress Ink pad and rubbing it directly onto the raised part of the image.  I purposely got some of the red on the debosed area in places to give it a distressed look.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Panda Drawing

Here is another fun picture I drew on my iPad.  This one was done with the app Paper53.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Poppy on Blue

I love playing around on my iPad drawing apps.  They are so portable I can draw anywhere with no mess.  I made this on Procreate.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Puss N Boots Paperweight

Hi. I hope you all are doing well on this cold day.  This project is one I made after taking an online class with Junelle Jacobsen.  I love her fun whimsical style.  It is a combination of paper piecing and acrylic paints/ mediums.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fall Tag Tutorial - Using New Distress paints

Yesterday I got my shipment of the new Distress Paint colors from Marco Paper. There are six yummy colors in total. I decided to try all of them on a tag. At first I was not sure how they would look all together but in the end they definitely spoke to me.

Supply List:
Tim Holtz Distress Paints; Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Straw, Gathered Twig, Pumice Stone, Dusty Concord, Crushed Olive,
Studio 490 Stamps; Well Worn Art,
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils; Dot Fade, Honeycomb,
Tim Holtz Distress Markers; Mowed Lawn, Picket Fence,
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink; Potting Soil,
VersaColor Ink Cube; Pinecone,
Ranger Nonstick Craft Sheet
Manila Tag
Natural Jute Cord
Water Mister
Heat Embossing Gun

Using the Honeycomb stencil lay down each color of Distress Paint. About an inch of each color. Gently dab so that the paint does not run under the stencil. Gently mist with water. Quickly remove stencil and dry with a heat gun.

Add some paint to the craft sheet and mist. Rub tag in misted colors.

Dry with heat gun. Place Dot Fade stencil on top of tag and dab on the Gathered Twig Distress Paint. Add the Versacolor Pinecone ink to the edge of tag.

Stamp the flower and alphabet image from the Well Worn set onto the tag using Potting Soil Archival Ink.

When dry, color stem with Mowed Lawn Distress Marker and finish with Pickett Fence marker to add highlights.
Add Picket Fence marker to craft sheet and spray with mister.
Rub tag in white mist to add droplets to the tag.
Tie jute cord through hole in tag.  Fray cord.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Onesie Using New Martha Stewart Multi Surface Paint

I discovered some wonderful new paints from Martha Stewart this weekend at Michaels. They can be used on lots of different surfaces including metal,wood,fabric and glass. The new line of Martha Stewart paints also includes lots of fun tools, stencils and mediums. I bought the fabric medium to make the paint permanent on fabrics. You just add paint to the medium and mix. It is really simple. I decided to stencil on a baby onesie. I used the color Goji Berry in satin finish. The stencils are from the set Fair Isle Dots. After stenciling onto the onesie I ironed the design to heat set.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Another Jewish New Year Card

This card was made from stamps by Memory Box and colored with Copic markers.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Zentangle Madness

I have recently gotten into a form of doodling called Zentangle. This is one of my first attempts.  I love my new pen.  It is a Gel Xtreme 0.7.  The paper is Artagain by Strathmore.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Having Fun With Dylusions

Last weekend I played with some new Dylusions stamps and Spray Mists I got at a stamp show. They are so much fun to play with. Even I can be an expert doodle maker. The background was made using the Distress Stains. I stenciled the circles with a stencil from Balzer Designs and brown Versacolor. I use this small worn-out cube of Versacolor to ink images and for light stenciling. The image of the girl was colored with Distress Markers.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Vintage Look Jewelry

Last weekend I experimented making some jewelry. This was made using a plastic blank and image from Darcies. The small charm was from Michaels. The metal blank by Vintaj was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then sanded.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Girls, Girls, Girls

I have been practicing drawing different types of girls.  These are the girls before I have added color.

Unfortunately this one was on the reverse side of the girl I posted yesterday.  Note to self:  When using Copics do not place drawings on both sides of a page.  This was heavy watercolor paper so I was surprised but those Copics soak into the paper.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

My Girl

This is homework from another online class I am taking called Drawing the Girls taught by Martha Lever.
 I colored this one with Copic markers.  The background is Versafine through a stencil by Tim Holtz.  After looking at this one for awhile I decided I needed more interest.  So I added tissue paper to the background, silk paint and gesso.  The stencil on the shirt is by Tim Holtz.