Thursday, October 3, 2019

Creating Kindness: Coloring


Hello Friends! It is time for another Creating Kindness blog hop. The theme this month is coloring. We are going to try using alcohol markers on colored cardstock to make embsllishments for some gable boxes. 

 
 I did whip up a video for this project, check it out!

I was on a mission to use up all of this beautiful patterned paper, so treat boxes it is! I love the depth and richness you get when you color on colored cardstock with Copics.


The vellum oval helps to separate the focal images from the busy patterned paper.

How about the colors on the leaf? It was so fast and easy! The masking dies did a wonderful jub cutting these pieces out.

I am loving that pumpkin!! It was so effortless to created this blended look on the colored cardstock.

What do you think? Time to give it a try?!

If you are interested in the supplies used in this project, scroll past the blog roll for the list. 

We have a fabulous guest designer with us this month, Cathy Caines! I am so happy I get to play with her again!

Next up, the lovely Lou Kitzelman!!

https://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com/2019/10/creating-kindness-design-team-october-2019-colouring.html?fbclid=IwAR1cCi3QwZt8t3cA3Invf_hLKrX2LmFOPc5FQsc0eh2Yk3orCn-jKT1vGv0


Blog Roll:
Cathy Caines- Canada-guest designer
Charlett Mallett- USA
Tanya Boser- USA-you are here!
Lou Kitzelman- Australia
Jenny Hall- USA
Paula Dobson- New Zealand
Marcy Denning- Canada
Cheryll Miller- Australia
Danielle Bennenk- Netherlands
Jay Soriano- UK
Sandi McIver- Canada



Friday, September 20, 2019

Crafty Friends: Hero Arts


Hey friends!! We are back for the September hop. And this time we are featuring the amazing and wonderful, ever so supportive of the entire crafting industry, Hero Arts! They have been in business for 45 years, helping others to build their businesses along the way.

https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=855179&u=1696562&m=65361

Hero Arts has generously offered a 20% discount code to our viewers for a limited time. (There are some restrictions on the discount. But hey,  20% discount!!)


I also created a process video for the card I created. Check it out!

I have been making 5"x7" cards for work lately. I am finally getting my poop in a scoop enough to start making birthday cards for my coworkers, and I need to make them big enough for about 30 people to sign!

So, what did I learn with this process? I learned how to make my 6"x6" background stamps cover a 6.5" long panel! It only works with linear repetitive designs, but there are lots of those! It involves a stamp positioner and some creative paper movement. Check out the video above for the whole process.

I did use Hero Hues Reactive Inks to ink blend the background also.

I colored the images with Copics. And forgot to write down the colors I used. I know, what was I thinking! The confetti was stamped using the Key Lime Fizz and Blue Hawaii inks, the same as the background was blended with.


I used Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pens to add Clear, Black, and White details to all of the Copic colored images.

I even added a cute die cut kitten in a box and a sentiment from the stamp set to the inside of the card.

So, what do you think? Ready to try making bigger cards? And how about all the amazing products from Hero Arts? Time to go shopping, right?! Don't forget that coupon code, good for 2 days only.


https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=855179&u=1696562&m=65361

Crafty Friends Blog Roll:

Jenny Hall
Tanya Boser Ilina Crouse
Maria Willis
Becky Roberts
Sandi MacIver
Sue Plote
Sara Finkey Sherlock
Lydia Fiedler
Jill Hilliard
Jennifer Timko 
Amy Kolling



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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Stencil Techniques with Hero Hues Reactive Inks and Jenny Hall

It was my turn this time to create a panel to send to Jenny for her to make a project with! I am going to share how I made the four panels I sent to Jenny, and link to her blog post and video also.


These were all created with one inking of the Starry Night stencil from Hero Arts.




Thursday, September 5, 2019

Creating Kindness: Ink Refills

Welcome back to another Creating Kindness blog hop! The theme this month is reinkers. There are a while lotta things you can do with them, and we are going to show you a bunch!


I did a video showing how I create this card. Be sure to check it out. There will be several other videos in this hop also.



There is ink blending, spritzing, and watercoloring here, some shimmer too!

Three greens, 2 yellows, and 2 reds layered and mixed to create all the tones here.


And a wet paint boo-boo fixed with some white paint.


I couldn't let any of this image go to waste, so I adhered the trimmed off pieces to the inside.

What do you think? Are you ready to go watercolor with your reinkers?

Time to hop off to Paula Dobson. She has a stunner waiting for you!

https://stampinantics.blogspot.com/2019/09/Aug-ck.html


Blog Hop Participants

Tami Hewlett - Guest Designer – USA
Charlet Mallett – USA
Tanya Boser – USA
Paula Dobson – New Zealand
Lou Kitzelman – Australia
Marcy Denning – Canada
Cheryll Miller – Australia
Jay Soriano – UK


Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Crafty Friends featuring Concord and 9th


Welcome to the first ever Crafty Friends blog hop. Who are the Crafty Friends? A group of talented crafters with a shared start in the crafting world, and we want to share our passion and creations with YOU. We are going to feature one stamp company/brand a month and make some goodness for you.




This month, we are featuring Concord and 9th. This company has such fun, refreshing, and innovative designs. I have loved them from the start, and have built up quite a collection! I do love a good TurnAbout. Probably because I love to create my own backgrounds. But I am not actually doing any turns this time.

https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=784733&u=1696562&m=62090


We even have a coupon code to pass along to our customers. 
Please use code CRAFTYFRIENDS20 at checkout for 20% off your order 
from 8/20-8/22, 2019. 



I did make a video for this card, be sure to check it out! There will be others making videos for this hop. It is a full service hop 😁

I was feeling tropical, and had just gotten a couple of bundles from the July 2019 release. The Toucan Paradise bundle and the Tropical Vibes bundle. As a free gift, I got the 6x6 Aloha Filled In patterned paper pack. They go together very well, and I put that to work right away.

The best way to stamp the toucan if you want to use the die is to die cut the toucan, then stamp it. That way the beak lines up correctly. 

I used Versafine Onyx Black for his body, and Distress Oxides for the rest of the stamping.

To create the leaves, I ink blended Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides, then die cut them. 

To create some separation between my toucan focal point and the busy patterned paper, I used a vellum circle. This is one of my standby tricks for adding impact without a lot of effort and without competing with the elements of the card. 

The background needed a little push, so I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers, and some Black Wink of Stella to the stamens. That was still not quite enough, so I used a Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pen in black on the stamens. That seemed to do the trick. 

Inside, I did some quick stamping of the monstera leaves in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn again. I like the slightly distressed look of these impressions.


Now it is time to go check out the rest of the Crafty Friends!

Crafty Friends Blog Roll:

Jenny Hall
Tanya Boser 
Ilina Crouse
Maria Willis
Becky Roberts
Sandi MacIver
Sue Plote
Sara Finkey Sherlock
Lydia Fiedler
Jill Hilliard
Jennifer Timko 

Supplies:
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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Stamp Review Crew: Birch Background

Hello stampers!! It has been ages since I was able to participate in a SRC hop. Well, I could not miss out on the Birch background. I simply adore this stamp!!

If you are following along in order, you just arrived from the delightful Leanne Johnson.

I chose to use several products wit the Birch background stamp. I even pulled out some retired product.

The background was stamped in Grey Granite on a light grey cardstock from my stash, then the panel was rotated 180 degrees and stamped again in Illuminate ink. Remember that inkpad? A soft shimmery white.


This really enhanced the birch bark feel of this panel.

There is ink blending, die cutting, dry embossing, and copper heat embossing using the Rooted in Nature bundle.

And the rectangle dies for the sentiment are from the Frosted Bouquet dies.

The sentiment is from Strong and Beautiful.


More Grey Granite stamping inside, with the leaves being stamped with the stamped off technique. I also pulled out a little Frost White Shimmer Paint, out a little on my palette, and added some water to it before spattering the inside of the card.


One last look at the front. Can you see the shimmer? This going to be another stamp that I reach for over and over again!

I am the last stop on this hop, but if you started somewhere in the middle, you can click on through to the first stop. And that would be Stesha Bloodhart!

https://stampinhoot.com/2019/08/stamp-review-crew-brings-you-birch/

https://www.literallymyjoy.com/2019/08/18/birch

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Concord and 9th August Release projects!

OK, so I know I just posted something yesterday, and I am posting again today. And I have a couple more posts coming in the next few days. But I could not wait to share these with you!! Fair warning, lots of pictures.



I did create my first ever haul video and included a show and tell of the cards I made.


My first card combines the Sweater Weather bundle with the Woven Plaid background, and that argyle motif from the Gingham background. LOVE those together! And Celestial Copper Delicata ink. Sigh, super love.


Lots of die cutting and layering.


Both the Woven Plaid and the Gingham background sets of strips that are perfect for edges.  Concord and 9th is just so darn clever!!


Same stamps, different colors and layout. The Celestial Copper Delicata ink is amazing on the kraft cardstock.


Scored and Pierced Circles were used on both of these cards too.  The first card was pretty flat, bt this one uses coasters from some dimension. I like that much better.


The orange ink pad i used was a little too inky, but I don't even mind! The sentiment and accent stamps are all fromt eh Sweater Weather TurnAbout.


This is the same Sweater Weather stamped background from the first card, just what i had leftover. THe Woven Plaid is stamped in a deep navy ink on a light gray cardstock,  and the argyle image is stamped in Golden Glitz Delicata ink repeatedly with a MISTI. Super easy to line up even with the stamp positioner.

The sentiment is from an older Concord and 9th set, Happy Plaid. Yes, I have all of the textile stamps they have made.


THe Woven Plaid strip is stamped in a very pale gray ink on the inside of the white cardbase, with some Golden Glitz stamped argyle again.


So this is the frame left from the second card. And behind it is the White Satin Pearl embossed Woven Plaid background. The Sweater Weather dies create the die cut sentiment, and the stamped sentiment is from another older COncord and 9th set, Monster Love. Sweaters are warm and fuzzy too!


More coasters used to achieve the dimension.


This time I used the Versamark Dazzle ink pad in Frost. But the stamp must have still had a little bit of orange ink left, thus the tint to the image. Bit I like it! Celestial Copper Delicata ink was used for the argyle image and the sentiment.


Ok, last card! I had a play with the Sew Seasonal dies here and stitched them up quick. And pulled out the Thankful Leaves TurnAbout from last years autumn release. This was stamped with the Versamark Frost Dazzle also. That skeleton leaf is a die from coordinating Thankful Leaves set, and was die cut from a piece of carsdtock that had been painted with copper shimmer paint.


The smaller leaves were cut from some ink blended cardstock. Some COpper Penny Nuvo Drops added just the right touch!


This sentiment is from the Thankful Leaves TurnAbout set also, and I have used it a ton. I love the size, font, and message! That is stamped in Celestial Copper Delicata, of course. You can just make out the Frost Dazzle stamping on the Naturals White cardstock. This speckled cardstock look is making a comeback, which makes me happy!


OK, that's the lot of them! What do you think? Was it worth a rushed post and video? Is your wallet cursing me now? 😉


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