Happy Weekend, crafters! I created this card for a Fabulous Friend this week. Although I craft for my family, I enjoy sending happy mail to my friends. The card was inspired by SSS’s Wednesday Challenge this week, Anything Goes featuring Stamping Bella. I adore the Oddball stamps from Stamping Bella and received a complete Alice in Wonderland set for my birthday last year. The Mad Hatter is just too cute. I made him a bit more festive using bright colors, like Disney’s 1950s animated version. The sentiment is from Kindred Stamps Tea Friends. I used Strathmore colored pencil paper and Versamark Onxy Black ink to stamp my image and sentiment. I then used white charcoal pencil and a combination of Prismacolor and Black Widow pencils to color the Mad Hatter. The inked shading is Lime Rickety from Catherine Pooler.
Hello colorists! I saw this dragon coloring page and just had to color him. I am really enjoying the BlackWidow Monarch set of pencils. The page was printed on Grey Tone paper and colored in the pencils shown. White chalk was used prior to coloring to help with the shading. I added the sentiment YIKES from the Kindred stamp set “All The Feels” with some Ranger white embossing powder.
Is it too early for Christmas? I hope not. This is a completely Lawn Fawn inspired card. It is fairly clean and simple and truly easy to make. Lawn Fawn’s stiched rectangle die and hill die were used for the sky and snow. Fast and easy white embossing of the tress and snowflakes give a simple and tailored scene. The sentiment is embossed in Candy Apple red embossing powder. The Lawn Fawn sets used were Holiday Helpers and Snow Day.
Good morning crafters! A little bit of lavender to start the day. The great group over at AAA card challenge’s current theme is a single layer with a silhouette. So, I thought of this little fairy tending to the flowers. The flowers were done with an embossing folder tinted with Milled Lavender ink. The fairy is a stamp from my stash that was inked with Ink on 3 and then colored with Prismacolored pencils to get a silhouette. The sentiment on the bottom is stamped in Milled Lavender as well. Fairy simple to make! 😁
Happy Weekend, Crafters and Colorists! I found a new challenge this week, “Double Trouble Paper Crafting”. Their challenge is a combination of music with a zoo animal. What a fabulous way to combine three of my favorite hobbies: Disney, coloring and crafting. Gazelle from Disney’s Zootopia was a perfect match for this challenge. I imported an SVG of Gazelle to Cricut and added the notes background from stock images. Gazelle was printed and the notes were foiled using the Cricut. Gazelle was colored using Black Widow and Prismacolor pencils. The coloring was inspired by Lisa Mitrokhin’s art. You can check out her art and instruction over at Youtube: Lisa Mitrokhin.
Hello Crafters! Today I’d like to share a card inspired by The Card Concept and Tim Holtz. I have always loved all the layers Tim Holtz uses; however, I’ve always been to “scared” it would look bad and wouldn’t give it a try. So, I gave it a go for this freestyle-collage card. I started with craft colored card stock. I used aged mahogany Distressed Oxide on a gel place and a globe stamp and lifted the first layer. I then stamped the globe stamp with ground expresso Distressed Ink. I used a stencil from my stash for the leaves using a blending brush and forest moss Distressed Oxide. The travel stamps were various stamps from Tim Holtz’s kits that were stamped in black Versafine Onxy Black ink. The sentiment was from a Craftin’ Dessert Diva’s set embossed with Vintage White. I figure, this would work well for a boy’s graduation card later this spring.
Good morning crafters! The good people over at the Color Throwdown challenge(ctd626) have a color combination of plum, cream and black this week. I’ve been wanting to use Tim Holtz’s Funny Farm. I “Tokidokized” the farm animals to match the backgrounds. The background paper is from Tokidoki. I have some digital backgounds from Tokidoki that I printed on cream paper for my first card. The second card is Tokidoki origami paper. I then used hearts from Lawn Fawn to add some color to the animals and the bow is from Lawn Fawn’s Charge Me Up.
I hope everyone is well. If not, here’s a little kitty who has come to visit your front door. The good people over at CASonFriday have a “FEEL BETTER” challenge this week. I figured there would be many cards for people, but what about our furry friends? They need love too, so off the craft room I went. I have these AI stamps for cats and dogs for “feel better soon” cards. I stamped the kitty in Ink on 3 ink and then masked him with 3M post it tape. I then added the digital background from my printer. I colored this cute kitty with Black Widow and Prismacolor pencils. I had to color the kitty as a Siamese as the eyes are a bit crossed-eyed and I know many Siamese cats are crossed eyed. The sentiment is from the AI stamp set as well. I used Hero Arts Pale Tomato for the sentiment.
Oh what I wouldn’t give to be in DisneyWorld right now eating one of their scrumptious cupcakes! For those familiar with DisneyWorld food, you understand. My inspiration today was Disney aided and abetted by the current Double D Challenge. They have this unicorn cupcake that made me think of magic, which in my mind then goes straight to Disney. I had no Disney cupcake stamps, so off to Etsy I went looking for a digital option. Simple Copic coloring and some jell pen embellishments finished my cupcakes. The background is Distressed Oxide Ink in vintage photo with Memento Rich Cocoa for the stamps. My sentiment is from a Craftin’ Desert Divas set.
Time for a little Kawaii. This little girl is having a fabulous time floating in the clouds with her balloon friends. Kawaii style is very simple coloring and a simple background. The stamp is from a set I found at Michaels and is colored with copic markers. The clouds are from a Hero Arts set that were stamped with Ink on 3 Disappearing ink and colored with white ink from Winsor Newton.