Aloha Beaches

Cheers and Aloha! I just love this little penguin from MFT. I am playing along with two challenges: The Paper Players and MFTSketch. A little inking with Distressed Oxide Tumbled glass, Blueprint Sketch and Spiced Marmalade produced my ocean background. BB Penguins in Paradise added the stamped images and BB Polynesian Paradise contributed the sentiment. The penguin’s lei is made from clay embellishments. Copic colors used: C1,C7,C9,100, E55, E57, E59, YG63, YG61, YG10, YR08,YR04, Y13. Some white accents with a white gel pen finished my card.

“May there always be warmth in your hale, fish in your net and aloha in your heart,” Hawaiian Blessing.

Oops, I Missed Your B-day?

I’m sharing a little whimsy this morning, Whimsy Stamp’s Super Dogs. He is stamped in VersaFine Clair Medieval Blue and then embossed in clear embossing powder. A little copic coloring brings him to life. The sentiment was made using Cricut. The puppy’s background was made using Ranger White embossing powder and Lawn Fawn’s Meow You Doin’ with an added touch of Distressed Oxide Chipped Sapphire on the edges.

Here’s my recipe for the Color Throwdown Challenge

  • Aqua: Cardstock, Copic colors BG10,BG23
  • Navy: Versafine Clair Medieval Blue, Distressed Oxide Chipped Sapphire, Cardstock, Copic B39
  • Light Grey: Copic C0,C1,C3

Life Happens, Crafting Helps”

Mistletoe Friends

Welcome back crafters! This card is inspired by the ABC Christmas challenge. This little girl is wearing mistletoe while walking through the snow with her friends. The digital image is from Whimsy stamps and printed on tan artist paper. White charcoal and Prismacolor pencils were used for the majority of this card. Some pastel pencils in white, grey and blue provided the snow. Pan pastels in blue and purple created the sky. Some white gel pen for some simple snowflakes added the final touch. Cheers!

Pegasus and Fairy

Happy Saturday afternoon, crafters! Pegasus and his little fairy friend are playing in the clouds today to provide a full and fancy card. I love the way mixed media turns out; the layers are just so much fun. Thank you inkybliss for the inspiration. The background is a combination of Kitsch Flamingo Oxide Spray, Kitsch Flamingo Ink spray and Shaded Lilac Ink Spray. The cloud the fairy is sitting on is from Hero Arts and stamped in VersaClair Purple Delight. The fairy and Pegasus are stamped in Versamark Onyx Black Ink. The sun rays are Tim Holtz’s stencil using Worn Lipstick. The stars are a stencil from Kindred stamps used with Milled Lavendar. Some pink, purple and white pastels were used to aid with the blending. Spectrum Noir clear glitter was used on the fairy wings. White and pink gel pens added some detail to the black images. Posca pens in purple and pink added some fine background details. Some final accents were added with a Zig glue pen Distressed Oxide Clear Rock Glitter.

“Horses lend us the wings we lack.”

Inspired by an Artist

Inspired by an Artist. How much fun is this challenge?! Oh dearie me… many artists to choose from. But, one stands out…. George Rodrigue and his Blue Dog, Tiffany. What better dog to use than one from Tim Holtz. The dog is stamped in Ink on 3 disappearing ink and colored in copic markers (B24, B26,B29,Y13,N100,C7); he is then die cut and mounted on the background with foam tape. The background was stamped with a Hero Arts cloud stamp using Worn Lipstick and Versamark ink to allow clear embossing. Then a little bit of Tumbled Glass ink over the clouds. The bottom third is Broken China along with Blueprint Sketch. A little yellow gel pen halo around the bottom half of Tiffany to add some detail. And a frame in pink embossed with paw prints.

Here’s the original.

“There is nothing truer in this world than the love of a dog.”.

Thankful Heart

Having a thankful sort of day today, crafters. I saw the current Color throwdown challenge and here is my creation. I truly love the way mixed media pieces look; I love the layered goodness of them. The thankful background is acrylic paints in fuchsia and turquoise from my stash; the turquoise is a sponged gel plate transfer. Tim Holtz adds the worded background through his tissue paper and stamps. The plaid is a black and white washi tape. The white hearts and sentiment are Cricut access files.

“A Thankful Heart opens our eyes to a multitude of Blessing that continually surround us.”

Boo To You

Happy Back to Work Tuesday, crafters! The Lawnfawnatics have the most fun challenge, currently: Favorite Destination. Of Course, DISNEYWORLD!!! But, to be more specific, the Boo To You Parade at the Not So Scary Halloween Party in Magic Kingdom at Disneyworld.👻 The base to this card is the Magic Iris. The circle of the Iris is done like the introductory sign/banner to the parade. The headless horseman is a combination of stamps from: Hay There, Bicycle Built for You and Spooktacular. Maleficent is from Critters Ever After. The background trees are from the Leafy Tree Backdrop. My nod to the Hitchhicking Ghosts are provided by the Scalloped Treat Box Haunted House Add-On. The add on gave the card the bats and Zachy Binx (he is hiding behind the lever to the Iris on the right). The background is cut with Lawnfawn dies. Clearly, the background has inkygoodness from Distressed Ink Wilted Violet, Tumbled Glass and Black Soot.

“Kids these day just don’t get scared like they use to.” Mike Wazowski]