Wine Time, Witches

Happy Sunday, friends! Is it wine time yet? Well…. it is somewhere!

This little witch from Rabbit Hole Designs reminds me of the opening cartoon credits for the 1960s show Bewitched. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ this show! When Louise Tate gives Samantha a drink to calm her down before telling Darin she’s pregnant makes me laugh. Oh, how the times have changed. Her supplies and how to follow.

Supplies:

  • Papers: Arches cold press watercolor paper, White Nina Solar White 100lb, blue and purple cardstock from the stash
  • Inks: Distress Oxide Ink in Wilted Violet, Villanous Potion, Kitsch Flamingo, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo
  • Ink Sprays: Prize Ribbon, Tumbled Glass
  • Distress Mica Spray: Snow Flurries
  • Distress Oxide Crackle Texture Paste Matte
  • Stamp sets: Rabbit Hole Designs Cocktail Witch, Lawn Fawn Village Heros
  • Stencil: Rabbit Hole Designs TRH-011S
  • Embellishments: white gel pen, black Copic liner 0.5mm black, clear jewel
  • Inks: Memento Black, Hero Arts Unicorn White, Archival Ink in Faded Jeans
  • Distress Oxide Glaze
  • Metallic Lustre in White Frost

Directions:

Cut the watercolor cardstock to 5.25 x 4.0. Stamp the image in Memento black ink. Apply the texture paste through the stencil. While the paste dries, use a water brush and the Distress Oxide inks to color the witch. Once the witch dries, apply the glaze to the areas you do NOT want any background ink to cover. Get out your splat box ☺, mist the paper with water, and spray using the ink and mica sprays until you are happy. Allow drying time. Stamp the clouds with Faded Jeans and the village with Unicorn White. Apply the metallic luster to the edges. Using the Copic liner, redraw the lines as needed for crisp outlines. Embellish with a white gel pen and a jewel for her necklace. Layer up your frames, and you got this!

Happy Crafty August!

Challenges entered: SSS Wednesday Challenge, Alphabet Card Challenge (I love Halloween & Classic TV), Shop Your Stash Challenge, Tic Tac Toe Challenge (snentiment=wish, free=one layer, watercolor-yes)

You Got This

Happy Sunday, Funday, artists and crafters!

“If I could turn back time, If I could find a way….” I would make my days COOLER! Perhaps, Jupiter could lend a hand?! Well, until then … I bring cool colors to my corner of the world. Enjoy what remains of your weekend! Cheers!!

Supplies:

  • Papers: Black Black cardstock by Fabriano, Arteza watercolor paper, Coral cardstock by Parklane
  • Inks: Distress Oxide Ink in Abandoned Coral, Saltwater Taffy; Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Ink Sprays: Villanous Potion, Saltwater Taffy, Abandoned Coral, Tumbled Glass.
  • Acrylic paint: Distress paint in Saltwater Taffy, Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord; Clear Gesso
  • Clear Rock Candy Glitter
  • Stamp sets: Tim Holtz’s Tiny Text
  • Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz’s Pocket Watches
  • Cricut Cut for “You Got This”

Directions:

Cut the Black Black card stock down to 3.75 x 5.55. Lightly mist and emboss. Using a makeup sponge, lightly dry paint the background with Dusty Concord. Once dry, use a brayer and lightly apply the Saltwater Taffy and Tumbled Glass. Allow drying time again, use the brayer and clear gesso lightly to random parts of the cardstock; sprinkle glitter while wet and tap off the excess. Spritz a mat with the ink sprays and take up the colors with watercolor paper. Dry. Using a sponge applicator, ink the watercolor paper with Abandoned Coral and Saltwater Taffy. Cut the paper to create a frame. Use the leftovers to cut out a sentiment and a sentiment strip. Ink the strip with TH’s tiny text and black ink. Layer it up and glue it down. Enjoy!!!

I hope your week gets off to a good start!

Challenges entered: Can You Handle the Pressure?, SSS Wednesday Challenge, Shop Your Stash Challenge (Glitter),

Home for the Holidays

Happy Sunday, crafty friends! It’s Christmas in July this morning. My siamese cat is snuggled in her favorite chair for her afternoon siesta. She will wake shortly for prowling to ensure no creatures are stirring. Her miniature friend has brought her a small gift but is careful to let her nap. I am sure she will be thrilled when she awakes.

Supplies:

  • Papers: Red card stock from the stash, 110 lb Nina Solar White
  • Inks: Distress Oxide Ink in Aged Mahogany, Memento Onxy Black Ink, Versamark Embossing Ink
  • Embossing Powder: Ranger White
  • Stamp sets: Hero Arts November 2019
  • Stencil: City Buildings by TCW
  • Copic markers: RV69,E07,YG 61, YG63, YG67,Y38,Y35,E31,E34,E29

Happy Sunday to all, and to all, Happy Crafting!

Challenges entered: SSS Wednesday Challenge, Crazy Critter Challenge, ABC Christmas Challenge (New: my stencil was bought yesterday, Old:2019 stamp set), Alphabet Challenge, Double Trouble Challenge

Sweet Wishes

Happy Weekend, crafty friends! I have gone from Ghostface’s macabre to some sweet butterfly wishes. I was playing with combining Saltwater Taffy and Salvaged Patina… and this pick-me-up card is the result. Hope you enjoy!!

Supplies:

  • Papers:Β Arteza Watercolor Paper, Peach Card Stock, White Fun Foam, Nina Solar White 110lb cardstock
  • Inks: Distress Oxide & Distress Ink Stamp pads (Salvaged Patina, Saltwater Taffy, Abandoned Coral), Versamark Embossing Ink
  • Embossing Folders: Impresslit Butterfly, Tim Holt’s 3-D Embossing Swirls
  • Embossing Glaze: Salvaged Patina, Saltwater Taffy
  • Embossing Powder: silver from stash
  • Stamp sets: Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text
  • Distress Collage Medium
  • Metallic Lustre Silver Spark
  • Glossy Accents
  • Acrylic paints: white gesso, Distress oxide paint (Salvaged Patina, Saltwater Taffy)
  • Glitter: Distress Clear Rock Candy, Art Glitter Mint Chiffon
  • Thread from my stash

Directions:

Cut the watercolor card stock down to 5.0x 3.75. Ink the inside of the 3D embossing folder with Salvaged Patina. Lightly mist your watercolor paper and run through the machine. Allow drying. Rub the metallic lustre randomly over the paper to give it more depth. Then rub (or pain) collage medium randomly and dust the medium with clear rock candy. For the “sentiment” background, ink up the Tiny Text stamps with Versamark ink and sprinkle with a mixture of Salvaged Patina glaze and silver embossing powder. Cut a white piece of cardstock to 5.5×4.25. Stitch the sentiment background and white paper with turquoise thread and your sewing machine. Cut the two peach frames from cardstock and ink the edges with Oxide in Saltwater Taffy and Abandoned Coral. Cut out your butterfly from the same peach paper. Using glossy accents, give the butterfly a raised body. Now paint your butterfly until you are happy with the result. Using collage medium, pain the butterfly’s body and sprinkle with Art Glitter. Choose a sentiment and emboss it with a mixture of Saltwater Taffy glaze and silver embossing powder. Glue your layers together; I used fun foam to back the 3D embossed layer.

Stay cool, and enjoy your Sunday!

Challenges entered: SSS Wednesday Challenge, Can You Handle the Pressure?, Critter Crazy Challenge,

Friday Flowers

TGIF friends! I have been following Craft Roulette on YouTube for a few months; it’s live on Friday evenings when I have some downtime – YEAH! I love that it makes me think outside the box I put myself in. My current box has been galaxy/Star Wars related. Nothing that I could use for this week’s challenge. However, the inspiration for this card comes from another Youtube channel: The Paper Outpost. I was mesmerized by such a simple drawing technique and was waiting for the opportunity to give it a try. So, the flowers on this card are hand-drawn. WHAT? yep! I can color, layout, and design, but hand draw??? not so much!!! But, I successfully made it happen. Thank you, Pam! Not only did I hand draw but I made a single-layer card. Oh my!! What a Friday!!

Supplies:

  • Papers: Arteza Watercolor Paper, Purple Card Stock, White Fun Foam
  • Inks: Distress Spray Stain (Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint) Distress Oxide Spray (Tumbled Glass, Speckled Egg, Old Paper), Distress Oxide Stamp pads (Dried Marigold, Bundled Sage, Wilted Violet, Uncharted Mariner, Forest Moss)
  • EK Success ink pen
  • Distress Powder: Black Soot
  • Distress Micro Glaze
  • Archival Ink: Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Peeled Paint, Speckled Egg
  • Versamark Embossing Ink
  • Stampers Anonymous Stamps: Ledger Script, Faded Type, Simple Sayings, Mini Media Marks

Directions:

Cut the watercolor card stock down to 5.5x 4.25. Draw your flowers using EK Success Ink Pen. Using cotton balls, ink your flowers using Wilted Violet, Dried Marigold, and Bundled Sage. Once dry, cover your flowers and leaves with micro glaze and get out your splat box. using the spray inks and oxides, spray and dry in layers until you are happy with the result. Allow drying or dry with a heat tool. Then, using the Archival ink, script stamps, and mini-media stamps, stamp as desired. Place your sentiment and use the embossing ink and Distress Powder to make it stand out. Finally, use Uncharted Mariner and Forest Moss to ink the sides. Pop it up on fun foam and mount it on your card stock. Honestly, this was fast and fun to make. I hope you enjoy it!

Have a fantastic weekend!!

Challenges entered: Shop Our Stash Challenge, The Four Seasons Challenge, Crafting Happiness Challenge

“Strap in….”

“….. you’re not gonna want to miss the view!”

Welcome back, friends! Any idea where my quote is from?? Just having some galactic fun!

Staying with the theme of my new blog background this month, I’m off to create another galaxy-inspired card. Watercolor you say? Umm…..NO! I like watercolor and πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– the Youtube watercolor artists. But that is not my jam. However, the inspiration for this card does come from watercolor art. Instead of watercolor, I used a host of Distress Inks, along with a little masking. Stay cool!

Supplies:

  • Papers: Arteza Watercolor Paper, Shimmer Blue Card Stock
  • Inks: Distress Spray Stain (Candied Apple, Black Soot, Uncharted Mariner, Prize Ribbon, Picket Fence) Distress Oxide Stamp pads (Black Soot)
  • Stencils: Moon masl
  • Sizzix dies: Rupert – colorize
  • Masking fluid: Winsor & Newton
  • Tim Holtz Deckle Trimmer

Directions:

Cut the watercolor card stock down to 5.75 x 4.5. Tape your watercolor paper onto a board using low-tack tape. For your planet or moon, use the smallest moon mask and trace the outline; mask your planet using masking fluid. Once the fluid is dry, use a combination of inks and water on your paper applying in layers until you are happy with your sky. Allow drying. Remove your masking fluid and paint your planet/moon. I used a combination of Uncharted Mariner with Prize Ribbon to obtain the color I wanted. I then used the second moon mask to create some dimension for my planet. It was then embellished and smudged with more layers until happy. I added a little spaceship for fun that I drew and cut with my Cricut. I tried the watercolor paper down to 5.25 x 4.0 and mounted it on the shimmer blue card stock.

Enjoy! Stay creative!!

Challenges entered: SSS Monday Challenge, The Fairy and Unicorn Challenge, The Cupcake Inspiration Challenge

Scream!

Beware, crafters! It’s a bit disturbed down here in the South! Ghostface welcomes you to this eerie creation! He would like to know, “What’s your favorite scary movie?” You can’t answer??? Run, don’t look back!!!

I am still inspired by the SSS “Inspired by a movie” challenge. This is my very first time using Rupert! Doesn’t he make a fabulous Ghostface???? Ahhhhh… not a horror fan? me too!!! But this is what happens when you want a Halloween card and DD16a and DD16b’s help. LOL! DD16a is responsible for Ghostface’s knife and DD16b is responsible for Ghostface’s mask. I thank them so much!!! So, for the unintimidated that made it this far, here are the supplies and directions!

Supplies:

  • Papers: Arteza Watercolor Paper, Black Black 110lb cardstock, 110lb Nina Solar White cardstock, Black card stock, Red card stock
  • Inks: Distress Spray Stain (Candied Apple, Black Soot) Distress Oxide Stamp pads (Candied Apple Red); Archival Ink Distress Colors (Hickory Smoke, Barn Door, Black Soot)
  • StampersAnonymous sets: Tiny Text Halloween, Sketch Manor, Pumpkinhead
  • Sizzix dies: Rupert – colorize
  • Embellishments: red sealing wax
  • Tim Holtz Deckle Trimmer
  • Watercolor paint: Kuretake Gamsi Tambi Starry Colors
  • 1929 Underwood typewriter: Sentiment

Directions:

Cut the watercolor card stock down to 5.0β€³ to 7β€³. Using the sprays, add color to your watercolor paper until you are happy. Allow to dry or dry with a heating tool. Cut black, black-black, and black metallic (appears silver in the photo) from the Rupert die sel. On the background stamp the Halloween Tiny Text using Candied Apple distress oxide ink and then Barn Door Archival Ink offset by “a little” to the background. Allow to dry. Stamp the house, clouds, and moon in Archival Hickory Smoke to the background. Make the knife and mask out of Nina’s solar white cardstock. Apply silver watercolor paint to the knife and cut a small sliver of brown cardstock to function as the handle. Glue them together. Add “blood” using red sealing wax to the knife and the sides of the card. Glue the knife to Rupert’s hands. Trim the black cardstock with Tim Holtz’s Deckle trimmer. Glue everything together. Mat with apply to a red card blank.

Challenges entered: SSS Monday Challenge, Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge, Crazy Critter Challenge (Rupert is technically a dragon… I like to think of him in his Halloween Costume ☺), The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge

The Dark Side

Hello friends! Its July! May the 4th be with you! Are you excited about a long weekend? Have any time set aside for making? I know, I do!

It’s a new month. So, of course, there is a new challenge over at the Colorful Options Challenge! I think you will like this one: RED, WHITE, BLUE. As always, if you don’t like these colors, a rainbow of colors is always welcome. My contribution this month for the rainbow option can be found in my post-Rainbow Friends.

I did use all three colors of the month; but, the emphasis is clearly on red and blue. Remember, you can use neutrals with your entry, mine is clearly black. Have fun, and be creative! This set was inspired by Kindred Stamps. I love Star Wars and couldn’t wait to start a set of cards with a villains theme! So, here they are!!

I love making inky backgrounds. This one was fast and easy! I generally use watercolor paper for inky backgrounds. My go-to paper is Arteza 140lb watercolor paper. Once it is cut to size, I spritzed it with a resist spray for background stars. Then I sprayed with Candied Apple Red, Prize Ribbon Distress Spray, and water until I was happy with the result. Once dry, I sponged Black Soot Distress Oxide onto the edges and randomly throughout as desired. A finished the background with a splattering of white gauche.

Vader is stamped with Memento black and ink and colored with simple Copic Coloring (100,C3,C5,C7,C9,R29).

The lovely ladies over atΒ the Colorful Options Challenge are generously giving away a FABULOUS set of Tim Holtz’s Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink and Distress Spray Stain. All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this month’s challenge options, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join an unlimited amount of times so you could have many chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

Rainbow Friends

Hello again! It is the beginning of a new month on the Colorful Options Challenge. Thank you for playing along with us last month in the purple challenge. We hope you will join us again this month too.

This month’s colors of the month are: red, white and blue. Play along with one of the colors or any combination of them you choose. My contribution for the color of the month can be found in my “The Dark Side” post. This is my rainbow-inspired contribution this month. Here is the list of supplies.

Supplies:

  • Papers: Arteza Watercolor Paper,Black Black 110lb cardstock, 110lb Nina Solar White cardstock
  • Inks: Distress Spray Stain (Candied Apple, Prize Ribbon, Squeezed Lemonaid)Distress Oxide Stamp pads (Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Milled Lavender,Bundled Sage), Distress Spray Stain (Villanous Potion, Black Soot)
  • StampersAnonymous sets: Runway, Tiny Text, Funny Farm
  • Distress Oxide Crayons: Mowed Lawn, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Crackling Campfire, Prize Ribbon, Cracked Pistachio Wilted Violet
  • Inks: Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Versamark Emboss Ink Pad
  • Embossing Powder: Ranger White
  • Alphabet dies from stash

I’m working on a video for these… I hope to have it up soon and will add the link once it is complete. Until then, here is how I made the three backgrounds.

Backgrounds:

Card on the left: Was completed with the Distress Oxide Stamp pads and a blending foam. After blended, spray with water and allow inks to blend to be more seamless and allow to dry or dry with a heating tool.

Center card: Was completed with the Distress Spray Stains and water. Spray and allow inks to blend to create the desired result. Mine was done with many layers of spraying and drying to get the result I wanted.

Card on the right: Was completed with Distress Oxide Crayons. I scribbled the crayons on my glass mat. With the use of water, I “finger-painted” the colors onto the watercolor paper. Need a fun and easy craft for the kids this summer? Try this background. I paired it with a Funny Farm set at both the background and stamp look more child-created.

The lovely ladies over atΒ the Colorful Options Challenge are generously giving away a FABULOUS set of Tim Holtz’s Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink and Distress Spray Stain. All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this month’s challenge options, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join an unlimited amount of times so you could have many chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

Berry Goodness

Happy July, crafters! As you know, I love to crochet and craft. My berry cheesecake serves as a color of the month contribution for July’s Colorful Options challenge. This dessert was crafted with a “craft-your-stash” amount of supplies. The patterns used for this came from Crochet Cafe: Recipes for Amigurumi Crochet Patterns by Lauren Espy.

The techniques you should be able to do for this pattern include magic circle, single crochet, the ability to increase and decrease, and the ability to change colors.

Materials:

  • Worsted weight/4-ply yarn: cream, golden brown, blue, red, green
  • Size F/3.75mm crochet hook
  • Fiberfill
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker

The lovely ladies over at the Colorful Options Challenge are generously giving away a FABULOUS set of Tim Holtz’s Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink and Distress Spray Stain. All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this month’s challenge options, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join an unlimited amount of times so you could have many chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!