Thursday, August 17, 2017

Scalloped Border

Our sponsor for August over at Twisted Thursday, is Your Next Stamp. This week's optional twist is Scalloped Border.
This image and sentiment comes from a set called Zero Calories.
The background paper was embossed with a Darice embossing folder on orange. The scalloped piece was blended with Oxide Distress Inks then a wet honeycomb stencil was placed over the top to make the design. The sentiment comes with the set and was stamped in blue over a small oval and sprayed with a sparkle spritz. A few gems were lined down the side for just a bit more bling.
Your Next Stamp

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Supersized Birthday Wishes

Our sponsor for August over at Twisted Thursday, is Your Next Stamp. This week's optional twist is Layers & Dimension.
This image and sentiment comes from a set called Happy Meal. The background was stamped with embossing ink and then Distress Oxide Inks were blended over the top of the soda bottles and layered over brown textured paper, then layered over the card base. The hamburger and fries were colored with Chameleon Color Tones pencils. The box and burger have some Wink of Stella, and both, as well as the sentiment, are popped with a layer of foam for added dimension. The inside says, Birthday Wishes
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Soda-lighted to Have You as a Friend

We have a new sponsor for August over at Twisted Thursday. Your Next Stamp. This week's optional twist is Faux Stitches.
This image and sentiment comes from a set called Happy Meal. The background papers were done with Ranger WaterColor paper that were sploshed with Oxide Distress inks. My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched dies were used to trim the papers. Stamping inside and out was done with Memento Inks. Four brads and some pop-up foam were added for dimension.
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Swish the Angelfish

This month, our sponsor for the Freebie Progressive Monthly Challenge over at The Outlawz is "me"! Some of you may know that I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher, so I designed an angelfish using some tangles. I also created one without tangles so that participants can skip the tangled parts or add their own. I hope you all enjoy Swish the Angelfish.
This one was colored with Copics and mounted on an Oxide Distress Ink background. Swish is full of tangles in this version.

It important for you to know that these images, while using some of the patterns of Zentangle are in actuality ZIA’s (Zentangle Inspired Art). The Zentangle® method is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to use structured patterns to create beautiful images. Find out more about this method from the founders of this meditative approach to art on their website. Zentangle.com

If you are interested in seeing what I do with Zentangle, I invite you to visit my other blog, Tangle Street.

Here is a simplified version of Swish with some organic tangles added as water foliage. (Colored pencils with Gamsol.)
And, finally, I wanted you to see what fun it is to use digital images by resizing and flipping so that Swish can go in both directions in this shaker card. (Watercolored fish with a texture paste through a stencil for the background.)
Thank you so much for visiting. I'm looking forward to seeing how "Swish" becomes part of other members of our group. I would love to read your comments!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tiger Blooms with Tombow Markers

This month Twisted Thursday is happy to have Erica, Fun Stampers Journey, from papercraftinwitherica. Erica sent us each a lovely image to work with, some embellishments, and some papers. This week, our optional challenge is an Anything Goes. Since we used the same image for the month of challenges, I changed the coloring medium each week. This week, I colored the stamp with Tombow Markers then stamped. Then, the edges were gone over with some Distress Inks. The image is called Tiger Blooms and I used some of the lovely papers that Erica sent. I added a few accent pearls and burlap ribbon that has pearls.
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tiger Blooms in Prismacolors

This month Twisted Thursday is happy to have Erica, Fun Stampers Journey, from papercraftinwitherica. Erica sent us each a lovely image to work with, some embellishments, and some papers. So, here is another card using the image and butterfly. This week, our optional challenge is to put a ribbon on it.  I used Prismacolor pencil this week. The embossing folder was swiped with Distress Inks. And, the ribbon, Diamond Satin, comes from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The image is called Tiger Blooms and the butterflies are Cork Flutter. The cork circles are from my stash.
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Smooches from a Prickly Pear in Watercolor

This months challenge from Three Amigos is actually Prickly Pear.  This started out as a Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) tile that I thought would fit this challenge perfectly. I tried to match the colors as closely as I could.
I actually drew the cactus myself since I didn't have any cactus stamps (yet, LOL). It is a prickly pear cactus, many of whom have lived in my various yards over the years here in the Phoenix area until I saw how quickly they multiplied!

The sentiment comes from Paper Smooches, Smooches.

Do take the time to pop over to see this new challenge group and join in the fun!

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Also shared with Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge

Trifold Shutter Card with Fun Stampers Journey

This month Twisted Thursday is happy to have Erica, Fun Stampers Journey, from papercraftinwitherica. Erica sent us each a lovely image to work with, some embellishments, and some papers. So, here is another card using the image and butterfly. This week, our optional challenge is card shape.  I created a trifold shutter card. The image is called Tiger Blooms and the butterflies are Cork Flutter.
I used watercolor pencils to color the image and added a few dew drops. The sentiment came with the set.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Garden Blooms on a Bendy Card

The July Challenge for Paper Smooches is Anything Goes! My favorite kind of challenge. I saw this Jen Evers do this bendy card and just had to give it another try. This card went to my granddaughter for her birthday.


The pretty flowers are from a Paper Smooches die cutting set called Garden Blooms, the oval dies are from Paper Smooches, and the sentiment is from a PS set called Wake Up. The gingham paper comes from My Favorite Things. 

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tiger Blooms

This month Twisted Thursday is happy to have Erica, Fun Stampers Journey, from papercraftinwitherica. Erica sent us each a lovely image to work with, some embellishments, and some papers. So, you will see a bit of it all this month. This week, our optional challenge is to do Inchies.  I used My Favorite Things Trivent die, alcohol inks on photo paper, and Copics in Y17, YR18, E97, and YG 05-17. The image is called Tiger Blooms and the butterflies are Cork Flutter.
http://papercraftinwitherica.com/

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Altered Double Display Card


We are so lucky to have one of Anne's beautifully drawn dogs as our image for July at The Outlawz Freebie Progressive Challenge. I saw a gorgeous altered double display card and just had to give it a try.

Closed
Top View
Close Up
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Cards 4 U


I added some Copic multiliner and colored pencils to the image. The heart paws is from Our Daily Bread, Dog Sympathy, and the paw print and sentiment are from Echo Park, Lucky Dog. The bones are of chipboard.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Water Lily

This week, the optional twist on Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz is an anything goes. Our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps and I used this April Freebie called Water Lily.
I used Tattered Time Mat Stack paper from DCWV, a Heartfelt Creations die, and the flowers are made from a Stampin' Up stamp and punch.

Copic Colors Used






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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bendy Card

Well, I watched a video from Jen Evers and just HAD to try a bendy card. I wish I knew how to video myself working because everyone would just have a chuckle at my expense watching my many attempts. I love fancy folds, but often find them challenging. Do look at the video. It really is clear I'm sure for most people!
Open Card


The smaller hot air balloons, clouds, and sentiment are from Stampin Up.
The smaller balloons were colored with Distress Inks. The larger was cut from patterned paper from my stash.

A Top View


This image came from Steampunk for Colorists by Hot Off the Press. I used my new Chameleon Color Tones Pencils. I love them!

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Also shared with:
Crafty Catz
Crafty Sentiments Designs (sentiment inside)
Creative Knockouts
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge

Thursday, June 22, 2017

On the Beach

This week, the optional twist on Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz is Fun in the Sun. Our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps and I used this little cutie, Lexi's Beach Ball, playing on the beach.
I made the sea with glitter and the sand with some actual sand mixed with glitter that I died with alcohol inks. The sky was created with Oxide Distress Inks.
Copic colors used






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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Stampendous Butterfly with Chameleon Pencils

I just got my new Chameleon Color Tones Pencils. I LOVE them. The colors are so nice and creamy and blend together beautifully. I grabbed the large butterfly from Stampendous and heat embossed it with Ranger silver embossing powder and then colored.
I popped it up over a piece of embossed and blended with Oxide Inks paper, added some Paper Smooches Silhouette flowers (double die cut to make shadows, a ribbon, and some fancy gems. Finally, I added a layer of Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.

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Shared with:
Crafty Catz
Crafting With Friends
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge
Create and Inspire Challenge

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Star of Bethlehem

This week, the optional twist on Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz is Christmas. Our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps who has this sweet little shepherd stamp, Star of Bethlehem.
Copic Colors Used

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Happy Birthday from a Primrose Sprite

I have seen these cuties before and finally have one of my own. This is Primrose Sprite from Aurora Wings. I am entering her in the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog as a birthday celebration card.
As soon as I saw this sweet sprite, I knew I wanted to color her with Prismacolor pencils. The background was colored with Distress Inks. The die cut is Sunflower Array from Tonic Studios and covered with Silk Microfine Glitter in Light Gold from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The flowers, iamroses.com, were colored with Copics with an air brush. And, the sentiment comes from Stampendous, Fresh Blossoms.

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Also shared with:
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge 
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 
Creative Fingers Challenge
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
Jo's Scrap Shack

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Crabby Crab Birthday

This week, the optional twist on Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz is Masculine. Our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps and I just love this crabby crab called "Crabby Cranston"!
Inside

I made up the sentiments, and the oval layers, Memory Box, are popped up on some of the layers.




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Monday, June 5, 2017

When Pigs Fly

The Bloobel Progressive Challenge on Facebook for June had several images to choose from. I selected Fairy Pig.
I made my own sentiment with Word.  I trimmed the Oxide Distress Inks background with a Paper Smooches die, added a ribbon and some enamel dots. The little flying pig was popped up as was the sentiment. I added a second wing for dimension.
Copic Colors Used

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