Saturday, January 21, 2017

Windows to the World from Art Impressions

Hello AI Fans!! 

My card today features M4581 Greatest Gift Window,  one of the many fabulous stamps from the Windows To The World line at Art Impressions. These are just as gorgeous on the front of a card as they are peeking through a window die! 

This was stamped onto Cryogen White paper and colored with Copic markers which are listed below. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today and hope you have some time to get crafty!

Colors used: YG61, YG63, G21, G24, B000. RV52. RV55. Y32, BG72, BG75, BG32, BG34, E21, E23. E33, E35, T1. T2

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Art Impressions Watercoloring

Hello AI Fans!!

Happy weekend!! Hope you're having a fun Saturday. :)  My card today features #3545 WC Series 7 Set 2.  I am really enjoying playing with these water color sets! This cute little kittie is having a wonderful nap in the flower garden. I want to go join him! :)  

markers used: 45 Sepia, 101 Tropical, 14 Turquoise, 17 Steel Blue, 15 Olive Green, 86 African Violet, 20 Magenta

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit and hope you have some time this weekend to get crafty!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Art Impressions 1st challenge of 2017! #199 Card Resolutions

Hello AI Fans!!

Happy New Year!! It's the 1st challenge of 2017 over at Art Impressions, and the new challenge is Card Resolutions! We're challenging you to try a new technique! I've always wanted to try the chalkboard technique, so this was my chance to give it a go. I think it turned out ok for a first try. I used M4120 Birthday Whoot. I simply stamped the image and sentiment with Versamark ink onto black cardstock, then used white embossing powder with a heat gun. Super quick and fun, and I think it looks pretty cool too.

Please be sure and pop over to the Art Impressions blog to check out all the fabulous techniques by the Design Team, and I hope you join us in the challenge for a chance to win an amazing prize from Art Impressions! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today, and hope you have some time to get crafty!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Christmas Birdhouse from Art Impressions

Hello AI Fans!!

Welcome to 2017!!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that the new year is being very good to you!! I've got one last Christmas card to show you, and if you've been checking out Bonnie's Watercolor Wednesday posts, it should look very familiar to you! I did a complete copy of what Bonnie showed in THIS VIDEO, and as soon as I saw it, I knew I was going to have to try it!  I LOVE that Bonnie is so willing to share her amazing talents to teach us how to make such gorgeous works of heart! So please do not ever be scared to try something she is showing. Go ahead and give it a shot and I can pretty much assure you're going to have a lot of fun doing it!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit, and I'm really looking forward to what 2017 has to offer!! Enjoy the weekend and hope you have some time to get crafty!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

O come let us adore him using Art Impressions

Hello AI Fans

My opinion - This is ONE of my favorite Christmas Stamp Sets AI has ever done.  I absolutely love it!  Today I'm featuring the new Nativity Mini Tryfold Set.  I had a lot of fun teaching this card at our local Scrapbook Paradise store in Reno. I will admit that layering them up like this takes a lot of cutting, but with the dies being included in the set, it makes it a lot easier.

First thing I did was make a negative of the die cut. On a smaller scrap of paper, put the die in the center and run it through your machine.  You can throw the part that was die cut away, and keep the outside of the paper with the die cut hole in the middle. TIP - keep that negative with your stamp set so you can use it over and over in the future.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper and die cut it. From there, I lined it up with the mat, and penciled around the inside of die cut.  I then used the negative of the die cut to line it up with my pencil marks, held it down with washi tape, popped the die into the negative space and ran each piece through my die cut machine. Voila - perfectly layered die cuts!  

I used some masking fluid and the small tip of my water brush handle to make the falling snow. (will do until I can get a Molotow Grafx Masking Marker).  Once the masking fluid is dry, you just paint your background over the top of the masking fluid. When your image is completely dry, rub off the masking fluid and you have the illusion of a snowy sky! 

I honestly LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp set!!! I am making a number of these to send out as Christmas cards. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful weekend! Crafty hugs!!

colors used: Sepia, Ochre, dark brown, African Violet, Brownish Gray, Brilliant Yellow, Black, Rosewood, Pink

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Art Impressions Shake a Little Challenge week two!!

Hello AI Fans!!

Hope you're having an awesome week! It's the 2nd week of the Shake a Little Challenge over at Art Impressions! We are showing you more brand new Mini Shakers! My card today features the fun #4797 Mooove It Mini Shaker! If you can't tell, the cow's rear end in front is a separate stamp with die and is popped up on a wobble! LOL! The images are stamped onto Cryogen White paper and colored with Copics. 

Please be sure and pop over to Art Impressions blog to check out all the amazing creations by the design team! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you joining in on the challenge!!