Wednesday, December 13, 2017

If you give a crafter a cookie! Challenge #84


Merry Christmas!  I am in love with this Honey Doo stamp!  I embossed it with silver powder and then colored in with spectrum noir markers.  The die is from Lawn Fawn.  Stop back for more information... I don't have access to my supply library right now.

Thank you for joining us for the last challenge of 2017 and for our host Fabrika Fantasy!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Creative Knockouts Challenge #223 - Get Well Soon


Many thanks to Fabrika Fantasy for sponsoring our challenge this week!  Life was pretty crazy and I'll admit, I forgot about the 'Winter Wonderland' theme!  I believe when I originally planned this out, I was thinking of adding a Santa Hat to this little guy!  :)  Not an epic fail.... but a big miss!

I had Walgreen print this picture for me and then used my brother scan'n'cut to cut around the image.  I cut out the apples individually and popped them up on the wood grain embossed background which was made using glossy paper and distress inks.

Happy Crafting!  Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week!


Crafty SuppliesCrafty Places to Buy them

3 Birds Glitter Gum Drops (Unavailable)

Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder

Distress Oxide Inks

Fabrika Hedgehog Digital Artwork

Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon Border Die

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #241


You make the world a better place!

I definitely thought outside of the box with this sketch!  I saw a video on coloring tissue paper and decided to give it a whirl.  Of course, this was followed by playing with shaving cream and Ken Oliver's Colorbursts!


The background is tissue paper colored with distress inks and a hint of platinum liquid metals from Ken Oliver.  I then ran my Versamark ink over the crinkled tissue paper and added silver embossing powder.  The background is just so neat!

The planets are cut from paper that was die cut with shaving cream and colorbursts using a Simon Says Stamp die set.  The sentiment is also from Simon Says Stamp.

This was a ton of fun to make!  Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week!

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, November 30, 2017

2 Crafty Critter Crazies December Challenge - Sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter

Merry Christmas!!!!  I can hardly believe it's December.  Where did 2017 go?  I'm not sure .... but I do know that this Penguin had fun peeking through each of these windows!


I printed this little guy out many times and then cut him to fit in each one of these stitched window frames.  I embossed the cardstock with a snowflake embossing folder and finished it off with the Fa La La La die sentiment from Lawn Fawn.

On the inside I used a larger image and added liquid appliqué to the bottom.  When you heat emboss liquid appliqué it poofs up and looks like snow!  Probably the closest snow I'll see in Georgia!

Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks #379 Anything Goes... so shaving cream it is!

It is my last week guest designing for 4 Crafty Chicks and I couldn't be more excited to share this design!  I recently saw someone marbleizing paper with shaving cream... so, I had to try it and it sure was fun! (and slightly messy!)

I used two different coloring techniques with the shaving cream.  The first was to use colorburst powders.  They provided a cool finish that reminded me of peacock feathers and then it all fell into place!  I embossed the peacock feather with gold embossing powder and die cut it out.


The second layer was made using shaving cream and liquid metals.  The marbleizing was incredible! I die cut a stitched rectangle out of the background and matted it on various colored papers.
The sentiment is from Concord & 9th embossing in gold on to clear vellum.

If you give a crafter a cookie - Challenge #83

I do love me some macaroons!!!!!


Welcome to 'If you Give a Crafter a Cookie' challenge #83 sponsored by Scibbles Designs and Fred She Said.

I selected this cute kitten and an ornament image from Fred She Said... I still have thoughts about coloring in the ornament to match the cookie - but as of right now, I didn't do that.  :)

To start, I printed the image on my laser jet printer and a second image on masking paper.  I fussy cut out the masking paper and covered the original image on my cardstock.  I then used distress inks to create a background for our little kitten.  This is such a great technique and I was grateful to Kelly for sharing it on her youtube video.

I used the Sunny Studio evergreen fir branch in several Stampin' Up inks on the top of the card.  I colored the kitten and ornament in with Spectrum Noir Markers and Sparkle Markers.  I finished the card with a sentiment from Pretty Posh Pink.

Thank you for stopping by.... and I hope you have a cookie today!



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Aud Sentiments Challenge #194 - Christmas + A Sentiment

It's my first time designing with Aud Sentiments!  I'm so very excited to join this team and to be working with Bugaboo Stamps for this last challenge of 2017!

The background is a wow factor.  I just bumped into marbleizing paper with shaving cream and this was one of my first creations mixing it with Ken Oliver's Colorbursts.  

This little guy is colored in with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers with a little liquid appliqué.  The sentiment is from Stamps of Life.

Thank you for joining this week for challenge #194!  See you in 2018 with more designs and more fun!

Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!