Welcome to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch! I was having super fun playing with my gelli plate and some new acrylic paints I picked up. The pinky reddish background was a result of the gelli plate and stencils. I truly love working with this technique.
Once they were dry, I used embossing paste and glitter and a pumpkin patch stencil. I colored the pumpkins with my spectrum noir markers and added a few embellishments.
I hope you'll consider designing a card for the challenge this week! Thank you for stopping by!
I am just loving playing with my Gelli Plate. It has been my go-to in the craft room lately. I'm not sure if I like making a mess or the end results better!
This is the first Technique Tuesday video since my relocation to Georgia. I'm still trying to figure out the lighting, sound, etc - so this was the first attempt.
I hope you enjoy this video! If you love the Gelli Plate as much as I do, there are also more economical printing plates available on Amazon. They are new to the market and people are seeing good results. Enjoy!
This stamp was too cute not to buy!!! Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch! Thank you so much for joining us this week.
This was a simple design because I really didn't want to take anything away from the sentiment. I snuck this card into Sean's work bag while he was traveling for a few days. I sure hope it brought a smile to his face when he saw it!
I hope you'll consider designing a card this week!
I'm having so much fun in my studio lately! I committed to the Daily Marker's 30 Day Coloring Challenge and each week I focused on a different designer. This was one of the flower sets I colored from Penny Black. I used Spectrum Noir Markers for the flowers and Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens for the leaves. Each of the flowers was fussy cut and adhered to the oval background which was raised with pop dots. I hope you'll join use this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch #171!
Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! This week I'm playing with another Penny Black stamp, my spectrum noir markers, and spectrum noir glitter pens. I just absolutely love this stamp. Penny Black has a super fun Italian series of stamps and I just love them all! I hope you'll join us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #169.
This first five days were a bit scattered but I had to start with the Heartfelt Creations orchid stamp and die set. I just fell in love with it.
Here are the first couple of creations. I laid it all out on the craft table and made a plan...The next seven days will focus on Penny Black Stamps, so stay tuned. Then maybe some Newton's Nook... Winnie and Walter... and whatever comes up!
I am finally able to set time aside to play in my craft room... and I'm making it a priority to return to my normal busy creating self! Also, I finally can work without my left index finger all bandaged up!
My division start-up goes live on May 2nd and there are just a few remaining items to tackle over the next week. Then I hope it all runs on auto-pilot!
Please join us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #157. The minute I saw this cute sketch, I swore it was a camera! The cheese stamps are from Lawn Fawn.
Hi All! I'm back! I failed to cut my finger off when I was making baked brie and sliced my finger pretty badly, but we're healing and were able to design a card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #153!
I embossed the 'congratulations' from Lawn Fawn and used mint wash tape as well as the silver designed washi tape. For the silver lines, I used 1/4" double sided sticky tape and laid foil over it and burnished it. I just love the look and love playing with foil!
I'm not going to lie... gingham was a tough challenge for me! It took quite a bit of time to find gingham paper and then decide what to do with it! I wanted to do a simple card with a plain background and finally decided to make some flowers! I used the Heartfelt Creations Sunflower die and added a brad to the middle. I stamped a few stems and leaves and used a pop up dot to secure the flowers. The birthday sentiment is from Close to My Heart! I hope you come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week! It has been a great four weeks as their guest designer - I'm looking forward to see what the next guest designer comes up with!
I just love this Penny Black 'Fe'line' Die. It is very versatile and I've done a number of cards with it.
I used spectrum noir markers to color in the kittens and then used some distress inks to create the background. I did die cut the kittens on white paper that was stuck to double sided tape - so essentially, the die became a sticker. The paper is a pebble background and the stamp is from Ellen Hutson 'Amazing Women.'
I decided instead of cutting paper, to create a retiform background and instead of ink, I decided to play with my Pan Pastels. If you have never played with this type of medium, here is a video I have previously posted.
Then I stamped a few sea shells and colored the shells with colored pencils and added some clear wink of Stella.
Welcome back to another 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge! This is my second week of being a guest designer. This week is all about the BLING! I used a hero arts stamp that I embossed in silver and added a bunch of gems sporadically on the stems. The sentiment is from the Ellen Hutson 'Amazing Women' stamp set which I have just fallen in love with. The 4x5.5" panel was matted on a blue sparkle paper. It's so hard to capture the bling! I hope you come and join us this week for the challenge!
I am so honored to have been selected to be a guest designer for 4 Crafty Chicks for the month of February! The theme for this week is 'Love'!
I used Peerless watercolors to create the background. Then I used the Winne & Walter 'Love' die. The die cut is used on another card which I have shown below! Always save your scraps!!!
The watercolor panel was die cut from a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die.
I embossed an 'I love you' sentiment and added a few punched hearts.
Thank you for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
Now, don't forget to get the die cut! I used it to make one of these cards below. You can, too! Here is the video link on how both cards were made. I always try to make a few cards when I'm crafting, so that I always have a few on reserve if I need to send one out or a friend wants one!