February 26, 2016

KennyK Color me Jeanette

Hi I have recently started coloring more with my Copic markers,
so when I saw this image on the Kenny Club on Facebook I
wanted to color her up.  Not sure what I will do with this card
by I am sure I will figure something out.

I created the background strip using Color Burst powders
and spraying them with Glimmer Mist.
In the picture it looks a bit muddied but it
is very shimmery bright in person.

I cut her out using one of my Gina Marie dies I recently got.
I also created this card following the sketch this week at 

Also each month there is a KennyK coloring challenge on the 
CraftingCircle message board. 

Thanks for stopping by today and hope everyone has
a great weekend.

February 23, 2016

A Perfect Day

Here is a fun card I made and hope this all makes
you more hopeful that Spring is right around the corner.

This is the first time I made a card like this, it is called a Pop Up Corner card and I followed the tutorial from Lovin Stamps.

It is also the first time I used my eBrush from Craftwell.  I used
it with my Copic markers to air brush the background.  I stamped the
Cuddly Buddly image then covered her with masking fluid then did my
airbrushing.  After I airbrushed it I removed the masking fluid and then
colored her with my Copics.
Here is it opened up

I will also be posting this on the 
Crafting Desert Divas blog where the challenge is
to use something to do with Nature.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peak.

February 20, 2016

Sea-Horsin' Around

Hello, hope everyone is having a wonderful crafty weekend.
I am so excited to share this card with you today.

A while back on Pinterest I saw a card that had "water drops"on it
and it looks so real and amazing.  Well I dug into it and found out it
was actually a rubber stamp that made them.  I never would have thought
that was what it was.  So I looked into it and found these terrific stamps
I ordered the complete set of all the water drop styles.

I couldn't wait to try it out.
So I used Distress inks, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and a little Mowed Lawn on water color paper and made my own background.  

I Googled seahorse and found this image.   I colored her up with watercolor paints, hand cut it out then covered it with Crystal Lacquer.
I stamped my water-drop stamp onto the background paper with 
Memento Black Ink and then went to work with my paint brush 
and wet inside each "bubble" then dabbed up the excess water with a paper
towel and it lifts some of the color off and waa-laa this is what you get.
Went back and added some slight white highlights with my Zig white chalk pen.
I mounted the background on a couple layers using the colors in the "water",  
 cut some seaweed using my Cricut Explore then pop dotted the seahorse on top.
I had the perfect sentiment to go with it too.  It is a stamp by Pink by Design
set called Crikey.  I bought it many years ago so I am not sure if it is still available.
I will be entering this in a challenge over at Design by Ryn Customer Creation Challenge.

Thanks so stopping by, I hope you enjoy my card and am inspired by it. 

February 18, 2016

Inspirational Cross

Hello I made this card for my son that has had a little rough
patch lately.  He lives in his RV in Wyoming and the water pipes  burst
and his RV got frozen to the ground.
Well this happened around Christmas and he still is waiting
for the repairs to get done.
I bought him a cross to hang on the wall in his RV so
I thought I should make a card to go with it.
I found the cross image from Googling intricate cross and then
imported it into Design Space and cut it with my Explore.
The Explore is amazing with it's ability to cut things like this.

Here is what was left on the mat after I picked it up.
Unfortunately I could not get it all off at once.

Thanks for stopping to take a peak, have a great day.

An Old Man birthday

Hello again.  This is a fun cards however
if you are easily offended you may not want to read this.

I have had this digital image for years but can't remember whose it is, sorry. 
I colored him up using my Copic markers and used some papers from a Karen Foster paper pack.

I was trying to think up a sentiment and drew a blank so MsWipz
over at the CraftingCircle message board came up with this one for me.
Tee he he he he.

I hope you can read it.  I set it all up in Cricut Design Space and had
my Explore write it then cut it out.  
And that's it LOL

Thanks for visiting today.

February 16, 2016

A couple Valentine cards

Hello, I wanted to share a couple Valentine cards with you.  I know it has passed
but did not get a chance to post them before.

The first one is a Cricut cut/write file.  I love the way it did all the doodling
and cut out each layer to line up.  It also cut a matching envelope.

It's it wonderful.

The second one I have to share is a heart shaped card
I created in Design Space and cut with my Explore.

I imported the Bugaboo elephant image into DS and then
had the Explore print it and cut the heart shape around it.  I then colored it using my Copics.   I also had the Explore write then sentiment on the heart before cutting it out.  
I pierced holes all around the edge of the heart and then connected the holes
using the same pen I wrote the sentiment with.  This something I recently saw on Sandy Allnock's blog, it gives it a stitched look.   You can see it here in this VIDEO
And here is the inside also written with the Explore.

I am also entering this in the February Valentine challenge over at
Pink and Main Challenge blog
Thanks for stopping to take a peak.    Hope to sneak in a couple more blog posts over the next week.

February 9, 2016

Pretty Butterfly

Hi, I have a pretty  card to share with you today.
I saw this on Pinterest and just had to try it.
I just happen to have the Stampin Up butterfly she used
but it can be done with any dies.

I just love how striking this looks. 
The butterfly is still attached to the base in the center.
You have to put your die on the paper then just line up the cutting plates on your Big Shot or Cuttlebug to just before the center or body of the butterfly.  Then holding the die in place on your paper line up the cutting plates over the other side or other wing still leaving the body outside of the plates and run it through again.  You should end up with a butterfly with it wings cut out and the body still attached to the paper.
I went ahead and cut out another butterfly out of holographic paper just so I could have that pretty paper on top.  I used my corner punch then tucked my paper underneath.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you like my card.