Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Just Chilling ...

Good afternoon. Just hoping in to share a card I created for the Make it Crafty CAS Challenge - Background Techniques. I'm cutting it close for the challenge, but had a lot of FUN creating my background for today's card.

I printed two (2) copies of this awesome image called Scott Sitting. I colored one image with my trusty Copic Markers, and fussy cut him out. The second image was used to create the background for today's card. I used a ruler and a pencil to draw in the lines for my floor and wall. Once done I went over the lines with a 0.35 Black Copic Multi-Liner, as shown in the picture below.

Once I finished creating the background I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to add my color. Post-it notes were used to cover the area I didn't want to ink, and then I commenced with applying the Walnut Stain to the floor with a dauber. For the walls I reversed the post-it notes, and used Kleenex to dab the walls with Antique Linen & Tea Dye. I really love how the wall turned out.

Next up was to create the floor board since I didn't like how the finished background looked. I layered 1/8" white cardstock on top of  1/4" piece, and then added the floor board to my design. Once done, I added Scott Sitting to the scene with a combination of 3D foam square (thin & standard size) and tape. The final touch was to add black rhinestones to the shirt for the buttons.

I really enjoyed creating the background for this cool guy. My son was the inspiration for the colors that were used for the image, and it will be his birthday card this year.

Challenges entered ...
Until next time ... Enjoy!

Products not listed above ...
 - Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth & Papertry Ink White cardstock, Want2Scrap Bling

Monday, May 25, 2015

Just a Note ...

Good evening. I hope everyone had a safe Memorial weekend. Me, after finishing household chores I did some crafting for FUN. I pulled out my new stamp from Great Impression to create today's card.

This beautiful stamp is called Potted Flowers Rubber Stamp (H267). This is such a beautiful stamp and can be used for many occasions. I went with a note card to add to my final shipment for Operations Write Home. I stamped two (2) copies of the image, colored with my Copic Markers, and fussy cut the front pot on the extra copy which I layered for some dimension. Once done, I added the sentiment and applied distress ink for the grass and sky surrounding the pot of flowers.

Challenges entered ...

I appreciate you stopping by today.
Until next time ... Enjoy!

Products not listed above ...
 - Papertry Ink White cardstock, MFT More Essential Sentiments, Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holz Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky & Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, 3D Foam Squares

Monday, May 18, 2015

Chef Charlotte ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Art by Miran Blog today. Our "Theme" for the month of May is to add "Twine/Fiber" to your project.

This lovely is called Chef Charlotte! I flipped her prior to printing, colored her with my Copic Markers, and then used my Nestabilities Oval Dies to cut her out. My design is inspired by the last Freshly Made Sketch #186.

I used the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder for the background, added some Bubblegum Pink Ribbon, layered on my base card with 3D foam squares, and added my image.

Copics: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21 (skin); YR12, YR14, E15, E18, E09 & Y21 (hair)
BG90, BG93 & 0 (apron/jacket/hat); Y23, Y26, & Y28 (bowl/mixer)
RV21, RV23, RV25 (frosting/bow)

We would love for you to become a follower of the Art by Miran Blog, along with visiting our shop to see all of the wonderful images Art by Miran has to offer. If you have time we would also love for you to join our FB Fan Group & Challenge Page, where you can chat with Mi Ran and the rest of the Design Team Members. Don't forget to check out our Art by Miran Challenge Blog also ... LOTS of FUN happening here!!

Challenges entered ...
 - Happy Little Stampers Challenge #2 ~ CAS 

I appreciate you stopping by today.
Until next time ... Enjoy!

Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White, Bazzill 

Modern Wedding ...

Good Morning and Happy Monday! Today I have the pleasure of being a Guest Designer for the newest Challenge over at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog.

The theme can be interpreted any way you wish, colors, images, etc. I went with a Modern design for the Wedding card I designed using the beautiful Wedding Couple.

I was honored when Mitzi asked me to be a Guest Designer for the current challenge. When I found out the theme ~ Dream Wedding ~ I knew I would be printing up the beautiful Wedding Couple image. I really love this image!!!

Copic Markers are the medium used for coloring, and I used a Clear Wink of Stella Brush for the wedding dress and veil.

Copics: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21 (skin); 0.35 Black Multi-Liner (beard)
W3, W5, W7, W9, 110 (grooms hair and tux); C00, C01 (shirt)
R24, R29 & R39 (tie/boutonniere) 
E50 & E51 (wedding dress/flowers); G03, G05 (greenery)

The last time I used the Wedding Couple my card was featured on the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog.

Make sure you pop on over to the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team created to inspire you, and hopefully you'll decided to play along.

Challenges I'd like to enter ...
 - Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #36 ~ Wedding/Anniversaries 
 - Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge #54

 - Kit and Clouder May Challenge ~ Inspiration Photo

- Sister Act Card Challenge #106 ~ Anything Goes

I appreciate your stopping by today, and enjoy reading your lovely comments! Hope you have an amazing week.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White, Paper Studio Heavy Weight Black
 - Other: MFT Pcd Rectangle STAX, Papertry Ink linen & Canvas Impression Plate, YNS Black Gumdrops

Friday, May 15, 2015

Love Bugs ...

Good morning and Happy Friday! I've been dog/cat sitting for my son this week while he's on vacation with his family. It's a joy to have my grand-dog visit, but I'm looking forward to dropping him off at home tonight and having my craft-time back.  

Enough about me ... I have an awesome Sale that starts today to tell you about over at Sami Stamps.

What's so Special about the Sale you ask? Well the Design Team got to choose stamps to work with, and each of those stamps will be 1/2-off for a limited time. That's not all! All other images are also on Sale. Super cool right!

I chose to work with two (2) stamps under the Valetines Day and Love Collection for the Sale. Both of the images are so CUTE, so here goes ...

First up is Love Bug 1 ...

Now here is Love Bug 3 ...

Both images were colored with my Copic Markers, with distress ink applied to the background. The sentiment I chose from my stash fits perfectly for both images.

Make sure you hop on over to Sami Stamps Blog to see what stamps the other Designers created with, and come play along with out Challenge #25 AND then hop on over to store to grab some of these lovely images for yourself!

Challenges I'd like to enter ...
 - Addicted to Stamps Challenge #144 - CAS 
 - Southern Girls Challenge #110 ~ Animal Crackers

I appreciate your stopping by today, and your lovely comments! Hope you have an amazing weekend.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, AMS Onyx, MFT Wild Cheery
 - Other: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black, Love Letter & London Fog, MFT CS-64 Wavy Greetings

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Arms Full of Love Memories ...

Good morning. Sami Stamps is Sponsoring this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketches #299, and since I absolutely love to work with sketches I decided to play along. 

This lovely image is called Arms Full of Love and can be found under the Baby and Parents Section at the Sami Store. I created a Mother's Day card for my daughter-in-law who is celebrating her 1st year as a mom to my adorable grandson. The bookmark I made last week for the Release/Challenge #25 will be accompanying the card. Now to finalize a personal note for the inside.

I didn't put "Happy Mother's Day" on the front of the card, because I found the "Memories" metal sign in my stash from a swap. The sentiment perfectly fits with holding your child, and experiencing motherhood for the first time. 

Copic Markers are the medium used for coloring the image with distress inks applied around the image.

How about a look at the Sketch I got to work with ... 

Make sure you hop on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches to see what the other Designers created with the Sketch. Don't forget to hop on over to grab some of the lovely images available at Sami Stamps Shop ~ Sami Stamps Etsy Store.
Until next time ... Enjoy!

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White, Bazzill, AMS Toffee
 - Other: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky & Faded Jeans Distress Ink, MFT Pcd Rectable STAX & In and Out Diag Stchd Rec STAX, AMS Vanilla Twill Ribbon