Monday, July 12, 2021

Lies Beneath

 Howdy y'all!

This is my last post as guest designer for the Clever Dexter blog this month! If y'all would like to keep in touch with my crafting projects please visit my blog Creative Time With M.E.

This month's challenge Sponsor is Stampers Delights! And the challenge is ...


Remember we want to see your interpretation of this challenge!

Directions to create this card!
  1. I started this card by printing it on both cardstock and masking paper
  2. Then I colored the image 
  3. Next I used Stampendous! Golden Sand Embossing Powder on the card
  4. After that I used the White Paint Pen on the mermaid tail
  5. Following that I cut out the mask
  6. Then I placed the mask over the image
  7. And to complete this piece I brought out the inks and brushed them onto the card
A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

I Want More

Howdy!

Mary Ellen Driggs here from Creative Time With M.E.!

It my honor to be a guest designer for Clever Dexter this month!

Don't forget this month's challenge Sponsor is Stampers Delights! And the challenge is ...


There is still loads of time to work on the challenge!




Directions to create this card!
  1. I started this card by printing it on both cardstock and masking paper
  2. Then I used my fussy cutting scissors on the masking paper
  3. Next, I applied the masks to the card front. 
  4. After that I doodled out where I wanted the background.
  5. I achieved the look by using Post-Its as masks/stencils
  6. Then I brought out Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Oxide
  7. The ocean and the sand are done in Distress ink
  8. As for the coral reef that is done with Distress Oxide
  9. The rays of light were done after I blended the colors of blue ink to create the look of the ocean
  10. To create the rays of light. I started out with a stencil
  11. Once the stencil was in place.
  12. I brought out the white ink and applied it over the top of the stencil
  13. After that I removed the masks from the images and started to color
  14. The fish is done with colored pencil and the mermaid is done with alcohol markers.
  15. I then preceded to take a Distress Crayon and draw a few under water plants. 
  16. And to complete this piece, I used a pen to draw the white lines on my mermaid
A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Friday, July 2, 2021

You made me INK!

Howdy y'all!

It's me once again! For those of y'all who don't know who I am! My name is Mary Ellen Driggs and my blog is Creative Time With M.E.

I am so excited to be a guest designer for the Clever Dexter blog this month!

This month's challenge Sponsor is Stampers Delights! And the challenge is ...


Y'all still have a ton of time to work on the challenge!



Directions to create this card!
  1. I started out by doing some ink smooshing onto watercolor paper!
  2. Then I went downstairs to pickup the print jobs!
  3. I then brought out my fussy cutting scissors and started cutting the squid!
  4. Next I brought out some Distress Oxide ink and Distress Crayons.
  5. I started this leg of my journey taking some Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar and applying it to the squids legs. 
  6. Then I brought out Distress Oxide in Kitsch Flamingo and using a makeup brush I applied the color.
  7. Next I brought out Distress Crayons in See dless Preserves and applied it using a paint brush. 
  8. I then finished up with the fussy cutting
  9. Next I put foam tape behind the squid.
  10. Then I took a conversation bubble die and cut out the sentiment
  11. Added foam tape to the back. 
  12. And to finish the card off I took tear tape and attached it to my legs.
A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Mermaids make me Smile

Howdy y'all! 

Mary Ellen here from Creative Time With ME! Today I will be sharing with y'all how I created this fun slimline mermaid watercolor shaker card using The Robin's Nest Dew Drops!



Materials
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  1. Bring out the surface you paint on. I use a small wooden cutting board.
  2. Next bring out your watercolor paper
  3. Then you can take your spray bottle and spritz onto the watercolor paper
  4. Pick up your paintbrush and do a wash of colors in ombré order from lightest to darkest
  5. Take your Heat It Craft Tool to dry your watercolor paper
  6. You will then bring out your MISTI, Mermaid Tail stamp and MFT Extreme Black Ink Pad
  7. Ink up your stamp and stamp image
  8. Bring out your Sizzix Sidekick
  9. Now you can bring the Mermaid Tail die and place over the image on watercolor paper
  10. Place some Post-Its or washi tape down to secure your die over the image
  11. When that is done you can run the Mermaid Tail die through the Sizzix Sidekick
  12. You will use the die on both the watercolor paper and acetate sheet
  13. Once that is done you will bring out your Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue
  14. Glue the watercolor paper to the acetate sheet
  15. It's now time to bring out the Foam Tape
  16. You will want to double up on the Foam Tape so that you have enough room for the shaker bits
  17. Any excess doubled up on the Foam Tape you will place under the mermaid tail
  18. Now you will bring out some patterned paper that resembles the ocean
  19. Fussy cut the patterned paper
  20. Place doubled up foam tape behind the patterned paper. Enough so you can tuck part of the mermaid tale under the paper
  21. Now you can put The Robin's Nest Dew Drops inside the shaker element
  22. Next begin to remove the backing from the doubled up foam tape enough so you can place the mermaid tail down
  23. After placing the mermaid tail in the middle of the card front. Remove the remaining backing from the doubled up foam tape
  24. Then place the water/scale patterned paper a little on top of the mermaid tail. Enough to cover the section of the stamped image to hide the bottom of the mermaid tail body
  25. Die cut a sentiment out of black cardstock
  26. Place glue on the back of the sentiment and attach to the water/scale patterned paper
  27. Your card is now complete! And ready to give to a recipient.
Later today on the Robin's Nest blog you will find a video tutorial of this process.

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.
Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Jewelry making fun!

Howdy y'all! 

Mary Ellen from Creative Time With ME is here! I have a fun jewelry making tutorial to share with y'all!


Materials
  1. Start out with your Ring Base Blank
  2. Cut Scrapbook Adhesives 12 by 12 Adhesive Sheets into the shape of your ring base
  3. Peel the backing from your cut Scrapbook Adhesives 12 by 12 Adhesive Sheets and attach it to the ring base
  4. Now peel the front backing from your cut Scrapbook Adhesives 12 by 12 Adhesive Sheet
  5. Take your Ribbon and twist it 
  6. While you are twisting the Ribbon attach it to the front of your ring.  
  7. Do this by placing it onto the exposed Scrapbook Adhesives 12 by 12 Adhesive Sheet
  8. Continue to twist the ribbon around the top of your Ring Base Blank
  9. Once the top of your ring is covered bring out the Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue 
  10. You will use the Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue  to attach any remaining twisted Ribbon onto your ring
  11. When this part is done your ring will appear to be a twisted ribbon rosette
  12. Bring out The Robin's Nest Mardi Gras Dew Drops  to place in the center of your rosette
  13. Use the Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue  to attach The Robin's Nest Mardi Gras Dew Drops
  14. The ring is now complete so let's party!
On the Robin's Nest blog you will find a video tutorial of this process.

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.
Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.