Sunday, March 29, 2020

Awesome Bookmark

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE- Spring Has Sprung
A Blog Named Hero March Challenge!
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Time Out Challenge #158



I have been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. Have you had a chance to play along? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 29th day of participating in the challenge.

For this bookmark, I started out by cutting some watercolor paper. Then I stamped on  it and heat embossed the images. The reason for the heat embossing is because it is easier to keep the colors in place. Because the heat embossed image acts as a well to hold the water coloring in place.

Stamps: Hero Arts Absolutely Awesome, Four Dolls
Paper: Arteza Expert Watercolor Pad
Ink: VersaMark Watermark
Accessories: BMuse Very Fine Detail Embossing Powder Aspen Autumn, Memory Depot Black embossing powder, Arteza Real Brush Pens Amethyst Purple, Orchid Purple

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Stay Healthy!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sweet Hello

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp Company Challenge #135 – Cute Critters – Join in the Fun!
Cardz4Galz Challenge# 118 Cute Animals

Have you been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 27th day of participating in the challenge.

For this card, I used a variety of alcohol markers. To prep for the 30 Day Challenge, I swatched out a lot of my coloring mediums. Still need to swatch some more. I enjoy coloring with my alcohol markers because they blend nicely and are quick to use. For the sentiment, I stamped that out and then ran it through my paper trimmer. As for the ends, I fussy cut those out. And I realized that it looked like too much white for me. So I doodled around the sentiment.

Stamps: YNS Woodland Cuties
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: QuicKutz Nesting Circles, Spectrum Noir Triblend Brown Grey, Earth Brown, Shin Han R140 Light Orange, BR96 Mahogany

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Stay Healthy!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Sending Smiles

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp Company Challenge #135 – Cute Critters – Join in the Fun!
Cardz4Galz Challenge# 118 Cute Animals
Simon Says: Anything Goes

I have been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. Have you had a chance to play along? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 27th day of participating in the challenge.

For this card, I used colored pencils. As I don't have a lot of varying black shades of alcohol markers. To begin, I stamped the skunk on both a cardstock piece and Post-It. The Post-It then was fussy cut and became a mask for the ink blending I did in the background of this circle. I colored the little skunk in colored pencil and then went back over it with baby oil to blend out the color.

Stamps: YNS Woodland Cuties
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Mint
Accessories: QuicKutz Nesting Circles, Amazon makeup brush, Prismacolor Premier 90% Warm Grey, 70% Warm Grey. Blush Pink, Deco Peach, 10% French Grey

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Stay Healthy!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Hey There Cutie

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp Company Challenge #135 – Cute Critters – Join in the Fun!
Cardz4Galz Challenge# 118 Cute Animals
Simon Says: Anything Goes

Have you been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 28th day of participating in the challenge.

For the little fox, I used colored pencils. I must admit that I had to color him twice. You see my regular technique is to color the whole image and then go back to do blending. But, that didn't work out so good the first time. So instead, I had to color each segment and then blend before going on to the next color. When the little fox was done, I brought out my alcohol marker to color in the shadow. As for the sentiment. Once I placed in onto the card next to the fox.  I thought it needed something more so I brought out my Sharpie pen and doodled.

Stamps: YNS Woodland Cuties
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: QuicKutz Nesting Circles, Prismacolor Premier Terra Cotta, Henna, 90% Warm Grey, 70% Warm Grey. Blush Pink, Deco Peach, 10% French Grey, Spectrum Noir Triblend Brown Grey

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Stay Healthy!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

HB2U

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash #416 - Happy Birthday!!! - paper from my scrap pile and retired die cut
Your Next Stamp Company Challenge #135 – Cute Critters – Join in the Fun!
Cardz4Galz Challenge# 118 Cute Animals
Simon Says: Anything Goes

Have you had a chance to play along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 27th day of participating in the challenge.

For today's card, I started out by stamping the image. When that was done, I then die cut a circle so the cute raccoon had a space. Then I grabbed my alcohol markers. I'm so grateful that I swatched out my various alcohol markers. That way I was able to use the colors that I thought looked best. For the colors I chose I googled what a raccoon looks like. When the coloring was done I stamped the image again onto Post-It. That way I was able to create and then fussy cut a mask. I did this so I could ink up the remaining empty space of the die cut. Before putting the card together. I looked through my scrap pile and found this green designer paper. I glued that onto the card base and then glued everything else on top of that.

Stamps: YNS Woodland Cuties
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Mint
Accessories: QuicKutz Nesting Circles, Amazon Makeup Brush, Spectrum Noir Triblend Brown Grey, Earth Brown, Shin Han BR96 Mahogany, WG4 Warm Grey

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Stay Healthy!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Some Bunny Loves You

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE- Spring Has Sprung
Spectrum Noir Creative Community
Your Next Stamp Company Challenge #135 – Cute Critters – Join in the Fun!
Just Add Ink #498...Add "E" - Easter card
Time Out Challenge #158 - Easter egg
Aud Sentiments Challenge #247 Spring/Easter Sentiment
Cardz4Galz Challenge# 118 Cute Animals
STAMPlorations March Stencil Challenge
Simon Says: Anything Goes







Image may contain: flower, possible text that says 'SpeCTRUM noir MONTHLY CHALLENGE March 2020 Spring is in the Air WIN $30 £30 WORTH OF SPECTRUM NOIR PRODUCTS'

I have been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. Have you had a chance to play along? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 28th day of participating in the challenge.

Last year for Easter, my husband's sister and her family came to visit. In their area of Utah, when the world is normal, the kids have Spring Break the week of Easter. (She's the youngest girl, but my husband is the youngest of all 6. Which is why I want to call her my youngest Sister-in-law. But because of my husband's number in the family, it doesn't work.) While her family was here we visited the Johnson National Historical Park. It's an interesting park because they show you what life was like in Texas. With a live reenactment including the animals on the ranch. When we were there last year, we got to see how they did Easter eggs in the olden days. Which meant that the colors came from either boiling plants or pantry items. My Easter eggs are more along those lines as opposed to being done with fun patterns.

For today's card, I used quite a lot of homemade stencils. If you've visited before, you will recognize the clouds and grass stencil. The new homemade stencil today is the egg, which I colored in Easter colors. I started the card out by stamping the bunny on both the cardstock and a Post-It. The Post-It bunny was then fussy cut and became a mask. That way I was able to use the stencils. The coloring of the bunny was done with alcohol markers. When the coloring and stenciling were done. I then took out some die cut clouds, one was used to stamp the sentiment onto. The other 2 were cut into sections and the remaining part of the clouds were placed on the opposite ends of the card.

Stamps: YNS Woodland Cuties, CTMH Bunny Love
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Pixie, Lilac, Carolina, Sweet Leaf
Accessories: Amazon makeup brush, Spectrum Noir Triblend Tan, Gold Brown, Citrus Green, Shin Han R140 Light Orange, Copic E33 Sand, E31 Brick Beige, Joy Crafts Clouds, homemade stencil (Amuse Studio Egg Die, MFT Grassy Edges, SU! Rainbow Builder Framelits)

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Stay Healthy!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

You're Brr-Fect

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Paper Smooches March 15-28 ANIMALS Challenge
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #363 - Sketch
Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything Goes Challenge



I have been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. Have you had a chance to play along? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 24th day of participating in the challenge.

For the coloring of this seal, I used my alcohol markers. I must say it is much easier and quicker to use alcohol markers than it is to use colored pencils.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Chilly Chums
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Shin Han Mahogany BR96, Spectrum Noir Triblend Earth Brown, Coral, Brown Grey

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Stay Healthy!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

You Are So Cool

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Paper Smooches March 15-28 ANIMALS Challenge
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #363 - Sketch
613 Avenue Create Challenge #231 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Colored Pencils



Have you been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 24th day of participating in the challenge.

For this card, I used my colored pencils to color in the little fox. When I was done coloring her in I blended the color out with a Fantastix tool and baby oil. For the shadow, I used my alcohol marker. I also stamped along the edges of the card.


Stamps: Paper Smooches Chilly Chums
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Glacier
Accessories: Prismacolor Premier Burnt Ochre, Blush Pink, Terra Cotta, Henna, Deco Pink, 10% Warm Grey, Spectrum Noir Triblend Brown Grey

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Stay Healthy!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Let's Chill

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Paper Smooches March 15-28 ANIMALS Challenge
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #363 - Sketch
613 Avenue Create Challenge #231 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Colored Pencils



I have had so much fun playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. Have you been playing along? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 24th day of participating in the challenge.

For this card, I used my colored pencils to color in the walrus. When I was done coloring him in I blended the color out with Fantastix tool and baby oil. For the shadow, I used my alcohol marker. I also stamped along the edges of the card.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Chilly Chums
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Glacier
Accessories: Prismacolor Premier 10% Warm Grey, 20% Warm Grey, 30% Warm Grey, 30% French Grey, Spectrum Noir Triblend Ice Blue


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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Stay Healthy!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.


Let's Go Chill Out

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Paper Smooches March 15-28 ANIMALS Challenge
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #363 - Sketch
Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything Goes Challenge



Have you been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 24th day of participating in the challenge.

This card made coloring very easy. Aside from the stamping, I used my alcohol markers to add some extra color.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Chilly Chums
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Spectrum Noir Triblend Ice Blue, Coral, Citrus


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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

A Few Bucks

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Paper Smooches March 15-28 ANIMALS Challenge
Stamplorations March Stencil Challenge
613 Avenue Create Challenge #231 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Colored Pencils



Have you been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? I have and have found it to be great motivation. This is my 25th day of participating in the challenge.

For this card, I started out by stamping the deer in the middle. I stamped him in twice, first onto the card base and then onto Post-It note. Then I fussy cut the Post-It note deer and was able to use him as a mask. I then stamped the two deer flanking the red nosed deer. And from there I was able to place a mask on those deer and stamp another deer to flank them. When that was done, I brought out my colored pencils. And when that was done, I put a large piece of Post-It note to cover up all the deer. That way I could create the cloud background, Then stencil I used is a homemade stencil. I made the stencil a while ago, by using a die cut and a projection sheet. If you feel inclined to scroll through my blog, you will see how often I use this particular stencil.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Santa Paws
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Glacier
Accessories: Prismacolor Premier Terra Cotta, Dark Umber, Burnt Ochre, Light Umber, Blush Pink, Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, 10% Warm Grey, 70% Warm Grey, 90% Warm Grey, homemade stencil

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Christmas Mouse Tradition

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Paper Smooches March 15-28 ANIMALS Challenge
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #363 - Sketch
613 Avenue Create Challenge #231 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Colored Pencils
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge # 68 - Anything Christmas Goes



I know it's a bit early to be thinking about Christmas. At least according to my husband it is.

But speaking of Christmas. Does your family have any special traditions that they do? In my husband's family, they have a Christmas Mouse. The tradition of the Christmas Mouse was started by my mother-in-law. It was a way to gather the family back together. After all the presents were open and the kids wanted to go play with their friends. What the Christmas Mouse does is he brings out videos and books that the family can read together. You never know what part of the house the mouse will show up in or what time he will come out. But it is a lot of fun. That's what I've heard anyway. I mean we do have a Christmas Mouse. But we don't have children so our mouse doesn't have a chance to do anything. Or have any excitement around him.

Have you been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 25th day of participating in the challenge.

For this card, I used my We R Stamp Press. The press comes with 1 acrylic plate to lay your stamps on. But you can buy an extra plate. Which is what I do, I use 2 plates. That way I can lay the stamps out. Then I stamped the plate that had the Santa hat. So I stamped that twice, the first time onto the card and the second onto Post-It notes to create a mask. I then fussy cut the Santa hat. When I was done, I put the mask over the hat and then I stamped the little mouse and her piece of cheese on top of that mask. After that I colored the mouse in with colored pencils. And then I used a Fantastic tool and baby oil to blend the colors. When that was done, I brought out my alcohol marker to draw in the mouse's shadow.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Santa Paws
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Premier Sunburst Yellow, Canary Yellow, Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, 10% Cool Grey, 20% French Grey, 30% French Grey, Deco Peach, Blush Pink, Spectrum Noir Triblend Brown Grey

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Fleas Navidad

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Paper Smooches March 15-28 ANIMALS Challenge
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #363 - Sketch
613 Avenue Create Challenge #231 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Colored Pencils
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge # 68 - Anything Christmas Goes



I have been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. Have you had a chance to play along? I have found it to be great motivation. This is my 25th day of participating in the challenge.

For this card, I used my We R Stamp Press. The press comes with 1 acrylic plate to lay your stamps on. But you can buy an extra plate. Which is what I do, I use 2 plates. That way I can lay the stamps out. Then I stamped the plate that had the Santa hat. So I stamped that twice, the first time onto the card and the second onto Post-It notes to create a mask. I then fussy cut the Santa hat. When I was done, I put the mask over the hat and then I stamped the puppy and his bone on top of that mask. After that I colored the puppy in with colored pencils. And then I used a Fantastix tool and baby oil to blend the colors. When that was done, I brought out my alcohol marker to draw in the puppy's shadow.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Santa Paws
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Premier 10% Warm Grey, Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Blush Pink, Chocolate, Sienna Brown, Peacock Blue, Mediterranean Blue, Spectrum Noir Triblend Brown Grey

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Good Tri

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Paper Smooches March 15-28 ANIMALS Challenge
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #363 - Sketch
613 Avenue Create Challenge #231 - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use Colored Pencils



Have you been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 23rd day of participating in the challenge.

For this card, I used my colored pencil and blended it out with baby oil on Fantastix. When that was done, I used the alcohol marker to create the shadow under the dinosaur's feet.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Cutasaurus
Paper: CTMH Kraft
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Prismacolor White, Peacock Blue, Aquamarine, Spectrum Noir Triblend Brown Grey, Fantastix, Baby Oil

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Cheer Up

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Paper Smooches March 15-28 ANIMALS Challenge
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #363 - Sketch
Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything Goes Challenge



Have you been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 23rd day of participating in the challenge.

For this dinosaur, I used alcohol markers to color him in. Including his stripey pattern. As for his teeth, I used colored pencils which were blended out using baby oil on Fantastix stick.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Cutasaurus
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Premier 30% French Grey, Spectrum Noir Dark Red, True Black, Brown Grey, Shin Han R11 Carmine, Fantastix, Baby Oil

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Cheer Up Grumpasaurus

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Paper Smooches March 15-28 ANIMALS Challenge
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #363 - Sketch
Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything Goes Challenge



I have been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. Have you had a chance to play along? I have found it to be great motivation. This is my 23rd day of participating in the challenge.

For this dinosaur, I used alcohol markers to color him in. Including his polka dot pattern. As for his teeth, I used colored pencils which were blended out using baby oil on Fantastix stick.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Cutasaurus
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Premier 30% French Grey, Spectrum Noir Triblend Lavender, Brown Grey, True Black, Copic BV04 Blue Berry, Fantastix, Baby Oil

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

You Are Awesome

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Paper Smooches March 15-28 ANIMALS Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything Goes Challenge

Have you been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 23rd day of participating in the challenge.

For this card, I started out by stamping. Then I colored the image in with some alcohol markers. Once that was done, I used my colored pencil over it. After all no one knows for sure what dinosaurs looked like. And he looks pretty cute with all the polka dots.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Cutasaurus
Paper: CTMH Kraft
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Spectrum Noir Triblend Jade Green, Brown Grey, Shin Han BG61 Peacock Green, Prismacolor Premier White, Fantastix

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Sparkle Days

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE - Spring Has Sprung
CAS Watercolour March 2020 Challenge - the sun and the rainbow used a watercolor technique
The Library Challenge 55 - How to Embroider Almost Anything - stitching on the cover inspired the stitched cloud embossing
My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 481
Festive Friday Challenge #FF0055 - used a rainbow, sequins, and glitter (heat embossing)



How to Embroider Almost Everything


For today's card I started out by embossing (with an embossing folder) some white cardstock. And then I cut the cardstock down the middle so I could fit in the rainbow. The rainbow was cut to 1/4" strips. I took each strip and ink smooshed them with corresponding rainbow colors. If you visit my YouTube channel you can learn another way to ink smoosh. I also ink smooshed the sun. As for the sentiment, that was stamped and heat embossed. Then I put the card together by using adhesive strips as the medium to piece the card together. When it came to decorating the front of the card I used a few die cut clouds and sequins.

Stamps: MFT Meant to Sparkle
Paper: Canson XL Watercolor Paper, CTMH Vellum, White Daisy
Ink: Versamark Dazzle Frost, Tim Holtz Distress ink Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Candied Apple
Accessories: CTMH Loose Sequins Silver, SU! Cloudy Day embossing folder, MFT Puffy Clouds, Paper Smooches Cute Clouds, B Muse Very Fine Detail Embossing Powder Midnite Turquoise, Memory Depot Aegean Silver Embossing Powder

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Smile

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE - Spring Has Sprung
New Impression Obsession Challenge - Pour One On!
CASology Week 364: TEA
STAMPlorations March Stencil Challenge




For today's card, I brought out some Spellbinders dies. One to die cut the teapot, cup and saucer. And two to create the stencil of the steam coming out of the teapot. I started out by laying the die cut pieces onto the card. And then I laid the stencil down and masked off the rest of the card base with Post-Its. I applied ink through the stencil using a makeup brush. When that was done, I then stamped the card using the Smile stamp set by Impression Obsession. And finally, I glued the teapot and teacup onto the card The cup was glued on with 3M foam tape.

Stamps: IO Smile
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Mink
Accessories: Spectrum Noir Triblend Brown Grey, Spellbinders Some Like It Hot, Amazon makeup brush

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Rainy Days

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE - Spring Has Sprung
HMFMC 312 # Anything Goes option Happy Birthday
Simon Says: Whatever The Weather
STAMPlorations March Stencil Challenge


Have you been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? I have and it's been great motivation. This is my 20th day of participating in the challenge.

I started out by stamping this cute little mouse. Then I masked it with Post-It note. And then I put the stencil on top. I applied ink through the stencil by using my Amazon makeup brush. When that was all done I brought out my colored pencils. And when that was done, I used baby oil to blend the color out.

Stamps: House Mouse Designs Umbrella Ride
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Mint
Accessories: Prismacolor Premier Cobalt Turquoise, Aquamarine, Ginger Root, Peach Beige, Blush Pink, Pink, Deco Pink, Deco Peach, 10% Warm Grey, 20% Warm Grey, 30% Warm Grey, 50% Warm Grey, Scrapbook.com Dashed Stencil, Amazon makeup brush, Fantastix, baby oil

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.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Doggy Birthday Party

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash #416 - Happy Birthday!!!
Stamplorations March Stencil Challenge
AAA Cards CAS Game #161 - Along The Edge + optional twist Dogs & Cats
LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 73 – BIRTHDAY!





This is my 19th day of participating in The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge. Have you been playing along? I have and it's been great motivation.

For this card I used my We R Stamp Press and Post-It notes. For my Stamp Press, I used 3 clear plates, 1 comes with the Press. And I have 2 of them. You can also buy the clear plates separately. The Post-It notes were turned into masks for all the stamps. You see, I needed the masks to help me create the scene. Also, I needed the masks so I was able to use the homemade stencils to create the grass and balloons on the card. I did stamp the sentiment onto the card while I was setting up the scene. But once the scene was done, I realized that the sentiment was very crooked. So that is why the stamped banner is there. Also, if you happen to have the die cut I used for the banner. I had to alter it a bit as the sentiment was much shorter then the banner and I needed to use it as cover up. Now as for the coloring, that is a mix of alcohol markers and colored pencils. the dog with the bone. Her ears were colored with pencil. The bone and the ball were also colored with pencil. I blended the colors together using baby oil. Baby oil is an easier medium for me to use as it doesn't dry too quickly, unlike denatured alcohol.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Peacock Before 'n Afters, Critters at the Dog Park, CTMH Sentiments by Melissa Esplin
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: VersaMark Dazzle Frost, CTMH Intense Black, Lemon, Pansy, Lagoon, Fern
Accessories: MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics, Ranger White embossing powder, Prismacolor Premier Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Deco Pink, Blush Pink, 10% Cool Grey, 20% Cool Grey, Copic E33 Sand, Shin Han WG4 & WG7 Warm Grey, Spectrum Noir Triblend Blue Turquoise, Brown Grey, Dark Red, Purple, Tan, Illustrator Brown Grey 6, homemade stencil (Echo Park Let's Party, MFT Grassy Edges), Amazon makeup brush


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Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.