Friday, April 29, 2016

Birthday Lion


     Last weeks Bellarific challenge was to use the theme Birthday Wishes.  This image of Leo the balancing Stuffie makes me think of birthdays and circuses all wrapped into one.  He's done in Prismas.


     Next weeks challenge is to Use Washi or Ribbon.
     To play along just use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  You can enter your project in the Inlinkz over at Blogabella or get your project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sunny", Recollections
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Leo the balancing Stuffie", sentiment from "Edna with a cupcake on top"
Ink--Memento Tuzedo Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1 dies
Miscellaneous--buttons from my stash

Friday, April 22, 2016

Chicks in the garden


     The last Bellarific challenge was to use the Mojobella sketch furnished.  


     I pulled out my stamp set for the Gardening Chicks and set to work with my Prismas.


     Next weeks challenge is Birthday Wishes.
     To play along just use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  You can enter your project in the Inlinkz over at Blogabella or get your project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Stella and Rose--Gertie", Recollections
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Gardening Chicks"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Micron Sepia pen
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3, EK Success corner rounder
Miscellaneous--Queen and Co. pearls

Alphabet Soup


     Do you have a favorite kind of soup?  This little fellow likes Alphabet Soup.  He just might be the next Wolfgang or Emerald.  LOL  
     The image is called Alphabet Soup and can be found in the Mo's Digital Pencil store.  I've done him in Copics.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13, R22, R3O
hat C00, C2
shirt YG23, YG25, YG17, YG67
overalls B52, BG72, Y26
spoon E31, E35
bowl R22, R24, R27
blocks E21, E33, G14, Y19, YR68, V17, R29, B18

     Bon appetit and have a blessed day!

Supplies:
Paper--Papermania "Happy Days", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Alphabet Soup", sentiment from Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Owl friends


     Today I'm sharing a couple of cutie patootie owls from Purple Onion Designs, Ruby and Shadow.  Their sweet little faces just make me smile and I thought they'd be a fun birthday card.


     Have a blessed Wednesday!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Bramble Rose", Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Ruby" from Stacey Yacula's A Beautiful Day collection, "Shadow" from her "A Sweet Summer" collection, "Happy Birthday--BBM" sentiment
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Perfect Paper Crafating Mini Perfect Layers tool
Miscellaneous--Queen and Co. pearls, Glossy Accents

Friday, April 15, 2016

Bonnie and her bows


It's already Friday again and time to share what I created with last weeks challenge at Bellarific.  We had this awesome color inspiration to work with.


     I've used Tiny Townie Bonnie Loves Bows for my card.  I used the coordinating dies to cut her out.  I also added some inlaid die cuts for a little interest.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E31, E35, E29
heart R35, R37, R39
dress, hair bow, shoe bows  R81, R83, R85
underskirt, bow on heart, shoes C2, C4, C6, C8

     Next weeks challenge is another amazing Mojobella sketch.


     To play along just use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  You can enter your project in the Inlinkz over at Blogabella or get your project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Tiny Townie Bonnie Loves Bows"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--matching SB dies, Simon Says Stamp String of Hearts die,
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Vellum overlay


     Did you all see Jennifer Maguire's video for her Vellum Overlay card?  Well this is my take on that technique.  My vellum wouldn't be sturdy enough to make a card base so I just let it be a cover.
First I stamped the Purple Onion Designs Heart Flower image twice using my Mini Misti in Antique Linen Distress ink.  Then I used my Copics to color it in for a no-line technique.  Here's a shot of what that looks like.


     The vellum piece was laid on top and I used my old trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the images for my Versamark stamping.  Then I added the white embossing powder.  This vellum warps and shrinks a bit so I had the trim it slightly to fit the card base better.  Then I decided to trim a bit off the left side to let the cardstock color be seen at it's full color.
     I machine stitched at the top to hold the vellum down and used some hemp cord at the bottom to do the same.


Copics used:
flowers Y11, Y17, Y38, YR68, R14, R24, R29
stems YG03, YG06, YG17, YG67

     It's a great technique and one I want to play with some more.
     Have a blessed day!

Supplies:
Paper--Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Heart Flower" and Flower Quotes" from the Stephanie Ackerman Designs collection
Ink--Antique Linen Distress ink, Versamark
Tools--sewing machine, Mini Misti
Miscellaneous--silver thread, Liquid platinum embossing powder, Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Crafters Square hemp cord, button from my stash

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Watercolor watering can


I will NEVER claim to be a watercolor artist, but with Art Impressions watercolor stamp sets I can at least attempt it.  Art Impressions owner, Bonnie Krebs, is an amazing watercolor artist and she has tons of online videos you can watch for tips on how to use the sets.  Today I'm sharing the Watering Can set.  I've used Distress ink pads and markers for my coloring.  Oh, and by the way, that mat on the front is a deep purple.  I haven't figured out how to get my camera to capture dark colors well.


     Now for a bit of fun.  Do you remember this adorable duo who joined our household a while back?



Well.........................
They had their first birthday Monday.
Happy birthday Scarlet and Rhett!!!


Hard to believe that little brown runt grew into this long legged fellow.  LOL
He's as laid back as he looks.


This one on the other hand never stays still and loves to pick on and bully her brother even though he's bigger than her.


     These two are snuggled up in their bed on this very rainy day and I'm off to see what I can get done before I fall prey to the rain on our tin roof too.
     Have a blessed day!

Supplies:
Paper--Canson watercolor paper, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Watering Can", sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy "Be Encouraged"
Ink--Ranger Distress inks, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio pearls, Crafters Square hemp cord

Friday, April 8, 2016

Gigi Giraffe


Last weeks Bellarific challenge was another fantastic Mojobella sketch.


     I chose to use the so sweet Gigi the giraffe Stuffie.  Giraffe's are my favorite wild animal.  I mean...just look at that face.  She's done in Prismas.


     Next weeks challenge is this awesome color palette.


     To play along just use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  You can enter your project in the Inlinkz over at Blogabella or get your project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sunny", Recollections
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Gigi the giraffe stuffie", sentiment from "Stuffy Stuffie"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, Quickutz Nesting Circles
Miscellaneous--Recollections paper flower

Pretty blooms


      Everything here has turned green so quickly that I feel as though I'm living in a jungle.  All the stores are filled with spring plants waiting to go home with someone.  I just had to use another of Mo's wonderful flower images.  It's called Flower Jar and I colored it with Prismas.


     Enjoy your weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Bazzill, The Paper Studio vellum
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Flower Jar", Hero Arts "Everyday Sayings"
Ink--Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, The Paper Studio Quatrefoil embossing folder
Miscellaneous--Hero Arts Clear embossing powder

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wish upon a dandelion


     I haven't seen any dandelions like this one yet this year, but there are lots of other flowers brightening my yard.
     Today I am sharing the sweet Wishing from Purple Onion Designs.  Can you tell how much I've been enjoying my Prismas lately?  hee hee  The Stickles looks quite lumpy on my card because I had just put it on before snapping the pics.  I had tried using some Flower Soft and it was way too clumpy.  Luckily I was able to get it and the Tombow glue I had used off without ruining my card.  Yay for gummy erasers!


     Michaels has pencils on sale 40% off today so I'll be dropping in to see if they have any I need.
     Have a blessed day!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Wishing" and sentiment from Stacey Yacula's A Beautiful Day collection
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Versafine Black Onyx
Miscellaneous--Crystal Stickles

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Flying Squirrel


     Today I am sharing another one of Art Impressions fun spinner cards, Squirrel Mini Spinner.  AI always allows their retailers to sell their stamps first so he's not in their store yet, but you can find him at Simon Says Stamp and other online retailers.
     All you have to do is wind him up before you shut your card and when the recipient opens it they have their own flying squirrel.  hee hee


Copics Used:
squirrel E11, E13, E15, E39, E95
acorn E99, E57

     Have a happy Wednesday everyone!

Supplies:
Paper--American Crafts, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Squirrel Mini Spinner"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Multi-liner pen, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--accompanying AI dies, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
Miscellaneous--Kraft Outlet Baker's Twine

Friday, April 1, 2016

Rain dance


     It's time for another Bellarific Friday.  Today the team is showcasing our Stamp of the Month Uptown Girl Lolly and her Brolly.  You can get her this month for 20% off.  YAY!!
     Last weeks challenge was Free Form.  For my card I started by masking off where the blue stripe is with some Frog tape.  I used Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass Distress inks to create the ombre gradient.  Next I used some embossing paste and a stencil to create the texture on the right hand side of the card.  The sentiment was stamped onto vellum with Versamark and heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.
     Lolly is colored with Prismas.  I stamped her twice and cut out the umbrella, daisy, and her boots for some 3-D layering.


     Next weeks challenge is a Mojobella Sketch.


     To play along just use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  You can enter your project in the Inlinkz over at Blogabella or get your project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Girl Lolly and her Brolly"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress ink
Tools--The Crafters Workshop Mini Cubist stencil
Miscellaneous--Crystal Stickles, Recollections ultra fine glitter, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Wendy Vecchi embossing paste

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sunny Blooms


     Things are greening up around here so beautifully.  It's been quite rainy lately but that seems to be helping everything along.
     Today I am sharing some pretty spring blooms from Purple Onion Designs.  Sunny Blooms Large is from Stacey Yacula's The Sweetest Day collection.  Once again I have pulled out my Prismas to color the flowers.  For my background panels I used Canson watercolor paper and Distress inks.  I gave a rectangle of watercolor paper a color wash of three Distress inks and then cut it to size after it dried.


     Hope these blooms bring a smile to you today.
     Blessings!

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL Watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Sunny Blooms Large"from Stacey Yacula's The Sweetest Day Collection, sentiment from her A Beautiful Day collection
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Grass and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks
Tools--MFT Die-namics Oval Stax
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen, Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh sequins