Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Skunk love


     Well, this is my last Valentine card make this year.  I know I'm dating myself, but one of my favorite cartoons as a kid was Bugs Bunny  It was actually a collection of characters including one that looked a lot like this fellow.  Pepe Lepew was the ultimate Don Juan  This image is one of several included in the clear stamps Art Impressions stamp set In the Air
     This card will be going to a dear friend who collects skunks.  She has hundreds of these stinky little critters.  For the background I stamped a piece of vellum with small hearts and embossed in white so it wouldn't be so plain.  The sentiment is also embossed.


Copics Used:
skunk NI, N3, N5, N7, R20, R30
balloon R32, R35, R37, R43, RV13, RV14
blue shading and a little other shading done with Prismacolor pencils

     Wishing you a smooth hump day!
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections "Valentine", Recollections, Bazzill, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "In the Air", hearts from Simon Says Stamp "Prayers"
Ink--Versamark
Tools--MFT Die-namics Oval Stax 2
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Jackson's wish bubbles


     Happy Tuesday everyone!
     I know I haven't been doing much visiting lately.  I'm so sorry but my life seems to be running on a NASCAR track.  I have so many things going on and very little time to socialize on the computer.  I hate it, but it seems to be beyond my control. (making a VERY sad face)
     Today I have a card using Purple Onion Designs stamps to share with you.  This is Jackson and Bubbles from Stacey Yacula.


Copics Used:
bear E31, E35, E51, E53, R22, R30
shirt YG17, YG21, YG23, C2
bubble wand R29
bubbles B000, B00

     Hoping you have a wonderful week.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "On the Bright Side--One", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Jackson and Bubbles" and sentiment from Stacey Yacula
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Squares, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents

Friday, February 5, 2016

Lucille


     Ooooweeee!  It's the lovey dovey time of year and I've tried to pack this card with as much as possible.  The Stamping Bella Stamp of the Month is Uptown Girl Lucille Sends Her Love.  You can get her all month long for 20% off.
     There are even more hearts on the stamp, but I fussy cut her out and trimmed a few off.  For the background I created the panel behind the image using a tutorial recently posted here.  To tone it down a bit I covered it with some vellum.
     Lucille's hearts are covered in Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E11, E15, E25
dress and shoes RV13, RV21, RV25
hearts and roses R27, R37, R46

     Next weeks challenge is this cool 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 "Valentine", Bazzill, The Paper Studio vellum, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Lucille Sends Her Love"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onux
Tools--Tim Holtz Ruler and paper piercer
Miscellaneous--Cotton Candy Stickles, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Space Walk


     Wow!  It's February already.  Not too long ago Mo added a ton of new images to the store and among them was this cutie with a space theme.  Space Walk is a pair of little astronauts floating around in the Milky Way.
     For this card I used the same technique I used for the night skies on several of my Christmas cards, Distress inks and splatters of white acrylic paint.



Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13, R30
dog E31, E33, E35, E37
suits C00, C2, C4, N3, N5, R35, R37YG17, YG21, YG25, B26, E23
fire Y15, R24, YR65

     Yesterday was the start of a brand new "Anything Goes" challenge over at DP2.  Find a Mo image or stamp in your collection and come join in the fun.
     Have a blessed day!

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Space Walk", sentiment from Simon Says Stamp "Sending and Wishing"
Ink--Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, and Black Soot Distress inks, white acrylic paint, Versamark
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Heartfelt Valentine mouse


     I don't think I have ever made as many Valentine cards as I have this year.  When you have cutie patootie stamps like the adorable Heartfelt from Purple Onion Designs though, what else can you do.
     I cut the tag using a circle die for the top.  I had a bit of an oops moment when I smeared the sentiment that I'd stamped directly onto the tag.  That's why there's a new one layered on top.  LOL  Love Versafine Black Onyx but it doesn't dry quickly on Copic paper.
     The heart is covered in Glossy Accents.


Copics Used:
mouse W1, W3, W5, R20, R22, R30
heart R27, R37, R46
stockings R20, R30

     Have a great week!

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections "With Love", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Heartfelt" and sentiment from the Sweet Occasions" collection from Stacey Yacula
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, Crop-a-dile Big Bite
Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon, hemp cord from my stash, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Glossy Accents

Friday, January 29, 2016

Ellie love


     These ellies just captured my heart.  They are Stamping Bella's Ellie loves Phant Stuffies.  I used the great Mojobella sketch from last week.


     They're holding trunks!  How cute is that!



Copics Used:
elephants W1, W3, W5, E01, E02, E95
hearts R27, R29
grass YG23, YG25, YG17, YG67

     Can't believe it's almost February already.  Here's next weeks challenge.

     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.  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--Simple Stories "Vintage Bliss", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Ellie loves Phant Stuffies"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax dies, My Craft Spot Small Alphabet dies
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Glossy Accents

Hug


     More Valentine sweetness from Mo's Digital Pencil.  This image is called Hug.  Don't they make the cutest couple.  I added a die cut for part of the sentiment, stamped the other as well as a few little hearts here and there.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E23, E57, N7
girl's clothes R83, R85, RV34, YG23, Y17, C0, C2
boy's clothes R35, R37, B93, B95, B97

     You have until February 2nd to join in the monthly Anything Goes challenge.
     Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections "With Love", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Hug", Simon Says Stamp "Sending and Wishing"
Ink--Versamark
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1 dies, Simon Says Stamp Sending die
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder

Friday, January 22, 2016

A Stuffy Stuffie


     This is the time of year when a lot of people are feeling like this little guy.  He is Stuffy Stuffie and he's gracing my card for this weeks Bellarific Friday creation.  Last weeks challenge was to use this awesome color scheme.


     I'd sure like to give him a hug to help him feel better.



Copics Used:
bear E71, E74, E47, E01, E02, N7
water bottle R27, R35, R37, N1, N3, N5
pillow BG72, BG53, B00, BV31, BG000
tissue box BG53, BG72, N3, N5, E40, E42, E43

     Next weeks challenge is another of our fabulous Mojobella sketches.



     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.  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 "Quite Contrary--Jack and Jill", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Stuffy Stuffie"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circle dies
Miscellaneous--hemp cord from my stash

XOXO


     Is she sweet or what!?!  This image from Mo's Digital Pencil is called XOXO.  I've colored her with Copics.  The letters were colored with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen and then Glossy Acents.


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E23, E57
dress R35, R37, C0, C2, C4
boots N7, R35, R37
flowers Y17, YR68, RV14, R35, YG23, BV17

     We love for you to join in the Anything Goes Challenge for January.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections "With Love", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "XOXO"
Tools--My Craft Spot Small Alphabet dies
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Glossy Accents, The Paper Studio pearls

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Cute as a bug


     Eeeek!  It's bugs!  At least they're cute ones.  LOL  They are Stephanie Ackerman's Love Bugs from Purple Onion Designs.  I've also used one of the matching sentiments.  A few hearts covered with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents and a bit of doodling finish the card off.


     Bug hugs!

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Bazzill, Copic Express-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs Stephanie Ackerman Designs "Love Bugs"
Ink--Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Simon Says Stamps Holiday Shapes dies, Spellbinders Classic Squares
Miscellaneous--Black Diamond and Orange Peel Stickles, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Friday, January 15, 2016

The bunny pile


     Last week's challenge was the first of our Mojobella sketches for 2016.  Julee's sketches are fantastic!  For my card I have used the precious Bunny Pile from Stamping Bella's Stuffie collection.
I added a some lines with a Copic multi-liner to the image panel and circle and dressed these cuties up with some lace.


     I cut out the little butterfly from some of the other paper in the pad.


Copics Used:
top bunny C00, C0, C2,C4, R20, R22, R30, E93
bottom bunny E31, E51, E55, E57, R20, R22, R30, E93
flowers Y08, Y11, Y19, Y38, YR61, YR65, YR68, YG21, YG25, YG17

     I've used the accompanying sentiment on the inside of the card.


     Nest weeks challenge is this cool color inspiration.



     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.  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.
     Em is having an inventory reduction SALE.  Lots of good bargains so check it out.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Vintage Bliss", Recollections, Copic Xpress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Bunny Pile Stuffies"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Copic Multiliner pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies, Quickutz Nesting Circle dies
Miscellaneous--lace from my stash

Little Bear


     Continuing on in the Valentine mode here is a card made with Mo Manning's adorable Little Bear digi.  He's colored with Copics and I covered the balloon with Glossy Accents.


Copics Used:
bear E31, E33, E39, R22, R30, R93, E95, N5
balloon R35, R37, R43

     There's still plenty of time to join in this months Anything Goes challenge.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections "Valentine", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blendinf card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Little Bear", Simon Says Stamp "Sending and Wishing"
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1 dies, Lil' Inker Designs Of the Heart dies
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents

Thursday, January 14, 2016

My first art journal page

I'm going to shake things up around here a little bit with a VERY different kind of post today.  I have been wanting to try art journaling forevah.  I've been collecting some supplies, digging through what I already have and watching TONS of videos.  Today I'm sharing my first ever art journaling page.


I purchased a small Dylusions art journal.  I covered the pages with matte gel medium and adhered some Tim Holtz tissue paper.  That was covered in gesso.


Next came a background of blended gelatos and some Broken China Distress stain.  Then some modeling paste through a Tim Holtz stencil.  After drying I colored it with Perfect Pearls.  More strips of the tissue paper were layed down across the center of the page with gel medium and lined with a white gel pen and Faber Castell black Pitt pen.


I added some random stamping with a Tim Holtz script stamp and some stenciling with a Memory box stencil using Dusty Concord Distress ink.  I also splattered with a bit of watered down Distress ink and thinned gesso.


The flowers and leaves were stamped with a Dylusions stamp set.  I restamped on cardstock for the leaves and flowers to add dimension.  They were painted.  Not so crazy about the flowers but....I'll live with it.


The Bible verse was printed out on my computer.  I went around the edges with a Black Big Brush Pitt pen.


     This kind of art could be VERY addicting.  LOL  I love mixing all the mediums and pulling out all the fun supplies.
     Thanks for stopping in to take a look.  Back tomorrow with some Mo's Digital Pencil and Stamping Bella goodies.
     Be blessed!