Thursday, June 22, 2017

Party goat


     Things have finally slowed down enough that I have been able to make a few cards.  This one was made quite a while ago but I'm posting now to coordinate with the release of this set in the Art Impressions store.  AI usually allows their retail sellers to sell the sets first and then they put them in their own store for sale.  Several farm sets are now available at AI like those crazy chickens and this fun Old Goat set.

AiCS37 - Old Goat Set

He seems to be enjoying himself quite a bit.


Copics Used:
goat W1, W3, W5, N3, N5, N7, E00, E01
ribbon R22, R24, R27
hat YG17, YG21, YG25
cake R81, R83, R85, Y32, YR21
candles BG01, BG57
confetti Y06, YR65
grounding E41, E42, E43

     Uggghh!  Tropical Storm Cindy has dropped so much rain on us it's ridiculous.  Lots of flooding and...oh wait!  I think I see a glimmer of sunshine breaking through.  LOL  We've had a huge amount of rainfall in the recent months and the ground is so saturated.  We'll be "swimming" out tonight to celebrate my dad's birthday.
     Hope you're high, dry, and safe.  Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Crate Paper "Farmhouse", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Old Goat Set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Mama Elephant Femme Frames dies, Spellbinders Classic Ovals dies

Friday, June 9, 2017

Cruisin'


     Have you been seeing all the wonderful examples from the new Purple Onion Designs release out there in card land?  The images are so much fun and you can do tons of scene building.  The collections are on sale through June 11th and all stamps are available for individual purchase.


     I decided to give the spotlight technique a whirl on this card and  stamped out the Mountains scene on the card base.  I only colored the portion that would be in the picture frame die cut.  The Cruiser image was colored and fussy cut before adding inside the frame.


Copics Used:
hedgehog E21, E23, E57
scarf YR23
moped R24, N1, N3, N5, N7
luggage BV23, C2
background W1, W3, W5, B52, G99, YG23,YG17

     Still working on vacation Bible school decorations plus we had a funeral upstate Tuesday and have a wedding in Florida Saturday.  My merry-go-round ain't slowing down any time soon.  LOL  I promise I'll be catching up with you all as soon as I can catch up with myself.
     Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Copic XPress-it Blending card, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Lil' Inker Designs Instant Camera die

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Birthday moo


     Doesn't she look like she's having the best of days.  LOL  This cute Moo Moo is part of Art Impressions Udderly Fantastic clear stamp set.  I've painted the panel with watercolors.


     Hope you have a fantastic weekend.  I'm up to my ears in vacation Bible school prep.  LOL
     Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Udderly Fantastic" clear stamp set
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp clear embossing powder

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Newsy bear


     Have you all been holding your breath for the new Purple Onion Designs release?  Well today's the day.  Make sure you check out the Purple Onion Designs blog for all the examples being shared today.


     I've used Brian the bear on my card along with one of the sentiments from the Great News Sentiment set.  


Copics Used:
bear E31, E35, R20, R30
paper E40

     Brian and three other critters are part of the Once Upon a Time collection.  The travel themed Happy Trails collection is a 33 stamp collection.

Sale--ends June 11th

     This is a super cute collection I know you're going to love.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Brian" and "Great News Sentiment set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Copic Multi-liner
Tools--Penny Black Gift Tag dies, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles dies
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio pearls, Glossy Accents, Crafters Square hemp cord

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

More Scripture windows


     Today I am sharing the other three new Window to the World cling rubber stamps from Art Impressions.  These were also done with watercolors.  The first one is called Deer.

Eagles

Shepard

     Have an awesome week!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor, MFT, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Squares dies
Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon

Monday, May 29, 2017

Sunshine Blooms


     Bursting with sunshine is what I think of when I look at these flowers.  This pretty image called Blooms from Purple Onion Designs was colored with Prismas.


     Just another reminder that Purple Onion Designs new Happy Trails release will be revealed on June 1st.


Have a beautiful and blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Strathmore Bristol, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Copic Multi-liner pen, Prismacolor pencils
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hoppy day


     Hope what this froggy says is just what you are doing.  He's Freckles from Purple Onion Designs.  I've given Freckles a stenciled background using Twisted Citron Distress ink.  Both he and the Foliage were colored with Prismas.  I fussy cut the frog, glued his feet to the card base and popped the rest of his body up with foam tape.


     If you love Purple Onion Designs stamps as much as I do then you will be thrilled to know that there is a new release coming on June 1st.  WOOHOO!  It's called Happy Trails and you're gonna love it!


     Have a hoppy day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Strathmore Bristol, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Twisted Citron Distress ink
Tools--Memory Box Texture Mesh stencil

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Scripture windows


     Today I have three cards to share using the new Window to the World cling stamps from Art Impressions.  These sweet stamps have lovely scenes with a Bible scripture around the perimeters.  I've used my watercolors on all of them, die cut them with a square die and added them to an assortment of card layouts.  There are three more I'll be sharing later.  
     The first image is called Peace.

Oh Sing

Be Joyful

     These will be great for creating card sets to give as gifts.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor, MFT, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3, Spellbinders Classic Squares

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

29 again


     Don't you just love this sentiment.  LOL  I think lots of us celebrate 29 for multiple years even if just in our own minds.
     Today's card features one of the new wooden block stamps from Art Impressions available at Hobby Lobby.



     Hope this makes you smile.
     Have a blessed day.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Canson XL watercolor, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "29 Again"
Ink.  Versafine Black Onyx, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
Tools--MFT Die-namics Solid Bracket Border die



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Fabulous chicks!


     Some of you may recall that I am a chicken fanatic.  My kitchen is covered in cluckers so when I saw this new set from Art Impressions called Spring Chicken, I was super excited.
     For this card I stamped the image and colored with my Gansai Tambi watercolors.  Next I cut the image out with an oval die.  I added some doodling around the edge for some "chicken scratch" and popped the frame up on some foam.  I adhered the image oval straight to the card base.


     Hope my cluckers gave you a chuckle today.
     Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Spring Chicken set"
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--MFT Die-namics Oval Stax 2 dies and Sentiment Strips dies


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dandelions in the wind


     Hey!  Remember me?  LOL  It's been quite a while since I've posted anything.  Lots of good stuff going on that takes up LOTS of my time so although I have been making cards, I just got around to photographing and editing them for posting.
     Today I have a cutie from Purple Onion Designs, Wishing (mouse and dandelion).  I don't do a whole lot of shaker cards but the idea popped into my head to add a shaker window behind the dandelion for this image.
     I used my Prismacolor pencils to color the image.  Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen was added to the dandelion head.  I also fussy cut the image and added the parts on top of the stamped card base.


     Hope all is well with all of you.
     Blessings!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, acetate
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx ink, Prismacolor pencils, Tumbled Glass and Mowed Grass Distress inks, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles dies
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow sequins

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Irresistible


This has been a whirlwind month for me, but hopefully things will slow down a little and I can start posting all the Art Impressions cards I have been creating.  Today I have one I made a month or so ago using the Irresistible set.

4863
  At least she has a little company when she's under the weather.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
hair E23
bed N3, N5
bedding R21, R22, C2, N1
table E71, E74
tissue box YG93, YG95
cat C2
clothing BG70, BG72, BG75

Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Ki "Autumn Flowers", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Irresistable Set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--MFT Oval Stax Set 2 dies

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Welcome spring




     Whew!  I've been on the busy merry-go-round this month.  So many things happening and they're not done yet.  LOL
     Here's a little something from Purple Onion Designs to welcome spring winds and flowers.  That's pretty fitting for here.  I've used Ivy and Blooms to create a little scene.  The sky and grass were inked with Distress inks.



Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx, Gansai Tambi watercolors, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Grass Distress inks
Tools--Simons Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Eggs for all


     Some of you may find these little guys among your Easter goodies tomorrow.  I've used Purple Onion Designs Chloe, Blue, and Easter Eggs to create this little scene.  I also used part of a sentiment.


     Hope you enjoy your Easter celebrations.  Rejoice!  He is risen!!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Spellbinders Classic Large Scalloped Circles, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Fags Stax
Miscellaneous--Craft Square Hemp cord

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter chick


     Are you ready for Easter?  This chick is.  Wonder if he's multi colored in that shell.  LOL  This fun image is Purple Onion Designs Easter Chick.  For the background I used Kristina Werners acrylic ink smooshing technique and I'm happy with how it turned out.  Normally I "over" work my watercolors, but this technique makes that less apt to happen.  The smooshing was done with Distress inks and the painting was done with Gansai Tambi watercolors.




     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Canson XL watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Cracked Egg"
Ink--Versafine Black Onyx, Tumbled Glass, Milled Lavender, Mustard Seed, and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Clear sequins, Simon Says Stamp Clear embossin powder, Gansai Tambi Watercolors