Sunday, December 30, 2018

Thanks a mushroom


     I bought this Reverse Confetti tag die during Black Friday sales and couldn't wait to use it.  I've stamped this gorgeous mushroom from Purple Onion Designs onto some watercolor paper and used my Distress inks to color it.  I first tried using my Derwent watercolor pencils, but I just couldn't get the richness of color you get with the Distress inks.  I used my Krylon gold leafing pen to go around the edge of the tag.  I also added a drop shadow to the sentiment with some gray ink.


     Can't believe 2019 is almost here.  Wonder what this year will hold.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Now and Then", Canson watercolor, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs, Altenew Pinstripe
Ink--Versamark; Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass Distress inks, Derwent Watercolor pencils, Simon Says Stamp Fog, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Reverse Confetti Grid Stitched Tag dies, MFT Oval Stax 2
Miscellaneous--Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder, Krylon Gold Leafing pen, twine, Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins

Friday, December 28, 2018

Flying pigs


     Porkers with wings.  Can't help but giggle can you.  These flying piggies are part of Art Impressions Ham It Up Set.



Copics Used:
pigs E00, E01, E02
wings BG000

     Keep your eyes peeled for these guys.  LOL
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Echo Park "This and That--Graceful", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Ham It Up Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Art Impressions Circle Double Stitched dies

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!!!


Merry Christmas everyone!!!
I've got Jolly here from Purple Onion Designs wishing you the happiest Christmas day.


Copics Used:
body C0, C2, R20, R30
nose YR07, YR16
arms E31, E23
buttons N3
scarf and pocket BG11, BG72

     Hope your day is filled with the love of family and friends and thankfulness for the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Now and Then", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Signo Uni-ball white gel pen
Tools--Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Ole buck


     Here's another great hunting theme card from Art Impressions Old Buck Set.


     I used the smaller stamp in the set to create a background for the top card panel.


Copics Used: E31, E35, E42, W1

     Happy weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Ki "Vintage Charm", Neenah, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Ole Buck Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia
Tools--Art Impressions Square and Circle Double Stitched dies

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Easy rider


     This is one easy rider dude.  LOL  Not long ago one of my dear friends at church had her son home for a visit.  He came on his motorcycle and he took her for a ride...she's in her 80's!  She's a go getter for sure.  Wish I could have seen it.  LOL
     This fellow is from Art Impressions Born To Ride Set.


     Keep an eye out for this guy if you're out Christmas shopping.  :-)
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Adventure", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Born to Ride Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Copics for skin
Tools--Art Impressions Circle Double Stitched dies
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents

Monday, December 17, 2018

Cool kat


     This cool kat would be a fun addition at anyone's birthday party huh.  He's from Art Impressions Meerkat Set and I colored him up with Prismas.



     Have a great week!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Echo Park "This and That--Charmed", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Meerkat Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Stylish pigs


     These two are definitely showing off their style.  Bet they'd do well on Dancing with the Stars.  LOL
     They are part of Art Impressions Ham It Up Set.



     Have a great day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Ki "Vintage Charm", Neenah, Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum
Stamps--Art Impressions "Ham It Up Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, Staz-on Jet Black
Tools-- Impressions Obsession Tiny Flowers and Leaves and Stems dies, Art Impressions Oval Double Stitched dies
Miscellaneous--Yellow Stickles

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Born to hunt


     This is such a common sight here where I live.  We have a good bit of national forest around our place and hunting is the favorite past time for all the local rednecks.  LOL
     I attempted to do a little camouflage coloring on their clothing with my Prismas.  The stamps are from Art Impressions Ole Buck Set.



     Look out Dasher and Dancer!  LOL
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Awesome"
Stamps--Art Impressions "Ole Buck Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Versamark
Tools--Memory Box Woodland Branch die, Impression Obsession Leaf Cluster die, Marvy Corner Rounder
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder, Glossy Accents

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Farm Christmas ornaments


     First off I'll apologize for the terrible pictures.  The light sources in my house are awful.
     I've used some of the critters from the latest Purple Onion Designs release to make some ornaments for my little birch tree.
     Each ornament is a shaker and has a little Christmas greenery to dress it up.









     Hope this brought you a little holiday cheer.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Copic XPress-it Blending card, Bazzill, Recollections, acetate
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide, Copics
Tools--Bow Easy, Impression Obsession Small Snowflake Set, Pine Sprig Set, Pine Sprig Cluster; Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Holiday Greens; Art Impressions Circle Double Stitched dies; CC Designs Make a Tag dies
Miscellaneous--Celebrate It ribbon, bakers twine, Twinklets

Monday, December 10, 2018

Love you mower


     This guy seems to be totally enjoying his day in the sun.  He's from Art Impressions Born To Ride Set.



Copics Used:
skin E00, E11
hat Y11, YR21, YR23
gloves E23, E25
shirt BG72, BG75
shorts E31, E55
shoes & socks YG93, YG95, BG72
mower YR07, YR16, N3, N5, C0

     It's a new week.  Have a good one.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Echo Park "This and That--Charming", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Born To Ride Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black; Peeled Pain and Tumbled Glass Distress inks
Tools--Simon Says Stamp A2 Card Curved Edge die

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Meer-ly incredible


     Did ya'll watch Meerkat Manor?  Not sure if it's still on or not, but I used to enjoy watching these speedy critters as they went about their business.  Such curious little fellows.
     Art Impressions had come out with the Meerkat set if you're a fan too.


     I colored them up with my Prismas.


     Have a fantastic weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Echo Park "This and That--Charmed", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Meerkat Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Versafine Onyx Black

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Dancing grannies


     Somehow I missed posting this card.  It's another one of Art Impressions fun Twist Ties sets, Oldies.



     Hope I can cut a rug like this at their age.  LOL


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, R20, R22, R30
hair C00, C2
clothing #1 YR31, YR21, YR24, C00, C2
clothing #2 BG10, BG72, BG75, C00, C2

     Hope your week's going well.  I've got a nasty head cold that's had me down for several days.  Comes to visit every year about this time.
     Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Carta Bella "Beautiful Moments", Neenah, Art Impressions Twist Ties Card and Envelope pack
Stamps--Art Impressions "Oldies Twist Ties"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
Tools--Art Impressions accompanying dies

Friday, November 30, 2018

Winter treat bags


     The great sale at Purple Onion Designs is still going on if you haven't had a chance to shop yet.


     I've used a couple of the winter critters to make some little treat bags.  These are super simple.  There are some dies out there that will actually cut the bags out for you but I don't have any so I used a great tutorial from Split Coast Stampers you can find here.



     Perfect packaging for a little something.
     Have a great weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Dovecraft "Back to Basics Christmas", Kraft Outlet light kraft, Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Sakura Clear Star gelly roll pen, Copics
Tools--Art Impressions Circle Double Stitched dies, MFT Fish Tail Flag Stax, hole punch
Miscellaneous--Lawn Fawn twine

Monday, November 26, 2018

More Christmas tags


     I'm back today with some more tags using Purple Onion Designs.  Don't forget the sale is stilling going on.


     For this tag I used an embossing folder on the tag base, then I colored and fussy cut three separate stamped images and created the little scene.


     For the second tag I also used an embossing folder, colored and fussy cut the images and added them to the tag with a twine string.


     For the third tag I stamped the tree line onto the tag base and colored with Copics.  I added snow to them with a white gel pen.  The sky was lightly inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide.  For the snow on the bottom I stamped the tree line onto a piece of Stick-it Double Sided Adhesive sheet and cut out along the base of the tree line.  The adhesive was then added to the tag, the protective sheet removed and ultra fine glitter was burnished onto the adhesive.  The deer was fussy cut and popped up on foam.  I then watered down a little white acrylic paint and splattered the whole tag for a snowy scene.


     These were really fun to make and easy too.
     Have a blessed week!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Copic XPress-it Blending card, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink; Sakura white Gelly Roll pen and Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Tools--Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag Collection; Cuttlebug Snowflake and Oxford embossing folders; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen, Celebrate It and American Craft ribbon, bakers twine and plain twine, Craftsmart white acrylic paint, Stick-it Adhesive sheets, Recollections ultra fine white glitter

Friday, November 23, 2018

Christmas tags and a Purple Onion Designs SALE!


     Can you hear it????  All those wallets screaming as we crafters totally enjoy ourselves going shopping for Black Friday deals.  LOL
     If you're a fan of Purple Onion Designs then you can certainly load your basket up with some cuties at an awesome 25% off.



     I've created a couple of Christmas tags using some of Stacey Yacula's winter critters.  For the backgrounds I used the Winter Noteblock Stamp.  I stamped it in Versamark then added white embossing powder.  After melting the powder I used a couple of Distress Oxide inks to add some ombre color.



     Have a blast shopping!!!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Copic XPress-it Blending card, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versamark, Copics; Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce, Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Oxide inks
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Large Tags
Miscellaneous--XMas Red Stickles, Clear Star Sakura Gelly Roll, Simon Says Stamp White embossing powder