Monday, October 15, 2018

Windows


     Today I have three cards to share using the new window sets from Art Impressions, Succulents, Covered Bridge and Desert.  My water color skills aren't the greatest, but that's what I used to color all of these.



     Happy Monday!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Studio Calico Snippets", Canson watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Succulents Window", Desert Window", and "Covered Bridge Window"
Ink--Versafine Onyx Black, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, Signo Uni-ball white gel pen
Tools--Art Impressions Square Double Stitched dies, Heidi Swapp Stripe embossing folder
Miscellaneous--acrylic gems

Friday, October 12, 2018

Santa Flutter


     This is the last new Flutter set from Art Impressions.  The Santa Flutter SetFor this card I decided to show that you don't have to use this set just in it's flutter design.
     I had started off using it as intended but then changed my mind.  The only change I had to make was to re-stamp the body minus the little dots to mark where you line up the die to punch the holes for the brads.  I just added a tiny bit of post-it where the stamping would be.  That was easier than trying to wipe off the ink without removing it from the rest of the stamp.  
     You will have to fussy cut instead of using the die cause you don't want those holes.  The holes on the other pieces can be easily hidden behind the body.  
     I was happy with the way I had colored Santa's head on my additional pieces so I just cut it out and popped it up on some foam for some dimension.
     For the background I die cut some holly branches from thick cardstock and glued two together for each set.  Then I just glued them down all over the base until I was happy with the coverage.  Lastly I added some red sequins and filled them with Glossy Accents.


Copics Used:
face E00, E11, R20, C00, C2
clothing C00, C2, R27, R46, R37, C4, C6, C8

     Ho! Ho! Ho!  Are you ready for the holidays?  They're coming quickly.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Santa Flutter Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Art Impressions Rounded Rectangles Double Stitiched dies, Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Mini Holiday Greens
Miscellaneous--red sequins, Glossy Accents

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cornucopia


Today's card is a beautiful cornucopia image from Art Impressions Grateful Hearts Set.  I used my Prismas to color this one up.




     Hope you enjoy bountiful blessings today.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Unknown manufacturer (Tuesday Morning), Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Versafine Vintage Sepia
Tools--Art Impressions Oval Double stitched dies
Miscellaneous--hemp twine

Monday, October 8, 2018

Reindeer flutter


     I have soooo many new Art Impressions projects to share with you in the upcoming weeks.  I got the last four I've completed photographed today so I'll be editing those later.  Today's card uses the Reindeer Flutter Set.
     Feet up!


     I used some embossing paste and a stencil to create the snowy background.


Copics Used:
reindeer E31, E35, E71, E74, E40, E42, R20, R27, R46, R37
penguin C4, C6, C8, W1, R20, E97, E99, E08
harness R27, R46, R37, Y28
hat C00, C2, R27, R46, R37
scarf YG25, YG63, G28

     Hope to be around later today to visit.
     Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Reindeer Flutter Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink
Tools--Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil
Miscellaneous--Wendy Vecchi embossing paste

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Flutter pups


     I've got some more flutter fun for you from Art Impressions.  Today I'm sharing the adorable Puppies Flutter Set.


     I mean just look at those happy tails.



Copics Used:
dog #1 E97, E99, E37, E25, E27, E31
dog #2 E23, E55, E31, E41, E42, E00

     Hope you have a tail waggin' day too.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Ki "Autumn Flowers", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Puppies Flutter Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Art Impressions Rounded Rectangle Double Stitched dies, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies, Spellbinders Classic Heart dies

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Thanksgiving mice


     The leaves are definitely browning up here, but the temps sure aren't letting off much to let us know fall is here.  This time of year can't help but make us think of blessings and being thankful though.
     These little pilgrim mice from Art Impressions are sure to get you in the thankful mood.  They're from the Grateful Hearts Set.



Copics Used:
mice E31, E55, E23, E00, E0
clothing E71, E74, E79, C00, C2, C4, C6, C8

     Have a blessed Sunday.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories Harvest Lane, Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Grateful Hearts Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Art Impressions Square Double Stitched dies

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sparkler bear


     Jennifer McGuire comes up with some of the best tutorials for new and old card designs.  This one is an oldie called a Peek-a-boo card.  The circles look offset in the photo but they actually line up perfectly.  The card just wouldn't stay fully closed for the photograph.
     This is what it looks like when opened.  All stamps used are from Purple Onion Designs.


Copics Used:
bear E31, E35, E00
tie R29
sparkler C2, Y00, Y04, Y08

     Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simons Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Color Box Cranberry, Heidi Swapp Mustard, Memento Paris Dusk
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Flutter cats


     Art Impressions has two brand new animal flutter sets and boy are they cute.  Today I am sharing the Cat's Flutter Set.  
Paws down....
...and paws up.


     Here's their glamour shot.  Aren't they the sweetest.


Copics Used:
cat #1 YR65, E97, E08, C2, E00, E02
cat #2 W1, W3, W5, E00, E02

Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Studio Calico "Snippets", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Cats Flutter Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Art Impressions Circle Double Stitched Dies

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Flora says thanks


     I just love Stacey Yacula's little owls for Purple Onion Designs.  This one's name is Flora and I've created an inked background with some gold splatters for her.  I didn't have any yellow oxide inks so my Scattered Straw Distress ink came out a bit heavy on the left hand side.


     I had purchased some SSS Fog grey ink a while back with the intention of trying a little shadow stamping on some of the larger sentiments I have.  Finally got around to it and I like how it turned out.  Wish I would have left the stamp in my Misti though, cause I needed to re-stamp the black on the part over the Distress inking.  Not sure why the grey shows up more on there but it does.

Copics Used:
owl W1, W3, W5, E71, E74, Y15, Y19
scarf  BG10, BG72, BG75
stump E23, E55, E57

     Happy Wednesday!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black and Fog inks; Iced Spruce and Bundled Sage Distress Oxide inks, Scattered Straw Distress ink; Sakura Micron pen
Miscellaneous--gold acrylic paint

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Christmas Circlet


     Today I'm sharing the second of the two new Circlet MTF sets offered by Art Impressions, Christmas Circlet MTF.  I used my watercolors on this project.




     Here's a close up of the three layers with the card folded.


     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Dovecraft "Back to Casics Christmas", Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Christmas Circlet MTF"
Ink--Versafine Onyx Black, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
Tools--Art Impressions "Circle Double Stitched  and Square Double Stitched dies"

Friday, September 14, 2018

Man Cave


     In all fairness, if you have a She Shed then you must have a Man Cave.  LOL  This set called Tool Shed MTF from Art Impressions is perfect for your resident handy man.


     More layering fun with this one.



     The great reveal.


     Happy Friday all!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Echo Park "This and That", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Tool Shed MFT"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Copics, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Art Impressions Double Stitched Squares dies
Miscellaneous--Recollections brads

Thursday, September 13, 2018

She Shed


     Today you can find the brand new Mini Tryfolds and Circlet Mini Tryfolds in the Art Impressions shop.  This includes the Halloween set I posted a couple of days ago.  For today's card I have used the Potting Shed MTF.


     The layering makes these cards so much fun.



     Here's a close up of the front view with all the layers combined.


     Almost TGIF folks.  LOL
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Vintage Bliss", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Potting Shed MTF"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Copics, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Art Impressions Double Stitched Squares dies, Mama Elephant, Femme Frames dies
Miscellaneous--pink jute twine

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Too cute to spook


     Isn't she the sweetest little witch ever.  Nothing scary here.  Even the cat is smiling.  LOL
     Art Impressions Halloween Magic Set is loaded with cute images.


     I used a white and gold gel pen to add some details to her dress.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11
hair E21, E23, E25
clothing BV02, BV04, BV13, C4, C6, C8, YG93, YG95, YG97
cat C2, C4, C6, C8

     Have a great Wednesday!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Wicked", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Halloween Magic set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp, Versafine Onyx Black, Sakura gold gel pen, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen, prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Art Impressions Rounded Rectangle Double Stitched dies
Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Halloween Circlet


     Today I have one of Art Impressions fun Circlet Mini Tryfolds to share.  This one is the Halloween Circlet MTF.
     I saw this amazing card by AI Guest Designer Diane Zechman and I just had to use her instructions for the construction of the card.  I added a belly band to mine. Everything was colored up with Prismas.

Art Impressions HALLOWEEN Circlet Mini Tryfolds Clear Stamps and Dies 5026 zoom image




     Prayers of safe keeping for all of you on the eastern US coast.  Florence looks rather nasty.
     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "", Neenah, , Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Halloween Circlet MTF"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp, Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Art Impressions Circle Double Stitched dies
Miscellaneous--bat punch