Monday, November 20, 2017

Giving Thanks with Whimsy Stamps


Hi everyone!  I water colored this cutie with distress inks.  I wanted to try something different. I love this image and the sentiment from Whimsy Stamps called, Wyanet.  I loved the simple layout of this card and enjoyed water coloring the whole scene.


In hind site I wish I had colored the rock in a gray to blend more with the sky.  I also might have changed sides of the sentiment and image.  Lol, I love picking apart my creations.  This is how we learn.


You can find all the Wee stamps at Whimsy Stamps including this cutie! 

Whimsy Products:
https://whimsystamps.com/products/wyanet-beautiful

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Oh Holy Night


Hi ya everyone!  I am so loving watercoloring these days with my Twinkling H2O watercolors.  The color is vibrant and they have this great shimmer.  I created this card using those for the trees and the background.


You can get an idea of the shimmer in the above image.  I used the C.C. Designs Make A Card #11 die set for the trees and snowy hills.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Abstract Christmas.  Head over to YouTube and check out the video I created for this card.  I have links to each product I used there too!




Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas Cheer with Tiddly Inks


Did you get a chance to see the new images Christy released on Tiddly Tuesday?  These two are just too cute and come together as a little set.  I love them so much.  Fun and easy to color for quick holiday cards.  You can find them here, Snow Day.


I colored them in my Copics and sketched in some pretty pine trees to create a little pine forest scene.  I added some Shabby Frontage Embossing Enamel for a snowy effect!  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Abstract Christmas Tree.  I love how this card turned out.  Make sure to grab this cute image today!


This image would also work for our Friends and Family Challenge too!  Bonus!!! Join us.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mixed Media Warm Winter Wishes

Hi everyone!  I've been so excited to share this card I made using these adorable houses from Tiddly Inks called Harmony at Home (clear stamp).  I created a mixed media background on Canson 140lb cold press water color paper.  I used my Twinkling H2O watercolors first.  I then took iRESISTable and did a crosshatch pattern for clouds with The Crafters Workshop stencil called Stencil Clouds, TCW230. 


I took a white acrylic paint and painted over the clouds.  I stamped all of the houses down on the paper.  Then I stamped three houses on regular paper and inked them with VersaMagic inks.  I then fussy cut them, trimmed them out with my 100 copic and glued them to my card.  I took my Big Pitt Brush pens and went over the edges of the houses and smeared them with  my hand.


Last, added a sentiment from Whimsy stamp set, Holiday Mini Sentiments and added sequences.  Oh and I then I added the shabby frantage embossing enamel.  I love that stuff!!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

For the Love of DOODLE


Just a little something different today for fun.  I wanted to watercolor a gorgeous background and then I wasn't sure what to do with it.  I decided to just have a bit of fun and sat down and doodled.  Do you like to doodle?  I do, on the phone or watching TV I like to just draw.  I'm not great at drawing, but I do like a fun doodle.  So I took a bic flair pen and went to town!


Repeated a number of the doodles and also just added dots to fill some space.  When I was done I added a bit of Copic Opaque White and then a LOVE die-cut from Lawn Fawn.  That's it.  Simple and fun.  I hope you enjoyed and will give doodling a chance too!


Monday, November 13, 2017

Mixed Media Love


Just a quick share today using the adorable stamp set that was available  through Simon Says Stamptember from SugerPea Designs.  I created a fun mixed media background with paints and stencils then cut them into strips.  I layered them and cut them with a stitched circle die.


I colored the koalas in my Copics and then sponged them with a cloth and colorless blender.  I popped them up on the circle background.  The background is just splattered with some twinkling H2O watercolors and then I used VersaMagic to stamp the small hearts.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Peace Love and Joy


Hi ya everyone!  It's Sunday, which is always a little sad since work is tomorrow, but I do have a fun card to share with you today.  Check out this cute creation using some new elves from Tiddly Inks, Cute and Clumsy Elves and Elf Delivery Service .  These little guys are just having too much fun preparing for Christmas.  I colored them in my Copics.


I decided to go with some bright fun colors to match the elves personalities.  I combined the two images since you get png files from Tiddly Inks, so it is very easy to lay the two images together and print out your scene.

This would be a fun card for the Tiddly Inks Challenge this month friends and family.  Please pick up your image from Tiddly Inks today and join the fun.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Merry and BRIGHT - Make It Crafty Challenge


I love a good challenge and was so happy to hear that Zoe of Make It Crafty was going to be bringing back challenges on the Make It Crafty Challenge blog.  This months challenge is Glow.  This was challenging mostly because it doesn't come natural to me to have reflecting light from a glowing object, in this case her wand.  I also was terrified of the large space around the girl and how I was going to fill it.  The image is called Fairy Star Digi Stamp.


I went with a Starry Night type circle mostly because it was easier to sketch in my sky then fill in rather than just go in to a smooth coloring.  The first thing I did was take my wand and draw a yellow circle where I wanted the glow to end and then filled in parts of the girl where I think there would be light glow.  After coloring the sky I tackled the girl and tried to put in shadows too.


In the end, I think it turned out pretty good but I could use more practice.  Join the challenge, it's really fun and it makes you think about coloring more than just laying down color!  

Friday, November 10, 2017

A Simple Kitty Hello


Hi ya everyone!  I am an animal lover and for some reason kitties have been my go to image lately!  I decided to color up these cuties from The Greeting Farm called Kitty Stacks from 7 Kids.  This is a simple card using just the stamps from the set and my Copics, which is perfect for The Greeting Farm challenge this month!


I'm doing a coloring tutorial on November 18th on how to color kitty fur just like above!  So make sure to join in.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Forget the List Santa - I've got the COOKIES


It's chilly in Ohio this morning.  Frost on the ground in those fine white crystals that loos so soft.  The bird bath was frozen over and it's definitely feeling a bit like Christmas.  Now, I know, it's not even Thanksgiving Melissa, so put away the tinsel and let's think turkey.  But, as a crafter, you know, Christmas has to start early so you can finish all your Christmas cards!  So here's one of mine.


I used the cute SugarPea Design set, Here Comes Santa Clause .  Colored them in my Copics on a single layer card.  I usually don't do single layers.  Even if I'm making a CAS card I usually will have a layer on top of my card base.  However, I did it different this time and like the results.  The only thing I would change is the Santa in the foreground gloves and trim.  I  made them black thinking cuffs of the gloves and boots.  The other Santas I colored with the white fluff trim which looks more appealing to me. 


When I was finished, I didn't like all the white space in the top left so I added some simple red and green washi tape.  These little Santas are super cute and would look great on some tags too.  I think that's my next project with them.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Skating Fun - 7 Kids Challenge

Hi ya everyone!  I picked up this adorable rubber stamp from 7 Kids by DreamerLand Crafts, Skating Rink Fun, recently and I LOVE IT!!!  These stamps are so cute.  I didn't know they existed until shopping at 7 Kids and just stumbled across them.  They are really adorable and have so many cute ones.  7 Kids just got a whole new batch in too.  I want them ALL!!!!  Hubby had to put a spending ban on me though with Christmas around the corner :)


Decided to do something different and color on Kraft, Neenah Desert Sand 80lb.  I love it.  The beautiful BG colors look so gorgeous on the craft.  I colored with my Copics and used the same techniques that I use on white paper.  I also sketched in a background and put some fun pine trees around the frozen pond.  I placed the whole scene on paper from Bella Blvd. called Santa Stops Here.

In the end, I added some Shabby Chic Frontage to create the snow affect.  The sentiment is from the Whimsy Stamp set Mini Holiday Sentiments.  I'm going to enter this into the 7 kids challenge too!  I love the quick shipping and the variety of things you can purchase there, especially these adorable Dreamerland Crafts stamps!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A Winter Wonderland with Tiddly Inks and Make It Crafty!

OOOOh, it's Tiddly Tuesday!  New challenge on the Challenge Blog and it's a great one for this time of year, Friends and Family.  I created this cute card using the gorgeous image from Tiddly Inks called, Reindeer games!  I love coloring little Wryn and her reindeer friend is just too cute for words.

I also used the adorable background stamp from Make It Crafty called Winter Town.  I love how this sweet village looks in the background of my card.  Backgrounds really do make your cards pop!  Make sure to join us for the fun Tiddly Inks Challenge.  You could win some glorious prize.  Give the DT some love too as their creations are amazing!

Monday, November 6, 2017

You're the Tricera-tops!


Keep coming back to these cute dinosaurs from SugarPea Designs called Prehistoric Pals!  I wanted to use my VersaMagic inks to create a fun night sky.  VersaMagic inks are a very smooth chalk ink that are so easy to blend.  I love using them.  Simply put them on with a make-up sponge and swirl.  You get really nice blending this way and any areas with sharp edges can be smoothed out.


I colored the cute little dinosaurs with Copics.  The stars for the sky were actually just a weird thought I had while looking at my son's stickers.  I took star stickers and put them down on the paper after sticking them to my shirt multiple times to remove a bit of the stickiness.  Then I blended over with my inks.  Removed the stars, and ta-da.  Beautiful night sky!  Easy, fun and cheap stencil, right?

Then I took my yellow versa magic ink and went over the white star spots with yellow!  I love the look.  I ended with the cute sentiment from SugarPea Designs and some nice stitched rolling hills from Lawn Fawn.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Snow Buddies


Hi ya everyone!  Hope you have had a great weekend.  I got lots of fun crafty projects done and had a full day of relaxation with my hubby too while a friend had our kids.  I feel productive.  I decided to create this cute card using the new Tiny Townie Frida Loves Frosty from Stampingbella.  I picked this cutie up with the Halloween sale at 7 Kids and I suggest you head over there as they are having a sale now too!


I colored her in my Copics and created a fun background as well.  I used my Whimsy Snow Flurry set for the sentiment.  I then went over the whole snowman in Wink of Stella so he'd sparkle.  I finished by putting him on this SUPER CUTE paper from DoodleBug Designs called Milk and Cookies.

I loved coloring this fun image.  I can't wait to share more projects with you this week, so stay tuned!!!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Happy Dog - Whimsy release day 4


I have a new cutie to share with you today from the Whimsy Stamps release for November.  Check out WhatzUp.  Isn't he a cutie.  I colored him with my Copics of course.


My favorite brown for coloring is the E70 series.  It just seems to blend so well.  I put this cutie on some fun design paper and added some of my favorite bling from Whimsy Stamps called Summer Breeze.  Check out the release at Whimsy and all the DT creations!


Products Used:

https://whimsystamps.com/collections/bling/products/new-summer-breeze-enamel-dots      https://whimsystamps.blogspot.com/2017/11/november-release-day-4.html





Friday, November 3, 2017

Some Snowman Fun - Whimsy Release Day 3


Release day 3 at Whimsy stamps and I'm super excited to share with you this new image called Wanna Build a Snowman from Whimsy artist Krista Heij-Barber.  I love coloring this image and created my own background using my Copic markers.


I then added some adorable snowflakes and a sentiment using the Penguin Adventures set.  I did add some sparkle to the snowman too that you can see from this image.  Finally, I used Winter Wishes 6x6 paper from Whimsy Stamps to complete this fun card.


Please head to the Whimsy blog to see all the adorable creations from the DT and to see the GORGEOUS dies that are also being released this week.  The team has whipped up some beauties with those too!  The new images will be released Nov. 7th in the Whimsy SHOP!

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