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Sunday, August 21, 2016

"Enjoy Life" card feat.Ike's Art Stamps!!

Hey everyone, happy Sunday to you all! I hope your day is off to a relaxing start! For today's post, I have a card I made for the latest Glitter N Sparkle challenge. Unlike previous challenges where there is a theme for you to follow, this week's challenge features a sketch made by yours truly.
                                                          
                                              

This was my first time creating a Card Sketch from scratch but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. The ladies did a wonderful job using my sketch to create their wonderful cards. I'm not sure if I'll continue to make card sketches in the future, but I had fun creating this one. So, please make sure to stop by the Glitter N Sparkle blog to play along. As always, we have some great sponsors lined up with awesome prizes for you to win. The card I'm featuring today uses a wonderful image from one of our sponsors, Ike's Art entitled "Birthday Fashionista".
                                                   
                                                         Here's a pic for you to check out:


The card measures 5 1/4" x 5 3/4," and uses a sheet of grey card stock as the base. Using the sketch above, patterned paper from The Paper Studio "Chevron" pack, and white card stock, I cut my card layers at 3 1/8" x 5 1/2" (for the chevron paper) and 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" (for the white card stock). I adhered them to the base, and for the white card strip, I added a layer of grey card stock at 1 1 3/8" x 5 3/8" and 1 1/8," with chevron squares on top. I added brads to the center of the squares and set them aside to work on the image.

                                        Here's a rundown of the colors I  used for the image:
                                                    
                                                         -Skin- E00, E11, E13, RV52
                                                               -Hair- Y13, E29, E79
-Coat, Pants & Bag- Prismacolor's Warm Grey, Warm Black, C02, C04, RV14, RV19, C01, C03
                                                                -Ground- C01, C03


Next, I trimmed down the image panel to 2 5/8" x 5 1/8," added a piece of grey card stock to the back, and adhered it to the base. I then added a wavy border and black sequins to complete the look.

As a final touch, I used some clear acrylic words from my stash to create the "Enjoy Life" sentiment.

                                                          And ta-da! Card complete!


                                                 I hope you all enjoyed this card for today!
                                   Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your day!! :)



Post edited by: Shyann Martinez


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Just for You Card: Realistic coloring using Copics!!

Hey everyone, happy Sunday to you all! I hope your day is off to a relaxing start! For today's post, I have a card I made for the latest Glitter N Sparkle challenge! The theme this week is "Anything Goes," and as always, we have some great sponsors lined up for this challenge! So, please make sure to head over to the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge blog for all the details.

My card today features an awesome image from Robyn's Fetish, "Apples in a Basket"
                                                 
                                                       Here's a pic for you to check out :

            
The card measures 4 3/4" x 5 1/4" and uses a sheet of craft card stock for the base. To add a little interest to the card base, I stamped some fall leaves using my VersaMark ink. For my card layer, I cut a piece of chevron paper at 4" x 4 !/2" from The Paper Studio Chevron paper pad.
                 
Next I moved on to the image, coloring it in with my alcohol markers.
                                               
                                                  Here's a rundown of the colors I used:
                                            
                                               -Apples- Y15, R14, R17, R27, Y00, Y13
                                               -Basket- E99, E29
                                               -Bow- R14, R17, R27, E74
                                               -Sky & Grass- B00, B12, G43, G4

 To get a more realistic feel to the image, I referenced a photo I found on Google.
So, by adding the Y15 as my base color and then adding the R14, R17, R27 in certain areas, I was able to achieve a more realistic look to the apple.
I approached the coloring of the basket in much the same way, by adding lines using my E29 and then softening it with my E99.
For the sky and the grass, I laid down my lightest base color, B00, G43, and then adding my darker shades, B12, G46, to add texture and shading.

I then trimmed the image panel down to 3 3/4" x 4 1/8" and adhered it  to the card.

Finally, I added my sentiment, "For You" with some twine tied in a bow.

And voila! Card complete!



                                                  I hope you all enjoyed this card for today!
                                               Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! :)







                                                    Post edited by: Shyann Martinez

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Wood+Prima+Finnabair= Unique Mixed Media Decor Piece!

Hey everyone, happy Tuesday to you all! I hope your day is off your day is off to a great start! For today's post I wanted to share a mixed media project I made for my home. I used supplies from my stash, paint, and texture paste on a 6 1/2" x 10 1/2" wood board to create a unique wall hanging.
                                 So without further ado. here are the pics for you to check out:

Completed wall hanging.


 I used gesso, texture paste, acrylic paints in ivory and blue as well as Bronze Distress Paint to create the background.


Close up of the piece.
I used pieces from Prima, Finnabair, Tim Holz and  Hobby Lobby's Spare Parts line.
I arranged them on the board, adhered them and painted them using the colors I used for the background.

Close up of the top of the piece.
                                      I arranged pieces of sea glass along the top and bottom.
I used my texture paste to adhere them and painted them using Liquitex Metallic Paints in Rich Gold and Bronze.


         For the butterflies I used angel wings charms from Spare Parts and pearls for the bodies.

Close up of the sea glass pieces, gears and butterflies.



Close up of the bottom half of the piece.


 To achieve the look of flowers I used my Prima Wood Icons for the centers and my Finnabair Mechanicals for the blooms.
I used some gears and clock hands from Spare Parts to create the stems.



As a finishing touch I added shading around each of the pieces using my Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker in Black.

                                                           And voila! Piece complete!


                                              I hope you enjoyed this project for today!
                                        Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! :)




Sunday, July 31, 2016

Thanks Card feat. The East Wind!

Hey everyone, happy Sunday to you all!  For today's post, I have a card I created for the latest challenge over at the Glitter N Sparkle blog! The theme for this week's challenge is: "Include a Butterfly". 
Please make sure to stop the Glitter N Sparkle blog to play along and share your beautiful, "add a butterfly," creations with us!

           We have some great sponsors lined up for this challenge and great prizes for you to win.
                                                   
                                                                  -All Dressed Up
                                                            

                                                                -Bugaboo Stamps
                                                     

 
  
The card I made features one of the lovely images you can find at the The East Wind Etsy shop
Here's a pic for you to check out:


The card measures 5" x 5" and uses white card stock for the base.
 I layered a piece of pink card stock onto the base that I cut to 4 7/8" x 4 7/8," and added a decorative pattern on top that I cut using my Cricut Explore and black card stock.
I then set this aside to work on the image.

For the image, I drew a butterfly on her face and added wings behind her. 
Next, I inked it in and used my alcohol markers to bring it to life.

Here's a rundown of the colors I used:

-Skin- E00, E11, E13
-Hair- E74, E18, E79
-Dress, Wings, Butterfly- RV000, RV52, RV55, RV63, 100, C06, C08, Gelly Roll White pen, Wink of Stella Glitter markers in Clear and Black
-Background- B00, B12


I trimmed the image panel down, stamped swirls in the background, and layered it on a piece of white card stock. I added some black card stock swirls, flowers, rhinestones and a butterfly.  Next, I adhered it to the card base and added this chipboard "Thanks" from Make It Crafty.

And voila! Card complete!


                                                 I hope you all enjoyed this card for today!
                              Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your Sunday! :)


 Post edited by: Shyann Martinez


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

"Collect Beautiful Moments" tag featuring LBS "Star Fairy"!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! For today's post, I have a tag I created for the LBBS blog! My project features one of he newest releases for this month, "Star Fairy".
Here's the pic for you to check out:


I used a standard 2 5/8" x 5 1/4" manila tag and colored the surface using the Dylusions "After Midnight"  spray ink.
I then softened the look by spraying some Dylusions white ink over the top.
I stamped a few stars in VersaMark ink and heat set it using my Recollections white embossing powder.
Next I moved on to coloring the image with my alcohol markers.
Here's a rundown of the colors I used:
-Skin- E00, E13, RV52
-Hair- C04, C06, C08
-Dress- V20, V25, B00, B18
-Wings- Y00, Y15, RV52, RV55


I fussy cut the image out and used pop dots to adhere her to the tag. 
I used my Diamond Stickles to add sparkle to her outfit and wings.
Now it was time to add the embellishments.

I added torn pieces of pink tulle to add some texture to the tag.
I punched a few gold stars and scattered them around.
Lastly I used a Tim Holtz rub on transfer to create my sentiment:
"Collect beautiful moments, make it count, see possibility everywhere, and own your dreams".

A purple silk ribbon from MayArts tied at the top finishes this tag off.

And ta-da! Tag complete!


 I hope you enjoyed this project for today!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! :)




Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Always Thinking of You Card feat. OddBall Art!!


Hey everyone, happy Tuesday to you all! I hope your day is off to a great start! For today's post I have a card I made for the latest Glitter N Sparkle Challenge! The theme this week is to make an "Easel Card"! So make sure to head over to the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge blog to play along!
We have some great sponsors lined up: OddBall ArtKitty Bee Designs, The Stamping Boutique.
There are some great prize packs for you to win.
 My card features the"Lexi" image from OddBall Art.
                                                     Here's the pic for you to check out:      


The easel card is made from a sheet of burgundy card stock.
I added a layers of white card stock to the main panel for the image and on the inside for the sentiment.
I used my alcohol markers to color the image in and here's a rundown of the colors I used:
-Skin- E00, E13, RV52
-Hair- E74, E79
-Shirt- RV66, RV69
-Pants- B00, B18, V20, V25
-Hair Ribbon- V20, V25,  B00, B18


 I fussy cut the image out and adhered her to the panel.
Next, I stamped the "ME is thinking of you" sentiment from a Studio G set.
I colored in the "ME" using my B00, B12, V20, V25, RV66, RV69 markers.
I added some sequins and additional stamping to finish off the background.
Lastly, I layered a piece of burgundy card stock with white to create my sentiment.
I used a CardzTV stamp set for the "You're not alone" stamping it with my Staz On ink.

And ta-da! Card complete!


I hope you enjoyed this card for today! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! :)






    



Friday, July 1, 2016

The Trip of a Lifetime Tag: LBBS July Release!!

Hey everyone, happy Friday to you all! Today's post features one of the newest releases from the LBBS July release.  Olga has some wonderful new images to share, so please make sure to head over to the LBBS shop to check them out. Now for my project, I used the "Enjoy your Travel" image, which features a stewardess, bag, and some travel inspired sentiments. This image is perfect for cards, art journals, and even luggage tags.
                                          
                                               Here's a pic of the tag for you to check out:

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 I used a standard size 2 5/8" x 5 1/4" manila tag, and I added color to the tag using my Distress Ink in Walnut. Then, I added some more color using my Distress Paint in Bronze and my Ranger Perfect Pearls Spray Ink in Copper. Afterwards, I used my heat tool to dry and set the color.



Next, I stamped the background using a Hampton Arts Harlequin stamp, and my Memento Mixed Media ink in Black. I used the ink pad to go around the edges, and my heat tool to set the ink.
Then I used some travel themed sticker definitions from my stash to add the sentiments to complete the background.
                                         Finally, I the tag set it aside to work on the image.

                                      I printed the image out and colored it in using my Copics.
                                             
                                                   Here's a rundown of the colors I used:
                                                               -Skin- E00, E11, R52
                                                               -Hair- Y00, Y15, E13
                                                 -Outfit- B14, B18,  C01, C03, C06, C08
                                                                  -Bag- E74, E79


I fussy cut the images out and adhered them to the tag.
Then, using my Recollections water color marker in black, I went around the edges to add some shadows. I also used my water brush to soften the shadows a bit.


As a finishing touch, I sprayed some white pigment ink from Dylusions and tied a ribbon at the top.

And voila! Tag complete!


I hope you all enjoyed this project for today!
You could take this tag put it inside of a plastic sleeve and add your information to the back to make a unique tag for your luggage.
Wouldn't that be cool?
One last thing before I end this post; "What would your ultimate trip of a lifetime be? And why?"
Mine is pretty cliche, but I would definitely say a trip to Paris!
I would love to be able to see the Eiffel Tower and visit the Louvre.  
Make sure to leave your answer in the comment box!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!!




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