Tuesday, June 28, 2016

You're a Treasure Tag!

Hey everyone, happy Tuesday to you all! I hope your day is off to a good start! For today's post, I have a tag to share and a new challenge from the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge blog.
The theme for this week's challenge is "Tag It," so please make sure to share and leave a link to your tag projects for your chance to be one of our winners.

                                       We have some great sponsors lined up for this challenge:

          Here's the pic of the tag I made using the "Book Sitter 2" image from Bugaboo Stamps:

                                         The tag is a standard 2 3/8"x 5 1/4" manila tag.

I used my Distress Stain in the color Walnut, and a Tim Holtz "Eye Chart" to create a subtle background on the tag.
I drew a stack of towering books on a scrap piece of white card stock, colored them in with my alcohol markers, and adhered them to the tag.
Next, I moved on to the image, printing him out on a sheet of craft card stock and coloring him using my Copic markers.
                                                      Here's a list of the colors I used:
                                                             -Skin- E13, E15, RV52
                                                              -Hair- C04, C06, C08
                                                          -Shirt & Shoes - R17, R27 
                                                                  -Pants- B14, B18

              Once I had the image all colored in, I fussy cut him out and added him to the tag.

To add some shading on the tag and images, I used my Dark Brown Recollections water color marker to go around the edges of the tag and images.

 I stamped the "Treasure" sentiment on top of the books using my Staz On ink.
                      Then, I added the "You are a" sentiment using my 100 Black Copic marker.

                                                              And voila! Tag complete!

                                               I hope you all enjoyed this project for today!
                                   Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your evening!

                                                        Post edited by: Shyann Martinez


Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Best of Friends Magical Mermaids Card feat. Aurora Wings!

Hey everyone, happy Sunday to you all! I hope you are enjoying this Father's Day with the special men in your lives! For today's post, I have a card I created for the latest challenge over at the Glitter N Sparkle blog.
The theme this week is "Anything Goes" and we have a great sponsor lined up, Aurora Wings, with a fabulous prize for our winner.

                 Here's the pic of the card I made using "The Secret" image from Aurora Wings:

                 The card measures 5 1/2"x 7," and uses a sheet of craft card stock as the base.
   I used a sheet of patterned paper from the Graphic 45 "By the Sea" paper pad as my card layer.
            Next, I printed the image out and used my alcohol markers to color these beauties in.
                                         Here's a quick rundown of the colors I used:
                                                    -Skin- E00, E11, E13, R20
                                             -Hair- E13, E15, E18, E97, E99, E29
                    -Mermaid Tails & Tops- G94, G99, G43, RV866, RV69, RV55, RV63

Using two of my Distress Inks in "Broken China" & "Faded Jeans," I inked in the background, making sure to blend the colors together.
I initially planned on going around the images, but thought it would be nice to use the inks over the images to give the appearance that they are in deep water.

This next step was scary.
I had reservations whether this was gonna work, but I decided to go for it and I think the end result speaks for itself.

I added drops of water over the entire image panel to give the look of bubbles to finish up the background.

 To finish up the images, I added Stickles in "Turquoise,"  "Key Lime," and "Eucalyptus," to  dress up the mermaids' tails and hair..
I trimmed the panel down to 4 1/2" x 6," and layered it on a piece of white card stock cut 1/4" bigger.

For the embellishments I drew some kelp, colored them in using my G94 & G99 markers, and cut them out.
I adhered them along the bottom, added some seashells, twine, and a seahorse.
Once the pane was complete, I added it to the card base.

As a final touch, I added a sticker sentiment to the corner.

And voila! Card complete!

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

Post edited by: Shyann Martinez


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Project Shares and back to Blogging!

Hey everyone, happy Tuesday to you all! I hope your day is off to a good start! Today's post is one I've been meaning to write, but just haven't had the time. Between the girls being on break to visiting craft fairs and establishing our business, it's been pretty hectic. I really missed my blog and posting projects to share with you all. I need to get myself on a schedule and stick to it. *Fingers crossed.*

                                   So without further ado, here are the pics for you to check out:
                                                            LBBS- "Peony Flower" image

                                                          Ike's Art- "Mermaid 3" image

                Scrap N Dipity- "Stevie as Alice in Wonderland meets  the White Rabbit" image

                              And these are just a few projects I haven't had a chance to post.

                                               I hope you enjoyed these projects for today.
                                    Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your day!

                                                       Post edited by: Shyann Martinez

Monday, June 6, 2016

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Super Panda Magnets!: LBBS DT Project

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! Yesterday I was able to take the girls out to the movies to watch "Alice Through the Looking Glass". This is a must see for Alice in Wonderland fans. We had a great time, and the movie was awesome. The girls only have two days this week before summer vacation starts. I can't believe how fast this ear has flown by. Between my husband's retirement from the Army to our move to North Carolina, school, starting a business, this has been a whirlwind year for us as a family. Well with that little update on what's been going on out of the way, it's time to get to today's project.

If you follow my blog, you know that I am on the Little Blue Button Stamps Design Team. Last week, Olga released a few new images in her shop and they are all amazing. If you haven't had a chance to check them out, here's the link: Little Blue Button Stamps: New Releases.
The project I'm featuring showcases the adorable "Super Panda" image from the shop.
Instead of a traditional card I opted to turn the image into a magnet. This is a great way to use your images to create something that your kids can enjoy for hours of fun.

                                                     Here's the pic for you to check out:
Sorry the lighting isn't the best, I had my daughter arrange this heroic scene on our fridge.
I printed the image at 50% of the original size and colored him in using my alcohol markers.
Here's  the color rundown
-Panda- 0, C01, C02, E97, E99, G94, G99, C06, C08

I fussy cut the image, and used some Xyron Adhesive Magnetic Tape to turn it into a magnet.
I drew the buildings, sayings, colored them in, fussy cut them out and added magnetic tape to the backs.

                                                            And voila! Magnets complete!

                                                   I hope you enjoyed this project for today!
                                       Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Post edited by: Shyann Martinez

Pin It Button