Thursday, October 18, 2018

Add Embellishments! Challenge

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

It's week two of the Add Embellishments! Challenge on the  Art Impressions Blog. Be sure to check it out and enter a card for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.  We're celebrating the release of the NEW Windows To The World (WTTW). I'm using the Haunted House Window. This is a really fast and fun image to color and a greeting is even built in.
The image was stamped onto Canson XL paper with Jet Black Archival ink and colored with Marvy LePlume II Markers.  The markers were scribbled onto a WC Palette and painted on with a #4 brush.  The colored are listed at the end of this post. Once the image was colored it was cut with the Square Double Stitched Dies and attached to a black card stock layer that was cut with a larger black layer that was also cut with the same square dies.
The image was attached to a a side stair step card that was decorated with patterned paper. Some flat back gems were added to the corners of the image.  A Tim Holtz Spider charm was added to the Spider web. Here is a side view of the card.
Marvy LePlume II Markers Used:
Moon - Brilliant Yellow 43, Butterscotch 83
Sky - Blue 3, Violet 8, African Violet 86
House - Black 1, Brown 6
Grass - Olive Green 15

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Sunny Shades

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

I really enjoy working with the Girlfriends line of stamps.  They always seem to be having such a fun time.  Today, I am working with the Sunny Shades Set.  These ladies are having an amazing time posing with their sunglasses!  I really enjoyed coloring them and I'm sure you will too.  My friend Tere is celebrating her birthday on Saturday so I wanted to give her a fun card for her special day.  Happy Birthday Tere!
The images were stamped onto Spetrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  The colors used are listed at the end of this post.  The image was cut out with the Oval Double Stitched Dies and attached to the front of the card.  The card is a pre-cut staircase card.  It has three steps in the center.  The card is covered with the Cedar Lane paper collection from American Crafts.
Here is a view of the card from the side.
Copic Colors Used:
Faces - E000, E00, E11, R20, R24
Hair - Y02, Y21, E13, C1, C3, C5
Glasses - B000, B02
Shirts - Y23, Y26, W1, W3, W5, BG10, BG32, BG13, R20, R22
Jacket - B000, B02
Pants - Coo, C1, C3, B000, B2, W1, W3, W5


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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Going Batty!

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

I have a major love for bats, I'm sure you can tell from my header on my personal blog.  I HAD to have the Bat Flutter Set the second I saw it.  As I've mentioned before, I'm a huge fan of the Ai interactive stamp sets because they come with the stamps and dies all in one set.  The flutters even come with enough mini brads for five cards.  I've been wanting to put this bat in front of  a galaxy background since I saw it.  I loved the outcome and I hope you do too.
The images were stamped onto Spetrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  The dark areas were enhanced with Prismacolor colored pencils.  The colors used are listed at the end of this post. The parts were assembled following the directions provided on the packaging of the stamp set.
The galaxy background is on a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper. The paper was taped to a hard surface and completely wet.  Ganzai Tambi watercolors were used for this background. The blue, mint, yellow and purple colors were scribbled onto the background and allowed to blend and dry.  Another thicker layer of the same colors were added without wetting the paper first.  They were allowed to dry. A thinned out layer of black paint was added over the bright colors to look like night clouds.  Some gaps were left and some areas were made darker.  As a final touch Tsukineko All Purpose white paint was thinned out and splattered over the paper. Once dry, The background was cut out with the Oval Double Stitched Dies.

Copic Colors Used:
Bat - E31, E33, E13, E19, R21, R22
Pumpkin - YR000, YR02, YR04, YR07

Prismacolor Colored Pencils Used :
Rose, Burnt Umber, Indigo Blue

Ganzai Tambai Paints Used:
20, 43,61,62,139


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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Vibrant Colors Challenge!

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

It's week two of the Vibrant Colors Challenge on the Art Impressions Blog.  Be sure to check it out and enter a card for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.  We're celebrating the release of the NEW Flutters release.  I'm using the Puppies Flutters Set.  These puppies are so stinkin' cute because they wag their tails when you pull the tab!
The images were stamped onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper using My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  Prismacolor Colored Pencils were added to enhance the shadows.  The colors are listed at the end of this post. The images were all cut using the matching dies that came in the set.  The puppies were assembled following the directions that were included on the package.  All of the layers were cut from the DCWV Playful Pets 6x6 Mat Stack.  The Art Impressions Rectangle A2 Double Stictched dies were used for the main layer and the Square Double Stitched dies were used for the top layer.

Copic Colors Used:
Front Puppy - E30, E33, W1, R20
Back Puppy - E33, E35, E37, E30, E31, R20, R21
Collars - R21, R22, R24, BG10, BG32, BG13
Dog Tag - C00, C1, C3, C5

Prismacolor Colored Pencils Used:
Indigo Blue

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

No Tricks, Just Treats

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

After the Halloween Clear stamps release, I could hardly wait to make more Halloween cards.  I figured I'd wait until October to make more.  It's obviously October because I've made a card with the Halloween Magic Set.  I hope you love this cute image as much as I do.
The image was stamped onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black ink and Colored with Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils.  The colors are listed at the end of this post. The image and black and orange glitter paper were cut with the Oval Double Stitched Rectangles. They were layered with foam tape.  A bow was made with ribbon and the Mini Bow-Easy Tool. A Tim Holtz Halloween Charm was added to the bow with a piece of purple hem cord.  The greeting was cut with a stitched die and added with foam tape. 
Copic Colors Used:
Face - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - Y02, Y21, E13
Dress/ Hat - V12, V15, V17
Hat Band - YG01, YG03, YG05
Cat - Y23, Y26, YR 24
Ground - W1, W3

Prismacolor Pencil Colors Used:
Black Grape, Goldenrod, Pink

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fall Watercolor Card

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

The new Bible Journaling line of stamps are beautiful, but it just isn't something that I do.  That doesn't mean that I don't want several of the items from the new release.  I just had to have the Block Letter Die Set. I knew that I could use it in a variety of ways in my card making.  Once I saw how it was used on the packaging with masking paper, I had to try it myself.  The first way I had to try it was to make a Fall card because Saturday was the first day of Fall. Happy Fall!
The word Fall was cut out of masking paper using the Block Letter Die Set. It was attached to a piece of Canson XL Watercolor paper.  The area around the word was filled in using the Watercolor the Art Impressions way and the listed Ai stamp sets as well as the listed Marvy LePlume II markers. Once that was done, the masked letters were lifted off.  A shadow was added tot he letters with the Rosewood marker.
A piece of gold paper was added behind the watercolor piece.  It was added to a piece of dark brown paper with foam tape.  The brown paper was added to a pumpkin spice card with foam tape.  It was hard, but I kept the card very simple so the main image stood out.

Marvy LePlume II Markers Used:
Red 2, Brown 6, Olive Green 15,
Dark Brown 18, English Red 28, Rosewood 30,
Butterscotch 83, Tropical 101

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

STAMPtember exclusive with Simon Says Stamp

12:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

I'm thrilled to be involved in another year of STAMPtember with Ai and Simon Says Stamp. This year's set has two ladies talking while sharing coffee. The REALLY seem to be enjoying their coffee! The set is called Pumpkin Spice.  Just remember to grab this set fast because it's a limited edition set and once it sells out, it's gone.  You can only get it from SimonSaysStamp.com starting today!

The images were stamped onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock with My Favorite Things Extreme Black ink.  The main image was colored with Copic markers.  The colors used are listed at the end of this post.  The images were cut using the Oval Double Stitched Dies from Art Impressions.
The card was covered using Cedar Lane paper from the American Crafts 6x6 paper pad.  The entire card was edged with a medium tip Gold Pilot marker. The images were applied with foam tape.  A variety of sequins were applied with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. 

Copic Colors Used:
Faces - E000, E00, E11, R20, R24
Hair - Y02, Y21, E13, E37, E31, E33, E35
Jacket - Coo, C1, C3
Turtleneck/Scarf/Shoes - R81,R83,R85
Pants - Y21,Y23,Y26, C7,C5,C3
Shirt - YG61,YG63,YG67
Coffee - C1,C3,W1,E31,E33
Ground - W1,W3

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