Friday, February 3, 2017

Food Color Fun

I am just having a little fun trying out calligraphy with water + food color. So much fun...loving how bright these colors look.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, January 27, 2017

A Rainy Day Window Card

I guess you could say that I started making this card at a couple of years ago. I had this idea of this wet window from the rain back then and even crated the glass with acetate and glossy accents and have been saving it ever since. Then the other day I notice this CAStology challenge week # 233 with the cue word Glisten and that was it. I let creative inspiration guide me : ) the rest of the way.

So I had the glass for my window. What to put behind the window? I decided on flowers and after looking through my floral stamps; I decided to got With this beautiful image Tulips Image. After water coloring it.Tip: after I am done water coloring I stamped ever the image again to bring back those lines that you could see now and bring more definition to the petals. then, came the frame which I created with my paper cater and also square dies. I new that I wanted to use vellum around the frame to soften the edge kind of like curtains do. 
I felt this card was meant be a Mother's Day Card. The card base for this card is made from water color canvas paper. I love the texture of it. 

I wanted to make this a big card, an A7size card (about 5 by 7 inches) so making the window was a little tricky since open was to big to through my cuttle bug to create the window in the card base, and I wanted the card base to be one piece of card stock. Then I figured that I could still run it through by folding it with the texture side folded in and placing my die as if I am making a window in the inside panel of the card. I hope that you understand what I am saying : ) before assembling the window I stamped the sentiment. I doubled the foam tape to to made the window have a bit of a shadow box look. and lastly I adhered a gray piece of card stock to the inside panel so that when the card is close there is a bit of color contrast.

I love how this card turned and I am so happy that I finally got use that window glass that I created years ago.

Happy Friday friends! I hope that you all have an amazing weekend.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

I Adore You

Hi! I quick post. I actually made this card to play along in last week's Challenge over at Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge #272 Masked Heart Wreaths. I just didn't get around to taking a photo to share it before the challenge ended. This was something that I had been wanting to try so I am glad that I at least made the time to make it.

I used a heart die cut as my mask and stamped my little heart out with images from the PTI Daydreamer stamp set, the sentiment is from Altenew (Adore you) stamp set. I had fun adding gold touches to match the heat embossed sentiment. I used finetec arabian gold (a watercolor metallic paint) I brushed a little paint on the banner and then also sprinkled some of the paint onto that front panel.

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Make a Wish

So, I am having a debate about this, my inspiration and plan was to create a card using the masked background technique but I am not 100% sure that if that is what this is.

This was inspired by Make It Monday #271: 2016 A La Carte and from that I picked  and from there I chose make It Monday #250 :Masked Backgrounds. Follow the link above and it will make sense. There still time to play if you want join in on the fun too.

Anyways, maybe I failed maybe I did not. Either way I had fun.

I masked my sentiment which is one of the dies from the Birthday Cheer Die Set. I then went on making the background with distress ink blending faded jeans and peacock feathers. Before removing the mask I dripped a bit of water here and there, quickly absorbing the water with a paper towel, after everything got dry I removed the mask and finished the card by...well I think you know how the rest goes.

Until next time : )

Monday, January 9, 2017

I Love You


I received a special request to remake this card. The original card was inspired by my kids and how much we have enjoyed reading The Kissing Hand Book.  Here a link to the first version of this card. I went about making this card for this sweet lady in much the same way I made this first one, except for a few things: this card I made bigger in A7 size instead of the A2 size, I used a bigger sentiment and for the text behind the hand I used text from the story in the book rather than just a text stamp. 

I really love this second version of this card too. It was sweet to have the opportunity to work on this card for this lady, she mentioned how she was planning to frame this and gift it to her friend whom had lost her child, this book I was told was very special to this mom and her child also. What a sweet friend and thoughtful gift. 

until next time : )

Edited to add this note :
The hand is a Silhouette America design that I cut with my Cameo Electronic cutting machine.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas

After playing with this die cut Christmas for about a week, here is the end result. I ended up braving on and handwriting the word Merry after considering all my stamping options this idea seem to fit best and I think it works. What do you think? I hand wrote it with a calligraphy pointed pen by pressing the ranger distress ink pad onto my craft sheet surface and then with a wet brush I applied it to my calligraphy pointed pen right onto the nib, I put on my brave hat on and went on writing, thankfully it turned out okay. Yeepi! I did practice on a scrap piece of paper first and to make sure the shade of blue was going to be right.

It is my first time working with Tim Holtz distress water color paper and I love it, it was a dream to ink blend, the ink doesn't absorbed to quickly, which gives you more time to more the ink around and not get sponge edge marks, love it!

I used a Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil to apply embossing paste onto the front panel after having done the ink blending part. The Christmas die is part of a Christmas Blessings Die also from Simom Says stamp. I die cut Christmas a few times and then glued those cuts together to give it a little thickness, I then did a little ink blending to the bottom of the die and also applied some wink of stella for a little Christmas shimmer : )

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2 Cute Retro Mailboxes

Hi! my crafty friends today I wanted share this. I made a similar design at the beginning of the year for Valentine's Day, back then I decided that I wanted to make one just like it for Christmas and so here it is...a whimsy Christmas, a retro Christmas mailbox. I am having a little or maybe a lot of fun with paper this morning ; ) 

For the Christmas one I just cut everything in red cardstock, did a little bit of ink blending using black dye ink to age the mailbox a little and then pretty much much copied and hand drew the design from the Valentines design. 

Here below is the Mailbox that I made for Valentine's at the beginning of the year I just didn't get around to sharing it with you all, but isn't it adorable. The name of the design is (Retro Valentines Mailbox) this is a cut design from Silhouette America that I cut using my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine.

I hope that you all are enjoying the Christmas Season and as always thanks so much for stopping by.