Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday Feature Hennah Elements #2

Today it's time for the second card in this Friday Feature series with Altenew's "Hennah Elements" stamp set.


To create this card, I masked and stamped the various flowers and leaves on copic blending paper.  I colored them with my copics and added a sentiment from my stash.  Lastly I added three sequins to match and voila! A simple but effective one layer card!  And such fun to make as well :)

Next week wil be the last week working with the Altenew "Hennah Elements" stamp set, but don't worry, lol...I have other adventures in store for us ;)

Thank you for stopping by, see you soon!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fun Friendly Challenge with Jammie Clark :)

Hello everyone, Jammie and I are back with our fun and friendly challenge :)  We have decided to do this every month, and so far it's been a blast!

Next month, for a twist, we are each going to pick a challenge to enter our projects in :)  We'll see how that goes, and if we like it, well...we just may keep doing that!  We've also come up with a name to encompass what we do every month...but that's a SUPER secret SECRET for another day...muwahahahahahahaha. (yes, that's my evil laugh lol)

So, without further adieu...here is my card for September....can you tell what the element is that Jammie and I have both used?  You can view her project here on her blog :)


I had a ton of fun creating this card.  And I used a few different techniques to create the background (well, and foreground for that matter lol).  The very first layer is Distress Inks in Faded Jeans and Frayed Burlap.  The second layer is an embossing folder that I sprayed with water and applied just with a little pressure from my hands.  The water moved and removed some of the distress inks, leaving a visible image in the colors. 

The third layer is the flourish stamp from the Stampin' Up Creative Elements set and it is stamped with Staz On ink.  Then the fourth layer (phew! I'm running out of breath!) is Recollections Signature Series watercolor markers and well, water of course.  I used the blue to paint the flower shapes in the flourish stamp and the brown to do the leaf shapes.  I used a lot of water and then blotted them out so that it gives a bleached out look, while still adding color to the area. 

The next step was to outline the flower shapes with a black marker.  I wanted them to stand out a little bit more.  And lastly, the white gel pen added some strategically placed highlights and the white dots in the background.

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to go and visit Jammie's blog as well :)

See you soon!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Feature Fridays: Altenew Hennah Elements

Hi!  I have a new Friday Feature for you for the next few Fridays:)  I have taken Altenew's Hennah Elements stamp and die set and created three different cards.  So for the next three Fridays, I will feature this stamp set.

Here is the first :)


For this card, I first stamped the background with a vine stamp from my stash.  Then I stamped the large flowers and leaves and die cut them out using the matching dies to the stamp set.  I colored them first with my copics and then added shading with my Prismacolor Pencils.  There are no details to add since these wonderful stamps have all the details you need :)  The sentiment is also from my stash and is stamped in Momento Gold and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by today, come back next week for another card featuring the Altenew Hennah Elements stamp and die set :)

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Series Saturday with Quick Creations and The Greeting Farm

Hello everyone, I have another Series Saturday project for you today, featuring another Miss Anya "Night Out" from The Greeting Farm :)


I created this card using the following projects from Quick Creations:

The Greeting Farm Miss Anya "Night Out"
Bo Bunny "Soiree" 6x6 paper
Nuvo Crystal Drops in "Ivory Seashell" and "Autumn Red"

I colored using Copics, Prismacolor Markers and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  PB199
PC1082, 947, 948, 1084, 935
Clothes:  BG10, R22
PC992, 1027, 901, 922, 924, 937

Thanks for stopping by!  There is one more project in this series, but don't worry, there are others coming very soon!


Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Feature - Prima Marketing Water Color Pencils!

I am back with the last of the Watercolor Pencil Friday Features, but don't worry...next week I will start a new series of Friday feature cards featuring one of my favorite stamp sets and creating different cards with one set.

So for this week, I have my second most favorite card, and watercolor pencils.  These pencils are by Prima Marketing and they are great!  Very creamy and smooth :)






This card turned out so great!  I am very happy with it.  The flowers are from Stampin' Up although I don't know the name of the stamp...if you know it, let me know in the comments below!  The sentiment is also from Stampin' Up, from the "Yippee Skippee" set.

So that's all for the Watercolor Pencils Friday Features...and the winners are?  Definitely without a doubt...Derwent Inktense in first place and Prima Marketing a close second!  I'm loving them both, and next I wil try mixing them up to see if I can blend them together well....yay!

As I stated above, next week I will start the new Friday Features using one of my favorite stamp sets and creating different cards with the same set.  And I'm gonna leave it a surprise as to which stamp set it is hehehe.  See you next week!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Series Saturday: Miss Anya Night Out with Quick Creations

Hello everyone! Can you feel fall in the air?  I sure can, and boy did we have a storm tonight!  Part summer storm, and definitely part hurricane!  Crazy wind!

However, that being said, I still have a project to show you ;)  Storms don't stop me lol.

This is Miss Anya Night Out #2, which you can find at Quick Creations.


I used the following products, all of which you can find at Quick Creations and I've linked directly to them:

The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Night Out
Bo Bunny Soiree 6x6 paper
CC Designs Layering Tag Die set
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dark Walnut

I colored her using my Copics, Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor Premiere Pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair: PB89
PC1082, 947, 948, 935
Dress/Shoes:  R22
PC922, 924, 937

Thanks for stopping by, come back Saturday for the last in the Miss Anya Nights Out Series from The Greeting Farm :)



Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday Feature - Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils

For this week's feature, I have a card created using the Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils.  And I have to tell you, although I am a Prismacolor fan, these were my least favorite of the five sets.  It could very well be because this is also the oldest of the five sets (like 25 years!) however, they did not blend well at all, and I found them very grainy for WC pencils.


This is a very small set, lol, 6 pencils, and I think I used them all here lol.  You can see in the picture the grain-iness of them (is that even a word? LOL!)  However, I stil think the card turned out ok.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up "Really Good Greetings" and the flowers are Hero Arts.

Next week, the last of the WC pencils is Prima, another great one :) See you then!