Monday, September 16, 2019

Whimsy Stamps Guest Designer

Hello there!
I am so excited to be a Guest Designer for 
Whimsy Stamps this month!!!!
Check it out here on the Whimsy Stamps Blog.

I created a few cards and I used the stamp sets Candy Corn Dress Up and Going Batty
I also used some dies, Kinetic Curved Hills, Tombstone Tag.
And, of course a stencil, Sun Rays!

I started off by inking up some watercolor cardstock. 
For the night time sky I used distress oxide inks in shades 
tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon, and chipped sapphire. 
Than I placed the Sun Rays stencil over the cardstock and 
brushed on some white ink. I added a few splashes of water.
For the field I used crushed olive, mowed lawn, and forest moss 
and added a few splashes of water and paint splatter.
  I die cut the field using Kinetic Curved Hills.
For the tombstone, I used hickory smoke and black soot.
I wrote RIP with a gel pen.

I colored up these candy corn cuties with Copic Markers in shades 
W0, W1, W3, Y15, Y17, YR04, YR07
V12, V17, C1, C2, C5, C7
E25, E29
For the wood fence I used Wo, W2, W4, W6.
I heat embossed the sentiments.
I added some shimmer using clear stickles.

For this next card I inked up the Sun Rays stencil using wilted violet,
fossilized amber, and twisted citron.
Than splattered the same inks onto the background.

I inked up the bottles and injured bat with Copic Markers in shades
V12, V17, Y13, Y17, YG21, YG25
BG11, E31, E33, W00, W1, W6
E70, E71, E74, E79, E93, W00, W1
I used hickory smoke to create a base.
I added some clear stickles for shimmer and some sequins.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Michelle

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Happy Fall

Hello there crafters!!!!

I'm trying to get back to blogging and keep up with Instagram!
So, I'm sharing a card with you that I created
using some challenge themes.


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge theme is Bling It On and 
Fusion Card Challenge theme is Autumn (I used the photo).
I used a whole lot of distress oxide inks, crushed olive, gathered twigs,
dried marigold, picked raspberry, peacock feathers, and hickory smoke.
I added some splashes of water and splattered some white and gold paint.

I used stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird, Fall Friends Stamp Set 
I inked up these cute fall animals with Copic Markers in shades:
Giraffe -E50, E51, E53, E55, E23, E18
RV10, RV02, RV04
YR00, YR02
Bunny - E50, E51, E53,
RV10, RV02
BG10, BG11, BG15
YG21
E70

Lastly I added some accents with a white gel pen and clear stickles glitter.
Thanks for peeking!!!!

Michelle


Thursday, September 12, 2019

When Friends Gather

Hello there!

I'm stopping by to share a fall card with you.
I'm using stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird

I inked up the background with distress oxide inks in shades:
mowed lawn and forest moss (lawn)
salty ocean and chipped sapphire (sky)
dried marigold (frame)
I splattered some water and white paint.
I inked up these cute images with Memento desert sand.
I colored them with Copic Markers.
Fox: E08, E09, BV13, E21
YG61, YG63, YG67, E41
YR04, YR07, E08

Bunny: E50, E51, E53, RV10
E000, E41, E71
BV00, V12, V15

Giraffe: E000, E23, E27, E49, RV10
E31, E34, V12, V15
YG61, YG63, YG67
YR02, YR04
Y28, E42
BV11, C4, C7

Pumpkins: YR04, YR07, E08, YG61, YG67
Leaves: YG61, YG67
Y15, YR04
E08, R05

I added some shading with colored pencils and some shimmer with clear stickles.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!

Michelle


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Happy 7th Birthday to Paper Sweeties





Hello there!
I'm so happy to be joining Paper Sweeties celebrate 7 exciting years!!!!
Debbie has designed some of my favorite stamp and die sets!!!!
I can't wait to share with you some of her newest additions I got to play with!

Visit the Paper Sweeties Shop and use the coupon code
michelle20 for 25% off your on-line purchase!!! 
(today only)
Have fun shopping!!!!
For this first card I used the stamp set Sea You Soon and Life is an Adventure.
I stamped all the images with black ink and colored them with Copic Markers. 
I fussy cut these cuties than inked up the edges with black marker.

I tore a piece of scrap paper and used it as a stencil than inked up the sky and sand 
using distress oxide inks. I added some splashes of water than splats of distress ink 
and white paint. 

Next up ate these cute tags! I used the same stamp set as the card,
These under water darlings and their sentiments fit perfectly!!!
I used Copic Markers and distress oxide inks to bring these images to life.
Yes, I had a lot of fun creating these tags!!!!

For my last project, I created a mermaid card...who can resist!?!
I used the stamp set Mermaid Wishes and some dies, Circle Scallop Frames
I die cut the inner circle with the beach waves several times and placed 
the mermaid tails in between. I colored the tails with Copic Markers and 
distressed the frame with distress oxide inks. I glittered up the scalloped edges.


Thanks for taking a peek today!!!
Visit the Sweeties Shop and use the discount code today only!!!


Michelle






Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Thank You....Create A Smile GDT

Hey there!
I'm stopping by today to share with you a card I created
for my Guest Design Spot for Create A Smile!!!!

This weeks theme is 'Use your favorite Create A Smile Stamp Set'....
Here is the card I created...
I used the stamp set Fine Ferns  because I am a sucker for leaves, and a whole bunch of distress oxide inks in shades picked raspberry, dried marigold, peacock feathers, wilted violet, cracked pistachio and squeezed lemonade. 

I added a few splashed of watered down white paint for the splatter effect. I also embossed one leaf with black embossing powder and stamped the sentiment from the stamp set Decorated Wishes .
For a finishing touch I added a strip of pattern paper and some gems.

Thanks for peeking!

Michelle




Thursday, December 6, 2018

Paper Sweeties 25 Days of Christmas




Hello there!!!

I created a card and some adorable decorations for candycanes that
 I'll be giving to my son's school. I only need about another 75 candycanes, lol!
I heat embossed the background of the card with snowflake stamps and Wow opaque white powder. Than I inked up the background with peacock feathers distress oxide ink.
I also added a few splashes of white paint.

I stamped and die cut the holly leaves and colored them up with Copic
Markers in shades G29, G46, G43; R59, R46, R43.
I die cut the snowflakes and heat embossed them with Wow metallic silver sparkle powder.
The sentiment was heat embossed with opaque white powder.

For the candycanes, I used the same holly but added some die cut felt to the background. 
In between the felt and cardstock, I added some gold thread loops.  
I topped it off with a rhinestone.
I finished the card with some rhinestones and glitter stickles.

Here is a list of Paper Sweeties stamps and dies used:

I am sharing this post with The Paper Players

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Michelle










Sunday, November 25, 2018

May All Your Wildest Dreams Come True

Hello there!!!
we are showcasing our favorite stamps, dies and or stencils combined with our favorite technique.
I love creating my own backgrounds. Certain stamp sets are perfect for just that! 
The stamp set I used, Look For Stars, is ideal!
It has tiny stamps, like the stars and cloud, and moderately small stamps like the sleepy moon.
I absolutely adore the squirrel!!! The sentiment is from the set, Playtime.

Select your cardstock and stamps.
I used kraft cardstock for the base and white cardstock and vellum
for the cloudy path and squirrel.
Let's get started:
Stamp the moon and mask the image.
Stamp the stars and cloud.
Repeat.
Stamp the squirrel.

When your background is full, it's time to color.
I used Copic Markers in shades
Y15, Y15, Y26
BG11, BG15, BG18
RV63, RV66, RV69
E25, E27, E29, E49 (squirrel)
E40, E41, E43 (squirrel)
I added some white accents with a gel pen
 and outlined the some images with a white pencil.
I also added some Stickles glitter.

I used Stitched Scallop Dies to create a cloudy path. I stamped the stars and sentiment.


Assemble your card.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you'll share your favorite CDD products with us!!!