Sunday, December 13, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Funky Christmas Tree
(Idea for this card came from catherinestamps, Catherine Pooler)
These cards are two samples I created using new products that gave me the incentive to create my Christmas Cards this year.
My favorite medium is water coloring. The backgrounds on both cards were created using a new product (for me) called BRUSHO Crystal Colours by ColourCraft that produces an unique water color effect. All you do is sprinkle the crystals on water color paper and spray with water. The colors are very vivid so very little of the crystals goes a long way. The first card I used Cobalt Blue and the second card I used Turquoise.
(I wish my photography skills were better because the cards are so vivid and beautiful in person).
The new dies used: Funky Christmas Tree Die by Whimsy Stamps, Large MERRY word die by Whimsy Stamps also. The die Merry Christmas Tree is by Memory Box.
Although I didn’t share the inside of the cards I used a new stamp set called Sentiments by Neat and Tangled. I chose the Happy New Year sentiment for the inside. And sprinkled with snowflakes that matched the glitter paper on the front of the card.
From my stash: Glitzy Glitter Cardstock Stack by DCWV. Water Color paper (140 lb.) by CANSON. Card Base made from Recollections Cardstock Paper (110 lb.).
Sunday, October 25, 2015
One of my challenges I wanted to do was water color an image. I fell in love with Dancing Daphine and knew it was my challenge image. Clearly I wasn’t thinking about all the detail ha ha. I used two different mediums to get my results. Below are the supplies I used in detail.
Front: Prima 6x6 Watercolor Paper Pad (Image, border & flower)
Water Color Mediums: Prima Watercolor Pencils for Hair and skin tones
Derwent Inktense Pencils for image, shadow & border
Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders
Cas-ual Fri-Dies (4 Petals)
Sequins, Signo White Gel Pen, Tiny Rhinestones, & Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter
Inside: Mama Elephant (Birthday Wishes) Stamp
Thank You for Stopping by,
Monday, September 14, 2015
Can you believe it! I haven’t made a card since Valentine’s Day. Just a lot of life that needed my attention more so than crafting. I am not sure if I will be cranking out cards in the future. But I do need to make more Birthday and Thank You cards for my stash. And then I can post them to my Blog.
I will be taking another water color class very soon. I will be learning to use different mediums. Hopefully I will make some cards using the new techniques I learn.
The card today was made for my Grandson who turn 15 on 9/6/2015. Masculine cards are still a challenge for me especially for a teenager. I hope you like what I selected for my Grandson.
Digital Image and Sentiment by IMAGINE THAT DIGIS BY KRIS
Prisma Colored Pencils and Gamsol for the Image
Stickles, Glossy Accents, Sequins, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
Papers – My stash
Thank You stopping by, Fran
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Below are Valentine’s cards I made for my Hubby and grandsons. I really had a lot of fun making them. The card for my hubby is a shaker card (my first one). The two cards with the Bee and Frog are for my grandsons. Below each photo are the supplies I used to create the cards.
Dies by My Favorite Things: LOVE Centerpieces and Love & Adore You.
Paper and Sequins from my stash (sequins from Pretty Pink Posh).
Stamp Set by: Clearly Besotted called In Print. The body of the stamp is a finger print. You can use your own finger print or the one that comes with the stamp set.
Ink Pads by Mama Elephant: Mojito (green) & Buttercup
Card Base by Lawn Fawn: Sunflower & Freshly Cut Grass
Circle Die from my stash
Thank you for stopping by,
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Its been a while since I posted to my Blog. Seems like forever. I was in one of those creative slumps.
My Grandson’s Birthday was in January and I just knew that I wanted to make him a card. And his most favorite snack is ice cream. However, I really needed some inspiration and so I went YouTube hunting to watch one of my favorite greeting card designers, Jennifer McGuire. And on her YouTube channel I found a card where she made an ice cream cone. So I went shopping for all the supplies she used so I could make the ice cream cone she demonstrated. It goes without saying that once I watched Jennifer’s video I was inspired and ready to create again.
Supplies: Wendy Vecchi embossing paste used to make ice cream.
Distress Ink to color ice cream and cone.
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles to cut out green card stock.
Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp-Ice Cream Dream
Background is water colored. Sequins from my stash.
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!