Wednesday, January 10, 2018

7 Kids Guest post

Hi there!  I'm really pumped to have been given a guest spot this month for the 7 Kids Craft store design team!  If you have never been there, I suggest you head on over and check out the goodies they have.  Head here to take a peek.  Kelly is having a large clearance sale right now so be quick!

I decided to try something totally out of my comfort zone.  No line coloring with my Copics in a monochromatic color scheme.  Yikes!!  So here is the end result.

I started with a large piece of X-Press Blending cardstock.  I stamped the Mama Elephant Botanic Thanks in a Copic safe light tan ink onto the X-press It cardstock.  I then pulled out my selection of Copic markers.  For all of the flowers I used markers in the E5 series.  All of them from E50 to E59.  I just varied which ones I used on a particular flower and how much I used.  I was worried the leaves would get lost so I used W markers to color all the large leaves.  

I must say that I am extremely pleased with the results!  It did take me a little longer to color than anticipated but I think that was due to determining where flowers and leaves began/ended.  Now, what to do with this lovely??  I wanted to keep it simple so the flowers would take the centerpiece.  I used a new edge die from Lawn Fawn.  Oh so pretty yet simple!  I backed the white piece with foam tape and mounted it on to the brown patterned paper and then on to a brown card base.  The finished dimensions of the card are 6" by 4 5/8".  Here is a side view.  I was hoping to show the sparkle!

For a few final finishing touches I colored over all of the gray leaves with some Wink of Stella.  I also added some Nuvo drops in Copper Penny and Dark Walnut.  Don't forget to check out the 7 Kids Craft store!

I hope you have enjoyed my project today! 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Glorious in Green

Good evening my crafty peeps!  I am hopping on really quick to share the card I put together for the latest Monthly Mood Board challenge with Craftin Desert Divas.  I had a little extra time while being off for the holidays and I was excited to get a chance to play along.

All of the colored papers I used are from Stampin Up.  Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand.  All of the dies I used (frame, pinecone and greenery) are all from Craftin Desert Divas.  The frame is the Window Pane die and the pinecone/greenery is from the Winter Wonderland dies.

I stamped the two bears on Bristol paper and colored them with a waterbrush and dye inks.  The bear with the snowflake is from the Artic Pals set and the single bear is from the Chilly Set.  I do not have the matching dies for the bears so I fussy cut them out.    

The card base is Sahara Sand.  The lighter green is Mint Macaron.  Before I glued it to the card base, I randomly stamped the three largest snowflakes from the Chilly Set in the same color ink.  I glued the window pane in place using lots of foam tape for added dimension.  I then carefully arranged the greenery pices in two of the windows and some behind the bear on the top right.  Both bears were attached with foam tape.  

I stamped the sentiment from Happy Celebrations onto a piece of heavy vellum and embossed it in white.  I also cut a fishtail end to the right side.  I was afraid the vellum would get a little lost so I cut another piece of the dark green cardstock to put behind the vellum.  I then attached across the window.  Oh...I also used some Wink of Stella on both of the pinecones.  And that's a wrap!

If you get a chance to participate in the Craftin Desert Diva's challenge (#cddmonthly) it is going on all month.  Check their group out on Facebook here.  You kind find their online store here.

Thanks for stopping by!