Thursday, April 23, 2020

Thank You!

Well it has been a strange few weeks, I have been doing some crafting and coloring bits & pieces.  Putting projects together has been a bit more challenging though.  I did get inspired to make this card however, and I am happy to see that it works for both Simon Says Stamp Challenges this week.  Monday Challenge - create a scene and Wednesday challenge flower power

I started this one by coloring a bunch of the die cut pieces from the Tim Holtz Funky Foliage thinlits set from Sizzix.  I used a combination of copics, prismacolor pencils & distress ink on these pieces.  For the background piece I used the Tim Holtz 3-d texture fades Lumber, I just love 3-d embossing folders, they create such gorgeous backgrounds. I started with Neenah smooth desert sand paper and used distress inks to color it (vintage photo, walnut stain, ground espresso & black soot).

The greeting is from another Tim Holtz Sizzix die set called Celebrate, I cut it out 3 times and stacked it together and colored it with copic markers YG93, YG95 & YG25.

I'm not going to list the colors I used for each individual flower but here is a list of copics & prismacolor pencils I used.  Copics - E42, E43, E59, YG93, BG01, BG11, BG15, YR21 & R14.
Pencils periwinkle, light blue, goldenrod, Sepia, tuscan red, crimson lake, poppy red, moss green & sienna brown.  I also edged everything with vintage photo distress ink.

I had quite a bit of fun making this project, hopefully I will have time to make a couple more cards this week. 

I really hope everyone is staying safe & healthy.
Until next time, happy crafting

Sunday, April 12, 2020


So I have been doing the daily coloring challenge again and creating more pieces to make into cards.  I decided to take a couple of images I have done and make them into a card for the Simon Says Monday Challenge Add Texture.

I started by layering a few different patterned papers and then popping the greeting and the gal up on foam dots and adding some rhinestones.  It's a simple card but I kind of find myself in a bit of a creative slump right now...anyone one else feeling that way.

Updated info - The Groovy diecut was cut out on my Cricut Explore Air 2 and is from the Groovy Times cartridge.  I switched most of it to dray and colored it with copic marker (Y19, YG25, BG18, BG15 & YR09).  The girl character stamp is from the Kindred Stamps Teen Detective set and I used copic markers to color this image as well (E0000, E000, E00, V04, V05, V12, V15, V17, YR09, YR16, YR18, YG23 & YG25)  as well as Copic Multiliner Wine & a Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen.  I also used an old Stampin Up stamp set to add the flowers and dotted circles to the yellow patterned paper.  I think the name of that stamp set is "seeing dots".  The patterned paper is mostly from old Bo Bunny 6x6 paper pads, except the tiny blue piece at the front which is from the "Teen detective paper that came in the box set.  Finally finished it off with a bunch of rhinestones!

I'm guessing it has to do with the state of the way the world is right now.  Hope everyone out there is doing well, staying safe & healthy.

I'll be back in a bit to add a few more details, just wanted to get this up before it was too late!