Saturday, February 15, 2020

We love a bit of sparkle, don't we?

Do you love playing with paper?
Every other Saturday, Outlawz Challenges has a "Paper a La Mode" challenge
that will inspire you to use your paper!
This two week theme is: Here's to Girls

Outlawz Challenges - Paper a La Mode's sponsor this month is:
You can find this shop by clicking here!

Here is my card for you today using We Are 3 Digital Shop - Happiness is
Dies used:
Memory Box - Sunflower
Memory Box - Collage cut out

We Are 3 Digital Shop - Happiness Is - available here

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Miss Daisy - available here

We Are 3 Digital Sentiments - Magical Sparkle - available here


You can find the current Outlawz Saturday Paper a La Mode challenge here
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Friday, February 14, 2020

Gorgeous Basket of Flowers, Just for You!

Totally in love with the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace monthly club
I joined in January so i could get this awesome die.
This card folds flat and pops up when taken out of the envelope.

Close up


I am using two Lavinia Stamps:
Aerial (small) - LAV473
Woodland Hares - LAV409
Dies used:
Spellbinders - Amazing Paper Grace - January Die of the Month
DOMAPG-JAN20

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Floral Burst - available here.

We Are 3 Digital Shop is sponsoring Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge!
Come and share your card/project with them by clicking here.
I would love for you to visit We Are 3 Digital Shop Facebook group and share your cards/projects created with We Are 3 Digital Shop paper/images and sentiments.  
Visit us by clicking here!

Click here for the We Are 3 Etsy Store link

Challenges:


Love begins with a wet nose...

Something brand new at 7 Kids Store!
The Colorado Craft Company is a wonderful addition to 7 Kids Store.

I am using Colorado Craft Company stamp called, Man's Best Friend
(15 stamps in the set - 2 images and 12 sentiments and one paw)

Colored this image with Oxide Ink and Prismacolor pencil on watercolor paper 140#

Dies used:
Noor Design foliage
Marianne Designs - doily

 
 
We Are 3 Digital Paper - Enchanted - available here.

I would love for you to visit We Are 3 Digital Shop Facebook group and share your cards/projects created with We Are 3 Digital Shop paper/images and sentiments.  
Visit us by clicking here!

Click here for the We Are 3 Etsy Store link

Challenges:

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Lavinia Stamps and a Canvas Bag

Hello everyone and happy Thursday!! 
It’s time for a new Lavinia World Challenge featuring Lavinia stamps.
          We are a bi-weekly Challenge Blog and the theme will be Anything Goes using stamps
(either rubber or clear, but no digi stamps). 
                               Details are found under the "rules" tab on the Challenge Blog.

Something New!
Beginning with Lavinia Challenge #14, 
our NEW Anything Lavinia Facebook group (click here
is also a place where you may post your cards/projects 
to enter our Lavinia World Challenges. 
Your projects are anything goes if added to the Challenge Blog,  
however your card/project must include anything Lavinia (stamps, papers)
if added to the Anything Lavinia Facebook group. 


For my project, I used
The stamp was stamped with VersaFine Clair - Nocturne

I wanted to do something different for this challenge. I had seen a beautiful butterfly on a canvas bag on facebook and i thought, i think i can create that idea using this gorgeous Lavinia Stamp.
What you need to know is this is an extra large butterfly/moth.  It measures about 5" tall with a wing span of 4.5". 
Also canvas has raised threads so you will not get a solid inked image.  It's cool though.
I used a Misti platform for this but not in the way you are suppose to use a Misti.
The canvas bag with a zipper doesn't lay flat to stamp inside of a Misti.  So i taped the bag to my work space and then i used the Misti acrylic "block" top backwards.  
So instead of the top folding in, i had it fold/swing out.
You are going to think, "how is that different than just using an acrylic block", right?  Well, i taped the base of Misti down also so it couldn't move, but i could still use the top and i could re-stamp two times without anything moving.  yay!
Now that is was stamped.. it looked cool without coloring it, but i chose to try a few things.
First i used Oxide inks as watercolors, by stamping my work base with the ink and adding water.  The center of the moth/butterfly was more solid than i wanted, so i started to use a lighter color for the wings.  I tried Copics on the outside of the wings, but i am not sure that the VersaFine Clair ink is compatible to the nibs of the Copics.  So i used Prismacolor pencils for the highlights.  As it turns out, Oxide ink and Prismacolor pencils are my choice of mediums.
I used Oxide ink around the butterfly/moth as well.
I used my heat gun to make sure it was dry and i started randomly embroidering around the moth/butterfly.
This bag will be a fun to use for a quick on the go bag...for walks etc.


Lavinia World Products Used 


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                                                 I can't wait to see what you create!!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Key of Love is...

Have you entered the Ching Chou Kuik's February Challenge?
The theme this month is "Love, Valentine's Day, For Someone Special"

You can find the blog challenge by clicking here!

Here is my card using Ching Chou Kuik image, Key of Love grayscale
This is a slider card- here is what it looks like opened:

I have used Prismacolor Pencils to color this image.
You can visit my blog for more info here.

Ching Chou Kuik image - Key of Love grayscale available here.

Did you know there is a Ching Chou Kuik Challenge on Facebook also?
Click here to see the Ching Chou Kuik Facebook challenge!

You can see all of Ching Chou Kuick's beautiful images at her Etsy Store called, Gjzcck.
Click here to visit her store!

I am also using:
We Are 3 Digital Paper - Framed Neutral available here.


We Are 3 Digital Paper - Pretty Kitty available here.


Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, February 10, 2020

A Heart for you for Valentine's Day!

I am so delighted to share Sherry West's images on my blog!
You can find her Etsy Shop here!

I have made a Mixed Media wall hanging.. it's not a card. :)

This adorable Sherry West image is called, A Heart for You
How i made this Mixed Media wall hanging. 
I recycled a wooden "wood" wall hanging by using Mod Podge as glue
and adhering the digital paper to the top.
I pulled out some Lindy Magical Powder i shook a tiny amount of the powder at the top of the
project and slightly sprayed the powder to get the fun color.
Digital Paper also reacts to water so i was careful not to spray too much, but it does change the look of the paper too.
I pulled out Studio Light Essentials Mask and some molding paste and added the beautiful design to the left side.
Next i did some stamping using Tim Holtz stamps.
As i was waiting for the paper and stencil to dry,
I printed off Sherry West Art image and colored her with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils.
I cut her out and set her aside.
Now that the top was dry, I used Ranger Oxide, Faded Jeans and Black Soot to distress the edges.
I also used Art Alchemy Firebird Wax to high light the edges and the top of the stencil.

Now i used another layer of Mod Podge to seal the top.
Once that was dry i put some Mod Podge on the back of the image and adhered her to the front.
When the image was dry i added another layer of Mod Podge to the top of the image to seal it.
Now to go digging in my stash to add some fun mixed media items. 
I pulled out several things and used black gesso to cover everything but the gems and the key.  I also die cut the chandelier 2 times from a cereal box and glued those together to make it thicker and covered it with black gesso too.
I pulled out another wax from Art Alchemy called Old Denim and high lighted those pieces.
I used tacky glue to adhere all of those fun elements!

Dies Used:
Memory Box - Graceful Chandelier


Sherry West Art image called A Heart for You available here

Come and visit Sherry West Art Facebook Group here

We Are 3 Digital Paper- Pinkalicious - available here

I would love for you to visit We Are 3 Digital Shop Facebook group and share your cards/projects created with We Are 3 Digital Shop paper/images and sentiments.  
Visit us by clicking here!

Click here for the We Are 3 Etsy Store link

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

It's Valentine Week!

Stamping Bella's new release is so cute!
I was inspired to make this background by watching
my design team mate Marcia's7 Kids Video using paper and oxide ink.
You can watch her video here.


I am using a Stamping Bella mage called, Bundle Girl with Falling Hearts
She is so adorable!

Dies used:
Marianne Designs - Lace Border - LR0508
Marianne Designs - Corner - LR0484

7 Kids Craft Shop
Products used:
Stamping Bella
Lavinia Stamps - Forest Scene LAV524


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We Are 3 Digital Paper - Pastel Burlap - available here. (background)

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Sweet Sounds available here. (paper pieced outfit)

I would love for you to visit We Are 3 Digital Shop Facebook group and share your cards/projects created with We Are 3 Digital Shop paper/images and sentiments.  
Visit us by clicking here!

Click here for the We Are 3 Etsy Store link

Challenges:


Saturday, February 8, 2020

Basket of Love

I am so delighted to share Sherry West's images on my blog!
You can find her Etsy Shop here!

This adorable Sherry West image is called, Apples Country Girl
 
Colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Copics

Dies Used:
Noor Craft - Square Doily

Sherry West Art image called Apples Country Girl available here


Come and visit Sherry West Art Facebook Group here
We Are 3 Digital Paper- Romantic Hearts - available here

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Exotic Seaside - available here

We Are 3 Digital Printables - Silhouette Valentines - available here

I would love for you to visit We Are 3 Digital Shop Facebook group and share your cards/projects created with We Are 3 Digital Shop paper/images and sentiments.  
Visit us by clicking here!

Click here for the We Are 3 Etsy Store link

Challenges:

Friday, February 7, 2020

Puppy Love!

Sweet November February release is so darling!
It is called Puppy Love and you can find the entire collection here!!


I am using Sweet November Puppy Love called,  Robin and Baskin
It's adorable!
This image was colored with Oxide inks, Prismacolor Pencil and Copics.
Die used:
Papertrey Ink - Love
Noor Crafts - circle frame/doily

7 Kids Craft Shop
Products used:
Sweet November Puppy Love - Baskin and Robin available here


Follow 7 Kids Crafts on
Facebook
 
 
We Are 3 Digital Paper -  Dog Love - available here.

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Romantic Hearts available here

I would love for you to visit We Are 3 Digital Shop Facebook group and share your cards/projects created with We Are 3 Digital Shop paper/images and sentiments.  
Visit us by clicking here!

Click here for the We Are 3 Etsy Store link

Challenges:

Happy Anniversary!

Something brand new at 7 Kids Store!
The Colorado Craft Company is a wonderful addition to 7 Kids Store.


I am using Colorado Craft Company stamp called, Man's Best Friend
(15 stamps in the set - 2 images and 12 sentiments and one paw)
Colored this image with Oxide Ink and Prismacolor pencil on watercolor paper 140#

Dies used:
Noor Design foliage
Marianne Designs - twig

 
 
We Are 3 Digital Paper - Enchanted - available here.

I would love for you to visit We Are 3 Digital Shop Facebook group and share your cards/projects created with We Are 3 Digital Shop paper/images and sentiments.  
Visit us by clicking here!

Click here for the We Are 3 Etsy Store link

Challenges: