Thursday, April 9, 2020

Be Happy

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.

 Lavinia World Challenge has a
NEW Facebook group called, Anything Lavinia (click here
 another place where you can enter the Lavinia World Challenge.
With one exception...

Your card/project must include anything Lavinia (stamps, papers)
if added to the Anything Lavinia Facebook group. 


For my project, I used
Bee - LAV132
Dandelions - LAV166
Spring Trees - LAV168
Fairy Hive - LAV503
See a Fairy Sentiment - LAV485

Side view

First step in this project:
I cut a piece of watercolor paper and got it wet.  Then i stamped
the dandelions in two color inks
Distress Oxide - Pumice Stone
Distress Oxide - Weathered Wood
Then i took the smallest stamp (leaves) from Lavinia Stamps - Spring Trees
and stamped randomly with:
Distress Oxide - Scattered Straw
Distress Oxide - Shabby Shutters
Catherine Pooler - Aquatini
Then i stamped Fairy Hive and one Bee with VersaFine Clair - Nocturne
I used Tim Holtz Sizzix 660220 to cut out the "honey comb"
I needed a reverse bee to add to the bottom right side of the hive.
So what i did was stamp on to a back of a red rubber stamp i had (that wasn't attached to a block).
I took the red rubber (that i stamped the bee onto)
and stamped it on another piece of watercolor scrap.
I hand cut out the bee and attached it to the front with foam tape.
At this time, I inked the edges with Pumice Stone and Weathered Wood.
(i inked the edges more later)
I added a bit of Prismacolor pencil to the bee's body, roof, heart and the window stones
I added a bit of hologram glitter paint to the bee's wings
Now to prepare the base.

What i did in photos:
I purchased a wooden wood wall art from a charity shop
I printed off some digital paper - We Are 3 Digital Paper - Nature Blends
and i used a scrap of We Are 3 Digital Paper - Hello
I used mod podge and attached the digital paper on top of the wooden wall art
Once that dried i stamped the paper with Lavinia Stamps sentiment See A Fairy
I added the We Are 3 Digital Paper - Hello scrap
to the back of the Fairy Hive stamped project with Mod Podge
Then i added a layer of Mod Podge to the back of the Fairy Hive stamped project .
Then i attached and burnished that to the front (on top of the aqua digital paper)
Once that dried, i added Mod Podge to the entire front, including the foam taped bee.
*Tip.  This digital paper was printed on an Ink Jet printer so the paper is waterbased
and the ink will bleed..just pay attention to where you put your brush because it will transfer the ink to the Fairy Hive.  You can see that the aqua paper intensifies because of the Mod Podge.

Once this is dried i added more Distress Ink to the edges
This time i added:
Distress Oxide - Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Oxide - Black Soot
I also used Art Alchemy Wax - Firebird

That's it.  I love how these stamps are so detailed! 
And how i could "blur" the dandelions to have them look like they are in the background.


Lavinia World Products Used 

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

   Challenges

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Rustic Christmas Greetings

I love seeing Christmas cards every day, do you?

Kerst Christmas Facebook Group has a challenge monthly.
You can share ANY Christmas cards and have a chance to win prizes, too!

Kerst Christmas Facebook Sponsors this month
Here is my DT card using Sheepski Designs - Curly

Dies used
Marianne Design - Poinsettia - LR0435
DooHickey - foliage
 
We Are 3 Digital Paper - Trees - available here

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Brick Fire Station - available here

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Bird's View - available here

Please visit us at Kerst Christmas Facebook Group here


I am the owner of We Are 3 Digital Shop 
and would love to invite you to We Are 3 Digital Shop Facebook Group!

Challenges:

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Freebie Alert - 7 Kids Store, Stay at Home

Something new at 7 Kids Store and it's FREE


I am using a 7 Kids Store image called, Stay Home
So pretty!

Colored with Copics and Prismacolor pencils

Dies used:
Sizzix Tim Holtz -  Mixed Media Thinlets

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Canvas & Watercolor - available here.

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Cone Flower Love - 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:

Springtime Hugs

Ching Chou Kuik's April Challenge just started!
The theme this month is "Animals"

You can find the blog challenge by clicking here!

Here is my card using Ching Chou Kuik image, Sakura in March greyscale


I have used Prismacolor Pencils to color this image.


Dies used:
Marianne Designs - (arch) LR0276
Marianne Designs - (floral flourish) LR0249

Ching Chou Kuik image - Sakura in March 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 - Delightful Dragonflies available here.


Thank you for stopping by today!

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Springtime Wishes

Did some fussy cutting.. it's hard to see that i layered the duck and some flowers.
I am loving the We Are 3 Digital Paper - Springtime



This card was made with two sheets from We Are 3 Digital Paper - Springtime


We Are 3 Digital Paper - Springtime - 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, April 3, 2020

Hope Anchors the Soul

Ching Chou Kuik's April Challenge just started!
The theme this month is "Animals"

This month Ching Chou is offering a Free image to anyone participating in the April Challenges on Facebook or on the Ching Chou Kuik Blog

You can find the blog challenge by clicking here!

Here is my card using Ching Chou Kuik image, Calla Lily Valley (Freebie to those participating in the Ching Chou Kuik Challenges on the Blog and in the Facebook group)

I have used Prismacolor Pencils to color this image.
I have also use:
Stamperia's Mask/Stencil
Alchemy Art Wax - Brushed Iron & Indian Pink

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 - Romantic Hearts available here.

We Are 3 Digital Sentiments - Hope available here


Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

My Best Friend!

My computer got repaired in February when this was due.
I was able to put it in the challenges, but couldn't make a blog post.
So it set in a pile of "To Do"...and month later i am sharing it.
I created this card for the February Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge.


I am using an All Dressed Up image called, My Best Friend found here
She is so sweet!

She was colored with Distress Oxide ink, Copics and Prismacolor pencils

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Sweetheart - available here

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Pinkalicious - available here

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Dog Love - 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:

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Thank you to all of the Healthcare Workers!!

How exciting to share two Sherry West Art images today!

You can find Sherry West Art  Etsy Shop here!


This beautiful Sherry West image is called, Nurse Nightingale

Dies Used:
Marianne Designs -(square doily) - LR0571
DooHickey - red doily
Cherry Lynn - hearts


Sherry West Art image called Nurse Nightingale available here
Come and visit Sherry West Art Facebook Group here
We Are 3 Digital Paper- Roses are Red - available here

 We Are 3 Digital Sentiments - All Occasion - 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:

Freebie Alert from Sherry West Art - Miss Scrubs

It is a special day, Sherry West Art is offering a Freebie in her Facebook Group
Come and visit Sherry West Art Facebook Group here
You can find Sherry West Art Etsy Shop here!


This Sherry West image is called, Miss Scrubs

Dies Used:
Marianne Designs - Tags


Sherry West Art image called Miss Scrubs (Freebie) available here
Come and visit Sherry West Art Facebook Group here

We Are 3 Digital Paper- Nature Blends - available here

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Watercolor Delight - available here

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Lined Paper - available here

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Dreamy Creamy - 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:

You make me happy when skies are gray

Do you love card sketches?
Wednesday Outlawz Challenges has a new sketch that will inspire you!
It's a two week challenge and starts today!

Each month Outlawz Challenges - Wednesday Sketches has a sponsor!
This month the sponsor is:
Jan's Digi Stamps

You can find this wonderful shop by clicking here!

Here is my card for you today using April Showers available here.
I printed this image on gray paper and used Prismacolor pencils to color it.

Outlawz Challenges - Wednesday Sketch
We Are 3 Digital Paper - Rainy Days available here

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Watercolor Delight available here

You can find the current Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge here

Outlawz Challenges also have a Facebook Fan Club
Visit us here!

Challenges: