Monday, September 16, 2019

Do you love to read books?

I have been making ATC (Artist Trading Cards)
with 7 Kids Crafts Facebook group members monthly.
This month the theme is anything goes.

For my ATC i created the girl shown on my card.
I like to use my finished ATC on a card.

I am using Picket Fence Studios - Fran Girl stamp

The stamp is a girl reading a book,
so i thought i would stamp this image on a page from a book.
I used Versa Clair Ink - Twilight
Then i colored in the stamped image with Prismacolor Pencils

Dies used:
Memory Box - cut out
Sizzix - tag

Scrap FX - chipboard (different selections at 7 Kids Craft Store)

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

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Just Autumn - available here

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Written Word - 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:


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Botan Peony two ways using vellum!

Check out the Outlawz Monthly Challenge called:
Crash Your Stash

 What is it all about?
The purpose of this Challenge is to encourage you
 to use those items that are no longer trending
 and probably stashed away in a drawer.
So each month, on the 15th, 
we will tell you what item 
we want you to pull from your stash and use!
This month the challenge is to use "vellum"
I am using a  Picket Fence Studios stamp - Bokan Peony
I made this card two ways, first i stamped and embossed vellum using
VersaClair Ink - Morning Mist for both cards.
Then for this card i used a black sparkle embossing powder


I used:
We Are 3 Digital Paper - Once Upon a Time for the background


For the second card, after stamping it with VersaClair - Morning Mist, i used a white sparkle embossing powder and colored it with Prismacolor pencils

We Are 3 Digital Paper-  Dreamy Creamy - available here.

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Birthday Bouquet available here

Don't forget, We Are 3 Digital Shop sponsors
Outlawz Challenge - Crash Your Stash 
 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, September 14, 2019

I love tree scenes.. and bird houses

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: Trees

Outlawz Challenges - Paper a La Mode's sponsor this month is:

Here is my card for you today using Ann's Digital - Bird House
Dies used:
Memory Box/Poppy Stamps - Leaves

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Textures available here

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Once Upon a Time available here

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Dog Love available here

You can find the current Outlawz Saturday Paper a La Mode challenge here
Outlawz Challenges also have a Facebook Fan Club
Visit us here!

Challenges:

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Mixed Media Altered Frame and Lavinia Stamps - Mirrored Image

Lavinia Stamps had a new release this month!
I have seen the new dragon called, Mideela (small) used on a sample card
making the images mirror each other and make a heart.
My friend was curious as to how to create this look.

If you remember, earlier this summer i made a Lavinia shaker card.
I stamped a tiny stamp called, Forager Fairy inside of the shaker acrylic.
What i didn't realize, is that it gave me a mirrored stamped image.

So when i tried to find the original card showing the dragons making a heart.
I couldn't find the original source, but i looked close and decided it
might be the acrylic she stamped on.
So....i gave it a try.
Except, there is a few things i learned along the way.
How i made this stamped image:
I stamped with Stazon Pigment - Piano Black onto a recycled acrylic packaging.
*** If you make a mistake, you can "erase" it with rubbing alcohol.
Other inks seem to slide and i didn't get a good image.

I ended up using a charity frame i had that was circular.
I could have stamped on the glass frame, but decided, 
the images would be protected better being under the glass.

So first thing is to cut the acrylic to the size you need for your frame.
Place this acrylic on a piece of white paper.. it lets you see what you are doing better.
Then another tip, get that plastic your stamp comes on.  
The one with the stamped image.
You can use that under the acrylic.  I suggest putting that stamped example that came with your stamp, under the left side the acrylic.  
I eyed it, but you might want to draw a pencil line to find the center on the white paper under the acrylic. 
Now you can put the stamp on the acrylic block and put it on the acrylic with out the ink so that you can do some tweaking before you stamp.
 Then once i was satisfied with the positioning, i taped down the prestamped dragon under the acrylic. Then i taped the acrylic down too. 
Now you can ink and stamp.  
If you aren't happy, you can "erase" with rubbing alcohol.

Once you get the right side stamped, and it is dried, you can flip the acrylic over.
I lined up the stamped image to the stamped example...and then i stamped again.

Sounds like a lot, but once you do it one time, you will remember how to do it the next time.

I used my Zig black pen/marker to touch up any imperfections that weren't a big deal.



I have used the following Lavinia Stamps:
Mideela (small dragon)
Dragon Stone Castle (my favorite)
Sentiment - Embrace Your Dreams


Supplies used: (many items i purchased at 7 Kids Craft Store)
Charity Frame
Acrylic recycled from packaging
Black Gesso
Art Alchemy Wax
Scrap FX - Moon Chipboard
MitForm Castings - Steampunk Gear
Stazon Pigment Ink - Piano Black (for acrylic)
Versa Clair - Morning Mist (for paper background)
Nuvo Drops - Dirty Bronze

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Fairy Background - available here.

A step by step in photos:
Charity Frame and Recycled acrylic

Stamped dragons on acrylic, Black Gesso on frame and chipboard.
Chipboard was gray.

Putting waxes on frame and chipboard.
Printed off digital paper and stamped images with Versa Clair - Morning Mist.
Inked around the edges and added some black "clouds/mountains".


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:
Lavinia World - Challenge #9

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Fall Colors Blowing in the Wind...

Ching Chou Kuik's September Challenge theme is "Fall/Fall Colors"

You can find the blog challenge by clicking here!

Here is my card using Ching Chou Kuik image, Blowing in the Wind

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

Ching Chou Kuik image - Blowing in the Wind 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 - Dreamy Creamy available here.

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Dog Love available here.


We Are 3 Digital Paper - Autumn Woodland available here.


Thank you for stopping by today!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Just Waiting

This weekend at Passionate Paper Creations our sponsor is:
SheepSki
You can find their shop by clicking "here"

Today i am sharing a card using SheepSki Designs - Waiting img 156

Colored with Prismacolor Pencils
 
You can follow Passionate Paper Creations on Facebook by clicking here.

I am also using:
 We Are 3 Digital Paper - Christmas Magic available here

Please join us We Are 3 Digital Shop Facebook Group here

Challenges:

Friday, September 6, 2019

Choo Choo Train

One of my grandkids favorite toys was a Tonka Truck that
they could ride.  So far 3 of my grandkids have loved it.
I am saving it for the last 2 grandkids to enjoy.

Here is my card using Conie Fong Image - Choo Choo Train

Dies used:
Memory Box - Addington Collage
Martha Stewart Punch - train

Conie Fong Art and Design image -Choo Choo Train - available here
 
Conie Fong Art and Design's September Challenge is Anything Goes 
with the option of Purple and Yellow.
Check out her facebook group by clicking here and you will find some freebies, too!

Conie Fong Art and Design Etsy Store- Click here!


We Are 3 Digital Paper - Just a Song - available here
 
We Are 3 Digital Paper -  Howdy - available here
 Challenges: