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

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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

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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
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Monday, March 30, 2020

Super sweet New Release from Sherry West Art - Poppi Pokkadott!

Brand NEW Sherry West Art Release!
You can find her Etsy Shop here!


This adorable Sherry West image is called, Poppi Pokkadott
This little girl is made into a 3D image with added tulle at the bottom of her skirt

Dies Used:
Noor Crafts - (rectangle doily) - 6002/0147

Tim Holtz Sizzix - "Hello" - 660225

Sherry West Art image called Poppi Pokkadott available here

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

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Exotic Seaside - 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:

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Thank you for being a Rainbow on a Cloudy Day!

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: Rainbows

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 - Bluebird of Happiness
Dies used:
Marianne Design - doily - LR0571
Sizzix - tag

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Rainbow Skies available here

We Are 3 Digital Shop - Bluebird of Happiness - available here

We Are 3 Digital Sentiments - Rainbow Wishes available here
 

You can find the current Outlawz Saturday Paper a La Mode challenge here

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Think Positive and Stay Strong

This is my last post as a 7 Kids Crafts Design Team Member

I am using Stamping Bella - Mochi Girl Under the Weather
and Stamping Bella - Rosie and Bernie's Statue of Liberty
I made this card because the current situation with the Corona-virus that affects us all.
Cricut - Skyline

Prismacolor Pencils used on Statue of Liberty
943 - Burnt Ochre
907 - Peacock Green
1020 Celadon Green
910 - True Green
1084 - Ginger Root

 
 
We Are 3 Digital Paper - Springtime - available here.

We Are 3 Digital Sentiments - Encouraging Words (available March 30)


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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Thursday, March 26, 2020

You Light up my Life!

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. 


What i have created is a candle holder.  It measures 4" tall x 3.5" in diameter
The moon was stamped with VersaFine Clair - Morning Mist
The trees and fairy couple was stamped with Versa Fine Clair - Noturne
All of the stamps were embossed with clear embossing powder.

Moon - LAV431
Spring Trees - LAV168
Star Gazing - LAV266
 I added a tea light to show how it can light up.

I will be doing a live video showing how this candle holder was made today
in More Paper Fun Facebook Group. Click here to join this group.
Video tutorial can be found here

For this project, i used tissue paper.  I measured the height and around the outside to figure out how much tissue paper i needed.  I added 1" to the height so the excess can be folded over at the top and bottom.
I cut out a circle for a mask for the moon and placed that in the center of the tissue paper allow some space from the top. (the top 1/2" will be folded over into the glass candle holder at the end)
I made some clouds by using torn paper and distressed oxide ink.
I did the same thing for the mountains.
They are very, very subtle in this project.  If you want them more pronounced, i would suggest using darker ink.
*Tip.. i am using distressed oxide ink for the clouds and mountains and oxide ink reacts to water based products.
Once i have added the clouds and mountains to the entire tissue paper (with the exception of the moon mask),  i stamp the Lavinia stamps.
I did the moon first and then i used clear embossing powder right away.
A few things about stamping on tissue paper. 
1. It bleeds through and you will want to have something beneath the tissue paper so it won't transfer on any other part of your project or your work surface. If you used a work surface mat, you will want to wipe it up so it doesn't transfer to another part of your project.
2.  The tissue paper is so flimsy that it is hard to heat embossing because of the blowing.  So i recommend putting a piece of paper behind it as you heat set/emboss the image.
3. Make sure you do not have any other part of the tissue paper behind the embossing you are doing because the embossing will bleed through as well.

One thing i have not been able to figure out is how to layer embossing stamping.
If i didn't emboss the moon then the tree branches/fairy hat tip would show up better.  The fairy hat tip was drawn in after i embossed. The branches were too detailed to make it look good.  I really like the look of the embossed moon as it almost looks translucent and that would make a fun look from the candle light.  So based on that thought, you'd have to choose what is most important to you.
There might be other ways to accomplish a better look and i am interested to know other ideas.

Now you are ready to attach the tissue paper you created to the glass candle holder.
This is VERY fussy.
I use Mod Podge and put about 3" width on the glass candle holder to start.. i use a very thin coat.   I put the center of the paper down first because i want that part to be put on correctly.
ONCE LAID DOWN YOU CAN NOT LIFT IT UP.   It will tear.
Next i keep adding the mod podge and lay more of the paper down. Try to keep it as straight as possible.  You have a little bit of excess, but you need enough to fold over into the holder at the top and to wrap a bit on the bottom.  I don't let the back overlap too much as this will make it thicker and show up like a light shade does.  It's your preference.  I cut the paper back at the seam when it is wet being careful not to cut the paper underneath.  
This look will not be smooth.  It will have slight wrinkles.  Let it dry before you seal the seam or fold the top and bottom over.   To do this you will need a bottle to prop it up with so it doesn't touch the work surface.
Now that it is dry... you can add some mod podge inside the rim and tuck in the excess on top. Next can repeat that to the bottom folding it under.
Let that dry in the same manner by propping it on a bottle.
Once that is dry.  You will be sealing the outside with Mod Podge.
 *Tip about using ModPodge to the outside:
1. You will need a very soft bristle brush.
NOT those sponge brushes..it will rip up your tissue paper.
2. Mod Podge is waterbased and so is your Oxide ink.  I didn't have a lot of bleeding, but i didn't use a lot of ink.  However, the ink can "bleed" to your brush and can rub the colors to a different area, so just pay attention.  Overall, it worked fine. 
Completely cover the tissue paper, again the mod podge doesn't need to be a thick coat.
Let it dry on the bottle.
For some added fun, i added Alchemy Art Wax - Old Denim on the top rim and bottom.
I also pulled out some felt and cut out a circle for the base (i actually used a die circle to cut out my felt).  I used my Xyron to attach the felt to the bottom of the base. 



Lavinia World Products Used 
 




Chipped Sapphire
Faded Jeans  
Mermaid Lagoon
Broken China
Weathered Wood

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